Chairman Mentors International developed and pioneered the mentoring of CEOs and board level executives in international companies. With over 17 years experience and still solely focussed on mentoring, we are truly global leaders.
"The mentoring relationship is typically one of sounding board and trusted confidant. Personal chemistry is vital and relevant experience essential for the interaction to be both valuable and engaging. It is a two-way exchange where each benefits, both professionally and personally, from the conversation."
"For me, absolute trust sits at the heart of a good mentoring relationship. CEOs can often feel lonely, and mentoring provides the opportunity for them to share very private questions and concerns with somebody whose judgement, professional experience and integrity they respect."
"I mentor for CMi because they offer me the opportunity to engage with great executives who aim to become even better at leading large global companies. The format, level and content suits both parties and it is rewarding to accompany a CEO or CEO candidate on the journey towards improved and sustainable value creation."
The CMi mentoring is rewarding for both parties. It offers a secure environment to discuss complex questions in absolute confidence. Mentees have a unique opportunity from those meetings to explore different strategies."
Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems plc
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An unrivalled team of individuals with expertise across almost all business sectors and with experience of most business situations.
Our Mentors serve or have served on boards spanning 33 countries
Thomas Thune Andersen is Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group UK and is Chairman of Ørsted AS, ranked as the most sustainable company in the world in 2020.
Thomas Thune Andersen
Vindi Banga's current appointments include Senior Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc and the Confederation of British Industry.
Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited (Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited).
Daniel Bernard is Vice Chairman of CapGemini and Permanent Representative on the Board of Peugeot SA. He was previously the Chairman of Kingfisher and CEO and Chairman of Carrefour.
Sir Donald Brydon is currently Chairman of Sage Group plc. He was previously Chairman of London Stock Exchange.
Sir Donald Brydon CBE
Sir Roger Carr is Chairman of BAE Systems plc. He has been Chairman of Centrica plc, Cadbury plc and President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Sir Roger Carr
The Honourable Laura Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong.
The Honourable Laura Cha
Victor Chu is the Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm.
Our Mentees are a group of talented individuals who have been assisted in their business career by CMi. A typical CMi mentoring relationship lasts 2-3 years.
CMi has provided over 280 independent engagements to date
External mentoring for over 140 Chairmen, CEOs and CFOs
Our mentees are based in 33 countries across 4 continents
13th January 2020: MW&L Capital Partners (MW&L) has today announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Chairman Mentors International (CMi), the market leader in the provision of Chairman mentoring services to senior corporate executives. MW&L will invest in the business, consolidating CMi’s leadership position in this fast-growing area of executive development, and supporting the franchise as it continues to expand internationally and across business sectors.
Over his many years in executive search, Krister saw first-hand the challenges faced by senior management when they stepped up to the biggest roles in the business world. This experience inspired him to create CMi – the world's leading organisation dedicated to mentoring top executives.
In 2002, Krister left executive search to form a small group of international Chairmen offering mentoring services to new - and aspiring - CEOs. This unique concept quickly became established and CMi grew steadily year on year, with more Mentors and more clients, covering more countries.
17 years later, CMi is a truly global business with 62 international Mentors serving on Boards in over 33 countries, with more than 300 clients from every corner of the globe.
Krister was an extraordinary individual who created an exceptional and unique concept. He has left a lasting legacy that continues to flourish.