EMERITUS
MENTORS A number of our past mentors, whilst having retired from regular mentoring, are available for specific and bespoke engagements where their broad experience can add real value for the next generation of leaders.

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Experienced Chairman: Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Private Sector

  • 41 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in financial services, engineering, private equity, government, media
  • Experience as Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Finance Committee member, Management Development Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Risk Committee member, Strategy Committee member

Current Positions

Dr André Lévy-Lang is the Founder and Chair of Institut Louis Bachelier, a research network, Chairman of Les Echos SAS and a Board member of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales.

Industry Knowledge

Dr André Lévy-Lang was the CEO of the Paribas Group, a position he held until 1999 when Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) acquired Paribas to create BNP-Paribas. He was also Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association and was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association (MEDEF). He has held Directorships on the Boards of Péchiney SA, Elf Aquitaine SA, Finaxa, Schlumberger Limited, Dexia SA and Assurances Générales de France (AGF, now part of Allianz SE) and SCOR SE.

André began his career with the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA - the French atomic energy commission) then joined Schlumberger Limited where he held various engineering, marketing and management positions in France and the United States.

Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive of GlaxoSmithKline. He currently serves as Chairman of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital and Chairman for Omnicyte Ltd.  Sir Richard is also Chairman of The UK Stem Cell Foundation and on the International Advisory Board, of A*Star Biomedical Research Council, Singapore and Chancellor of Brunel University.

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Hans Dalborg

Hans Dalborg

Hans Dalborg is currently Honorary Chairman of Nordea Bank. Hans has been Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Uppsala University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), ÅF Group and the hi-tech company IZettle.

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Laura Cha, GBM, GBS, JP

Laura Cha, GBM, GBS, JP

Laura Cha is Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and Chairman of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd. She is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc. and the London Metal Exchange Limited.

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Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding is Senior Independent Director at Vodafone Group and Queen’s Trustee on the Board of Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Val was formerly CEO of Bupa, Chairman of Premier Farnell plc, and Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK.

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