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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.

Professor Dr Óscar Fanjul

Professor Dr Óscar Fanjul

Experience as Chairman and CEO

  • 25 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Experience in energy, oil & gas, utilities, financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods
  • Experience as an Audit Committee Chair, Nomination and Compensation Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Executive Committee member, Management Development Committee member, Strategy Committee member, Sustainability Committee member

Current Positions

He is Vice Chairman at LafargeHolcim and at Ferrovial. He remains Honorary Chairman of Repsol. Oscar Fanjul is currently the Vice Chairman of Omega Capital and is also a Non-Executive Director of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. 

Industry Knowledge

Oscar Fanjul has been Chairman Founder and CEO of Repsol. He has also been Chairman of the NH Hotels Group, of Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico and of Deoleo. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group, Unilever, Areva, BBVA and Acerinox.

Oscar started his career at the National Institute of Industry and has also worked at the Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros. He also served as Secretary General and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Energy for Spain (1983-1984).

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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Sir Tom McKillop

Sir Tom McKillop

Sir Tom McKillop was previously CEO of Astra Zeneca, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland and a Non-Executive Director of BP. He is currently Vice-Chairman of Almirall SA, an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Spain. 

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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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