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Charles Allen

Charles Allen

Lord Allen of Kensington, CBE

Experienced Chairman: FTSE, Nasdaq, Private Equity, Private Company, Public Sector, Third Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 32 years of senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in hotels, catering, food production, broadcasting, TV production, radio, cable, music, retail, manufacturing, technology, leisure, gaming and B2B services
  • Experience as Chief Operating Officer, Business Development Chair, Remuneration Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair and Non-Executive Director
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Current Positions

Charles Allen (Lord Allen of Kensington CBE) is currently the Chairman of Global Media and Entertainment (Classic FM, Capital, Heart, Smooth, LBC, X Radio, LBC, Gold and Outdoor), Chairman of ISS A/S, a global-facilities services company providing cleaning, support services, property management, catering and securities services, and Advisory Chairman of Moelis & Co., a global independent investment bank. 

Industry Knowledge

Professional experience from positions in the entertainment, catering and finance industries at, among others, EMI Music Group (Executive Chair), 2 Sisters Food Group (Chairman), Virgin Media (Non-Executive Director) and Goldman Sachs as a Senior Advisor providing advice and support to the private-equity portfolio and to the banking business. Lord Allen has 21 years of senior leadership positions including CEO positions within ITV plc, Granada Group plc and Compass Group plc.

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Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman is currently Chair of Electrolux AB, Upplands Motor Holding AB, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. He is also Board member of Atlas Copco AB where he chairs the Audit committee.

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Sir Michael (Mike) Rake FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael (Mike) Rake FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael Rake served as the Chairman of BT Group plc, as the International Chairman of KPMG, Chairman of Worldpay Group plc and as Chairman of EasyJet plc. He currently serves as Chairman of Wireless Logic Group ltd, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Phoenix Global Resources plc, Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC and Newday Group UK ltd. 

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Sir Winfried (Win) Bischoff

Sir Winfried (Win) Bischoff

Sir Win Bischoff was previously CEO and then Chairman of Schroders plc, Chairman of Citigroup Europe, interim CEO and then Chairman of Citigroup Inc and Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He is currently the Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey. 

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Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos is Chairman of Gaslog Ltd, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd, EnergyLog Ltd, DryLog Ltd and TankLog Ltd. He is a Partner of MW&L and holds directorships and memberships in various international companies and committees. He is a member of the Council of the American Bureau of Shipping and chairman of the Greek National Committee. Peter is also a member of the Board of Trustees for New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 

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