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Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Experienced Chairman: CAC All-Tradable, Euronext 100, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 30 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in energy, high technology, automotive, chemicals, financial services, private equity, government
  • Experience as Chair or member of Compliance, CSR, Nomination and Management Development, Strategy Committees
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Current Positions

Dr Pascal Colombani has been President of TII Strategies SASU, a consulting and investment company, since 2014. He is also a member of the EMEA Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase, Senior Advisor of Kearney, a global management-consulting firm, a Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital, and Lead Director at TechnipFMC plc.

Industry Knowledge

Pascal’s career has been balanced between research and industry, and the public and private sectors, and he has significant Executive-management experience, including as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of various multinational organisations. Pascal chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva until 2003, and was Chairman of Valeo SA from 2009 to 2016 (now Honorary Chairman). Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French Atomic Energy Commission. 

From 1997 to 1999, Pascal served as Director of Technology at the French Ministry of Research and Technology. Before this, he spent almost 20 years at Schlumberger Ltd in various management positions in Europe, the US and Japan, lastly as President of Schlumberger Japan.

From 2014 to 2017, he served as a member of the Haut Comité pour la Gouvernance d’Entreprise, an industry commission regulating corporate governance in France. In addition to his public directorships, he is also a director of Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV).

Over the last 20 years, Pascal has been a Board member of Alstom SA, British Energy Group plc, Rhodia SA, Energy Solutions Inc., Technip SA, Siaci Saint-Honoré, France Telecom SA, Electricité de France SA, Cogema SA, Framatome Group, the French Institute of Petroleum and CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), as well as the high government representative to the Boards of CNES (French Space Agency) and BRGM (French Geological Survey). 

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Glen Moreno

Glen Moreno

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Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando MD, is the retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S. Göran is Chairman of Nouscom, Chairman of Tessa Therapeutics Ltd, Chairman of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc and the Chairman of Nanexa AB. He is a Director of Paraxel International Corp. Göran also serves as Senior Advisor to Essex Woodlands Health Ventures LLC, an Advisor to Edbi Pte Ltd, Singapore and is Non-Executive Director of EUSA Pharma (UK) Ltd and Selectra Biosciences Inc.

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Jean-Louis Chaussade

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