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Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Experienced Chair: 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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Peter Löscher

Peter Löscher

Peter Löscher is Chairman of the Board of Sulzer AG, Switzerland, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, Germany. He is a Board member of Telefónica S.A., Spain, Royal Philips, Netherlands, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Group AG, Switzerland and a Non-Executive Director of Doha Venture Capital LLC, Qatar. 

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Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet is Honorary Chairman of ENGIE, Honorary Chairman of SUEZ, Executive Chairman of AFALULA, Non-Executive Director on the Board of Societe Generale SA, Board member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Electricity Company and Co-Chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

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Jack So Chak-kwong GBM GBS OBE JP

Jack So Chak-kwong GBM GBS OBE JP

Jack So Chak-kwong is Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, a position he assumed on 1 June 2015. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Limited and China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited, a Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, Greater China and an Advisor at the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited.

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Sir John Peace CBE

Sir John Peace CBE

Sir John Peace was formerly Chairman, Chief Executive and a Founder of Experian plc, Chief Executive of GUS plc, Chairman of Standard Chartered plc and Chairman of Burberry plc. He was also Chairman of the Work Foundation, a visionary think tank. He is Chairman of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. He is also Chairman of Octo Telematics and Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

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