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Paolo Scaroni

Paolo Scaroni

Experienced Chairman: Public Sector, Private Sector

Experienced CEO: Euro Stoxx 50, Stoxx Europe 50

  • 18 years of international senior Board experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in aerospace & defence, finance, construction & building materials, education, electricity, insurance, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, utilities
  • Experience as Audit Committee member, Governance Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Management Development member, Remuneration Committee member
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Current Positions

Paolo is Deputy Chairman of Rothschild & Co, Chairman of Giuliani S.p.A and Chairman of the football club A.C. Milan. He is also a Board member at Veolia (Paris), Columbia Business School, New York, and Ingostrakh, a major Russian insurance company.

Industry Knowledge

Paolo was Chief Executive Officer of ENI, an Italian multinational oil and gas company which is considered one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies in the world, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to this role Paolo was the Chief Executive Officer of Enel, one of the largest utilities internationally. Before Enel he worked at Pilkington, initially as President of Automotive Products and was appointed to Chief Executive Officer in May 1997, holding the post until May 2002. At the time Pilkington was the largest flat-glass producer in the world.

From 2000 to 2014 Paolo held a member of Non-Executive positions including; Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director at the London Stock Exchange Group plc, and Chairman of Alliance UniChem plc. Paolo has also been a member of the board of Generali Assicurazioni, ABN AMRO NV, BAE Systems plc and Alstom SA.

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Paula Reynolds

Paula Reynolds

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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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Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs is Chairman of Royal DSM N.V. and Non-Executive Director of ATCO Ltd. Rob is Emeritus Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council. He has substantial experience in the refining and chemical industry with a strong focus on operational safety and sustainable operations to reduce the industry's impact on the environment.

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Sir Douglas Flint CBE

Sir Douglas Flint CBE

Douglas Flint is Chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen plc and is Chairman of IP Group plc. He is also a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's international advisory panel and on the board of the International Chamber of Commerce UK. He is the UK Treasury’s Special Envoy to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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