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Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Experienced Chairman: CAC ALL-TRADABLE, FTSE 100, FTSE 250, SBF 120, Public Sector, Private Sector, Private Equity
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 27 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of private equity, media & entertainment, medical technology, defense, aerospace and security, distribution (electrical supplies), engineering and machinery
  • Experience as a Governance Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Business Development Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Management Development Committee member, Strategy Committee member
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Current Positions

Roberto Quarta is currently Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc, a FTSE 100 listed global medical devices company. He is also Partner and Chairman of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R). 

Industry Knowledge

Roberto was Chief Executive and then Chairman of BB Aviation plc, Chairman of Rexel SA and IMI plc and a Non-Executive Director at BAE Systems plc, Equant N.V., Foster Wheeler AG and PowerGen plc.

Roberto has an in-depth understanding of differing global governance requirements having served as a director and chair of a number of UK and international companies.

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Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang was previously CEO of Paribas Group, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association. He is currently Chairman of Les Echos SAS, Board member of Rothschild Martin Maurel and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. 

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Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche serves as Chair Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. She is also the Chair of the Board of Eurostar EIL and is a member of the Board of PayPal Luxembourg, Mondi plc, as well as a Severn Trent plc.

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Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE, is the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co KGAA, and a Non-Executive Director at Siemens AG. Michael is the Chairman of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC). 

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Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik has been Chairman of Scandinavian Airline Systems, Chairman of Telenor ASA, Chairman of the Oslo Stock Exchange, TV2, and Deputy Chairman of PGS ASA. Harald is currently Chairman of NRC (a global refuge organisation), Chairman of Kraft Bank, Chairman of BOS PS Group, Chairman of Barratt Due Music Institute and a member of the Board of Umoe ASA. 

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