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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Experienced Chair: FTSE 100, BSE 200, Public Sector, Private Sector, Charities 

  • 20 years of international senior leadership Executive experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in B2C & B2B –FMCG, retail, manufacturing, services, charities and private equity
  • Experience as Senior Independent Director, Compensation Committee member, Audit Committee member, Finance Committee member, Governance Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Risk Committee member
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Current Positions

Vindi Banga is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at the private-equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the “Economist” newspaper and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. He sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and is a member of the Indo UK CEO Forum. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Marie Curie.

Industry Knowledge

Vindi spent 30 years with Unilever plc and became President of Global Foods, Home and Personal Care, and a member of the Unilever Executive Board. He has been President of Unilever Asia as well as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Unilever’s listed company in India.

In public companies, he is on the Board of GSK plc, and has been Senior Independent Director of M&S plc and Non-Executive Director of Thomson Reuters and Maruti Suzuki.

He has been Chair of the Supervisory Board of Mauser GMBH and Kalle GMBH, and a Director of Diversey, High Ridge Brands and B&M in the privately owned sector.

He has led ESG for Unilever and currently leads this for CD&R.

Vindi sat on the Prime Minister of India’s Council of Trade & Industry from 2004 to 2014, and served on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Charles (Chad) Holliday

Chad Holliday recently stepped down as the Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and serves as the Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He was previously CEO and then Chairman of Dupont, Chairman of the Bank of America Corporation, The Business Council, Catalyst, the National Academy of Engineering, the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten is the Chairman of Ericsson AB, Chairman of Piab Group AB and Chairman of Epiroc AB.

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Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

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). 

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Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr is the Chairman of BAE Systems plc and a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts & Co LP. In addition, he is Chairman of the English National Ballet, Vice-President of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and a Visiting Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

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