This unrivalled team of prestigious leaders have expertise in almost all business sectors and situations.
Chairman Mentors International has a distinguished group of international mentors, many of whom have run large global companies and know business leadership from all angles, as CEOs, Executive Committee members, Non-Executives and Chairmen.
This holistic experience gives them broad and diverse perspectives on the challenges of leading large complex businesses.
Baroness Sarah Hogg is currently a Senior Independent Director of Royal Mail plc. She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Limited. Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all three sectors.
Birger Magnus is the Chairman of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and is a Board member of Harvard Business Publishing. He is also Chairman of Working Group Two AS, a JV between Cisco and Telenor ASA. He is Chairman of high growth companies in the digital arena including the start-ups Kolonial.no AS, Xeneta AS And Spond AS.
Chad Holliday is Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and serves as the Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He previously served as 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.
Charles Allen (Lord Allen of Kensington CBE) is currently the Chairman of Global Media and Entertainment (Classic FM, Capital, Heart, Smooth, LBC, X Radio, LBC, Gold and Outdoor), Chairman of ISS A/S, a global facilities services company providing cleaning, support services, property management, catering and securities services, and Advisory Chairman of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank.
Christine Hodgson CBE is Chairman of Severn Trent plc and The Careers & Enterprise Co ltd. She is also a Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Chartered plc. Christine was previously Executive Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, one of the world’s largest technology and professional services groups.
Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chairman of CC & Soci and he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group and Salini Costruttori SpA, holding company of the Italian industrial group Webuild.
Daniel Bernard was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour SA, Chairman of Kingfisher plc and Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group. Daniel is currently Vice Chairman of Capgemini SE, Permanent Representative on the Board of Peugeot SA, President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC.
David Tyler is currently Chairman of The White Company and Domestic & General Group. David has extensive experience of chairmanship at a number of the UK’s largest and most established public companies. Before taking on his current responsibilities, he was Chairman of Hammerson plc, J Sainsbury plc, Logica plc and of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc.
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.
Doug Baker is Chairman of Ecolab Inc, global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services. He is Lead Director on the Target Corporation Board and on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He previously served 10 years on the U.S. Bank Board of Directors.
Tony Hayward is Chairman of Glencore plc, a position he has held since 2014, a Managing Partner of St James’s Asset Management LLP and Chairman of a number of private companies. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of BP plc, the Chief Executive Officer of Genel Energy plc and subsequently the Chairman.
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank. Chris brings 50 years of business experience across a wide range of industries. He was Chairman of the London Stock Exchange plc, Chairman of the UK’s National Air Traffic Services, Chairman of The British Land Company plc, Chairman of Partnership Assurance plc, and Chairman of Just Group plc.
Dr Franz Humer was previously Chairman of Roche Holding AG and is currently an Independent Director of Allogene Therapeutics, Chairman of PCI Services Inc, Advisory Board member of LetterOne Holdings, Senior Advisor to Target PharmaSolutions (a data solutions company for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries), and Healthcare Advisor to Temasek Holdings (Singapore)and Advisor to a number of start-up companies.
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.
Dr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of Koninklijke Philips N.V. and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is Deputy Chair of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA). Jeroen was previously CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chairman of ING Groep N.V. and Vice Chairman of Unilever. He was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank.
Pascal Colombani previously chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva, was Chairman of Valeo SA and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French Atomic Energy Commission. Pascal is President of TII Strategies SASU, a consulting and investment company, since 2014. He also serves as a member of the EMEA advisory board of JPMorgan Chase, as Senior Advisor of Kearney, a global management consulting firm and as a Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital.
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.
Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg recently stepped down as CEO of the global aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA and is currently Vice Chairman of DNB ASA, Chairman of Veidekke ASA, an Independent Director at Swiss Steel Holdings AG and a Non-Executive Director of SCR-Sibelco N.V., Belgium. Brandtzæg is also Chair of a Norwegian Government Committee for Business development.
Vivienne Cox is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec SA, a supplier to the energy industry, Senior Independent Director of Pearson plc, a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc and a member of the board of Stena AB. Vivienne is also Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Vice-Chair of the Said Business School, Oxford University.
Fulvio Conti serves as Chairman of FIEE SGR SpA (Fondo Italiano Efficienza Energetica), SGI SpA (Società Gasdotti Italia) and Innova Italy Partners Srl. He is a Board Member of Fine Foods Pharmaceutical NTM SpA, Aon plc, the Russian Broadcast Company JSPC, Unidad Editorial SA, PSC SpA., Take Off SpA and Alibert SpA.
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.
Glen Moreno is Non-Executive Director of Fidelity International Ltd, one of the world’s leading investment companies. He was previously Chairman of Pearson plc, a global publishing and educational business, Chairman of Virgin Money plc and served as Acting Chairman of UK Financial Investments, the organisation created to manage the UK government’s investment in troubled banks.
Gunnar Brock is Chairman of Stena AB, Neptunia Invest AB and Mölnlycke Health Care AB. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of ABB Ltd, Patricia Industries AB and Investor AB. Gunnar was Chairman of Stora Enso after having been the CEO of Tetra Pak AB, Alfa Laval AB, Thule AB and President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Copco AB.
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.
Ho Kwon Ping is the Founder and Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd and Laguna Resorts and Hotels Ltd, and Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. He is also the founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University and a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc, the UK-listed spirits company.
Hubert Joly recently stepped down from Best Buy Co which he led from 2012 to 2020, as President and CEO, Chairman and CEO and, finally, Executive Chairman. Hubert is a member of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson as well as Ralph Lauren Corporation. He is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, a Vice Chairman of The Business Council, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris and a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
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.
Jan du Plessis is currently Chairman of BT Group plc. He was previously Chairman of Rio Tinto, SABMiller, British American Tobacco and RHM; non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of Lloyds Banking Group and Senior Independent Director of the retailer Marks & Spencer.
Jean-Louis Chaussade is Chairman of JLCH Conseil, Special Advisor of Accuracy, Chairman of the board of the Université Technologique de Compiègne, Non-Executive Board member of Kaufman & Broad SA and is a Director of Criteria Caixaholding SAU, in addition to other appointments. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Suez.
Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of Allianz SE, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum. He is also a Senior Advisor to Nordic Alpha Partners, a Council Member of Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, and an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.
Jorma Ollila previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Nokia, as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chairman of Outokumpu Oyj, the global leader in stainless steel. Jorma is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alma Media Corp, Chairman of Miltton Oy and Chairman of Xinova LLC. He is also a Board member of TBG AG and of Tetra Laval International SA and an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners LP.
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).
Paul Bulcke has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. since April 2017. He is Vice Chairman of L’Oréal (FR) and Board Member of Roche Holding Ltd. (CH). He is Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons (WEF), member of the European Roundtable for Industry (ERT), the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse and J.P. Morgan International Council as well as Co-Chairman of the 2030 Water Resources Group.
Paul Hermelin is Chairman of the Non-Executive Board of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. He is also Chair of the Opera Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the French Chair of the India-France Large companies Forum and the “Special Envoy of the French government for India-France economic relationships”.
Paula Reynolds is Chairman of National Grid plc, a member of the Board of BP plc, and General Electric Co., and also chairs the remuneration committee at BP. Paula is the chair of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is Trustee Emeritus and former Chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the leading cancer research center in the Western U.S.
Peter Livanos is Chairman of Gaslog Ltd, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd, EnergyLog Ltd, DryLog Ltd and TankLog Ltd. He is a Partner of MW&L and holds directorships and memberships in various international companies and committees. He is a member of the Council of the American Bureau of Shipping and chairman of the Greek National Committee. Peter is also a member of the Board of Trustees for New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Peter Voser is Chairman of ABB Limited, a global leader in power and automation technologies. He is also Group Chairman of PSA International Pte (formerly known as Port of Singapore Authority), a global leader in port operations and an Independent Director of IBM Corporation and Temasek Holdings Pte Limited.
Philippe Varin is the Chairman of Suez, a world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, Chairman of France Industrie and Vice Chairman of the Conseil National de l’Industrie. He is also an Independent Director on the Boards of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital.
Rona Fairhead (The Baroness Fairhead CBE) is Chairman of Electrocomponents plc, a Non-Executive Director and Member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Oracle Corporation, a director of SurvivorNet (healthcare start-up), member of the External Advisory Group, McKinsey & Co and a Member of the House of Lords. Baroness Fairhead was previously the Chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group.
Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Limited and the Diversity Project Charity. She is Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust and a member of the investment committees of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd and the BBC Pension fund.
Sidney Taurel is the current Chairman of Pearson plc, the world’s largest publishing and education company. He is also a Board Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at IBM Corporation, Chairman Emeritus at Eli Lilly & Co and an Advisory Board member of the Spanish pharmaceutical company Almirall SA.
Sir Donald Brydon is Chairman of Sage Group plc and Chairman of the fin tech firm Tide Holdings. Previously Sir Donald was Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group plc, Chairman of the Royal Mail plc, Smiths Group plc, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, the ifs School of Finance and EveryChild.
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.
John Manzoni is the incoming Chairman of SSE, the UK utility, Chair Elect of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, a non- departmental UK Government body central to the UK’s nuclear defence strategy and Continuous at Sea Deterrent. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc, and serves on the Global Leadership Council of the Said Business School.
Sir John Parker has been Chairman of Pennon Group plc and South West Water Ltd, Chairman of National Grid plc, Anglo American plc, Mondi, BVT Joint Venture, RMC Group plc and P&O plc. He has served as Chairman and CEO of both Harland & Wolff and Babcock International. He is currently the Chairman of construction and engineering company Laing O'Rourke.
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.
Sir Michael Rake served as the Chairman of BT Group plc, as the International Chairman of KPMG, Chairman of Worldpay Group plc and as Chairman of EasyJet plc. He currently serves as Chairman of Wireless Logic Group ltd, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Phoenix Global Resources plc, Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC and Newday Group UK ltd.
Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman of ITV plc and the Chairman of Lovecraft Group ltd, a venture-backed e-commerce company. He is also a Non-Executive Director of UK Research and Innovation, and an Advisory Board member of Bartle Bogle Hegarty ltd. Sir Peter is also Honorary Professor of Creative Industries at the University of Manchester.
Sir Peter Bonfield is Chairman of NXP Semiconductors N.V., a world leader in automotive semi-conductors. He is Director and Chair of Audit at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd and on the Board of Imagination Technologies in the UK. Sir Peter is also Council Chairman and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University and a Board Director at East West Institute USA.
Sir Richard Olver served as Non-Executive Chairman of BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defence contractors, from 2004 until 2014. Prior to BAE Systems he had a 30+ year career at BP in various senior leadership roles. Sir Richard is now an adviser to Clayton, Dubilier and Rice LLC as well as to HSBC Holdings plc. In the oil and gas industry, he is a Director of Sand Hill Petroleum SA.
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.
Sir Win Bischoff was previously CEO and then Chairman of Schroders plc, Chairman of Citigroup Europe, interim CEO and then Chairman of Citigroup Inc and Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He is currently the Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey.
Steven is Chairman of Ampol Limited (previously Caltex); Chairman of Tabcorp Holdings Limited; a director of Challenger Limited and Challenger Life Company Limited, and William Inglis & Son Limited. He is also the Chairman of Lorna Hodgkinson Foundation and Unisson Disability Limited and a Trustee of the Australian Museum. Prior to this Steven was Chairman of Goodman Fielder Limited and Chairman of Austock Group Limited.
Susan Kilsby is the Chair of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc and is Senior Independent Director and chair of the Remuneration Committee at Diageo. She is Non-Executive Director of BHP, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee, and of Unilever and the UKʼs National Health Service (NHS-England). She is also a member of The Takeover Panel in the UK.
Vagn Sørensen is Chairman of Air Canada Inc, Chairman of FLSmidth & Co A/S and Scandlines A/S, Zebra A/S (Tiger) and TIA Technology A/S. Vagn is also Vice Chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital, a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, CNH Industrial, Unilode Aviation Solutions, VFS Global AG and a Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S.
Victor Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm, and Non-Executive Director of Airbus SE. Victor has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as a member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel and an Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission.
Vindi Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-Executive Director of the Economist and a member of the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. Vindi sits on the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.