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Our 57 Mentors

An unrivalled team of individuals with expertise across almost all business sectors and with experience of most business situations.

  • Our Mentors serve or have served on boards spanning 33 countries
  • Are currently or past Chairmen of 165 listed company boards and 125 non-listed company boards
  • Have held or hold 429 executive or non-executive roles on listed company boards
Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen is Chairman of Lloyd's Register Group, UK, as well as Orsted A/S. He is a Non-Executive Director of BW Offshore Limited and IMI plc and Vice-Chairman of VKR Holdings A/S. Previously he was President and CEO Maersk Inc.

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Thomas Thune Andersen

Current Positions

Thomas Thune Andersen is currently Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, as well as Orsted A/S, Denmark (previously DONG ENERGY) which was successfully listed on Copenhagen Stock Exchange in June 2016 and was at the time the largest global IPO that year. He is also a Non-Executive Director of BW Offshore Limited and IMI plc and Vice-Chairman of VKR Holdings A/S. These companies represent an international Board portfolio in plcs as well as privately owned companies and cover a range of different ownership structures and governance models.

Background Information

Thomas Thune Andersen joined AP Moller-Maersk A/S in 1977 and developed an international career with a wide-ranging global experience. He has held numerous senior positions throughout the Group including President and CEO of Maersk Inc, based in New Jersey USA, Managing Director for Maersk Company Ltd, based in UK and latterly as Partner and Member of the Executive Board, and Chief Executive Officer, Maersk Oil.

During his more than 30 years tenure with APM- Maersk he has worked globally with business sectors like Container-Shipping, Logistics, Port Operation and Development, Ship owning and Operation, Oil field Services including Drilling Rigs and traditional upstream E&P.

His experience both through his role as Chairman, Board member, consultant and not least through his long and widespread career in the AP Moeller- Maersk Group, has granted him an extensive global insight, experience from different societal and business cultures as well an extensive international network.

Mr Thune Andersen was head of the process when Lloyd’s Register Foundation, one of the largest UK charities with focus on scientific and technical research as well as support to scientific education, was established in 2013.

Mr Thune Andersen was previously Non-Executive Director of SSE plc, Scotland (2009-2014) and Chairman of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, the Netherlands (2011-2016), and he was Non-Executive Director of Petrofac Limited from 2010 and Senior Independent Director from 2014-2017.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Thomas Thune Andersen has been appointed a Freeman of The City of London and was awarded the Order of Dannebrog In 2018.

Thomas Thune Andersen is based in London and Copenhagen.

 
Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando

Göran Ando, MD is the retired Chairman of the Board of Directors at Novo Nordisk A/S. Dr Ando was CEO of Celltech Group plc and Chairman of the Board of Symphogen A/S.

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Göran Ando

Current Positions

Dr Göran Ando MD, is the retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S and was previously a member of the Board at Novo Holdings A/S, Denmark. Dr Ando is Vice Chairman of the Board at Molecular Partners AG, Zurich and has extensive board experience from the US and Asia. Dr Ando also serves as Senior Advisor to EW Healthcare Partners, UK and is a member of the Board at EUSA Pharma (UK) Limited, Tessa Therapeutics Pte Limited, Singapore and PAREXEL, USA.

Background Information

Dr Ando is a specialist in general medicine and a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology in the US. Dr Ando qualified as a medical doctor at Linköping Medical University, Sweden, in 1973 and as a specialist in general medicine at the same institution in 1978.

From 1989 to 1995, Dr Ando was Medical Director, moving to Deputy R&D Director and then R&D Director of Glaxo Group Limited. He was also a member of the Glaxo Group Executive Committee.

From 1995 to 2003 he joined Pharmacia Corp, now Pfizer US, where he was Executive Vice- President and President of R&D with additional responsibilities for manufacturing, IT, business development and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

Dr Ando was CEO of Celltech Group plc UK, until 2004 and Chairman of the Board at Symphogen A/S, Denmark between 2011 and September 2018.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Göran Ando is a member of the Board for the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC, US). He is an advisor for EDBI, Singapore.

In 2002 Dr Ando was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Dr Göran Ando is based in London.

 
Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is a partner in the private equity firm CD&R LLC. He is the Chairman of Kalle GmbH and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc. Previously he was President of Unilever, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Marks & Spencer Group plc.

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Vindi Banga

Current Positions

Vindi Banga is currently a partner in the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R), based in London, and the Chairman of Kalle GmbH & Co KG, a German global manufacturing company. He is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc, and a Director of US-based personal care firm, High Ridge Brands Co.

Background Information

Vindi Banga was educated in India and completed his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He spent 30 years working with Unilever plc to become President, 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 Limited, Unilever’s listed company in India.

He left Unilever in 2010 and became a partner in the private equity firm CD&R, based in London, and has set up a partnership private equity firm, Kedaara Capital Advisers, which is investing solely in India.

Mr Banga was a Non-Executive Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation from 2009 until 2016. He was also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Marks & Spencer Group plc from March 2015 until 1 October 2018.

He is a member of the UK India CEO Forum, established by the UK and Indian Prime Ministers in 2015. He also serves on the Board of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He was on the Indian Prime Minister’s Council for Trade & Industry from 2004 until 2014.

Mr Banga is on the Advisory Board of the Saïd Business School, Oxford and the Supervisory Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and was on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Advisory Board of Wharton.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Vindi Banga is Chairman of Marie Curie, a UK based charity.

In 2010 Mr Banga was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours, by the Prime Minister of India. In the same year he was also awarded the CNBC International Businessman Award.

He was also awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 by the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.

Vindi Banga is based in London.

 
Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited (Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited). She was previously Chairman of St James's Place plc, Witan Pacific Investment Trust plc and JP Morgan American Investment Trust plc.

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Sarah Bates

Current Positions

Sarah is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Chairman of Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited. She is Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust, Chairman of the Investment Panel of St Joseph’s Hospice and has a number of other advisory roles.

Background Information

Sarah Bates has an MBA specialising in investment and finance from the London Business School.

She has over 35 years of experience in the investment and investment management sectors. She started life as an analyst with Simon & Coates and worked her way up through Invesco Limited to become joint Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive of the institutional business in the UK. She has therefore significant experience of institutional investment.

Ms Bates was appointed to several roles from the early 2000s, generally in the investment world.

She was appointed to the Boards of Witan Pacific Investment Trust plc and of JP Morgan American Investment Trust plc, and became Chairman of both, before retiring from both posts in 2017.

Sarah Bates was also Chairman of the Audit Committee of New India Investment Trust, amongst other investment company Board roles.

She was elected to the Board of the Association of Investment Companies in 2006 and elected Chairman in 2011. She was an ex-officio member of the Takeover Panel in that capacity.

Ms Bates was a Non-Executive Director St James’s Place Wealth Management from 2004 and chaired the Nomination, Investment and Remuneration Committees. She became Chairman in 2014 a post she held until she retired in October 2018.

In the property world, Ms Bates was appointed a Non-Executive Director of U and I Group plc, and Chair of its Audit Committee (and later SID), and Chairman of a small Russian property company.

Ms Bates has also considerable experience in the pension fund world, including as an external advisor, Chairman of Trustees and a member of pension fund investment committees. She was appointed Chairman of the Cancer Research UK Pension Fund Investment Committee and is now a special member of the USS Investment Committee.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Sarah Bates has been elected a Fellow of the CFA Society of the UK.

Sarah Bates is based in London.

 
Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman of ITV plc, a FTSE 100 media and entertainment company. Previously he has been Chairman of Endemol UK plc and Senior Independent Director on the Board of YouGov plc.

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Peter Bazalgette

Current Positions

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman of ITV plc and President of Royal Television Society (UK).

Background Information

Sir Peter has spent a lifetime in TV production, helping to create the UK’s successful independent production sector. He is a media consultant and digital media investor.

Sir Peter was Chairman of Endemol UK plc and a former Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Government Ministry for Culture, Media & Sport. He chaired the Holocaust Memorial Foundation from 2015 – 2018 and was Chair of the Arts Council England from 2013 – 2017.

He is also a former Deputy Chair of the National Film & TV School.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Peter is a fellow of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and was knighted for services to broadcasting in 2012.

He is also currently Chair of the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Book Prize and is himself a published writer.

He is a frequent contributor to publications such as the FT, The Times and The Guardian about the business and matters of public policy.

Sir Peter Bazalgette is based in London.

 

Thomas Thune Andersen

Current Positions

Thomas Thune Andersen is currently Chairman of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, as well as Orsted A/S, Denmark (previously DONG ENERGY) which was successfully listed on Copenhagen Stock Exchange in June 2016 and was at the time the largest global IPO that year. He is also a Non-Executive Director of BW Offshore Limited and IMI plc and Vice-Chairman of VKR Holdings A/S. These companies represent an international Board portfolio in plcs as well as privately owned companies and cover a range of different ownership structures and governance models.

Background Information

Thomas Thune Andersen joined AP Moller-Maersk A/S in 1977 and developed an international career with a wide-ranging global experience. He has held numerous senior positions throughout the Group including President and CEO of Maersk Inc, based in New Jersey USA, Managing Director for Maersk Company Ltd, based in UK and latterly as Partner and Member of the Executive Board, and Chief Executive Officer, Maersk Oil.

During his more than 30 years tenure with APM- Maersk he has worked globally with business sectors like Container-Shipping, Logistics, Port Operation and Development, Ship owning and Operation, Oil field Services including Drilling Rigs and traditional upstream E&P.

His experience both through his role as Chairman, Board member, consultant and not least through his long and widespread career in the AP Moeller- Maersk Group, has granted him an extensive global insight, experience from different societal and business cultures as well an extensive international network.

Mr Thune Andersen was head of the process when Lloyd’s Register Foundation, one of the largest UK charities with focus on scientific and technical research as well as support to scientific education, was established in 2013.

Mr Thune Andersen was previously Non-Executive Director of SSE plc, Scotland (2009-2014) and Chairman of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, the Netherlands (2011-2016), and he was Non-Executive Director of Petrofac Limited from 2010 and Senior Independent Director from 2014-2017.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Thomas Thune Andersen has been appointed a Freeman of The City of London and was awarded the Order of Dannebrog In 2018.

Thomas Thune Andersen is based in London and Copenhagen.

Göran Ando

Current Positions

Dr Göran Ando MD, is the retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S and was previously a member of the Board at Novo Holdings A/S, Denmark. Dr Ando is Vice Chairman of the Board at Molecular Partners AG, Zurich and has extensive board experience from the US and Asia. Dr Ando also serves as Senior Advisor to EW Healthcare Partners, UK and is a member of the Board at EUSA Pharma (UK) Limited, Tessa Therapeutics Pte Limited, Singapore and PAREXEL, USA.

Background Information

Dr Ando is a specialist in general medicine and a founding fellow of the American College of Rheumatology in the US. Dr Ando qualified as a medical doctor at Linköping Medical University, Sweden, in 1973 and as a specialist in general medicine at the same institution in 1978.

From 1989 to 1995, Dr Ando was Medical Director, moving to Deputy R&D Director and then R&D Director of Glaxo Group Limited. He was also a member of the Glaxo Group Executive Committee.

From 1995 to 2003 he joined Pharmacia Corp, now Pfizer US, where he was Executive Vice- President and President of R&D with additional responsibilities for manufacturing, IT, business development and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

Dr Ando was CEO of Celltech Group plc UK, until 2004 and Chairman of the Board at Symphogen A/S, Denmark between 2011 and September 2018.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Göran Ando is a member of the Board for the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC, US). He is an advisor for EDBI, Singapore.

In 2002 Dr Ando was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Dr Göran Ando is based in London.

Vindi Banga

Current Positions

Vindi Banga is currently a partner in the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R), based in London, and the Chairman of Kalle GmbH & Co KG, a German global manufacturing company. He is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc, and a Director of US-based personal care firm, High Ridge Brands Co.

Background Information

Vindi Banga was educated in India and completed his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He spent 30 years working with Unilever plc to become President, 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 Limited, Unilever’s listed company in India.

He left Unilever in 2010 and became a partner in the private equity firm CD&R, based in London, and has set up a partnership private equity firm, Kedaara Capital Advisers, which is investing solely in India.

Mr Banga was a Non-Executive Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation from 2009 until 2016. He was also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Marks & Spencer Group plc from March 2015 until 1 October 2018.

He is a member of the UK India CEO Forum, established by the UK and Indian Prime Ministers in 2015. He also serves on the Board of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He was on the Indian Prime Minister’s Council for Trade & Industry from 2004 until 2014.

Mr Banga is on the Advisory Board of the Saïd Business School, Oxford and the Supervisory Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and was on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Advisory Board of Wharton.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Vindi Banga is Chairman of Marie Curie, a UK based charity.

In 2010 Mr Banga was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours, by the Prime Minister of India. In the same year he was also awarded the CNBC International Businessman Award.

He was also awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 by the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.

Vindi Banga is based in London.

Sarah Bates

Current Positions

Sarah is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Chairman of Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited. She is Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust, Chairman of the Investment Panel of St Joseph’s Hospice and has a number of other advisory roles.

Background Information

Sarah Bates has an MBA specialising in investment and finance from the London Business School.

She has over 35 years of experience in the investment and investment management sectors. She started life as an analyst with Simon & Coates and worked her way up through Invesco Limited to become joint Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive of the institutional business in the UK. She has therefore significant experience of institutional investment.

Ms Bates was appointed to several roles from the early 2000s, generally in the investment world.

She was appointed to the Boards of Witan Pacific Investment Trust plc and of JP Morgan American Investment Trust plc, and became Chairman of both, before retiring from both posts in 2017.

Sarah Bates was also Chairman of the Audit Committee of New India Investment Trust, amongst other investment company Board roles.

She was elected to the Board of the Association of Investment Companies in 2006 and elected Chairman in 2011. She was an ex-officio member of the Takeover Panel in that capacity.

Ms Bates was a Non-Executive Director St James’s Place Wealth Management from 2004 and chaired the Nomination, Investment and Remuneration Committees. She became Chairman in 2014 a post she held until she retired in October 2018.

In the property world, Ms Bates was appointed a Non-Executive Director of U and I Group plc, and Chair of its Audit Committee (and later SID), and Chairman of a small Russian property company.

Ms Bates has also considerable experience in the pension fund world, including as an external advisor, Chairman of Trustees and a member of pension fund investment committees. She was appointed Chairman of the Cancer Research UK Pension Fund Investment Committee and is now a special member of the USS Investment Committee.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Sarah Bates has been elected a Fellow of the CFA Society of the UK.

Sarah Bates is based in London.

Peter Bazalgette

Current Positions

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chairman of ITV plc and President of Royal Television Society (UK).

Background Information

Sir Peter has spent a lifetime in TV production, helping to create the UK’s successful independent production sector. He is a media consultant and digital media investor.

Sir Peter was Chairman of Endemol UK plc and a former Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Government Ministry for Culture, Media & Sport. He chaired the Holocaust Memorial Foundation from 2015 – 2018 and was Chair of the Arts Council England from 2013 – 2017.

He is also a former Deputy Chair of the National Film & TV School.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Peter is a fellow of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and was knighted for services to broadcasting in 2012.

He is also currently Chair of the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Book Prize and is himself a published writer.

He is a frequent contributor to publications such as the FT, The Times and The Guardian about the business and matters of public policy.

Sir Peter Bazalgette is based in London.

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard is Vice-President of CapGemini. He was previously the Chairman of Kingfisher and CEO and Chairman of Carrefour.

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Daniel Bernard

Current Positions

Daniel Bernard is currently Vice-President of CapGemini SE, President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC (London, New York). He is also the Honorary President of the HEC Business School Foundation in Paris and a member of the Board of HEC.

Background Information

Daniel Bernard started his career in the retail distribution sector with Metro International AG in Germany. Successively he became the General Manager of France, then Executive Vice-President, responsible for commercial activities and Chief Operating Officer, International.

He joined Carrefour SA in 1992 as CEO and was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1998, positions held until 2005. Under his tenure, Carrefour became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart Inc.

In 2006 he became Vice-Chairman of Kingfisher plc and Chairman in 2009 until he stepped down in March 2017.

Mr Bernard was an independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Saint-Gobain SpA for six years until 2006, and of Alcatel Lucent SA until May 2014.

From 2010 to 2015 Mr Bernard was Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group and he was also President of the HEC Foundation, the leading French business school, where he is now Honorary President.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Daniel Bernard received the Manager of the Year Award in France in 1995 and subsequently several foreign Governmental awards.

He is a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Officier du Mérite National.

Daniel Bernard is based in Paris.

 
Sir Winfried Bischoff

Sir Winfried Bischoff

Sir Win Bischoff is Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and of JP Morgan Securities plc. Previously he was Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc.

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Winfried Bischoff

Current Positions

Sir Win Bischoff is currently the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and of JP Morgan Securities plc and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey.

Background Information

The whole of Sir Win’s executive career has been spent in the banking industry. He started his career at J Henry Schroder & Co Limited in 1966 and was appointed Group Chief Executive of Schroders plc in December 1984 and Chairman in May 1995.

Following the acquisition of Schroders’ investment banking business by Citigroup Inc in April 2000, Sir Win became Chairman of Citigroup Europe until his retirement in 2009.
In 2007 he served as Citigroup’s acting Chief Executive Officer.

Sir Win has served on the Boards of 10 major public companies: five in the UK, three in the United States and two in Europe. His previous Directorships include Cable & Wireless plc (1991 - 2003, where he was Deputy Chairman from 1995 to 2003). IFIL - Finanziaria di Partecipazione SpA (1999 - 2004), Siemens Holdings plc (2001 - 2003), Akbank TAS, Turkey (2007 - 2009), Land Securities plc (1999 - 2008) and Prudential plc (2007 - 2009).

In the United States, Sir Win was a Non-Executive Director of Eli Lilly & Co (Chairman Audit Committee 2002 - 2006, Chairman Finance Committee until May 2014) and of S&P Global Inc (1999 to 2017, Chairman Financial Policy Committee 2005 to 2017).

Sir Win was also Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc from September 2009 to April 2014.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Win Bischoff was co-Chairman, with the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling MP, of a report on UK International Financial Services - the future. He was Chairman of the Advisory Council of TheCityUK from 2010-2014, the body set up to promote the financial and associated professional services industry of the UK in response to that report. He was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list in 2000 for services to the banking industry, and an Honorary Doctorate in Science by City University, London in the same year.

In 2008 he was named at the top of the 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in the Times Power list of the Times Newspapers Ltd and in 2016 was awarded a Non-Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sir Win Bischoff is based in London.

 
Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Sir Peter is Chairman of NXP Semiconductors NV. Previously he has been Chairman and CEO of BT Group plc and ICL plc, Deputy CEO of STC Limited and Chairman of GlobalLogic Inc.

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Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Current Positions

Sir Peter Bonfield is currently Chairman of NXP Semiconductors NV, the world’s fifth largest semi-conductor company, based in Holland. He is a Director and Chair of Audit at Taiwan based semi-conductor company TSMC Limited. He is a member of the Longreach Group Limited Advisory Board, Hong Kong, Senior Advisor to Alix Partners LLP, Senior Advisor to the Hampton Group and on the UK and USA Boards of the EastWest Institute.

Background Information

Sir Peter Bonfield has over 50 years of experience in the international technology business. He began his career with Texas Instruments Inc, based in the US. After various design, manufacturing and management roles, he joined the computer company ICL plc in 1981 as Group Marketing Director and member of the Main Board. In 1984 he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of ICL Limited after its merger with STC Limited, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer. In 1987 he was also appointed Deputy Chief Executive of STC. In 1990 as Chairman and CEO of ICL, he introduced the Fujitsu Group as a major shareholder to create one of the largest mainframe computer makers outside the US.

In 1996 Sir Peter was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of British Telecommunications plc, where he served until early 2002.

During his tenure, BT was the world’s fifth largest telecommunications company, employing over 130,000 people.

Sir Peter has served on the Boards of 12 international technology companies including Sony Corp, Japan and Ericsson, Sweden. His career has included Chairmanship of software group, GobalLogic Inc, based in Silicon Valley, Vice-Presidency of the British Quality Foundation, Senior Independent Directorship of AstraZeneca plc, Non-Executive Director Dubai International Capital LLC, Actis Capital LLP, member of the Citigroup International Advisory Board, Advisor to Apax Partners LLP, Senior Advisor to Rothschild Limited, Senior Advisor to G3 Good Governance Group Limited, member of Silent Circle’s Advisory Board and Directorships on the Boards of Mentor Graphics in the USA, the UK Department for Constitutional Affairs and the Ministry of Justice.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Peter Bonfield has been a member of the European Round Table (Steering Group). He is an elected Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University.

Sir Peter was knighted in 1996, awarded the CBE in 1989 and has received honorary doctorates from eleven universities. He was voted one of the top 25 managers of 1996 by Business Week and was awarded the prestigious Order of the Lion of Finland in 1995. He is an Honorary Citizen of Dallas, USA.

Sir Peter Bonfield is based in London and Dallas.

 
Gunnar Brock

Gunnar Brock

Gunnar Brock is Chairman of Stena AB and Mölnlycke Health Care AB. He was previously President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group AB, Tetra Pak AB and Atlas Copco Group AB.

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Gunnar Brock

Current Positions

Gunnar Brock is currently the Chairman of Stena AB and Mölnlycke Health Care AB.
He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Syngenta AG, Patricia Industries AB, Investor AB and Stockholm School of Economics.

Background Information

Gunnar Brock has spent most of his executive career with Tetra Pak AB, living in six countries on three continents.

During the period 1974-1992 he held various positions, including Country Head and Executive Vice-President of Tetra Pak AB. In 1992 he became President and CEO of Alfa Laval AB.

Gunnar returned to Tetra Pak between 1994 and 2000 serving as President and CEO.

He then went on to become President and CEO of Thule AB and subsequently, from 2002 to 2009, President and CEO of Atlas Copco AB.

Mr Brock was previously a Board member of Lego Group AS, Denmark (13 years), of Alfa Laval AB, Perstorp AB, Pergo AB, Atlas Copco AB, OMX AB and Total SA and was an Advisor to Credit Suisse AG. He has also been Chairman of Rolling Optics AB.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Gunnar Brock is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and is a Senior Advisor to EQT AB.

Gunnar Brock was awarded the King’s Medal of the Twelfth Dimension with the Ribbon of the Order of the Seraphims for excellent efforts in Swedish trade issues.

Gunnar Brock is based in Gothenburg and Stockholm.

 
Donald Brydon CBE

Donald Brydon CBE

Donald Brydon is currently Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group plc and of Sage Group plc. He has been Chairman of Royal Mail, Smiths Group, the London Metal Exchange Limited, Amersham plc and Taylor Nelson Sofres.

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Donald Brydon CBE

Current Positions

Donald Brydon is currently Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group plc, of Sage Group plc and of the Medical Research Council.

Background Information

Donald Brydon had a career in asset management, first at British Airways plc and then at Barclays plc where he built the forerunner to today’s largest asset manager in the world. He developed indexation and turned Barclays (later BZW) into a major quantitative investment manager.

Following the ‘Big Bang’ he led BZW Asset Management Limited before building AXA’s global investment management business.

In the past Mr Brydon has been Chairman of Royal Mail Group plc, Smiths Group plc, the London Metal Exchange Limited, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc and the ifs School of Finance as well as a Director of Allied Domecq plc and Scottish Power plc.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Donald Brydon is Chairman of the Science Museum Foundation and Chairman of the charity ‘Chance to Shine’. He is a past Chairman of EveryChild.

Donald Brydon was awarded an OBE in 1994 and a CBE in 2004 for services to the financial services industry.

Donald Brydon is based in London.

 

Daniel Bernard

Current Positions

Daniel Bernard is currently Vice-President of CapGemini SE, President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC (London, New York). He is also the Honorary President of the HEC Business School Foundation in Paris and a member of the Board of HEC.

Background Information

Daniel Bernard started his career in the retail distribution sector with Metro International AG in Germany. Successively he became the General Manager of France, then Executive Vice-President, responsible for commercial activities and Chief Operating Officer, International.

He joined Carrefour SA in 1992 as CEO and was appointed Chairman and CEO in 1998, positions held until 2005. Under his tenure, Carrefour became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart Inc.

In 2006 he became Vice-Chairman of Kingfisher plc and Chairman in 2009 until he stepped down in March 2017.

Mr Bernard was an independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Saint-Gobain SpA for six years until 2006, and of Alcatel Lucent SA until May 2014.

From 2010 to 2015 Mr Bernard was Chairman of the Majid Al Futtaim Retail Group and he was also President of the HEC Foundation, the leading French business school, where he is now Honorary President.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Daniel Bernard received the Manager of the Year Award in France in 1995 and subsequently several foreign Governmental awards.

He is a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Officier du Mérite National.

Daniel Bernard is based in Paris.

Winfried Bischoff

Current Positions

Sir Win Bischoff is currently the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and of JP Morgan Securities plc and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey.

Background Information

The whole of Sir Win’s executive career has been spent in the banking industry. He started his career at J Henry Schroder & Co Limited in 1966 and was appointed Group Chief Executive of Schroders plc in December 1984 and Chairman in May 1995.

Following the acquisition of Schroders’ investment banking business by Citigroup Inc in April 2000, Sir Win became Chairman of Citigroup Europe until his retirement in 2009.
In 2007 he served as Citigroup’s acting Chief Executive Officer.

Sir Win has served on the Boards of 10 major public companies: five in the UK, three in the United States and two in Europe. His previous Directorships include Cable & Wireless plc (1991 - 2003, where he was Deputy Chairman from 1995 to 2003). IFIL - Finanziaria di Partecipazione SpA (1999 - 2004), Siemens Holdings plc (2001 - 2003), Akbank TAS, Turkey (2007 - 2009), Land Securities plc (1999 - 2008) and Prudential plc (2007 - 2009).

In the United States, Sir Win was a Non-Executive Director of Eli Lilly & Co (Chairman Audit Committee 2002 - 2006, Chairman Finance Committee until May 2014) and of S&P Global Inc (1999 to 2017, Chairman Financial Policy Committee 2005 to 2017).

Sir Win was also Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc from September 2009 to April 2014.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Win Bischoff was co-Chairman, with the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling MP, of a report on UK International Financial Services - the future. He was Chairman of the Advisory Council of TheCityUK from 2010-2014, the body set up to promote the financial and associated professional services industry of the UK in response to that report. He was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list in 2000 for services to the banking industry, and an Honorary Doctorate in Science by City University, London in the same year.

In 2008 he was named at the top of the 100 Most Influential Business Leaders in the Times Power list of the Times Newspapers Ltd and in 2016 was awarded a Non-Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sir Win Bischoff is based in London.

Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Current Positions

Sir Peter Bonfield is currently Chairman of NXP Semiconductors NV, the world’s fifth largest semi-conductor company, based in Holland. He is a Director and Chair of Audit at Taiwan based semi-conductor company TSMC Limited. He is a member of the Longreach Group Limited Advisory Board, Hong Kong, Senior Advisor to Alix Partners LLP, Senior Advisor to the Hampton Group and on the UK and USA Boards of the EastWest Institute.

Background Information

Sir Peter Bonfield has over 50 years of experience in the international technology business. He began his career with Texas Instruments Inc, based in the US. After various design, manufacturing and management roles, he joined the computer company ICL plc in 1981 as Group Marketing Director and member of the Main Board. In 1984 he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of ICL Limited after its merger with STC Limited, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer. In 1987 he was also appointed Deputy Chief Executive of STC. In 1990 as Chairman and CEO of ICL, he introduced the Fujitsu Group as a major shareholder to create one of the largest mainframe computer makers outside the US.

In 1996 Sir Peter was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of British Telecommunications plc, where he served until early 2002.

During his tenure, BT was the world’s fifth largest telecommunications company, employing over 130,000 people.

Sir Peter has served on the Boards of 12 international technology companies including Sony Corp, Japan and Ericsson, Sweden. His career has included Chairmanship of software group, GobalLogic Inc, based in Silicon Valley, Vice-Presidency of the British Quality Foundation, Senior Independent Directorship of AstraZeneca plc, Non-Executive Director Dubai International Capital LLC, Actis Capital LLP, member of the Citigroup International Advisory Board, Advisor to Apax Partners LLP, Senior Advisor to Rothschild Limited, Senior Advisor to G3 Good Governance Group Limited, member of Silent Circle’s Advisory Board and Directorships on the Boards of Mentor Graphics in the USA, the UK Department for Constitutional Affairs and the Ministry of Justice.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Peter Bonfield has been a member of the European Round Table (Steering Group). He is an elected Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University.

Sir Peter was knighted in 1996, awarded the CBE in 1989 and has received honorary doctorates from eleven universities. He was voted one of the top 25 managers of 1996 by Business Week and was awarded the prestigious Order of the Lion of Finland in 1995. He is an Honorary Citizen of Dallas, USA.

Sir Peter Bonfield is based in London and Dallas.

Gunnar Brock

Current Positions

Gunnar Brock is currently the Chairman of Stena AB and Mölnlycke Health Care AB.
He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Syngenta AG, Patricia Industries AB, Investor AB and Stockholm School of Economics.

Background Information

Gunnar Brock has spent most of his executive career with Tetra Pak AB, living in six countries on three continents.

During the period 1974-1992 he held various positions, including Country Head and Executive Vice-President of Tetra Pak AB. In 1992 he became President and CEO of Alfa Laval AB.

Gunnar returned to Tetra Pak between 1994 and 2000 serving as President and CEO.

He then went on to become President and CEO of Thule AB and subsequently, from 2002 to 2009, President and CEO of Atlas Copco AB.

Mr Brock was previously a Board member of Lego Group AS, Denmark (13 years), of Alfa Laval AB, Perstorp AB, Pergo AB, Atlas Copco AB, OMX AB and Total SA and was an Advisor to Credit Suisse AG. He has also been Chairman of Rolling Optics AB.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Gunnar Brock is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and is a Senior Advisor to EQT AB.

Gunnar Brock was awarded the King’s Medal of the Twelfth Dimension with the Ribbon of the Order of the Seraphims for excellent efforts in Swedish trade issues.

Gunnar Brock is based in Gothenburg and Stockholm.

Donald Brydon CBE

Current Positions

Donald Brydon is currently Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group plc, of Sage Group plc and of the Medical Research Council.

Background Information

Donald Brydon had a career in asset management, first at British Airways plc and then at Barclays plc where he built the forerunner to today’s largest asset manager in the world. He developed indexation and turned Barclays (later BZW) into a major quantitative investment manager.

Following the ‘Big Bang’ he led BZW Asset Management Limited before building AXA’s global investment management business.

In the past Mr Brydon has been Chairman of Royal Mail Group plc, Smiths Group plc, the London Metal Exchange Limited, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc and the ifs School of Finance as well as a Director of Allied Domecq plc and Scottish Power plc.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Donald Brydon is Chairman of the Science Museum Foundation and Chairman of the charity ‘Chance to Shine’. He is a past Chairman of EveryChild.

Donald Brydon was awarded an OBE in 1994 and a CBE in 2004 for services to the financial services industry.

Donald Brydon is based in London.

Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé SA, having been CEO until 2016. He is Vice-Chairman of L'Oréal SA and a Board member of Roche Holding AG.

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Paul Bulcke

Current Positions

Paul Bulcke is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé SA, having been CEO until 2016. He is also Vice-Chairman of L’Oréal SA and a Board member of Roche Holding AG.

Background Information

Paul Bulcke has spent almost all of his working life with Nestlé SA, after joining the company in 1979.

In 1980 he was responsible for Ecuador and Chile and then moved on to work in Portugal as Market Head, before covering the Czech and Slovak Republic. From 2000 to 2004 he was Market Head for Nestlé Germany.

Mr Bulcke joined the Nestlé Executive Board as Executive Vice-President in July 2004, with responsibility for Zone Americas (USA, Canada, Latin America and Caribbean), where he played a decisive role in transforming this region into the Group’s largest and most profitable zone.

In 2008, and with a career of almost 30 years with the Nestlé Group, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. At the end of 2016, he handed over the office of CEO and was elected Chairman of the Board of Nestlé SA in April 2017. In this capacity he is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Nestlé Skin Health SA and of Nestlé Health Science SA.

Prior to working with Nestlé he worked briefly with Scott Graphics International in Belgium as a Financial Analyst. 

Other Notable Interests

Mr Paul Bulcke is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse as well as a member of the Foundation Board of IMD and Co-Chairman of the 2030 Water Resources Group.

Mr Bulcke was made an Honorary Freeman of The City of London in 2013. 

Paul Bulcke is based in Vevey.

 
Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr is Chairman of BAE Systems plc. He has been Chairman of Centrica plc, Cadbury plc and President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Roger Carr

Current Positions

Sir Roger Carr is the Chairman of BAE Systems plc and a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts & Co LP.

Background Information

Sir Roger Carr started his career in management when he joined Honeywell Computers in the 1970s. By 1982 he had joined Williams Holdings plc, a small engineering company, which he helped build into a major FTSE 100 industrial conglomerate, serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2000. During this period he was also a Non-Executive Director and subsequently Chairman of Thames Water plc.

From 1996 to 2003, Sir Roger was a Non-Executive Director of Six Continents plc (previously known as Bass plc), and subsequently became Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers plc when Six Continents plc demerged.

From 2000 to 2010 he was a Non-Executive Director of Cadbury Schweppes plc, taking on the role of Deputy Chairman in 2003.

In 2008 he became Chairman of Cadbury plc and remained in that role through to the acquisition of the company by Kraft in 2010.

From 2004 to December 2013 he was Chairman of Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas plc. From 2007 to 2014 he was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director on the Court of the Bank of England and from 2015 to 2017 he was Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Roger Carr is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, a Visiting Fellow of the SaÏd Business School, Oxford, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

He is also a trustee of the Landau Forte Charitable Trust, which operates six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands, UK.

Sir Roger was President of the CBI from 2011 to 2013.

He was knighted in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List for services to business.

Sir Roger Carr is based in London.

 
Laura Cha

Laura Cha

Laura Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Independent Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong (FSDC). Ms Cha is also an Independent Executive Director of Unilever plc and London Metal Holdings Limited.

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Laura Cha

Current Positions

Laura Cha is currently a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Independent Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong (FSDC). She is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (the Asia Pacific subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc).

Ms Cha is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc and the London Metal Exchange Limited. She is a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Assets Management Sweden AB and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board.

Background Information

Laura Cha started her career practising law in the USA and in Hong Kong, having earned her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a JD degree from the Santa Clara University in California.

She worked for the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2000, becoming its Deputy Chairman in 1998. In January 2001 Ms Cha was appointed Vice-Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and became the first and, to date, the only person outside Mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at the Vice-Ministerial rank. She served in that position until 2004.

Laura has previously served as Independent Non-Executive Director of China Telecom Corporation Limited, Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

In addition to her Chairman role at FSDC, Ms Cha serves in a number of other capacities, including as Hong Kong Delegate to the 12th National People’s Congress of China, Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and member of the International Advisory Council of the Banking Regulatory Commission.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Laura Cha is Chairman of the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong and a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Global Financial System at the World Economic Forum.

Having already received the Silver and Gold Bauhinia Stars Ms Cha was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Law in 2002 by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Laura Cha is based in Hong Kong.

 
Victor Chu

Victor Chu

Victor Chu is the Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and a Non-Executive Director at Airbus SE. Mr Chu was a Foundation Board member of the World Economic Forum.

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Victor Chu

Current Positions

Victor Chu is currently Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm, and Non-Executive Director of Airbus SE.

Background Information

Victor Chu received his early education in Hong Kong and England and practised law in the field of corporate, commercial and securities with special emphasis on China. He became a pioneer of private equity investments transactions in China and was Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000.

Over the last 30 years, he has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit.

Mr Chu was a Foundation Board member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council and a member of the Hong Kong-Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

He was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Zurich Insurance Group AG from 2008 until 2014.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Victor Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China. He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong.

His other civic associations include service on Advisory Boards of Chatham House, Yale University, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.

Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Victor Chu is based in Hong Kong.

 
Dr Bertrand Collomb

Dr Bertrand Collomb

Dr Bertrand Collomb was Honorary Chairman of Lafarge SA. He is a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques).

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Bertrand Collomb

Current Positions

Dr Bertrand Collomb is currently Adviser to Nevastar Finance Limited. He has also held the position of Honorary Chairman of Lafarge SA, the worldwide leader in building materials, with €26 billion sales in 90 countries.

Background Information

Dr Collomb is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris. He also holds a French law degree and a PhD in Management from the University of Texas.

He started his career working for the French government and joined Lafarge SA in 1975.

After several positions, including CEO of Lafarge Corporation, the North American arm of the group, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Lafarge in 1989, stepping down as Chairman in May 2007.

In 2015 Lafarge merged with Holcim to become LafargeHolcim Limited.

Dr Collomb has also held Non-Executive Directorships on the Boards of Vivendi SA, Allianz SE, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Credit Commercial de France and Unilever plc.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Bertrand Collomb founded the Centre for Management Research at the École Polytechnique.

He is also a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques), and was Chairman in 2013.

Dr Bertrand Collomb is based in Paris and Washington DC.

 

Paul Bulcke

Current Positions

Paul Bulcke is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé SA, having been CEO until 2016. He is also Vice-Chairman of L’Oréal SA and a Board member of Roche Holding AG.

Background Information

Paul Bulcke has spent almost all of his working life with Nestlé SA, after joining the company in 1979.

In 1980 he was responsible for Ecuador and Chile and then moved on to work in Portugal as Market Head, before covering the Czech and Slovak Republic. From 2000 to 2004 he was Market Head for Nestlé Germany.

Mr Bulcke joined the Nestlé Executive Board as Executive Vice-President in July 2004, with responsibility for Zone Americas (USA, Canada, Latin America and Caribbean), where he played a decisive role in transforming this region into the Group’s largest and most profitable zone.

In 2008, and with a career of almost 30 years with the Nestlé Group, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. At the end of 2016, he handed over the office of CEO and was elected Chairman of the Board of Nestlé SA in April 2017. In this capacity he is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Nestlé Skin Health SA and of Nestlé Health Science SA.

Prior to working with Nestlé he worked briefly with Scott Graphics International in Belgium as a Financial Analyst. 

Other Notable Interests

Mr Paul Bulcke is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse as well as a member of the Foundation Board of IMD and Co-Chairman of the 2030 Water Resources Group.

Mr Bulcke was made an Honorary Freeman of The City of London in 2013. 

Paul Bulcke is based in Vevey.

Roger Carr

Current Positions

Sir Roger Carr is the Chairman of BAE Systems plc and a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts & Co LP.

Background Information

Sir Roger Carr started his career in management when he joined Honeywell Computers in the 1970s. By 1982 he had joined Williams Holdings plc, a small engineering company, which he helped build into a major FTSE 100 industrial conglomerate, serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2000. During this period he was also a Non-Executive Director and subsequently Chairman of Thames Water plc.

From 1996 to 2003, Sir Roger was a Non-Executive Director of Six Continents plc (previously known as Bass plc), and subsequently became Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers plc when Six Continents plc demerged.

From 2000 to 2010 he was a Non-Executive Director of Cadbury Schweppes plc, taking on the role of Deputy Chairman in 2003.

In 2008 he became Chairman of Cadbury plc and remained in that role through to the acquisition of the company by Kraft in 2010.

From 2004 to December 2013 he was Chairman of Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas plc. From 2007 to 2014 he was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director on the Court of the Bank of England and from 2015 to 2017 he was Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Roger Carr is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, a Visiting Fellow of the SaÏd Business School, Oxford, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

He is also a trustee of the Landau Forte Charitable Trust, which operates six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands, UK.

Sir Roger was President of the CBI from 2011 to 2013.

He was knighted in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List for services to business.

Sir Roger Carr is based in London.

Laura Cha

Current Positions

Laura Cha is currently a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Independent Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council of Hong Kong (FSDC). She is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (the Asia Pacific subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc).

Ms Cha is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc and the London Metal Exchange Limited. She is a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Assets Management Sweden AB and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board.

Background Information

Laura Cha started her career practising law in the USA and in Hong Kong, having earned her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a JD degree from the Santa Clara University in California.

She worked for the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2000, becoming its Deputy Chairman in 1998. In January 2001 Ms Cha was appointed Vice-Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and became the first and, to date, the only person outside Mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at the Vice-Ministerial rank. She served in that position until 2004.

Laura has previously served as Independent Non-Executive Director of China Telecom Corporation Limited, Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

In addition to her Chairman role at FSDC, Ms Cha serves in a number of other capacities, including as Hong Kong Delegate to the 12th National People’s Congress of China, Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and member of the International Advisory Council of the Banking Regulatory Commission.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Laura Cha is Chairman of the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong and a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Global Financial System at the World Economic Forum.

Having already received the Silver and Gold Bauhinia Stars Ms Cha was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Law in 2002 by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Laura Cha is based in Hong Kong.

Victor Chu

Current Positions

Victor Chu is currently Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm, and Non-Executive Director of Airbus SE.

Background Information

Victor Chu received his early education in Hong Kong and England and practised law in the field of corporate, commercial and securities with special emphasis on China. He became a pioneer of private equity investments transactions in China and was Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000.

Over the last 30 years, he has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit.

Mr Chu was a Foundation Board member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council and a member of the Hong Kong-Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

He was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Zurich Insurance Group AG from 2008 until 2014.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Victor Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China. He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong.

His other civic associations include service on Advisory Boards of Chatham House, Yale University, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.

Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Victor Chu is based in Hong Kong.

Bertrand Collomb

Current Positions

Dr Bertrand Collomb is currently Adviser to Nevastar Finance Limited. He has also held the position of Honorary Chairman of Lafarge SA, the worldwide leader in building materials, with €26 billion sales in 90 countries.

Background Information

Dr Collomb is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris. He also holds a French law degree and a PhD in Management from the University of Texas.

He started his career working for the French government and joined Lafarge SA in 1975.

After several positions, including CEO of Lafarge Corporation, the North American arm of the group, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Lafarge in 1989, stepping down as Chairman in May 2007.

In 2015 Lafarge merged with Holcim to become LafargeHolcim Limited.

Dr Collomb has also held Non-Executive Directorships on the Boards of Vivendi SA, Allianz SE, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Credit Commercial de France and Unilever plc.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Bertrand Collomb founded the Centre for Management Research at the École Polytechnique.

He is also a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques), and was Chairman in 2013.

Dr Bertrand Collomb is based in Paris and Washington DC.

Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani is Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of Valeo SA. He is also a Senior Advisor with A.T. Kearney SA and a member of the EMEA Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase & Co

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Pascal Colombani

Current Positions

Dr Pascal Colombani is currently Chairman Emeritus of Valeo SA and a Non-Executive Director of Technip FMC plc, NHV Group and Siaci-Saint-Honoré SA. Dr Colombani sits on the European Advisory Board of JP Morgan Chase & Co, and is a Senior Advisor to A.T. Kearney SA.

Background Information

After graduating from École Normale Supérieure in 1969, Pascal Colombani began his career as a Research Scientist in Nuclear Science in France and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. In 1974 he obtained a doctorate in physics from the University of Paris-Orsay.

Dr Colombani joined Schlumberger Limited in 1978 and spent the next 19 years in various high-level positions in the USA and Europe, and lastly as President of Schlumberger KK in Tokyo, Japan, also supervising the implementation of R&D facilities in China.

He was Director of Technology at the French Ministry of Research and Technology in 1998 and was thereafter appointed Chairman and CEO of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 1999.

During this period he initiated the restructuring of the CEA industrial subsidiaries into Areva SA, where he served as Founding Chairman from 2001-2003. Since this time, he has shared his activities between corporate directorships, consultancy, and government advisory.

In the past Dr Colombani has been a board member of Alstom SA, British Energy Group plc, Rhodia SA, Energy Solutions Inc, France Telecom SA, Electricité de France SA, Cogema SA, Framatome Group, the French Institute of Petroleum, 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). He chaired the Board of Directors of Valeo SA from 2009 to 2016. He was a member of the High Committee for Governance of Listed Companies from 2015 to 2017.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Pascal Colombani is Vice-President of the French Strategic Council for Research, which is chaired by the French Prime Minister. He is a Board member of the National Agency for Research and of Sorbonne Universités. He has also been appointed Special Envoy of the President of the French Republic for the nuclear partnership between France and South Africa.

Dr Colombani is a member of the French Academy of Technology and a Council member of the Science and Technology Forum (STS – Kyoto forum). He is also an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur and an Officer of the Order of Merit.

Dr Pascal Colombani is based in Paris.

 
Vivienne Cox

Vivienne Cox

Vivienne Cox is Chairman of Vallourec SA and Senior Independent Director with Pearson plc. Previously she held numerous senior positions with BP plc.

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Vivienne Cox

Current Positions

Vivienne Cox is the current Chairman of Vallourec SA, where she also chairs the Strategy Committee. She is a Senior Independent Director with Pearson plc where she chairs the Nomination Committee and also sits on the Remuneration and Reputation and Responsibility Committees. Ms Cox is a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, serving on the Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. She is also on the Board of Stena International BV, based in Sweden, and is currently on the Advisory Board of The Saïd Business School.

Background Information

The majority of Vivienne Cox’s career has been spent with BP plc and she has over 28 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry. She has Chairmanship experience in both the UK and in France.

Her first roles at BP plc were commercial, before moving on to the Commodity Derivatives Group and then to the Refining and Supply offices as Chief Executive Benelux, responsible for BP’s shareholding in the Rotterdam refinery. Thereafter she was Commercial Director, BP Central and Eastern Europe for two years before being promoted to Chief Executive, Air BP, in 1997. Vivienne moved on three years later to become Group Vice-President, Integrated Supply and Trading and then BP plc Executive Vice-President and CEO of Gas, Power and Renewables in 2004.

Her final executive role at BP plc was Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive, Alternative Energy, whilst also being a member of the Executive Committee.

In 1998 Vivienne became a Non-Executive Director at Eurotunnel plc, serving on the Audit Committee and in the 2000s served as a Non-Executive Director firstly on the Board of Rio Tinto plc, where she was a member of the Nomination, Audit and CSEA Committees, followed by the Board of BG Group plc until it was acquired by Shell in 2016.

Ms Cox sat on the INSEAD Board from 2009 to 2013. During this time she was also acting as Non-Executive Chairman for Climate Change Capital Group Limited and sat on the Advisory Board for Mainstream Renewable Power Limited, a renewable energy company engaged in wind power development.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Vivienne Cox was Lead Non-Executive Director on the Board of the DFID for seven years and was a member of the Airports Commission.

She has Honorary Doctorates from Hull University and from the University of Hertfordshire.

In 2007 Vivienne was named Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year and in 2015 she was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Vivienne Cox is based in London and Paris.

 
Hans Dalborg

Hans Dalborg

Hans Dalborg is Honorary Chairman of Nordea Bank AB and Board member of Swedish House of Finance (SHOF). He was previously CEO of Skandia International Insurance Corp.

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Hans Dalborg

Current Positions

Hans Dalborg is currently Honorary Chairman of Nordea Bank AB and a Board member of Swedish House of Finance (SHOF), Stockholm Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) and AxFast AB.

Background Information

Hans Dalborg obtained a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics. He went on to join the Skandia Group in the early 70s and held various positions including CEO of Skandia International Insurance Corp. In 1989 he became Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President of the Skandia Group.

He was appointed CEO of Nordbanken AB in 1991. After the merger with the Finnish bank Merita he became the CEO of Merita Nordbanken AB and later CEO of Nordea Bank AB (following mergers with a Danish and Norwegian bank). In 2001 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board, followed by Chairman of the Board of Nordea Bank AB in 2002, a post he held until 2011.

Mr Dalborg has been Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Uppsala University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and ÅF Group.

He has also been a Board member of Medivir AB, Axel Johnson AB, Svenska Spel AB and a member of the European Roundtable of Financial Services (EFR).

Other Notable Interests

Mr Dalborg has served at the Royal Court as Lord in Waiting.

He is Chairman of the Swedish Royal Opera and a Board member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr Dalborg was awarded the King's Medal of the Twelfth Dimension with the Ribbon of the Order of the Seraphims for excellent efforts in Swedish trade issues.

He has also been awarded Finnish and Norwegian orders for strengthening the trade relations between Sweden and these countries.

Mr Dalborg is based in Stockholm.

 
Tom de Swaan

Tom de Swaan

Tom de Swaan is Chairman of ABN AMRO Bank NV and ABN AMRO Group NV. Previously he has been Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group AG and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM NV.

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Tom de Swaan

Current Positions

Tom de Swaan is Chairman of ABN AMRO Bank NV and ABN AMRO Group NV. He is an Advisory Board Member of Akbank Turk Anonim Sirketi AS.

Background Information

Tom de Swaan has served in the banking industry of the Netherlands for over 40 years. He joined De Nederlandsche Bank NV in 1972 and from 1986 until 1998 was a member of the Governing Board.

In January 1999 he became a member of the Managing Board and Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Bank NV and after his retirement in 2006 he continued to be an adviser to the Managing Board until June 2007.

Between 1987 and 1988, he was Chairman of the Amsterdam Financial Center and from 1995 to 1997, Chairman of the banking Supervisory sub- Committee of the European Monetary Institute.

Mr de Swaan became a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in 1991 and was its Chairman from 1997 to 1998. He was also a Non-Executive Director of the UK Financial Services Authority from 2001 to 2006.

From 2006 until September 2013 he held the post of Vice-Chairman of Royal Ahold Delhaize NV.

Concurrently he served as a Non-Executive Director of the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc, until 2015.

From 2008 until February 2016 Mr de Swaan was a member of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot Kempen NV, the holding company of an independent Dutch bank, where he served as Chairman until the end of 2015. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of the China Banking Regulatory Commission in Beijing from 2009 to 2017.

Tom de Swaan served as the Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd from 2016 until April 2018 and was the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM NV, a Netherlands-based global life sciences and material sciences group, until April 2018.

In July 2018 Mr de Swaan joined the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO Bank NV and ABN AMRO Group as Chairman.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Tom de Swaan is Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and acts as Director of certain other non-profit organisations.

Mr de Swaan is a member of the IIF Board of Directors and the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR).

Tom de Swaan is based in Amsterdam.

 
Wout Dekker

Wout Dekker

Wout Dekker is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Randstad NV, former Chairman of Rabobank Nederland, and a former CEO of Nutreco NV, the global leader in animal feed.

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Wout Dekker

Current Positions

Wout Dekker is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Co-Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee at Randstad NV. He is also a
Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Friesland Campina NV and SHV Holdings NV and Chairman of the Board at Princess Maxima Centre for Child Oncology.

Background Information

Mr Dekker studied animal sciences and after graduating in 1983 joined Trouw International, where he focused on R&D for the fishing industry. He held senior management positions at Trouw de Chile Holding and BP Nutrition. Following a management buy-out of BP Nutrition, Wout Dekker became the COO and Member of the Executive Board of the newly formed Nutreco NV. He was appointed CEO in 2002 and held that position until he stepped down in 2012.

In 2010 he joined the Supervisory Board of Rabobank, one of Europe’s largest cooperatives, as a Non-Executive Director and served as Chairman between 2013 and 2016. In addition, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Macintosh Retail Group between 2007 and 2014.

Wout Dekker has been a Member of the Supervisory Board at Randstad NV since March 2012 and was appointed Chairman in 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Wout Dekker holds a Masters degree in Zoo Technology at the Agricultural University of Wageningen.

In 2012, Wout Dekker was appointed as Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau, an honour granted by the Royal Household of the Netherlands in recognition of special merit in society.

Wout Dekker is based in Amsterdam.

 

Pascal Colombani

Current Positions

Dr Pascal Colombani is currently Chairman Emeritus of Valeo SA and a Non-Executive Director of Technip FMC plc, NHV Group and Siaci-Saint-Honoré SA. Dr Colombani sits on the European Advisory Board of JP Morgan Chase & Co, and is a Senior Advisor to A.T. Kearney SA.

Background Information

After graduating from École Normale Supérieure in 1969, Pascal Colombani began his career as a Research Scientist in Nuclear Science in France and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. In 1974 he obtained a doctorate in physics from the University of Paris-Orsay.

Dr Colombani joined Schlumberger Limited in 1978 and spent the next 19 years in various high-level positions in the USA and Europe, and lastly as President of Schlumberger KK in Tokyo, Japan, also supervising the implementation of R&D facilities in China.

He was Director of Technology at the French Ministry of Research and Technology in 1998 and was thereafter appointed Chairman and CEO of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 1999.

During this period he initiated the restructuring of the CEA industrial subsidiaries into Areva SA, where he served as Founding Chairman from 2001-2003. Since this time, he has shared his activities between corporate directorships, consultancy, and government advisory.

In the past Dr Colombani has been a board member of Alstom SA, British Energy Group plc, Rhodia SA, Energy Solutions Inc, France Telecom SA, Electricité de France SA, Cogema SA, Framatome Group, the French Institute of Petroleum, 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). He chaired the Board of Directors of Valeo SA from 2009 to 2016. He was a member of the High Committee for Governance of Listed Companies from 2015 to 2017.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Pascal Colombani is Vice-President of the French Strategic Council for Research, which is chaired by the French Prime Minister. He is a Board member of the National Agency for Research and of Sorbonne Universités. He has also been appointed Special Envoy of the President of the French Republic for the nuclear partnership between France and South Africa.

Dr Colombani is a member of the French Academy of Technology and a Council member of the Science and Technology Forum (STS – Kyoto forum). He is also an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur and an Officer of the Order of Merit.

Dr Pascal Colombani is based in Paris.

Vivienne Cox

Current Positions

Vivienne Cox is the current Chairman of Vallourec SA, where she also chairs the Strategy Committee. She is a Senior Independent Director with Pearson plc where she chairs the Nomination Committee and also sits on the Remuneration and Reputation and Responsibility Committees. Ms Cox is a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc, serving on the Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees. She is also on the Board of Stena International BV, based in Sweden, and is currently on the Advisory Board of The Saïd Business School.

Background Information

The majority of Vivienne Cox’s career has been spent with BP plc and she has over 28 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry. She has Chairmanship experience in both the UK and in France.

Her first roles at BP plc were commercial, before moving on to the Commodity Derivatives Group and then to the Refining and Supply offices as Chief Executive Benelux, responsible for BP’s shareholding in the Rotterdam refinery. Thereafter she was Commercial Director, BP Central and Eastern Europe for two years before being promoted to Chief Executive, Air BP, in 1997. Vivienne moved on three years later to become Group Vice-President, Integrated Supply and Trading and then BP plc Executive Vice-President and CEO of Gas, Power and Renewables in 2004.

Her final executive role at BP plc was Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive, Alternative Energy, whilst also being a member of the Executive Committee.

In 1998 Vivienne became a Non-Executive Director at Eurotunnel plc, serving on the Audit Committee and in the 2000s served as a Non-Executive Director firstly on the Board of Rio Tinto plc, where she was a member of the Nomination, Audit and CSEA Committees, followed by the Board of BG Group plc until it was acquired by Shell in 2016.

Ms Cox sat on the INSEAD Board from 2009 to 2013. During this time she was also acting as Non-Executive Chairman for Climate Change Capital Group Limited and sat on the Advisory Board for Mainstream Renewable Power Limited, a renewable energy company engaged in wind power development.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Vivienne Cox was Lead Non-Executive Director on the Board of the DFID for seven years and was a member of the Airports Commission.

She has Honorary Doctorates from Hull University and from the University of Hertfordshire.

In 2007 Vivienne was named Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year and in 2015 she was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Vivienne Cox is based in London and Paris.

Hans Dalborg

Current Positions

Hans Dalborg is currently Honorary Chairman of Nordea Bank AB and a Board member of Swedish House of Finance (SHOF), Stockholm Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) and AxFast AB.

Background Information

Hans Dalborg obtained a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics. He went on to join the Skandia Group in the early 70s and held various positions including CEO of Skandia International Insurance Corp. In 1989 he became Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President of the Skandia Group.

He was appointed CEO of Nordbanken AB in 1991. After the merger with the Finnish bank Merita he became the CEO of Merita Nordbanken AB and later CEO of Nordea Bank AB (following mergers with a Danish and Norwegian bank). In 2001 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board, followed by Chairman of the Board of Nordea Bank AB in 2002, a post he held until 2011.

Mr Dalborg has been Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Uppsala University, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and ÅF Group.

He has also been a Board member of Medivir AB, Axel Johnson AB, Svenska Spel AB and a member of the European Roundtable of Financial Services (EFR).

Other Notable Interests

Mr Dalborg has served at the Royal Court as Lord in Waiting.

He is Chairman of the Swedish Royal Opera and a Board member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr Dalborg was awarded the King's Medal of the Twelfth Dimension with the Ribbon of the Order of the Seraphims for excellent efforts in Swedish trade issues.

He has also been awarded Finnish and Norwegian orders for strengthening the trade relations between Sweden and these countries.

Mr Dalborg is based in Stockholm.

Tom de Swaan

Current Positions

Tom de Swaan is Chairman of ABN AMRO Bank NV and ABN AMRO Group NV. He is an Advisory Board Member of Akbank Turk Anonim Sirketi AS.

Background Information

Tom de Swaan has served in the banking industry of the Netherlands for over 40 years. He joined De Nederlandsche Bank NV in 1972 and from 1986 until 1998 was a member of the Governing Board.

In January 1999 he became a member of the Managing Board and Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Bank NV and after his retirement in 2006 he continued to be an adviser to the Managing Board until June 2007.

Between 1987 and 1988, he was Chairman of the Amsterdam Financial Center and from 1995 to 1997, Chairman of the banking Supervisory sub- Committee of the European Monetary Institute.

Mr de Swaan became a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in 1991 and was its Chairman from 1997 to 1998. He was also a Non-Executive Director of the UK Financial Services Authority from 2001 to 2006.

From 2006 until September 2013 he held the post of Vice-Chairman of Royal Ahold Delhaize NV.

Concurrently he served as a Non-Executive Director of the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc, until 2015.

From 2008 until February 2016 Mr de Swaan was a member of the Supervisory Board of Van Lanschot Kempen NV, the holding company of an independent Dutch bank, where he served as Chairman until the end of 2015. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of the China Banking Regulatory Commission in Beijing from 2009 to 2017.

Tom de Swaan served as the Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd from 2016 until April 2018 and was the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM NV, a Netherlands-based global life sciences and material sciences group, until April 2018.

In July 2018 Mr de Swaan joined the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO Bank NV and ABN AMRO Group as Chairman.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Tom de Swaan is Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and acts as Director of certain other non-profit organisations.

Mr de Swaan is a member of the IIF Board of Directors and the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR).

Tom de Swaan is based in Amsterdam.

Wout Dekker

Current Positions

Wout Dekker is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Co-Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee at Randstad NV. He is also a
Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Friesland Campina NV and SHV Holdings NV and Chairman of the Board at Princess Maxima Centre for Child Oncology.

Background Information

Mr Dekker studied animal sciences and after graduating in 1983 joined Trouw International, where he focused on R&D for the fishing industry. He held senior management positions at Trouw de Chile Holding and BP Nutrition. Following a management buy-out of BP Nutrition, Wout Dekker became the COO and Member of the Executive Board of the newly formed Nutreco NV. He was appointed CEO in 2002 and held that position until he stepped down in 2012.

In 2010 he joined the Supervisory Board of Rabobank, one of Europe’s largest cooperatives, as a Non-Executive Director and served as Chairman between 2013 and 2016. In addition, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Macintosh Retail Group between 2007 and 2014.

Wout Dekker has been a Member of the Supervisory Board at Randstad NV since March 2012 and was appointed Chairman in 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Wout Dekker holds a Masters degree in Zoo Technology at the Agricultural University of Wageningen.

In 2012, Wout Dekker was appointed as Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau, an honour granted by the Royal Household of the Netherlands in recognition of special merit in society.

Wout Dekker is based in Amsterdam.

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis is Chairman of BT Group plc. He was previously Chairman of Rio Tinto plc, SABMiller plc, RHM plc and British American Tobacco plc.

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Jan du Plessis

Current Positions

Jan du Plessis is currently Chairman of BT Group Plc.

Background Information

Raised near Cape Town, Jan du Plessis started his career as a Chartered Accountant and joined the South African Rembrandt Group Limited, before being transferred to London and later on to Switzerland to work in financial and legal functions.

In 1988 he became Group Finance Director of Richemont SA, a diversified Swiss holding company. When he resigned from that role 16 years later the group had been significantly restructured into the second biggest luxury goods group in the world.

From 1990 to 1996 he also held the additional role of Group Finance Director of Rothmans International plc, at that time a FTSE 30 subsidiary company of Richemont.

In 1999 he became a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco plc prior to occupying the Chairmanship from May 2004 to October 2009.

Mr du Plessis was a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc from October 2005 to April 2009, taking on the role of Audit Committee Chair towards the end of that period.

In 2005 he became Chairman of RHM plc, one of the UK’s leading food producers, and in that capacity led its transition from private equity ownership to public company, until the recommended take-over of RHM by Premier Foods in March 2007.

In 2008 he became a Non-Executive Director of the retailer Marks & Spencer Group plc and then the Senior Independent Director in March 2012, until he resigned from the Board in March 2015.

In July 2015 Mr du Plessis became Chairman of SABMiller plc until October 2016, having previously joined that Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Elect in September 2014.

He was Chairman of Rio Tinto plc from April 2009 until March 2018, having been appointed as Non-Executive Director in September 2008.

Other Notable Interests

Jan du Plessis is based in London.

 
Dr Oscar Fanjul

Dr Oscar Fanjul

Dr Oscar Fanjul was the Chairman, Founder and CEO of Repsol SA. Dr Fanjul is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO of Omega Capital SL.

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Oscar Fanjul

Current Positions

Dr Oscar Fanjul is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO of Omega Capital SL. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. He is Independent Vice Chairman at LafargeHolcim Limited. He is Lead Independent Director of Ferrovial SA. He remains Honorary Chairman of Repsol SA where he served previously as Chairman Founder and CEO.

Background Information

Oscar Fanjul started his career at the National Institute of Industry and has also worked at the Confederación Española Cajas de Ahorros.

From 1983 to 1984, he served as Technical Secretary General and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Energy for Spain.

Oscar Fanjul was the Chairman Founder and CEO of Repsol SA from its inception in 1986 until 1996.

In 1997 he became Chairman of the NH Hotels Group SA, a post he held until 1999, when he moved on to the Chairmanship of Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico SA, a position he held until 2001.

From 2001 to 2010 he served as a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc, Areva SA, BBVA SA and Acerinox SA.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Oscar Fanjul has been a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and a member of the Competitiveness Advisory Group to the President of the European Commission.

He is also a Trustee of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, of the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Empresa (IESE) and of the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI).

Dr Oscar Fanjul is based in Madrid.

 
Sir Douglas Flint CBE

Sir Douglas Flint CBE

Sir Douglas Flint is Chairman of IP Group plc and Chairman Designate of Standard Life Aberdeen plc. He was Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc for fifteen years, prior to this he was HSBC’s Group Finance Director, joining from KPMG LLP where he was a partner.

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Douglas Flint CBE

Current Positions

Sir Douglas Flint is currently Chairman of IP Group plc, Chairman Designate of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Chairman of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation. He is a Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, Chairman of the Hong Kong Association, Chairman of the Corporate Board of Cancer Research UK and a Trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Background Information

Sir Douglas was educated at Glasgow University where he gained a BAcc (Hons) degree. He also completed the PMD course at Harvard Business School in 1983. He began his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG LLP) where he trained as a chartered accountant. He was appointed a partner of the firm in 1988.

Sir Douglas specialised in banking, multinational financial reporting, treasury and securities trading operations, group re-organisations and litigation support while at KPMG. He joined HSBC in 1995 and was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director. In 2010, Sir Douglas’s responsibilities were broadened to that of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director Risk and Regulation. He was appointed Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc in 2010, retiring in 2017.

In a Non-Executive capacity, Sir Douglas has served as Director of BP plc from 2005 until 2011 and was Chairman of its Audit Committee in his final year.

In other roles, Sir Douglas served on the Board of the Institute of International Finance and was its Chairman from 2012 until 2016. He was a member of both the Mayor of Beijing’s and the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council and was a member of the International Advisory Board of the China Europe International Business School, Shanghai. He was an independent external member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board in the UK and has been, by invitation from the then Prime Minister, a British Business Ambassador. In 2017 he was appointed by the Chancellor as Special Envoy to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Douglas Flint is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has served on the Accounting Standards Board and on the Shipley Working Group on Public Disclosure. In June 2006 he was honoured with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen and in June 2018 he was knighted in recognition of his services to the finance industry.

Sir Douglas Flint is based in London.

 
Dame Clara Furse DBE

Dame Clara Furse DBE

Dame Clara Furse is the Chairman of HSBC UK and a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Vodafone Group Plc and Amadeus IT Group, S.A. She has been the CEO of London Stock Exchange Group plc and is currently a Member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House.

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Clara Furse DBE

Current Positions

Dame Clara Furse is the Chairman of HSBC UK, the ring-fenced bank of HSBC Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc and Amadeus IT Group SA.

She is also a member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House, and a member of Bocconi University’s International Advisory Council.

Background Information

Dame Clara began her career in 1979 as a broker, moving to UBS Phillips and Drew Limited in 1983. This was followed by 15 years at UBS Investment Bank, where she became a Managing Director in 1995 and Global Head of Futures in 1996. Dame Clara then moved to Credit Lyonnaise Rouse where she was Group Chief Executive from 1998 to 2000. From January 2001 to May 2009 she was Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc.

She was a Non-Executive Director of Nomura Holdings Inc from June 2010 to March 2017, the lead Independent Director of the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions until April 2017.

She has also held Non-Executive Director positions at Euroclear plc, LCH Clearnet Group Limited, Fortis SA, Legal & General Group plc and was a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council (SIFAC). In 2012 she chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government’s Office for Science Foresight Project on the future of computer trading in financial markets.

Dame Clara was also an External Member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, joining the new statutory body and macroprudential regulator in April 2013.

Other Notable Interests

In 2005 Dame Clara was listed as one of the 50 most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune magazine and in 2007 Times magazine ranked Dame Clara among the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Dame Clara was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008 for her contribution to the Financial Services industry. She has also served as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of LIFFE.

Dame Clara Furse is based in London.

 
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

Dr Gibson-Smith is Chairman of JUST Group plc and Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank. He has been Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group plc and The British Land Company plc.

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Chris Gibson-Smith

Current Positions

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is Chairman of Just Group plc, a life insurance company and Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank. He is also a Chairman of Reform, an independent think tank.

Background Information

Dr Gibson-Smith spent over 30 years with BP plc in various roles, becoming Group Managing Director, before leaving the company in 2001.

He then moved on to become Chairman of National Air Traffic Services Limited from 2001 to 2005.

He was Business Ambassador for the UK Trade & Investment organisation (previously known as British Trade International) from 2008 to 2010.

Dr Gibson-Smith stepped down as Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group plc in 2015, having been in this role since 2003.

He was Chairman of The British Land Company plc (UK’s second largest property group by market cap) from 2007 until 2012.

Dr Gibson-Smith was a Governor of the London Business School from 2005 to 2012 and a Non-Executive Director of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority from 2006 to 2012. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc 1999-2005, and for Powergen plc.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Gibson-Smith was a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Business School and is an Honorary Fellow of University College Durham.

In the 2011 Queen’s Awards, Dr Gibson-Smith was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is based in London.

 

Jan du Plessis

Current Positions

Jan du Plessis is currently Chairman of BT Group Plc.

Background Information

Raised near Cape Town, Jan du Plessis started his career as a Chartered Accountant and joined the South African Rembrandt Group Limited, before being transferred to London and later on to Switzerland to work in financial and legal functions.

In 1988 he became Group Finance Director of Richemont SA, a diversified Swiss holding company. When he resigned from that role 16 years later the group had been significantly restructured into the second biggest luxury goods group in the world.

From 1990 to 1996 he also held the additional role of Group Finance Director of Rothmans International plc, at that time a FTSE 30 subsidiary company of Richemont.

In 1999 he became a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco plc prior to occupying the Chairmanship from May 2004 to October 2009.

Mr du Plessis was a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc from October 2005 to April 2009, taking on the role of Audit Committee Chair towards the end of that period.

In 2005 he became Chairman of RHM plc, one of the UK’s leading food producers, and in that capacity led its transition from private equity ownership to public company, until the recommended take-over of RHM by Premier Foods in March 2007.

In 2008 he became a Non-Executive Director of the retailer Marks & Spencer Group plc and then the Senior Independent Director in March 2012, until he resigned from the Board in March 2015.

In July 2015 Mr du Plessis became Chairman of SABMiller plc until October 2016, having previously joined that Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-Elect in September 2014.

He was Chairman of Rio Tinto plc from April 2009 until March 2018, having been appointed as Non-Executive Director in September 2008.

Other Notable Interests

Jan du Plessis is based in London.

Oscar Fanjul

Current Positions

Dr Oscar Fanjul is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO of Omega Capital SL. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. He is Independent Vice Chairman at LafargeHolcim Limited. He is Lead Independent Director of Ferrovial SA. He remains Honorary Chairman of Repsol SA where he served previously as Chairman Founder and CEO.

Background Information

Oscar Fanjul started his career at the National Institute of Industry and has also worked at the Confederación Española Cajas de Ahorros.

From 1983 to 1984, he served as Technical Secretary General and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Energy for Spain.

Oscar Fanjul was the Chairman Founder and CEO of Repsol SA from its inception in 1986 until 1996.

In 1997 he became Chairman of the NH Hotels Group SA, a post he held until 1999, when he moved on to the Chairmanship of Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico SA, a position he held until 2001.

From 2001 to 2010 he served as a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc, Areva SA, BBVA SA and Acerinox SA.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Oscar Fanjul has been a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and a member of the Competitiveness Advisory Group to the President of the European Commission.

He is also a Trustee of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, of the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Empresa (IESE) and of the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI).

Dr Oscar Fanjul is based in Madrid.

Douglas Flint CBE

Current Positions

Sir Douglas Flint is currently Chairman of IP Group plc, Chairman Designate of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Chairman of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Just Finance Foundation. He is a Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, Chairman of the Hong Kong Association, Chairman of the Corporate Board of Cancer Research UK and a Trustee of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Background Information

Sir Douglas was educated at Glasgow University where he gained a BAcc (Hons) degree. He also completed the PMD course at Harvard Business School in 1983. He began his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG LLP) where he trained as a chartered accountant. He was appointed a partner of the firm in 1988.

Sir Douglas specialised in banking, multinational financial reporting, treasury and securities trading operations, group re-organisations and litigation support while at KPMG. He joined HSBC in 1995 and was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director. In 2010, Sir Douglas’s responsibilities were broadened to that of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director Risk and Regulation. He was appointed Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc in 2010, retiring in 2017.

In a Non-Executive capacity, Sir Douglas has served as Director of BP plc from 2005 until 2011 and was Chairman of its Audit Committee in his final year.

In other roles, Sir Douglas served on the Board of the Institute of International Finance and was its Chairman from 2012 until 2016. He was a member of both the Mayor of Beijing’s and the Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council and was a member of the International Advisory Board of the China Europe International Business School, Shanghai. He was an independent external member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board in the UK and has been, by invitation from the then Prime Minister, a British Business Ambassador. In 2017 he was appointed by the Chancellor as Special Envoy to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Douglas Flint is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has served on the Accounting Standards Board and on the Shipley Working Group on Public Disclosure. In June 2006 he was honoured with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen and in June 2018 he was knighted in recognition of his services to the finance industry.

Sir Douglas Flint is based in London.

Clara Furse DBE

Current Positions

Dame Clara Furse is the Chairman of HSBC UK, the ring-fenced bank of HSBC Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc and Amadeus IT Group SA.

She is also a member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House, and a member of Bocconi University’s International Advisory Council.

Background Information

Dame Clara began her career in 1979 as a broker, moving to UBS Phillips and Drew Limited in 1983. This was followed by 15 years at UBS Investment Bank, where she became a Managing Director in 1995 and Global Head of Futures in 1996. Dame Clara then moved to Credit Lyonnaise Rouse where she was Group Chief Executive from 1998 to 2000. From January 2001 to May 2009 she was Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc.

She was a Non-Executive Director of Nomura Holdings Inc from June 2010 to March 2017, the lead Independent Director of the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions until April 2017.

She has also held Non-Executive Director positions at Euroclear plc, LCH Clearnet Group Limited, Fortis SA, Legal & General Group plc and was a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council (SIFAC). In 2012 she chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government’s Office for Science Foresight Project on the future of computer trading in financial markets.

Dame Clara was also an External Member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, joining the new statutory body and macroprudential regulator in April 2013.

Other Notable Interests

In 2005 Dame Clara was listed as one of the 50 most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune magazine and in 2007 Times magazine ranked Dame Clara among the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Dame Clara was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008 for her contribution to the Financial Services industry. She has also served as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of LIFFE.

Dame Clara Furse is based in London.

Chris Gibson-Smith

Current Positions

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is Chairman of Just Group plc, a life insurance company and Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank. He is also a Chairman of Reform, an independent think tank.

Background Information

Dr Gibson-Smith spent over 30 years with BP plc in various roles, becoming Group Managing Director, before leaving the company in 2001.

He then moved on to become Chairman of National Air Traffic Services Limited from 2001 to 2005.

He was Business Ambassador for the UK Trade & Investment organisation (previously known as British Trade International) from 2008 to 2010.

Dr Gibson-Smith stepped down as Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group plc in 2015, having been in this role since 2003.

He was Chairman of The British Land Company plc (UK’s second largest property group by market cap) from 2007 until 2012.

Dr Gibson-Smith was a Governor of the London Business School from 2005 to 2012 and a Non-Executive Director of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority from 2006 to 2012. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc 1999-2005, and for Powergen plc.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Gibson-Smith was a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Business School and is an Honorary Fellow of University College Durham.

In the 2011 Queen’s Awards, Dr Gibson-Smith was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is based in London.

Val Gooding

Val Gooding

Val Gooding is currently Chairman of UK Insurance for Aviva and a Non-Executive Director of TUI AG and Vodafone Group plc. She was formerly Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and CEO of BUPA.

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Val Gooding

Current Positions

Val Gooding is currently Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK Limited and a Non-Executive Director of TUI AG and Vodafone Group plc.

Background Information

Val Gooding began her career with British Airways plc where she worked for 23 years and held a number of positions, including Head of Cabin Services, Head of Marketing, Director of Business Units and Director, Asia Pacific.

In 1996 Val Gooding became Managing Director of British United Provident Association (Bupa) and was appointed to the position of CEO in 1998, a role she held for ten years before stepping down in 2008.

Ms Gooding was Chairman of Premier Farnell plc from 2011 to 2016.

She has held Non-Executive Directorships of Standard Chartered plc, the UK Home Office, the BBC, J Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc, BAA plc and CWC plc.

Val was a member of the Council of Warwick University, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Warwick Business School, and a Board member of both the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Association of British Insurers.

Ms Gooding was also President of the International Federation of Health Plans.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Val Gooding is a Trustee of The English National Ballet, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association Trust.

Ms Gooding was awarded a CBE in 2002 for services to business.

In 2005 Fortune magazine listed her as one of the most powerful business women outside the US and in 2006 she was given a PwC Lifetime Achievement Award by the CBI.

Ms Gooding has honorary doctorates from Warwick, Cranfield, Bournemouth and Middlesex Universities.

Val Gooding is based in London.

 
Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is Chairman of AP Moller-Maersk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG and Vice Chairman of Allianz SE. He was previously Vice-Chairman of Bang & Olufsen A/S.

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Jim Hagemann Snabe

Current Positions

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of AP Moller - Maersk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of Allianz SE and he is a Member of the Board of Trustees at World Economic Forum.

He is also a Senior Advisor to Warburg Pincus LLC and Advisory Board Member to Docusign Inc.

Background Information

Jim Hagemann Snabe started his career in 1990 working at SAP AG. He developed his career through 24 years of service in the IT industry, holding varied leadership roles across Europe.

He moved from Managing Director at SAP Svenska AB to Regional Managing Director, SAP Nordic and then a number of leading roles in SAP AG, Germany culminating in his appointment in 2008 as an Executive Board member and ultimately co-CEO of SAP AG in 2010. He has also been on the Board of SAP SE, where he was the co-CEO.

In 2014 he decided to leave the role as an executive and leverage his digital experience to help accelerate the digital transformation of society and global non-IT companies.

At this same time Mr Hagemann Snabe became a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum. In this role he has been involved in projects related to the digital future of Europe, driven by the European Commission.

From 2015 to 2016 Mr Hagemann Snabe was Chairman of the World Economic Forum USA Inc.

Mr Hagemann Snabe has previously served on the Boards of Danske Bank A/S and Bang & Olufsen A/S where he held the position of Vice-Chairman.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Jim Hagemann Snabe is an academic contributor to and a member of the Board Leadership Society in Denmark and is involved in developing and delivering a new executive leadership development programme at Copenhagen Business School.

In 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Jim Hagemann Snabe is based in Copenhagen and Munich.

 
Sir Philip Hampton

Sir Philip Hampton

Sir Philip is the Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc. Previously he was Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and J Sainsbury plc and Group Finance Director for British Steel plc, BT Group plc and British Gas plc.

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Philip Hampton

Current Positions

Sir Philip is currently the Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc. He is also a Senior Independent Non- Executive Director of Anglo American plc and serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Background Information

Sir Philip Hampton started his professional career with the auditors Coopers & Lybrand LLP in 1975, working in various audit and investigation positions in London and West Africa. In 1981 he joined Lazard & Co Limited, working on mergers and acquisitions, business restructurings and capital markets.

In 1986 he was seconded to Lazard Frères & Co LLC in New York and also worked extensively with Lazard Frères in Paris.

From 1990 he worked for British Steel plc as Group Finance Director and became Group Finance Director of British Gas plc in July 1996. In 2000 he joined BT Group plc as Group Finance Director.

From 2002 until 2004 he worked as CFO for the Lloyds TSB Group plc.

Sir Philip was Chairman of J Sainsbury plc until 2009 and then became Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc until he stepped down in May 2015 to become Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Sir Philip has also been Non-Executive Director at RMC Group plc and is the former Chairman of UK Financial Investments Ltd, set up by the UK Government.

Until the end of 2010 he was a Non-Executive Director at Belgacom SA, where he chaired the Audit Committee.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Philip Hampton was a Vice-Chairman of the CBI from 2008 to 2009.

In December 2006 Sir Philip was knighted for his contribution to Public Services.

Sir Philip Hampton is based in London.

 
Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Hogg is a Senior Independent Director of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a member of the Takeover Panel (UK). She has been lead Independent Non-Executive Director at UK HM Treasury, Chairman of 3i Group and Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at John Lewis Partnership plc.

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Baroness Sarah Hogg

Current Positions

Baroness Sarah Hogg is currently a Senior Independent Director of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a member of the Takeover Panel (UK). She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Limited.

Background Information

Early in her career, Baroness Sarah Hogg was responsible for the economics coverage of a number of Britain’s most respected publications, including The Economist, The Times and the Daily Telegraph. She was involved in the start-up of The Independent, hiring and managing its award- winning business team from 1986 to 1989.

Thereafter she was Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1990 to 1995 and was closely involved in the programmes of privatisation and private finance, performance measurement in public services and international economic issues. During this time she was the Prime Minister’s closest adviser on the Uruguay round of trade negotiations.

Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all three sectors. Notably she was the first woman to become Chairman of a FTSE 100 company and has sat on eight other FTSE 100 Boards.

Baroness Hogg was the founding Chairman of Frontier Economics Limited. In 2002 she became Chairman of 3i Group plc, Europe’s largest listed private equity company, where she stayed until 2010, when she took on the Chairmanship of the Financial Reporting Council.

She has previously served on the Boards of BG Group plc, GKN plc, the dual-listed company Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, as well as Cadbury plc. She was an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the John Lewis Partnership plc.

Other Notable Interests

Baroness Hogg is a Trustee of the Trusthouse Foundation, St. Mary’s School in Ascot, Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire Limited, and of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

She was created a Life Peer in the 1995 New Year’s Honours List and in 2005 she received the CBI Lifetime Award for Women in Business. Baroness Hogg has also received many honorary fellowships.

Baroness Sarah Hogg is based in London.

 
Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz B Humer was Chairman and CEO of Roche Holding AG, Chairman of Diageo plc and INSEAD. Dr Humer is an Independent Director of Citigroup Inc.

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Franz Humer

Current Positions

Dr Humer is currently Independent Lead Director of Arix Bioscience (London) plc. He also sits on the Board as an Independent Director of Allogene, Independent Director of CitiGroup Inc (New York), Huya Bioscience International LLC and Walter Frey Holding. Dr Humer is Chairman of the Advisory Board LetterOne Holdings SA.

Background Information

Dr Humer has spent his executive career in the pharmaceutical industry, commencing with Schering-Plough, which is now known as Merck & Co, and then working with Glaxo for many years where he became the COO in 1993.

He joined F Hoffmann-La Roche in 1995 and was appointed CEO of Roche Holding Limited in 1998, a role he held until 2008. He was also the Chairman of the Roche Holding Board from 2001 to March 2014.

He joined the Board of Diageo, the world’s leading spirits company in 2005 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diageo plc, from 2008 to December 2016.

Dr Humer was Chairman of INSEAD until January 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Franz Humer is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and of the Humer Foundation. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates.

Dr Franz Humer is based in Zurich.

 

Val Gooding

Current Positions

Val Gooding is currently Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK Limited and a Non-Executive Director of TUI AG and Vodafone Group plc.

Background Information

Val Gooding began her career with British Airways plc where she worked for 23 years and held a number of positions, including Head of Cabin Services, Head of Marketing, Director of Business Units and Director, Asia Pacific.

In 1996 Val Gooding became Managing Director of British United Provident Association (Bupa) and was appointed to the position of CEO in 1998, a role she held for ten years before stepping down in 2008.

Ms Gooding was Chairman of Premier Farnell plc from 2011 to 2016.

She has held Non-Executive Directorships of Standard Chartered plc, the UK Home Office, the BBC, J Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc, BAA plc and CWC plc.

Val was a member of the Council of Warwick University, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Warwick Business School, and a Board member of both the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Association of British Insurers.

Ms Gooding was also President of the International Federation of Health Plans.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Val Gooding is a Trustee of The English National Ballet, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association Trust.

Ms Gooding was awarded a CBE in 2002 for services to business.

In 2005 Fortune magazine listed her as one of the most powerful business women outside the US and in 2006 she was given a PwC Lifetime Achievement Award by the CBI.

Ms Gooding has honorary doctorates from Warwick, Cranfield, Bournemouth and Middlesex Universities.

Val Gooding is based in London.

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Current Positions

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of AP Moller - Maersk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of Allianz SE and he is a Member of the Board of Trustees at World Economic Forum.

He is also a Senior Advisor to Warburg Pincus LLC and Advisory Board Member to Docusign Inc.

Background Information

Jim Hagemann Snabe started his career in 1990 working at SAP AG. He developed his career through 24 years of service in the IT industry, holding varied leadership roles across Europe.

He moved from Managing Director at SAP Svenska AB to Regional Managing Director, SAP Nordic and then a number of leading roles in SAP AG, Germany culminating in his appointment in 2008 as an Executive Board member and ultimately co-CEO of SAP AG in 2010. He has also been on the Board of SAP SE, where he was the co-CEO.

In 2014 he decided to leave the role as an executive and leverage his digital experience to help accelerate the digital transformation of society and global non-IT companies.

At this same time Mr Hagemann Snabe became a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum. In this role he has been involved in projects related to the digital future of Europe, driven by the European Commission.

From 2015 to 2016 Mr Hagemann Snabe was Chairman of the World Economic Forum USA Inc.

Mr Hagemann Snabe has previously served on the Boards of Danske Bank A/S and Bang & Olufsen A/S where he held the position of Vice-Chairman.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Jim Hagemann Snabe is an academic contributor to and a member of the Board Leadership Society in Denmark and is involved in developing and delivering a new executive leadership development programme at Copenhagen Business School.

In 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Jim Hagemann Snabe is based in Copenhagen and Munich.

Philip Hampton

Current Positions

Sir Philip is currently the Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc. He is also a Senior Independent Non- Executive Director of Anglo American plc and serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Background Information

Sir Philip Hampton started his professional career with the auditors Coopers & Lybrand LLP in 1975, working in various audit and investigation positions in London and West Africa. In 1981 he joined Lazard & Co Limited, working on mergers and acquisitions, business restructurings and capital markets.

In 1986 he was seconded to Lazard Frères & Co LLC in New York and also worked extensively with Lazard Frères in Paris.

From 1990 he worked for British Steel plc as Group Finance Director and became Group Finance Director of British Gas plc in July 1996. In 2000 he joined BT Group plc as Group Finance Director.

From 2002 until 2004 he worked as CFO for the Lloyds TSB Group plc.

Sir Philip was Chairman of J Sainsbury plc until 2009 and then became Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc until he stepped down in May 2015 to become Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Sir Philip has also been Non-Executive Director at RMC Group plc and is the former Chairman of UK Financial Investments Ltd, set up by the UK Government.

Until the end of 2010 he was a Non-Executive Director at Belgacom SA, where he chaired the Audit Committee.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Philip Hampton was a Vice-Chairman of the CBI from 2008 to 2009.

In December 2006 Sir Philip was knighted for his contribution to Public Services.

Sir Philip Hampton is based in London.

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Current Positions

Baroness Sarah Hogg is currently a Senior Independent Director of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a member of the Takeover Panel (UK). She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Limited.

Background Information

Early in her career, Baroness Sarah Hogg was responsible for the economics coverage of a number of Britain’s most respected publications, including The Economist, The Times and the Daily Telegraph. She was involved in the start-up of The Independent, hiring and managing its award- winning business team from 1986 to 1989.

Thereafter she was Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1990 to 1995 and was closely involved in the programmes of privatisation and private finance, performance measurement in public services and international economic issues. During this time she was the Prime Minister’s closest adviser on the Uruguay round of trade negotiations.

Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all three sectors. Notably she was the first woman to become Chairman of a FTSE 100 company and has sat on eight other FTSE 100 Boards.

Baroness Hogg was the founding Chairman of Frontier Economics Limited. In 2002 she became Chairman of 3i Group plc, Europe’s largest listed private equity company, where she stayed until 2010, when she took on the Chairmanship of the Financial Reporting Council.

She has previously served on the Boards of BG Group plc, GKN plc, the dual-listed company Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, as well as Cadbury plc. She was an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the John Lewis Partnership plc.

Other Notable Interests

Baroness Hogg is a Trustee of the Trusthouse Foundation, St. Mary’s School in Ascot, Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire Limited, and of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

She was created a Life Peer in the 1995 New Year’s Honours List and in 2005 she received the CBI Lifetime Award for Women in Business. Baroness Hogg has also received many honorary fellowships.

Baroness Sarah Hogg is based in London.

Franz Humer

Current Positions

Dr Humer is currently Independent Lead Director of Arix Bioscience (London) plc. He also sits on the Board as an Independent Director of Allogene, Independent Director of CitiGroup Inc (New York), Huya Bioscience International LLC and Walter Frey Holding. Dr Humer is Chairman of the Advisory Board LetterOne Holdings SA.

Background Information

Dr Humer has spent his executive career in the pharmaceutical industry, commencing with Schering-Plough, which is now known as Merck & Co, and then working with Glaxo for many years where he became the COO in 1993.

He joined F Hoffmann-La Roche in 1995 and was appointed CEO of Roche Holding Limited in 1998, a role he held until 2008. He was also the Chairman of the Roche Holding Board from 2001 to March 2014.

He joined the Board of Diageo, the world’s leading spirits company in 2005 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diageo plc, from 2008 to December 2016.

Dr Humer was Chairman of INSEAD until January 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Franz Humer is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and of the Humer Foundation. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates.

Dr Franz Humer is based in Zurich.

Susan S Kilsby

Susan S Kilsby

Susan S. Kilsby is Chairman of Shire plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International, Diageo plc, Fortune Brands Home and Security, and BBA Aviation.

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Susan S Kilsby

Current Positions

Susan S Kilsby is the current Chairman of Shire plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International, Diageo plc, Fortune Brands Home and Security Inc, and BBA Aviation plc, where she is Senior Independent Director and chairs the Remuneration Committee.

Background Information

Susan has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and in 2016 received a Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from The City University London. Susan started her career when she joined The First Boston Corporation, a predecessor company of Credit Suisse Group AG, in 1980, working in the Mergers and Acquisition Group in New York until 1992. She later moved to London as Head of Credit Suisse’s European Consumer, Retail & Services group in Investment Banking and, from 2002 until 2007, was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Advisor for EMEA and later the Chairman.

From 2009 through 2014, she was Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse, where she focused on senior level coverage of global corporations.

Ms Kilsby previously served on the Boards of Coca-Cola HBC AG, Keurig Green Mountain Inc, where she Chaired the Audit Committee, and L’Occitane SA, where she Chaired the Remuneration Committee.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Susan S Kilsby is a Senior Visiting Fellow of Cass Business School in London and Chairman of the M&A Research Centre at Cass. She is a member of Wellesley College’s Business Leadership Council and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Gordon A Rich Foundation.

Ms Kilsby was Chairman of the International region of C200 from 2010 to 2013; an organisation composed of leading women in business globally and was a founding member of the Competitor Diversity Forum in London.

Susan S Kilsby has been recognised by both Forbes.com and Financial News as one of the Top Ten Women in Finance and was again recognised by Financial News each year from 2008 through 2011.

Susan S Kilsby is based in Sarasotta, Montreux and Cape Town.

 
Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang has been CEO of Paribas Group. He is Chairman of Les Echos SAS and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co.

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André Lévy-Lang

Current Positions

Dr André Lévy-Lang is currently the Chairman of Les Echos SAS and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co.

Background Information

Dr André Lévy-Lang began his career with the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA - the French atomic energy commission) in 1960, and then joined the Schlumberger Limited in 1962 where he held various engineering, marketing and management positions in France and the United States. Between 1963 and 1965 he was a Harkness Fellow at Stanford University.

In 1974 he joined Paribas, a banking group, through one of its major affiliates, Compagnie Bancaire, the leading European group of specialised financial services companies. He was appointed CEO of Compagnie Bancaire SA in 1982.

In 1990 Dr Lévy-Lang was appointed CEO of the Paribas Group, a position he held until 1999 when Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) acquired Paribas to create BNP-Paribas.

Dr Lévy-Lang was a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association from 1982 to 1999, and from 1988 until 1994, he was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association (MEDEF).

He has held Directorships on the Boards of Péchiney SA, Elf Aquitaine SA, Finaxa, Schlumberger Limited, Dexia SA and Assurances Générales de France (AGF, now part of Allianz SE). Until May 2011 he was a Non-Executive Director of SCOR SE.

Other Notable Interests

Dr André Lévy-Lang is a Governor of the American Hospital of Paris Foundation, chairs the Fondation du Risque and the Institut Louis Bachelier and sits on the Boards of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Fondation Europlace de Finance and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.

He is active as an independent investor and is a Visiting Professor in Finance at Université de Paris-Dauphine.

Dr Lévy-Lang is a Commandeur of the Légion d’Honneur and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.

Dr André Lévy-Lang is based in Paris.

 
Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten is Chairman of Ericsson AB having previously been Chairman of Electrolux AB and CEO of Atlas Copco AB.

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Ronnie Leten

Current Positions

Ronnie Leten is the Chairman of Ericsson AB. Mr Leten is also the Chairman of Epiroc AB, a mining and infrastructure subsidiary of Atlas Copco AB, which will be listed as an independent company in the second half of 2018. He is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of SKF AB and on the Board of IPCO AS, a leading global supplier of industrial process solutions.

Background Information

Ronnie Leten has spent most of his career with leading Swedish global companies.

After an early career at General Biscuits SA in Belgium, he joined Atlas Copco AB in 1985, where he had various senior positions until 1995.

He then served for two years as Plant Manager for Tenneco Automotive France SA in Belgium before returning to the Atlas Copco AB to become Business Area Leader for the worldwide compressor business. In 2009 he became CEO of the entire group.

During his eight-year tenure as CEO of the Atlas Copco Group the company’s market capitalisation quadrupled to €45bn. Mr Leten stepped down from this role in early 2017.

Mr Leten became a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Electrolux AB in 2012 and became its Chairman in 2014 until April 2018.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Ronnie Leten is based in Antwerp and Stockholm.

 
Birger Magnus

Birger Magnus

Birger Magnus is the Chairman of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. He has been the Chairman of Storebrand ASA, Hafslund ASA and of Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA.

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Birger Magnus

Current Positions

Birger Magnus is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and is a Board member of Harvard Business Publishing. He is also chairing Working Group Two AS, a JV between Cisco and Telenor ASA. He is a Board member of the shipping group Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi A/S and also chairs high growth companies in the digital arena including the start-ups Kolonial.no AS and Xeneta AS.

Background Information

Birger Magnus started his career with Honeywell Bull AS before joining McKinsey & Co where he spent 11 years and became Managing Partner of the Norway office. In 1996 he joined the media group Schibsted ASA as Regional Executive VP and later became Deputy CEO. During the 13 years he spent with Schibsted in different leadership roles he worked extensively on the digital transformation issues that brought Schibsted to the very front of digital media business models.

As Chairman and Non-Executive Director in sectors such as energy, insurance, shipping and airlines, Mr Magnus has also been leading digital transformation programmes in established industries.

Mr Magnus was previously Board member of Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) AB from 2013-2016, and the Chairman of Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA from 2010-2012 - overseeing the sale of the company to Canadian Alimentation Couche-Tard.

He was the Chairman of Storebrand ASA from 2009-2017 and was Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aschehoug AS publishing house from 2010-2016.

Up until 2017 Birger Magnus was also the Chairman of Hafslund ASA.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Birger Magnus chairs several charities and NGOs and has been Chairman of INSEAD International Council, Norway (since 2008).

He is active in seed venture capital.

Birger Magnus is based in Oslo.

 
Sir Tom McKillop

Sir Tom McKillop

Sir Tom McKillop was CEO of AstraZeneca plc, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Evolva Holdings SA.

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Tom McKillop

Current Positions

Sir Tom McKillop is currently Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Board member of Almirall SA, an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Spain.

Background Information

Sir Tom McKillop began his career with ICI plc in 1969 after post-doctoral research work in Paris.

Within ICI Pharmaceuticals Division he held a number of increasingly senior research and development positions, including Director of Research in France, General Manager (Research) and then General Manager (Development), before his appointment in 1989 as Technical Director of ICI Pharmaceuticals. In this role he had global responsibility for Research, Development, Medical and Production.

In 1992 he was appointed Deputy CEO and in 1994 became CEO of Zeneca Pharmaceuticals plc (Zeneca having demerged from ICI in 1993).

In 1999 he led the merger of Astra and Zeneca, becoming Chief Executive of AstraZeneca plc, a position he held until retiring at the end of 2005.

Until 2009 Sir Tom was the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and a Non-Executive Director of BP plc. He has also served as Senior Non-Executive Director of Lloyds TSB Group plc and was a Non-Executive Director of TheraVectys (Paris) and Amersham International plc, before it was acquired by General Electric.

More recently he has held the position of Chairman of Evolva Holdings SA, a Swiss listed biotech company, and he has served on the boards of Alere Inc, an international diagnostics company with its headquarters in Massachusetts, USA, and UCB SA, a biopharmaceutical company based in Brussels.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Tom McKillop has been President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Industry Task Force and a member of both the European Round Table of Industrialists and the European Financial Roundtable.

He has received many scholarly awards and fellowships. He is both a Fellow of The Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, and an Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Sir Tom McKillop is based in London.

 

Susan S Kilsby

Current Positions

Susan S Kilsby is the current Chairman of Shire plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International, Diageo plc, Fortune Brands Home and Security Inc, and BBA Aviation plc, where she is Senior Independent Director and chairs the Remuneration Committee.

Background Information

Susan has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and in 2016 received a Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from The City University London. Susan started her career when she joined The First Boston Corporation, a predecessor company of Credit Suisse Group AG, in 1980, working in the Mergers and Acquisition Group in New York until 1992. She later moved to London as Head of Credit Suisse’s European Consumer, Retail & Services group in Investment Banking and, from 2002 until 2007, was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Advisor for EMEA and later the Chairman.

From 2009 through 2014, she was Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse, where she focused on senior level coverage of global corporations.

Ms Kilsby previously served on the Boards of Coca-Cola HBC AG, Keurig Green Mountain Inc, where she Chaired the Audit Committee, and L’Occitane SA, where she Chaired the Remuneration Committee.

Other Notable Interests

Ms Susan S Kilsby is a Senior Visiting Fellow of Cass Business School in London and Chairman of the M&A Research Centre at Cass. She is a member of Wellesley College’s Business Leadership Council and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Gordon A Rich Foundation.

Ms Kilsby was Chairman of the International region of C200 from 2010 to 2013; an organisation composed of leading women in business globally and was a founding member of the Competitor Diversity Forum in London.

Susan S Kilsby has been recognised by both Forbes.com and Financial News as one of the Top Ten Women in Finance and was again recognised by Financial News each year from 2008 through 2011.

Susan S Kilsby is based in Sarasotta, Montreux and Cape Town.

André Lévy-Lang

Current Positions

Dr André Lévy-Lang is currently the Chairman of Les Echos SAS and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co.

Background Information

Dr André Lévy-Lang began his career with the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA - the French atomic energy commission) in 1960, and then joined the Schlumberger Limited in 1962 where he held various engineering, marketing and management positions in France and the United States. Between 1963 and 1965 he was a Harkness Fellow at Stanford University.

In 1974 he joined Paribas, a banking group, through one of its major affiliates, Compagnie Bancaire, the leading European group of specialised financial services companies. He was appointed CEO of Compagnie Bancaire SA in 1982.

In 1990 Dr Lévy-Lang was appointed CEO of the Paribas Group, a position he held until 1999 when Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) acquired Paribas to create BNP-Paribas.

Dr Lévy-Lang was a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association from 1982 to 1999, and from 1988 until 1994, he was Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association (MEDEF).

He has held Directorships on the Boards of Péchiney SA, Elf Aquitaine SA, Finaxa, Schlumberger Limited, Dexia SA and Assurances Générales de France (AGF, now part of Allianz SE). Until May 2011 he was a Non-Executive Director of SCOR SE.

Other Notable Interests

Dr André Lévy-Lang is a Governor of the American Hospital of Paris Foundation, chairs the Fondation du Risque and the Institut Louis Bachelier and sits on the Boards of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Fondation Europlace de Finance and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.

He is active as an independent investor and is a Visiting Professor in Finance at Université de Paris-Dauphine.

Dr Lévy-Lang is a Commandeur of the Légion d’Honneur and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.

Dr André Lévy-Lang is based in Paris.

Ronnie Leten

Current Positions

Ronnie Leten is the Chairman of Ericsson AB. Mr Leten is also the Chairman of Epiroc AB, a mining and infrastructure subsidiary of Atlas Copco AB, which will be listed as an independent company in the second half of 2018. He is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of SKF AB and on the Board of IPCO AS, a leading global supplier of industrial process solutions.

Background Information

Ronnie Leten has spent most of his career with leading Swedish global companies.

After an early career at General Biscuits SA in Belgium, he joined Atlas Copco AB in 1985, where he had various senior positions until 1995.

He then served for two years as Plant Manager for Tenneco Automotive France SA in Belgium before returning to the Atlas Copco AB to become Business Area Leader for the worldwide compressor business. In 2009 he became CEO of the entire group.

During his eight-year tenure as CEO of the Atlas Copco Group the company’s market capitalisation quadrupled to €45bn. Mr Leten stepped down from this role in early 2017.

Mr Leten became a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Electrolux AB in 2012 and became its Chairman in 2014 until April 2018.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Ronnie Leten is based in Antwerp and Stockholm.

Birger Magnus

Current Positions

Birger Magnus is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and is a Board member of Harvard Business Publishing. He is also chairing Working Group Two AS, a JV between Cisco and Telenor ASA. He is a Board member of the shipping group Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi A/S and also chairs high growth companies in the digital arena including the start-ups Kolonial.no AS and Xeneta AS.

Background Information

Birger Magnus started his career with Honeywell Bull AS before joining McKinsey & Co where he spent 11 years and became Managing Partner of the Norway office. In 1996 he joined the media group Schibsted ASA as Regional Executive VP and later became Deputy CEO. During the 13 years he spent with Schibsted in different leadership roles he worked extensively on the digital transformation issues that brought Schibsted to the very front of digital media business models.

As Chairman and Non-Executive Director in sectors such as energy, insurance, shipping and airlines, Mr Magnus has also been leading digital transformation programmes in established industries.

Mr Magnus was previously Board member of Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) AB from 2013-2016, and the Chairman of Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA from 2010-2012 - overseeing the sale of the company to Canadian Alimentation Couche-Tard.

He was the Chairman of Storebrand ASA from 2009-2017 and was Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Aschehoug AS publishing house from 2010-2016.

Up until 2017 Birger Magnus was also the Chairman of Hafslund ASA.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Birger Magnus chairs several charities and NGOs and has been Chairman of INSEAD International Council, Norway (since 2008).

He is active in seed venture capital.

Birger Magnus is based in Oslo.

Tom McKillop

Current Positions

Sir Tom McKillop is currently Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Board member of Almirall SA, an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Spain.

Background Information

Sir Tom McKillop began his career with ICI plc in 1969 after post-doctoral research work in Paris.

Within ICI Pharmaceuticals Division he held a number of increasingly senior research and development positions, including Director of Research in France, General Manager (Research) and then General Manager (Development), before his appointment in 1989 as Technical Director of ICI Pharmaceuticals. In this role he had global responsibility for Research, Development, Medical and Production.

In 1992 he was appointed Deputy CEO and in 1994 became CEO of Zeneca Pharmaceuticals plc (Zeneca having demerged from ICI in 1993).

In 1999 he led the merger of Astra and Zeneca, becoming Chief Executive of AstraZeneca plc, a position he held until retiring at the end of 2005.

Until 2009 Sir Tom was the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc and a Non-Executive Director of BP plc. He has also served as Senior Non-Executive Director of Lloyds TSB Group plc and was a Non-Executive Director of TheraVectys (Paris) and Amersham International plc, before it was acquired by General Electric.

More recently he has held the position of Chairman of Evolva Holdings SA, a Swiss listed biotech company, and he has served on the boards of Alere Inc, an international diagnostics company with its headquarters in Massachusetts, USA, and UCB SA, a biopharmaceutical company based in Brussels.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Tom McKillop has been President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Industry Task Force and a member of both the European Round Table of Industrialists and the European Financial Roundtable.

He has received many scholarly awards and fellowships. He is both a Fellow of The Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, and an Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Sir Tom McKillop is based in London.

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE and of Suez, having been the CEO and Chairman for 21 years.

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Gérard Mestrallet

Current Positions

Gérard Mestrallet is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE SA and of GDF SUEZ Rassembleurs d’Energies SAS, having been the CEO and Chairman for 21 years. He is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Société Générale SA and a Member of JPMorgan Chase & Co’s International Council. He is also a member of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Electric Company.

Background Information

Gérard Mestrallet is a graduate of the French engineering school, École Polytechnique, and of École Nationale d’Administration. He began his career as a Civil Administrator in the Treasury in Paris and then became Advisor on Industrial Affairs to Jacques Delors, Economy and Finance Minister (1982-1984).

Mr Mestrallet then joined Compagnie Financière de Suez. In 1986 he was appointed Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of industrial affairs.

In 1991 he was named Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique SA. In 1995, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ SA.

Gérard Mestrallet was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ SA (now ENGIE) when SUEZ merged with Gaz de France on July 2008. In 2016, he became Chairman of the Board of ENGIE SA and is also Chairman of the Board of SUEZ.

In 2002 he was a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Crédit Agricole Indosuez SA, Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA and Safran. Subsequently he served as a Non-Executive Director for AXA SA and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA and was a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG until the end of January 2018.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Gérard Mestrallet is Chairman of Paris EUROPLACE and of FACE (Foundation Against Exclusion) and Governor of The International Economic Forum of the Americas.

He is Chairman of the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council as well as a Member of the Shanghai and Beijing Mayors’ International Economic Advisory Councils. He is a Director of Tongii University, Shanghai.

Mr Mestrallet has been a Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists. Mr Mestrallet received an Honorary Doctorate from Cranfield University in 2010.

He received the Commander of Léopold’s Order in January 1997, Commander of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic in May 2012 and Commander of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur in January 2017.

Gérard Mestrallet is based in Paris.

 
Glen Moreno

Glen Moreno

Glen Moreno is a Director of Fidelity International Limited. He was previously Chairman of Pearson plc, Virgin Money plc and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc.

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Glen Moreno

Current Positions

Glen Moreno is a Director of Fidelity International Limited, one of the world’s leading investment companies.

Background Information

Glen Moreno spent over 18 years with Citigroup Inc (1969-1987), holding senior positions in Europe and Asia. He was a member of the group’s Policy Committee.

From 1987 to 1991 he was Chief Executive of Fidelity International Limited, where he still serves as a Director and Chairman of the Capital Committee. He led the company’s international expansion, including the launch of the hallmark global product range, Fidelity Funds.

Until mid-2009 Mr Moreno was Senior Independent Director of Man Group plc and was involved in the successful demerger of Man’s traditional commodities trading business to focus on financial services.

In 2009 he served as Acting Chairman of UK Financial Investments, the organisation created to manage the UK government’s investment in troubled banks. From 2005 to 2015 he was Chairman of Pearson plc, a global publishing and educational business, and from 2015 to 2018 he was Chairman of Virgin Money plc.

Mr Moreno has previously held positions as a Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council. Until 2017 he was a Director of Grupo Prisa SA, and a Senior Advisor to HSBC Holdings plc.

Other Notable Interests

Glen Moreno is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, founded in 1958 to advance Anglo-American links, and which has since broadened to involve nations from all over the world. As an American and British national, he divides his time between the US and the UK.

He is also a Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Glen Moreno is based in the US.

 
Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik is Lead Director on the Board of ConocoPhillips Company and former President and CEO of Norwegian oil company Statoil Group AS and a former Chairman of SAS AB, Telenor ASA and DNB ASA.

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Harald Norvik

Current positions

Harald Norvik is an Independent Consultant who is Lead Director of the Board of ConocoPhillips Company and the Chairman of the Board of Kraft Bank, Imatis and Energynest. He is also a Member of the Board of Umoe Group AS, Arundo and Rock Energy and he currently serves as Chairman of the Nominations Committee of Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) and Veidekke ASA. He is Adviser on Corporate Governance to NBIM, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway.

Background information

After receiving his Master of Science Degree in Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Harald Norvik worked at the Institute of Technology before serving as Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Norway (1976-1979) and also as State Secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (1979-1981).

From 1981 to 1988 he was CFO at Aker Group, a leading global oil services company, and from 1986 to 1988 he was CEO of Astrup Høyer A/S and Member of the Executive Board of the Aker Group.

Mr Norvik was appointed CEO and President of Norwegian oil company Statoil AB in 1988 and he left the company in 1999.

Previously Harald Norvik served as Chairman of Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) AB, Telenor ASA, Oslo Stock Exchange ASA and TV2 AS (Commercial TV Company), and Deputy Chairman of PGS ASA (Petroleum Geo Services).

Mr Norvik has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Den Norske Bank ASA, and Chairman of the Board of Deep Ocean Group Holding BV and also a Board Member of Orkla ASA and AGR Group ASA.

Other notable interests

Mr Harald Norvik is the Chairman of the Board of NRC (Global refugee organisation).

Harald Norvik is based in Oslo.

 
Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila was previously Chairman and CEO of Nokia OYJ and Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Outokumpu OYJ.

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Jorma Ollila

Current Positions

Jorma Ollila is Non-Executive Director of Tetra Laval International SA and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Otava Books and Magazines Group Ltd. Mr Ollila is an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners LP, a Board member of TBG AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miltton Oy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xinova Management Group LLC.

Background Information

Jorma Ollila started his career in the banking industry, working with Citibank OY for seven years in several managerial positions before moving on to join Nokia OYJ in 1985.

With Nokia he was President of Nokia Mobile Phones (1990-1992), President and CEO of Nokia Corporation (1992-1999), Chairman and CEO (1999-2006) and finally Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia OYJ (1999-2012).

Mr Ollila also served as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2006 to 2015 and Chairman of Outokumpu OYJ from 2013 to 2018.

He was Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA and Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA between 2005 and 2017.

He has previously been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Ford Motor Company (2000-2008) and Vice-Chairman at UPM-Kymmene Corp.

He was Vice-Chairman of the EU Reflection Group 2007-2010 and was the Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists between 2005 and 2009.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Jorma Ollila was a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Helsinki from 2009 to 2017.

He was awarded Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2006, Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 and has received honorary awards in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Estonia.

Jorma Ollila is based in Helsinki.

 
Sir Richard Olver

Sir Richard Olver

Sir Richard was Deputy Group Chief Executive of BP plc before becoming the Chairman of BAE Systems plc.

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Richard Olver

Current Positions

Sir Richard is currently a Director of a US private shale business and Chairman of a private European gas exploration company. He serves as an Advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC and to HSBC Holdings plc. Sir Richard is also currently a UK Business Ambassador.

Background Information

Sir Richard Olver joined BP plc in 1973. His early career involved a wide range of oil, gas and refining projects in Britain, Canada, Scotland, the Middle East and Norway.

He was appointed Vice-President, BP Pipelines North America Inc. in 1979. In 1983 he became Divisional Manager for new technology with responsibility for offshore, Arctic and enhanced oil recovery technology development.

In April 1992 Sir Richard became Chief Executive, BP Exploration, USA, where he led BP plc’s growth in deep water exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1995 he became Deputy Chief Executive of BP Exploration Inc.

He was appointed to the Board of BP plc and became CEO of Exploration and Production in 1998. Sir Richard led the Upstream E&P business of BP for five years and became Deputy Group Chief Executive in 2003, a position he held until July 2004.

Sir Richard then became Chairman of BAE Systems plc, Europe’s largest defence company, and held this position for 10 years until early 2014. He was also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Reuters Group plc, subsequently Thomson Reuters Corp, until December 2008.

Sir Richard was also Deputy Chairman of TNK-BP, the largest inward investment ever made in Russia, from July 2004 until October 2006.

Other Notable Interests

From 2005 until 2015 Sir Richard Olver was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the City and Guilds London Institute.

Sir Richard was knighted in 2013 for services to business and contribution to UK corporate governance. He is a recipient of several honorary doctorates from universities in the UK.

He was awarded the 2015 President’s Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2012 he was The Sunday Times Non-Executive Director of the Year.

Sir Richard Olver is based in London.

 

Gérard Mestrallet

Current Positions

Gérard Mestrallet is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE SA and of GDF SUEZ Rassembleurs d’Energies SAS, having been the CEO and Chairman for 21 years. He is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Société Générale SA and a Member of JPMorgan Chase & Co’s International Council. He is also a member of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Electric Company.

Background Information

Gérard Mestrallet is a graduate of the French engineering school, École Polytechnique, and of École Nationale d’Administration. He began his career as a Civil Administrator in the Treasury in Paris and then became Advisor on Industrial Affairs to Jacques Delors, Economy and Finance Minister (1982-1984).

Mr Mestrallet then joined Compagnie Financière de Suez. In 1986 he was appointed Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of industrial affairs.

In 1991 he was named Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique SA. In 1995, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de SUEZ SA.

Gérard Mestrallet was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ SA (now ENGIE) when SUEZ merged with Gaz de France on July 2008. In 2016, he became Chairman of the Board of ENGIE SA and is also Chairman of the Board of SUEZ.

In 2002 he was a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Crédit Agricole Indosuez SA, Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA and Safran. Subsequently he served as a Non-Executive Director for AXA SA and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA and was a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG until the end of January 2018.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Gérard Mestrallet is Chairman of Paris EUROPLACE and of FACE (Foundation Against Exclusion) and Governor of The International Economic Forum of the Americas.

He is Chairman of the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council as well as a Member of the Shanghai and Beijing Mayors’ International Economic Advisory Councils. He is a Director of Tongii University, Shanghai.

Mr Mestrallet has been a Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists. Mr Mestrallet received an Honorary Doctorate from Cranfield University in 2010.

He received the Commander of Léopold’s Order in January 1997, Commander of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic in May 2012 and Commander of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur in January 2017.

Gérard Mestrallet is based in Paris.

Glen Moreno

Current Positions

Glen Moreno is a Director of Fidelity International Limited, one of the world’s leading investment companies.

Background Information

Glen Moreno spent over 18 years with Citigroup Inc (1969-1987), holding senior positions in Europe and Asia. He was a member of the group’s Policy Committee.

From 1987 to 1991 he was Chief Executive of Fidelity International Limited, where he still serves as a Director and Chairman of the Capital Committee. He led the company’s international expansion, including the launch of the hallmark global product range, Fidelity Funds.

Until mid-2009 Mr Moreno was Senior Independent Director of Man Group plc and was involved in the successful demerger of Man’s traditional commodities trading business to focus on financial services.

In 2009 he served as Acting Chairman of UK Financial Investments, the organisation created to manage the UK government’s investment in troubled banks. From 2005 to 2015 he was Chairman of Pearson plc, a global publishing and educational business, and from 2015 to 2018 he was Chairman of Virgin Money plc.

Mr Moreno has previously held positions as a Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council. Until 2017 he was a Director of Grupo Prisa SA, and a Senior Advisor to HSBC Holdings plc.

Other Notable Interests

Glen Moreno is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, founded in 1958 to advance Anglo-American links, and which has since broadened to involve nations from all over the world. As an American and British national, he divides his time between the US and the UK.

He is also a Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Glen Moreno is based in the US.

Harald Norvik

Current positions

Harald Norvik is an Independent Consultant who is Lead Director of the Board of ConocoPhillips Company and the Chairman of the Board of Kraft Bank, Imatis and Energynest. He is also a Member of the Board of Umoe Group AS, Arundo and Rock Energy and he currently serves as Chairman of the Nominations Committee of Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) and Veidekke ASA. He is Adviser on Corporate Governance to NBIM, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway.

Background information

After receiving his Master of Science Degree in Business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Harald Norvik worked at the Institute of Technology before serving as Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Norway (1976-1979) and also as State Secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (1979-1981).

From 1981 to 1988 he was CFO at Aker Group, a leading global oil services company, and from 1986 to 1988 he was CEO of Astrup Høyer A/S and Member of the Executive Board of the Aker Group.

Mr Norvik was appointed CEO and President of Norwegian oil company Statoil AB in 1988 and he left the company in 1999.

Previously Harald Norvik served as Chairman of Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS) AB, Telenor ASA, Oslo Stock Exchange ASA and TV2 AS (Commercial TV Company), and Deputy Chairman of PGS ASA (Petroleum Geo Services).

Mr Norvik has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Den Norske Bank ASA, and Chairman of the Board of Deep Ocean Group Holding BV and also a Board Member of Orkla ASA and AGR Group ASA.

Other notable interests

Mr Harald Norvik is the Chairman of the Board of NRC (Global refugee organisation).

Harald Norvik is based in Oslo.

Jorma Ollila

Current Positions

Jorma Ollila is Non-Executive Director of Tetra Laval International SA and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Otava Books and Magazines Group Ltd. Mr Ollila is an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners LP, a Board member of TBG AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miltton Oy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xinova Management Group LLC.

Background Information

Jorma Ollila started his career in the banking industry, working with Citibank OY for seven years in several managerial positions before moving on to join Nokia OYJ in 1985.

With Nokia he was President of Nokia Mobile Phones (1990-1992), President and CEO of Nokia Corporation (1992-1999), Chairman and CEO (1999-2006) and finally Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia OYJ (1999-2012).

Mr Ollila also served as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2006 to 2015 and Chairman of Outokumpu OYJ from 2013 to 2018.

He was Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA and Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA between 2005 and 2017.

He has previously been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Ford Motor Company (2000-2008) and Vice-Chairman at UPM-Kymmene Corp.

He was Vice-Chairman of the EU Reflection Group 2007-2010 and was the Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists between 2005 and 2009.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Jorma Ollila was a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Helsinki from 2009 to 2017.

He was awarded Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2006, Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 and has received honorary awards in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Estonia.

Jorma Ollila is based in Helsinki.

Richard Olver

Current Positions

Sir Richard is currently a Director of a US private shale business and Chairman of a private European gas exploration company. He serves as an Advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC and to HSBC Holdings plc. Sir Richard is also currently a UK Business Ambassador.

Background Information

Sir Richard Olver joined BP plc in 1973. His early career involved a wide range of oil, gas and refining projects in Britain, Canada, Scotland, the Middle East and Norway.

He was appointed Vice-President, BP Pipelines North America Inc. in 1979. In 1983 he became Divisional Manager for new technology with responsibility for offshore, Arctic and enhanced oil recovery technology development.

In April 1992 Sir Richard became Chief Executive, BP Exploration, USA, where he led BP plc’s growth in deep water exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1995 he became Deputy Chief Executive of BP Exploration Inc.

He was appointed to the Board of BP plc and became CEO of Exploration and Production in 1998. Sir Richard led the Upstream E&P business of BP for five years and became Deputy Group Chief Executive in 2003, a position he held until July 2004.

Sir Richard then became Chairman of BAE Systems plc, Europe’s largest defence company, and held this position for 10 years until early 2014. He was also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Reuters Group plc, subsequently Thomson Reuters Corp, until December 2008.

Sir Richard was also Deputy Chairman of TNK-BP, the largest inward investment ever made in Russia, from July 2004 until October 2006.

Other Notable Interests

From 2005 until 2015 Sir Richard Olver was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the City and Guilds London Institute.

Sir Richard was knighted in 2013 for services to business and contribution to UK corporate governance. He is a recipient of several honorary doctorates from universities in the UK.

He was awarded the 2015 President’s Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2012 he was The Sunday Times Non-Executive Director of the Year.

Sir Richard Olver is based in London.

Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker is Chairman of South West Water Limited, Pennon Group plc and Laing O’Rourke Corporation Limited. He Is also Non-Executive Director of Carnival Corporation.

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John Parker

Current Positions

Sir John Parker is Chairman of South West Water Limited and of Pennon Group plc and Laing O’Rourke Corporation Limited. He is Non-Executive Director of Carnival Corporation, and the Senior Non-Executive Director on the Cabinet Office Board.

Background Information

Sir John Parker started his early career in shipbuilding. Following nationalisation of the industry he was appointed to the Board of the British Shipbuilders Corporation in 1978 and later became Deputy Chief Executive. He became Chairman and Chief Executive of Harland & Wolff Group plc in 1983.

Sir John joined Babcock International Group plc as CEO and then became Chairman and CEO in 1994. In 1997 he became Non-Executive Director of British Gas Group plc, which led to him becoming Chairman of the Lattice Group plc on its demerger from BG Group. When Lattice merged with National Grid Sir John became Chairman of National Grid plc.

He was a Non-Executive Director of Airbus SE until April 2018 and Senior Non-Executive Director and Chair on the Court of the Bank of England until June 2009 and, from 2009 to 2017 Sir John was Chairman of Anglo American plc.

Sir John has also been Joint-Chairman of Mondi plc, Chair of the BVT Joint Venture and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain. He was also Chancellor of the University of Southampton.

Sir John has served as Non-Executive Director of the Industrial Development Board of Northern Ireland, British Coal Corporation, GKN plc, BG plc and Brambles Industries plc. He was Chairman of Firth Rixson plc and Deputy Chairman of P&O Princess Cruises plc. He was Chairman RMC Group from 2002 where he led the Group’s sale to Cemex of Mexico. As Chairman of P&O he led the Group’s sale to DP World (Dubai) in 2006, where he then held the position of Vice-Chairman up to 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Sir John Parker is a Fellow of numerous prestigious Academies of Engineering and a recipient of honorary doctorates from a number of universities. He was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Committee of Science & Technology and a Member of the Davies Committee – Women on Boards. In 2017 he chaired the review for Government on Ethnic Diversity on UK Boards and completed ‘A Review of UK Naval Shipbuilding Strategy for MOD’ in 2016.

He was knighted in 2001 for Services to the Defence and Shipbuilding Industries and was appointed GBE in 2012 for Services to Industry and the Voluntary Sectors.

Sir John Parker is based in London.

 
Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace was Chairman of the Burberry Group plc for 16 years and has also been Group Chief Executive of GUS plc and Chairman of Experian plc and Standard Chartered plc.

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John Peace

Current Positions

Sir John Peace is Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

Background Information

Sir John Peace has a strong financial services and retailing background and in 1980 he was one of the founders of CCN Systems, an early pioneer of credit scoring techniques, risk models and the development of customer segmentation systems. CCN went on to become Experian Group plc, a global information services company providing data and analytical tools to clients in over 90 countries.

In 2000 he became Group CEO of GUS plc, of which Experian and Burberry were a part.

He spearheaded a major restructuring strategy to refocus the group, including the acquisition and disposal of more than 50 businesses worldwide.

In 2002, Burberry was floated on the London Stock Exchange with Sir John as its Chairman. Sir John stepped down as Chairman in July 2018.

In 2006 GUS plc was demerged and Experian became a FTSE 100 business in its own right, again with Sir John as its Chairman until 2014.

In 2007 Sir John joined the Board of Standard Chartered plc and held the position of Chairman from 2009 to 2016.

Other Notable Interests

Sir John Peace is committed to supporting his local community and has a
long-standing interest in education. For 10 years he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University. He has been a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999.

He is Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector. Sir John is also committed to supporting the Midlands region and is currently Chairman of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. He is the Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

Sir John Peace is based in London.

 
Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta is Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc. He is also Partner and Chairman of CD&R Europe and has been Chairman of Rexel and IMI plc.

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Roberto Quarta

Current Positions

Roberto Quarta is currently Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc. He is also Partner and Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R), where he played the lead operating role in their investment in SPIE SA, a global energy and communications company with 40,000 employees.

Background Information

Roberto Quarta started his career with BTR plc in 1979 and was their Regional MD and Executive VP before his final role as Divisional CEO and Main Board member, before leaving in 1993.

He joined BBA Group as Chief Executive in 1993, becoming Chairman in 2001, a role he kept until 2006 after joining CD&R.

Mr Quarta has previously been the Chairman of Rexel SA, IMI plc and Brake Brothers plc. He was also previously on the Boards of SPIE SA, BAE Systems plc, Equant NV, Worcester Controls Corp, BTR plc, PowerGen plc and Foster Wheeler AG.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Roberto Quarta was a member of the Advisory Board of INSEAD and of Stockwell Communications LLP and former Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross.

Roberto Quarta is based in London.

 
Sir Michael Rake, FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael Rake, FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael Rake is currently a Director of S&P Global Inc, and Chairman of Majid AL Futtairn Holding LLC, Phoenix Global Resources plc and NewDay Group Limited. He was previously Chairman of BT Group plc, KPMG International, Worldpay Group plc and EasyJet plc.

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Michael Rake, FCA, FCGI

Current Positions

Sir Michael Rake is currently a Director of S&P Global Inc, Director of Worldpay Inc, Chairman of Majid Al Futtairn Holding LLC and Chairman of NewDay Group UK Limited. In 2016 he took on four new roles: Chairman of the Advisory Council for ‘A Blueprint for Better Business’, Advisor to Teneo Holdings LLC and to Engie in the UK, as well as Chairman of Phoenix Global Resources plc. His other roles include Chairmanship of the International Chamber of Commerce UK and on the Board of the TransAtlantic Business Council.

He is also a Senior Advisor for Chatham House and a member of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Global Advisory Board.

Background Information

Sir Michael Rake spent most of his executive career with KPMG, joining in 1974 to work in Continental Europe, before transferring to the Middle East for three years in 1986. He transferred to London in 1989, became a member of their UK Board in 1991 and was elected UK Senior Partner in 1998.

From 2002 to 2007 Sir Michael was Chairman of KPMG International. Prior to this he was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK.

Sir Michael is also a former Chairman of BT Group plc and Worldpay Group plc and he stepped down as Chairman of EasyJet plc during the summer of 2013.

From 2012 to 2015 he was Deputy Chairman of Barclays plc and was, until 2015, President of the Confederation of British Industry as well as being a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group until 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Vice-President of the RNÍB.

He was the first Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2007 to 2010 and was a member of the National Security Forum for 2009/2010.

Sir Michael was also a Director at the Financial Reporting Council from 2007 until 2011. He was Chairman of Business in the Community, a member of the Board of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum and Chairman of the Private Equity Oversight group and the Guidelines Monitoring Committee.

Sir Michael was knighted in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List. In 2013 he received the Channing Award for Corporate Citizenship, was named FTSE 100 Non-Executive Director of the year and also received the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2011 he received the British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership.

Sir Michael Rake is based in London.

 
Denis Ranque

Denis Ranque

Denis Ranque is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE since March 2013 (formerly EADS). He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson-CSF Group SA.

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Denis Ranque

Current Positions

Denis Ranque is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE (formerly EADS). He has been a member of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA’s Board of Directors since 2002 and a member of CMA-CGM SA’s Board of Directors since 2010.

Background Information

Denis Ranque began his career at the French Ministry for Industry, where he held various positions in the energy sector before joining the Thomson Group in 1983 as Planning Director.

The following year, he moved to the electron tubes division, first as Director of space business, and then, from 1986, as Director of the division’s microwave tubes department. Two years later the electron tubes division became the affiliate Thomson Tubes Electroniques and Mr Ranque took over as Chief Executive of this subsidiary in 1989.

In April 1992, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Thomson Sintra Activités Sous-Marines. Four years later, he became CEO of Thomson Marconi Sonar, the sonar systems joint venture set up by Thomson-CSF SA and GEC-Marconi.

In January 1998, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson-CSF SA, now called Thales SA. He resigned from this position in May 2009, as a consequence of a change in shareholding.

From 2010 to 2012 Mr Ranque was Chairman of the Board of Technicolor SA. He was Chairman of the Board of the École Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris (Mines Paris Tech) from 2001 to 2012 and Chairman of the Cercle de l’Industrie, an association which unites France’s biggest industrial companies, from 2002 to 2012.

He stepped down from the Board of CGG Veritas SA in 2012.

Mr Ranque was a member of the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement SA (FSI) Board of Directors between 2012 and 2013 and held the post of President of the French Corporate Governance Committee (AFEP/MEDEF) between 2013 and 2017.

Other Notable Interests

Since 2014 Mr Denis Ranque has been the Chairman of Fondation de l’École Polytechnique and has been elected a Member of Académie des Technologies.

Mr Ranque is an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur and a Commander of the National Order of Merit. He has been awarded a CBE in the UK and is a member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Denis Ranque is based in Paris.

 

John Parker

Current Positions

Sir John Parker is Chairman of South West Water Limited and of Pennon Group plc and Laing O’Rourke Corporation Limited. He is Non-Executive Director of Carnival Corporation, and the Senior Non-Executive Director on the Cabinet Office Board.

Background Information

Sir John Parker started his early career in shipbuilding. Following nationalisation of the industry he was appointed to the Board of the British Shipbuilders Corporation in 1978 and later became Deputy Chief Executive. He became Chairman and Chief Executive of Harland & Wolff Group plc in 1983.

Sir John joined Babcock International Group plc as CEO and then became Chairman and CEO in 1994. In 1997 he became Non-Executive Director of British Gas Group plc, which led to him becoming Chairman of the Lattice Group plc on its demerger from BG Group. When Lattice merged with National Grid Sir John became Chairman of National Grid plc.

He was a Non-Executive Director of Airbus SE until April 2018 and Senior Non-Executive Director and Chair on the Court of the Bank of England until June 2009 and, from 2009 to 2017 Sir John was Chairman of Anglo American plc.

Sir John has also been Joint-Chairman of Mondi plc, Chair of the BVT Joint Venture and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain. He was also Chancellor of the University of Southampton.

Sir John has served as Non-Executive Director of the Industrial Development Board of Northern Ireland, British Coal Corporation, GKN plc, BG plc and Brambles Industries plc. He was Chairman of Firth Rixson plc and Deputy Chairman of P&O Princess Cruises plc. He was Chairman RMC Group from 2002 where he led the Group’s sale to Cemex of Mexico. As Chairman of P&O he led the Group’s sale to DP World (Dubai) in 2006, where he then held the position of Vice-Chairman up to 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Sir John Parker is a Fellow of numerous prestigious Academies of Engineering and a recipient of honorary doctorates from a number of universities. He was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Committee of Science & Technology and a Member of the Davies Committee – Women on Boards. In 2017 he chaired the review for Government on Ethnic Diversity on UK Boards and completed ‘A Review of UK Naval Shipbuilding Strategy for MOD’ in 2016.

He was knighted in 2001 for Services to the Defence and Shipbuilding Industries and was appointed GBE in 2012 for Services to Industry and the Voluntary Sectors.

Sir John Parker is based in London.

John Peace

Current Positions

Sir John Peace is Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

Background Information

Sir John Peace has a strong financial services and retailing background and in 1980 he was one of the founders of CCN Systems, an early pioneer of credit scoring techniques, risk models and the development of customer segmentation systems. CCN went on to become Experian Group plc, a global information services company providing data and analytical tools to clients in over 90 countries.

In 2000 he became Group CEO of GUS plc, of which Experian and Burberry were a part.

He spearheaded a major restructuring strategy to refocus the group, including the acquisition and disposal of more than 50 businesses worldwide.

In 2002, Burberry was floated on the London Stock Exchange with Sir John as its Chairman. Sir John stepped down as Chairman in July 2018.

In 2006 GUS plc was demerged and Experian became a FTSE 100 business in its own right, again with Sir John as its Chairman until 2014.

In 2007 Sir John joined the Board of Standard Chartered plc and held the position of Chairman from 2009 to 2016.

Other Notable Interests

Sir John Peace is committed to supporting his local community and has a
long-standing interest in education. For 10 years he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University. He has been a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999.

He is Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector. Sir John is also committed to supporting the Midlands region and is currently Chairman of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. He is the Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

Sir John Peace is based in London.

Roberto Quarta

Current Positions

Roberto Quarta is currently Chairman of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc. He is also Partner and Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R), where he played the lead operating role in their investment in SPIE SA, a global energy and communications company with 40,000 employees.

Background Information

Roberto Quarta started his career with BTR plc in 1979 and was their Regional MD and Executive VP before his final role as Divisional CEO and Main Board member, before leaving in 1993.

He joined BBA Group as Chief Executive in 1993, becoming Chairman in 2001, a role he kept until 2006 after joining CD&R.

Mr Quarta has previously been the Chairman of Rexel SA, IMI plc and Brake Brothers plc. He was also previously on the Boards of SPIE SA, BAE Systems plc, Equant NV, Worcester Controls Corp, BTR plc, PowerGen plc and Foster Wheeler AG.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Roberto Quarta was a member of the Advisory Board of INSEAD and of Stockwell Communications LLP and former Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross.

Roberto Quarta is based in London.

Michael Rake, FCA, FCGI

Current Positions

Sir Michael Rake is currently a Director of S&P Global Inc, Director of Worldpay Inc, Chairman of Majid Al Futtairn Holding LLC and Chairman of NewDay Group UK Limited. In 2016 he took on four new roles: Chairman of the Advisory Council for ‘A Blueprint for Better Business’, Advisor to Teneo Holdings LLC and to Engie in the UK, as well as Chairman of Phoenix Global Resources plc. His other roles include Chairmanship of the International Chamber of Commerce UK and on the Board of the TransAtlantic Business Council.

He is also a Senior Advisor for Chatham House and a member of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Global Advisory Board.

Background Information

Sir Michael Rake spent most of his executive career with KPMG, joining in 1974 to work in Continental Europe, before transferring to the Middle East for three years in 1986. He transferred to London in 1989, became a member of their UK Board in 1991 and was elected UK Senior Partner in 1998.

From 2002 to 2007 Sir Michael was Chairman of KPMG International. Prior to this he was Chairman of KPMG in Europe and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK.

Sir Michael is also a former Chairman of BT Group plc and Worldpay Group plc and he stepped down as Chairman of EasyJet plc during the summer of 2013.

From 2012 to 2015 he was Deputy Chairman of Barclays plc and was, until 2015, President of the Confederation of British Industry as well as being a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group until 2015.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Vice-President of the RNÍB.

He was the first Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2007 to 2010 and was a member of the National Security Forum for 2009/2010.

Sir Michael was also a Director at the Financial Reporting Council from 2007 until 2011. He was Chairman of Business in the Community, a member of the Board of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum and Chairman of the Private Equity Oversight group and the Guidelines Monitoring Committee.

Sir Michael was knighted in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List. In 2013 he received the Channing Award for Corporate Citizenship, was named FTSE 100 Non-Executive Director of the year and also received the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2011 he received the British American Business UK Transatlantic Business Award in recognition of outstanding business leadership.

Sir Michael Rake is based in London.

Denis Ranque

Current Positions

Denis Ranque is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE (formerly EADS). He has been a member of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA’s Board of Directors since 2002 and a member of CMA-CGM SA’s Board of Directors since 2010.

Background Information

Denis Ranque began his career at the French Ministry for Industry, where he held various positions in the energy sector before joining the Thomson Group in 1983 as Planning Director.

The following year, he moved to the electron tubes division, first as Director of space business, and then, from 1986, as Director of the division’s microwave tubes department. Two years later the electron tubes division became the affiliate Thomson Tubes Electroniques and Mr Ranque took over as Chief Executive of this subsidiary in 1989.

In April 1992, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Thomson Sintra Activités Sous-Marines. Four years later, he became CEO of Thomson Marconi Sonar, the sonar systems joint venture set up by Thomson-CSF SA and GEC-Marconi.

In January 1998, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson-CSF SA, now called Thales SA. He resigned from this position in May 2009, as a consequence of a change in shareholding.

From 2010 to 2012 Mr Ranque was Chairman of the Board of Technicolor SA. He was Chairman of the Board of the École Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris (Mines Paris Tech) from 2001 to 2012 and Chairman of the Cercle de l’Industrie, an association which unites France’s biggest industrial companies, from 2002 to 2012.

He stepped down from the Board of CGG Veritas SA in 2012.

Mr Ranque was a member of the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement SA (FSI) Board of Directors between 2012 and 2013 and held the post of President of the French Corporate Governance Committee (AFEP/MEDEF) between 2013 and 2017.

Other Notable Interests

Since 2014 Mr Denis Ranque has been the Chairman of Fondation de l’École Polytechnique and has been elected a Member of Académie des Technologies.

Mr Ranque is an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur and a Commander of the National Order of Merit. He has been awarded a CBE in the UK and is a member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Denis Ranque is based in Paris.

Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs

Rob Routs is Chairman of Royal DSM, former Chairman of AEGON and NED on the Boards of ATCO LTD, A.P. Moller Maersk Group and AECOM, an American engineering firm. He has been an Executive Director on the Board of Royal Dutch Shell.

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Rob Routs

Current Positions

Dr Rob Routs is currently Chairman of Royal DSM in the Netherlands and a Member of the Board of ATCO Ltd in Canada. He is also a Member of the Board of A.P. Moller Maersk and a Member of the Board of AECOM, an American multinational engineering firm.

Mr Routs is Emeritus Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council.

Background Information

Rob Routs has spent most of his working life with Royal Dutch/Shell Group, joining the company in 1971.

Mr Routs became President and CEO of Shell Canada Oil Products in 1996 and transferred three years later to The Hague to lead Shell International’s Research and Technology Services Group. After Shell acquired Texaco's ownership in Equilon in Houston in 2002, he became the President and CEO of Shell Oil Products US and was appointed Executive Director Downstream and a member of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell in 2004.

He added direct accountability for oil sands mining and coordinated the Group’s climate change and alternative fuel initiatives. He retired from the position as a Group Executive Director and member of the Executive Committee of Shell at the end of 2008 to start his NED career.

Other Notable Interests

Rob Routs non-executive career includes having been the Chairman of the insurance and pension group AEGON from 2010 until mid-2018, the Vice-chair of the Board of KPN in the Netherlands, a Member of the Board of UPM Kymmene in Helsinki and Member of the Board of INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

In 2009 Routs received the medal for Distinguished Friend of Singapore from the President of the Republic of Singapore for his services rendered to the country.

Mr Routs is based in Brunnen, close to Lucerne, in Switzerland.

 
Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen is Chairman of Air Canada Inc. and FLSmidth & Co A/S. He is Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S, former Chairman of British Midland plc and Scandic Hotel Group AB and former CEO of Austrian Airlines AG.

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Vagn Sørensen

Current Positions

Vagn Sørensen is currently Chairman of Air Canada Inc. He also serves as Chairman of FLSmidth & Co A/S, SSP Group plc, Zebra A/S (Tiger) and TIA Technology A/S. Mr Sørensen is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and a Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S.

Background Information

Vagn Sørensen has spent most of his executive career in the aviation business. He first worked for SAS AB for a period of ten years, after which time he joined Austrian Airlines AG where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2006.

Mr Sørensen has since pursued a career as a Non-Executive Director in the leisure, hotel and aviation sectors. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Unilode Aviation Solutions AG, Nordic Aviation Capital A/S and VFS Global AG.

He has around 20 years’ experience in private equity, mainly with EQT.

Mr Sørensen was previously Chairman of British Midland Airways Ltd, Chairman of Scandic Hotels Group AB (until April 2018), a member of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, Deputy Chairman of DFDS A/S, Chairman of the Association of European Airlines, member of the Board of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Chairman of deSter Holding BV.

He has also served on the Boards of Scandinavian International Management Institute and Vienna Stock Exchange, JP/Politikens Hus and was Chairman of TDC A/S, the Danish incumbent telco operator.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Vagn Sørensen is on the Board of the Rock’n Roll Forever Foundation.

Vagn Sørensen is based in London and Copenhagen.

 
Lord David Simon

Lord David Simon

Lord Simon of Highbury CBE was Deputy Chairman of Unilever and CEO & Chairman of BP plc. Lord Simon was also Minister of State in HM Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry.

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David Simon

Current Positions

Lord Simon of Highbury CBE is currently an Advisory Board member of Dana Gas PJSC, Montrose Associates Limited and MWM. Lord Simon is a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute for Government in the UK. He also sits on the Council for the Centre for European Reform in London and the Board of CEPS in Brussels.

Background Information

Lord Simon of Highbury started his career with British Petroleum plc and joined the BP Group Main Board in 1985 where he was Managing Director Finance and COO. He became Group Chief Executive in 1992 and was appointed Chairman in 1995.

In 1997, Lord Simon was appointed Minister of State in HM Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry as Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe. He retired from ministerial office and the Lords Front Bench in 1999 to become Advisor to the Cabinet Office.

He was appointed by President Prodi to be one of the three-man team advising on the impact of enlargement of the European Union.

Previously, Lord Simon was Deputy Chairman of Unilever plc from 2006-2009, having joined their Board in 2000.

He has been Vice-President of the European Round Table of Industrialists and a member of the CBI President’s Committee.

He was also a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England, RTZ (later renamed to Rio Tinto plc) and Grand Metropolitan plc. He was previously a member of the Kuratorium of the Hertie Foundation in Frankfurt.

Lord Simon has been a member of the Advisory Boards of Deutsche Bank AG, Allianz SE, Fortis and LEK Consulting Inc and a member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. He was also a Trustee and Chairman of the Cambridge University Foundation and then Deputy Chairman of the University Council.

He was a Non-Executive Director at Engie SA until May 2016.

Other Notable Interests

Lord Simon was appointed CBE in 1991, knighted in 1995 and entered the House of Lords in 1997.

He is a season ticket holder at the Emirates, home of the Arsenal, and is a regular sponsor of The Hampstead Theatre and The National Theatre. He is a member of Golf Clubs in England, Scotland (incl R&A) and the USA.

Lord Simon is based in London.

 
Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes was Chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline plc and Vice-Chairman of Lonza Group. He is Chairman of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Richard Sykes

Current Positions

Sir Richard Sykes is currently Chairman of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and of PDS Biotechnology Corp, and NetScientific plc. He is also Chairman of The UK Stem Cell Foundation, the Royal Institution of Great Britain and of the International Advisory Board, of A*Star Biomedical Research Council, Singapore and Chancellor of Brunel University.

Background Information

Sir Richard Sykes joined Glaxo Research Limited in 1972 as Head of its Antibiotic Research Unit. In 1977 he moved to the US to join the Squibb Institute for Medical Research where he progressed to Vice-President, before re-joining Glaxo in the UK as Chief Executive of Glaxo Group Research in 1986.

In March 1993 Sir Richard was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of Glaxo, taking on the same roles at Glaxo Wellcome plc in 1997 following the acquisition of Wellcome. He subsequently led the company until 2002, through the formation of GlaxoSmithKline plc, where he was Chairman and CEO.

Sir Richard was a Senior Independent Director of Rio Tinto plc from 1997 to 2008 and Chairman of NHS London from December 2008 to July 2010.

He has also been on the board of ContraFect Corp and a Non-Executive Chairman of Circassia Holdings Ltd.

Until 2011 he was Senior Independent Director, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Eurasian National Resources Corp (ENRC) and until April 2013 he was also Vice-Chairman at Swiss life sciences company Lonza Group AG.

Sir Richard has also been Chairman of the British Pharma Group, Medeus Pharma Limited, member of the President’s Committee of the Confederation of British Industry, member of the UK Trade Policy Forum, Chairman of the Task Force for Inward Investment in the UK Pharmaceutical Industry, member of the Advisory Committee for Human Genome Research, member of the Council for Industry & Higher Education and member of DTI’s Strategy Board.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Richard Sykes is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Royal College of Pathologists and Royal College of Physicians.

He is also President of the R&D Society, a position he has held since July 2002.

He is a Fellow of Imperial College London, where he was Rector from 2001 to 2008, and a Fellow of Imperial College School of Medicine, King’s College London.

Sir Richard received a knighthood in the 1994 New Year’s Honours list for services to the pharmaceutical industry and was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Singapore in 2004 for his contribution to the development of the country’s biomedical sciences industry.

Sir Richard Sykes is based in London.

 
Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel is Chairman of Pearson plc. He was previously the CEO and Chairman of Eli Lilly and Company.

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Sidney Taurel

Current Positions

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.

Background Information

Sidney Taurel was educated in Europe and graduated from HEC Paris. He has spent most of his career with the global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly & Co, where he served as CEO and Chairman up to 2008, becoming Chairman Emeritus in 2009.

During his time at Eli Lilly, Mr Taurel also held three US Presidential appointments, serving firstly as a Council Member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, then on the President’s Export Council, and in 2007 becoming a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Mr Taurel was a member of the Boards of ITT Inc, where he Chaired the Audit Committee, and of the McGraw-Hill companies (now S&P Global), where he Chaired the Remuneration Committee.

He was also a Partner at Capital Royalty LP, now the CRG LP, and an Advisory Board member at the global investment bank Moelis & Co and at the Japanese company Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Limited.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Sidney Taurel is an Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur. He is also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medals of Honour from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organisations Inc.

Sidney Taurel is based in Miami and London.

 

Rob Routs

Current Positions

Dr Rob Routs is currently Chairman of Royal DSM in the Netherlands and a Member of the Board of ATCO Ltd in Canada. He is also a Member of the Board of A.P. Moller Maersk and a Member of the Board of AECOM, an American multinational engineering firm.

Mr Routs is Emeritus Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council.

Background Information

Rob Routs has spent most of his working life with Royal Dutch/Shell Group, joining the company in 1971.

Mr Routs became President and CEO of Shell Canada Oil Products in 1996 and transferred three years later to The Hague to lead Shell International’s Research and Technology Services Group. After Shell acquired Texaco's ownership in Equilon in Houston in 2002, he became the President and CEO of Shell Oil Products US and was appointed Executive Director Downstream and a member of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell in 2004.

He added direct accountability for oil sands mining and coordinated the Group’s climate change and alternative fuel initiatives. He retired from the position as a Group Executive Director and member of the Executive Committee of Shell at the end of 2008 to start his NED career.

Other Notable Interests

Rob Routs non-executive career includes having been the Chairman of the insurance and pension group AEGON from 2010 until mid-2018, the Vice-chair of the Board of KPN in the Netherlands, a Member of the Board of UPM Kymmene in Helsinki and Member of the Board of INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

In 2009 Routs received the medal for Distinguished Friend of Singapore from the President of the Republic of Singapore for his services rendered to the country.

Mr Routs is based in Brunnen, close to Lucerne, in Switzerland.

Vagn Sørensen

Current Positions

Vagn Sørensen is currently Chairman of Air Canada Inc. He also serves as Chairman of FLSmidth & Co A/S, SSP Group plc, Zebra A/S (Tiger) and TIA Technology A/S. Mr Sørensen is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited and a Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S.

Background Information

Vagn Sørensen has spent most of his executive career in the aviation business. He first worked for SAS AB for a period of ten years, after which time he joined Austrian Airlines AG where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2006.

Mr Sørensen has since pursued a career as a Non-Executive Director in the leisure, hotel and aviation sectors. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Unilode Aviation Solutions AG, Nordic Aviation Capital A/S and VFS Global AG.

He has around 20 years’ experience in private equity, mainly with EQT.

Mr Sørensen was previously Chairman of British Midland Airways Ltd, Chairman of Scandic Hotels Group AB (until April 2018), a member of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, Deputy Chairman of DFDS A/S, Chairman of the Association of European Airlines, member of the Board of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Chairman of deSter Holding BV.

He has also served on the Boards of Scandinavian International Management Institute and Vienna Stock Exchange, JP/Politikens Hus and was Chairman of TDC A/S, the Danish incumbent telco operator.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Vagn Sørensen is on the Board of the Rock’n Roll Forever Foundation.

Vagn Sørensen is based in London and Copenhagen.

David Simon

Current Positions

Lord Simon of Highbury CBE is currently an Advisory Board member of Dana Gas PJSC, Montrose Associates Limited and MWM. Lord Simon is a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute for Government in the UK. He also sits on the Council for the Centre for European Reform in London and the Board of CEPS in Brussels.

Background Information

Lord Simon of Highbury started his career with British Petroleum plc and joined the BP Group Main Board in 1985 where he was Managing Director Finance and COO. He became Group Chief Executive in 1992 and was appointed Chairman in 1995.

In 1997, Lord Simon was appointed Minister of State in HM Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry as Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe. He retired from ministerial office and the Lords Front Bench in 1999 to become Advisor to the Cabinet Office.

He was appointed by President Prodi to be one of the three-man team advising on the impact of enlargement of the European Union.

Previously, Lord Simon was Deputy Chairman of Unilever plc from 2006-2009, having joined their Board in 2000.

He has been Vice-President of the European Round Table of Industrialists and a member of the CBI President’s Committee.

He was also a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England, RTZ (later renamed to Rio Tinto plc) and Grand Metropolitan plc. He was previously a member of the Kuratorium of the Hertie Foundation in Frankfurt.

Lord Simon has been a member of the Advisory Boards of Deutsche Bank AG, Allianz SE, Fortis and LEK Consulting Inc and a member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. He was also a Trustee and Chairman of the Cambridge University Foundation and then Deputy Chairman of the University Council.

He was a Non-Executive Director at Engie SA until May 2016.

Other Notable Interests

Lord Simon was appointed CBE in 1991, knighted in 1995 and entered the House of Lords in 1997.

He is a season ticket holder at the Emirates, home of the Arsenal, and is a regular sponsor of The Hampstead Theatre and The National Theatre. He is a member of Golf Clubs in England, Scotland (incl R&A) and the USA.

Lord Simon is based in London.

Richard Sykes

Current Positions

Sir Richard Sykes is currently Chairman of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and of PDS Biotechnology Corp, and NetScientific plc. He is also Chairman of The UK Stem Cell Foundation, the Royal Institution of Great Britain and of the International Advisory Board, of A*Star Biomedical Research Council, Singapore and Chancellor of Brunel University.

Background Information

Sir Richard Sykes joined Glaxo Research Limited in 1972 as Head of its Antibiotic Research Unit. In 1977 he moved to the US to join the Squibb Institute for Medical Research where he progressed to Vice-President, before re-joining Glaxo in the UK as Chief Executive of Glaxo Group Research in 1986.

In March 1993 Sir Richard was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of Glaxo, taking on the same roles at Glaxo Wellcome plc in 1997 following the acquisition of Wellcome. He subsequently led the company until 2002, through the formation of GlaxoSmithKline plc, where he was Chairman and CEO.

Sir Richard was a Senior Independent Director of Rio Tinto plc from 1997 to 2008 and Chairman of NHS London from December 2008 to July 2010.

He has also been on the board of ContraFect Corp and a Non-Executive Chairman of Circassia Holdings Ltd.

Until 2011 he was Senior Independent Director, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Eurasian National Resources Corp (ENRC) and until April 2013 he was also Vice-Chairman at Swiss life sciences company Lonza Group AG.

Sir Richard has also been Chairman of the British Pharma Group, Medeus Pharma Limited, member of the President’s Committee of the Confederation of British Industry, member of the UK Trade Policy Forum, Chairman of the Task Force for Inward Investment in the UK Pharmaceutical Industry, member of the Advisory Committee for Human Genome Research, member of the Council for Industry & Higher Education and member of DTI’s Strategy Board.

Other Notable Interests

Sir Richard Sykes is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Royal College of Pathologists and Royal College of Physicians.

He is also President of the R&D Society, a position he has held since July 2002.

He is a Fellow of Imperial College London, where he was Rector from 2001 to 2008, and a Fellow of Imperial College School of Medicine, King’s College London.

Sir Richard received a knighthood in the 1994 New Year’s Honours list for services to the pharmaceutical industry and was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Singapore in 2004 for his contribution to the development of the country’s biomedical sciences industry.

Sir Richard Sykes is based in London.

Sidney Taurel

Current Positions

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.

Background Information

Sidney Taurel was educated in Europe and graduated from HEC Paris. He has spent most of his career with the global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly & Co, where he served as CEO and Chairman up to 2008, becoming Chairman Emeritus in 2009.

During his time at Eli Lilly, Mr Taurel also held three US Presidential appointments, serving firstly as a Council Member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, then on the President’s Export Council, and in 2007 becoming a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Mr Taurel was a member of the Boards of ITT Inc, where he Chaired the Audit Committee, and of the McGraw-Hill companies (now S&P Global), where he Chaired the Remuneration Committee.

He was also a Partner at Capital Royalty LP, now the CRG LP, and an Advisory Board member at the global investment bank Moelis & Co and at the Japanese company Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Limited.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Sidney Taurel is an Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur. He is also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medals of Honour from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organisations Inc.

Sidney Taurel is based in Miami and London.

David Tyler

David Tyler

David Tyler is Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, Hammerson plc and Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited. Previously he Chaired Logica plc and 3i Quoted Private Equity plc.

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David Tyler

Current Positions

David Tyler is currently the Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, Hammerson plc, and Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited.

Background Information

David Tyler had four employers in his executive career: Unilever plc, NatWest Group plc, Christie’s International plc and GUS plc.

He learned the basics with Unilever between 1974 and 1986 in a variety of financial, commercial, strategic and general management roles. He also became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during this period.

He then spent three years with NatWest Investment Bank as Group Financial Controller and Director of Finance. From 1989 to 1996, he was the Group Finance Director of Christie’s International plc and was the Chief Executive of its American business for two years.

Thereafter, he was Group Finance Director of GUS plc from 1997 to 2006, where he took financial and strategic responsibility for the Group through its major transformation over these years.

Following the de-merger of GUS in 2006, Mr Tyler ‘went plural’ and has been active in a range of Non-Executive roles.

Today he chairs J Sainsbury plc (since 2009), Hammerson plc (since 2013) and Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited (since 2015).

Previously he was Chairman of Logica plc from 2007 until 2012 when the business was sold. He was also Chairman of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc from its launch in 2007 until 2009.

In addition, Mr Tyler was a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc from 2002 to 2015, of Experian plc from 2006 to 2012, and of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc from 2007 until 2009.

Other Notable Interests

Mr David Tyler has been the Chairman of Hampstead Theatre Ltd since 2012.

He is a Visiting Fellow of Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and is a founding member of the 30 Percent Club. David Tyler is based in London.

 
Pauline van der Meer Mohr

Pauline van der Meer Mohr

Pauline van der Meer Mohr is Independent Director at Mylan NV and Non-Executive Director on the Board of HSBC Holdings plc and the Supervisory Board of KONINKLIJKE DSM NV.

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Pauline van der Meer Mohr

Current Positions

Pauline van der Meer Mohr is currently Independent Director at Mylan NV and Non-Executive Director on the Board of HSBC Holdings plc where she is also a member of the Nominations Committee and chairs the Conduct & Values and Remunerations Committees. Ms van der Meer Mohr is also a Non-Executive Director on the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke DSM NV and chairs the Supervisory Board of Ernst & Young Netherlands LLP.

Background Information

Pauline van der Meer Mohr started her career as an Attorney-at-law at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV. She then spent several years in senior positions at Royal Dutch Shell Group plc, becoming HR Director Information Technology in 2001, before leaving the company in 2004.

This was followed by her role as Group Human Resources Director at TNT NV and then senior leadership positions at ABN AMRO Holding NV where she was accountable for the full range of strategic and operational HR services across four continents.

Previously, Ms van der Meer Mohr was a member of the Board of Océ Technologies BV, Banking Code Monitoring Commission and the Government’s Economic Development Board Rotterdam (EDBR). She was also an Independent Board member at ASML Holding NV.

She has been President of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a member of the Executive Board of ABM AMRO Bank.

Other Notable Interests

In January 2016 Ms Pauline van der Meer Mohr received the highest university distinction, the Ad Fontes Award, in recognition of her service.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr is based in Amsterdam.

 
Jeroen van der Veer

Jeroen van der Veer

Jeroen van der Veer is the Chairman of Koninklijke Philips NV and of Boskalis Westminster Group. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Equinor ASA. He was previously CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chairman of ING Groep NV.

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Jeroen van der Veer

Current positions

Jeroen van der Veer is Independent Chairman of Koninklijke Philips NV and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA).

Until April 2018, Jeroen van der Veer was the Independent Chairman of ING Group, where he was a member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Risk, Remunerations and Corporate Governance Committees.

Background information

Jeroen van der Veer has spent the main part of his career with Shell, commencing in 1971 and becoming Managing Director of Shell Nederland BV in 1992 and then President/CEO of Shell Chemicals Co in 1995.

In July 1997 he was appointed Group MD for Royal Dutch Shell Group and subsequently became CEO of Royal Dutch Shell NV/plc in 2004, a position he held until 2009.

During 2002-2009 he was also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Unilever plc and then the Senior Independent and Vice Chairman until 2011.

Mr van der Veer was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank from 2000 to 2004.

Other notable interests

Mr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of The Concertgebouw Fund.

He has been a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology since 2012, and since 2013 he has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Technical University of Delft.

In 2009 Mr van der Veer received the Queen’s Award ‘Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau’.

He is an Honorary Citizen of Singapore and Mr van der Veer holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria).

Jeroen van der Veer is based in The Hague.

 
Philippe Varin CBE

Philippe Varin CBE

Philippe Varin was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orano (Areva SA) and Peugot SA. He was also the CEO of Corus Group. Mr Varin is currently Chairman of ICC France, and France Industrie, and Vice Chairman of the “Conseil National de l’Industrie”.

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Philippe Varin CBE

Current Positions

Philippe Varin is an Independent Director on the Board of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA.

Background Information

Philippe Varin is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris. He began his career in 1978 as a researcher for the Pechiney SA and later held various executive positions within the Group including Financial Control, Strategy and Head of the Aluminium Dunkerque project.

He was appointed Director of the Rhenalu Division in 1995, then Managing Director of the Aluminium Sector and member of the Group’s Executive Committee in 1999.

In 2003 Mr Varin joined the Anglo-Dutch steel group Corus as Chief Executive Officer, and in 2007 he was also appointed to the Board of Tata Steel Limited.

Philippe Varin served as Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën Automobiles SA from 2009 to 2014 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orano (Areva SA) from 2015 to August 2017.

Mr Varin is also currently the Chairman of ICC France and of France Industrie and the Vice- President of the ‘Conseil National de l’Industrie’.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Philippe Varin is an Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur and Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. He is also Commander of the British Empire.

Philippe Varin is based in Paris.

 
Peter Voser

Peter Voser

Peter Voser is Chairman of ABB Limited and Deputy Chairman of PSA International Pte Limited, Singapore. He was previously CFO and subsequently CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

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Peter Voser

Current Positions

Peter Voser is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB Limited, a global leader in power and automation technologies. He is also Deputy Chairman of PSA International Pte and an Independent Director of IBM Corporation, Temasek Holdings Pte Limited and Roche Holding AG.

Background Information

Peter Voser graduated in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich and then joined Royal Dutch Shell plc in 1982. He went on to work in a number of finance and business roles within Shell in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Argentina and Chile.

After moving back to London from Chile in early 1997, Mr Voser became the Group Chief Internal Auditor. In 1999 he was appointed CFO of Shell Europe Oil Products Limited and became CFO of the Global Oil Products Business in early 2001 as well as a member of the Oil Products Executive Committee.

He went on to become Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director on the Board, ultimately serving as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2009 until his retirement in December 2013.

Mr Voser was CFO and an Executive Committee Member of ABB Limited, based in Switzerland, from March 2002 until September 2004.

From 2004 until April 2006, Mr Voser was a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon NV. He served on the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG from April 2005 to April 2010 and was a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 until December 2010.

Other Notable Interests

In April 2010 Mr Peter Voser joined the board of Catalyst Inc, a non-profit organisation that works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women in business. From March 2013 until January 2018 he was Chairman and since January has been a member of the Catalyst Board of Directors.

Mr Voser was elected to the Board of Trustees of Saint Gallen Foundation for International Studies in May 2013 and took over as Chairman in September 2013.

He is also active in a number of international and bilateral organisations.

In July 2011, His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei awarded Mr Voser the title of Dato Seri Laila Jasa in recognition of his services to the state of Brunei.

Peter Voser is based in Zurich.

 

David Tyler

Current Positions

David Tyler is currently the Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, Hammerson plc, and Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited.

Background Information

David Tyler had four employers in his executive career: Unilever plc, NatWest Group plc, Christie’s International plc and GUS plc.

He learned the basics with Unilever between 1974 and 1986 in a variety of financial, commercial, strategic and general management roles. He also became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants during this period.

He then spent three years with NatWest Investment Bank as Group Financial Controller and Director of Finance. From 1989 to 1996, he was the Group Finance Director of Christie’s International plc and was the Chief Executive of its American business for two years.

Thereafter, he was Group Finance Director of GUS plc from 1997 to 2006, where he took financial and strategic responsibility for the Group through its major transformation over these years.

Following the de-merger of GUS in 2006, Mr Tyler ‘went plural’ and has been active in a range of Non-Executive roles.

Today he chairs J Sainsbury plc (since 2009), Hammerson plc (since 2013) and Domestic & General Group Holdings Limited (since 2015).

Previously he was Chairman of Logica plc from 2007 until 2012 when the business was sold. He was also Chairman of 3i Quoted Private Equity plc from its launch in 2007 until 2009.

In addition, Mr Tyler was a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc from 2002 to 2015, of Experian plc from 2006 to 2012, and of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc from 2007 until 2009.

Other Notable Interests

Mr David Tyler has been the Chairman of Hampstead Theatre Ltd since 2012.

He is a Visiting Fellow of Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and is a founding member of the 30 Percent Club. David Tyler is based in London.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr

Current Positions

Pauline van der Meer Mohr is currently Independent Director at Mylan NV and Non-Executive Director on the Board of HSBC Holdings plc where she is also a member of the Nominations Committee and chairs the Conduct & Values and Remunerations Committees. Ms van der Meer Mohr is also a Non-Executive Director on the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke DSM NV and chairs the Supervisory Board of Ernst & Young Netherlands LLP.

Background Information

Pauline van der Meer Mohr started her career as an Attorney-at-law at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV. She then spent several years in senior positions at Royal Dutch Shell Group plc, becoming HR Director Information Technology in 2001, before leaving the company in 2004.

This was followed by her role as Group Human Resources Director at TNT NV and then senior leadership positions at ABN AMRO Holding NV where she was accountable for the full range of strategic and operational HR services across four continents.

Previously, Ms van der Meer Mohr was a member of the Board of Océ Technologies BV, Banking Code Monitoring Commission and the Government’s Economic Development Board Rotterdam (EDBR). She was also an Independent Board member at ASML Holding NV.

She has been President of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a member of the Executive Board of ABM AMRO Bank.

Other Notable Interests

In January 2016 Ms Pauline van der Meer Mohr received the highest university distinction, the Ad Fontes Award, in recognition of her service.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr is based in Amsterdam.

Jeroen van der Veer

Current positions

Jeroen van der Veer is Independent Chairman of Koninklijke Philips NV and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA).

Until April 2018, Jeroen van der Veer was the Independent Chairman of ING Group, where he was a member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Risk, Remunerations and Corporate Governance Committees.

Background information

Jeroen van der Veer has spent the main part of his career with Shell, commencing in 1971 and becoming Managing Director of Shell Nederland BV in 1992 and then President/CEO of Shell Chemicals Co in 1995.

In July 1997 he was appointed Group MD for Royal Dutch Shell Group and subsequently became CEO of Royal Dutch Shell NV/plc in 2004, a position he held until 2009.

During 2002-2009 he was also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Unilever plc and then the Senior Independent and Vice Chairman until 2011.

Mr van der Veer was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank from 2000 to 2004.

Other notable interests

Mr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of The Concertgebouw Fund.

He has been a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology since 2012, and since 2013 he has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Technical University of Delft.

In 2009 Mr van der Veer received the Queen’s Award ‘Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau’.

He is an Honorary Citizen of Singapore and Mr van der Veer holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria).

Jeroen van der Veer is based in The Hague.

Philippe Varin CBE

Current Positions

Philippe Varin is an Independent Director on the Board of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA.

Background Information

Philippe Varin is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris. He began his career in 1978 as a researcher for the Pechiney SA and later held various executive positions within the Group including Financial Control, Strategy and Head of the Aluminium Dunkerque project.

He was appointed Director of the Rhenalu Division in 1995, then Managing Director of the Aluminium Sector and member of the Group’s Executive Committee in 1999.

In 2003 Mr Varin joined the Anglo-Dutch steel group Corus as Chief Executive Officer, and in 2007 he was also appointed to the Board of Tata Steel Limited.

Philippe Varin served as Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën Automobiles SA from 2009 to 2014 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orano (Areva SA) from 2015 to August 2017.

Mr Varin is also currently the Chairman of ICC France and of France Industrie and the Vice- President of the ‘Conseil National de l’Industrie’.

Other Notable Interests

Mr Philippe Varin is an Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur and Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. He is also Commander of the British Empire.

Philippe Varin is based in Paris.

Peter Voser

Current Positions

Peter Voser is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB Limited, a global leader in power and automation technologies. He is also Deputy Chairman of PSA International Pte and an Independent Director of IBM Corporation, Temasek Holdings Pte Limited and Roche Holding AG.

Background Information

Peter Voser graduated in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich and then joined Royal Dutch Shell plc in 1982. He went on to work in a number of finance and business roles within Shell in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Argentina and Chile.

After moving back to London from Chile in early 1997, Mr Voser became the Group Chief Internal Auditor. In 1999 he was appointed CFO of Shell Europe Oil Products Limited and became CFO of the Global Oil Products Business in early 2001 as well as a member of the Oil Products Executive Committee.

He went on to become Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director on the Board, ultimately serving as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2009 until his retirement in December 2013.

Mr Voser was CFO and an Executive Committee Member of ABB Limited, based in Switzerland, from March 2002 until September 2004.

From 2004 until April 2006, Mr Voser was a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon NV. He served on the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG from April 2005 to April 2010 and was a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 until December 2010.

Other Notable Interests

In April 2010 Mr Peter Voser joined the board of Catalyst Inc, a non-profit organisation that works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women in business. From March 2013 until January 2018 he was Chairman and since January has been a member of the Catalyst Board of Directors.

Mr Voser was elected to the Board of Trustees of Saint Gallen Foundation for International Studies in May 2013 and took over as Chairman in September 2013.

He is also active in a number of international and bilateral organisations.

In July 2011, His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei awarded Mr Voser the title of Dato Seri Laila Jasa in recognition of his services to the state of Brunei.

Peter Voser is based in Zurich.

Karel Vuursteen

Karel Vuursteen

Karel Vuursteen has been CEO of Heineken NV, Chairman of AkzoNobel NV, TomTom NV, Ahold NV, Randstad Group and Petroplus International NV.

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Karel Vuursteen

Current Positions

Karel Vuursteen is currently Chairman of Stichting Het Concertgebouw Fonds (Amsterdam Concert Hall).

Background Information

Karel Vuursteen started his career with Philips NV and progressed through several marketing and management positions in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Austria and Germany.

He subsequently became President and CEO of Philips Lighting in North America.

Mr Vuursteen joined Heineken NV as member of the Executive Board in 1991. He was then promoted to CEO, a position he held for nine years. Since 2002 Mr Vuursteen has been a member of the Management Board of Heineken Holding NV.

Heineken, under Mr Vuursteen’s leadership, gained the widest global presence of all the international brewing groups, operating in over 170 countries and employing 50,000 people. It became the largest brewer in Europe and the second largest in the world.

Mr Vuursteen has been a Non-Executive Director at Whitbread plc, Electrolux AB, Head NV and Gucci Group NV.

He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ahold NV, the world’s then third largest supermarket group, Randstad NV, one of Europe’s leading temporary staffing agencies, and Petroplus International NV. He was on the Supervisory Board of ING Groep NV until April 2010 and he was also Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Nijenrode University.

Mr Vuursteen was the Chairman of AkzoNobel NV and TomTom NV until May 2014. He also sat on the Supervisory Board of Heineken Holding NV until the same date. He left the Board of Henkel AG in April 2013.

Other Notable Interests

In 2001 Mr Karel Vuursteen was nominated ‘Top Manager of the Year’ in the Netherlands and has received several distinguished awards in the Netherlands and abroad.

Mr Vuursteen is based in Amsterdam.

 
Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers

Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV and since April 2018 he has also been Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ING Group NV. He was previously Deputy Chairman of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc and CEO of AkzoNobel NV.

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Hans Wijers

Current Positions

Dr Hans Wijers is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV and since April 2018 he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ING Group NV.

Background Information

Dr Hans Wijers started his professional life as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, where he received his PhD in Economics. He went on to serve as Minister for Economic Affairs in the Dutch government, a post he held for four years.

He was Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2012 until May 2018 and a Board member at GlaxoSmithKline plc between April 2013 and May 2016.

He was Senior Partner and Chairman of the Dutch office of the Boston Consulting Group until 2002.

Following this Dr Hans Wijers became the CEO of AkzoNobel NV. He was in this post for nine years.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Board of the Concertgebouw NV and Chairman of Natuurmonumenten. He was awarded ‘CEO of the year’ for 2007.

On June 12th 2013, Hans Wijers was appointed an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order.

Dr Hans Wijers is based in Amsterdam.

 

Karel Vuursteen

Current Positions

Karel Vuursteen is currently Chairman of Stichting Het Concertgebouw Fonds (Amsterdam Concert Hall).

Background Information

Karel Vuursteen started his career with Philips NV and progressed through several marketing and management positions in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Austria and Germany.

He subsequently became President and CEO of Philips Lighting in North America.

Mr Vuursteen joined Heineken NV as member of the Executive Board in 1991. He was then promoted to CEO, a position he held for nine years. Since 2002 Mr Vuursteen has been a member of the Management Board of Heineken Holding NV.

Heineken, under Mr Vuursteen’s leadership, gained the widest global presence of all the international brewing groups, operating in over 170 countries and employing 50,000 people. It became the largest brewer in Europe and the second largest in the world.

Mr Vuursteen has been a Non-Executive Director at Whitbread plc, Electrolux AB, Head NV and Gucci Group NV.

He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ahold NV, the world’s then third largest supermarket group, Randstad NV, one of Europe’s leading temporary staffing agencies, and Petroplus International NV. He was on the Supervisory Board of ING Groep NV until April 2010 and he was also Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Nijenrode University.

Mr Vuursteen was the Chairman of AkzoNobel NV and TomTom NV until May 2014. He also sat on the Supervisory Board of Heineken Holding NV until the same date. He left the Board of Henkel AG in April 2013.

Other Notable Interests

In 2001 Mr Karel Vuursteen was nominated ‘Top Manager of the Year’ in the Netherlands and has received several distinguished awards in the Netherlands and abroad.

Mr Vuursteen is based in Amsterdam.

Hans Wijers

Current Positions

Dr Hans Wijers is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV and since April 2018 he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ING Group NV.

Background Information

Dr Hans Wijers started his professional life as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, where he received his PhD in Economics. He went on to serve as Minister for Economic Affairs in the Dutch government, a post he held for four years.

He was Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2012 until May 2018 and a Board member at GlaxoSmithKline plc between April 2013 and May 2016.

He was Senior Partner and Chairman of the Dutch office of the Boston Consulting Group until 2002.

Following this Dr Hans Wijers became the CEO of AkzoNobel NV. He was in this post for nine years.

Other Notable Interests

Dr Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Board of the Concertgebouw NV and Chairman of Natuurmonumenten. He was awarded ‘CEO of the year’ for 2007.

On June 12th 2013, Hans Wijers was appointed an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order.

Dr Hans Wijers is based in Amsterdam.

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