OUR PARTNERS Chairman Mentors International’s partners are responsible for client and mentee relationships, and represent a diverse group bound by a common passion for CMi’s value proposition and interest in the area of leadership and people development.

Dr Bjørn Johansson

Dr Bjørn Johansson

Dr Bjørn Johansson is our consultant covering the Swiss market.

Bjørn is a Norwegian citizen and spent most of his working life based in Switzerland. He gained management experience in the consumer goods, textile and service industries in Austria, Germany and the UK.

In early 1980, he began his Executive-search career as Vice President with Spencer Stuart, Zurich. Five years later, he started the Swiss operation of Korn/Ferry with offices in Zurich and Geneva, before he was appointed Managing Director, International Board Services.

In 1993 he founded his own global board advisory firm. He is recognised as one of the world’s leading advisors on strategic-leadership appointments.

He joined CMi in 2015.

Bjørn obtained his Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, which included 2 years of postgraduate studies in the US.

+41 44 262 02 20
johansson@chairmanmentors.com

Grant Dow

Grant Dow
Grant Dow is one of our partners covering the Australia and New Zealand region.

Grant is a co-founder and Partner of Maritana Partners, and an experienced advisor to Boards and CEOs. He began his career in the building construction and building technology sectors, before spending 12 years in telecommunications, building and servicing carrier-grade networks across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. 

+61 409 080 061
grant@maritana-partners.com

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Jane Allen

Jane Allen
Jane Allen is one of our partners covering the Australia and New Zealand region.

Jane is a co-founder and Partner of Maritana Partners and is recognised as an experienced advisor to Australia’s largest Boards. Prior to this, she worked with a global-search firm for over 15 years, where she was Managing Partner locally and held a leadership role in Asia for many years. During the course of her career Jane has advised on over 100 CEO appointments.

+61 414 936 167
jane@maritana-partners.com

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Sara Parker

Sara Parker
Sara Parker is our consultant covering the UK market.

Sara has spent 15 years working at the top level of business in the UK with extensive links to the City of London and internationally. She spent 10 years at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), where as London Director she was appointed to represent the views of the London business community on the Business Advisory Board of the Mayor of London (then Boris Johnson).

+44 7718 986945
parker@chairmanmentors.com

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