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

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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Elin Hurvenes

Elin Hurvenes
Senior Partner

Elin Hurvenes is a consultant covering clients globally, with a particular focus on the Nordic. 
A consultant with CMi since 2012, Elin looks after CMi clients across the globe and has managed multiple CEO succession engagements in different geographies including the UK, Germany, Italy and the US.

+47 932 80 230
hurvenes@chairmanmentors.com

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Marga Hoek

Marga Hoek
Marga Hoek is our consultant covering the Benelux region.

Marga has been CEO of several companies in the construction sector and stood out due to her visionary leadership. She was asked to set up and lead the Dutch Sustainable Business Association in 2010 and was its CEO until 2016, where she proved as a business leader that sustainability can synergise with strong returns and a competitive position.

+31 6 10 01 33 18
hoek@chairmanmentors.com

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Matthew Westerman

Matthew Westerman
CMi Chairman

Matthew Westerman is the Chairman of CMi and a Director of MW&L Capital Partners, a private-investment vehicle with investments in a number of businesses.

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