OUR MENTORS

This unrivalled team of prestigious leaders have expertise in almost all business sectors and situations.

CMi has a distinguished group of international mentors, many of whom have run large global companies and know business leadership from all angles, as CEOs, Executive Committee members, Non-Executives and Chairs.

OUR MENTORS

This holistic experience gives them broad and diverse perspectives on the challenges of leading large complex businesses.

  • 90 Chair mentors of 19 nationalities based in 16 countries
  • CMi’s mentors have served on Boards in 61 countries
  • CMi’s mentors have served as Chairs on 175 listed company Boards and 375 non-listed company Boards
  • Collectively CMi’s mentors have held or are holding 530 Executive and Non-Executive roles on listed company Boards
  • Because our mentors’ roster is extensive we can avoid any conflict of interest
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 Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard was previously Vice Chair of Capgemini SE, Chair and Chief Executive Officer at Carrefour SA, where during his tenure it became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart Inc. He was also Chair of Kingfisher plc. He is currently President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private-equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners LLC. 

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Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr is the Chair of BAE Systems plc and held a number of senior appointments including Chair of Centrica plc, Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director of the Court of the Bank of England, President of the Confederation of British Industry, Chair of Cadbury plc, Chair of Chubb plc, Chair of Mitchells & Butlers plc, Chair of Thames Water plc and Chief Executive of Williams plc.

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Sir Jan du Plessis

Sir Jan du Plessis

Sir Jan du Plessis is Chair of the UK’s Financial Reporting Council.  He has previously served as Chair of BT Group, Rio Tinto, SABMiller, British American Tobacco and RHM. He has also previously served as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lloyds Banking Group, and Senior Independent Director of the retailer Marks & Spencer.

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Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer was previously Chair of Roche Holding AG and Chair of Diageo. He is currently Chair of Neogene Therapeutics and HMNC Brain Health. He is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children and Chair of the Humer Foundation.

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 Jean-Paul Agon

Jean-Paul Agon

Jean-Paul Agon is Chair of L’Oréal (FR). Jean-Paul is member of the European Round Table of Industry (ERT), co-Chair of the France-China Committee, Board member of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) and Chair of the Society of Friends of the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art.

 

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 Charles Allen

Charles Allen
Lord Allen of Kensington, CBE

Charles Allen (Lord Allen of Kensington CBE) is Chair of Balfour Beatty plc, Chair of Global Media and Entertainment (Classic FM, Capital, Heart, Smooth, LBC, X Radio, LBC, Gold and Outdoor), Chair of the Invictus Games, Chair at THG plc (THG Holdings plc prior to 01/2021) and Advisory Chair of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank.

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Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando

Dr Göran Ando MD, is the retired Chair of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S. He is Chair of Nouscom, Chair of Tessa Therapeutics Ltd, Chair of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc and the Chair of Nanexa AB. He is a Director of Paraxel International Corp and serves as an Advisor to Edbi Pte Ltd, Singapore. He is Non-Executive Director of EUSA Pharma (UK) Ltd and Selecta Biosciences Inc.

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 Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Doug Baker serves on the Target Board as Governance and Sustainability Committee Chair. He is also on the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He is an Independent Director at Merck & Co Inc (Schering-Plough Corp prior to 11/2009). He previously served 10 years on the US Bank Board of Directors. He recently stepped down as Chair of Ecolab Inc, global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services.

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 Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Chair of UKGI (UK Government Investments) which is the Governance & Corporate Finance arm of the Government. He is also Partner at CD&R, a global private equity firm and a NED on The Economist Group Board. He is Chair of the palliative care charity, Marie Curie. He is a Director on the Board of the ICC-UK (International Chambers of Commerce, UK chapter), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council, and an Advisor on the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. 

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 Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is Chair of John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Ltd, BBC Pension Investment Ltd and Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management Ltd. She is Senior Independent NED at Alliance Trust plc and also at Worldwide Healthcare Trust plc, where she is Chair of the Nominations Committee. In addition, she is Independent Member of the Investment Committee of the BBC Pension Scheme.

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Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chair of ITV plc and the Chair of Lovecraft Group Ltd, a venture-backed e-commerce company. He is also a Non-Executive director of UK Research and Innovation, a Senior Independent Non-Executive director of Saga plc, and an Advisory Board member of Bartle Bogle Hegarty Ltd. Sir Peter is also Honorary Professor of Creative Industries at the University of Manchester.

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 Wendy Becker

Wendy Becker

Wendy Becker is Chair of Logitech International SA and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc. In her executive career, Wendy was CEO of Jack Wills, a global fashion company.

She serves as a Non-Executive Director of Sony Corporation, and Oxford University Press. She was previously on the boards of Whitbread, Ocado, Great Portland Estates, and NHS England.

 

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Sir Winfried (Win) Bischoff

Sir Winfried (Win) Bischoff

Sir Win Bischoff was previously CEO and then Chair of Schroders plc, Chair of Citigroup Europe, interim CEO and then Chair of Citigroup Inc and Chair of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He is currently the Chair of JP Morgan Securities plc and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey. 

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 Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman

Staffan Bohman is currently Chair of Electrolux AB, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. He is also Board member of Atlas Copco AB where he chairs the Audit Committee.

 

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Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE, FREng

Sir Peter Bonfield is Chair of NXP Semiconductors N.V., a world leader in automotive semi-conductors. He is Director and Chair of Audit at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, on the Boards of Imagination Technologies in the UK and DarkTrace plc. He is a Board Director at East West Institute USA. 

 

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Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg is Vice Chair of DNB ASA. He is an Independent Director at Swiss Steel Holding AG, a Non-Executive director at Mondi plc and Eramet Norway. He is also the Vice Chair of the Council of Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (The Norwegian Wealth Fund).

Svein Richard was previously the CEO of the global aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA, Chair of the global aluminium extrusion company Sapa, and Chair of Veidekke ASA.

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 Gunnar Brock

Gunnar Brock

Gunnar Brock is Chair of Stena AB, Neptunia Invest AB. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director to ABB Ltd, Patricia Industries AB and Investor AB. Gunnar became Chair of Stora Enso after serving as CEO of Tetra Pak AB, Alfa Laval AB, Thule AB and President and CEO of Atlas Copco AB. 

 

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Sir Donald Brydon, CBE

Sir Donald Brydon, CBE

Sir Donald Brydon is Chair of the FinTech firm Tide Holdings, Chair of PrimaryBid Ltd (FTG Finance Services Ltd prior to 09/2015) and Chair of Adarga Ltd.

Previously Sir Donald was Chair of Sage Group plc, the London Stock Exchange Group plc, Royal Mail plc, Smiths Group plc, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, the ifs School of Finance and EveryChild.

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 Thomas Buberl

Thomas Buberl

Thomas Buberl has been Chief Executive Officer of AXA since September 2016. He is an Independent Director for Bertelsmann VerwaltungsGesellschaft and International Business Machines Corp (IBM), and a Trustee of the World Economic Forum.

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 Ton Büchner

Ton Büchner

Ton Büchner is the Chair of Swiss Prime Site AG and Burckhardt Compression Holdings AG. He is a Board member at Novartis AG where he is Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is also a consultant to Ammega and a member of the Executive Faculty, University St. Gallen, Executive School of Management.

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 Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. since April 2017. He is Vice Chair of L’Oréal (FR), Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons (WEF), member of the European Roundtable for Industry (ERT), the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse and J.P. Morgan International Council as well as Co-Chair of the 2030 Water Resources Group. He was previously a Board member of Roche Holding Ltd. (CH).

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 Gordon Cairns

Gordon Cairns

Gordon Cairns is the Chair of Woolworths, the Australian supermarket and drinks company. He was previously the Chair of Origin Energy and CEO of Lion Nathan (beverage business).

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 Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade was Chair of Suez, the world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, after having been its CEO for 15 years. Prior to this he was Chair and CEO of Degrémont and served as CEO of Dumez Copisa (Spain). 

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 Victor Chu

Victor Chu

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

Victor has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as a member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel and an Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission.

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Dr Pascal Colombani

Dr Pascal Colombani

Pascal Colombani previously chaired the Supervisory Board of Areva, was Chair of Valeo SA and was Chair and CEO of the French Atomic Energy Commission.

Dr Pascal Colombani is President of TII Strategies SASU, a consulting and investment company, he serves as a member of the EMEA Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase, as Senior Advisor of Kearney, a global management-consulting firm and a Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital. He was previously on the Board of Technip Energies where he was Chair of the ESG Committee.

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 Fulvio Conti

Fulvio Conti

Fulvio Conti serves as Chair of FIEE SGR SpA (Fondo Italiano Efficienza Energetica), SGI SpA (Società Gasdotti Italia) and Innova Italy Partners Srl. He is a Board member of Aon plc, RBC JSP, PSC SpA, Take Off SpA, and Alibert SpA.

He is also Partner and sole Director of FAS Partners Srl, a financial investment and advisory company in Rome, as well as a Senior Advisor to MIRA (Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Europe Ltd.).

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 Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chair of CC & Soci, an M&A and private equity boutique, he sits on the Board of FTI Consulting, a business-advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and three Italian private companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, holding company of the Arvedi Group, and Ferragamo Finanziaria, the holding company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group.

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Dame Vivienne Cox, CBE

Dame Vivienne Cox, CBE

Dame Vivienne Cox is Independent Chair of Victrex plc, the high-performance polymers supplier, and a member of the Board of Stena AB. Dame Vivienne is also Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Vice-Chair of the Said Business School, Oxford University.

Dame Vivienne previously served as Chair of Vallourec SA, the industrial components maker, and as a NED of GSK plc.

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 Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani FREng CEng FIMMM FAusIMM DBA (Hon) DoL (Hon) BE (Mining–Hons) is Non-Executive Director of TotalEnergies and will shortly take up role as a Non-Executive Director of Laing O’Rourke.  

Mark was until recently also the Chair of De Beers Group of Companies and a Non-Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Ltd. Since stepping down as Chief Executive Officer at Anglo American plc in April 2022 he has held a position as Strategic Advisor. 

 

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 Barbara Dalibard

Barbara Dalibard

Barbara Dalibard is the Chair of Michelin Supervisory Board. She recently stepped down as the CEO of SITA, a worldwide leader in delivering IT solutions to the Air Transport industry.

Previously Barbara has been a member of multiple boards: Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands, Société Générale in France, Eurostar in the UK and NTV in Italy. She is a now a member of Rexel's Board of Directors and a member of the Board of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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 Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch serves as Executive Chair of Sky following thirteen years leading the company as CEO. Jeremy has also led a major expansion in Sky’s broader contribution to society, over-seeing its growing commitment through Sky’s Bigger Picture programme. Sky’s environmental contribution has become substantial, with Sky becoming the first major media company in the world to commit to becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

 

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 Hanne de Mora

Hanne de Mora

Hanne de Mora is Co-Founder and former Chair of a-connect (group) AG, a management consultant firm. She is a member of the Board of Nestlé SA in Switzerland, Volvo AB in Sweden and is Chair of Microcaps AG. She also serves as Vice-Chair and Supervisory Board member of IMD Business School, Switzerland.

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 Tom de Swaan

Tom de Swaan

Tom de Swaan is Chair of the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. He is an Advisory Board member of Akbank Turk Anonim Sirketi AS. Tom de Swaan has held senior positions with a range of financial institutions, including supervisory authorities.

 

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 Wout Dekker

Wout Dekker

Wout Dekker is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Randstad NV and a member of the Supervisory Board of SHV Holdings NV, Royal Friesland Campina NV and Pon Holdings NV. He is also a member of the Paine Schwartz Partners Food Chain Advisory Board, and Board member - SD at Hendrix Genetics BV.

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 Luisa Delgado

Luisa Delgado

Luisa Delgado is the Chair of the Boards of Schleich and Swarovski, Vice-Chair of the Board of Barclays Bank Suisse (Private Banking), and serves on the Boards of INGKA/IKEA, Breitling, Fortum, Telia and DIA where she is the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Her international board experience stretches across listed, family owned, and private equity invested companies.

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 Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann serves as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE, is the Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGAA, and a member of the Supervisory Board at Siemens AG.

Michael is the Chair of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC). He is also a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel, a member of the International Advisory Committee of the SINO CCE Fund of SINO-CEEF Capital Management Company Ltd.

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 Lynn L. Elsenhans

Lynn L. Elsenhans

Lynn Elsenhans is the former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco and Sunoco Logistics Partners. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Baker Hughes Company, GSK plc, and Saudi Aramco. Previously, she was an Executive Vice-President of Royal Dutch Shell.

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 Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead
The Baroness Fairhead CBE

Rona Fairhead (The Baroness Fairhead CBE) is Chair of Electrocomponents plc, a NED and member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Oracle Corporation, a Director of SurvivorNet (healthcare start-up), member of the External Advisory Group at McKinsey & Co and a member of the House of Lords. Baroness Fairhead was previously the Chair and CEO of the Financial Times Group.

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 Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher is Chair of Rightmove plc, Chair of Epidemic Sound AB and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Marks and Spencer plc. He was previously CEO and Chair of Shazam and a Non-Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments plc and Moneysupermarket plc.

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Sir Douglas Flint, CBE

Sir Douglas Flint, CBE

Sir Douglas Flint is Chair of abrdn plc, one of Europe’s largest investment and wealth management companies, and also Chair of IP Group plc. He is also a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's International Advisory Panel and on the Board of the International Chamber of Commerce UK.

 

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Dame Clara Furse

Dame Clara Furse

Dame Clara Furse is Chair of HSBC UK plc, the ring-fenced bank of HSBC Group. She is a NED of Vodafone Group plc. She is also Chair of the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum, a member of the Panel of Senior Advisors to Chatham House, a member of Bocconi University’s International Advisory Council, and Independent Board member at Generali Assicuraziono SpA She was previously on the board of Amadeus IT Group SA.

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 Tom Glocer

Tom Glocer

Tom Glocer was CEO of Thompson Reuters UK Ltd for 11 years. Currently Tom is Executive Chair and Co-Founder of BlueVoyant LLC and Capitolis Inc., cyber defense and FinTech companies, respectively. Tom is also the Chair of Istari Global Ltd., a cyber risk management platform organized by Temasek Holdings PrivateLtd., a Partner in Communitas Capital LLC, a FinTech-focused venture capital fund, and the Founder and Managing Partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, a family office that invests in technology start-ups.

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 William (Bill) Green

William (Bill) Green

William (Bill) Green is the former CEO and Chair of Accenture. He is currently the Chair of Syniti, and Chair for GTY Technology Holdings Inc and Chair at BMC Software Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Dell Technologies, S&P Global, Inovalon (a provider of data analytics, intervention and reporting platforms to the healthcare industry) and Advisor360° (a provider of a unified, integrated software suite for wealth management).

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 Steven (Steve) Gregg

Steven (Steve) Gregg

Steven is Chair of The Lottery Corporation Ltd, Ampol Ltd (previously Caltex); a Director of Challenger Ltd and Challenger Life Company Ltd, and William Inglis & Son Ltd. He is also the Chair of Lorna Hodgkinson Foundation and Unisson Disability Ltd and a Trustee of the Australian Museum. Prior to this Steven was Chair of Goodman Fielder Ltd, Chair of Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, and Chair of Austock Group Ltd.

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 Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder is the Chair of Givaudan SA, Chair of AWK Group and the Chair of Société General de Surveillance (SGS SA). In addition, he is Chair and Administrative President of the international engineering group Bühler AG.

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 Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chair of Siemens AG, a Non-Executive Board member at C3.ai and a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum. He was previously Vice-Chair of Allianz SE. He was also Chair of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S and is now Advisor to the Chair and Board of the company.

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Dr Anthony (Tony) Hayward

Dr Anthony (Tony) Hayward

Tony Hayward is Executive Chair of Sierracol, the largest independent oil producer in Colombia, a Non-Executive Director of Noga Holding, a company established by the Kingdom of Bahrain to manage it's oil & gas assets, and Founder and Chair of Energy Transition Partners BV, a SPAC listed in Amsterdam. 

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 Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin is Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. Paul is Special Advisor to Eurazeo a large French private equity fund. He is also Chair of the Opera Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the French Chair of the India-France Large Companies Forum and the Special Envoy of the French government for India-France economic relationships, as well as author of the book "La science en procès, sans innovation, pas de démocratie".

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 Christine Hodgson, CBE

Christine Hodgson, CBE

Christine Hodgson CBE is Chair of Severn Trent plc and The Careers & Enterprise Co Ltd. She is also a Independent Non-Executive director of Standard Chartered plc and Standard Chartered Bank. Christine was previously Executive Chair of Capgemini UK plc, one of the world’s largest technology and professional services groups.

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 Charles (Chad) Holliday

Charles (Chad) Holliday

Chad Holliday is Lead Independent NED at Venterra Group plc. He recently stepped down as the Chair of Royal Dutch Shell and serves as the Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

He was previously CEO and then Chair of Dupont, Chair of the Bank of America Corporation, The Business Council, Catalyst, the National Academy of Engineering, the Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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 Niels Jacobsen

Niels Jacobsen

Niels Jacobsen was CEO of William Demant Invest A/S, the Danish industrial group until March 2017. During his tenure as CEO he listed the company on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and developed it from a hearing aid company to a world-leading hearing healthcare and technology group. Chair of the LEGO Group from 2008-2017, Deputy Chair of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S and Board member of Novo Nordisk A/S. Currently Deputy Chair at ABOUT YOU, one of the fastest growing e-Commerce companies in Europe (Hamburg’s first unicorn since 2018), a fashion and technology corporation aiming to digitalize the classic shopping stroll onto the smartphone.

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 David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco is Vice Chair of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Chair of the Madrid Stock Exchange and Chair of Gawa Capital Partners SGEIC, SA. He is also an Independent Board member of SIX Group AG (the owner and operator of the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchange), Arima Real Estate SOCIMI SA, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Fundacion Pablo Horstmann.

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 Tom Johnstone, CBE

Tom Johnstone, CBE

Tom Johnstone is Chair of Husqvarna AB, Chair of Wärtsilä OYJ, Chair of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Combient AB. He is an Independent Director at Investor AB and sits on the Boards of Volvo Car Corp, and Northvolt AB.

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 Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly stepped down from Best Buy Co after leading the company from 2012 to 2020, as President and CEO, Chair and CEO and, finally, Executive Chair. Hubert is a member of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson as well as Ralph Lauren Corporation. He is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Advisor at G100 Network LLC. 

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Dr. Ilham Kadri

Dr. Ilham Kadri

Dr Ilham Kadri is CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay; and a Board member of L’Oréal and A.O. Smith Corporation.

She is also active in non-profit associations as Vice-President of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and is Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in 2022.

 

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 Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby is the Chair of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc and Senior Independent Director and Rem-Co Chair at Diageo plc. She is an NED with Unilever and the UK's National Health Service (NHS-England) and a member of The Takeover Panel in the UK. Until recently she was also NED with BHP and Rem-Co chair.

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 Ewan Kirk

Ewan Kirk

Ewan Kirk is a technology entrepreneur, early-stage investor, and founder of Cantab Capital Partners. He is a NED of defence company BAE Systems plc, and sits on the Board of a number of UK technology start-ups. He is Chair of DeepTech Labs, a Cambridge-based accelerator that identifies, invests in and scales start-ups that commercialise frontier scientific technology. 

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 Monique Leroux C.M., O.Q., FCPA, FICD

Monique Leroux C.M., O.Q., FCPA, FICD

Monique Leroux is Senior Advisor of Fiera Capital and serves as an independent Board member of global companies such as Michelin, BCE/BELL, COUCHE-TARD and Lallemand. She chairs Michelin ESG Committee as well as BCE Corporate Governance Committee.Monique was the Chair of the Board, President, and CEO of Desjardins Group (the leading cooperative Canadian financial and insurance group) from 2008 to 2016 and acted as CFO previously. 

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 Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten is the Chair of Ericsson AB, Piab Group AB and Epiroc AB.  He was CEO of Atlas Copco AB and during his 8-year tenure he spearheaded a substantial M&A programme. Atlas Copco´s market capitalisation quadrupled to €45bn during his time as CEO. He stepped down from this role in early 2017.

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 Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos is Chair of Gaslog Ltd, Ceres Shipping Ltd and DryLog Ltd. He holds directorships and memberships in various international companies and committees. He is a member of the Council of the American Bureau of Shipping and Chair of the Greek National Committee. Peter is also a member of the Board of Trustees for New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 

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 Peter Löscher

Peter Löscher

Peter Löscher is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG. He is a Board member of Telefónica S.A., Royal Philips, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Group AG, and a NED of Doha Venture Capital LLC. He is also an Executive Advisor at Neural Propulsion Systems Inc (NPS). He was previously Chair of the Board of Sulzer AG.

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 Helge Lund

Helge Lund

Helge Lund is Chair of the Board of bp plc, Chair of Novo Nordisk AS, and serves as Operating Advisor to Clayton Dubilier & Rice.

Helge previously served as CEO of BG Group plc, President and CEO of Equinor ASA (formerly known as Statoil ASA) and President & CEO of Aker Kvaerner ASA.

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 Birger Magnus

Birger Magnus

Birger Magnus is currently the Chair of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. and is a Board member of Harvard Business Publishing. He is also Chair of Working Group Two AS, a JV between Cisco and Telenor ASA. He served as the Chair of Storebrand ASA, Chair of Hafslund ASA, Chair of Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA, Vice-Chair and Non-Executive Director of Aschehoug A/S publishing house and a Board member of Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) AB, among other roles.

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Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni is Chair at SSE, the UK utility, Chair of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, a non departmental public body central to the UK’s nuclear defence strategy and Continuous at Sea Deterrence (CASD). He is also an Independent Director at KBR INC.

John was the first ever Chief Executive of the UK Civil Service, and Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office. Prior to the Civil Service, John held roles as Chief Executive of Gas and Power, and Refining and Marketing at BP, and Chief Executive at Talisman Energy.

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 Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet is Honorary Chair of Engie, Honorary Chair of Suez and Executive Chair of Afalula. For 29 years he was CEO of Société Générale de Belgique Suez and Engie. He has significant experience in the transformation and development of large groups in the Energy and Environment sectors.

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 Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik

Harald Norvik was previously Chair of Scandinavian Airline Systems, Chair of Telenor ASA, Chair of the Oslo Stock Exchange, TV2, Chair of Equinor ASA and Deputy Chair of PGS ASA. Harald is currently Chair of NRC (a global refugee organisation), Chair of Kraft Bank, Chair of BOS PS Group and Chair of Barratt Due Music Institute. He is also a Board member and Lead Director at Conocophillips.

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Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker was previously Chair of Pennon Group plc and South West Water Ltd, Chair of National Grid plc, Anglo American plc, Mondi, BVT Joint Venture, RMC Group plc and P&O plc. He has served as Chair and CEO of both Harland & Wolff and Babcock International. He is currently the Chair of construction and engineering company Laing O'Rourke, a Non-Executive Director of Carnival Corp., a Senior Adviser to Spencer Stuart and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.

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 Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson is currently Chief Strategy Officer of Salesforce. He is Chair of Aim-listed Elixirr Consulting, Chair of HRH Prince of Wales’s charity Business in the Community and sits on the board of the APAX backed Fractal Analytics and EQT backed Delta Fiber. Gavin also serves on the Governing Council of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is Director - SD at Mobileum Inc (Roamware Inc prior to 02/2014).

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Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace was formerly Chair, CEO and a Founder of Experian plc, CEO of GUS plc, Chair of Standard Chartered plc and Chair of Burberry plc. He was also Chair of the Work Foundation, a visionary think tank. He is Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. He is also Chair of Octo Telematics and Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.

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 Ho Kwon Ping

Ho Kwon Ping

Ho Kwon Ping is the Founder and Chair of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd and Laguna Resorts and Hotels Ltd, and Chair of Thai Wah Public Company. He is also the founding and current Chair of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University.

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 Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta is currently Chair of WPP plc and of Smith & Nephew plc, a FTSE 100 listed global medical devices company. He is also Partner and Chair of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe LLC (CD&R). 

He was previously Chief Executive and then Chair of BB Aviation plc, Chair of Rexel SA and IMI plc.

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Sir Michael (Mike) Rake, FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael (Mike) Rake, FCA, FCGI

Sir Michael Rake served as the Chair of BT Group plc, as the International Chair of KPMG. He currently serves as Chair of Wireless Logic Group Ltd, Chair of Ola UK Pvt Ltd and Chair of Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also the Chair of Phoenix Global Resources plc, Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC, Newday Group UK Ltd and is also a Senior Advisor for Citi Group.

 

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 Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche is Chair of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, animal farming and agricultural industries. She serves as Chair of the Nomination, Remuneration and the Audit Committees.

Dominique is also Chair of the Board of Eurostar EIL and a member of the Nomination, the Remuneration and the Audit Committees. She has previously held CEO positions within Coca-Cola Enterprises and The Coca-Cola Co.

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 Paula Rosput Reynolds

Paula Rosput Reynolds

Paula Reynolds is Chair of National Grid plc, a member of the Board of bp plc, and General Electric Co., and she also Chairs the Remuneration Committee at bp. Paula is the Chair of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is Trustee Emeritus and former Chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the leading cancer research centre in the Western U.S. She was previously a Board member of BAE Systems plc and chaired the Remuneration Committee.

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Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs

Dr Rob Routs is the former Chair of Royal DSM N.V., served as the Chair of Aegon N.V. and was previously President and CEO of Shell Canada Products Ltd. He is currently the Lead Director for the Board of Directors of ATCO Ltd and an Emeritus Member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council.

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 Paolo Scaroni

Paolo Scaroni

Paolo is Deputy Chair of Rothschild & Co, Chair of Giuliani SpA and Chair of the football club A.C. Milan. He is also a Board member at Columbia Business School, New York, and Ingosstrakh, a major Russian Insurance company. Former CEO of ENI SpA, Italy´s leading oil company and former Deputy Chair at the London Stock Exchange Group.

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 Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa is the founder and Chair of F-Secure Corporation, a cybersecurity company, having served as President and CEO from 1988-2006. Previously he was the Chair of Nokia Corporation and an Advisory Board member of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication.

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 Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma is Honorary Chair of Royal DSM, where he was CEO from 2007 to 2020. He is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips, NED at Unilever and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank.

Besides his Board roles for multinationals, Feike currently holds many other influential roles, including Co-Chair of the Global Centre on Climate Adaptation, together with Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations. 

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 Chak-Kwong (Jack) So, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP

Chak-Kwong (Jack) So, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP

Chak-Kwong (Jack) So is Chair of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, a position he assumed in June 2015. He is also an Independent NED of AIA Group Ltd and China Resources Power Holdings Company Ltd, a Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse, Greater China and an Advisor at the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Ltd.

 

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 Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae is Chair of BoConcept A/S, TCM Group A/S, Posti Group OYJ and Orthex OYJ. She is also Vice Chair at Anora Group OYJ, previously known as Altia OYJ, which she chaired through its turn-around, IPO and finally merged with another listed company. She is also Vice Chair of Harvia OYJ and Board member at Elopak ASA, Broman Group OY and SD at Swedish Match AB.

 

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 Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre recently stepped down as CEO of Equinor ASA, the largest oil and gas group on the Norwegian continental shelf and a major global energy company with presence in more than 30 countries. Eldar is a member of the Board of Subsea 7 SA, Fjord Base Holding AS and Trucknor AS and he is Chair of the Board of Strømberg Gruppen AS, Vartdal Holding AS and Vartdal Plastindustri AS.

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 Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen is Chair of Air Canada Inc and Chair of Scandlines A/S. Vagn is also a NED on the Board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, CNH Industrial, VFS Global AG and a Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S and Morgan Stanley.

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 Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel

Sidney Taurel was previously Chair of Pearson plc, the world’s largest publishing and education company. Sidney is currently Chair Emeritus at Eli Lilly & Co, a Board member of HIG Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC listed on the NYSE, and a member of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Audit and Finance Committee.

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 Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen is Chair at Ørsted A/S, ranked as the most sustainable company in the world in 2020. He is also Chair at Lloyd’s Register Group, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and VKR Holding A/S and NED at BW Group Ltd and IMI plc. 

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 David Tyler

David Tyler

David Tyler has extensive experience as chair at a number of the UK’s largest and most well-known companies. He has been the Chair of Sainsbury’s, Hammerson, Logica, 3i Quoted Private Equity and The White Company. In addition, he was previously a NED at Burberry, Experian, Reckitt Benckiser and Rubix.

David is currently Chair of Domestic & General and of Imagr. He also chairs the Parker Review about ethnic diversity in UK businesses.

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 Jean-François van Boxmeer

Jean-François van Boxmeer

Jean-François van Boxmeer is Chair of Vodafone Group plc and Chair of the Nominations Committee. He was Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Heineken N.V. from 2005 to June 2020 and Board member at Mondelez until May 2022.

Currently, he is a member of the European Roundtable for Industry (ERT). He is also Chair of the Board of Directors of De Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam.

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 Philippe Varin, CBE

Philippe Varin, CBE

Philippe Varin is the former Chair of Suez, the world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management. He is also an Independent Director on the Boards of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital. He recently stepped down as Chair of France Industrie and Vice-Chair of the Conseil National de l’Industrie. Previously he was CEO at Corus and served as Chair at Peugeot SA.

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 Peter Voser

Peter Voser

Peter Voser is Chair of ABB Ltd, a global leader in power and automation technologies. He is also Group Chair of PSA International Pte (formerly known as Port of Singapore Authority), a global leader in port operations and an Independent Director of IBM Corporation and Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd.

 

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 Jasmine Whitbread

Jasmine Whitbread

Jasmine Whitbread is Chair of Travis Perkins, the UK’s leading supplier of building and construction materials. She is a NED of Compagnie Financiere Richemont, WPP and of Standard Chartered. She was previously NED at BT Group.

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Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers

Dr Hans Wijers is Chair of the Supervisory Board of ING Group NV, a member of the Supervisory Board of Hal Holding NV and a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. Hans was previously CEO and member of the Executive Board of Akzo Nobel NV. He was Chair of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV, Deputy Chair of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a Board member at GSK plc and Senior Partner and Chair of the Dutch office of the Boston Consulting Group.

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