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.

  • 85 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 is the former Chair and CEO of Carrefour SA, where during his tenure it became the second biggest retailer in the world after Walmart Inc., and is President of Provestis, his own investment company, and a Senior Advisor to the private equity firm, TowerBrook Capital Partners LLC. He was also previously Vice Chair of Capgemini SE and Chair of Kingfisher plc. 

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Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr

Sir Roger Carr is the Chair of BAE Systems plc and was previously Chair of Centrica plc, Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Non-Executive 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. Previously he was Chair of BT Group plc, Rio Tinto plc, SABMiller and British American Tobacco plc and a Non-Executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lloyds Banking Group. He has also previously served as Senior Independent Non-Executive director of UK retailer Marks & Spencer plc and Chair of RHM.

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Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer

Dr Franz Humer was previously Chair of Roche Holding AG, Chair of Diageo and Chair of Neogene Therapeutics. He is currently Chair of HMNC Brain Health, 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). He is a member of the European Round Table of Industry (ERT), Co-Chair of the France-China Committee, a 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, which owns 7 of the largest radio stations in the UK and recently acquired podcast platform, Captivate), 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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 Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson has been Group Chief Executive of Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc since 2014, prior to this he held various senior positions including Chief Operating Officer. Nick is also Independent Non-Executive director at BAE Systems Plc.

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 Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Doug Baker is Independent Director at Target Corp and is Chair of its Governance and Sustainability Committee. He is also an Independent Director at Merck & Co Inc and the former CEO and Chair of Ecolab Inc, a global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services. He is also on the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the US National Association of Manufacturers. He previously served 10 years on the US Bank Board of Directors.

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 Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga is Chair of UKGI (UK Government Investments), the Governance & Corporate Finance arm of the UK Government. He is also a Partner at CD&R, a global private equity firm and a Non-Executive director 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) and an Advisor on the Hakluyt International Advisory Board. He was previously a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council, Senior Independent Non-Executive director on the Board of GSK plc, Senior Independent Director of M&S plc and a Non-Executive director of Thomson Reuters and Maruti Suzuki.

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 Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is currently Chair of Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management Ltd and John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Ltd,. She is Senior Independent director of Alliance Trust plc and Worldwide Healthcare Trust plc. She is also an Independent Member of the BBC Pension Fund Investment Committee. She was Chair of St James’s Place plc, Polar Capital Technology Trust, Merian Global Investors, the Association of Investment Companies and of 6 other organisations including charities, a pension fund and investment companies. Sarah is a co-Founder of the Diversity Project, a Fellow of CFA UK and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

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Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette is the former Chair of ITV plc. He is currently Senior Independent Non-Executive director of SAGA plc and Chair of Lovecrafts Group Ltd, a venture-backed e-commerce company. He is also a Non-Executive director of UK Research and Innovation, Edge Performance VCT plc and the UK Department for Education, and an Advisory Board member of Bartle Bogle Hegarty Ltd and YouGov Plc. 

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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. She is also a Non-Executive director of Sony Corporation, and Oxford University Press. She was previously Board member of Whitbread, Ocado, Great Portland Estates, and NHS England. In her executive career, Wendy led McKinsey’s Consumer and Retail practice across Europe, she was the Global CMO of Vodafone plc then COO followed by CEO of Jack Wills, a global fashion company.

 

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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 a Board member and Audit Committee Chair of Atlas Copco AB.

 

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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, and a Non-Executive director of Imagination Technologies, UK and DarkTrace plc. He is also a Board Director at East West Institute USA.

Sir Peter served as CEO and Chair of the Executive Committee for British Telecom plc from 1996 to 2002 (now BT plc). During his tenure, British Telecom was the world’s fifth-largest telecommunications company, employing over 130,000 people. Prior to British Telecom, Sir Peter was CEO and Chair of ICL plc (now Fujitsu Services Holdings Ltd).

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Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg is Vice Chair of DNB ASA and Vice Chairman (Lead Independent Board Member) at Dormakaba Holding AG. He is an Independent Director at Swiss Steel Holding A and a Non-Executive director at Mondi plc. 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 global aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA, Chair of 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 and Chair of Neptunia Invest AB. He also serves as a Non-Executive director to ABB Ltd, Patricia Industries AB and Investor AB. Previously, Gunnar was 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. He was also previously Chair of Mölnlycke Health Care AB.

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Sir Donald Brydon, CBE

Sir Donald Brydon, CBE

Sir Donald Brydon is Chair of FinTech company 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, 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 IBM Corp, a Trustee of the World Economic Forum and Chair of DBV Deutsche Beamtenversicherung AG.

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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 an Advisor to Ammega and a member of the Executive Faculty, University St. Gallen, Executive School of Management. He was previously Chair and CEO of Ako Nobel NV.

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 Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke is Chair of Nestlé S.A. He is Vice Chair of L’Oréal (FR), Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons (WEF), a 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 was previously the Chair of Woolworths, the Australian supermarket and drinks company. He was also previously the Chair of Origin Energy and CEO of Lion Nathan (beverage business)and an Independent Non-Executive director at Macquarie and Westpac Banking.

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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. He was also previously, Chair and CEO of Degrémont and CEO of Dumez Copisa (Spain). Currently, Jean-Louis is Independent Director of Criteria Caixa SA.

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 Victor Chu

Victor Chu

Victor Chu is Chair and CEO of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm, Chair of Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Ltd, Board member of Airbus SE and a Non-Executive director of Majid Al Futtaim Holding Llc and Nomura Holdings Inc.

Previously, 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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 Fulvio Conti

Fulvio Conti

Fulvio Conti serves as Chair of FIEE SGR SpA, Chair of SGI SpA and Innova Italy Partners Srl. He is a Board member of Aon plc, ASPI SpA and Take Off 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 MAM Real Assets. Previously he was a Board member of Barclays Bank plc, Unidad Editorial SA, RCS SpA, RBC JSP, TIM SpA and Fine Foods & Pharmaceutical NTM SpA. He was also the Chair of Telecom Italia SpA, CEO of Enel, and CFO of Montecatini, in Milan.

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 Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna

Claudio Costamagna is Executive Chair of CC & Soci, a M&A and private equity boutique, he is a Board member of FTI Consulting, a business-advisory group listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and on the Boards of three private Italian companies: Italiana Petroli SpA, Finarvedi SpA, the 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 Senior Independent Non-Executive director of Haleon plc. She is a Non-Executive director of Venterra Group plc and a Board member of Stena AB. Dame Vivienne is also Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Vice Chair of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University. She is also an Airports Commissioner of the UK Department for Transport.

Previously, Dame Vivienne was Chair of Vallourec SA, the industrial components maker, and a Non-Executive director 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. Previously Barbara was CEO of SITA, a worldwide leader in delivering IT solutions to the Air Transport industry. She also was a Board member of 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 Advisor at Sky following thirteen years leading the company as CEO then Chair. He is also Senior Independent Non-Executive director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Chair of the National Oceanography Centre and an Independent Director at Ahren Acquisition Corp.

 

 

 

 

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 Hanne de Mora

Hanne de Mora

Hanne de Mora is the Co-Founder and former Chair of a-connect AG, a management consulting firm and Chair of Microcaps AG. She is a Board member of Nestlé SA in Switzerland and Volvo AB in Sweden. 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, and Chair of the ABN Amro Bank NV (Belgium). He is also an Advisory Board member of Akbank Turk Anonim Sirketi AS.   He was previously Chair of Zurich Insurance Group AG, Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Royal DSM NV, a Netherlands-based global life-sciences and material-sciences group, Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Royal Ahold NV, a multi-country supermarket chain Chair of the Amsterdam Financial Centre and the Banking Supervisory Sub-Committee of the European Monetary Institute.

 

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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 and Hendrix Genetics BV. He is also a member of the Paine Schwartz Partners Food Chain Advisory Board.

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 Luisa Delgado

Luisa Delgado

Luisa Delgado is the Chair of Schleich and Swarovski, Vice Chair of Barclays Bank Suisse (Private Banking), and a Board member 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 is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE, Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGAA, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG.

Michael is a member of the Temasek European Advisory Panel, a member of the International Advisory Group of Linklaters LLP and a Consultant on the Advisory Board of ISTARI Global Ltd. He is also a member of the Google Cloud EMEA Advisory Board and is a honorary Chairman of IBLAC (International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai).

 

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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 RS Group plc (formerly Electrocomponents plc), a Non-Executive director and member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Oracle Corporation, a Director of SurvivorNet (a healthcare start-up) and a member of the House of Lords. She is also a member of the External Advisory Group at McKinsey & Co. Previously, Baroness Fairhead was Chair and CEO of the Financial Times Group.

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 Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher is Chair and Non-Executive director of Rightmove plc, Chair of Epidemic Sound AB and a Senior Independent Non-Executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for Marks and Spencer plc. Previously, he was Chair and CEO 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 Chair of IP Group plc. He is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's International Advisory Panel and a Board member 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 Non-Executive director 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 an Independent Board member at Generali Assicurazioni SpA. Previously, she was a Board member of Amadeus IT Group SA.

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 Tom Glocer

Tom Glocer

Tom Glocer is the former CEO of Thomson Reuters UK Ltd for 11 years. Currently he is Executive Chair and Co-Founder of BlueVoyant LLC and Capitolis Inc., cyber defense and fintech companies, respectively, and is Chair of Istari Global Ltd., a cyber risk management platform, 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 Chair and CEO of Accenture. He is currently Chair of Syniti and BMC Software Inc. He is also a Board member 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 and Ampol Ltd (previously Caltex). He is a Non-Executive director of Challenger Ltd and Challenger Life Company Ltd, and William Inglis & Son Ltd. He is also Chair of the Lorna Hodgkinson Foundation and Unisson Disability Ltd and a Trustee of the Australian Museum. Prior to this, he was Chair of Goodman Fielder Ltd, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd and Austock Group Ltd.

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 Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder

Calvin Grieder is Chair of Givaudan SA, AWK Group and 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 Chair of Siemens AG, Chair of Northvolt AB, a Board member at C3.ai and a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum. He is also Advisor at Deutsche Bank AG. 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 its oil & gas assets, and the 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 and the former CEO of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. He is Senior 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 Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Chartered plc. Christine was previously Executive Chair of Capgemini UK plc, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services.

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 Charles (Chad) Holliday

Charles (Chad) Holliday

Chad Holliday is Lead Independent Non-Executive director at Venterra Group plc and serves as the Lead Independent Director at Deere & Company and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He was previously Chair of Royal Dutch Shell, and he was also the former CEO and Chair of Dupont.

Previously, he was 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 is the former CEO of The Demant Group, the Danish industrial group, where 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. He is CEO of William Demant Invest A/S, Deputy Chair of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S and a Board member of Novo Nordisk A/S. He is also 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 digitalise the classic shopping stroll onto the smartphone. Previously, he was Chair of the LEGO Group from 2008-2017.

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 David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco

David Jiménez-Blanco is 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. Previously, he was Vice Chair of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles.

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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 is the former President and CEO, Chair and CEO and, finally, Executive Chair of Best Buy Co. He is also a Board member of Johnson & Johnson and 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. Dr Ilham was the founder and the first Chair of the Hygieia Network, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the advancement of women in the cleaning industry and published a book: “Invisible Heroes: The Inspirational Stories of 23 Women (And 1 Man) Who Clean Our World”.

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 Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby is Chair of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc and Senior Independent Non-Executive director and Remunerations Committee Chair at Diageo plc. She is a Non-Executive director of Unilever plc and the UKʼs National Health Service (NHS-England) and a member of the UK’s Takeover Panel. Previously, she was a Non-Executive director and Remuneration Committee Chair of BHP Group plc (formerly BHP Billiton plc).

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 Ewan Kirk

Ewan Kirk

Ewan Kirk is a technology entrepreneur, early-stage investor, and the Founder of Cantab Capital Partners. He is a Non-Executive director of defence company BAE Systems plc, and sits on the Board of a number of UK technology start-ups. He is also Chair of DeepTech Labs, a Cambridge-based start-up accelerator that identifies, invests in and scales start-up companies 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 to Fiera Capital and is an Independent Board member of Michelin, BCE/BELL, COUCHE-TARD and Lallemand. She also chairs Michelin’s ESG Committee and BCE’s Corporate Governance Committee.

From 2016 until May 2022 she served as Independent Board member with S&P Global Inc. From 2008 – 2016 she was Chair, President, and CEO of Desjardins Group (the leading cooperative Canadian financial and insurance group) having served as the company´s CFO for four years. Before joining Desjardins Group in 2001, she was a Partner at Ernst & Young (Canada) and Senior Vice President at RBC (Royal Bank of Canada).

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 Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten is Chair of Ericsson AB, Piab Group AB and Epiroc AB. He is the former CEO of Atlas Copco AB, where during his 8-year tenure he spearheaded a substantial M&A programme and Atlas Copco´s market capitalisation quadrupled to €45bn. 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 of 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 Doha Venture Capital LLC. He is also an Executive Advisor at Neural Propulsion Systems Inc (NPS). He was previously Chair 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 Chair of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. and a Board member of Harvard Business Publishing. He is also Chair of Working Group Two AS, a JV between Cisco and Telenor ASA. He previously served as Chair of Storebrand ASA, Hafslund ASA, Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA, and as Vice Chair and Non-Executive director of Aschehoug A/S, a publishing house. He was also a Board member of Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) AB.

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Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni

Sir John Manzoni is Chair at SSE plc, the UK utility company, 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 and a Non-Executive director at Diageo.

John is the former, and first ever, CEO of the UK Civil Service, and Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office. 

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 Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet is Independent Director of Société Générale. He was Honorary Chair of Engie SA, CEO, Chair then Honorary Chair of Suez SA, 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 is Chair of Kraft Bank, Chair of BOS PS Group, Chair of NRC (a global refugee organisation) and Chair of Barratt Due Music Institute. Previously, he was Board member and Lead Director at Conocophillips. Harald was also Chair of Scandinavian Airline Systems, Telenor ASA, Oslo Stock Exchange, TV2 and Equinor ASA and Deputy Chair of PGS ASA. 

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Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker

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

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 Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson is President and Chief Strategy Officer of Salesforce. He is Chair of Aim-listed Elixirr International plc, HRH Prince of Wales’s charity Business in the Community and a Board member 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 Senior Independent Non-Executive director at Mobileum Inc (Roamware Inc prior to 02/2014).

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Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace

Sir John Peace is the former Chair, CEO and Co-Founder of Experian plc. He is Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership and Midlands Connect. He is also Chair of Octo Telematics and Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University. Previously, he was 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.

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 Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta

Roberto Quarta is currently Chair of WPP plc and 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 (Mike) Rake is Chair of Wireless Logic Group Ltd, Ola UK Pvt Ltd and Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also Chair of Phoenix Global Resources plc, Majid Al Futtaim Holdings LLC and Newday Group UK Ltd, Senior Advisor to Citi Group and Non-Executive director of CamGraPhIC Ltd.

 

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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, where she serves as Chair of the Nomination, Remuneration, and the Audit Committees.

Previously, she was Chair of the Board of Eurostar EIL and a member of the Nomination, the Remuneration, and the Audit Committees. In her executive career, she held CEO positions within Coca-Cola Enterprises and The Coca-Cola Company.

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 Paula Rosput Reynolds

Paula Rosput Reynolds

Paula Reynolds is Chair of National Grid plc, a Non-Executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of bp plc and a Non-Executive director of General Electric Co. Previously she was  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. Paula was also a Non-Executive director and Remunerations Committee Chair of BAE Systems plc.

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 Paolo Scaroni

Paolo Scaroni

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

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 Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma is Honorary Chair, and the former CEO (2007-2020), of Royal DSM. He is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips, a Non-Executive director at Unilever and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank.

He is also Co-Chair of the Global Centre on Climate Adaptation, together with Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations. He is a designated Global Climate Leader of the World Bank, member of the Advisory Council of the IMF, member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum and Co-Chair of the Business Network for Scaling Up Nutrition at the UN.

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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 and Independent Non-Executive director of the Airport Authority Hong Kong. He is also an Independent Non-Executive director 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, (formerly Altia OYJ), which she chaired through its turnaround, IPO and then merger with another listed company. She is also Vice Chair of Harvia OYJ and Board member of Elopak ASA and Broman Group OY. Previously she was Board member of Swedish Match AB.

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 Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre

Eldar Sætre was previously CEO of Equinor ASA (formerly Statoil), the largest oil and gas group on the Norwegian continental shelf and a major global energy company with presence in more than 30 countries. Currently Eldar is Chair of Strømberg Gruppen AS, Vartdal Holding AS and Vartdal Plastindustri AS and a Non-Executive director of Subsea 7 SA, Fjord Base Holding AS and Trucknor AS.

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 Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen

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

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 Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen is Independent Chair at Ørsted A/S, ranked as the most sustainable company in the world in 2022 for the fourth year running. He is also Chair at Lloyd’s Register Group, Vice Chair of VKR Holding A/S, Senior Independent Non-Executive director of IMI plc, where he is responsible for employee engagement and a Senior Independent Non-Executive director of BW Group Ltd and Board member of Arcon Sunmark A/S.

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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, of JoJo Maman Bebe, and of Imagr. He is also the Chair-elect at PZ Cussons plc and he 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 and Nominations Committee Chair of Vodafone Group plc. He is Non-Executive director at Heineken Holding NV Shareholders Committee Chair of Henkel AG & Co KGAA. He is also a member of the European Roundtable for Industry (ERT) and Chair of the Board of Directors of De Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam.

Previously, he was Chair and CEO of Heineken N.V for 15 year tenure Lead Non-Executive director at Mondelez.

 

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 Philippe Varin, CBE

Philippe Varin, CBE

Philippe Varin is Board member of the International Chamber of Commerce and Saint Joseph Paris Hospital. Previously he was Chair of Suez, the world’s leading environmental company dedicated to water and waste management, Chair of France Industrie and Vice Chair of the Conseil National de l’Industrie and CEO at Corus and 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 Senior Director of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd.

Previously, Peter was CEO (from 2009-2013) of Royal Dutch Shell plc where he was first CFO, and Executive Director. He was also a Board member of Roche Holding AG. 

 

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 Jasmine Whitbread

Jasmine Whitbread

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

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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.

Previously, he was CEO and Executive Director of Akzo Nobel NV. He was also 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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