17 New International Board Appointments in INSEAD Directors’ Network

IDN Members Board Positions Announcement 1Q – 2018 

17 New International Board Appointments of members from INSEAD Directors’ Network, adding to 41 previously announced.

INSEADs Director Network, IDN,  is proud to share the recent appointments of board and corporate governance positions for our members, substantiating the recognition of our members and the strength of our IDN network.

IDN members were appointed to 17 new board positions in 13 countries, summing up to 58 position announcements since 2017.

IDN is a network of International Board Directors, where full membership is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEADs International Directors Program (IDP) and is open to all INSEAD Alumni with appropriate directorship experience. To date, IDP has been completed by more than 800 participants, with 555 certified IDP-C directors from 58 countries. The aim of the IDN network is to facilitate contacts, share insights and experiences on international board topics and promote excellence in corporate governance. 

IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, initially launched in 2010, which undertakes cutting-edge research and teaching tailored to the needs of boards and international directors. It fosters a global dialogue on the challenges of corporate governance and leadership in an international context.

INSEAD Directors’ Network – Members New Board & Corporate Governance Positions

Carole Ackerman – April 2018 – Supervisory Board Director at BVZ Holding AG (Public, HQ Switzerland)

Louise Beveridge – January 2018 – Supervisory Board of Ethics & Boards (Private, HQ France) 

Liselotte H Engstam – April 2018 – Supervisory Board Director at Tieto Oy (Public, HQ Finland) 

Helen Gillies – April 2018 – Supervisory Board Director at Yancoal Australia Ltd (Public, HQ Australia) 

William Gilson – January 2018– Board Director at M&G Specialty Finance and GII Funds (Private, HQ Luxembourg) 

Richard Grotendorst – January 2018– Supervisory Board Director at Welzijn Scheveningen (Foundation, HQ Netherlands) and at Recreatie & Cultuur Holding BV (Private, HQ Netherlands)

Marc B.M. van Heel – November 2017 – Supervisory Board Director at Argenta Group and Investar (Both Private, HQ Belgium) 

Lilia Jolilbois – April 2018 Board Director at Sibelco Group (Private, HQ Belgium)

Nooraya Khan – January 2018 – Board Director at Liberty Holdings Limited (Public, HQ South Africa)

Bruno Mercier – December 2017 – Board Director at Home Chain Foods Ltd Overgaard Ltd (Private, HQ Taiwan) 

Gbenga A Oyebode – March 2018 – Supervisory Board Director at Teach for All Inc (Charity, HQ US) 

Christiane Schloderer – January 2018 – Supervisory Board Director at Rolaco Group (Private, HQ Saudi Arabia) 

Steen Stavnsbo – March 2018 – Chairman at Aarhus Light Rail (State owned, HQ Denmark) 

Emiliano Tonelli – October 2017 – Board Director at Gruppo Fabbri Vignola (Private, HQ Italy) 

Previous board position announcements by IDN.

For more information about: 

INSEAD Directors’ Network : https://blogs.insead.edu/idpn-globalclub

INSEADs Corporate Governance Programmes : https://www.insead.edu/executive-education/corporate-governance


For members of the IDN, please ensure that you share your new appointments via :  [email protected] or [email protected]

For head hunters interested in finding international board members focused on staying up to date with latest board and governance insights, please contact Mary Francia via [email protected]

For organisations interested in partnering with IDN, please contact IDN President, Helen Pitcher OBE, at [email protected]

On behalf of the INSEAD Directors’ Network Board,

Liselotte Engstam,
IDN Board Member
[email protected]


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