43 New board positions for IDN members

Members Board & Corporate Governance Positions Announcement March to August 2023

INSEADs International Director Network, IDN, is proudly sharing the recent appointments of board and corporate governance positions of our members, truly recognizing our members and the strength of our IDN network.

IDN members have been appointed to 43 new board positions in 15 countries, summing up to 728 position announcements in the last 5 years.

As a member of IDN, the network of INSEAD International Board Directors, with full membership open to all INSEAD Alumniwith appropriate directorship experience and which is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEADs International Directors Program (IDP), you can be truly proud of your network!

You find the IDN members with new board positions below, and why don’t you help share our network’s achievement via Linkedin, to help position also yourself and your membership of a vibrant network via this LinkedIn Post.

And take the time to connect with your fellow IDN members at LinkedIn and expand your board contacts, by clicking their names below and connect with them!

IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, 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

 IDN members – Certified IDP-C Board Directors

Jan Holm – https://www.linkedin.com/in/janholm1/ March 2023 – Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairperson of the CSR Committee (Sustainability and Health & Safety),  Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Transformation Committee (Strategy and Merger Integration) at Seatrium Ltd (Listed, Singapore)

Michael Hilb – https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhilb/ July 2023 – Member of the Global Governance Committee of ICGN (NGO, United Kingdom)

Karen Thomas-Bland – https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenthomas-bland/ June 2023 – Chair of Archus Ltd (Private Equity, United Kingdom)

Harald Eisenaecher  – https://www.linkedin.com/in/harald-eisenaecher-b571b6/ Sep 22 – Non-Executive Director at EasyJet plc (Listed, United Kingdom)

Fennemiek Gommer – https://www.linkedin.com/in/fennemiekgommer/ August 2023 – Non Executive Board Director at Facilicom Group (Family-owned, Netherlands)

Eric Magrini  – http://www.linkedin.com/in/magrini-eric-241a0715 December 2022 – Chairman of the Audit Committee at Perfetti Van Melle Group located in Luxembourg (Private, Italy & Netherlands)

Eve Bourdeau – https://www.linkedin.com/in/evebourdeau January 2023 – Chairwoman at Orange Nadacia (NGO, Slovakia)

Dominic Gaillard –  April 2023 – Board member at bvv Asset Management AG (Private, Switzerland)

Lee Meng Tat – https://www.linkedin.com/in/meng-tat-lee-2531582/ June 2023 – Independent Board Director at Delfi Limited (Listed, Singapore) | April 2023 – Chairman at Singapore Cancer Society (Charity, Singapore)

Stefan Buser –  http://www.linkedin.com/in/busermanagement March 2023 – Non-executive Member of the Foundation Board and Head of the Finance Committee at Hard Foundation, Birsfelden Retirement Center (Private, Switzerland)

Andy Schwarzenbach – https://www.linkedin.com/in/schwarzenbach/ June 2023 – Chairman at Kleiner Jung AG (Private, Switzerland)

Konstantinos Yazitzoglou – https://wwww.linkedin.com/in/konstantinos-yazitzoglou/ June 2023 – Chairman of BoD at Greek Mining Enterprises Association (Professional Association, Greece)

Donough Tierney – https://www.linkedin.com/in/donough-tierney/ August 2023 – Board Director at We2Sure Ltd (Private, Ireland)

Monica Porfilo – https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-porfilio-82925358/ June 2023 – Non-Executive Board Director at CVC Capital markets S.à r.l. (Private, Luxembourg)

Elena Pistone – https://www.linkedin.com/in/elena-pistone-b8032920/ March 2023 – Chair of the ICT Group at Confindustria Canavese (Confederation of Italian Industry) | April 2022 – Non Executive Director of the Board, Non Executive Director of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Non Executive Director of the Sustainability Committee, appointed Chair in January 2023 of the Related-Party transaction Committee at REVO Insurance (Listed, Italy)

Bas Boots – https://www.linkedin.com/in/basboots/ March 2023 – Board Member at Social Historical Center for Limburg (Private, Netherlands)

Katia Ciesielska – https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiaciesielska/ April 2023 – Non-Executive Director at European Capital Solutions GP (part of Deutsche Bank group), (Private, Luxembourg)

Anne Kayser – http://linkedin.com/in/anne-kayser-861a09181 June 2023 – Non-Executive Board Director at Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) , Luxembourg Institute of Directors (Non-Profit, Luxembourg)

Charlotte Pedersen – http://linkedin.com/in/charlotte-pedersen-24874433 May 2023 – Non Executive Director at Air Greenland A/S (Public, Greenland)

Petra Zijp – https://www.linkedin.com/in/petra-zijp/ June 2023 – Member of Supervisory Board at Aflatoun International (NGO, Netherlands)

Dr. Christine Theodorovics  – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ctheodorovics/ July 2023 – Member of the Board at Association des Compagnies d’Assurances et de Réassurances du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (ACA) (Private, Luxembourg)

Ghislain Le Chatelier – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ghislainlc/ April 2023 – Non Executive Director at Qosmosys (Private, Singapore)

Johan Vermeiren – https://www.linkedin.com/in/johan-vermeiren-423ab61/ April 2023 – Non-Executive Board Member at ACCO Cvba (Private, Belgium)

David Mair – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dfmair/ July 2023 – Advisory Board Member at Board Match-Up Pte Ltd (Private, Singapore)

Sue-Ann Ind – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-ann-ind/ March 2023 – Non-Executive Director at Sovereign Pension Services (UK) Ltd (Private, United Kingdom)

Ram Mohan – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmohan/ April 2023 – Board Member at Penn Community Bank (Private, USA)

Jim Strang – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmnstrang/ April 2023 – Board Director at Pictet Alternative Advisers SA (Private, Switzerland)

 

IDN Members – Board Directors

Susanne Hannestad – https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannehannestad/ June 2023 – Non-Executive Director at Zimpler AB (Private, HQ Sweden)

Roy Ling – https://www.linkedin.com/in/roycyling/ August 2023 – Independent Director and AC Chairman at VinFast Auto Ltd (Listed, Singapore)

Pernille Dahlgaard – https://www.linkedin.com/in/pernilledahlgaard/ June 2023 – Non-Executive Board Director at Naviair (State-owned company, Denmark)

Sergey Nazarenko – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergn August 2023 – Non-Executive Board Director at Caspinet BV (Private, Netherlands)

Frederik-Jan Umbgrove – https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederik-jan-umbgrove-93b532/ September 2023 – Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board at Lloyds Bank GmbH (post-Brexit sub-holding for all continental banking activities of Lloyds Bank Group)  (Listed, United Kingdom) | September 2022 – Board Member/Director Europe at Aston Martin Owners Club  Ltd. (Not Listed, United Kingdom)

Astrid Rauchfuss – https://www.linkedin.com/in/astrid-rauchfuss-6a6143/ January 2023 – Board Member & Audit Committee Chair at Orcan Energy AG (Private, Germany)

Jan De Moor – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jandemoor/ May 2023 – Board member at Fondation contre le Cancer (Charity, Belgium)

Per Jonsson – https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-jonsson-09048a3/ May 2023 – Trustee and non executive director at  Council of Lutheran Churches in Great Britain (NGO, United Kingdom)

Christian Joergensen – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrjoergensen/ January 2023 – Chairperson at Stibo Complete Group A/S (private, Denmark)

Kirsten Lange – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-lange-61b396 September 2023 – Non Executive Director at DLA Piper UK LLP (Private, United Kingdom)

Wanching Ang – https://www.linkedin.com/in/wanching-ang-29911aa/ July 2023 – Non Executive Board Director at Keppel Corporation Ltd (Listed, Singapore)

Jan-Paul van Term – http://linkedin.com/in/janpaulvanterm July 2023 – Non Executive Director at Gooisch Leven (Private, Netherlands)

Marta Gómez-Llorente – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marta-gómez-llorente/ March 2023 – Non Executive Director and member of its Audit and Risk committees at CNA Insurance Company Europe (Private, Luxembourg)

Margot Schumacher – https://www.linkedin.com/in/margot-schumacher-7a13999/  July 2023 Member of the Supervisory Board of Eckes AG (Private, Germany)

Previous announcements and more information

Previous board position announcements by shared by IDN;

September 2023  February 2023

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

On Behalf of the INSEAD International Directors’ Network Board

33 New board positions for IDN members

INSEADs International Director Network, IDN, is proudly sharing the recent appointments of board and corporate governance positions of our members from 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023, truly recognizing our members and the strength of our IDN network.

IDN members has been appointed to 33 new board positions in 13 countries, summing up to 685 position announcements since 2017.

As a member of IDN, the network of INSEAD International Board Directors, with full membership open to all INSEAD Alumni with appropriate directorship experience and which is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEADs International Directors Program (IDP), you can be truly proud of your network!

You find the IDN members with new board positions below, and why don’t you help share our network’s achievement via Linkedin, to help position also yourself and your membership of a vibrant network via this LinkedIn Post.

And take the time to connect with your fellow IDN members at LinkedIn and expand your board contacts, byclicking their names below and connect with them!

To date, IDP has been completed by 1,827 IDP and IDPB participants, with 1489 certified IDP-C/ IDBP-Cdirectors, and our International Board Network IDN of INSEAD Alumni of 1,570 members.

IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, 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

 IDN members – Certified IDP-C Board Directors

Douwe Bekius – https://www.linkedin.com/in/douwebekius October 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at NV Schade (Private, Netherlands) | June 2020 – Chair at Trunkrs (Private, Netherlands)

Déborah Carlson-Burkart – https://www.linkedin.com/in/déborah-carlson-burkart/ January 2023 – Board member at N26 Bank (Private, Germany)

Oi-Yee Choo – www.linkedin.com/in/oi-yee-choo-a6b9732/ February 2023 – Board Member at Capitaland Ascendas REIT (Listed, Singapore)

Jean-Philippe Collin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-philippe-collin/ January 2023 – Board Member at CNA (France, NGO) | February 2023 – Board Member at ALTEN (Listed, France)

Pierre Dejoux – https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-dejoux-a4417425/ June 2022 – Board member at Chamatex Group (Private Limited, HQ France) | April 2022 – Chairman at Special Olympics France (NGO, HQ France)

Giulia Fitzpatrick – https://www.linkedin.com/in/giuliafitzpatrick/ December 2022 – Independent Non Executive Director at Żabka Group (Private, HQ Luxembourg & Poland)

Jean-Marie Greindl – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmgreindl/ February 2023 – Member of the BOD at NTF, Propriétaire ruraux de Wallonie (NGO, Belgium) | February 2023 – Member of the BOD at Greencap s.a. (Private, Belgium)

Thomas Huerlimann – https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomashuerlimann22/ January 2023 – Non Executive Director at Hiscox London Market (Private, UK)

Constant Korthout – https://www.linkedin.com/in/constant-korthout-5a87b25/ February 2023 – Non-Executive Board Director and Chair Audit & Risk Committee at Knab Aegon Bank (Private, Netherlands)

Aubry Pierre – https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubrypierre/ January 2023 – Chairman, at Vedihold (Private, Luxembourg) | January 2023 – Independent Director at Advent International Portfolio Companies (Private, Luxembourg) | March 2021 – Board Member at Arianna s.a. SIF (Private, Luxembourg) | March 2022 – Independent Director at AFI-ESCA (Private, Luxembourg)

Helen Pitcher Obe – https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenpitcher/ January 2023 – Chairman at Judicial Appointments Commission (Arms Length Body of Government, UK)

Alex Price – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-price-44982b2/ December 2022 – Non Executive Director at CHT Healthcare Trust (Not-for-profit, New Zealand)

Hagen Schweinitz-Krain – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hagen-schweinitz-0b853a178/ December 2022 – Chairman of the Advisory Board at European Women On Boards (NGO, Belgium)

Ronil Sujan – www.linkedin.com/in/ronilsujan January 2023 – Director at Omnivore Agritech and Climate Sustainability Fund (Private, Singapore)

Jeremy Tan – https://sg.linkedin.com/in/jeremytanqw January 2023 – Non-Executive Independent Director at Debao Property Development Ltd (Mainboard Listed, Singapore Stock Exchange) | January 2023 – Non-Executive Independent Director at Dynamic Real Estate Holdings (Mainboard Listed, Singapore Stock Exchange) | January 2023 – Non-Executive Independent Director at Derong Real Estate Holdings (Mainboard Listed, Singapore Stock Exchange)

Jillian van Turnhout – www.linkedin.com/in/jillianvanturnhout/ January 2023 – Independent Chair at Nursing Homes Ireland (Commercial, Ireland)

Helen Zeitoun – www.LinkedIn.com/in/helenzeitoun November 2022 – Advisory Board member at Customer Experience Group (CXG) HQ (Private, Hong Kong)

 

IDN Members – Board Directors

Laurence Amand-Jules – https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenceamandjules/ December 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director & Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) (Not for Profit, Switzerland)

Timothy Cosulich – https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-cosulich-b07a671 January 2023 – Chair at The International Bunker Industry Association, Global, (NGO, UK)

Erwin Feldhaus – https://www.linkedin.com/in/erwinfeldhaus/ January 2023 – Member of the Board of Advisors at Reckers & Griesbach (Private, Germany)

Christian Joergensen – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrjoergensen/ January 2023 – Chairperson at Stibo Complete Group A/S (Private, HQ Denmark)

Alexandra Konida – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-konida-7bab6a89/ January 2023 – Non Executive Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Investment, Risk and Audit Committees at HCAP S.A.- Growthfund- Hellenic Corporation Of Assets and Participations S.A., (Government owned, HQ Greece)

Steven John Parker – https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenjohnparker/ January 2023 – Executive Board Member at Plus Value Advisory (Private limited B-Corp, UK)

Laurent-Dominique Piveteau – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ldpiveteau/ January 2023 – Non-Executive Director at OxyPrem AG (Private, HQ Switzerland)

 

Previous announcements and more information

Previous board position announcements by shared by IDN;

February 2023 September 2022 March 2022 October 2021 July 2021 April 2021 December 2020 September 2020March 2020 October 2019 July 2019 February 2019 November 2018 July 2018 April 2018 January 2018 October 2017

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

On Behalf of the INSEAD International Directors’ Network Board

What I have valued from peer-to-peer exchanges

What I have valued from peer-to-peer exchanges

Helen Wiseman
12 September 2023

In 2018 I signed up for INSEAD’s International Directors Program (“IDP”) at the recommendation of some Australian director peers through my membership of Women on Boards.

Naturally, the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and its Faculty came highly recommended.  Yet I had not appreciated the breadth and depth of talent in the larger community of peers whose insights, wisdom, fellowship and camaraderie would come to mean so much to me.

A few years ago, I was handed a book called “The Power of Peers: How the Company you Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success”.   As the authors state at the outset:

“The truth is, we can help each other in ways we can’t find anywhere else. If you want to grow as an individual, become a better leader, and prepare your organisation to meet the challenges of the future, simply step up your level of engagement with a group of peers you respect and who are committed to the same goals, and watch what happens!”

And this is what my IDP-27 peers gave me (thanks guys!).  On completion of the program, I wanted to continue to be part of this unique community of international peer directors and leaders.  So it was a no-brainer for me to join the INSEAD Alumni and the INSEAD Directors Network (“IDN”) when I became certified as an IDP-C 19.

For me, and in the context of the IDN, a Peer network represents a high-trust relationship with others who have sat at the boardroom table dealing with similar challenging decisions and trade-offs.  Those who have experienced some of my doubts and fears, who have confronted challenging board dynamics and who can share great examples of what has worked well.  Peers who, in one way or another have lived their principles, especially in times of crisis and:

“…at best know in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Ok, not every challenge that I might want to run by my peers is of this level of crisis (though I have certainly experienced a few). Rather, when I reach out to my peers, I can take off my armour, confidentially reveal my ignorance despite my boardroom accolades, and ask for help on a particular topic without feeling judged.

Sometimes, the power of peers can be as simple as fellowship – where I can let my guard down, listening to others, and at times, sharing a little dark humour to lighten the load – knowing that it stays in the room. 

My point is that it can be lonely, isolating, confusing, disorienting and sometimes very stressful being a company director or an aspiring company director.  

You can have fantastic governance credentials, but each boardroom is its own case study of unpredictable emergent possibilities and personalities who are often grappling with a volatile, uncertain, complex, hyperconnected, risky and opportunity-laden world.  

How is a Peer different from a Mentor you might ask?  Peers can certainly give mentoring advice, but I see peer relationships as enduring over the long-term, as involving a higher degree of mutual exchange and reciprocity – and even if not directly with each other then certainly within the membership of a network like IDN. 

Lifelong learning is a core tenet of an INSEAD alumnus but that is not enough.  We need trusted peers who we can turn to, to gain other perspectives, to work through or test our own thinking, who may have unique expertise or who can suggest amongst their peers who can help.  

We may want a peer to tell us frankly that we are on the wrong track – or that we are on the right track and here is some added confidence, backbone and messaging that can help us navigate a challenging situation.  

A peer-to-peer exchange can be an effective way of cutting through the tsunami of information, newsletters, webinars etc aimed at the director community to identify those two or three practical actions that can make a tangible difference.  For example, I called upon my IDN peers only recently under Chatham House rules to help me navigate governance oversight of particular cybersecurity challenges directly relevant to specific circumstances on my boards.  It was an excellent discussion. One participant commented along the lines that “if the President of IDN is unsure then it must be OK for me to be unsure”, and promptly signed up for the peer-to-peer exchange.  Ahem, cough….

I also called on a small group of peers to help me frame my approach to a particular board meeting on a very controversial topic knowing that I was going to be heavily challenged for my stance.  

And some years ago, I reached out to peers to help me navigate one of the most stressful board situations of my life, the experience of which is super relevant in today’s capital constrained environment.

I volunteered to be President of the INSEAD Directors Network due to my firm belief in, and my experiences of the power of peers.  I saw the spirit of it in the monthly peer mentee discussions that forms part of the INSEAD Director Mentoring Program, as well as my own ability to reach out and get peer input when I have needed it.

Because I expect that I am not the only one who sometimes feels lonely, isolated, confused, disoriented and sometimes very stressed in my role as a company director.  

So on this Global INSEAD Day, I am reaching out to each of you as a peer, to extend the hand of confidential non-judgemental help; and to invite you, through the IDN Linkedin Group, to propose a small group confidential peer-to-peer exchange on a topic or challenge that is relevant to your current situation where you might need (or crave) help.  

It could be a challenge that is resolved in the space of an hour, or the peer-to-peer exchange could take the form of a regular forum to catch up around a particular theme.  From my experiences, there is enough in, say, navigating boardroom dynamics, or in the Audit and Risk Committee arenas to create valuable peer discussions, let alone in the many other domains that form life in the boardroom.  

Whilst these peer-to-peer exchanges span the global nature of our network, there may be topics that are specific to a region, in which case, our IDN Ambassadors are your peers who may also be able to assist.

Happy Global INSEAD Day.  May the power of peers be with you!

…Oh, and whilst I have your attention, does anyone have experiences of executive incentive programs (i.e. short-term and long-term incentives) backfiring in unexpected ways and the lessons learnt therefrom?  If so, please flick me a message on Linkedin and I will get a peer-to-peer exchange set up!

[1] The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success” Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary, Routledge, April 2016
[2] IDN membership welcomes all INSEAD Alumni interested in governance and directorship, not just IDP-Cs.

60 new board positions for IDN members

INSEAD’s International Director Network, IDNis proudly sharing the recent appointments of board and corporate governance positions of our members from 1 July 2022 to 30 November 2022, truly recognizing our members and the strength of our IDN network.IDN members has been appointed to 60 new board positions in 18 countries, summing up to 652 position announcements since 2017.As a member of IDN, the network of INSEAD International Board Directors, with full membership open to all INSEAD Alumni with appropriate directorship experience and which is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEADs International Directors Program (IDP), you can be truly proud of your network!You find the IDN members with new board positions below, and why don’t you help share our network’s achievement via Linkedin, to help position also yourself and your membership of a vibrant network via this LinkedIn post.And take the time to connect with your fellow IDN members at LinkedIn and expand your board contacts, by clicking their names below and connect with them!  To date, IDP has been completed by 1,827 IDP and IDPB participants, with 1,489 certified IDP-C/ IDBP-C directors, and our International Board Network IDN of INSEAD Alumni of 1,562 members.IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, 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 

IDN members – Certified IDP-C Board Directors

Denise Koopmans – http://linkedin.com/in/denisekoopmans January 2022 – Non-executive director, Chair audit committee at Cicor Group (Listed, HQ Switzerland) | January 2022 – Member strategic advisory board at Boards Impact Forum (NGO, HQ Sweden)

Doris Tomanek – https://www.linkedin.com/in/doris-tomanek-68422b13 July 2022 – Deputy Chairwoman of Audit Committee at UniCredit Bank Austria (Austria) | November 2022 – Member of Supervisory Board at Sparkassen Prüfungsverband, (Austria) | July 2022 – Member of the Supervisory Board at UniCredit Bank Austria AG (Private, HQ Austria) | May 2022 – Advisory Board Member at FinAngel GmbH (Private, HQ Austria)

Gauthier de Biolley – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gauthier-de-biolley-7b9b355/ May 2022 – Co-Chairman at Canada Belgium Committee (Private, HQ Brussels & Montreal)

Marcia de Wachter – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcia-de-wachter/ September 2022 – Chair at Data Trust Associates (Private, Belgium)

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez – https://be.linkedin.com/in/antonionietorodriguez July 2022 – Board Member at Design for Change, NGO (DFC Global Inc., Boston, USA)

Marc Noppen – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-noppen-5b18624/ September 2022 – Non Executive Director at Multipharma Group ( CV, HQ Anderlecht, Belgium )

Yves Poullet – https://www.linkedin.com/in/yves-poullet-ab33826 June 2022 – Chairperson at Revalidatieziekenhuis Inkendaal (Private, Belgium)

Hamza Didaraly – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hdidaraly/ September 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at Credit Mutuel Banque et Assurance (Listed, HQ France)

Alexis Lacroix – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexislacroix July 2022 – Non Executive Director and Strategy Board Member at OFFOLIO SAS (Private, HQ France)

Patrice Ratti – https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrice-ratti-670aa121/ July 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at SMEG, “Société Monégasque d’Electricité et de Gaz”,  (non listed, Monaco)

Maarten Reenalda – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mreenalda/ June 2022 – Board Member at Skilleon BV (Private, Netherlands)

Hagen Schweinitz – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hagen-schweinitz-0b853a178/ August 2022 – Chairman of the Advisoy Board at European Women on Boards (EWOB) (NGO, Belgium)

Enrica Rimoldi – https://www.linkedin.com/in/enrica-rimoldi-99b27929/ June 2022 – Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairwoman of the Risk Committee, ESG and CIBA Committees member at Iccrea Banca SpA (not listed, HQ Italy)

Anne Kayser – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-kayser-861a09181/ May 2022 – Non-Executive Board member at ecoDa (Brussels, Belgium) | June 2022 – Independent Non-Executive Director at CanCorpEurope SICAV-SIF (Luxembourg Investment Fund) (not listed, Luxembourg)

Charlotte Pedersen – https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-pedersen-24874433/ July 2022 – Chair of the Safety, Security and Operational Compliance Committee at Wizz Air Plc, (Listed, HQ Switzerland)

Thomas Seale – https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-seale-bb200317/ July 2022 – Chairman of Board of Directors  at Norvestor SPV II Private | July 2022 – Chairman at Norvestor SPV II (Private, Luxembourg)

Jellie Banga – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jellie-banga September 2022 – Non Executive Director, member Audit Committee at Invest International (Private, Netherlands)

Fennemiek Gommer – https://www.linkedin.com/in/fennemiekgommer/ June 2022 – Non-Executive Board Member at TESYA Group, (Private, HQ Milan, Italy)

Rutger Groot – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rutgergroot/ October 2022 – Chairman Board of Trustees at Yayasan Bina Tani Sejahtera (Foundation, Indonesia)

Saskia Kunst – https://www.linkedin.com/in/saskia-kunst-25b90531/ July 2022 – Member of the Management Board at SwitcH2 B,V,: Sewater into clean hydrogen (Privately held, Netherlands)

Jacques Letzelter – https://nl.linkedin.com/in/jacques-letzelter-25685711 November 2022 – Independant Director at Adeunis (Listed, HQ France)

Gbenga Oyebode – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gbenga-oyebode/ November 2022 – Chairman at Teach for All (NGO, New York, USA)

Danko Jevtovic – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankoj/ October 2022 – Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at ICANN (California nonprofit – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

Jean-Yves Broussy – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanyvesbroussy/ April 2022 – Non Executive Director at Commonwealth Kokubu Logistics (Private, Singapore)

Mark Shmulevich – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-shmulevich/ October 2022 – Board Member at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Innovation Centre (NGO, Singapore)

Edgar Philippin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/edgar-philippin-a73755a/ April 2022 – Non-Executive Director at Ferring International Center SA (Private, Switzerland)

Dr. Andy Schwarzenbach – https://www.linkedin.com/in/schwarzenbach/ November 2022 – Board Member at Bluu AG (Private, Switzerland)

Mariateresa Vacalli – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariateresavacalli/ July 2022 – Board Member,  at Burckhardt Compression (Listed, HQ-Winterthur Switzerland) | May 2022 – Board Member at Post Switzerland (Private/Government, HQ-Bern Switzerland)

Karen Thomas-Bland – https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenthomas-bland/ July 2022 – Chair at Optima Partners Limited (Private Equity backed, HQ UK)

Anna Zanardi – www.linkedin.com/in/annazanardicappon/ August 2022 – Chair of Remuneration Committee at Trevi spa  (listed company, Milan Italy) | July 2022 – Chair of Remuneration Committee at Wateralia Spa (Non listed, Milan Italy) | November 2022 – Chair of Remuneration Committee at Cedacri Spa (Non listed, Milan Italy)

Soula Proxenos – https://www.linkedin.com/in/soulaproxenos/ June 2022 – Non Executive Director at South Africa student Accomodation impact investor (Private limited company, South Africa)

Dan Bihi-Zenou – https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbihizenou/ September 2022 – Chairman at Lookmove SA (Private, Switzerland)

Sunny Karkhanis – www.linkedin.com/in/sanjeev-sunny-karkhanis June 2022 – Non Executive Director at 21 Financen (Private, Liechtenstein)

Thomas Huerlimann – https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomashuerlimann22/ January 2022 – Chairman at FLS Group AG (Private, HQ Baar, Switzerland)

Christiaen van Lanschot –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiaen-van-lanschot-23848017/ January 2022 – Non-Executive Director at Kroo Bank Limited, Non-Executive Director, UK, Private)

Christiane Schloderer – https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianeschloderer/ January 2022 – Board member at NEXSYS-ONE DMCC (Private, UAE)

Hassan Kabbani – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hassan-kabbani-28555666/ June 2022 – Non-Executive Board Directorat NuRAN Wireless (Listed, Canada)

Charles A Mallo – https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-a-mallo/ February 2021 – Non Executive Director at VaxEquity Ltd (Private, UK)

Katia Ciesielska – https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiaciesielska/ November 2022 – Non-Executive Director at Miya Water (privately owned, Luxembourg)

IDN Members – Board Directors

Henk-Dirk de Haan – https://www.linkedin.com/in/henk-dirk-de-haan-096a164/ August 2022 – Member Supervisory Board at Stichting Kwintessens Educatief (NGO, HQ Netherlands)

Kristina Flügel – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-flügel-87a2b1160/ October 2022 – Supervisory Board Member at Triodos Bank NV (Private, HQ  Netherlands)

Martin Fraenkel – https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-fraenkel-301764/ October 2022 – Chairman of the Board at The Academy of St Martin in the Fields – the world’s most recorded orchestra (Charity, UK)

Elissa Grey – https://www.linkedin.com/in/elissagrey July 2022 – Non Executive Board Director at The Biodiversity Consultancy (HQ Cambridge, UK)

Christian Joergensen – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrjoergensen/ May 2022 – Non-executive member of the Board at Coala Life AB (listed, Stockholm/Sweden)

Lilia Jolibois – https://www.linkedin.com/in/liliajolibois/ March 2022 – Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board Member at Tremau (Private Company, France)

Per Jonsson – https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-jonsson-09048a3/ May 2022 – Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Swedish Church in the British Isles (Charity, UK)

Kirsten Lange – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-lange-61b396 July 2022 – hairwoman of the Supervisory Board at Blue Cap AG (Listed, Germany)

Andreas Lehmann – https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreasalfredlehmann July 2022 – Non Executive Chairman at ClexBio (Private, HQ Norway)

Thomas Mason – https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswmmason/ April 2022 – Non Executive Director at Deltamune (Private Equity)

Chandra P. Leo – https://www.linkedin.com/chandraleo July 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at Dren Bio (Private, HQ USA)

Frank Vogt – https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankvogt/ September 2022 – Chairman of the supervisory board at Slagwerk Den Haag (Public foundation, Netherlands)

Laurence Amand-Jules – https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankvogt/ June 2021- Non-Executive Board Director at Geneve Sport SA (Private, Switzerland)

Harald Beck – https://www.linkedin.com/in/harald-beck/ July 2021 – Non-Executive Board Director at Wallimann AG Alpnach (Privat, Switzerland)

Previous announcements and more informationPrevious board position announcements by shared by IDN;

September 2022 March 2022 October 2021 July 2021 April 2021 December 2020  September 2020 March 2020 October 2019 July 2019  February 2019  November 2018 July 2018 April 2018  January 2018   October 2017

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

On Behalf of the INSEAD International Directors’ Network Board

47 new board positions for IDN members

INSEAD’s International Director Network, IDNis proudly sharing the recent appointments of board and corporate governance positions of our members from 1 February 2022 to 30 June 2022, truly recognizing our members and the strength of our IDN network.IDN members has been appointed to 47 new board positions in 24 countries, summing up to 598 position announcements since 2017.As a member of IDN, the network of INSEAD International Board Directors, with full membership open to all INSEAD Alumni with appropriate directorship experience and which is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEADs International Directors Program (IDP), you can be truly proud of your network!You find the IDN members with new board positions below, and why don’t you help share our network’s achievement via Linkedin, to help position also yourself and your membership of a vibrant network via this LinkedIn post.And take the time to connect with your fellow IDN members at LinkedIn and expand your board contacts, by clicking their names below and connect with them!  To date, IDP has been completed by 1,732 IDP and IDPB participants, with 1658 certified IDP-C/ IDBP-C directors, and our International Board Network IDN of INSEAD Alumni of 1,526 members.IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, 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 IDN members – Certified IDP-C Board Directors Doris Albisser https://www.linkedin.com/in/doris-albisser-4b094aa/ February 2022 –  Chairman at Memox Innovations AG, Switzerland (Private, Switzerland) Carsten Bennikehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/carstenbennike/ April 2022 – Non Executive Director  at Plus Pack A/S (Private, HQ Denmark) Peter Corijnhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-corijn-0929303/ May 2022 – CEO and member of the Board of Van de Velde, (Listed, HQ Brussels) Kelvin Chan Tak Onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvinchantakon/ July 2021 – Board of Advisors at Spectrum International College (Private, HQ Malaysia), Global Fundraising Director at LESCOTA (NGO, HQ Tanzania), March 2021 – Chairman at Inno GREEN Project Organization (NGO, HQ Canada). Jeanne Christensenhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanne-christensen-701548b/ March 2022 – Non Executive Director at BrandFix Denmark (Private, HQ Denmark) and Non-Executive Director at RAZ Skincare (Private, HQ Denmark ) Katia Ciesielskahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/katiaciesielska/March 2022 – Non-executive Director at Emeram Capital Partners (Private, HQ Germany) Timothy Cosulich https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-cosulich-b07a671/ April 2022 – Chairman at International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) (NGO, HQ UK) Magali Deprashttps://www.linkedin.com/in/magalidepras/ April 2022 – Board Member at EEQ (Eco-Entreprises Quebec) (NGO, HQ Canada) Liselotte Engstamhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/liselotteengstam/ May 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at Cint (Listed, HQ Sweden) Anna Erathttps://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-erat-md-phd-a66978/ – May 2022 – Non-Executive Director at Dynamic Devices AG, Technopark – Zurich (Private, HQ Switzerland) Lale Saral Develiogluhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lale-saral-develioglu-a440451/ April 2022 – Non Executive Director at Coca Cola Bottling (Listed, HQ Turkey) and Non Executive Director at Anadolu Isuzu (Listed, HQ Turkey) Anna Erat https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-erat-md-phd-a66978/ February 2022 – Board member at International Monobob Club St. Moritz (Private, HQ Switzerland) Daniel Flammer –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-flammer-964a7315/ April 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director and Audit Committee Member at Medmix AG (Listed, HQ Switzerland) Alison Gaineshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/alisongaines/ April 2022 – Non Executive Director at Western Australia Opera (Not For Profit, HQ Australia) Fernand Grulms –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernandgrulms/  April 2022 – Non Executive Director at Boralex Europe Sàrl (Private, HQ Luxembourg) Michael Hilbhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhilb/ – May 2022, – Board Member at ecoDa (NGO, HQ Belgium)  Thomas Huerlimannhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thomashuerlimann22/ April 2022 – Non Executive Director (representing Swiss Re) at Leadway Assurance Company Ltd (Private, HQ Nigeria) Bruno Mercierhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bruno-mercier-%E6%A2%85%E6%80%9D%E5%8B%B0%EF%BC%89-95a73541/February 2022 – Supervisory Board Independent Director and Chairman of Strategy and Investment Committee at City Holdings Co., Ltd (Private, Myanmar) Louise Nicolinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/louisenicolin/ April 2022 – Chairman at Sensum AB (Private, HQ Sweden) Helen Pitcherhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/helenpitcher/Vice President of Global Clubs at INSEAD Alumni Association (Private, HQ UK) Monica Porfiliohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-porfilio-82925358/ January 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at Gestielle Investment Sicav, Luxembourg (Private, HQ Luxembourg) and April 2022 – Non-Executive Board director at Fondaco Lux S.A. (Private, HQ Luxembourg) Andrea Prencipehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-prencipe-b463a7b/ May 2022 – Non executive Director at Satispay International Sarl, (Privately Owned, HQ Luxembourg) Enrica Rimoldihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/enrica-rimoldi-99b27929/April 2022 – Statutory auditor at DeA Capital SpA (Listed, HQ Italy) Regine Slagmulderhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/regine-slagmulder-9a1956/ March 2021 – Non-Executive Director & Chair Audit Committee at Ekopak NV (Listed, HQ Belgium) Luc Sterckxhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/luc-sterckx-6b078253/ – June 2022 – Chairman at OCTAVE, (Private, HQ Belgium) Donough Tierneyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/donough-tierney/ January 2022- Board Advisor at Skyfly Tech (Private, HQ UK), July 2021- Board Advisor at MPS Aero (Private, HQ Netherlands) Jillian van Turnhout https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillianvanturnhout/ April 2022 – Non Executive Board Director at Private Security Authority (State Board, HQ Ireland) Lee Bee Wah – (no Linkedin)  April 2022 – Board member and Chairman for Nominating Committee at Heeton Holdings Limited (Listed, HQ Singapore) Anna Zanardi Cappon –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/annazanardicappon/ – April 2022 – Non Executive Director at CONSEL ELIS (Private, HQ Italy)  IDN Members – Board Directors Giedrius Dusevicius https://www.linkedin.com/in/giedrius-dusevicius-02a0b927/February 2022 – Chairman of Supervisory Council at UAB Valstybes Investiciju valdymo agentura (Government, HQ Lithuania) Lisa Marie K.Y Djenghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-marie-k-y-djeng-cesga-cma-cams-csm-691523/ April 2022 – Member of the Board of Trustee of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund (Private, HQ Hong Kong) Diana Ganhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-gan-9081433/ March 2022 – Independent Non-executive Director at KYM Holdings Berhad (Listed, HQ Malaysia) Carmit Glik https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmitglik/April 2021 – Board member at Marine Shipp Fast (Canada) INC (Private, HQ Israel) and at Marine Shipp Fast (Vietnam) Limited (Private, Israel) Paul Huynhhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhuynh/March 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at USA Hello (NGO, HQ USA) Uwe Klapproth  – https://www.linkedin.com/in/uwe-k/February 2021 – Non Executive Director at MGF (EU) N.V. (Private, HQ Belgium) Massy Larizadehhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/massy-larizadeh-894a251/ – May 2022 Non Executive DirectorRegional REIT Limited (Listed, HQ UK) Thabo Limema  – https://www.linkedin.com/in/thabolimema/March 2022 – Non-Executive Chairman at Social Coding (NPO, HQ Pretoria, South Africa) Roy Linghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/roycyling/March 2022 –  Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman at VinFast Trading & Investment Pte Ltd (Private, HQ Singapore) Frederik-Jan Umbgrovehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/frederik-jan-umbgrove-93b532/Q1 2022 – Chair of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board (NED)  at Lloyds Bank GmbH (Private, HQ Berlin, Germany)

Previous announcements and more informationPrevious board position announcements by shared by IDN;March 2022 October 2021 July 2021 April 2021 December 2020  September 2020 March 2020 October 2019 July 2019  February 2019  November 2018 July 2018 April 2018  January 2018   October 2017For organisations interested in partnering with IDN, please contact IDN President, Helen Pitcher OBE, at [email protected]

48 additional board appointments for IDN members

25 March 2022

Members Board & Corporate Governance Positions Announcement 1 September 2021 to 31 January 2022

INSEAD International Directors Network, IDNis proudly sharing the recent appointments of board and corporate governance positions of our members, truly recognizing our members and the strength of our IDN network.

IDN members has been appointed to 48 new board positions in 19 countries, summing up to 545 position announcements since 2017.

As a member of IDN, the network of INSEAD International Board Directors, with full membership open to all INSEAD Alumni with appropriate directorship experience and which is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEAD’s International Directors Programme (IDP), you can be truly proud of your network!

You find the IDN members with new board positions below, and why don’t you help share our network’s achievement via Linkedin, to help position also yourself and your membership of a vibrant network via this LinkedIn post.

And take the time to connect with your fellow IDN members at LinkedIn and expand your board contacts, by clicking their names below and connect with them!

IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, 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

IDN members – Certified IDP-C Board Directors

Carlos Alonso-Marum https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-alonso-marum/ December 2021 – Chairman of the Board at Cardioline S.p.A. (PE-backed, HQ Italy)

Carin Beumerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/carin-beumer-40840328/ December 2021 – Non-Executive Board Director ACSSA & Aiglon College Association (Private, HQ Switzerland)

Deborah Carlson-Burkarthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/d%C3%A9borah-carlson-burkart/ November 2021 – Board and ACC member at RUAG International Holding SA, (Government owned, HQ in Switzerland),  October 2021 – National Office Board member,  Right to Play Foundation (Non-for-profit, HQ Canada)

Katia Ciesielskahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/katiaciesielska/December 2021 – Non-Executive Director at Main Source S.A. (Sorgente Group, Private, HQ Luxembourg)

Elisabetta Cugnascahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabetta-cugnasca-1162a94/ September 2021 – Independent board member at Zurich Bank Italy (Private, HQ Italy)

Gerry Fitzpatrick  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhersmp/ July 2021 – Chairman at Virtu ITG Europe Limited (a subsidiary of Virtu Financial) (Private, HQ Ireland) and September 2021 – Non-executive Director at University College Dublin (UCD) Foundation (Private, HQ Ireland)

Ioannis Georgoulashttps://www.linkedin.com/in/john-georgoulas/ January 2022 – Non-executive Director at Swissquote (Private, HQ Switzerland)

Fennemiek Gommerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/fennemiekgommer/ September 2021 – Chairman at Walraven (Family-owned, HQ The Netherlands)

Michael Hilbhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhilb/ January 2022 – Chairman at International Board Foundation (Private, HQ Switzerland)

Sirin Konthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sirinkont/ – July 2021 – Chairman of the Executive Board at American International School Vienna (Not-for-profit, HQ Austria)

Max Kraynov –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxkraynov/ October 2021 – Chairman at Aviasales (Private, HQ Russia)

Saskia Kunsthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/saskia-kunst-25b90531/ January 2022- Non-Executive Director and Member of the Board at Jee Subsea Engineering & Training Ltd. (Private, HQ United Kingdom)

Emmy Labovitchhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/emmy-labovitch-finance-ned/ December 2021 – Independent NED and Chair of Risk and Investment Committee at Foresters Life (Private, HQ Canada)

Rob Lelieveldhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/roblelieveld/ September 2021 – Non Executive Director at NN Group NV (Listed, HQ The Netherlands)

Richard Leperehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-l-8453617/ January 2022 –  Independent Non-executive Director at Clearstream Fund Centre AG, Zurich Switzerland, Deutsche Boerse Group(Private, Switzerland), and December 2021 – Partner at EGP-European Governance Partners, Munsbach Luxembourg (Not for Profit, HQ Luxembourg)

Karen Loonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/karenloon/ November 2021, Member of the Governing Council and Audit Committee Chair at Singapore Institute of Directors (NGO, HQ Singapore)

Magdalena Maneahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/magda-manea-b5ba93/ July 2020 – Chair at Seedblink Investors (Private, HQ Romania), October 2021 – Trustee at Romanian American Foundation (Not-for-profit, HQ US)

Marina Niforoshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-niforos/ January 2022 – Member of Advisory Board at Urban Impact Ventures (Private, HQ The Netherlands)

Ludo Oomshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ludoooms/ – January 2022 -Non-Executive Board Director at Maatwerkbedrijf BWB (Private, HQ Belgium)

Helen Pitcher OBEhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/helenpitcher/ – Chairman at Public Chairs Forum (Government, HQ United Kingdom)

Monica Porfilio https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-porfilio-82925358/ January 2022 – Non-Executive Board Director at Gestielle Investment SICAV (Private, HQ Luxembourg)

Enrica Rimoldi https://www.linkedin.com/in/enrica-rimoldi-99b27929/ January 2022 – Supervisory Board and Audit Committee member at UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, AS (Regulated, Private, HQ Czech Republic)

Annemieke J.M. Roobeek https://www.linkedin.com/in/annemiekeroobeek/ November 2021, Non-Executive Board Director at Floating Duck B.V. (Private, HQ The Netherlands)

Andy Schwarzenbachhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/schwarzenbach/ September 2021 – Board Member at Flexoffice (Schweiz) AG (Private, HQ Switzerland)

James Sibleyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/james-sibley-31b943/ October 2021 – Non Executive Board Director at United Eastern Medical Services (Private, HQ United Arab Emirates)

Oern Stugehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/oern-stuge-5bb93413/ December 2021 -Chairman at TegoSens, (Private, HQ USA)

Jeremy Tanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremytanqw/ September 2021 – Chairman of the Non-Executive Director (NED) Network in Singapore for Winmark Global (Private, HQ Singapore)

Doris Tomanekhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/doris-tomanek-68422b13/ November 2021- Member of the Supervisory Board at Schoellerbank AG (Private, HQ Austria)

Axel Tombereauhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/axeltombereau/ October 2021- Non-executive director of Aleda (Private, HQ France)

Helen Wisemanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/helenwiseman/ September 2021 – Non -executive Director at SFI Investment Trust (owns Soho Flordis International global healthcare business.  December 2021 – Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Delica Therapeutics Limited (Private, HQ Australia)

Konstantinos Yazitzoglouhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/konstantinos-yazitzoglou/ September 2021 – Non-executive Director at Faliro House SA (Private, HQ Greece)

Anna Zanardi Capponhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/annazanardicappon/ – September 2021 – Non-executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee at Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. – (Listed, HQ Italy)

IDN Members – Board Directors

Stephane Bellanger https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanebellanger/ September 2021 – Board member at PMEX (Private, HQ France)

Antonio G. Dottorehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniodottore/ January 2022 – Non-Executive Chair of the  Academic Board at Australian Institute of Applied Blockchain, (Private, HQ Australia) and December 2021 – Member and Secretary of  Committee of Italians Abroad (Com.It.Es.) (Government, HQ Australia)

Wu Ganghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/wu-gang-48b03634/  October 2021-  Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Management Engagement Committee at Tritax Big Box REIT Plc ( Private, HQ United Kingdom)

Elissa Greyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/elissagrey/  January 2022 – Non Executive Director at Reed Smith LLP (Private, HQ USA)

David Kalife – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidkalife/ January 2022 Non Executive Board Director at RPRE (Right People Right Energy) ( Private, HQ Singapore)

Jean Marc Lechenehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-marc-lechene-343a302a/ December 2021 – Non Executive Director at Lamprell plc (Listed, HQ United Kingdom)

Enoch Lihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/nochnoch/ December 2021 – Board Director at United for Global Mental Health (Charity/NGO, HQ United Kingdom)

Thomas Masonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaswmmason/ February 2021 – Non-Executive Director at Farm Engineering Services a Phatisa Fund II Portfolio Company (Private, HQ Mauritius)

Olivier Noelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/olivier-noel-3273636/ September 2021 – Non Executive Director and member of Audit, Risk and Strategy Committees at Activa Finance (Private, HQ Mauritius)

Daniel Wrighthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-wright-24574195/  – January 2022 – Non-executive Chairman at UInsure Limited (Private, HQ United Kingdom).

 

Previous announcements and more information

Previous board position announcements by shared by IDN;

October 2021 July 2021 April 2021 December 2020  September 2020 March 2020 October 2019 July 2019  February 2019  November 2018 July 2018 April 2018  January 2018   October 2017

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

On Behalf of the INSEAD International Directors’ Network Board

Women chairs to drive diversity across the business

This International Women’s Day 2022, Helen Pitcher OBE, IDN President shares her thoughts on the role that women chairs play as a driving force for diversity across businesses.

It is widely recognised that the two critical dimensions driving equality in the organisational and business workplace are the roles of Chairman and CEO.  Currently however, they are acting as barriers to progression, with the woeful lack of diversity in our Chairs, CEO’s and Executive Leadership populations.  The recent FTSE Women Leaders Review Feb 2022 again highlighted this issue especially in the CEO and Executive Leadership landscape.

“The number of women in the very top job, that is the CEO remains flat and stubbornly low, and there is much more to do on Executive Committees.”

The annual Female FTSE Board Report by Cranfield University shows a positive gender progression at the NED Board level, but throws into stark relief the lack of progress on gender equality in the C-Suite, with the female Chairman leadership of our Boards at 11% in the FTSE 100 and 14% in the FTSE 250 and with only 8% female CEOs across the FTSE 350.  Additionally, female participation in executive leadership has flatlined at 13.7% in the FTSE 100 and 11.2% in the FTSE 250.

We are relying on traditional and slow solutions to solve an unsustainable situation; we need to employ spiralling creativity and innovation to drive change.  This should be a revolution of action, thought and imagination to break the mold and learn new ways of thinking and acting.

The classic rationalisation to the lack of progression for women in CEO, Executive Committees and Senior Leadership roles is the ‘supply deficiency.’  The research done by Assistant Professor Shirley Lu (Harvard Business School) indicates that we could be waiting a long time for the ‘supply side’ environment to change voluntarily.  At the same time, we have the insight from the Cranfield Report of the many capable female leaders who are around, ready and able to fulfil these most senior roles.

While the average tenure of CEO’s at 5 years, provides an insight into their short-term focus, there is little excuse for Chairman to ignore this inequality with their generational stewardship of the business.

In a recent article I suggested that Quotas was the only way to break this log jam, starting with the role of the Chairman at 40%, in order to drive diversity throughout our companies.  The female Chairs are available, ready and waiting for these appointments as demonstrated by the Cranfield Report.

It is time to act, and let’s not kid ourselves that ‘voluntary’ action alone will solve this issue.  The original 2011 Davis Review ‘Women on Boards’ was commissioned and driven by the Government who were concerned about the slow rate of progress of women onto Boards.  It did not spontaneously emerge for companies, the FRC or Companies industry bodies seeking to drive change.

The FTSE Women Leaders Review which is supported by Government and builds on the work, and success, of the Davies and Hampton-Alexander Reviews, has recognised this dilemma.  The Review has set a new recommendation for the Senior Leadership of the FTSE 350 business.  Namely, that a women should be in at least one of the most senior roles in a FTSE 350 business by 2025.  Those roles are the Chair, Senior Independent Director, CEO or CFO.  While this is a good first move, it fails to recognise the dominance of the Chair and CEO roles as the primary driving force for diversity across our businesses.

The Chairman and CEOs have had their chance to progress voluntarily, and they have failed.  It is now time for Governments, Regulators, Female Chairs, NEDs and the Diversity Lobbying Bodies, to say enough is enough, the time for substantive action to break the behavioural anchors has arrived.  Only an immediate progress on the levels of Women Chairman will drive out this inequality of female CEO’s and Leadership Executives across our business landscape.  I would be delighted to see the FTSE Women Leaders Review Recommendation drive a significant upward movement to a 40% target of women Chairs, I remain vigilant however, as to what will be achieved by the end of 2025.

Get to know Tony Whiteman, IDN Board Member

Tony Whiteman IDP-C who joined the IDN Board in late 2021, will be supporting our IDN members. Get to know him!

After growing up and being educated in New Zealand, I was given a one-way ticket to the UK to see the world. It was a fun journey experiencing London life, working in an advertising business and the obligatory ‘live/work’ in a pub. Sport has always been a big part of my life and it was rugby which took me to Luxembourg in 1993. I became an FX Dealer and met my wife during enjoyable years in Luxembourg. In 1997 we moved to London where I transitioned into the project management, consultancy field in the City operating independently. After completing an MBA, I embarked on a couple of roles in Interim Management for a corporate services provider and a community website for Physiotherapists. On the private investment side, I developed a small residential property portfolio and helped develop a wholesale insurance broker.

By 2004 our family had doubled (Oscar & Chloe), and we decided to relocate back to Luxembourg to enjoy the more sedate family life. After three years as Business Development Director for the corporate services provider in Luxembourg I was approached to act as an Independent Director for a number of Blackstone investment vehicles. The relationship with Blackstone has continued and I am currently involved with the Private Equity, Private Debt and
Alternative Asset Management areas as an  Independent Director. Over the years I have been engaged as an Independent Director to provide governance for a number of international investment, corporate and family office groups (including Deutsche Bank, Whirlpool, Abbot, SurveyMonkey). In 2014 I completed the INSEAD International Directors Program and became an IDP-C.

I have continued to invest in private residential assets, engaged in personal private equity investment and providing seed capital for a small number of Luxembourg based startups.

The family has grown with Sophie & Hannah joining us. While the rugby stopped in 2009, I managed to continue competitive cricket representing and captaining Luxembourg till 2021. Golf is now the challenge, its way more difficult than I thought it would be so will keep me focused for many years
to come.

While a capitalist society is based on the financially fueled demand/supply functions there is still a real need for community volunteers. I have been involved with both the cricket club and federation committees, assisted the rugby club and have recently helped create the Australia, New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg (ANZCCL). Also started mentoring potential Independent Directors via
the Luxembourg Institute of Directors.

With the family growing up and reducing the day-to-day need for Mum & Dad to be involved I was happy to consider being a candidate for the IDN Board. I look forward to learning the operations of the IDN Board and supporting the association in developing good governance around the globe via the INSEAD Directors Network.

Introducing Sadia Khan, IDN Award Winner

In October 2021, INSEAD Directors Network (“IDN”) announced the three winners of the IDN Awards 2021.

The winner of IDN’s Good Governance Award, new in 2021 for excellence in governance, was Sadia Khan, Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, MBA 1995, and IDP-C.

Sadia has pursued a versatile career path traversing investment banking, financial regulation, family businesses and entrepreneurship across three continents. In addition, she has been a passionate advocate of corporate governance for the past two decades. In 2018, she published The Corporate Governance Landscape of Pakistan, a historical anthology of work already accomplished under the realm of corporate governance as well as a reference book for future regulators, educators, and practitioners.

While at the ADB, Sadia helped implement corporate governance reforms in a number of member countries in South East Asia. As a senior member of the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, she was responsible for implementing the first Code of Corporate Governance in Pakistan. Since then, she has served as a member of various Task Force/Committees responsible for Revising the Code of Corporate Governance and introducing Guidelines for State Owned Enterprises.

As a corporate governance practitioner, she has served on various boards as an Independent Director. Sadia is also the immediate past global President of the INSEAD Alumni Association and has served as a member of many committees. In addition, she regularly contributes at international conferences and events as a speaker and panellist on issues ranging from multiculturalism to women entrepreneurs.

We recently asked Sadia for her views on several areas.

1. You have had an illustrious career, working in investment banking, financial regulation, family businesses and entrepreneurship across three continents. You have also written extensively about corporate governance, and you are a corporate governance practitioner. What led to your interest in corporate governance?

My corporate governance journey began over 25 years ago when I was working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.  The Asian Financial Crises of 1997 brought into focus the important role of corporate governance in averting widespread crises in confidence in financial institutions and the corporate sector. As a result, all the program lending designed by the ADB for its member countries in the aftermath of this crises had a very important component of corporate governance.

Some years later, when I returned to Pakistan to take up a senior position with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), the apex regulator of the Corporate sector, one of the first tasks given to me was to finalize and implement the first Code of Corporate Governance for Pakistan.  This was done in 2002 and ever since then, I have been closely involved with the subsequent iterations of the code and its implementation as an educator, regulator and practitioner. I decided to document this in a book entitled “Corporate Governance Landscape of Pakistan” published by Oxford University press in 2017.

2. What lead to your interest in taking on independent director positions?

When I initially left public service in 2005, I was approached by many corporate entities in Pakistan to serve as an independent director on their board. They needed somebody familiar with corporate governance policies and practices to steer their companies towards better implementation. The reputation of independence and integrity that I carried from my previous positions enabled me to play a meaningful role and I was progressively approached by more and more corporates over time. For me, it was a great opportunity to get insights into diverse sectors of our economy as well as help implement corporate governance policies that I had helped design in the first place.

I was probably amongst the first Pakistani females to serve as an independent director of large listed companies, even before the provision of diversity was formally introduced in the country in 2017. Incidentally the last chapter of my book on corporate governance dealt with gender diversity on boards, and is seen by many as a precursor to the regulatory provisions introduced later the same year.

3. In your view, what are some of the key factors which leads to a company or organization exhibiting “good governance”?

In my opinion the “tone from the top” matters a lot and if the board itself and senior management attempts to implement sound corporate governance practices in letter and spirit, that itself helps to inculcate the necessary corporate culture towards compliance with best practices. Unfortunately, most adherence to regulatory provisions vis a vis corporate governance becomes a mere box ticking exercise for the compliance departments of the corporates.

Corporate governance centers around the board, and the board is as good as the people serving on it. Director selection is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure that they have the right level of knowledge, experience, integrity, and independence to make decisions in the interest of all stakeholders.

4. What are some of the areas which companies and their directors should focus on in the coming few years?

Apart from being knowledgeable about governance practices, Directors need to continuously educate themselves about emerging trends effecting the corporate sector and indeed the world around them. As such Sustainability or ESG issues need to feature prominently in all board discussions, whether in terms of the corporates own environmental footprint or in terms of its larger role as a member of the community in which it operates. Formalized policies and action plans for Diversity and Inclusion are needed if the companies are to attract and retain the best talent and achieve operational efficiency. Finally, Technology, the threats and opportunities emanating out of its pervasive and expanding use has to remain in focus in all board deliberations.

5. What is your advice to aspiring directors? What should they do to get themselves board-ready?

Most progressive jurisdictions have already recognized the need for diversity in board decision making to achieve optimum outcomes. Board directorships are therefore potentially available for a much broader spectrum of diverse skill sets than in the past. At the same time, much greater responsibilities have been placed on the board directors to play their role in the implementation of sound corporate governance practices as well as comply with the legal and regulatory frameworks within which the institutions operate. As such, those desirous of playing a role in the highest forum of decision making within these institutions need to prepare themselves by demonstrating the appropriate level of knowledge and skills as well as relevant experience to facilitate their induction. They have to take the initiative of obtaining the appropriate director training, build up their portfolios and make it part of their career aspirations, while utilizing the appropriate networking forums at their disposal. Once in a position to become change agents on any board, they have to make sure that decision making is in the hands of a diverse group of innovative minds that not only improves shareholder value, but makes this world a better place.

As told to Karen Loon, IDN Board Member

INSEAD IDN Q3 2021 Board Position Announcements

51 board appointments for INSEAD Directors Network members

25 October 2021

Members Board & Corporate Governance Positions Announcement – June to August 2021 (Q3)

INSEAD’s International Directors Network, IDN is proudly sharing the recent appointments for the quarter ended 31 August 2021 of board and corporate governance positions of our members, truly recognising our members and the strength of our IDN network.

IDN members have been appointed to 51 new board positions in 22 countries, summing up to 497 position announcements since 2017.

Warmest congratulations to Lale Saral Develioglu and Doris Albisser for receiving this year’s INSEAD IDN Outstanding Mandate Awards!  Lale received the For-Profit outstanding mandate for her appointment to the board of Anadolu Efes in December, 2020.  Doris received the Non-Profit outstanding mandate for her appointment as a member of the International Senate of SOS Children’s Villages in June 2020.

Who will be on the list for next year??  Please keep us appraised of your board appointments for our quarterly announcements to be in the running!  And also to share the successes of our IDN network.

As a member of IDN, the network of INSEAD international board directors, full membership is open to all INSEAD Alumni with appropriate directorship experience and is automatic for Certified Directors (IDP-C) from INSEAD’s International Directors Program (IDP)), you can be truly proud of your network!

You will find the IDN members with new board positions below.  Why don’t you help share our network’s achievements via Linkedin, as well as also position yourself and your membership of a vibrant network via this Linkedin post.

And take the time to connect with your fellow IDN members at LinkedIn and expand your board contacts by clicking their names below and connecting with them!

To date, IDP has been completed by 1,556 IDP and IDPB participants, with 1,221 certified IDP-C/ IDBP-C directors, and our International Board Network IDN of INSEAD Alumni of over 1,500 members.

IDN works closely with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, which undertakes cutting-edge research and teaching tailored to the needs of boards and international directors.  The Centre 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

IDN members – Certified IDP-C Board Directors

Celine Abecassis-Moedas – May 2021 – Non-executive Director at Lectra (HQ France, Listed) and July 2021 – Non-executive Director at Greenvolt (Listed, HQ Portugal)
Noelle Ahlberg Kleiterp – June 2021- Board Member and Chair of Remuneration and Ethics Committees at Healthnet TPO (NGO, HQ The Netherlands)
Livia Aliberti Amidani – May 2021 – Non-executive Director at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (Private, HQ Italy) and Non-executive Director at Messaggerie Italiane (Private, HQ Italy)
Manuel Baldauff – June 2021 – Non-executive Director at Banque Raiffeisen (Private, HQ Luxembourg)
Trent Bartlett –  July 2021 – Chairman at Rocky Bay (Not for Profit, HQ Australia)
William Blomme – August 2021 – Non-executive board member at Welvaartfonds (Private, HQ Belgium) and July 2021 – Board member at Cornelis-Adriaenssens (Private, HQ Belgium)
Roberta Casali – July 2021 – Non Executive Director, Chair of Remuneration Committee, Member of Related-parties Committee at MOBY SpA (Private, HQ Italy)
Katia Ciesielska – August 2021– Independent Director  at Société d’Investissement Hôteliers Français SA (Private, HQ France) and Independent Director at Société de Management et Financement Hôtelier Français SAS (Private, HQ France)
Timothy Cosulich – July 2021 – Chairman at YPO Singapore (NGO, HQ Singapore)
Marie-Pierre Dhers – July 2021- Non-Executive Board Director at TwingTec AG (private, HQ Zurich, Switzerland)
Diego Diaz – June 2021 – President of the Supervisory Board, at Institut de Formation Ferroviaire (IFF), (Private, HQ Rabat, Morocco) and board member at SIANA (High speed train maintenance) (Private, HQ Tangiers Morocco)
Giulia Fitzpatrick – July 2021- Board Chair of Quintet Private Bank (Private, HQ Switzerland) AG
Ioannis Georgoulas – July 2021 – Non-executive Director at TFI Markets Ltd (Private, HQ Cyprus) and Chairman at ACEMPI (Association of Cyprus Electronic Money & Payments Institutions) (NGO, HQ Cyprus)
Jean-Marie Greindl – August 2021 – Non-executive Director at Opaline SA (Private, HQ Switzerland)
Fernand Grulms – April 2021 – Independent Director at Mizuho Trust and Banking (Private, HQ Luxembourg) S.A.
Jean-Christophe Kugler – October 2020 – Advisory Board Member at Ascendance Flight Technologies (Private, HQ Toulouse, France)
Colin Low – July 2021 – Independent Non- Executive Director & Chairman Remuneration Committee, Jason Marine Electronics Group (Listed, HQ Singapore)
Ana Maria Mihaescu – August 2021 – Non-executive Director at NEPI Rockcastle Plc (Listed, HQ Isle of Man)
Viviane Monges – July 2021 – Chair of the Supervisory Board of EUROAPI (Private, HQ Paris France)
Yves Poullet – June 2021 –  Independent Non-Executive Director at Helora Hospitals Network (Private, HQ Belgium)
Hagen Graf v. Schweinitz – July 2021 – Member of the Board of Directors at the Armenian Institute of Directors (NGO, HQ Armenia)
Thomas Seale – July 2021 – Chairman at Oddo-BHF Belgique (Private, Belgium) and Member of Board at Lumyna Marshall Wace SICAV (Private, Luxembourg)

IDN Members – Board Directors

Richard Alabaster – August 2021 – Non-Executive Board Director at eQuip-T, Inc. (Private, HQ USA)
Andrey Bogdanov – August 2021 – Co-chair at World Economic Forum New Champions South Africa Chapter Board (HQ South Africa)
Ian Brown –  June 2021 – Independent Non-executive Director at Biolidics Limited (Listed, Singapore)
Cedric Brusselmans – July 2021 – Non-Executive Director at Natagora (HQ Belgium)
Pavel Erochkine – July 2021 – Board Member and Chair for Strategic Alliances at Entrepreneurs Organisation, Portugal Chapter (Private, HQ Portugal) and Vice-Chairman at St. Julian’s School Parents’ Association (Private, HQ Portugal)
Raphael Felenbok – August 2021 – Board member at Space4Good B.V. (Private, HQ The Netherlands)
Carlos Fonseca – June 2020 – Lasell University Board of Directors member and Board of Trustees 2021 (Private, HQ USA)
Marta Gomez-Llorente – June 2021 – Board Director, Strategic Advisory Board Private at MYCP (Martin del Yerro Cirujanos Plásticos), (Private, HQ Spain)
Rob Goudswaard – August 2021 – Chair, Advisory Board at  Revolut Payments Australia (Private, HQ Australia)
Nils Granath – June 2021 – Board Director at Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG (Private, HQ Switzerland) and Board Director at Perspective Robotics (“Fotokite”) AG (Private,  HQ Switzerland)
Lisa Marie Kar Yee Djeng –  July 2021- Council Member at HKSAR Government Lord Wilson United World Colleges Scholarship Fund Council (Government, HQ Hong Kong), August 2020 – Appeal Board Member of the Appeal Board of Hong Kong Travel Industry Council – (NGO, Hong Kong)
Maria Charash Koundina – June-2021, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at Arrow Exploration (Listed, HQ Canada)
Martin McCourt – July 2021 – Board member and member of the Compensation Committee  at ComAp a.s (Private, HQ Prague, Czech Republic) and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at IDnow gmbH (Private, HQ Germany)
Valentin Mihov – June 2021 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Bulgarian Development Bank (Private, HQ Bulgaria)
Lucien Ong – June 2021 – President of INSEAD NAA Philippines (Private, HQ Philippines)
Carsten Pingel – June 2021 – Board member at Certainly (Private, HQ Denmark)
Tamara Singh – July 2021 – Board member and Treasurer at People Centered Internet (Charity, HQ USA)
Drew Watson – April 2021 – Board member at Holt-Smithson Foundation (HQ USA)

Previous announcements and more information

Previous board position announcements by shared by IDN;
July 2021 April 2021 December 2020 September 2020 March 2020 October 2019 July 2019  February 2019  November 2018 July 2018 April 2018 January 2018  October 2017

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

On Behalf of the INSEAD International Directors’ Network Board,


Helen Wiseman, 
IDP-C, IDN & NAA Australia Board Member,
NED at multiple companies
www.linkedin.com/in/helenwiseman
[email protected]

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