Siobhán Talbot was appointed Group Managing Director on 12 November 2013, having been appointed Group Managing Director Designate on 1 June 2013. She was previously Group Finance Director and her role encompassed responsibility for Group strategic planning. She has been a member of the Group Operating Executive since 2000 and the Board since 2009 and has held a number of senior positions since she joined the Group in 1992. She is also a Director of the Irish Business Employers Confederation (IBEC). Prior to joining Glanbia, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin and Sydney. A fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Siobhán graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting.
Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. Today’s consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition in improving their overall health and wellbeing. They are searching for better, healthier and smarter nutritional solutions that fit their lifestyles.
Glanbia takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains, and using our expert knowledge and capabilities we produce high-quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for our customers and consumers worldwide.
We employ over 6,600 people across 32 countries and our products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries with revenue of €2.4 billion in 2017. Our major production facilities are located in Ireland, the US, the UK, Germany and China. We have three segments; Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).
Calvin McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of lululemon and serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. McDonald is a growth-oriented leader who has a proven track record helping large organizations scale by integrating how brands engage with customers where they shop – in stores, across digital channels, and from their home. Prior to joining lululemon in August 2018, Mr. McDonald served for five years as president and CEO of Sephora America’s, a division of the LVMH group of luxury brands, during a period of double-digit growth. Earlier in his career, Calvin spent two years as President and CEO of Sears Canada and 17 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, the largest retailer in Canada. He earned his MBA from the University of Toronto, and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Born and raised in Canada, Mr. McDonald is an endurance athlete who frequently competes in ironman distance triathlons and marathons. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their four children.
Founded by Chip Wilson in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon is a yoga-inspired, technical athletic apparel company for women and men. What started as a design studio by day and yoga studio by night soon became a standalone store in November of 2000 on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.
Our vision for our store was to create more than a place where people could get gear to sweat in, we wanted to create a community hub where people could learn and discuss the physical aspects of healthy living, mindfulness and living a life of possibility. It was also important for us to create real relationships with our guests and understand what they were passionate about, how they liked to sweat and help them celebrate their goals. Today, we do this in our stores around the globe.
Sridhar Vembu is the CEO of Zoho Corp. (formerly AdventNet Inc.), the company behind the Zoho suite of online applications. He co-founded AdventNet in 1996, and has been CEO since 2000. AdventNet has transformed itself from a modest beginning as a software company serving network equipment vendors to a be an innovative online applications provider. It has maintained growth and profitability, without needing outside capital. Prior to AdventNet, Sridhar worked as a wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. where he was fortunate to work with some of the leading minds in wireless communications. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
Software is our craft and our passion. At Zoho, we create beautiful software to solve business problems. We believe that software is the ultimate product of the mind and the hands.
But as much as we love building beautiful software, we think our people and company culture are our most important assets. Our engineers spend years mastering their craft, bringing together decades of engineering expertise to produce a real work of art. When you choose Zoho, you get more than just a single product or a tightly integrated suite. You get our commitment to continuous refinement and to improving your experience. And you get our relentless devotion to your satisfaction.
Gonzalo Gortázar, born in Madrid in 1965, has been CEO of CaixaBank since June 2014.
Mr Gortázar holds a dual degree in Law and Business from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and an MBA with distinction from the INSEAD Business School. He is currently Chairman of VidaCaixa and board member of Banco BPI. Mr Gortázar served as CaixaBank's Chief Financial Officer prior to being appointed CEO in June 2014. Before that, he was CEO of Criteria CaixaCorp between 2009 and June 2011. From 1993 to 2009, he worked at Morgan Stanley in London and Madrid, holding several posts in the investment banking division and leading the European Financial Institutions Group until he joined Criteria in mid-2009. Previously, he held various corporate and investment banking positions at Bank of America. He has been First Vice-Chairman at Repsol and a board member of Grupo Financiero Inbursa, Erste Bank, SegurCaixa Adeslas, Abertis, Port Aventura and Saba.
CaixaBank is the leading retail bank in Spain, with the largest customer base, a robust balance sheet and a culture drawing on deeply ingrained values. Following the acquisition of the Portuguese bank BPI, the CaixaBank Group has consolidated its leading position in retail banking in Spain and Portugal as a whole. Its business model is based on specialisation, with a tailor-made value proposition for each segment. CaixaBank seeks to be recognised as setting itself apart through its socially responsible banking model. Its priorities include: achieving exacting quality of service standards; a firm commitment to mobility and digitalisation; its capacity for innovation; and its proximity and robust financial position.
Kevin A. Lobo was appointed as Chairman of the Board on July 22, 2014, in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation, which he assumed on October 1, 2012. Mr. Lobo joined Stryker in 2011, and had previously been Group President of Orthopaedics.
Mr. Lobo serves on the Board of Directors for Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies. He is also a board member of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Business Leaders for Michigan and United Way for Kalamazoo/Battle Creek regions, and is a member of the Business Roundtable.
Mr. Lobo has a broad business career that includes executive positions in general management and finance. After holding finance positions with KPMG, Unilever and Kraft Canada he spent eight years with Rhone-Poulenc, including roles based in Europe as Worldwide Corporate Controller of the chemical spin-out, Rhodia, and General Manager of Specialty Phosphates EMEA. He then spent eight years at Johnson & Johnson, including CFO of McNeil Consumer Healthcare and Ortho Women’s Health & Urology, President of J&J Medical Products Canada and President of Ethicon Endo Surgery.
Mr. Lobo's extensive global business and leadership experience across multiple industries, including healthcare, enables him to provide valuable insight to the board regarding the company's operations and the strategic planning initiatives necessary to meet the demands of the changing environment. As the sole member of management on our board, he provides management's business perspectives and the necessary link to our day-to-day operations.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
Jan G. J. van de Winkel
Dr. van de Winkel is a co-founder of Genmab and served as President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer of the company until his appointment as President & Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Dr. van de Winkel has over 25 years of experience in the therapeutic antibody field and served as Vice President and Scientific Director of Medarex Europe prior to Genmab. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications and has been responsible for over 70 patents and pending patent applications. Dr. van de Winkel holds a professorship of immunotherapy at Utrecht University. He is chairman of the board of directors of Hookipa Biotech AG, member of the board of directors of Celdara Medical and LEO Pharma, the scientific advisory board of Thuja Capital Healthcare Fund and the advisory board of Capricorn Health-tech Fund. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nijmegen.
Genmab is a leading international biotechnology company that aims to improve the lives of patients by creating and developing innovative antibody products. The company was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1999 and is publicly traded on Nasdaq Copenhagen and under an ADR in the US. Genmab employs approximately 300 people and has offices in Denmark, The Netherlands and the United States.
Holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and graduate degrees from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), IMD and Harvard Business School. Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He began his career at Citibank and later joined the financial holding company of the Klabin-Maepar Group. In 1989, he joined Dixie-Toga, where he became CEO in 1991, participating in the company’s expansion, merger and transfer of control. In May 2005, he joined the Votorantim Group as the CEO of Votorantim Cimentos, where he was responsible for the operations in Brazil and in 14 other countries. He was named by RISI, the world’s leading information provider to the global forest products industry, Latin American CEO of the Year for the pulp and paper industry in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Suzano Pulp and Paper
We are a forestry based publicly held company, controlled by Suzano Holding and belonging to Group Suzano. Recognized for innovation and a pioneering spirit for over 90 years, Suzano is a 100% Brazilian company that is a global reference in the development of products made from planted eucalyptus forests and one of the largest vertically integrated producers of eucalyptus pulp and paper in Latin America. Its product portfolio includes coated and uncoated printing and writing paper, paperboard, tissue paper, market pulp and fluff Pulp.
Our structure includes administrative offices in Salvador (BA) and in São Paulo (SP), three integrated pulp and paper mills in the state of São Paulo (Suzano Unit and Limeira Unit) and one in the state of Bahia (Mucuri Unit); one non-integrated paper mill in the state of São Paulo (Rio Verde Unit) and a pulp mill in the state of Maranhão (Imperatriz Unit), and FuturaGene. We also have the largest paper and graphic product distribution in South America. The Company's foreign structure consists in representative offices in China and the United Kingdom, as well as subsidiaries in the United States, Switzerland, Argentina and Austria. Suzano is one of the largest companies with a structure for distributing paper and printing products in South America.
In 2015, Suzano announced an investment to adapt one of its Printing and Writing machines at the Suzano mill to produce Fluff pulp, becoming a pioneer in the use of hardwood fiber to produce this kind of pulp. The operation's start-up was on December, 2015 and Suzano has now flexibility to produce up to 100 thousand tons of Fluff pulp or Printing and Writing paper.
In 2017, the Company began producing and selling tissue paper produced at its units in Mucuri, Bahia and in Imperatriz, Maranhão, announced the acquisition of tissue producer Facepa – Fábrica de Papel da Amazônia S.A. and launched its first brand of toilet paper, Max Pure®. In 2018, the company will launch sales of finished goods in key markets of Brazil’s North and Northeast regions. The expansion of the Company’s product portfolio creates sustainable value, maximizes its asset base and narrows its relationship with end consumers.
Hussain Sajwani, a UAE national, is the founder and Chairman of global property development Company, DAMAC Properties. A graduate from the University of Washington, he started his career as a Contracts Manager in GASCO, a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company). After a short period, he established his own business and in 1982 started his own catering venture.
DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002, delivering luxury residential, commercial and leisure properties across the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Kingdom.
Making its mark at the highest end of stylish living, DAMAC Properties has cemented its place as the leading luxury developer in the region, having delivered over 24,000 homes, with a development portfolio of more than 40,000 units at various stages of progress. This includes 10,000 hotel rooms, serviced hotel apartments and hotel villas that will be managed by its wholly - owned DAMAC Hotels & Resorts.
Carlos Gomes da Silva was born in Porto, Portugal, on 25 February 1967. He is a member of Galp’s Board of Directors since 2007 and vice-president and president of the Executive Committee since April 2015. He is a professional with 29 years of experience in different industries, in particular oil & gas. He joined Galp Energia/Petrogal early in the 1990’s, where he played several managerial roles leading the areas of refining operations, supply & trading, planning & control and strategy.
From 2001, and for six years, he served in the beverages industry (at Unicer, a Carlsberg group company) as Head of M&A and Strategy and subsequently as Executive Director (for the supply chain, retail and human resources). He returned to the oil & gas industry in 2007 to serve as Board Member in Galp Energia, having served in several executive roles since 2008 as Executive Director namely for marketing oil, gas & power, trading oil & gas and corporate divisions (procurement, marketing, human resources, legal, corporate governance and compliance).
Carlos Gomes da Silva holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science by the School of Engineering of the Porto University and an MBA by ESADE/IEP (Barcelona).
For more than 100 years, we have been laying out a path of innovation. We explore and produce oil and natural gas. We refine and market oil products. We distribute and supply natural gas. We generate and market electricity. The communities and the environment in the countries we operate in are of the utmost importance. We play an influential role in local sustainable development, promoting the people’s well-being with social projects that essentially aim at the access to energy and education. We are of Portuguese origin, but we have a strong expansion at a world level. We operate in 11 countries and export our products to over 50 nations. We do that through the synergies of an integrated international operation, geared towards collaboration and progress.
Margaret Keane is President and Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. A member of its Board of Directors, she led the company’s successful initial public offering in July 2014 and split-off from GE in November 2015.
Her passion for emerging technology and employee development has solidified Margaret’s reputation as a leader in the field. She has been recognized as one of American Banker’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” for 11 consecutive years (#4 in 2017) and one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” for the past three years (#25 in 2017). Fortune also named Margaret to their “Businessperson of the Year” list (#33 in 2016).
During an 18-year career with GE Capital, Margaret led the Retail Card platform as President and CEO beginning in 2004. She expanded her responsibilities in 2011 to become President and CEO of their North American Retail Finance business. Earlier, she held leadership roles that spanned consumer finance, vendor financial services, operations and quality. Margaret also held various leadership roles during 16 years with Citibank, where she began her career.
Margaret serves on the Allstate Corporation Board of Directors and the Financial Services Roundtable Board of Directors. Margaret is also dedicated to giving back to the community and serves on the National Board of Directors and chairs the Development Committee for buildOn, serves as a member of the St. John's University Board of Trustees, serves on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Connecticut Chapter Board of Trustees and is a Member of the Board of Overseers and a Member of the Patient Care Committee at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Margaret is also the President of the Synchrony Foundation that funds Synchrony's citizenship platform, Families that Work.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from St. John’s University. Margaret has two children and currently resides in Connecticut.
Ms. Marinello has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Company since January 3, 2017. Ms. Marinello previously served as a Senior Advisor of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative investment manager, since March 2014.
Ms. Marinello served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stream Global Services, Inc., a business process outsource service provider, from 2010 to March 2014. Ms. Marinello served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ceridian Corporation, a provider of human resources software and services, from 2006 to 2010 (promoted to Chairman in 2007). She served in a broad range of senior roles over 10 years at General Electric Co., an international industrial and technology company, including leading global, multi-billion dollar financial and services businesses and subsidiaries. During this period, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of GE Fleet Services at GE Commercial Finance from October 2002 to October 2006 and GE Insurance Solutions from 1999 to 2002.
She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Financial Assurance Partnership Marketing Group, a diverse organization that includes GE’s affinity marketing business, Auto & Home Insurance business, and Auto Warranty Service business from December 2000 to October 2002. Prior to this role, Ms. Marinello served as President of GE Capital Consumer Financial Services and also served as an Executive Vice President of GE Card Services, where she began her GE career in 1997. Prior to GE Capital, she served as President of the Electronic Payments Group at First Data Corporation, which provides electronic banking and commerce, debit and commercial processing to the financial services industry. She has also served in senior leadership positions at different financial institutions, including US Bank (previously First Bank Systems), Chemical Bank, Citibank and Barclays.
Ms. Marinello has served as a director of the Volvo Group, a multinational manufacturing company, since April 2014. Ms. Marinello served as a member of the Supervisory Board at The Nielsen Company B.V., a global information and measurement company, from July 2009 to May 2017, as a director of General Motors, a global automotive company, from July 2009 to December 2016, and as a director of RealPage, Inc., a provider of property management software and solutions, from 2015 to March 2017.
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Ultimate Choice, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, The Hertz Corporation owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen, operates the Firefly vehicle rental brand and Hertz 24/7 car sharing business in international markets and sells vehicles through Hertz Car Sales. For more information about The Hertz Corporation.
Lei Jun was part of the founding team of Kingsoft in 1992 and became CEO in 1998. A year later, he founded the IT information service and download website Joyo.com. After Kingsoft successfully completed their IPO, Lei Jun stepped down from his position and became Vice Chairman at Kingsoft. In the early 2000’s, he invested in many successful start-up companies like YY, UC and Vancl as an angel investor, and on April 6, 2010, he founded Xiaomi. In July 2011, he returned to Kingsoft as Chairman of the Board. Lei Jun is currently the Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality
technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. We create remarkable hardware, software, and internet
services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range,
which currently includes the Mi Note Pro, Mi Note, Mi 4, Redmi 2, Mi TV, Mi Band and other accesso-
ries. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is
expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.
An Indonesian citizen, born in 1960, he has served as President Director of PT Astra International Tbk since March 1, 2010 and was previously a Director of the Company from 2001 to 2010. He currently also serves as President Commissioner of PT United Tractors Tbk and PT Astra Honda Motor.
Prior to joining the Company in 1990, he was the Sales Engineering Manager at Daimler-Benz Indonesia. In Astra, he had served as, among others, President Commissioner of PT Pamapersada Nusantara (2007–2009), Vice President Commissioner of PT Federal International Finance (2007-2010), President Commissioner of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk (2010-2017), Vice President Commissioner of PT Toyota-Astra Motor (2010-2015) and Vice President Commissioner of PT Astratel Nusantara (2013- 2015).
He received a Dipl.-Ing. In Mechanical Engineering from the University of A. Sc. Konstanz, Germany in 1984 and Dipl.- Wirtschaftsing. in Business Administration from the University of A. Sc. Bochum, Germany in 1986. In 2014, he was awarded Asia Business Leader of The Year from CNBC.
Astra’s business operations across Indonesia are run through 212 subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, and supported by 218,463 employees. As one of the nation’s largest business groups today, Astra has built a strong reputation through a diverse and quality products and services offering, with due observance to good corporate governance and environmental governance standards.
Astra continually aspires to become a corporate citizen that is considered to be a pride of the nation, one who is actively involved in the national efforts to improve the welfare of the Indonesian people. To this end, Astra runs business activities by a balanced combination of the business’ commercial interests and non-business contributions through ongoing social responsibility programs focused on four basic areas: education, environment, small and medium enterprises (SME) development and health.
Frederick W. Smith is Chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp., a $65 billion global transportation, business services, and logistics company.
Smith is responsible for providing strategic direction for all FedEx Corp. and its operating companies, including FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight. Since founding FedEx in 1971, he has been an active proponent of regulatory reform, free trade, and “open skies agreements” for aviation around the world. Most recently, he has advocated for vehicle energy-efficiency standards and a national energy policy.
Smith is co-chairman of the Energy Security Leadership Council, a trustee for the United States Council for International Business, and a member of the Business Roundtable. He served as chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council and is co-chairman of the French-American Business Council. He has also served on the boards of several large public companies and on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Mayo Foundation boards. He was formerly chairman of the board of governors for the International Air Transport Association and the U.S. Air Transport Association.
Smith has received numerous civic, academic, and business awards, including the Global Leadership Award from the U.S.-India Business Council, the George C. Marshall Foundation Award, and the Circle of Honor Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame, served as co-chairman of both the U.S. World War II Memorial Project and the campaign for the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and was named a top CEO by Barron’s and Chief Executive magazines.
Born in 1944 in Marks, Mississippi, Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1966. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970.
At FedEx, we deliver more than packages. We deliver joy during the holidays. We deliver hope to survivors of natural disasters. We deliver expanded potential for growth and jobs by helping businesses reach new markets. Customers count on our diverse portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business solutions.
Our networks reach more than 220 countries and territories, linking more than 99 percent of the world’s GDP. Connecting people with goods, services, ideas and technologies creates opportunities that fuel innovation, energize businesses and lift communities to higher standards of living. Our more than 425,000 team members around the world are united around the Purple Promise: “I will make every FedEx experience outstanding.”
Stefano P. Bertamini (Steve) joined Al Rajhi Bank in May 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. Al Rahji Bank was founded in 1957 and is one of the largest Islamic banks in the world with a market capitalization of over 25 billion and assets in excess of 75 billion. The bank is headquartered in Saudi Arabia and has over 500 branches and the largest customer base and ATM network in the country. It also has operations in Jordan, Kuwait and Malaysia.
Before his appointment at Al Rajhi Bank, Steve was the Group Executive Director and CEO for Global Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered and a member of the Board of Standard Chartered PLC between 2008 and 2014. He was responsible for Retail banking, Wealth management, SME and Private bank with operations across 44 countries.
Steve was the executive global sponsor for employee volunteering for Standard Chartered from 2010-2012 which resulted in tripling the number of volunteering hours. From 2013 he became the executive sponsor for driving diversity and inclusion for more than 89,000 staff and 127 nationalities.
Previously, Steve spent 22 years with GE, most recently as Chairman and CEO of GE North East Asia and became a GE Officer in 2006. He was also responsible for GE's acquisition and merger business in the Asia-Pacific region from 2004 and President of GE Capital Asia since January 2001.
Steve is an active member of various external organizations including World Presidents’ Organization, CEO Forum, Global 50 and Global Executive Group.
Born in Munich, Germany and grew up in Europe, North Africa and North and South America, Steve graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor's degree of Business in Finance and Management and in 1985 earned his MBA at the University of North Texas in 1991. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Steve is currently based in Riyadh and enjoys weightlifting, boating, sports cars and golf. He is married with one daughter and two sons.
Al Rajhi Bank
Founded in 1957, Al Rajhi Bank is one of the largest Islamic banks in the world with total assets of SR 343 billion (US$ 90 billion), a paid up capital of SR 16.25 billion (US$ 4.33 billion) and an employee base of over 9,600 associates.
With over 60 years of experience in banking and trading activities, the various individual establishments under the Al Rajhi name were merged into the umbrella 'Al Rajhi trading and exchange corporation' in 1978 and it was in 1988 that the bank was established as a Saudi share holding company. Deeply rooted in Islamic banking principles, the Sharia compliant banking group is instrumental in bridging the gap between modern financial demands and intrinsic values, whilst spearheading numerous industry standards and development.
With an established base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Al Rajhi Bank has a vast network of over 570 branches, over 152 dedicated ladies branches, more than 4,794 ATM's, 74,612 POS terminals installed with merchants and the largest customer base of any bank in the Kingdom, in addition to 233 remittance centers across the kingdom. The first men's branch was opened in Aldirah in 1957, with the first ladies branch being opened in AlShmaisi in 1979.
Daniel Ek founded Spotify Limited in 2006 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ek is Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Spotify Technology S.A. Mr. Ek is responsible for guiding the vision and strategy of Spotify Technology S.A. and leading the management team. He has been a Director of Spotify Technology S.A. since July 21, 2008.
Mr. Ek is a serial entrepreneur and technologist who started his first company in 1997 at the age of 14, co-founded Spotify in 2006 together with Martin Lorentzon. His role is to guide the vision and strategy of Spotify as it grows. Leading the management team, he is also responsible for nurturing a passionate working environment for everyone at Spotify Limited. Prior to Spotify Limited, he founded Advertigo, the online advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, having previously held senior roles at Nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay). He also served as Chief Technology Officer at Stardoll, the fashion & entertainment community for tweens.
With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you. You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back. Soundtrack your life with Spotify. Subscribe or listen for free.
Roger W. Ferguson
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.
Mr. Ferguson is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees, including Payment System Oversight, Reserve Bank Operations, and Supervision and Regulation. As the only Governor in Washington, D.C. on 9/11, he led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the U.S. financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community that the U.S. economy would not be paralyzed.
Prior to joining TIAA in April 2008, Mr. Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re, Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and a member of the company’s executive committee. From 1984 to 1997, he was an Associate and Partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents and serves on the New York State Insurance Advisory Board. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and co-chairs its Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education. He serves on the boards of Alphabet, Inc.; General Mills, Inc.; and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
He is Chairman of The Conference Board and serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Group of Thirty.
Mr. Ferguson served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness as well as its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and he co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population.
Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.
TIAA started out nearly 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, millions of people who work at non-profits, including academic, research, medical, government and cultural fields, rely on our wide range of financial products and services.
In 1918, TIAA was founded through a $1 million endowment by the Carnegie Foundation. Today, we have grown into a diversified Fortune 100 financial services organization, helping people, institutions and advisors.
Kenneth C. Frazier
Kenneth C. Frazier is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc.
Under Mr. Frazier’s leadership, Merck is delivering innovative lifesaving medicines and vaccines as well as long-term and sustainable value to its multiple stakeholders. Mr. Frazier has substantially increased Merck’s investment in research, including early research, while refocusing the organization on the launch and growth of key products that provide benefit to society. He has also led the formation of philanthropic and other initiatives that build on Merck’s 125-year plus legacy.
Mr. Frazier joined the company in 1992 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company’s joint venture with Astra AB. He became Vice President of Public Affairs in 1994, and in 1997, was also named Assistant General Counsel. In 1999, Mr. Frazier was promoted to General Counsel of Merck. From 2007 to 2010, he served as President of Global Human Health, Merck’s sales and marketing division. In 2010, Mr. Frazier became President of Merck. He was appointed CEO and a member of Merck’s Board of Directors in January 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in December 2011.
Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Frazier was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. He sits on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. He also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Frazier received his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
We are a global healthcare company with a 125-year history of working to make a difference.
Our company is known as Merck in the United States and Canada. Everywhere else, we are known as MSD. Our rich history of discovery and innovation began more than 125 years ago and continues today. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness in people and animals around the world. We've done great things in the past. Today, we're doing great things for the future.
Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company.
Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest product offerings.
Most recently, Nadella was executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. In this role he led the transformation to the cloud infrastructure and services business, which outperformed the market and took share from competition. Previously, Nadella led R&D for the Online Services Division and was vice president of the Microsoft Business Division. Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella lives in Bellevue, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Nadella serves on the board of trustees to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as the Starbucks Board of Directors. He is married and has three children.
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Mike is Group Chief Executive, a position he has held since June 2015.
Mike joined the Prudential Group in 1995 and became Chief Operating Officer and Vice-Chairman of Jackson in 2003. In 2011, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson, and joined the Board of Prudential.
During his leadership of Jackson, Mike was responsible for the development of Jackson’s market-leading range of retirement solutions. He was also part of the Jackson teams that purchased and successfully integrated a savings institute, three broker-dealers and two life companies.
Mike has more than three decades' experience in insurance and retirement services, having started his career at the US brokerage house Dean Witter, before going on to become a managing director at Smith Barney Shearson. Mike is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Prudential is an international financial services group. We help to remove uncertainty from life’s big events, providing our customers with the freedom to face the future with greater confidence.
Whether you are starting a family, saving for a child’s education or planning for old age, we provide financial peace of mind. We offer long-term savings and protection products, retirement income solutions and asset management across our markets in Asia, the US, the UK and Africa.
Prudential was founded in London in 1848 on the principles of integrity, security and prudence, and we still adhere to those values today.
Safra A. Catz
Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company’s chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, from 2008 through 2015. Catz currently serves as a director of The Walt Disney Company.
With 430,000 customers in 175 countries, Oracle provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service.
“We remain dedicated to leading the world into a more prosperous and progressive future; to creating a world that is fairer, more diverse, more tolerant, more just.”
Virginia M (Ginni) Rometty,
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy.
Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.
Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.
IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society.
Igor served on X5’s Supervisory Board since 2013. He has been Managing Partner and CEO in RosExpert, which he co-founded in 1996 and has subsequently successfully developed into the Russian alliance partner of Korn/Ferry International. Igor started his career as finance manager at the Russian branch of Beoluna, the Japanese jewelry producer. Igor holds a degree in economics from the Kaliningrad Technical Institute (1992), and degrees in business administration from the Institute d'Administration des Enterprises (France, 1994) and the Danish Management School (1995).
Х5 Retail Group
Х5 Retail Group, leading multi-format modern retailer, creates, develops and actively manages portfolio of retail brands each of which with a distinct value proposition and brand, and which together target all categories of Russian customers.
X5 is Russia's second largest food retailer - one of the largest consumer markets in the world. We operate four brands in distinct market segments, with unique value propositions that appeal to a wide range of shoppers and budgets.
Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic became chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics on January 1, 2013. She was previously named the company’s president and chief operating officer, and a member of the company’s board of directors, in May 2012.
Prior to her appointment as president and chief operating officer, Novakovic was executive vice president for the Marine Systems group. Previously, Novakovic had been senior vice president – Planning and Development since July 2005, where she was responsible for Government Relations, Communications, International, Investor Relations and Strategic Planning. She also has served as vice president – Strategic Planning, a position to which she was appointed in October 2002.
Before joining General Dynamics, Novakovic served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001. In that capacity, she was responsible for managing processes for all major U.S. Department of Defense budget and policy decisions for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Novakovic also worked for the Office of Management and Budget, where she served in a number of capacities, including as Deputy Associate Director for National Security, where she was responsible for managing and submitting the President’s budget for the Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Agencies.
From 1983 to 1986, she served as an operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. Novakovic began her career in 1979 as an analyst for the McLean Research Center where she performed operational analyses on Department of Defense weapon systems.
Novakovic was elected to the board of directors of Abbott Laboratories in 2010. She serves on the boards of trustees of Northwestern University and Ford’s Theatre, and on the boards of directors for several charitable organizations.
Novakovic received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1988; she completed her undergraduate studies at Smith College in 1979.
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.
We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.
General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.
General Dynamics employees have pushed the boundaries by embracing change for more than 65 years. We draw on this rich history of service to the aerospace and defense communities and an agile culture of continuous improvement to create ever-growing value for our customers.
Jorge Mario Velásquez
Jorge Mario Velásquez Jaramillo was born in Bogotá in 1960. He graduated as a Civil engineer at the School of Engineering of Antioquia and later specialized with emphasis in the cement industry in England, and also participated in the CEO´s management Program at Kellogg School of Management and in the Stanford University's Supply Chain strategies program. He is also a graduate of the high government program of the School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes.
Since April 1, 2016, he serves as president of the group ARGOS S. A, parent company group with presence in 17 countries and strategic investments in the business of cement, energy, and concessions.
Before reaching the president of the Argos Group, Dr. Velásquez had been performing since 2012 as chairman of Cementos Argos S. A, a leading company in the cement business in Colombia with presence in more than 14 countries, and currently the second most important player in the Southeast of the USA.
Grupo Argos is a holding of sustainable investments in infrastructure. Its legal nature corresponds to a corporation, registered in the Stock Exchange of Colombia, as well as its subsidiaries Argos (cement), Celsia (energy) and Odinsa (road and airport concessions).
Grupo Argos, the parent company of Grupo Empresarial, has strategic investments in listed companies and private companies, and a solid portfolio of investments. In the Colombian stock market, Grupo Argos is an issuer of ordinary shares, preferred shares and fixed income securities, represented by strategic investors, private investment funds, pension funds, brokerage firms and investors in general (individuals and Interested in participating in the country's securities market.