CMi is the only organisation in the world exclusively dedicated to the mentoring of CEOs and Board-level executives of international companies. Our clients are leading global companies who have concluded that mentoring by independent Chairmen is an effective investment in their most precious senior executives in order to:
Our unique value proposition provides Mentees with regular sounding board sessions where relationships, situations and leadership behaviours can be debated freely and confidentially with experienced independent Chairmen and former CEOs.
Every engagement is bespoke and adapted to the Mentees'
CMi has the resources and know-how to add valuable external experience at Board and Executive Committee level at virtually any point of inflection and across sectors, geographical areas and business models.
Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of BT Group and of Worldpay Group plc. He is also a Director of S&P Global and Chairman of Majid AL Futtaim Holdings LLC. He was Independent Director of Barclays until recently and was, until 2015, President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Donald Brydon is currently Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group and of Sage Group plc. He has been Chairman of Royal Mail, Smiths Group, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham, Taylor Nelson Sofres and a Director of Allied Domecq and Scottish Power
Since May 2015 Sir Philip is Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, when he stepped down as Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He is also a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Anglo American and has been Chairman of J. Sainsbury and Group Finance Director for British Steel and British Gas, Finance Director for Lloyds TSB and was the first Chairman of UK Financial Investments Ltd.
Val Gooding is Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel and Vodafone Group. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank, the Home Office, the Lawn Tennis Association, the BBC, J. Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc and BAA plc.
Sir John Parker is Chairman of Anglo American, Vice-Chairman of DP World (Dubai) and a Non-Executive Director of Airbus Group. He has been Chairman of National Grid, a Senior Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Bank of England and Chairman of Mondi.
Dame Alison Carnwath is Chairman of Land Securities and a Non-Executive Director of Zurich Insurance Group, Paccar Inc. (US truck manufacturer) and BASF SE. She is a Senior Advisor to Evercore Partners and has been a Non-Executive Director of Barclays.
Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Michelin. He is a Non-Executive Director at Faurecia, American Hospital of Paris and Associés en Finance. He has been Vice-Chairman of ING Group and a Non-Executive Director at Thomson SA (Technicolor).
Sir Roger Carr is Chairman of BAE Systems and a Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts. From 2007 to 2014 he was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director on the Court of the Bank of England.
Walter Kielholz is Chairman of Swiss Re and was previously the CEO. He was the Chairman of Credit Suisse Group between 2003 and 2009 and has been Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table.
Mary Francis is Non-Executive Director of Barclays plc, Swiss Re Group and Ensco plc and a member of the UK Takeover Appeal Board. Previously she was a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England, Aviva, St. Modwen Properties, Alliance & Leicester and Cable & Wireless Communications.
Sir Peter Bonfield has been CEO of BT Group. He is currently Chairman of the Board of NXP Semiconductors and holds Directorships on the boards of Mentor Graphics and TSMC. He is Senior Advisor to N.M. Rothschild & Sons and has been an Advisor to Apax Partners LLP and a member of The European Round Table (Steering Group).
Dr Pascal Colombani is Chairman of Valeo and of NHV Group NV and Non-Executive Director of Technip and Alstom. He is an Advisor to AT Kearney and has been on the boards of Rhodia, British Energy plc, Energy Solutions Inc., France Telecom, EDF and Areva where he was Chairman.
Niall FitzGerald is currently Chairman of the Board of Brand Learning Partners Ltd and a Senior Advisor to Allen & Co. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Unilever, Chairman of Reuters and Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters.
Victor Chu is the Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm, a former Non-Executive Director on the board of Zurich Insurance Group AG and a former Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum.
Daniel Bernard is Chairman of Kingfisher and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of CapGemini. He was previously the CEO and Chairman of Carrefour and is President of the HEC Foundation, the leading French business School.
Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ING and Koninklijke Philips NV and a member of the Supervisory Board of Het Concertgebouw N.V. He is the former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell. Mr van der Veer is a member of the Supervisory Board of Boskalis Westminster Groep.
Hans Wijers is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. and of Concertgebouw in the Netherlands. He is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell, a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline and was until recently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AFC Ajax N.V.
Dr Göran Ando is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S and Symphogen A/S and has extensive board experience from the US and Asia. He is Senior Advisor to Essex Woodlands Health Ventures Ltd., UK
Michael Treschow is currently Chairman of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics and, until April 2016, he was Chairman of the Board of Unilever. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of ABB Ltd., and previously held Non-Executive roles with Investor, Atlas Copco, SKF, of Dometic Holding AB and Parker-Hannifin Corp. He has been Chairman of L.M. Ericsson and Electrolux.
Jan du Plessis is Chairman of Rio Tinto and of SABMiller plc. He stepped down from the board of M&S in March 2015. He has been a Non-Executive Director with Lloyds Banking Group, Chairman of British American Tobacco, CFO and board member of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA.
Sir Tom McKillop is Chairman of Evolva Holding SA and a member of the boards of Laboratorios Almirall SA, UCB SA and Alere Inc. Previously he was CEO of AstraZeneca, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Independent Non-Executive Director of BP and Senior Non-Executive Director of Lloyds TSB Group.
Gérard Mestrallet is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE and of Suez, after having been the CEO and Chairman for 21 years. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Société Générale SA and Siemens AG and has been on the Boards of St-Gobain and Axa.
Harald Norvik is former President and CEO of Norwegian oil company Statoil and a former Chairman of Telenor and DNB bank. He is an Independent Consultant, has been Chairman of Aschehoug, a member of the board of directors of ConocoPhillips Inc. and member of the board of Petroleum Geo-Services and Umoe Group.
Sir Richard has been Chairman of BAE Systems. He is currently a Director of a US private Shale business and of a private Gas Exploration Company and has been Senior Independent Director of Thomson Reuters and Deputy Group Chief Executive of BP. He is a past member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and currently a UK Business Ambassador.
Sir Win Bischoff is Chairman of JP Morgan Securities plc and of the Financial Reporting Council. Until April 2014 he was Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc. He is a Non-Executive Director on the board of McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.
Dr André Lévy-Lang has been CEO of Paribas. He is Chairman of 'Les Echos' and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Paris-Orléans. He has held Directorships on the boards of Péchiney, Elf Aquitaine, Finaxa, Schlumberger, SCOR and Assurances Générales de France (AGF).
Dr Franz Humer is Chairman of Diageo and has been Chairman and CEO of Roche Holding Ltd. He is Independent Director of Citigroup Inc., Chugai Pharmaceuticals, Kite Pharma Inc. and a member of the International Advisory Board of Allianz SE. Dr Humer was Chairman of INSEAD until January 2015.
Glen Moreno is Chairman of Virgin Money plc and is a Director of Fidelity International. From 2005 to 2015 he was Chairman of Pearson. He has been Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Bank of Man Group, Acting Chairman of UK Financial Investments Ltd and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council.
Hans Dalborg is Honorary Chairman of Nordea Bank AB and a member of the board of Stockholm Institute for Financial Research (SIFR). He has been Chairman of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Uppsala University and a board member of Axel Johnson AB and member of the European Roundtable of Financial Services (EFR).
Karel Vuursteen has been CEO of Heineken, Chairman of AkzoNobel, TomTom, Ahold, Randstad Group and Petroplus International. He has been on the Supervisory Boards of Heineken Holding, Henkel, ING Group, Gucci and Electrolux.
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith is Chairman of JRP Group plc and Regional Vice Chairman of UBS Group AG. In August 2015 he stepped down as Chairman of the London Stock Exchange. He has been Chairman of The British Land Company, a Governor of the London Business School and a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group.
Gunnar Brock is Chairman of Mölnlycke Health Care AB and Stora Enso Oyj. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Syngenta AG, Stena AB, Patricia AB, Investor AB and Stockholm School of Economics. Previously he was a board member of Lego AS and Total SA and CEO of Alfa Laval AB, Tetrapak and Atlas Copco AB.
Sir Christopher Hogg was CEO and Chairman of Courtaulds. He has been Chairman of Reuters, GlaxoSmithKline, Allied Domecq and of the Financial Reporting Council. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England, Air Liquide and SmithKline Beecham, and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation.
Baroness Hogg is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the John Lewis Partnership. She is lead Independent Director of HM Treasury and a member of the Takeover Panel. She has been Chairman of 3iGroup and the Financial Reporting Council and a Non-Executive Director of BG Group, Frontier Economics Ltd., GSN and Carnival Corp/plc.
Dr Bertrand Collomb is Honorary Chairman of Lafarge, which became LafargeHolcim in 2015. He is a member of the boards of Total and DuPont and has been Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Allianz and Atco Ltd
Dr Oscar Fanjul was the Chairman, Founder and CEO of Repsol. Dr. Fanjul is a Non-Executive Director of Marsh & McLennan companies, Acerinox, Ferrovial and LafargeHolcim. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission.
Lord Simon of Highbury CBE is an Advisory Board Member of Dana Gas, Montrose Associates and MWM. He has been Deputy Chairman of Unilever and CEO & Chairman of BP and was a Non-Executive Director at Engie until May 2016. Lord Simon was also Minister of State in H.M. Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry as Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe.
Sir Richard Sykes is Chairman of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the Royal Institute of Great Britain, of the UK Stem Cell Foundation and of PDS Biotechnology Corp. He was Vice-Chairman of Lonza Group and Senior Non-Executive Director of Eurasian National Resources Corp. He was previously Chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline.
Jorma Ollila is Chairman of Outokumpu and Non-Executive Director of Tetra Laval. Previously he was Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell (2006-2015) and of Nokia (1990-2012), having served as their CEO for 14 years.
Vivienne Cox is Chairman of Vallourec SA, Senior Independent Director with Pearson plc and Non-Executive Director of GSK. Previously she was Non-Executive Director on the Boards of BG Group plc, Rio Tinto and of Eurotunnel plc/SA.