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Martha Lane Fox co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998, they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005. Martha was appointed a crossbench peer in the House of Lords in March 2013. She is currently chair of Go On UK, a coalition of public and private sector partners that are helping millions more people and organisations online. In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University. Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry. She chairs MakieLab and Founders Forum for Good. She is a Non-Executive Director at Marks & Spencer and the Women’s Prize for Fiction. In 2007 Martha founded her own charitable foundation Antigone.org.uk and also serves as a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law. In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.
[Bio reprinted with permission from Baroness Lane Fox’s blog with gratitude.]
Wilson Abney has been an attorney working in public service ethics for more than forty years. He served as Counsel, Chief Counsel, and Staff Director to the United States Senate Ethics Committee from 1980-1982. During that time he was also selected to serve as counsel to the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee for the trial of Federal District Judge Harry Claiborne. He authored the “fact book” used by the Trial Committee and the full Senate in debating whether Judge Claiborne should be removed from office. After leaving the Ethics Committee he served as Ethics Counsel for President Clinton’s transition team. He joined the Commerce Department in 1994 as an advisor in the Department’s Ethics Division. From 1996 to 2009 he consulted with public and private organizations on ethics issues and wrote on the need to reform the Congressional ethics process. In 2009 he rejoined the government as Ethics Counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel, a legislative commission established to oversee the bail-out of the financial sector. In 2011 he was asked by the Panel’s Chair, Elizabeth Warren, to assist in the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He served as Senior Counsel in the Bureau’s Office of General Counsel, retiring in 2012. Mr. Abney continues to demonstrate his life-long passion for public and private sector ethics by studying, writing and consulting on the subject.
Badr Jafar is the Chief Executive of Crescent Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate based out of the UAE, and is the Founder of the Pearl Initiative, a non-profit initiative working to create a corporate culture of transparency and transparency in the Gulf Region of the Middle East. You can follow him on Twitter @BadrJafar. Read more
Philip J. Jennings has been General Secretary of UNI Global Union since its creation. From 1997, Philip worked to create a new global union spanning skills and services. The result was the creation of UNI Global Union on 1 January 2000. [Information quoted from UNI Global Union web site. For further biographical information about Philip J. Jennings kindly consult: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/uni.nsf/pages/aboutusEn] UNI Global Union is the voice of 20 million service sector workers around the world. Through 900 affiliated unions, UNI represents workers in 150 countries and in every region of the world. UNI represents workers in the Cleaning & Security; Commerce; Finance; Gaming; Graphical & Packaging; Hair & Beauty; ICTS; Media, Entertainment & Arts; Post & Logistics; Social Insurance; Sport; Temp & Agency Workers and Tourism industries. UNI Global Union’s mission is to grow and strengthen affiliated unions and UNI Global Union to improve the working conditions and lives of workers in the services and allied sectors. [Information quoted from UNI Global Union web site. For further information on UNI Global Union and its philosophy kindly consult: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/uni.nsf/pages/aboutusEn] Read more
Carl Pascarella is Executive Advisor at TPG Capital. “Mr. Pascarella recently retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Visa U.S.A. Inc., after twelve years of service. Before assuming that position, he was President & CEO of Visa Asia Pacific Limited Region and Director of the Asia Pacific Regional Board. Before joining Visa, Mr. Pascarella was Vice President, International Division at Crocker National Bank and Vice President, Metropolitan Banking at Bankers Trust Company. His experience also included commercial banking, corporate banking, credit review and policy, and DeNovo banking. Mr. Pascarella was also head of the California International Banking and Trade Finance organization for Crocker National Bank. Carl Pascarella received a Master of Science in Management from Stanford Sloan Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo.” [Quoted from TPG Growth web site (http://www.tpggrowth.com/
Financial advising expert, former judiciary expert at the cour de cassation, René Ricol has been contributing for more than 35 years to the development and professionalization of corporate advising services for growth and performance. He is a Grand Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite and of the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 1987, he founded Ricol, Lasteyrie & Associés with Jean-Charles de Lasteyrie and Gilles de Courcel, currently one of the leaders in independent financial expertise and financial risk management in France. René Ricol has been active in national and international professional institutions: President of the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes from 1985 to 1989; and founder and Honorary President of the Compagnie des Conseils et Experts Financiers; and President of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts Comptables from 1994 to 1998. In 1997 René Ricol was elected to the board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), which brings together professional organizations from 119 countries worldwide. He was President of IFAC from 2002 to 2004. During this time, learning lessons from the scandals that disrupted the financial markets, he initiated and resolved, together with international regulators and standard setters, a deep reform of the international accountancy profession and audit practices. For further biographical information, kindly consult: http://www.ricol-lasteyrie.fr/bio/RRicol.html Ricol Lasteyrie supports companies and investors in their analysis of the objectives and stakes in financial evaluation, strategic development or strategic financial analysis. Ricol Lasteyrie benefits from a unique positioning in the market, offering more than 25 years of the highest level experience at the intersection of financial evaluation and corporate finance. Teams of professionals bring experience from audit, merchant banks, financial analysis and stock exchange regulation and are led by 15 partners highly engaged in the firm’s various missions. They are all dedicated to providing clients with a personalized, custom-tailored, interactive and long-term relationship. For further information about Ricol Lasteyrie, kindly consult: http://www.ricol-lasteyrie.fr/ Read more
Pakistan’s first female cardiologist, Dr Sania Nishtar is a global health expert and a proponent of health reform. She is founder of many health institutions in Pakistan—the NGO think tank Heartfile, Pakistan’s Health Policy Forum and Heartfile Health Financing. Internationally, she is a member of many Expert Working Groups and Task Forces of the World Health Organisation, a member of the board of the International Union for Health Promotion, the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council, the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health, the Clinton Global Initiative and is Chair of GAVI’s Evaluation Advisory Committee. She has previously led many global initiatives, including the award wining Global World Heart Day campaign. She is a regular plenary speaker, chair or moderator at global health meetings and a part of organizing major international conferences. Sania Nishtar is a key health policy voice in Pakistan, the author of Pakistan’s first health reform plan, Pakistan’s first compendium of health statistics, and the country’s first national public health plan for NCDs. One of her books, an analysis of Pakistan’s health systems became the blue print for the country’s health policy. She has authored 6 books, more than 100 peer review articles and around the same number of op-eds. She is the recipient of Pakistan’s Sitara e-Imtiaz, a presidential award, Global Innovation award, the European Societies Population Science Award, and many accolades of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge and the American Biographical Centre. Sania Nishtar holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and a Ph.D from Kings College, London. Read more
Glen Moreno is chairman of Pearson, deputy chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and a director of Fidelity International. Until May 2012 he was deputy chairman and senior independent director of Lloyds Banking Group. Until mid 2009 he was senior independent director of Man Group plc and acting chairman of UKFI. From 1987 to 1991 he was chief executive of Fidelity International. Before that he was a group executive at Citigroup, where he spent 18 years in Europe and Asia. He is a governor of The Ditchley Foundation and a director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. World renowned Pearson PLC’s web site highlights three major business units: education, The Financial Times Group, and the Penguin Group. (See http://www.pearson.com/about-us/pearson-at-a-glance.html. All quotes below from Pearson PLC web site as noted.) Education: “Pearson is the world’s leading education company, providing educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services to teachers and students of all ages. Though we generate approximately 60% of our sales in North America, we operate in more than 70 countries. We publish across the curriculum under a range of respected imprints including Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, Allyn and Bacon, Benjamin Cummings and Longman. We are also a leading provider of electronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.” (See http://www.pearson.com/about-us/education.html) The Financial Times Group: “The FT Group provides business and financial news, data, comment and analysis, in print and online, to the international business community. FT Publishing includes: the globally-focused Financial Times newspaper and FT.com website; a range of specialist financial magazines and online services; and Mergermarket, which provides proprietary forward-looking insights and intelligence to businesses and financial institutions. The FT Group also has a stake in a number of joint ventures, including those with FTSE International, Vedomosti in Russia, BDFM in South Africa and a 50% stake in The Economist Group.” (See http://www.pearson.com/about-us/business-information.html) The Penguin Group: “Penguin, founded by Allen Lane in 1935, is today one of the world’s leading English language publishers and the most famous brand in the industry. Penguin publishes 4,000 titles every year for readers of all ages. Its extensive range of titles includes top literary prize winners, classics, reference volumes and children’s titles. The iconic Penguin brand is well known all over the world but we also publish under many other imprints, including Hamish Hamilton, Putnam, Berkley, Viking, Dorling Kindersley, Puffin and Ladybird. (See http://www.pearson.com/about-us/consumer-publishing.html) Read more
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