Committees

Audit Committee

Laurence Debroux

Chair

Laurence Debroux was born in France in 1969. She holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris.

Mrs. Debroux is a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee of Novo Nordisk A/S; she is also a member of the Board of Directors of Juventus SpA, and a non-executive director at Kite Insights (The Climate School) and HEC Paris.

Previously, Mrs. Debroux was CFO and member of the Executive Board of Heineken N.V. from April 2015 until April 2021. Before joining Heineken she had been Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and a member of the Executive Board of JCDecaux since July 2010. Prior to this, Mrs. Debroux spent 14 years with the global healthcare company SANOFI where she held various executive positions including CFO and Chief Strategic Officer.

Mrs. Debroux began her career in investment banking. She has had Executive responsibility for Global functions such as Strategic Planning & Business Control, Tax & Financial Markets, Business Development, Financial Processes & Internal Control, Accounting & Reporting, Procurement and Information Systems.

Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga is vice chairman at General Atlantic. He joined General Atlantic after 12 years at the helm of Mastercard, leading the company through a strategic, technological and cultural transformation over 11 years as president and chief executive officer and one year as executive chair of the board of directors. Over the course of his career, he’s become a global leader in technology, data, financial services and innovating for inclusion.

Over the course of his career, Ajay has become a global leader in technology, data, financial services and innovating for inclusion. At present, he also serves as chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and is an independent director at Temasek and for Exor, where he serves as chair of the company’s environmental, social, and corporate governance committee. He became an advisor to General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero venture at its inception in 2021. He has previously served on the boards of Kraft Foods and Dow Inc. Ajay is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the co-chair of the Partnership for Central America, a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a former member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and chairman emeritus of the American India Foundation.

He is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, vice chair of the Economic Club of New York, a former member of the World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance, and served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Ajay is a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine board of fellows. He has also served on the board of governors of the American Red Cross, as well as the boards for the Asia Society, the New York Hall of Science and the National Urban League, among others.

He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016, the Distinguished Friends of Singapore Public Service Star in 2021, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019, and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Ajay began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo before joining Citigroup, where he rose to the role of chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific.

Marc Bolland

Marc Bolland was born in the Netherlands in 1959 and graduated with an MBA from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In November 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York, in the UK.

He began his professional career at Heineken N.V. in 1987 as a Management trainee. During his first 14 years he occupied several international management positions. He served as an Executive board member of Heineken N.V. from 2001 to 2006 and as Chief Operating Officer of Heineken N.V. from 2005 to July 2006.

In 2006 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, where he led the turnaround after the acquisition of Safeway plc until April 2010.

In May 2010 he joined the board of Marks and Spencer plc was Chief Executive Officer until April 2016. He led the transformation of Marks and Spencer to become a Multi-channel, General Merchandise Retailer and developed the Food business with industry leading growth.
In September 2016 he joined the Blackstone Group International Partners LLP as Senior Operating Partner and from 1 January 2022 continued as Chairman Europe.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Coca-Cola company board, Atlanta USA. He is a Trustee of the Royal Collection Trust and the Chairman of the Royal Collection Enterprises. He is Vice President at Unicef UK. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Consumer Goods Forum in 2014. He was appointed by HRH Prince Wales his personal National Ambassador and was appointed by the Prime Minister as a British Business Ambassador.

Compensation and Nominating Committee

Marc Bolland

Chair

Marc Bolland was born in the Netherlands in 1959 and graduated with an MBA from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In November 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York, in the UK.

He began his professional career at Heineken N.V. in 1987 as a Management trainee. During his first 14 years he occupied several international management positions. He served as an Executive board member of Heineken N.V. from 2001 to 2006 and as Chief Operating Officer of Heineken N.V. from 2005 to July 2006.

In 2006 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, where he led the turnaround after the acquisition of Safeway plc until April 2010.

In May 2010 he joined the board of Marks and Spencer plc was Chief Executive Officer until April 2016. He led the transformation of Marks and Spencer to become a Multi-channel, General Merchandise Retailer and developed the Food business with industry leading growth.
In September 2016 he joined the Blackstone Group International Partners LLP as Senior Operating Partner and from 1 January 2022 continued as Chairman Europe.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Coca-Cola company board, Atlanta USA. He is a Trustee of the Royal Collection Trust and the Chairman of the Royal Collection Enterprises. He is Vice President at Unicef UK. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Consumer Goods Forum in 2014. He was appointed by HRH Prince Wales his personal National Ambassador and was appointed by the Prime Minister as a British Business Ambassador.

Axel Dumas

Axel Dumas, great grandson of Émile Hermès, is part of the sixth generation of the Hermès family.

Holding a Master’s in Law and Bachelor of Philosophy, Axel Dumas is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and Harvard Business School (AMP).

After eight years at Paribas, based in Beijing and New York, he joined Hermès in 2003 as an auditor in the Finance Department of Hermès International and then became Retail Director for France.

In 2006 he was named Managing Director of Hermès Bijouterie and, in 2008, was appointed Managing Director Métier Hermès Leather and Saddlery. From May 2011 to June 2013 he held the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Since June 2013 Axel Dumas has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hermès International.

Melissa Bethell

Melissa Bethell is a Partner at Atairos, an investment fund backed by Comcast NBCUniversal, where she is the Managing Partner of Atairos Europe.

Ms. Bethell was previously a Managing Director at Bain Capital for over 18 years and member of the senior leadership team responsible for strategy setting, fundraising and portfolio management. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ms. Bethell worked in the Capital Markets group at Goldman Sachs & Co., with a focus on media and technology.

Ms. Bethell is a non-executive director of Tesco plc and Diageo plc. Ms. Bethell previously held non-executive director positions at Samsonite, Worldpay and Atento.

Ms. Bethell has a MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and received a BA with honours in Political Science and Economics from Stanford University. Melissa was born in Taiwan, educated in America and is now a British national.

ESG Committee

Ajay Banga

Chair

Ajay Banga is vice chairman at General Atlantic. He joined General Atlantic after 12 years at the helm of Mastercard, leading the company through a strategic, technological and cultural transformation over 11 years as president and chief executive officer and one year as executive chair of the board of directors. Over the course of his career, he’s become a global leader in technology, data, financial services and innovating for inclusion.

Over the course of his career, Ajay has become a global leader in technology, data, financial services and innovating for inclusion. At present, he also serves as chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and is an independent director at Temasek and for Exor, where he serves as chair of the company’s environmental, social, and corporate governance committee. He became an advisor to General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero venture at its inception in 2021. He has previously served on the boards of Kraft Foods and Dow Inc. Ajay is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the co-chair of the Partnership for Central America, a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a former member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and chairman emeritus of the American India Foundation.

He is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, vice chair of the Economic Club of New York, a former member of the World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance, and served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Ajay is a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine board of fellows. He has also served on the board of governors of the American Red Cross, as well as the boards for the Asia Society, the New York Hall of Science and the National Urban League, among others.

He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016, the Distinguished Friends of Singapore Public Service Star in 2021, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019, and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.

Ajay began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo before joining Citigroup, where he rose to the role of chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific.

Melissa Bethell

Melissa Bethell is a Partner at Atairos, an investment fund backed by Comcast NBCUniversal, where she is the Managing Partner of Atairos Europe.

Ms. Bethell was previously a Managing Director at Bain Capital for over 18 years and member of the senior leadership team responsible for strategy setting, fundraising and portfolio management. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ms. Bethell worked in the Capital Markets group at Goldman Sachs & Co., with a focus on media and technology.

Ms. Bethell is a non-executive director of Tesco plc and Diageo plc. Ms. Bethell previously held non-executive director positions at Samsonite, Worldpay and Atento.

Ms. Bethell has a MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and received a BA with honours in Political Science and Economics from Stanford University. Melissa was born in Taiwan, educated in America and is now a British national.

Laurence Debroux

Laurence Debroux was born in France in 1969. She holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris.

Mrs. Debroux is a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee of Novo Nordisk A/S; she is also a member of the Board of Directors of Juventus SpA, and a non-executive director at Kite Insights (The Climate School) and HEC Paris.

Previously, Mrs. Debroux was CFO and member of the Executive Board of Heineken N.V. from April 2015 until April 2021. Before joining Heineken she had been Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and a member of the Executive Board of JCDecaux since July 2010. Prior to this, Mrs. Debroux spent 14 years with the global healthcare company SANOFI where she held various executive positions including CFO and Chief Strategic Officer.

Mrs. Debroux began her career in investment banking. She has had Executive responsibility for Global functions such as Strategic Planning & Business Control, Tax & Financial Markets, Business Development, Financial Processes & Internal Control, Accounting & Reporting, Procurement and Information Systems.

Independent Auditors

EY

Ernst & Young Accountants LLP