Retired Member of the Executive Board and Asia CEO of AHOLD, one of the world's largest food retailers (at the time N°3 worldwide). Past Division CEO in Europe, US and Latin America of American multinationals.
Retired non-executive Board member of Firmenich SA Geneva ($3bn turnover, N°2 worldwide flavour/fragrance supplier to the FMCG industry) since October 2014. Member of INSEAD Advisory Board and INSEAD Belgium Council. Past member of INSEAD Board. Member of Privast Investment Committee (private equity).
Graduated with a B. Com. from Birmingham University and holds an MBA degree from INSEAD. Fluent English, French, Dutch, Norwegian, good Spanish, German, Portuguese.
Born Bergen, Norway 1944.