Giorgio Saavedra is the Integrating Reporting Lead in the Corporate Reporting group of the World Bank, and is also responsible for statutory and management reporting for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), one of the World Bank Group institutions. Mr. Saavedra represents the World Bank in the international dialog where he brings his expertise on and is a strong advocate for better corporate reporting. He is also a participant in the Business Network.
Elizabeth Saunders is a founding partner at Clermont Partners, a leading, women-owned financial communications strategy firm specialising in ESG, investor, and transaction communication, and the recent founder of the virtual ESG counsel platform, ESG Infinite. Formerly she was the chair of FTI’s Strategic Communications Segment in the Americas. Elizabeth holds a law degree with a concentration in securities law from DePaul University and a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame.
Ross is a course director with the International Compliance Association (ICA) and global lead for sanctions.
Following service with the British Army and the Metropolitan Police, Ross became an accredited financial investigator, focusing on conducting money laundering investigations.
As part of the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit he led national and international terrorist finance operations and supported work on domestic and international terrorist sanctions activities.
He also spent time seconded to the Ministry of Defence to provide specialist CFT/AML and sanctions operational expertise.
Since 2015, Ross has designed and delivered bespoke training and consultancy services in Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions Compliance, Anti-Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention.
Andreas Georg Scherer ([email protected]) is a professor of business administration at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. His research interests are in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, international management, and organisation theory. He has published nine books and more than 50 refereed papers in management and business ethics journals. He is an associate editor of the Business Ethics Quarterly.
Meriel Schindler is a partner at law firm Withers LLP where she is head of the employment team and advises both senior executives and employers. Meriel has many years of experience advising senior executives on their contracts both on joining, on exit and in the context of a wide range of disputes.
Dr Gerhard Schnyder is a reader in International Management at Loughborough University London. He joined LU LND in August 2017 from King’s College London, where he worked from 2009 as lecturer, senior lecturer, and then reader in Comparative Management. Before that he was a research fellow at the Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Cambridge (2007–2009) and the Centre for International Studies, and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS, University of London (January–August 2009). Gerhard holds a PhD in political science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2008), an MA ("DEA") in political science from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva (2003) and a BA ("licence") in political science from the University of Lausanne (2001).
Sue Scholes is a board member and former chair of the Investor Relations Society, and a board member at mac, a Birmingham-based arts centre. Previously, Sue spent seven years as director of communications for AMEC, during a period of significant and successful transformation. Sue is a CIMA-qualified accountant, having started her working life at Cadbury Schweppes. She has had finance roles in the Midlands with Reed Elsevier and Pannell Kerr Forster, and first started working in investor relations at GKN. Prior to joining AMEC, she was head of investor relations at Brambles Industries, an Anglo-Australian dual-listed company.
Thomas Schumann is the founder of Thomas Schumann Capital (TSC) and a pioneer in sustainability. TSC helps global capital markets to integrate water risk in equities and portfolios into investment decisions and is the only sponsor of investable indices and products for water security and responsible investing. To fast-track his mission of re-directing global capital flows towards water security, Thomas leverages 36 years of social and environmental-responsible entrepreneurship.
Kester Scrope is the CEO of Odgers Berndtson's UK and Asian Offices. His career began in industry within the paper and packaging sector and he has held various senior positions within the Mondi division of Anglo American. He has consulted to a wide range of businesses in sectors as diverse as engineering, motor racing, healthcare and shipping. He is also member of the Advisory Council of TheCityUK.
Aalap Shah is a managing director in the New York office of Pearl Meyer. With more than 15 years' experience, Mr Shah advises public and privately held companies on executive compensation issues, with focus on pay governance, pay-for-performance alignment and incentive plan design. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including high-tech, healthcare, financial services, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, real estate and media. Prior to joining Pearl Meyer in 2006, Mr Shah was with Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where he specialised in executive remuneration advisory services.
Mara Shah-Coulon runs Ernst & Young's corporate governance team. She has written several publications on these subjects including 'Board Effectiveness – Continuing the Journey', published in April 2015.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has audited a number of multinational companies in the industrial and chemical sector. Prior to her move to the corporate governance team, Mala spent six years working in EY’s Professional Practice Directorate, advising audit teams and senior client handlers on technical auditing, corporate governance and risk management issues. In this role, she formulated EY's policies to implement various legal and regulatory changes affecting the audit profession, including the Companies Act 2006 and the 2012 Corporate Governance Code.