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IMD Supervisory Board
The IMD Supervisory Board is presided over by the Chairman of the Foundation Board. The Foundation Board appoints the Supervisory Board from among its members to support, challenge, and supervise IMD’s operations.
The Supervisory Board has overall responsibility for IMD’s vision, strategy, and management to support its success in the marketplace. It is responsible, along with the Foundation Board, for governance at IMD, as well as ensuring the organization remains relevant to the evolving needs of the global corporate community.
The IMD Supervisory Board consists of at least three members and is presided over by the Chairman of the Foundation Board.
Gilbert Achermann is Chair at Straumann, the global leader in implant dentistry, and a board member at Julius Bär, the private bank, Ypsomed, a selfcare solutions company, and Vifor, a pharma company. In addition, he is a jury member at Venture Kick and member of the Board at the Swiss MedTech association.
Hana Al Rostamani is Group CEO at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB). As the only female Group CEO of a major UAE-headquartered bank and publicly listed corporation within the UAE, Al Rostamani is recognized for being a change leader and for her forward-thinking vision with a focus on embedding a culture of innovation and diversity and inclusion in her leadership.
Liselott Kilaas is Chair at Coala Life. She has over 20 years of international top management experience, resulting in a proven track record in strategic and operational performance development across a broad spectrum of businesses. During the last 10 years she worked in the healthcare sector and was CEO at Aleris from 2013–2017.
Jørgen Vig Knudstorp is Executive Chair at LEGO Brand Group and a member of the board at LEGO A/S. He also holds positions as member of the board at Starbucks and Merlin Entertainments Limited, and as Chair at BrainPOP.
Damien O’Brien is a non-executive director at Ardagh Group and St Vincent’s Health Australia. He has enjoyed a global career with roles in China, Sydney, Paris, London, and Zurich. His current boards include Ardagh Metal Packaging SA in the US, Ardagh Group SA, and the Advisory Board of Conduit Funds Management in Sydney.
Woods Staton is Executive Chair at Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO), the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee. Arcos Dorados operates or franchises more than 2,200 restaurants, with over 100,000 employees and greater than US$3bn in revenue across 20 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean.