Global Leadership Council

Sam Laidlaw
Sam Laidlaw, Chairman

The Global Leadership Council serves as a sounding board for the School.

We are extremely fortunate that our board includes global business leaders from across industries. 

We are grateful for their engagement in the life of the School.

Chair: Sam Laidlaw, Chairman, Neptune Energy; former CEO, Centrica


  • Bill Ackman, CEO, Pershing Square Capital
  • Angela Ahrendts, Chair of the Board, Save the Children International; former CEO Burberry & SVP of Retail and Online Stores Apple
  • Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ignia Partners
  • Vindi Banga, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; former Chairman, Hindustan Unilever Ltd
  • Wendy Becker, Chair of the Board, Logitech; former Chief Executive, Jack Wills
  • Vivienne Cox, Chairman Supervisory Board, Vallourec; former Executive Vice-President of BP Gas, Power and Renewables business
  • Sergio Ermotti, Chairman of Swiss Re; former Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS
  • Moya Greene, Non-Executive Director, Easyjet; former Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail
  • Sam Gyimah, Non-Executive Director, Goldman Sachs International; former UK MP and Minister for Innovation, Technology, Research and Higher Education
  • Vivian Hunt, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Jamal bin Huwaireb, Cultural Advisor to the Government of Dubai and Managing Director, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation
  • Yvonne Ike, Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA) Bank of America
  • Tina Ju, Founding and Managing Partner, KPCB China and TDF Capital
  • Robert Kapito, President, BlackRock
  • Rasha Khawaja, Founder and CEO, Toucan Ventures Ltd
  • Scott Malkin, Founder and Chairman, Value Retail
  • John Manzoni, Non-Executive Director Diageo; former Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office and Chief Executive, Civil Service
  • Hiro Mizuno, United Nations Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments; former Chief Investment Officer of the Japan Government Pension Investment Fund
  • Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen
  • Arunma Oteh, Executive-in-Residence, Saïd Business School; former Vice-President and Treasurer, World Bank
  • Paul Polman, Founder and CEO, Imagine; former CEO of Unilever
  • Khaled Said, Managing Partner, Capital Generation Partners LLP
  • Wafic Saïd, Saïd Holdings
  • Geoff Skingsley, Chairman, L’Oréal UK and Ireland
  • Howard Stringer, Non-Executive Chairman, Atrium TV; former Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation
  • Ning Tang, Founder and CEO, CreditEase
  • Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
  • Michael Warren, Managing Principal and CEO, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Miles Young, Warden, New College, University of Oxford; former Chairman and CEO, Ogilvy and Mather
  • Laura Cha, Chairman of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearings Ltd.