Mr. Aubertin has held senior leadership positions at a range of European-based industrial and services businesses. From 2014-2017, Mr. Aubertin served as CEO of CG Power, the electrical equipment and systems group. Prior to this, he was CEO of Doosan Power Systems, the power engineering firm, from 2010 to 2013. Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Aubertin was a senior executive of Alstom, provider of integrated transport systems, equipment, and services, first as senior vice president of Alstom Power, Global Sales and Marketing, and later as managing director of Alstom Energy and Environment Systems Group, a boiler, power, and environment control systems business with €3 billion in sales and 10,000 employees in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Prior to Alstom, Mr. Aubertin served as president of the telecommunication satellites division of EADS Astrium, having previously occupied several leadership positions at Matra Marconi Space.
CPA Toulouse (M.B.A.), ISAE Supaero School of Aerospace Engineering
Mr. Belingard is a senior executive with a successful career leading global pharmaceutical healthcare businesses. He has 40 years of managerial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including at Biomérieux as chairman and CEO, Ipsen Group as chairman and CEO, Roche Diagnostics as CEO, Hoffmann-La Roche Group as a member of the corporate executive committee, Biomérieux-Pierre Fabre Group as general manager, and Merck & Co. in various leadership roles. He also served as chairman of “FEFIS”, the French Federation of Health Industries (Fédération Française des Industries de Santé) from 2016 to 2019. He is a recipient of the Légion d’Honneur and the Ordre National du Mérite.
Cornell University (M.B.A.), HEC (M.S.)
Micaela N. Bulich
Ms. Bulich has more than 30 years’ experience as a strategy and execution leader of supply chains for highly engineered products in global businesses. Most recently, she served as VP, global supply chain for GE Renewable Energy’s $8 billion onshore wind business, where her responsibilities included supply chain strategy, sourcing, planning, manufacturing, logistics, and safety. Ms. Bulich’s other roles at GE included vice president of sourcing procuring $25 billion in materials and services for GE Energy; senior executive, quality and regulatory compliance for GE Energy; and senior executive, global supply chain for GE’s $8 billion plastics business. Prior to GE, she spent ten years at DuPont in supply chain and engineering roles. Ms. Bulich began her career as a flight controls engineer at Sikorsky Helicopter. She serves on the board of Hypertherm. Ms. Bulich is passionate about creating high performance, diverse teams and serves on the board of advisors for AWESOME, a nonprofit working on the advancement of women in senior supply chain roles.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., electrical engineering), University of Hartford (B.S., electrical engineering)
William J. Conaty
Mr. Conaty spent 40 years with the General Electric Company, where he served as the senior vice president of corporate human resources from 1993 until 2007. In this capacity, he was responsible for all human resources activities for GE’s 330,000 employees worldwide. He is the co-author of The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers, which was published in 2010. He serves as the chair of the board of trustees at Bryant University and is on the advisory board of Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. He chaired the National Academy of Human Resources and the Human Resource Policy Association from 2001 to 2007.
Raymond L. Conner
Mr. Conner began his 40-year career at Boeing as a 727 mechanic and rose to become vice chairman, where most recently he led the implementation of “One Boeing,” a strategic initiative that created a single integrated services business and commercial airplanes product developer. Mr. Conner served as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the company’s largest division. Prior to that, he led sales, marketing, and commercial services and served as vice president and general manager of supply chain management and operations within the commercial airplane division, as well as vice president and general manager of many of Boeing’s key aircraft programs and vice president of Boeing’s Propulsion Systems division.
University of Puget Sound (M.B.A.), Central Washington University
Mr. Deschamps is the chairman and CEO of Entrepreneurs LLP based in London. He is a member and prior chairman of the board of Diversey, a global leader of hygiene and sanitation products, services, and solutions to the institutional and industrial markets. Previously, he served as chairman of the advisory board of Kloeckner Pentaplast, one of the world’s largest suppliers of films for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, electronics, and general packaging, and, from 2008 to 2011, as group managing partner of 3i plc (London). He served as a CD&R Operating Partner from 2002 to 2007 during which time he was chairman and CEO of Brakes and played a key role in the Firm’s investments in Culligan, Rexel, and VWR. Mr. Deschamps also served as president and chief operating officer of Ecolab, a Fortune 100 company with more than $14 billion in revenue. During his ten years in Germany, he served as CEO of Henkel Industrial Adhesives Worldwide and president and CEO of Teroson Gmbh and Henkel Ecolab. Mr. Deschamps also served as chairman and CEO of his family-owned specialty chemical company, SAIM, in France. He is a member of the board of the William Pitt Committee of Chatham House, a knight of the Legion d’honneur, France, and past president of the French Foreign Trade Advisors in the UK.
ISG Paris (M.B.A., marketing, finance)
Mr. Dineen served for 28 years at General Electric Company, most recently as senior vice president and CEO of GE’s $18 billion healthcare business, where he was at the forefront of shaping patient care by providing transformational medical technologies and services. He is chairman of Syneos Health and serves on the board of Cognizant. Mr. Dineen joined GE in 1986 as a telecommunication engineer and went on to hold a variety of leadership positions around the world, including president and CEO of GE Transportation, president of GE Plastics, and general manager of GE Power Equipment and GE Appliances, Microwave, and Air-Conditioning.
University of Vermont (B.S., biological sciences, computer science)
Mr. Festa is the former chairman and CEO of W.R. Grace & Company. He joined Grace as president and COO in 2003 and went on to serve as CEO until 2018 and chairman until 2019. He is credited with leading W.R. Grace’s operational turnaround, including repositioning the company’s business portfolio by spinning off its construction chemicals and packaging operations and integrating 27 acquisitions, expanding into emerging markets, and pursuing significant organic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Grace, Mr. Festa was president and CEO of ICG, Commerce Inc. Previously, he held a number of leadership roles at the AlliedSignal Corporation, including president of e-business, vice president and GM of performance fibers and chemical intermediaries, and vice president over business development of the polymers division and of the specialty chemicals division. Mr. Festa began his business career in finance at GE and over a subsequent 12-year period held numerous financial positions, primarily within the aerospace division. He is a board member of the home construction company NVR Inc.
State University of New York (B.S., finance)
Mr. FitzGerald is the former CEO of UDG Healthcare plc, the leading international provider of clinical, commercial, communication, and packaging services to the healthcare industry. During his tenure as CEO from 2000 to 2016, he expanded the business from a mainly Ireland-based distribution services business into a multi-faceted and multi-national healthcare services group, operating across 20 countries. During that period, the company’s market capitalization increased by more than 500 percent and earnings grew at a compound annual rate of more than 20 percent. Mr. FitzGerald is credited with leading and seamlessly integrating more than 30 acquisitions into the parent company.
Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (M.Sc., business studies), University College Dublin (B.Comm.)
Lewis Hay, III
Mr. Hay is the former chairman, president, and CEO of NextEra Energy, Inc., one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies and the largest renewable energy generator in North America. During his tenure, NextEra more than doubled its operating income, more than tripled its market capitalization, and consistently outperformed the S&P 500 and S&P Utilities Index. Mr. Hay is a past chairman of both the Edison Electric Institute, the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Mr. Hay serves on the boards of directors of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Harris Corporation) and Anthem, Inc., and is a former member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He previously served on the Capital One Financial Corporation Board of Directors for 16 years.
Carnegie Mellon University (M.S., industrial administration), Lehigh University (B.S., electrical engineering)
Yong Hak Huh
Mr. Huh is founder and CEO of First Bridge Strategy Limited. Prior to establishing First Bridge in 2015, Mr. Huh was the first chief investment officer of private markets and direct investment at Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) from 2008 to 2014. At HKMA, he pioneered and managed an alternative asset portfolio comprised of a diverse range of private equity funds, co-investments, secondaries, distressed credit, technology venture funds, and real estate on a global basis. Prior to HKMA, Mr. Huh was head of Financial Institutions Group for Asia and head of Korea Investment Banking Division of HSBC from 2004 to 2008. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Huh was a partner at Olympus Capital, a private equity firm focused on Asian investments. Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan for 18 years in various senior positions in New York, Seoul, and Hong Kong, including as head of M&A, Asia-Pacific and head of Korea. Mr. Huh currently serves as a director of Shinhan Financial Group, the largest financial services holding company in Korea.
Stanford Graduate School of Business (Executive Education Program), Columbia University (M.I.A.), Korea University (B.A., political science, diplomacy)
Mr. Johri is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he was one of the key executives driving the strategic transformation of UTC from a conglomerate into three focused global leaders in aerospace & defense, elevator, and HVAC & fire and security industries. He spent over 30 years at UTC across multiple divisions and Corporate Headquarters. Among significant roles, he was the CFO for UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, led UTC’s Investor Relations and FP&A groups, and was CFO for UTC Fire & Security segment. He was also the Chief Financial Officer for Pall Corporation, a publicly traded global leader in filtration, separation and purification solutions, during 2013 and 2014. Mr. Johri currently serves as a director on the Boards of Cardinal Health and the Boeing Company. He is also on the Board of the Connecticut Forum, a non-profit focused on building bridges across the Connecticut community.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (M.B.A.)
Mr. Kindle served as a CD&R partner from 2008 until 2015, when he transitioned to his role as an operating advisor. He is the former chairman of BCA and Exova. Previously, he was president and CEO of ABB Ltd, the world's leading supplier of electrical and automation equipment, systems, and services. Prior to joining ABB, Mr. Kindle served as president and CEO of Sulzer Ltd, a global industrial engineering and manufacturing company, from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Kindle also served at McKinsey & Company in New York and Zurich. He is chairman of VZ Holding Ltd, vice-chairman of Schneider-Electric SA, and a member of the board of Stadler Rail Ltd.
Northwestern University (M.B.A.); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (M.Sc., engineering)
Sir Terence P. Leahy
Sir Leahy became a senior advisor to CD&R in 2011 and is based in London. In his 32-year career at Tesco plc, Sir Leahy helped to transform the company into the third-largest retailer in the world, serving in several senior positions including CEO from 1997 to 2011. During his CEO tenure, Tesco quadrupled both sales and profits, and expanded into new products, store formats, lines of business, and geographies. Sir Leahy was chancellor of UMIST, his alma mater, from 2002 until 2004, when he became a co-chancellor of the newly-formed University of Manchester.
Cranfield University (D.Sc.), University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Mr Lund is chairman of BP plc and Novo Nordisk, and serves as operating advisor to CD&R. He served as chief executive of BG Group plc, UK, from 2015 to 2016 when the company was acquired by Shell. Prior to that Mr. Lund served as president and CEO of Equinor (fka Statoil) from 2004 to 2014. From 2002 to 2004, he served as president and CEO of Aker Kvaerner, an industrial conglomerate with operations in oil and gas, engineering and construction, pulp and paper, and shipbuilding. Prior to this, Mr. Lund has also held executive positions in Aker RGI, an industrial holding company, and Hafslund Nycomed, an industrial group with business activities in pharmaceuticals and energy. He has worked as consultant for McKinsey & Company and served as a member of the boards of Nokia (2011-14) and Schlumberger (2016-18). Mr. Lund currently serves on the board of Tjaldur, Faroe Islands.
INSEAD (M.B.A.), Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration (M.A., economics)
Mr. Luthra’s career has included senior leadership positions across four decades and a range of Indian and multinational corporations. He has spent 18 years at Mahindra & Mahindra, serving first as executive vice president of corporate strategy and then as executive chairman of Mahindra CIE, a listed auto company. He started his career at IBM, spent 18 years as CFO & COO of Ballarpur Industries Limited, and served as the founding CEO of Barings Private Equity Partners India before becoming CEO of Essar Telecom, engineering its merger with Hutchison Whampoa.
Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Program); Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
W. James McNerney, Jr.
Mr. McNerney became a senior advisor to CD&R in 2016 after holding senior leadership positions at some of the most recognized global companies. He served as chairman and CEO of the Boeing Company from 2005 to 2015 and chairman and CEO of 3M Company from 2000 to 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. McNerney held a range of senior executive positions at General Electric between 1982 and 2000, including president and CEO of GE Aircraft Engines, president of GE Lighting, president of GE Asia-Pacific, and president and CEO of GE Electrical Distribution and Control. Before joining GE, Mr. McNerney worked at Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Company. Mr. McNerney currently serves as a director of Procter & Gamble.
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.), Yale University (B.A.)
Sir Richard L. Olver
Sir Richard served as chairman of BAE Systems, the global defense and aerospace company, from 2004 to 2014. Previously, he had a 30-year career at BP culminating in his appointment as deputy group chief executive in 2003. He was a non-executive director of Reuters and Thomson Reuters from 1997 to 2008. Sir Richard is an advisor to HSBC Bank and chairman of a private oil and gas company. He is a former member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and a former UK Business Ambassador. He is a member of the GLF Global Leadership Foundation and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, from which he was awarded the President’s Medal in 2015. Sir Richard was also awarded the prestigious Non-Executive Director of the Year Award at the 6th annual NED Awards in 2012.
City University London (Honorary Doctorate); Cranfield University (Honorary Doctorate); University of Virginia Darden Business School; City University (First Class Honours, civil engineering)
Mr. Pitts served as the vice chairman of Tenet Healthcare Corporation from 2013 until 2019. He joined Tenet from Vanguard Health Systems, where he also served as vice chairman. Prior to joining Vanguard, he served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Mariner Post-Acute Network, a post-acute services group that operated nursing homes, long-term acute-care hospitals, sub-acute assisted living facilities, and institutional pharmacies and provided therapy and rehabilitation staffing services. In addition, Mr. Pitts served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for OrNda HealthCorp, a predecessor of Tenet. Prior to joining OrNda, he was a consultant to healthcare organizations, including as a partner in Ernst & Young’s healthcare consulting practice. He is a member in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of CPAs, and served three terms as the chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the industry association that represents investor-owned hospitals.
University of Florida (B.S., business administration), CPA
Paul S. Pressler
Mr. Pressler joined CD&R in 2009 and served as a partner until 2020. He played the lead operating role in the Firm’s investments in AssuraMed and SiteOne Landscape Supply, serving as chairman of both companies until CD&R’s exit. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Pressler served as president and CEO of Gap Inc. Previously, he spent 15 years in senior leadership roles with the Walt Disney Company, including chairman of the global theme park and resorts division, president of Disneyland, and president of the Disney Stores. Mr. Pressler serves on the board of eBay Inc.
The State University of New York College at Oneonta (B.S., business economics)
Sir Nigel Rudd, DL
Sir Nigel is chairman of BBA Aviation, Meggitt, Business Growth Fund, and Sappi Limited. Previously, he was chairman of Pilkington, Alliance Boots, Pendragon, Invensys and non-executive director and latterly deputy chairman of Barclays Bank and Barclays plc. He is a deputy lieutenant of Derbyshire and a former chancellor of Loughborough University.
Mr. Scheible is the former chairman and CEO of Graphic Packaging International, the world’s largest manufacturer of paper-based folding cartons for the consumer food and beverage markets. Mr. Scheible served as CEO of Graphic Packaging from 2007 to 2016 and chairman of the board from 2013 to 2016. From 1999 to 2007, he held various senior leadership positions including chief operating officer and executive vice president of commercial operations. Before joining Graphic Packaging, Mr. Scheible held senior leadership positions at Avery Dennison Corporation after starting his career at B.F. Goodrich Corporation. RISI, an information provider for the global forest products industry, named Mr. Scheible the 2015 North American CEO of the Year. He was also named PaperAge magazine’s Executive Papermaker of the Year and the E&Y 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southeast for industrials. Mr. Scheible currently serves as chairman of Benchmark Electronics Inc. and on the boards of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc., Fort Dearborn, Learn4Life, and Georgia Partners in Education.
Purdue University (M.S.I.A., finance, B.S., biochemistry)
In a career that has spanned over 45 years at Bayer, Dr. Schneider held several positions including chairman of the board of management and chairman of the supervisory board. He is chairman of the supervisory boards of Linde AG, the industrial engineering company, and RWE AG, the utility company. Dr. Schneider joined Bayer AG in 1966. After working in the organization, auditing and cost accounting departments, in 1971 he was appointed head of the finance and accounting department of Bayer AG subsidiary, Duisburger Kupferhütte. In 1984, he became head of regional coordination, corporate auditing and controlling within the corporate staff division in Leverkusen. Dr. Schneider joined the board of management in 1987 and served for ten years as chairman of the board of management beginning in 1992, when he also became chairman of the board committee for corporate coordination. In 2002 he became chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer AG, holding this office until 2012. Mr. Schneider served as president of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) from 1999 until 2001.
Aachen Technical University (Ph.D.); Universities of Freiburg, Hamburg, Cologne (business management)
Mr. Schnepp is the former chairman and CEO of Legrand SA. Under his leadership from 2006 through 2018, Legrand grew revenue from approximately 3.7 billion euro to 6 billion euro and net profit from 255 million euro to 772 million euro. During this period, Mr. Schnepp broadened Legrand’s product offering from primarily European markets to a global portfolio of electrical and digital infrastructure solutions, drove Legrand’s expansion into the US as well as into emerging markets, including China, Brazil, and India, as well as an acquisition strategy which added approximately $2 billion in revenue. He serves as a director of Saint-Gobain and Sanofi and is a member of the supervisory board of PSA. Mr. Schnepp began his career at Merrill Lynch before serving as Legrand’s deputy chief financial officer and later chief financial officer. He was twice awarded “Manager of the Year” by Challenges magazine and thrice among the “Best 100 CEOs” by Harvard Business Review. Mr. Schnepp is a member of the executive committee of the employer association MEDEF, chairman of the French Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries (FIEEC), chairman of the ESG Commission, a recipient of The Order of Légion d’Honneur, and was awarded the National Order of Merit in 2012.
Mr. Seral is the former vice president and CIO for GE Energy, where he led a global team responsible for implementing IT and digital strategies with solutions and global information tools to drive business and customer growth. His responsibilities encompassed ERPs, cloud infrastructure, global networks, customer applications, and cyber-security. Mr. Seral began his career with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority where he was responsible for designing and implementing criminal justice IT solutions. He joined GE in 1982 and served in seven business CIO roles over 30 years, including Auto Auctions, Railcar Services, Auto Financial Services, GE Lighting, and GE Plastics. He became an officer of GE in 2000 and joined GE Energy in 2002 as the CIO. He also assumed the CIO role of GE Infrastructure, which included GE Energy, Aviation, and Transportation for several years to drive IT consolidation across three major businesses. Mr. Seral was the Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2013, as well as the Georgia CIO of the year in 2004. He serves on the boards of Softtek and Tech Mahindra.
Keller Graduate School (M.B.A., marketing, finance), University of Illinois (B.S., math, computer science)
Mr. Stroup served as the Executive Chairman of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a global supplier of specialty networking solutions for broadband, enterprise, and industrial markets from May 2020 to February 2021. Prior to his role as Executive Chairman, Mr. Stroup had been the President and Chief Executive Officer since 2005. Prior to joining Belden, Mr. Stroup was employed by Danaher Corporation. He initially served as Vice President, Business Development and was promoted to President of a division of Danaher’s Motion Group and later to Group Executive of the Motion Group. Prior to his time at Danaher, he was Vice President of Marketing with Scientific Technologies Inc. In addition to Belden, Mr. Stroup is a director of Barry-Wehmiller, Crane (NYSE: CR), Rexnord (NYSE: RXN), and Tenneco (TEN).
B.S., Northwestern University (B.S., mechanical engineering), University of California-Berkeley (M.B.A.)
Mr. VanArsdale served at Eaton Corporation for 27 years, most recently as president of the hydraulics, filtration and golf grip group, which generated more than $3 billion in sales and employed 14,500 people across nearly 70 facilities. Mr. VanArsdale began his career with Eaton in 1973 as a sales engineer, followed by leadership roles at Siemens Automation and Rockwell Automation. He returned to Eaton in 1999 to lead the $1 billion electrical components operation. In 2004 he was asked to facilitate the turnaround of the hydraulics group, which more than doubled in size and improved profitability by more than 1,300 basis points under his leadership. He served on the Eaton chairman’s Senior Leadership Council and worked to develop policies, procedures, and messaging around ethics at Eaton, resulting in the company being recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for eight years in a row.
Villanova University (B.S., electrical engineering)
Ronald A. Williams
Mr. Williams served as both chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and as chairman from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining Aetna, Mr. Williams was president of the large group division at WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and president of the company’s Blue Cross of California subsidiary. Mr. Williams served as a member of President Obama’s Management Advisory Board from 2011 to 2017. He serves on the boards of directors of the Boeing Company, Johnson & Johnson, and American Express Company, as well as the boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and NAF (National Academy Foundation).
MIT Sloan School of Management (M.S., management), Roosevelt University