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SGS appoints new members to Board of Directors

Mar '19
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SGS has appointed new members to its Board of Directors during its recently held 2019 annual general meeting. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. With more than 97,000 employees, the company, which is headquartered in Switzerland, operates a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories globally.

The company has named Peter Kalantzis as the chairman of the Board of Directors for a term of one year, ending on the date of the 2020 annual general meeting. Kalantzis was acting chairman of the Board of Directors since the passing of Sergio Marchionne in July 2018. Three new board members were also elected for a one year term; Luitpold von Finck, Calvin Grieder, and Kory Sorenson.

Luitpold von Finck’s educational background is in the banking sector. He was successfully involved in various parts of the von Finck family business, including real estate and mid-sized industrial companies. From 2000 onwards, von Finck focused his activities on the Mövenpick Group in Switzerland and its diversified international operations, and became the owner of the company in 2005.

Calvin Grieder holds a Master of Science degree from the ETH Zurich and has completed an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard University. In 1980, he started his career as marketing manager at Georg Fischer in Switzerland and continued in various executive positions at Swiss and German companies. These included Swiss Industrial Company (SIG) and Swisscom Telecom, where he served as head of the mobile and internet business and member of the executive board. He was CEO of Bühler, an international engineering group, from 2001 to 2016.

Kory Sorenson has a DESS in corporate finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a master’s degree in applied economics from the Universite de Paris – Dauphine. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in econometrics and political science from the American University in Washington, D.C., a certificate in governance from Harvard Executive Education, and a certificate in leadership and governance from INSEAD.

Sorenson was managing director, head of insurance capital markets of Barclays Capital, and held senior positions in the capital markets and the financial institutions divisions of Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley. (GK)

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