2017 WCD EMEA Institute

Leadership principles for Boards: Rebuilding Trust in Business and Institutions
October 24-25, 2017
Madrid, Spain

Hosted by KPMG Spain

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Location: KPMG Madrid Office
Paseo de la Castellana 259C
28046 Madrid, Spain

11:30 – 12:30

WCD Chapter Chair Meeting

Kindly note, this meeting is limited to Chapter Chairs only.

13:00 – 13:45

Registration, Greetings, and Networking

Light lunch provided

13:45 – 14:00

Opening of the EMEA Institutes

  • Susan Stautberg (United States), Chairman and CEO, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation; Co-Author; Women on Board


Bus to Rafael del Pino Auditorium for Panel Discussions

Location: Rafael del Pino Auditorium
Calle Rafael Calvo, 39A 
28010 Madrid, Spain

15:00 – 16:15

Panel 1: From Brexit to Trump: What Does the Increasingly Complex Geopolitical Landscape Mean for Boards and Directors?

  • Meredith Sumpter (United States), Director, Asia at Eurasia Group
  • Candace Johnson (Luxembourg), Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral Teleport Europe, Europe Online, Success Europe, VATM, Global Telecom Women's Network, Global Board Ready Women, Oceania Women's Network Satellite; President, EBAN (European Business Angels Network); Board Member, SES-Imagotag (SESL)
  • Di Landau (United States), CEO, Global Resources, Inc.; Board Chair, James&Co.; WCD Member
  • Elena Pisonero (Spain), Chairwoman, Hispasat; Director, Hisdesat and PRISA
  • Melanie Richards (United Kingdom), Deputy Chair and Board Member, KPMG UK; WCD Chapter Chair

16:15 – 16:30


16:30 – 17:30

Panel 2: How Are Boards Responding to the Technology Imperative?

  • Annalisa Gigante (Switzerland), Board Member Foundation for Learning; former CTO LafargeHolcim and ExCo member Adecco Group; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Jannet Atika (Kenya), Director of Customer Operations, Safaricom Limited; WCD Member
  • Nilsa Guerrero-Mahon (Puerto Rico), Director, NioCorp Developments, LTD; Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Centura Health Mountains & North Denver Operating Group; Vice Chair of the Colorado Financial Services Commission Board; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Dr. Heike Hanagarth (Germany), Supervisory Board Member, LANXESS AG; former Board Member, Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Amparo Moraleda (Spain), Director, Airbus Group, CaixaBank, Solvay, Faurecia, and Vodafone Group Plc

17:30 – 17:45


17:45 – 18:25

A Conversation With:

  • Halla Tomasdottir (Iceland), Director & former Presidential Candidate; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Interviewed by Nancy Calderon (United States), Global Lead Partner, KPMG LLP; Director, Global Delivery Center, Ltd., KPMG India; Director, WCD Foundation; Co-Author of Women on Board

18:25 – 18:30

Closing of the Day

  • Melanie Richards (United Kingdom), Deputy Chair and Board Member, KPMG UK; WCD Chapter Chair

18:30 – 19:30

Cocktail Reception


Bus to the Prado Museum for Roundtable Dinner Event (optional program item)

Location: Prado Museum
Paseo del Prado s/n
28014 Madrid, Spain


Registration at the Prado Museum

20:30 – 21:30

Tours of the Prado Museum

21:30 – 23:00

Roundtable Dinner Event (optional program item) at Musas Hall, the Prado Museum

  • Socorro Fernández Larrea (Spain), CEO, JUSTNOW; Director. Red Eléctrica de España; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Montserrat Trape (Spain), Member of the Board and Partner, KPMG; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Ciska Knight (United Kingdom), Director, Global Sales and Markets, KPMG

23:00- 23:20

Bus from the Prado Museum to Hotel

Location: Hesperia Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana, 57
28046 Madrid, Spain

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Location: Rafael del Pino Auditorium
Calle Rafael Calvo, 39A 
28010 Madrid, Spain

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Greetings, and Networking

Continental breakfast provided

9:00 – 9:10

Opening of the Day

9:10 – 10:10

Panel 3: Strategic Investor Management: Comparative Approaches Across EMEA

  • Jose Luis Blasco Vázquez (Spain) (Moderator), Partner, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Global Head for Sustainability Services; KPMG
  • Jen Braswell (United Kingdom), Corporate Strategy Lead, CDC Group plc
  • Marina Brogi (Italy), Director, Luxottica Group and Salini Impregilo; Full Professor of International Banking and Capital Markets, Sapienza University; WCD Family Business Co-chair, WCD Chapter Chair and Advisory Board Member
  • Marlene Uetz (Switzerland), Managing Director, I.J. Martin & Co Pte Ltd; Director, I.J. Martin & Co Ltd; former Board member BSCC, WCD Member

10:10 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:15

A Conversation With:

  • Susan Stautberg (United States), Chairman and CEO, WCD Foundation; Co-author of Women on Board
  • Susan Keating (United States), President and CEO of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC); WCD Member
  • Interviewed by: Kapila Anand (United States), Director, Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality Retired Partner and Senior Advisor, KPMG LLP; WCD Chapter Chair and Lead Director, WCD Foundation

11:15 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:30

Panel 4: Trust and Transparency: How Do Boards Show Leadership in Rebuilding Broken Trust?

  • Maya Makanjee (South Africa) (Moderator), Director Tiger Brands Limited; Director Mpact Limited; Director AIG South Africa Limited; Director AIG Life South Africa Limited; Trustee Nelson Mandela Foundation
  • Leyla Alaton (Turkey), Board Member, Alarko Group of Companies; Deputy CEO, Alvimedica Medical Technologies Group; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Monique G.M. van Dijken Eeuwijk (Netherlands), Counsel and Chair, Benelux Sector Team Professional Services Firms, NautaDutilh
  • Hixonia Nyasulu (South Africa), Founder and Executive Chairman, Ayavuna Women's Investments; Non-Executive Director, Unilever

12:30 – 12:40

Closing of the EMEA Institute

  • Susan Stautberg (United States), Chairman and CEO, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation; Co-author of Women on Board

12:40 – 14:00

Walk to Luncheon

Location: Luzi Bombón Restaurant
Paseo de la Castellana, 35