Past key note speakers at BICG events include H.E. Prime Minister of Lithuania - Andrius Kubilius, H.E. Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis and many more;
Greifeld assumed leadership of NASDAQ in 2003, when the company's primary business was operating one equity market in the U.S. Today, NASDAQ OMX is a leading participant in the exchange and technology sector, delivering trading, listing, financial market technology and public company services across six continents. Greifeld has been a strong advocate of modernizing exchanges and financial regulation to keep America's capital markets competitive. He has been outspoken on issues including Sarbanes Oxley, encouraging CEOs to embrace sound, modern regulation as consistent with good business practices. Greifeld is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City, an organization devoted to enhancing the local economy. He is Chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation, which supports emerging athletes and inner city youth athletics.
Anders Eldrup is Chairman of Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster and a board member of the Rockwool Foundation, Terma A/S, Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (foundation), Experimentarium and Technical University of Denmark - DTU. He was CEO of DONG Energy from 2001 until 2012.
He was previously Permanent Secretary of State at the Ministry of Finance, and since 2001 Eldrup has taken the position as CEO. First directing the Danish oil and gas company DONG (an abbreviation for Danish Oil and Natural Gas), then from 2006 CEO of DONG Energy - the result of one of Denmark’s largest mergers in history between DONG and five other Danish energy companies.
Lars G. Nordström
Lars G. Nordström was born in 1943, and is Chairman of the Board of Vattenfall, elected to the Board in 2011.
Professional experience: Group CEO and President of Posten Norden AB 2008-2011, prior to which he was a Director of TeliaSonera (2004-2010) and Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Royal Opera (2005-2009). Between 2002 and 2007, Lars was CEO and President of the Nordea Group. From 1970 to 1993 he held several positions at the Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, including acting as its Vice CEO from 1989.
Board Member: Lars G Nordström has held several executive positions: Director of Nordea Bank AB, Chairman of the Board of the Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Director of Viking Line Abp and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. He was also a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
After more than 25 years in the telecoms industry Jørgen Lindegaard was headhunted to become the CEO of SAS, where he oversaw a turbulent time in the international aviation industry including 9/11 and the deadly crash at Milan Linate of Scandinavian Airlines flight SK686 on October 8, 2001. He left the company in 2006 to become the CEO of the world's largest facilities management company, and Denmark's largest global employer, ISS A/S. ISS has more than 500.000 employees globally. Mr. Lindagaard left the role as CEO of ISS in 2010 to join the companys boards of directors.
Sten Scheibye is chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S. From 1995 to 2008 he was president and CEO of Coloplast A/S, Denmark. Before joining Coloplast in 1993, Mr Scheibye served as senior vice president, sales & marketing in Leo Pharma A/S, Denmark. He joined Leo Pharma in 1981. Mr Scheibye is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trade Council of Denmark, the Board of Governors of DTU (the Technical University of Denmark), the Danish Industry Foundation and a member of the boards of Gambro AB, Sweden, Rambøll Gruppen A/S, DADES A/S, RM Rich. Müller A/S, the Rich. Müller Foundation, the Aase and Ejnar Danielsen Foundation and the Knud Højgaards Foundation, all of Denmark. Furthermore, he is chairman of the Denmark-America Foundation and vice chairman of the Danish Fulbright Commission.
Mr. Dalborg is the Chairman of Nordea, the Swedish Corporate Governance Board and Uppsala University.He is also a board member of Axel Johnson AB, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and East European Economies (SITE) and the Stockholm Institute for Financial Research (SIFR).
Dr. Yılmaz Argüden
Dr. Argüden is a leading strategist, advisor, and board member of major public and private institutions, and NGOs. He is the Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a leading management consulting firm based in Istanbul. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild investment bank in Turkey. He has served on fifty different boards and is currently the Chairman or member of corporate governance committees of Coca Cola Icecek, Vestel, Yazici Holding, and Inmet Mining based in Toronto.
Daniela Weber-Rey is a Partner in the Law firm Clifford Chance and advises mainly German and international clients. She is a member of the Conseil d'Administration at BNP Paribas, Paris, since May 2008. Member of the German Corporate Governance Commission since July 2008 and a member of the management board of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association 2001 – 2005. Member of the Advisory Group on "Company Law and Corporate Governance" at the EU Commission since 2005. Member of the Expert Group "Removing obstacles to cross-border investments" at the EU Commission since 2006
Henning Dyremose has broad national and international management experience as the former CEO of TDC A/S and from other management post before that at Novo and DLH. He also has extensive experience of trade policy and economic affairs from having been a member of the Danish Parliament and served as both Labour Minister (1986-89) and Finance Minister (1989 -93). Mr Dyremose is or has been a Supervisory Board member or Chairman of many of the biggest Danish companies like TDC, Carlsberg, _e Confederation of Danish Industry, Gavdi, Danish Trade Council, Brdr. A & O Johansen A/S, KOFF A/S and Rosendahls Bogtrykkeri A/S
Sarah is a graduate of Cambridge University in the UK and qualified as a solicitor with Slaughter and May in London in 1998. Sarah joined Rothschild in 2001 and is a Director in the Investment Banking Division, Head of the Technical Team and a member of the Risk Committee. Sarah’s team advises on a range of transactions from pitch to execution, specialising in on-market M&A including UK Takeover Code, Listing and Disclosure Rules and financial regulation. Sarah is also responsible for global best practice at Rothschild.
Richard Frederick advises on issues of corporate governance and transparency mainly for the World Bank, the IFC, UNCTAD and the OECD. He was one of the principal authors of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, and a contributor to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guidance on Good Practices for Corporate Governance Disclosure, and other national and international codes of governance. Recently he has analyzed state-owned enterprise governance and worked on corporate governance codes in developing and emerging market economies.Mr. Frederick was involved in the privatization of state-owned enterprises for the Treuhandanstalt in the former East Germany and, while at KPMG, advised boards on executive remuneration schemes. Formerly a Principal Administrator at the OECD and the Director of Operations of the International Federation of Accountants, Mr. Frederick holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Pekka Timonen was a researcher and scholar in the University of Helsinki 1984 - 2001, Doctor of Laws 1997, Docent of Commercial Law in the University of Helsinki and Docent of Economics of Law in the University of Tampere. He has numerous publications in the field of Company Law, Corporate Governance and Legal Theory and several board memberships in both listed and non-listed Finnish companies.
He is currently working in the in Prime Minister´s Office, Ownership Steering Department. He formerly worked for the Ministry of Trade and Industry /State Shareholdings Unit with responsibility for the corporate governance of state-owned companies in Finland. He is Finnish delegate in OECD Steering Group of Corporate Governance and OECD Working Group of Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-owned ssets.
Chris Hodge is Head of the Corporate Governance Unit at the UK Financial Reporting Council, the independent regulator responsible for corporate reporting and governance. He is responsible for updating and monitoring the effectiveness of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance and related guidance on issues such as internal control and audit committees. Prior to joining the FRC in 2004 Chris held various positions in different Government Ministries
Mr. Raoul Hasselgren
Raoul Hasselgren is a very experienced Senior Executive, he has been a professional board member in 70 national and international companies, both private and public.
During his extensive management career he has worked as a CEO for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Unilever and Nordiska kompaniet NK.
Mr. Hasselgren is the main lecturer for the Stockholm Chambers of Commerce Board Member Education, and has educated more than 200 people as board members.
Mr. Hasselgren has an MBA as well as a PhD.
Mr. Flemming Lindeløv
Flemming Lindeløv (PhD) holds an MSc in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He has been the senior executive of a number of Denmark’s largest companies, including FDB, Tulip Meatpackers, Carlsberg and Royal Scandinavia. He gained substantial management experience over a period of 30 years from these positions and has been in charge of a number of successful acquisitions, mergers and rationalisation measures. Mr. Lindeløv is 60 years old.
Mr. Lindeløv is a very experienced board member of large companies, he was for more than 10 years the Chairman of the Board of the global Pharmaceutical company Lundbeck.
He is currently a very active board member of key Danish and international companies, among these he is the Chairman of the Board of Deltaq, a private equity fund. Mr. Lindeløv is currently member of the board of PARKEN Sport og Entertainment, Illums Bolighus and WEEE-System.