A Selection of Participants of the International Forum

Participants of The International Forum are a select group of business leaders from around the world.  Each participant is responsible for a major business as chief executive, is about to assume this role or is responsible for the international growth of their company.  A selection of participants is listed here by country and their titles are listed as they were last given and may in some cases not reflect recent changes.


From North America

Ms. Cynthia Carroll, President, Alumina, Alcan Inc., Canada

Mr. William Etherington, Chairman, CIBC, Canada

Mr. Richard Evans, COO, Alcan Inc., Canada

Mr. John S. Hunkin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC, Canada

Mr. Ron Lalonde, Senior Executive Vice President  & CAO, CIBC World Markets, Canada

Mr. Emery LeBlanc, Executive Vice President, Alumina & Primary Met, Alcan Inc., Canada

Mr. Jean Marc Lechêne,  Executive Vice Pres.  & President North American Cement, Lafarge, Canada

Mr. Marco Palmieri, President, Primary Metal, Asia Pacific, Alcan Primary Metal Group, Canada

Mr. Brian Shaw, Managing Director-Canadian Equities, CIBC-World Markets, Canada

Mr. Brian W. Sturgell, President, Aluminium Fabrication, Americas and Asia, Alcan Inc., Canada

Mr. Edwin Artzt, Former Chairman of Executive Committee, Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Mr. Fergus Balfour, President and CEO, Unilever Cosmetics International, USA

Ms. Kathleen P. Butler, Vice President, Global Sales & Technical Support, IBM Corporation, USA

Mr. Peter Cooke, Executive Vice President, Cement Division, Lafarge Corporation, USA

Mr. Ramon Fuenmayor, President, Pfizer Animal Health, USA

Mr. James Despain, Vice President, Track-Type Tractors Division, Caterpillar Inc., USA

Mr. Timothy L. Elder, Director, Corporate Public Affairs, Caterpillar Inc., USA

Mr. Michael Harnetty, Division Vice President, 3M Protective Materials, USA

Dr. Jay V. Ihlenfeld, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, 3M Company, USA

Dr. Masao Kato, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., USA

Mr. A.G. Lafley, Chairman and Chief Executive, Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Mr. James Jung Lee, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Pfizer Animal Health Group, USA

Mr. Pedro Lichtinger, President of Animal Health, Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Group, USA

Ms. Ann Livermore, President, HP Services, Hewlett Packard Company, USA

Mr. William G. Matthews, Vice President, Sales, 3M Industrial Markets, USA

Mr. Robert D. MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, 3M, USA

Dr. Ronald Mitsch, Vice Chairman (retired), 3M Company, USA

Mr. John E. Pepper, Chairman (retired), Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Mr. John Piecuch, Former President of US Operations, Lafarge Corporation, USA

Mr. William Robison, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc., USA

Ms. Virginia Rometty, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Global Services, IBM Corporation, USA

Mr. Jean-Pierre Rosso, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, CNH Global N.V., USA

Mr. Steven D. Shell, Business Director-Strategic Initiatives, Pfizer Animal Health, USA

Mr. James R. Stengel, Global Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Mr. Donald K. Schwanz, Chairman, President and CEO, CTS Corporation, USA

Mr. John A. Swainson. General Manager, IBM, USA

Mr. Larry J. Waisanen, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Lafarge Corporation, USA

Mr. Stephen M. Ward, Jr., President and CEO, Lenovo, USA


From Europe

Mr. Christoph Gelbmann, CEO, Skandia Austria Holding AG, Austria

Mr. Lode G. Beckers, Chairman and Managing Director, LOBO NV, Belgium

Mr. Bernard Cruycke, President, Barco Vision, Belgium

Mr. Rafaël Decaluwé, Former CEO, Bekaert, Belgium

Mr. Erik Dejonghe, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Barco N.V., Belgium

Mr. Bernard Dursin, President, Barco Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America, Belgium

Mr. Nicolas Tissot, Chief Financial Officer, Electrabel, Belgium

Mr. Bjørn Tretvoll, Senior Vice President, Norsk Hydro ASA, Belgium

Mr. Geert Van Haver, Vice President, Wire Europe, Bekaert Group, Belgium

Mr. Hugo Vandamme, Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Barco N.V., Belgium

Mr. Marc Vandecasteele, Group Executive Vice President, Bekaert N.V., Belgium

Mr. Luc Vandenbroucke, President, BarcoView, Belgium

Mr. Tapio Kuula, President, Power & Heat, Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Finland

Mr. Juha Laaksonen, Chief Financial Officer, Fortum, Finland

Ms. Christel Bories, President & CEO, Alcan Packaging - Pechiney S.A., France

Mr. Christophe Cros, COO, Suez Environment, France

Mr. François Jaclot, CFO, Interbrew, Belgium

Mr. Gérard Lamarche, Senior Vice President – Finance, Suez, France

Mr. Benoît Potier, Chairman & Chief Executive, Air Liquide S.A., France

Mr. Guillaume Roux, Executive Vice-President, Cement, Lafarge, France

Mr. Carl Fredrik Boheman, Head of Merchant Banking, SEB AG, Germany

Mr. Michael Diekmann, Chairman, Allianz AG, Germany

Mr. Heinz Dollberg, Executive Vice President, Deputy CEO, Asia Pacific, Allianz AG, Germany

Mr. Jürgen Fitschen, Member of the Board, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

Mr. Shunichi Nagai, Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi International GMBH (MIG), Germany

Mr. Heinz Reinsch, Director, Credit Risk Management, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

Dr. Manfred Stach, Africa Business Group President, Unilever Plc, Germany

Mr. Werner Steinmüller, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

Dr. Benno Freiherr von Canstein, Director, Allianz Versicherungs AG Postfach, Germany

Mr. Christoph von Nitzsch, Head of Key Accounts, Sandia Lebensversicherun, Germany

Dr. Norbert Wanninger, Head of Global Cash Management, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

Dr. Jan-Hinrich Clasen, Senior Vice President, Norske Skog, Norway

Mr. Thorleif Enger, Executive Vice President, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Mr. Jan Løkling, President, Hydro Business Partner, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Mr. Leiv L. Nergaard, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Mr. Jon-Harald Nilsen, President, Norsk Hydro, Norway

Mr. Per Anders Oksum, Senior VP Health, Safety, Security & Environment, Norsk Hydro, Norway

Mr. Jan A. Oksum, President and CEO, Norske Skog, Norway

Mr. John Ove Ottestad, Chief Financial Officer, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Mr. Jan Reinås, President, Norske Skogindustrier ASA, Norway

Mr. Eivind Reiten, President & CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Mr. Tor Kristian Authen, Vice President Asia, Technology & Projects, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Mr. John Abrahamson, CEO, Enskilda Securities, Sweden

Mr. Fredrik Barnekow, Global Head of Securities Finance, SEB, Sweden

Mr. Robert Bergqvist, Global Head Trading Strategy, SEB, Sweden

Ms. Annika Falkengren, President and Group Chief Executive, SEB, Sweden

Mr. Håkan Eriksson, Senior Vice President, Global Services, Scania, Sweden

Mr. Lennart Hjelte, Senior Vice President, Scania, Sweden

Ms. Ulrika Nilsson, Head of South Scania, SEB, Sweden

Mr. Lars Orehall, Senior Vice President, Scania, Sweden

Mr. Gunnar Rustad, Group Vice President, Scania AB, Sweden

Mr. Per-Olov Svedlund, Senior Vice President, Scania, Sweden

Mr. Michael Wolf, Chief Financial Officer, Skandia, Sweden

Mr. Aniruddha Lahiri, Senior Vice PresidentUnilever N.V., The Netherlands

Mr. Bernard Deloménie, CEO, Horwath Hospitality & Leisure Ltd, United Kingdom

Mr. James W. Leng, Chairman, Corus, United Kingdom

Mr. Jack MacLachlan, Manufacturing Director Corus Strip Products, Corus, United Kingdom

Mr. Frank P. Royle, Director of Finance, Corus, United Kingdom

Mr. Ian L. Rushby, Vice President and General Auditor, BP P.L.C, United Kingdom

Mr. Gary Schmalzriedt, President and Chief Executive Officer, ACE European Group, United Kingdom

Mr. Heesang Soong, Managing Director, CapitaLand UK Holdings Li, United Kingdom

Mr. Brian Stevenson, Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, UK

Mr. Pim Vervaat, Finance Controller, Corus Colors, United Kingdom

Mr. T. Glyn Wheeler, Managing Director, Construction & Industrial, Corus, United Kingdom


from Asia

Mr. John Bassetto, President and CEO, ACE Asia Pacific, Australia

Mr. Oliver Brinkmann, Head, Global Relationship Mgmt Corporates, Deutsche Bank AG, China

Mr. Alexandre Gomes, CEO, Alcan Ningxia Aluminum Co. Ltd. (Alcan Inc.), China

Mr. Nobumasa Hirata, President, Toshiba (China) Co., Ltd., China

Mr. Hirotoshi Iwaki, Executive Assistant to Managing Director for China, Mitsubishi Corporation, China

Mr. Bruno Lemagne, President, China Group, Unilever, China

Mr. Ming Yan Lim, President, China Residential, CapitaLand China, China

Mr. Hiroshi Mogi, General Manager Mitsubishi Corp, Guangzhou Office, Mitsubishi Corporation, China

Mr. Yoshiaki Takahashi, President, International Business Group, Fuji Xerox (China) Ltd., China

Mr. Katsutoshi Takeda, Executive Vice President, Chief Representative, Mitsubishi Corp., China

Mr. Hyozo Watanabe, General Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation, China

Mr. Philip Haines, President & CEO, Ace Insurance Limited, Hong Kong

Mr. H. Richard Kahler, President, Caterpillar China Limited, Hong Kong

Mr. Yoichi Mizuno, President & Managing Director, Mitsubishi Corporation, Hong Kong

Mr. Heinz Poehlsen, Deutsche Bank AG, Indonesia

Mr. Alexander Ankel, President, Allianz Fire and Marine Insurance, Japan

Mr. Toshio Arima, Director, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Jacques Bertrand, President, Asia Pacific, Barco, Japan

Mr. Bill D. Cook, Managing Director of Administration, Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi, Japan

Mr. Jean-Pierre Duprieu, Senior Vice President, Air Liquide Group, Japan

Mr. Ken Ito, President and CEO, Fuji Xerox Information Systems Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Yoshihiro Kawada, Managing Director, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Yotaro Kobayashi, Chairman and CEO, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Kazuo Nakamura, Director, Mitsubishi Estate Company, Ltd., Japan

Mr. Mitsutake Okano, Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Mr. Masamoto Sakamoto, Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Katsuhiko Sato, General Manager, Planning and Coordination Dept., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Mr. Jiro Shono, Director & Group General Manager, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Shinichi Tana, Deputy General Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Mr. Masayasu Toyohara, Group Manager-Research & Planning Group, Toshiba Corporation, Japan

Mr. Ken Ueda, Managing Director, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Kiyoshi Ueno, Director, Alcan Nikkei Asia Company Limited, Japan

Mr. Ian Boyd, Joint CEO, Fletcher Challenge Forests, New Zealand

Dr. Per-Christian Endsjo, President, Norsk Hydro Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Mr. Mun Leong Liew, President, CapitaLand, Singapore

Mr. Jean-Paul Meausoone, President, Alcan Packaging Asia Pacific, Singapore

Mr. Kui Seng Tham, Chief Operating Officer, CapitaLand, Singapore