Corporate Governance

Compliance and effective governance lie at the heart of good business practice.

Compliance with laws, industry codes of conduct and MCI’s own strong values and guiding principles forms the basis of how we do business and is the foundation on which we engage and build trust with our talent, clients, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Our Approach

MCI’s advisory board, executive committee, business board and regional management boards ensure the tone of good governance and sustainability at board level and below.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is the highest governance body of MCI and an external entity which is required by Swiss law. The Board is responsible for reviewing the overall strategic direction and performance of MCI.

The members of the Advisory Board are elected by the shareholders during the Annual General Meeting and they are elected for a period of 3 years. Their mandate may be renewed, subject to approval by the shareholders. Candidates are proposed by the Advisory Board itself, and the main criterion applied is expertise and experience in business in general, as well as related to the industry in which MCI operates.

The Advisory Board currently consists of 9 permanent members and a Secretary. In addition, the CFO of MCI is a permanent “invitee.” Three of the members come from the Executive Committee (the Secretary being the fourth member of the Executive Committee). Two members of the Advisory Board represent the two external investors. The remaining 4 seats are held by both industry experts (Travel / Event Management) and generalists (IT Services / Procurement). None of the members holds interests with competing organisations or related parties, this having been verified prior to nomination. The President and the CEO are members of the founding family of MCI and hold a controlling stake in the company.

With only one woman on the board there currently is insufficient gender diversity (11%). As we fully understand the benefits of diversity we are looking to address this opportunity.

Executive Committee

MCI’s day-to-day management is in the hands of its Executive Committee, a team of four members including the CEO, Group President, Chairman and Executive Vice President. Their role is to set the overall strategic direction of MCI and manage our performance.

Business Board

The role of the Business Board is to manage MCI from a “Service Portfolio” perspective. This body continuously assesses our services as well as our positioning in the industry and potential future developments.

Read our Talent section to understand more about how we address the diversity of the management team.

 

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Programme

Our expectations and requirements for compliance with our sustainability principles are specified in the MCI Group Ethics Programme and in the corresponding Policy documents. Please see our Ethics section for more information on our policies and risk management approach.

Board Members and Leaders

Advisory Board
Bruno Vanryb

Bruno Vanryb

Member (President & Founder BE BRAVE)

Erik de la Rivière

Erik de la Rivière

Member (Partner, Iris Capital Management)

François-Xavier Mauron

François-Xavier Mauron

Member (Investment Director, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners)

Luc Volatier

Luc Volatier

Member (Senior Vice President Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, D.E. Master Blenders 1753)

Ursula Wigert

Ursula Wigert

Member (Co-founder, MCI Group)

Executive Committee
Roger Tondeur

Roger Tondeur

Chairman & President

Sebastien Tondeur

Sebastien Tondeur

Chief Executive Officer

Robin Lokerman

Robin Lokerman

Group President

Jurriaen Sleijster

Jurriaen Sleijster

President & COO

Business Board
Avinash Chandarana

Avinash Chandarana

Group Learning & Development Director

Cathie Cusin

Cathie Cusin

Chief Operating Officer, Europe

Idoia Rodes Torrontegui

Idoia Rodes Torrontegui

President MCI Benelux

Joëlle Zumwald

Joëlle Zumwald

Vice President People and Culture

Nikki Walker

Nikki Walker

Vice President Global Association Management & Consulting

Olivier Croset

Olivier Croset

Vice President Production

Olivier Giauque

Olivier Giauque

Chief Financial Officer

Oscar Cerezales

Oscar Cerezales

Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific

Richard Torriani

Richard Torriani

Chief Operating Officer Americas

Sylvia Andre

Sylvia Andre

Vice President Marketing & Communications

Group Leaders
Emmanuel André

Emmanuel André

Group Health & Safety Director

Guy Bigwood

Guy Bigwood

Group Sustainability Director

Neil Redmond

Neil Redmond

Group Procurement Director

Edouard Duverger

Edouard Duverger

Group Technology Director

Jodie Torriani

Jodie Torriani

Head of Global Hotel Procurement

Management Board - The Americas
Andre Carvalhal

Andre Carvalhal

Managing Director Brazil

Blake Kotenbrink

Blake Kotenbrink

President, Black Flower Agency

Erin Fuller

Erin Fuller

President AM&C USA

Juliano Lissoni

Juliano Lissoni

Managing Director, Brazil

Mariano Castex

Mariano Castex

Managing Director, Argentina

Paulo de Tharso Lazzuri Guarini

Paulo de Tharso Lazzuri Guarini

Managing Director Dorier Brazil

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

CEO, USA

Management Board - Europe
Andreas Laube

Andreas Laube

Managing Director, Germany

Cathie Cusin

Cathie Cusin

Managing Director, Geneva

Daniel Wiesinger

Daniel Wiesinger

General Manager, Vienna

Frank Marreau

Frank Marreau

Managing Director, Zurich

Frédéric Soudain

Frédéric Soudain

Managing Director, Logos Public Affairs

Idoia Rodes

Idoia Rodes

President MCI Benelux

Jakov Cavar

Jakov Cavar

Managing Director, FairControl

Jurriaen Sleijster

Jurriaen Sleijster

Managing Director, UK

Michael Libotte

Michael Libotte

Managing Director, Italy

Olivier Croset

Olivier Croset

Managing Director, Dorier Geneva

Peter-Willem Burgmans

Peter-Willem Burgmans

Managing Director, Netherlands

Philippe Fournier

Philippe Fournier

President, France

Richard Torriani

Richard Torriani

Managing Director, Geneva

Robert Allidine

Robert Allidine

Managing Director, Ireland

Sandrine Castres

Sandrine Castres

Managing Director, Spain

Sylvie Neves

Sylvie Neves

Managing Director, Czech Republic

Thomas Wüthrich

Thomas Wüthrich

Managing Director, Nordics

Trine Steffensen

Trine Steffensen

Managing Director, Nordics

Management Board - Asia Pacific
Alex Boon Lieh Tan

Alex Boon Lieh Tan

Group Managing Director, Dorier Asia

Angus Chu

Angus Chu

Director of Operations DBIS Hong Kong

Bernard Akili

Bernard Akili

Managing Director, Indonesia

Chris Oh

Chris Oh

Managing Director, Korea

David Goh

David Goh

Regional Managing Director, Singapore

Frankie Gao

Frankie Gao

Managing Director, China

John Chi Wai Wong

John Chi Wai Wong

Executive Creative Director

Oscar Cerezales

Oscar Cerezales

Managing Director, Australia

Shook Fung Yap

Shook Fung Yap

Managing Director, Malaysia

Tatsuo Arai

Tatsuo Arai

Managing Director, Japan

Management Board - IMEA
Ajay Bhojwani

Ajay Bhojwani

Managing Director, United Arab Emirates

Alexander John

Alexander John

Managing Director, Qatar

Baris Kahriman

Baris Kahriman

Managing Director, Country Partner Turkey

Rashid Toefy

Rashid Toefy

Managing Director, Country Partner South Africa

Tahir Masood

Tahir Masood

Managing Director, Saudi Arabia

Vishal D'souza

Vishal D'souza

Managing Director, India

Sustainability Team

Company-wide, the Sustainability Director Guy Bigwood is responsible for developing and overseeing the Group Sustainability Programme. He is supported by a passionate team of sustainability experts and champions.

Sustainability Team
Guy Bigwood

Guy Bigwood

Group Sustainability Director

Roger Simons

Roger Simons

Regional Sustainability Director, APAC

Pranav Sethaputra

Pranav Sethaputra

Group Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability Champions

A global team of 100+ dedicated and passionate Sustainability Champions bring the programme to life locally. These champions have the task to build and lead a local sustainability team consisting of talent from Operational, Sales and Back Office teams.

Sustainability Champions
Alisha Tina

Alisha Tina

Business Development Manager, Malaysia

Analú Fischer

Analú Fischer

Content & Communications Manager, Brazil

Bonnie Ribeiro

Bonnie Ribeiro

Registration Coordinator, Netherlands

Celine Soulier

Celine Soulier

Project Manager, France

Charlee Gough

Charlee Gough

Sales & Client Development Manager, UK

Ekta Sawhney

Ekta Sawhney

Business Development Manager, India

Erica Fawer

Erica Fawer

Group Internal Events Director, HQ Geneva

Erin Rypstra

Erin Rypstra

Senior Account Manager, Canada

Evija Bendere

Evija Bendere

Project Assistant , Switzerland

Florence Bernardoni

Florence Bernardoni

Association Services Director, Belgium

Hanna Chemaissani

Hanna Chemaissani

Association Services Director, Belgium

Helen Martin

Helen Martin

Receptionist, Ireland

Jacqueline Choy

Jacqueline Choy

Director HR & Administration, Singapore

Jasmine Heimerl

Jasmine Heimerl

Team Assistant, FairControl

Kavitha Prabhu

Kavitha Prabhu

Director (AMC), UAE

Keiko Nishimoto

Keiko Nishimoto

Sales Manager, Japan

Lina Ismail

Lina Ismail

HR & Administration Manager, Malaysia

Lionel Callaert

Lionel Callaert

Marketing Executive, Dorier Geneva

Luciana Evangelista

Luciana Evangelista

Manager, Registration & Accommodation, Canada

Margherita Rugiadi

Margherita Rugiadi

Senior Project Manager, Italy

Maria Rothstein

Maria Rothstein

Human Resource Manager, Nordics

Marina Saya

Marina Saya

Group Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Geneva

Matthias Kuehne

Matthias Kuehne

Executive Assistant Manager, Germany

May Au

May Au

Director, Business Development, Hong Kong

Mollen Wang

Mollen Wang

Senior Group Manager, China

Nina Harnos

Nina Harnos

Senior Project Manager, Germany

Nora-González

Nora-González

AM&C Coordinator, Argentina

Rashid Toefy

Rashid Toefy

Managing Director, Country Partner South Africa

Sandrine Castres

Sandrine Castres

Managing Director, Spain

Simone Palma

Simone Palma

Consultant FairControl

Suji Kim

Suji Kim

Manager, Korea

Suzanne Best

Suzanne Best

Director People & Culture, Australia

Sylvie Neves

Sylvie Neves

Managing Director, Czech Republic

Trine Steffensen

Trine Steffensen

Director of Operations, Denmark

Vanita Kapur

Vanita Kapur

HR Manager, India

Vivian Ngalo

Vivian Ngalo

Marketing & Project Executive, South Africa

Yanina Gadea

Yanina Gadea

Conference Assistant, Argentina

Yvonne Sharpe

Yvonne Sharpe

Executive Sales Coordinator, Canada

Zara D’Souza

Zara D’Souza

Project Executive, India

From the blog

Read the latest articles from our sustainability blog – “Less Conversation More Action“- where we share frontline views and experiences about sustainability in the Meetings & Events Industry.