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CNBC’s Global CFO Council Expands


CFOs from around the world join premier platform for thought leadership
Members represent more than $2.9 trillion in market capitalisation

Singapore and London, 21 October 2013 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that it had recruited 33 chief financial officers from major corporations across Asia Pacific and Europe to join the elite CNBC Global CFO Council.

CNBC has assembled top CFOs representing public and private companies from a wide array of different industries. Council members will share their frontline insights and unique views on the key issues and challenges facing today's corporations and the broader business community.

The Council members, who collectively manage more than $2.9 trillion in market capitalisation, are able to present a global and regional picture of the state of the economy and market sentiment.

Following the successful launch of Council in the Unites States, the new members will make on air contributions throughout the year to CNBC's flagship morning programme Squawk Box on its regional TV networks in Asia Pacific and EMEA and online at

The Council is uniquely positioned to provide critical insight into corporate controllership, hedging, multi-regional arbitrage, P&L, hiring plans, emerging market opportunities, regulatory requirements in addition to current opinions on operating headwinds.

They will participate in quarterly sentiment surveys which will provide insight into the health of the global economy. The first survey will be released at the end of October and will offer a critically pragmatic guide to what business needs to know.

"The expanded CNBC CFO Global Council is incredibly unique," said John Casey, Senior Vice President of News and Programming for CNBC International. "We have gathered together top finance executives, representing public and private companies across all key sectors and territories, to provide first-hand knowledge of how businesses are dealing with the challenges of operating in a global economy.

"The Council's contributions on air and input to our regular surveys will present a valuable snapshot of the state of the global economy and highlight emerging trends on how business are prepared to respond."

The new CNBC Global CFO Council members are:

Asia Pacific

  • ASX - Ramy Aziz
  • Bank Danamon - Vera Eve Lim
  • Bank Mandiri - Pahala N. Mansury
  • CapitaLand Ltd. - Arthur Lang
  • DBS Bank - Sok Hui Chng
  • Global Logistic Properties - Heather Xie
  • HDFC - Keki Mistry
  • IAG - Nick Hawkins
  • Lenovo - Wong Wai Ming
  • Sa Sa International Holdings - Guy Look
  • Surong Bulakul - PTT Group
  • Trend Micro Inc. - Mahendra Negi


  • BNP Paribas - Lars Machenil
  • Deutsche Post DHL - Lawrence A. Rosen
  • DSM - Rolf-Dieter Schwalb
  • easyJet - Chris Kennedy
  • Eurotunnel - Emmanuel Moulin
  • Infineon Technologies AG - Dominik Asam
  • Klöckner & co. - Marcus A. Ketter
  • Lego Group - John Goodwin
  • Luxoft - Roman Yakushkin
  • MTS - Alexey Kornya
  • Norsk Hydro ASA - Eivind Kallevik
  • Old Mutual - Philip Broadley
  • Sainsbury's - John Rogers
  • Statoil - Torgrim Reitanwould
  • STMicroelectronics - Carlo Ferro
  • Total SA - Patrick de la Chevardiére
  • Unilever - Jean-Marc Huët
  • VTB Group - Herbert Moos
  • Weinerberger - Willy Van Riet
  • Wolters Kluwer - Kevin Entricken

The new Council members join the 25 inaugural members who formed the Americas chapter of the Council in February 2013. A full list of members can be found here.

Highlights and summaries of the CNBC Global CFO Council are exclusively sponsored by EY.

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