Panel Discussion: Women on Boards
“An evening to inform, inspire and focus the London community about board participation by women”
Kindly Sponsored by Nomura
Join alumni and members of the London business community for a panel, discussion and networking event related to board participation by women.
Aude Thibaut '03, Edgefolio, Board Advisor, Now-Casting Economics Ltd, Partner
Aude has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry and is currently developing several fintech start-ups, including Edgefolio, a new social media & analytics platform for the hedge fund industry, and Now-Casting, a real-time macroeconomics forecasting provider.
She started her career in the oil industry in 1999, setting up the first investor relations department at a Russian listed company, Yukos Oil in Moscow, before joining Goldman Sachs where she worked in the prime brokerage business.
Since 2007 she serves on the board of Euronext-quoted Solvac, a family holding company. In addition to being a board advisor to Edgefolio, Aude is also a Trustee of Medical Aid Films, which provides maternal health training and education to frontline workers in developing countries.
Noreen Whyte, MD Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets
Noreen leads the Loans Solutions Group with GCM. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2005. She is CEO of Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited. Noreen is on the board of a Chinese Bank and was the first female Chairperson of a Russian Bank.
She has over 20 years of business management and loans experience spanning bulk portfolio loan trading through to originations and servicing. Prior to that she spent 12 years at GE, latterly at GE Money as Director of Originations at GE Money Home Lending with other roles including Operations Leader and General Manager. In addition she supports 5th Edgware Scouts as Chairperson.
Isabelle Hotimsky ‘81, Trustee for Institute of Cancer Research and member of development board of the design museum
Isabelle has over 18 years experience as a partner in executive search with major London-based global firms including Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry where she was last Head of Financial Services - EMEA and served on the European Management Committee. Isabelle's expertise spans sectors including investment banking, capital markets and asset management as well as senior management and Board appointments. Isabelle started her career at JP Morgan before joining BNP in Paris, London and New York, mainly in capital markets. more recently isabelle has been consulting with veni partners, the boutique search firm and developing a practice in the not for profit sector.
Isabelle's personal interest in the not-for-profit sector is based on her current role as a patron of various art institutions, in the UK and abroad, and as a Trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research in London. She has also been actively involved in a number of charities in her native Belgium. She has a degree in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and an MBA from Columbia University.
Judy Vezmar '98, Chief Executive Officer, International for the legal business of LexisNexis
Judy Vezmar was the Chief Executive Officer, International for LexisNexis, the legal and analytics division of Reed Elsevier PLC. LexisNexis is a global leader and provider of content enabled workflow solutions for legal and business professionals. Ms. Vezmar was responsible for all Non- US LexisNexis business units across the world.
Previously she was with Xerox Corporation where she held various roles leading business units in the US and internationally including senior vice president & general manager of Financial Services Industry, Xerox Europe.
She was appointed non-executive board director for Rightmove plc in 2006 and serves on the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration committees. In January 2014 she joined the board of Blinkx, headquartered in California.
Ms. Vezmar holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business and marketing from Marian College, Butler University. She resides in London.
The event is kindly sponsored by Nomura, with special thanks to Anne Steels ’98.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Event organisers: Carla Dosmond ‘98, Meeta Gournay ‘08, Alexandra Sheller ’98 (Moderator)
Date: Thursday, September 25th 2014
Time: 6:30pm for 7 pm start
One Angel Lane
London, EC4R 3AB