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Mr. Cees J.A. van Lede

Chairman

INSEAD

HQ Phone: +33 1 60 72 40 00

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INSEAD

Boulevard de Constance

Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France 77305

France

Company Description

INSEAD is one of the world's leading graduate business schools. It's 50 Global Viewpoints series and the collaboration with Business Week is part of the school's 50th anniversary celebrations. The series is designed to challenge assumptions, to share thou ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Consulting Role

McKinsey & Company

President of the Board of Management

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Non-executive Director

Reed Elsevier Group plc

Affiliations

Member of the Supervisory Boards
Philips Electronics

Qualified Legal Compliance Committee and Corporate Governance
Policy Committee

Board Member
Our Company

Member, The European Advisory Board
The Carlyle Group

Advisory Board Member
NABUUR Foundation

Member of the Supervisory Boards
L'Air Liquide S.A.

Board Member
HBG

Member of the Boards
Supervisory

Board Member
European-American Business Council

Supervisory Board Member
Stork N.V

Member of the Supervisory Boards
Scania Limited

Supervisory Board Member
Fokker Services B.V

Member of Advisory Board
Chase

of the Board of Management
CHAIRMAN

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Akzo Nobel N.V.

Board Member
Sara Lee Corporation

Board Member
D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 N.V

Director, Committee
Audit Committee

Chairman of Supervisory Board
Heineken

Member of the Supervisory Boards
Reed Elsevier Inc.

Education

law

University of Leiden

MBA

INSEAD

master's of business administration degree

INSEAD Institute of Business Administration

Web References (87 Total References)


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Cees J.A. van Lede - Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Akzo Nobel N.V., Director since 2002
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Cees J.A. van Lede is the former chairman of the board of management and chief executive officer of Akzo Nobel N.V., a Netherlands-based manufacturer and worldwide distributor of healthcare products, coatings and chemicals, until his retirement in 2003. He was elected to the board of directors of Sara Lee Corporation in 2002. Van Lede serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation and Employee Benefits Committee, Qualified Legal Compliance Committee and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Policy Committee.
Van Lede joined Akzo Nobel NV in 1991 as a member of its Board of Management. He was appointed vice chairman of the Board of Management in 1992 and became chairman and chief executive of Akzo Nobel in 1994. From 1984 to 1991, he served as chairman of the Federation of Netherlands Industry (VNO), and from 1991 to 1994 he was vice president of the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe (UNICE). Prior to that, van Lede served as president and chief executive officer of Koninklijke Nederhorst Bouw BV, a Netherlands-based construction company, from 1977 to 1980. After Nederhorst was acquired by Hollandse Beton Groep (HBG) in 1982, van Lede served as a member of the board of the combined company from 1982 to 1984. Van Lede was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company from 1969 to 1976, and worked out of their offices in The Netherlands, the United States, Belgium, France and Brazil.
He serves as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Philips Electronics. He is a non-executive director with Air France-KLM Holding and Air Liquide. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Van Lede also is the chairman of the Board of the Directors of INSEAD (France), the well-known European business school.
Van Lede earned a degree in law from the University of Leiden, and a master’s of business administration degree from INSEAD, the Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.


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Cees J.A. van Lede - Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Akzo Nobel N.V., Director since 2002

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Cees J.A. van Lede is the former chairman of the board of management and chief executive officer of Akzo Nobel N.V., a Netherlands-based manufacturer and worldwide distributor of healthcare products, coatings and chemicals, until his retirement in 2003. He was elected to the board of directors of Sara Lee Corporation in 2002. Van Lede serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation and Employee Benefits Committee, Qualified Legal Compliance Committee and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Policy Committee.
Van Lede joined Akzo Nobel NV in 1991 as a member of its Board of Management. He was appointed vice chairman of the Board of Management in 1992 and became chairman and chief executive of Akzo Nobel in 1994. From 1984 to 1991, he served as chairman of the Federation of Netherlands Industry (VNO), and from 1991 to 1994 he was vice president of the Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe (UNICE). Prior to that, van Lede served as president and chief executive officer of Koninklijke Nederhorst Bouw BV, a Netherlands-based construction company, from 1977 to 1980. After Nederhorst was acquired by Hollandse Beton Groep (HBG) in 1982, van Lede served as a member of the board of the combined company from 1982 to 1984. Van Lede was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company from 1969 to 1976, and worked out of their offices in The Netherlands, the United States, Belgium, France and Brazil.
He serves as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heineken N.V. and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Philips Electronics. He is a non-executive director with Air France-KLM Holding and Air Liquide. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Van Lede also is the chairman of the Board of the Directors of INSEAD (France), the well-known European business school.
Van Lede earned a degree in law from the University of Leiden, and a master’s of business administration degree from INSEAD, the Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.


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Cees J.A. van Lede, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Heineken NV (Chairman of the INSEAD Board of Directors)

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The Carlyle Group names Cees van Lede to European advisory board The Carlyle Group names Cees van Lede to European advisory board 03 Jun 2003. Source: AltAssets. US-based private equity giant the Carlyle Group has claimed another significant scalp for its European advisory board to add to its impressive list of former policymakers, central bankers and business luminaries. Cees van Lede, a man with an encyclopaedic CV, will join to advise on industrial economic and market issues.
Until very recently, Dutchman van Lede was chief executive and chairman of Akzo Nobel and remains a member of the supervisory board. He is also chairman of the supervisory board of the Dutch central bank and chairman-elect of the board of directors of business school INSEAD.
Christopher Finn, Carlyle's managing director in London, said: 'We are delighted that Mr van Lede has joined our advisory board.


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Fontainebleau, France and Singapore, 1 February 2008 - The Board of INSEAD has appointed Dr. Franz B. Humer, Chairman and Chief Executive of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, as Chairman-elect of the Board to succeed Mr. Cees van Lede as of 1 July 2008.

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Mr. van Lede will continue to serve on the INSEAD Board.
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Cees van Lede was the first INSEAD alumnus (MBA'67) to become Chairman of the INSEAD Board in 2004, having been member since 1997.He was CEO and Chairman of Akzo Nobel N.V. from 1994 until retiring from the post in 2003 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of De Nederlandsche Bank between 1993 and 2004.He served as Chairman of the Federation of Netherlands Industries (VNO) and as Vice President of UNICE between 1984 and 1991.In addition to various non-profit organisations, he serves as a member of the supervisory boards of Heineken NV (Chairman), Sara Lee Corporation, Philips Electronics NV, Air Liquide and Air France-KLM.
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I would also like to thank Cees van Lede for his outstanding guidance, and for his continuing contribution to the Board."

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