“Identifying and improving the human dynamic for an efficient and effective Board”
Luxembourgish and French citizen and Luxembourg resident, David Barth was Executive Board Member as Group CFO and CEO/Managing Director in listed companies (IWKA, KUKA Systems, VALEO) as well as in international Luxembourgish family owned industrial companies for more than 20 years (CERATIZIT, CEBI). He was also appointed as Non Executive Board Member of numerous daughter companies of the groups he served in. He has focused his career on operational excellence and on strategic business development in the Automotive (TIER 1 suppliers, automatised Production Systems) and on the general B2B manufacturing industry.
Graduated as Engineer in Physics (ENSPS, Strasbourg, France), MSc in Physics (U. Strasbourg, France), PhD in Management Sciences (U. Strasbourg, France), and Executive MBA (HEC, Paris), David has lectured Management Sciences at the University of Strasbourg in France from 1989 to 1996. He is certified director of ILA from the INSEAD International Directors Program.
Beside turnaround and restructuring mandates as transition CEO, David concentrates his activity as Independent Director in the field of non listed and non regulated industrial businesses, in particular of privately owned SMEs. He is convinced that in this context, state of the art Corporate Governance provides good solutions to ownership challenges and is often indispensable to the long-term success of the business as well as making peace in the controlling families, especially with succeeding generations.
Alexis is a certified board director both in Luxembourg and France. He has held numerous board directorships through his 25 year career in companies from all sizes from start-ups in the internet services sector to an energy company with over €1 billion of revenues. His mandates have been held for companies in several countries, including the USA, the UK, and France.
He has lived corporate governance as an executive, an independent Director, a shareholder nominee on the Board, and Chairman of an Audit Committee and Chairman of a Finance Committee, and therefore brings insights from all these views.
Alexis trains Board Directors on the certification and directors’ professional training programmes of several national institutes for board directors, including ILA in Luxembourg, IFA in France and Guberna in Belgium. He also lectures or gives workshops in corporate governance subjects at various business and management schools across Europe.
Happily married since more than 30 years - Happy father of two kids " Happiness as a parent is when you realize that your children have turned out to be good people! "
Deeply convinced that to meet our sustainability and impact goals:
• we all have a role to play as entrepreneurs, companies, associations, politics, individuals
• and we not only need gender but also generational, competency, cultural background etc... diversity, or even better complementarity, at all levels.
At the initiative and to the benefit not only of women but also companies and above all future generations.
Deeply inspired by quotes like:
• " I always wondered why somebody had not fixed the problem yet, until I realized I am somebody ! " – unknown
• " If ever you think you are too small to make a difference, you have not spent the night with a mosquito yet ! " - african proverb
• " It is not about ideas but about making ideas happen ! " - unkown
Date and Time
To 09/11/2018 17:00