Advisory Committee

Outstanding network of Senior Advisors with relevant geographical and sector expertise to assist Ergon’s professionals and portfolio companies

Patrick Albaladejo

HEC Business School affiliate professor, teaching on luxury and international brand management and strategy.

Previously: Executive Vice-president, Member of the Executive Committee of Hermès International, Senior Executive at several international consumer goods and luxury family-owned companies, including Quaker Oats, Colgate Palmolive, Diageo, Coty and William Grant.

Mario Armero

Non-Executive Chairman of Palex, Indo, Bankinter Consumer Finance and Junior Achievement (a non-profit organization), Senior Advisor of GIP and Member of the Board of Umicore.

Previously: Executive Vice Chairman of ANFAC, CEO of GE Iberia, Executive Chairman of Ezentis, CEO of Corporación Llorente, Member of the Board of ING Spain, Non-Executive Director of Naturgy (formerly Gas Natural Fenosa).

 

Luca Bianchi

Luca Bianchi is currently Member of the Board for the Winter Olympic Games (Milano-Cortina 2026), Chairman of ATM – Azienda Trasporti Milanesi S.p.a., Milan’s public transportation company. Luca holds an MBA from Columbia University and a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Genova.

Previously: Chairman and CEO of SEA – Società Europea Autocaravan, CEO of GlobalCap, Managing Director of Capolo, Junior Partner at LBO Italia, Vice President at Merrill Lynch.

Iñaki Ereño

CEO of Bupa for Europe and Latin America.

Previously: Senior positions at Acerinox, the Telefonica Group and Carrefour as well as founding an online start-up.

Helmut Eschwey

Member of the Advisory Board of Atreus and Exova, a.o.

Previously: Executive Chairman of Zellbios, Chairman and CEO of Heraeus Holding GmbH, senior positions at the SMS Group, Freudenberg, Pirelli and Henkel.

Ian Gallienne

CEO of GBL, Non-Executive Director at Imerys, Pernod Ricard, SGS and adidas.

Previously: Partner at Ergon, Principal at Rhône Capital, Non-Executive Director of various Ergon portfolio companies.

Oliver Götz

Founder and CEO of LabVenture, founder and Executive Chairman of ThinxNet.

Previously: founder and COO of LabNet, founder of Lab’Partners, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Kiveda Holding, Executive Board Member of amedes Group.

Colin Hall

Head of Participations of GBL, CEO of Sienna Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBL, Non-Executive Director of Imerys, GEA and LafargeHolcim.

Previously: Partner at a hedge fund sponsored by Tiger Management, Principal at Rhône Capital, started career in Morgan Stanley’s merchant banking group.

Peter Hinssen

Partner at Nexxworks, author and keynote speaker specialised in radical innovation and the impact of digital technology on business and society, lecturer at London Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.

Previously: Founder of 3 tech start-ups respectively sold to Alcatel-Lucent, Belgacom and Delaware Consulting.

Insa Klasing

Co-Founder and CEO of TheNextWe, keynote speaker, author for Management Blog of the Wirtschaftswoche, Non-Executive Director of Sausalitos and SV Group.

Previously: General Manager of KFC Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark, Country Manager Germany for innocent drinks, Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company, Policy Analyst at Action Aid India, Founder of Zindagi-India and was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017.

Dominique Leroy

Independent senior advisor to Bain & Company and independent board member of Ahold Delhaize and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.

Previously: CEO of Proximus, CEO Belux at Unilever Benelux as well as board positions at Lotus Bakeries, Be-Mobile, BICS, Telindus Luxembourg, Tango Luxembourg and Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Solvay Business School.

Mario Resca

Non-Executive Director of Sausalitos and Mondadori Group, Mondadori Retail, Confimprese and IWB.

Previously: Non-Executive Director of IPE Visionnaire, Chairman of Industrie CBI, CEO of McDonald’s Italy, Partner of Egon Zehnder, Co-Founder of Salmon & Partners, Director of several blue chips, SMEs and associations, Chairman of Nicotra-Gebhardt.

Agnès Touraine

CEO of Act III Consultants, Non-Executive Director of Keesing Media Group, Rexel, Tarkett and Proximus, various positions at not-for-profit organizations.

Previously: Chairwoman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Publishing, senior positions at Lagardère group, McKinsey & Co., Non-Executive Director of Larcier, De Boeck Education, Darty and Neopost.

Luc Vandewalle

Non-Executive Director of ING Group, Besix, Domo, Sea Invest, Sioen, Matexi and Willy Naessens .

Previously: President of ING Belgium with responsibilities for South-Western Europe, senior positions at Banque Bruxelles Lambert (ING), Chairman of Corialis.

Aris Wateler

Non-Executive Director of Eriks (SHV) and BN International.

Previously: Founder of Parcom Capital, Operating Partner at Duke Street Capital, General Manager at Hunter Douglas, Non-Executive Director of various Ergon portfolio companies.

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