Join us for the 'Women on Boards' CV workshop with guest speaker Isabel Liu, '89. The workshop is designed for women considering their first board role in the United Kingdom. Learn the key differences to think about between a board CV and a "traditional" CV, and discuss the skills that can set you apart as you begin your board career discussions.
6:30 pm BST | 12:30 pm CDT | 1:30 am HKT
Hosted by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom, the workshop will be limited in size (15 alumnae) and the informal setting will enable you to ask questions and receive advice on how to write and position your boardroom CV.
Isabel Liu, '89 (Speaker)
Board Member, Pensions Infrastructure Platform
Isabel Liu has served in, applied for and recruited for non-executive board positions over her investment and portfolio career. As a key executive in the start-up of four infrastructure investment businesses, she has been a director on the boards of airports, highways, and power companies in the UK, Spain, Canada, and Australia.
Currently she looks out for the interests of users and investors as a board member of Pensions Infrastructure Platform, a £750m fund manager founded by UK pension schemes, where she chairs the Investment Committee and serves on RemCo; Transport Focus, where she chairs the Audit Committee; and the Heathrow Consumer Challenge Board. Isabel earned an MBA'89 from Chicago Booth.
Axelle Sznajer (Speaker), Egon Zehnder
Axelle Sznajer, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder's UK Financial Services practice and co-leads the global Financial Services Tech-Enabled practice. She works with publicly traded and privately owned companies, helping them to meet talent management needs related to technology, digital transformation, and innovation. Axelle's work as a key member of the firm's Financial Services and Information Technology practices includes executive and board searches as well as management appraisals and leadership development consulting at the C-suite and board levels. She is also advises startups.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Axelle was the Head of Business Development at Cisco Capital Asia Pacific & Japan while being based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Before that she was involved in financing large telecom and infrastructural projects as an Associate on CSFB's global project finance team in Hong Kong and as an Assistant Director of ANZ's structured finance team in Singapore. Axelle began her career at Morgan Stanley London working in investment banking, M&A, and debt capital markets.
Axelle earned an MSc in business and engineering from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. She loves traveling to explore different cultures and civilizations and also supports educational and social welfare charities. Axelle lives in London with her husband and two teenage boys.