Executive-in-Residence, London



MONDAY, 26 February, 2018






Express your interest in the Executive-in-Residence program by Monday, 29 January 2018 at 11:59pm (London Time).

As a participant you will have the opportunity to meet with one of the Executive-in-Residence in a small (4-5 participants) group coaching session. You will be able to the executives you'd like to meet with for the small group coaching session and the times when you can be available to meet with the executives.

Space is limited; completion of this survey does not guarantee participation. You will be notified of your participation status by the end of the week of 12 February, 2018

Please be prepared to send your bio or resume with your registration or promptly upon confirmation of participation.


Henriette joined Fidelity International in 2017 as an Investment Director within Multi-Asset in London, where she works closely with the Investment Solutions Design team on bespoke client mandates to further grow Fidelity International’s Multi-Asset USD 50bn+ business.  Before that she spent two years at Schroders, where she headed up UK and Europe Product (client portfolio management, product positioning and strategy), Manager Selection and Schroders’ Global Alternative Investor Access hedge fund platform (GAIA) within Multi-Asset Investments and Portfolio Solutions. Henriette spent seven years at Morgan Stanley as the Head of Manager Selection Strategies, which provided advisory and discretionary investment solutions in the long only/UCITS space to private clients in EMEA, LatAm and Asia. From 2012, she also led Sales for London based investment advisors.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2007, Henriette spent nine years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where she was the Co-Head of GSAM's Global Manager Strategies team for European and Asian institutional (Fiduciary Management) and private clients. She also built GSAM's institutional business in Switzerland and worked with institutional clients across Europe. Henriette started her career at Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat in Luxembourg. She holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, a Masters in Economics from the College of Europe, a ‘Licence en Sciences Economiques’ from the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. Henriette is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Mr. Darnell has been a member of several Boards of Directors and has held C-Level roles in many start-up, high growth and emerging market companies. He has been involved in the investment of $1.5 billion USD across multiple industries. In 2014, he founded Africa International Capital, which acquires, develops and operates businesses that the company believes will benefit from sustained growth and economic development in the Sub Saharan region.

In 2017, AIC merged with Brenham Oil & Gas in the US to form Africa Growth Corporation (OTC: AFGC). From 2003 to 2013, he worked for Microsoft Corporation, having launched products such as Microsoft Cloud and Xbox Music + Video. From 1992 to 2002, he worked for the Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility company, having developed and financed energy projects principally in South America. Mr. Darnell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Chicago. Additionally, he obtained an International MBA from the University of Southern California. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

Hollis Otero is a Senior Vice President in Global Fund Services and serves as the Program Director for the UBS Fund Services acquisition and business integration in Switzerland and Luxembourg.  In this role, Hollis has oversight for all workstreams involved in the completion of this acquisition and is responsible for the subsequent migration activities to the Northern Trust platforms.

Prior to that, Hollis was the Chief Administrative Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) responsible for the maintenance of the Individual Accountability Regime framework through the Conduct Office and facilitating various regional initiatives for the EMEA Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Corporate and Institutional Services, Hollis was the Head of Strategic Risk  responsible for maintenance and refinement of the global Enterprise Risk Management Framework, including governance, risk assessments, risk measurement, risk appetite, and risk reporting.  She was also responsible for the development of strategic risk reporting, the coordination of global stress testing, and for providing timely updates on strategic risk themes to senior management.

Previously, Hollis was a member of the Northern Trust Asset Management program management office where she was responsible for working with NTAM leadership to analyze and create business plans, problem solve and execute on key initiatives.  Before joining NTAM, Hollis spent three years as a Senior Relationship Manager responsible for new business development and portfolio management in Northern Trust’s Corporate Banking nonprofit sector.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Hollis spent seven years at GE Capital and Heller Financial.  After completing an extensive developmental program, Hollis joined an interdisciplinary team responsible for delivering a full range of debt and equity products to private equity sponsors, financial intermediaries and prospective and existing borrowers of GE Capital.

Hollis received a B.A. in biology from the University of Colorado, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance and economics.  Hollis is a member of the Advisory Board at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (Class of 2016).

Jérôme co-founded and provides overall guidance to the firm. As a Managing Partner, he represents the Stern family’s long-standing investment approach and integrity. Jérôme works with the firm’s clients to define their investment objectives as well as how we can help them achieve those objectives over the long-term.

Jérôme draws on 18 years of investment banking and financial services experience with Nomura, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers in London, Zurich and New York. He has long-standing experience focused on family offices, wealth management and asset management.

A Swiss and French national, Jérôme speaks French, English, German and Italian. He holds a Lic Oec HSG from the University of St. Gallen, a CEMS degree in International Management and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Isabel Liu has 20 years’ experience investing private equity in infrastructure in emerging and developed markets. She has been a key executive in the start-up of four investment businesses for both private equity funds and corporates, backed by blue-chip sponsors. These include the USD1 billion AIG Asian Infrastructure Fund I investing in China and Southeast Asia and the EUR1 billion Western European fund for ABN AMRO. She led the Asia Pacific investment business for UK company John Laing plc.

Isabel moved to London 15 years ago to become CFO of the global airports joint venture of US construction company Bechtel and Singapore Changi Airport, with airports in Latin America and the UK. She has been involved in the full investment cycle of origination, negotiation, financing, acquisition, governance and management of airports, roads, metro stations, and power plants. Currently Isabel is a non-executive board director of Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP). PiP is created by UK pension schemes to make debt and equity investments in UK infrastructure, providing the benefits of this asset class with economies of scale. PiP is raising and investing a fund. Isabel is also a board member of Transport Focus, the public body which is the consumer champion for users of UK rail, bus, tram, & highways.

Isabel has a BA in Economics from The Ohio State University, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Rigal is an independent consultant on Motivation, Compensation and Performance Measurement and Management. Until mid-2014 he was Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Human Resources for Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank has more than 100,000 employees worldwide.

Prior to his current role, he served as the first Distinguished Executive in Residence at The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where he coached and helped teach students. Previously, Rigal was the deputy COO of Deutsche Bank's Corporate and Investment Bank, and prior to that he was COO of Global Banking. Global Banking had more than 8,000 employees in 37 countries and covered Deutsche Bank's corporate finance and large commercial banking businesses. Rigal joined Deutsche Bank in 1995 in Equity Capital Markets, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. He advised on many notable deals including the IPOs of Infonet in 1999 and Mobile Telesystems, Russia's leading mobile company, in 2000.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked in equity capital markets at S.G. Warburg and was a management consultant with Oliver, Wyman, and Company in New York. While at Booth, Rigal was one of 10 students who worked with Harry Davis to develop the first LEAD program. Rigal is currently completing a full-time MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science at Warwick University.

Zeina Sawaya-Melville runs her own consultancy firm, Melville Business Consulting, with focus on commercial performance.

Her recent clients include:

  • The Port of Cromarty Firth where she is acting as advisor to the CEO and board on establishing business strategy and developing an actionable plan for growth through diversification into renewable energy and decommissioning.
  • Private equity firms and investment banks requiring commercial diligence pre- M&A transactions.

She has cross -functional expertise and extensive international experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry in addition to broad knowledge of Ports& Yards. She is committed to Industry wide collaboration and has led the Oil & Gas UK Supply Chain Forum twice as well as has sat on the Board of Oil & Gas UK. Zeina started her career as a journalist in Beirut, worked in Paris in Finance Audit for Arthur Andersen, moved to London with Schlumberger.

From divisional and regional Financial Controller at Schlumberger, she rose to lead the commercial team for Europe, Africa & Caspian regions and was instrumental in developing a new worldwide commercial risks management system. Moving on to Sparrows Group, she set up the commercial and legal functions and helped, as VP Commercial, deliver with the rest of the executive team an ambitious growth strategy.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Law, a BBA from ESCP Europe and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She lives currently in Scotland with her husband where they are devoted parents to their young daughter Isabella.

Tom Yoritaka is a venture capital investor, a startup executive – and the former Global Managing Director of Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) – the company's corporate venturing program aimed at early-stage companies.  As the global head of Cisco EIR, he worked with startups & scaleups innovating in the Internet of Everything/Things, AI/Deep Learning/Big Data, Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Security & Blockchain.  Cisco EIR provided startups/scaleups with opportunities to build strategic relationships with Cisco Business Units & executives, co-working space, software, financial support & potential strategic investments from Cisco.  He was previously the Senior Director & General Manager of Social Solutions & Platforms, building & managing Cisco’s Web software products designed to advance social interactions, knowledge management & collaboration for Cisco customers & partners.  

Prior to joining Cisco, Tom held various executive & leadership positions at Yahoo! & Microsoft.  He also worked as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group & McKenna Group.  He holds a master's degree from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business & an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics, statistics & economics with honors from Northwestern University.   

Natalia started her career as a bench chemist in drug-discovery programs of major pharmaceutical companies in the USA. After completing her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Natalia made a transition to the commercial side of the industry and spent the following 12 years in a variety of marketing, product development and commercialization roles, both in the US and across international markets. She subsequently moved to the European headquarters in Paris, with responsibility for the company's immunology franchise across 19 countries in Europe. In 2011 Natalia came to the UK as Managing Director, UK and Ireland, for Established Pharmaceuticals Division where she was responsible for all operations and sales of the company in the UK and Ireland.

After more than 15 years of successful career in pharmaceutical industry Natalia joined Egon Zehnder, the premier executive search and leadership development firm. As a core member of Global Health Practice, Natalia has been advising public and private-sector biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies on senior leadership appointments and partnered with Boards to advice on CEO succession, board capabilities, governance and effectiveness.

Most recently Natalia was Vice President Human Resources, Group functions at the Smiths Group, UK-based global industrial company (FTSE 100) that operates across 4 distinct sectors: Detection, Medical Devices, Satellite technology and products and services for Oil & Gas Industry. In this role Natalia continued her career focus on building innovative people and organizational strategies that create competitive advantage to businesses. Natalia completed her undergraduate studies in Moscow, Russia receiving a degree in Chemistry with High Honours from Moscow State University. She also holds MSc in Chemistry from Ohio State University.  

Liliana Yunusova has 20 years’ experience in finance and leadership and currently heads regulatory reporting, SEC & FED, for GE Capital International. Before joining GE Capital Liliana was the Regional CFO for Western Union Money Transfer operations in Eastern Europe. Prior to this she was the Financial Controller Russia & CIS at Fujitsu and acted as a Member of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee in 2 JVs in Russia. She has extensive experience working with cross-functional/cross-country teams leading the HQ Finance/Reporting functions.

Liliana is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an MSc Economics from the Russian State University of Oil and Gas.