Governing Board

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CHAIRMAN

Christoph Ulmer

Christoph Ulmer has been a management consultant since 2006 and is managing partner of an international consulting company (Gradus Proximus Corporate Advisory ltd) based in Vienna. He began his career in the early 1990s as an officer in the Austrian Armed Forces, after which he worked for some years in politics and public administration. In 2004 he moved to Corporate Finance, with activities in London and later in Vienna. Christoph Ulmer holds a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna, is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the IESE Business School in Barcelona and is lecturer for constitutional law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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VICE CHAIRMAN

Lady Noelle Leitch

Lady Leitch held many senior positions within the financial services industry, before concentrating on charitable foundation work. She joined Zurich Financial Services in 2000 as a Management Consultant in Organizational Development and later became head of Corporate Sponsorships. She has served as Director of Executive Search at Get Talented AG, as a trustee of Edge Foundation, a board member of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, as well as on the boards of many charitable organizations across the arts, education, medical and humanitarian sectors.

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MEMBER

Wolf-Dietrich Schneeweiss

Was born in 1963 in Vienna, Austria and still lives there. After finishing law school, he has been running a real estate company for 20 years. The company is a family business, founded by his great grandfather in 1921 to restore and manage historic buildings in Vienna. He is married and has twins, two boys, 12 years old.

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MEMBER

Lord Brian Griffiths

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach was educated at London School of Economics (LSE). He taught at LSE and City University and held the position of Dean of the latter’s Business School from 1982-85. He was a Director of the Bank of England from 1983-85, served as Head of Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1985-90 and was the special advisor to the Prime Minister for Domestic Policy Making. He was made a life peer on leaving 10 Downing Street. Lord Griffiths has been Vice-Chair of Goldman Sachs International and an International Advisor to the company on its development activities worldwide. He is Chairman of Land Securities Trillium and a Non-Executive Director of Times Newspaper Holdings Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth trust and of Christian Responsibility in Public Life. Lord Griffiths is a member of the Board of Reference for TBN and a former board member of GBSN. He has written extensively and lectured on ethics and business.

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MEMBER

Stefano Donnarumma

Was born in Milan and is Chief Executive Officer at Acea. After studying engineering and experience managing manufacturing plants for railway vehicles at a companies such as TMD Friction, Bombardier Transportation and Alstom, he moved to the public services infrastructure management sector, joining the Acea Group, where he was appointed Director of Operations of Acea Distribuzione (electricity networks) and manager at ATO2 (water networks) until August 2012. Before returning to Acea as CEO, he worked for Gruppo Aeroporti of Rome as Airport Management and Accountable Manager for Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports and as President of the company ADR Assistance. In May 2015, he joined the A2A group in Milan as Network and Heat Manager (managing all the companies in the group involved in gas, electricity, water, district heating, public lighting). During that period, he was Chairman of numerous companies.

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MEMBER

Francisco Martín López-Quesada

ICADE. Francisco Martín has more than 40 years of experience in the financial sector and financial consulting. He has spent most of his career at JP Morgan and Santander, holding various Senior Management positions in Spain, the United States and Latin America and, later, as a partner at KPMG in Spain. He is also a director of various companies and President of the Vianorte Laguna Foundation.

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Dr. Julien Nagore

Was born in Pamplona, Spain and completed legal studies in European law at the Universiy of Paris and Spanish law at the University of Navarre. He worked for Grupo Santander from 1980 through 1997 before leaving his position as Director General of Belgian operations to become CEO of Kaspia Group until 2003. Fluent in French, Spanish, Italian and English, Dr. Nagore retired and gives his time to administrating foundations and non-profit entities.

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MEMBER

Rev. Prof. Luis Navarro

Fr. Luis Navarro is a priest in the Prelature of Opus Dei and Rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. A Doctor in both Canon Law and in Civil Law from the University of Navarre and Complutense University of Madrid, he began his academic career at the University of Navarre before transferring to Rome in 1986. Becoming a full professor in 2000 and Dean of the School of Canon Law in 2007 at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, he became rector of the university in 2016. In his career as a canon lawyer, he has collaborated with several dicasteries of the Roman Curia, in particular, the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for the Laity, as well as served as a judge in the Vicariate of Rome and, in 2018, was appointed by Pope Francis as a consultant for the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. His academic curriculum includes many publications in the form of books, articles and conference papers.

Staff

MARTIN SCHLAG

DIRECTOR

ROBERT GAHL

VICE DIRECTOR

MARK HANSSEN

MCE MANAGING DIRECTOR
- RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

LUCA MONGELLI

PCM MANAGING DIRECTOR
& RESEARCH FELLOW

VIVIANA SPAGNUOLO

PCM ACADEMIC SECRETARY
& PUBLICATION OFFICE

GIOVANNA BUONO

PCM EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
& EVENT MANAGER

Dr. ROBERTO DANDI

PCM RESEARCH FELLOW

ALESSANDRA OLIVARI

Communications Officer