Bradley Jacobs is a career CEO. He has led two public companies: United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), which he co-founded in 1997, and United Waste Systems, Inc., founded in 1989. Mr. Jacobs served as chairman and chief executive officer of United Rentals for the company's first six years, and as executive chairman for an additional four years. He served eight years as chairman and chief executive officer of United Waste Systems. Previously, Mr. Jacobs founded Hamilton Resources (UK) Ltd. and served as its chairman and chief operating officer. This followed the co-founding of his first venture, Amerex Oil Associates, Inc., where he was chief executive.
Gena Ashe has more than two decades of broad-based executive experience with public and private companies in varied industries. She has held senior legal roles with The Brickman Group, Ltd. (now BrightView Landscapes, LLC), Catalina Marketing Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Darden Restaurants, Inc., Lucent Technologies, Inc. and AT&T. Earlier, she was an electrical engineer with IBM Corporation before joining IBM’s legal team. Ms. Ashe holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Spelman College, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a doctor of law degree from Georgetown University. She is a graduate of the executive development program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a certificate in international management from Oxford University in England.
Clare Chatfield is the general manager of the Paris office of the international strategic consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting. She began her career with Lloyd’s of London, followed by positions with L.E.K., where she is primarily involved in issues related to energy and infrastructure. Mrs. Chatfield is a graduate of Cambridge University and has an MBA degree from INSEAD.
Meghan Henson leads the company's global human resources organization. She is a seasoned innovator with 15 years of senior experience leading domestic and international human resources operations. Prior to XPO, she served as chief human resources officer for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, with global responsibility for workforce support in 54 countries. Previously, over an eight-year tenure with PepsiCo, she held executive roles that included chief human resources officer for global functions; senior vice president of human resources for the $10 billion Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker product businesses; and head of human resources in the Greater China Region for PepsiCo’s multi-product direct sales business unit. Earlier, she worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting LLC and Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). Ms. Henson holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and political science from the University of Wisconsin; and master’s degrees in business and public policy from the University of Michigan.
Henri Lachmann is vice-chairman and lead director of the board of directors of Schneider Electric SA. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, before joining Compagnie Industrielle et Financière de Pompey. Subsequently, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Financière Strafor (now Strafor Facom); as director and chairman of Schneider Electric; and as chairman of Schneider Electric’s supervisory board. Additionally, Mr. Lachmann serves as: member of the supervisory board of Vivendi; director of Carmat; non-voting member of the board of Fimalac; chairman of the board of directors of the Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue; chairman of the Institut Télémaque; vice-chairman and treasurer of the Institut Montaigne; and chairman of the consultative committee of the Campuses of Excellence under the Commissariat Général à l’Investissement (Grand Emprunt). He is a graduate of the HEC School of Management in Paris.
François-Marie Valentin has extensive experience both as a corporate managing director in France and Italy, and as an independent advisor in the field of mergers and acquisitions, an activity he carried out for 20 years at FMV & Associés. Additionally, Mr. Valentin is a trustee of the CSPS and TDGPS pension funds. For the past several years, he has specialized in the management of share-based UCITS. Mr. Valentin is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and holds a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.