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Fully Independent Advisory

In the GCC Region

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The founder: Johan Brand

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Professional Background

Johan Brand holds an MSc in Business Economics, an MA in Business Law and an MA in Private Law, all from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

He started his career in commercial leadership positions with Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo in Europe.

After 9 years, in 1995, he transferred to a privately held executive search firm, Egon Zehnder. Johan Brand initially operated from Amsterdam and, since 2008, further developed his career as Senior Partner in Dubai.

At the end of 2016, he established Johan Brand Leadership Advisory DWC-LLC (‘JBLA’) as an independent, high-end leadership and corporate governance advisory firm in the GCC-Region.

Johan Brand has been granted the Professional Director Certification from Mudara Institute of Directors in the MENA-Region and he is a certified Leadership Circle Practitioner.

He is a Member of Saudi Telecom Company (stc) Nominations and Remunerations Committee; a Member of The Savola Group Board’s Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee; a Member of the Board’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee at ACWA Power; Chairman of the Board’s Corporate Governance Committee of Nesma Co.; a Member of the Board of Nesma United Industries; and a Member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of Ghobash Trading & Investment Co.

Previously, he held Board and RNCG Committee memberships at Nesma Airlines and Rabya Trading & Agriculture Company.

Johan Brand was published in the Hawkamah Journal on Corporate Governance and Leadership, issue 10. The article, which you can read here, is intended to stimulate a constructive discussion around the boardroom table on the value of independent board members.

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