WIG appoints two new Trustees

WIG appoints two new Trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees to the WIG Board. They are Keith Mendez, Head of Human Resources, Northern Europe, Mondelez International and David Walker, Head of Public Sector Group, EMEA at Citi.

Phil Thomson, Chair of WIG and President, Global Affairs GSK, said: “WIG is extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from the experience and input that will be brought to our Board through the appointment of Keith and David.They are both known for their longstanding commitment to learning and development, and we very much look forward to the contribution they will make to WIG’s pursuit of its charitable purpose of building links and understanding across the sectors.”

Keith Mendez, Head of Human Resources, Mondelez

Keith Mendez is Head of Human Resources – Northern Europe for Mondel─ôz International leading the people strategy for the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. This market is home to iconic brands such as Cadbury, Green & Blacks, Trebor, Marabou, Halls, Belvita and Oreo. The role encompasses end to end HR partnership for Sales, Marketing, supply chain and is responsible for delivering the growth, execution and culture strategies in line with Mondelez' Purpose of Snacking Made Right.

Keith has extensive HR experiences in both developed and emerging markets having lived and worked in the UK, Chicago, Dubai & Singapore and has managed large scale change management, functional transformations and organization merger & acquisitions. Keith is passionate about learning and development and leveraging well-being to define organisational culture.

David Walker, Head of Public Sector Group, EMEA, Citi

David Walker is head of Citi's public sector banking group for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He commenced this role in January 2015. The business serves governments, central banks, agencies and multilateral organisations across the region, with teams in over 50 countries.

David joined Citi in 1990, and his previous roles include UK Head of Corporate Banking (2011-2014), Head of Banking for Switzerland (2008-2010), Financial Institutions Group (2004-2008), Industrials Group (2000-2004). Prior to this David had roles in capital markets, derivatives and in transaction services. David is a senior credit officer of the bank and is a Trustee Director of Citibank's UK pension schemes. David holds a BSc. Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and was a Robert T. Jones scholar at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. He is married with two children and lives in London.

David is a 2016/17 alumnus of WIG’s Exchange Programme.


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