Jurgen van Breukelen
Independent Non-Executive Director (Chairperson)
Jurgen van Breukelen (46) is a Dutch national, and holds a Master Degree in Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Having spent his military service as a lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Army, he joined KPMG in 1994. In 2000, at the age of 31, he became partner at KPMG and from 2003 to 2007 he was Head of Corporate Finance in the Netherlands. In 2007 he joined the Board of Management of KPMG, being responsible for Advisory as well as for Clients & Markets. In 2012 he was elected as CEO and Country Senior Partner of KPMG in the Netherlands, a role from which he stepped down in 2014.
During his professional career Jurgen has held a number of senior executive roles at KPMG International, including serving on the boards of KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa and then until 2014 as a member of the Global Executive Team and Global Board of KPMG International. At the Global Board he chaired KPMG’s Global Quality & Risk Committee. By background, Jurgen is a professional M&A advisor and Restructuring professional, having been involved in more than 150 M&A and Restructuring transactions throughout his career, covering a wide variety of sectors.
Jurgen is married and has three children. He is a supervisory board member of Alzheimer Nederland.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Scott Matlock is a partner at PJT Partners, an independent investment bank, where he is a mergers and acquisitions advisor to companies and individuals worldwide. Previously, Scott worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was an investment banker for 25 years. He was the Global Head of Media and Communications M&A from 2005 to 2008, the Chairman of Asia M&A (including Australia, India and Japan) from 2008 through to 2010, and the Chairman of International M&A from 2010 to 2014. Scott started his career at Morgan Stanley focused on transportation, industrial and technology companies. In 1997, he switched his focus to the media and communications sectors. When he moved to London in 2002, he became the Head of European Media Coverage and then the Co-Head of European Media Communications Coverage for the firm. Scott was responsible for some of Morgan Stanley's most important clients and transactions in the media and communication sectors. Sectors on which he has been particularly focused have included cable, mobile/cellular, satellite and broadcast. Scott graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.
Independant Non-Executive Director
Jean-Luc Allavena serves as a Partner of Apollo Management and as the Honorary Chairman of the French-American Foundation - France.
He graduated in 1986 from HEC Paris, the french leading Business School.
Jean-Luc Allavena was appointed Analyst at Banque Paribas in 1986 before joining Lyonnaise des Eaux (now called Engie) in 1989 as a Financial Controller. In 1992, he became Chief Financial Officer of Techpack International (Pechiney) and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and then Chairman of the Pechiney World Luxury Cosmetics Division in 1999. In 2000, he joined Lagardère Media as the Group Chief Operating Officer. He also became a Board Member of the four main divisions Lagardère Active (Radio and TV), Hachette Livre (Book publishing), Hachette Filipacchi Media (Magazine publishing) and Hachette Distribution Services (Press distribution).
A native and citizen of Monaco, Jean-Luc Allavena served as the Chief of Staff of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco at the beginning of His Reign (2005-2005). In 2007, he joined Apollo Management in London, one of the largest investment platforms in the world with almost $ 200 billion under management. He has done several important deals in various industries like Monier (ex-Lafarge Roofing), Constellium (ex-Pechiney Aluminium), Latecoere (Aerospace) and Verallia (ex-Saint Gobain Glass Packaging). He also serves on the Board of Altice Telecom Group (since 2014).
Jean-Luc Allavena has also been involved for more than two decades in various non-governmental organizations and served as the President the Alumni Association of HEC 2001-2003 (then Honorary Chairman) and President of the HEC Foundation from 2003 to 2005 (then Honorary President) and Chairman of the Board of the French-American Foundation France in 2010-2015 (then Honorary Chairman).
He has been awarded Chevalier of the French Légion d'Honneur.