Comprising some of the world's most admired executives, Proudfoot advisors share their expertise, experience and guidance regarding the direction and positioning of our services and offerings.


Proudfoot Advisors | Cledorvino Belini
Cledorvino Belini

Mr. Cledorvino Belini, President of Fiat, Brazil and the Fiat/Chrysler Group for Latin America. During his distinguished career in the automotive sector, Belini held leadership positions with IRF Matarazzo, Magneti Marelli and the Fiat Group. He currently serves as President of The National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Minas for Peace, Fiat Brazil Holding and Fiat Finance Brazil. In addition to being Chairman of Fidis Bank, Belini is a member of numerous councils including the Group Executive Council, Fiat Chrysler Executive Council, Superior Strategic Councils of the Industrial Federations of the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais and Dom Cabral Foundation’s International Advisory Board.
Proudfoot Advisors | Andrés Velasco
Andrés Velasco

Mr. Andrés Velasco, former Chilean presidential candidate and Minister of Finance of Chile. During his tenure, Velasco was recognized as Latin American Finance Minister of the Year by several international publications. His work to save Chile´s copper windfall and create a rainy-day fund was applauded in the Financial Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, amongst others. Velasco is a founder of SCL Partners and has advised governments, global businesses and multilateral financial institutions. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University. In addition, he has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow in Political Economy at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Proudfoot Advisors | Ralph S. Michael III
Ralph S. Michael III

Mr. Ralph S. Michael III, current President and Chief Executive of Fifth Third Bank, Greater Cincinnati and Chairman of AK Steel Holdings, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Ohio Casualty Insurance Company. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors for Key Energy Services, Arlington Asset Investment, FBR and Co., Cincinnati Bengals and Xavier University. He previously held senior executive roles at US Bank and PNC Bank.


Proudfoot Advisors | David Turnbull
David Turnbull

Mr. David Turnbull, former Chairman of Swire Pacific, former Chairman and CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways and current Executive Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Pacific Basin Shipping Limited. Turnbull also holds non-executive directorships at Hong Kong-listed Sands China Ltd and The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, as well as London AIM-listed Green Dragon Gas Ltd. and Greka Drilling Ltd.

Mr. Turnbull graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts (subsequently Master of Arts) degree with Honours in Economics. He joined the Swire Group upon graduation and held a variety of senior management positions with international responsibilities covering aviation, shipping and property during his 30 years there.
Proudfoot Advisors | Jean Peyrelevade
Jean Peyrelevade

Mr. Jean Peyrelevade, Chairman of the France Advisory Board, past Chairman and Chief Executive of Crédit Lyonnais. A merchant banker for Banca Leonardo Group and Chairman of Leonardo Midcap CF, he also serves on the board of KLM. Former Director of the French Prime Minister’s Cabinet, he has also been Chairman and Chief Executive of Compagnie Financière de Suez and Banque Indosuez, and Stern Bank. Previous board positions include Lagardère, Crédit Agricole, Air Liquide and Renault.

A graduate of École Polytechnique and Institut d’Études Politiques, he authors books and articles on politics and the economy.
Proudfoot Advisors | Thierry Marraud
Thierry Marraud

Mr. Thierry Marraud, current Chief Financial Officer of the Bolloré Group. He serves also as President of the Edhec Foundation, and Chairman of the board for Copacel (Confédération Française de l'Industry des papiers-cartons et cellulose) and Cellulose du Pin, Papeteries de Condat and Lembacel. Formerly Finance Director at Pont-à-Mousson then Saint-Gobain, he became Saint-Gobain’s group representative for Spain & Portugal and then Director of the Wood-Paper division.

Mr. Marraud has also been President of Marsh SA, Chairman of the board for Clinvest and member of the executive committee of Crédit Lyonnais.
Proudfoot Advisors | Uwe Franke
Uwe Franke

Dr. Uwe Franke, former Chief Executive Officer of BP Europa SE and Vice-Chairman of the management board. Dr. Franke is currently President of the World Energy Council and non-executive Director of BP Europa SE, Hoyer GmbH, Basalt AG, Biométhodes and He also serves in an advisory capacity to IFM Industry Funds Management, Pflüger International Consulting and Bernotat+Cie GmbH. An oil veteran, his career at BP spanned in excess of 30 years, and comprised various senior management positions including European Head of BP’s retail station network, CEO of BP Portugal and CEO of Deutsche BP AG.

Dr. Franke is the former Chairman of the Executive Board of Mineralölwirtschaftsverband e.V (the German National Oil Industry Association). The founder of the Diversity Charta in Germany under the sponsorship of Chancellor Merkel, he was appointed German Ambassador for diversity. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg.
Proudfoot Advisors | Guillaume Roux
Guillaume Roux

Mr Guillaume Roux, co-Founder of 8Broadstreet an African advisory and investment company has been on the Executive Committee of Lafarge for 10 years until the recent merger with Holcim. During his 35 year career in the company he has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, US, Middle East and Asia., where he has built a successful track record of driving value from underperforming industrial businesses in mature and emerging markets. Member of the Honorary International Investment Council of the past 2 Nigerian presidents. A graduate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, as an experienced CEO, non-executive director and senior advisor with extensive international skills he has built productive relationships with complex networks of businesses and stakeholders.

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