Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Catherine Guillouard

Catherine Guillouard

Independent Board Member and Chairperson

  • Catherine currently serves as a member of the Board and Chairperson of the Audit Committee at Airbus, a leading global player in the aerospace industry with over 125,000 employees. Catherine is also a member of the Supervisory Board and Chairperson of the Audit Committee at KPN, a leading telecommunications and IT provider in the Netherlands
  • Catherine was most recently Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of RATP Group, the number three-ranked global public transportation operator in the world with over 69,000 employees across four continents and 14 countries
  • Previously, Catherine was Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer at Rexel Group and Chief Financial Officer at Eutelsat. Catherine also held senior roles at Air France, including Group Chief Financial Officer, and at the French ministry of Economy
  • Catherine graduated from Institut Politiques de Paris in 1989 and from Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1993
Gerrard Schmid

Gerrard Schmid

Independent Board Member

  • Gerrard currently serves as a member of the Board at Array Technologies (NASDAQ-listed US solar energy technology company), Luminator Technology Group (US transportation technology company), and Dimensions Health (Canada mental wellness company)
  • Gerrard was most recently Chief Executive Officer at Diebold Nixdorf, a US-based global FinTech company operating in the payments space with ~$4 billion of revenues and listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Prior to Diebold Nixdorf, Gerrard was Chief Executive Officer at DH Corporation, a Canadian FinTech company based in Toronto. Previously, Gerrard held senior roles at Lloyds TSB in London, at CIBC's Retail Bank and World Markets, and at McKinsey & Company
  • Gerrard graduated from the University of Toronto where he earned an MSc in Aerospace Engineering and from the University of the Witwatersrand where he earned a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering
Laurence Stoclet

Laurence Stoclet

Independent Board Member at Ingenico

  • Laurence currently serves as a member of the Board at Ipsos, a global leader in market research and public opinion polls, listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange since 2002. Laurence is also a director of Oneworld (a Chinese fund investing in big data and marketing platforms in China) and Tivian (a Norwegian company developing employee and customer experience management software)
  • Laurence joined Ipsos as the Group Chief Financial Officer in 1998 to prepare its IPO and then was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, a position she held until September 2022
  • Previously, Laurence was the Head of Treasury, Financing and Investor Relations at Metaleurop and an Audit and Consulting Manager at Arthur Andersen
  • Laurence obtained an MBA from ESCP Business School (Banking and Finance) and also holds a postgraduate diploma in accounting
Michele Rabà

Michele Rabà

Partner in the London Private Equity team at Apollo

  • Since joining Apollo, Michele had been involved in various private equity transactions, including Gala Coral, Braas Monier, Watches of Switzerland, NKBM, Oldenburgische Landesbank, Summit Leasing Slovenia, Gamenet, Lottomatica, Allwyn (f.k.a Sazka), Reno De Medici and Ingenico
  • Michele currently serves as a director of Lottomatica (an Italian gaming company), Allwyn (a European lottery operator), Reno De Medici (a European recycled carton board company), and as a supervisory board member of both NKBM (a Slovenian bank) and OLB (a German bank). Michele is a former board member of Watches of Switzerland, KBS banka, Gamenet and Summit Leasing Slovenia
  • Prior to joining Apollo, Michele was with Goldman Sachs International in the Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking Division, based in London
  • Michele graduated from Bocconi University where he earned a BA in Financial Institutions and Markets and a MSc in Finance
  • In 2019, Michele was selected by Private Equity and Financial News as one of the 25 rising stars of European private equity
Robert Kalsow-Ramos

Robert Kalsow-Ramos

Partner in the New York Private Equity team at Apollo

  • Since joining Apollo, Robert had been involved in various private equity transactions, primarily focusing on investments in the services and technology sectors
  • Robert currently serves on the board of directors of TD Synnex (NYSE-listed global IT distributor and solutions aggregator), Intrado (cloud‑based, global technology company), EmployBridge (industrial staffing company) and Alorica (customer experience provider) and Ingenico
  • Robert previously served on the board of directors of Hexion, Momentive Performance Materials, Tech Data and Noranda Aluminum
  • Prior to joining Apollo, Robert was a member of the Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley
  • Robert received his BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with high distinction
  • Robert also serves on the board of directors of The TEAK Fellowship, a non-profit organization based in New York City, and is a member of the Apollo Opportunity Foundation grants council
Rolf Stangl

Rolf Stangl

Senior Operating Advisor at Apollo

  • Prior to joining Apollo, Rolf was the Chief Executive Officer at SIG, a leading Swiss-based global packaging company with ~€2 billion of revenues and operations in ~70 countries
  • Rolf currently serves as a member of the Board at PactivEvergren, one of the largest manufacturers of fresh food & beverage packaging in North America, with ~$5 billion of revenues and stock listed on the NASDAQ. Rolf is also a director of Reno De Medici, a leading European recycled carton board company and a portfolio company of the Apollo Impact Mission fund, and Ingenico
  • Previously, Rolf was an Investment Director at Syntek Capital and a Senior Consultant at Roland Berger
  • Rolf graduated from Harvard Business School (General Management Program) and ESB Reutlingen and Ecole Superieure de Commerce Reims, France
Yulia Shakhova

Yulia Shakhova

Principal in the London Private Equity team at Apollo

  • Since joining Apollo, Yulia had been involved in various private equity transactions, including NKBM, Abanka, Gamenet, Lottomatica and Ingenico
  • Yulia also serves as a director of Lottomatica (an Italian gaming company) and Summit Leasing Slovenia (HoldCo)
  • Prior to joining Apollo, Yulia was with Citigroup in the Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking Division in New York and London, focusing on financial technology and payments
  • Yulia graduated with a MSc in Finance and Asset Management from Brandeis International Business School and with a First-Class Honours BSc from London School of Economics
Chris Harwood

Chris Harwood

Operating Partner at Apollo

  • Chris leads Apollo's Portfolio Performance Solutions ("APPS") platform for EMEA
  • Prior to joining Apollo, Chris was a Managing Director in the Portfolio Operations team at Centerbridge Partners LP in both New York and London
  • Previously, Chris held various strategy and operations roles at Doughty Hanson & Co Private Equity and Dixons Retail Group, as well as consulting roles at Accenture and CapGemini
  • Chris graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Aided Product Design and completed the Corporate Finance for Executives programme at London Business School

Code of Ethics

Promoting a culture of integrity

Our Code of Ethics (the "Code") promotes a culture of integrity to ensure that our business practices comply with applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards. The current version was adopted on 1st October 2022.

  • The Code sets out our commitments in terms of ethics and compliance in accordance with national and international regulations, and provides Ingenico and all our affiliates and subsidiaries a set of common business integrity principles.
  • All employees and representatives are expected to act with integrity at all times, and to abide by internal and external standards.
  • The Code is the foundation of our company culture, and all our employees and representatives must comply with the Code.
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Clear rules to grant mutual respect

The Code establishes standards and behaviours applicable to our employees and business partners with whom we work (especially suppliers and subcontractors).
  • Requires that our business is conducted lawfully and with integrity.
  • Constitutes a guarantee of minimum rights for all employees.
  • Promotes a common corporate culture for the benefit of shareholders, employees and third parties.
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