With disruption and transformation in the seismic shift to digital continuing as a result of Covid-19, Adobe has found that its customers need further guidance when it comes to navigating the changing landscape, and has appointed its new board to provide this.
Adobe’s International Advisory Board, to be chaired by Paul Robson, president of Adobe’s International business, brings together six internationally focused leaders with track records of leading industries through disruption and transformation across B2B, B2C and government.
The newly appointed decision-makers were selected by Adobe based on their leadership experience across a range of industries, including finance, retail, automotive, hospitality, energy and healthcare.
“The digital economy runs on customer connections and businesses across all geographies and industries are currently rethinking how they interact with their customers digitally,” said Robson.
“Adobe and our International Advisory Board will help brands reimagine customer journeys at a time when customer experience and engagement has never been more relevant.”
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The members of the new Adobe Internation Advisory Board are:
- Barbara Kux, a director of multiple boards who brings executive experience in consumer goods and industrial companies. Kux began her career as a management consultant for McKinsey, and was a member of the Managing Board of Siemens, as the first woman in the 160-year history of the company.
- Baudouin Prot, who brings over 40 years’ experience in global banking, and was the former CEO and chairman of the board at BNP Paribas. Prot is a board member of Fintech software provider Finastra, and Alstom, a multinational rail mobility company.
- Dr. Dieter Zetsche, current chairman of the Supervisory Board of TUI AG and chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG from 2006 to 2019. During this time, Zetsche was also Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
- Professor Heizo Takenaka, an economist who joined Prime Minister Koizumi’s Japanese Government in 2001, serving through to 2006 in multiple financial and communication positions. Takenaka is currently a professor at Keio University, as well as holding the role of director of the Global Security Research Institute.
- Nigel Hinshelwood, the current senior independent director of Lloyds Bank Plc and Bank of Scotland Plc. A seasoned banking executive, Hinshelwood was previously head of HSBC UK and deputy CEO of HSBC Bank plc.
- Patrick Allaway, chairman of the Bank of Queensland and a non-executive director of Allianz Australia. Additionally, Allaway has held executive and non-executive roles at Citibank and Nine Entertainment.