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Boards & Ambassadors Scope Group

Scope Foundation

The Scope Foundation guarantees the rating agency’s independence, its entrepreneurial spirit and the long-term preservation of its European identity. The foundation consists of the Board of Trustees and the Honorary Board. While the Board of Trustees warrants the achievement of the purpose of the foundation - including the management of its assets - and ensures continuity among the shareholders, the Honorary Board provides advice to senior management.

Honorary Board

Prof Dr Horst Köhler | Scope Group

Prof Dr Horst Köhler

  Germany

  • Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • Former President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Jean-Claude Trichet | Scope Group

Jean-Claude Trichet

  France

  • Chair of the Trilateral Commission - Europe
  • Former President of the European Central Bank
  • Former Governor of the Bank of France
José Manuel González-Páramo | Scope Group

José Manuel González-Páramo

  Spain

  • Former Executive Board member of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
  • Former member of the Executive Board & Governing Council of the European Central Bank
  • Former member of the Executive Committee & Governing Council of Bank of Spain
Pier Carlo Padoan | Scope Group

Pier Carlo Padoan

  Italy

  • Chairman of UniCredit
  • Former Minister of Economy and Finances of Italy
  • Former Deputy Secretary General and Chief Economist of the OECD
Leszek Balcerowicz | Scope Group

Leszek Balcerowicz

  Poland

  • Founder and Chairman of the Council of the Civil Development Forum (FOR) think tank
  • Former President of the National Bank of Poland
  • Former Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance

Board of Trustees

Gerd Häusler | Scope Group

Gerd Häusler

(Chair)  

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of MunichRe
  • Former CEO and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayerische Landesbank
  • Former Director of International Capital Markets department at the IMF
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi | Scope Group

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

(Vice Chair)  

  • Chairman of Société Générale
  • Former member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
  • Former Chairman of the board of Italgas, SNAM and SACE and former member of the board of the European Investment Bank and Morgan Stanley International amongst others
Yves Mersch | Scope Group

Yves Mersch

   

  • Former member of the Executive Board & Governing Council of the European Central Bank
  • Former Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg
  • Former Alternate Governor of EBRD
Dr Johannes Fritz | Scope Group

Dr Johannes Fritz

   

  • Longstanding Head of the Quandt/ Klatten Family Office
  • Former Managing Director of SKion GmbH
Dr Dieter Schenk | Scope Group

Dr Dieter Schenk

   

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius Medical Care, an international health care company listed in Frankfurt and New York
  • Chairman of the Board of Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung, one of the largest German charitable foundations