Former Chairman and CEO of Schlumberger, and board member Saudi Aramco.
“In a period when free trade is being questioned and immigration is under scrutiny from governments, the ability of business to continue to operate world-wide will depend on its capacity to attract mobile top talent to facilitate business relationships in international operations. Top talent will not be mobile if partners are excluded from the workplace in an age when women are increasingly part of the professional workforce. Today’s communication technology and social media cannot replace the experience of living and working in another country and culture. Permits Foundation has made significant progress and merits all our encouragement and support.”