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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Noam Gottesman Co-Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2014

Noam Gottesman, our co-founder and co-Chairman is the Founder and Managing Partner of TOMS Capital LLC, which he founded in 2012. Mr. Gottesman is also co-CEO and director and founder of Go Acquisition Corp., a Delaware blank check company. Mr. Gottesman serves as a non-executive director of Radius Global Infrastructure Inc. (previously known as Digital Landscape Group, Inc. and prior to that known as Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited), a global aggregator of real property interests underlying wireless telecommunications cell sites. Mr. Gottesman was the co-founder of GLG Partners Inc. and its predecessor entities where he served in various chief executive capacities until January 2012. Mr. Gottesman served as GLG’s chief executive officer from September 2000 until September 2005, and then as its co-chief executive officer from September 2005 until January 2012. Mr. Gottesman was also chairman of the board of GLG following its merger with Freedom Acquisition Holdings Inc. and prior to its acquisition by Man Group plc. Mr. Gottesman co-founded GLG as a division of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in 1995 where he was a Managing Director. Prior to 1995, Mr. Gottesman was an executive director of Goldman Sachs International, where he managed global equity portfolios in the private client group.

Sir Martin Ellis Franklin, KGCN Co-Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2014

Sir Martin Ellis Franklin, KGCN, our co-founder and co-Chairman is the founder and CEO of Mariposa Capital, LLC, a Miami-based family investment firm focused on long-term value creation across various industries, and Chairman and controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC. Sir Martin is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of Element Solutions Inc, and co-Chairman of APi Group Corporation. Sir Martin was the co-founder and Chairman of Jarden Corporation (“Jarden”) from 2001 until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell Brands Inc (“Newell”). Sir Martin became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarden in 2001, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2011, at which time he began service as Executive Chairman. Prior to founding Jarden in 2001, Sir Martin served as the Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of three public companies: Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. In the last five years, Sir Martin served as a director of the following public companies: Newell and Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Ian G.H. Ashken Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2016

Ian G.H. Ashken serves as a director of APi Group Corporation (since 2017) and Element Solutions Inc. (since 2013). Previously, he was the co-founder of Jarden and served as its Vice Chairman and President until the consummation of Jarden’s business combination with Newell in April 2016. Mr. Ashken was appointed to the Jarden board on June 25, 2001 and served as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from September 24, 2001. Mr. Ashken was Secretary of Jarden until February 15, 2007 and Chief Financial Officer until June 12, 2014. Prior to Jarden, Mr. Ashken served as the Vice Chairman and/or Chief Financial Officer of three public companies, Benson Eyecare Corporation, Lumen Technologies, Inc. and Bollé Inc. between 1992 and 2000. Mr. Ashken is also a director or trustee of a number of private companies and charitable institutions. During the last five years, Mr. Ashken also previously served as a director of Newell.

Stéfan Descheemaeker Chief Executive Officer

Joined: 2015

Stéfan Descheemaeker was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on June 1, 2015. He was previously at Delhaize Group SA, the international food retailer, where he was Chief Financial Officer between 2008 and 2011 before becoming Chief Executive Officer of its European division until October 2013. Since leaving Delhaize Group SA, Mr. Descheemaeker held board positions with Telenet Group Holdings N.V. and Group Psychologies, served as an industry advisor to Bain Capital and is currently a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Between 1996 and 2008, Mr. Descheemaeker was at Interbrew (now Anheuser-Busch InBev “ABInBev”) where he was Head of Strategy & External Growth responsible for managing M&A and strategy, during the time of the merger of Interbrew and AmBev in 2004, and prior to that he held operational management roles as Zone President in the U.S., Central and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. Mr. Descheemaeker started his career with Cobepa, at that time the Benelux investment company of BNP-Paribas. Mr. Descheemaeker served as a Director on the Board of ABInBev, a position he has held from 2008 to 2019. Since June 2019, SDS Invest S.A represented by Mr. Descheemaeker has served as Chairman of the Board of Verlinvest.

James E. Lillie Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2015

James E. Lillie has served as co-Chairman of APi Group Corporation since October 2019, and previously served as its director from October 2017. He served as Jarden’s Chief Executive Officer from June 2011 until the consummation of Jarden’s business combination with Newell in April 2016. He joined Jarden in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President in 2004 and CEO in June 2011. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Lillie served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Moore Corporation, Limited. From 1999 to 2000, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Walter Industries, Inc., a Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Company (KKR) portfolio company. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Lillie held a succession of senior level management positions across a variety of disciplines including human resources, manufacturing, finance and operations at World Color, Inc., another KKR portfolio company. During the last five years, Mr. Lillie also previously served as a director of Tiffany & Co.

Stuart M. MacFarlane Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2019

Stuart M. MacFarlane joined the Whitbread Beer Company in 1992, which was later acquired by Interbrew and, subsequently ABInBev. At ABInBev, Mr. MacFarlane held various senior roles throughout the course of his career, including in Finance, Marketing, Sales and as Managing Director for the company’s business in Ireland. He was appointed President of ABInBev UK & Ireland in 2008 and in 2012 became a member of the Executive Board of Management, serving as President of Central & Eastern Europe. Mr. MacFarlane most recently served as ABInBev’s President of a combined Europe & Middle East from 2014 to May 2019. Mr. MacFarlane served as a director and member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Anadolu EFES, a brewer company, until May 28, 2019. He previously served as a director of ABI-EFES Russia & Ukraine, a joint venture of Anadolu EFES and ABInBev. Mr. MacFarlane has a degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University in the UK and is also a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.

Victoria Parry Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2016

Victoria Parry was Global Head of Product Legal for Man Group plc until April 2013 and now acts as an independent non-executive director In the financial services sector. Mrs. Parry is an independent non-executive director to funds affiliated with Guardian Capital Group Limited, Pacific Capital Partners Ltd., Dimensional Holdings, Inc, and LSV Funds Plc. Prior to the merger of Man Group plc with GLG Partners, Inc. in 2010, she was Senior Legal Counsel for GLG Partners LP. Mrs. Parry joined Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in April 1996 where she was Legal Counsel with responsibility for inter alia the activities of the GLG Partners division and left Lehman Brothers in September 2000 upon the establishment of GLG Partners LP. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1996 Mrs. Parry practiced as a solicitor with a leading London based firm of solicitors. Mrs. Parry graduated from University College Cardiff, with a LLB (Hons) in 1986. Mrs. Parry is a non-practicing solicitor and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. From July 2019 to April 2022, Mrs. Parry served as a non-executive director to funds affiliated with Fiera Capital Corporation. Mrs. Parry is a director of a number of other private companies.

Amit Pilowsky Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2022

Amit Pilowsky is the Founder and Managing Partner of Key1 Capital, a global investment firm primarily focused on Israeli and Israeli-related growth technology companies. Prior to founding Key1 Capital in January 2022, Mr. Pilowsky held various leadership roles at Goldman Sachs in its London and Tel Aviv offices from February 2005 to May 2021, including Head of the Consumer and Retail team at the Cross Markets Group in EMEA and as sector captain for Food, Beverage and Food Ingredients in EMEA. During his time at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Pilowsky led teams in numerous deals across mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions in the consumer and retail, food, beverage and food ingredient industries. From July 1993 to January 2004, Mr. Pilowsky served in the Israeli Air Force, retiring as a Major. Since December 2021, Mr. Pilowsky has also served as a director of Movendo Capital, a registered investment company. Mr. Pilowsky holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Melanie Stack Independent Non-Executive Director

Joined: 2021

Melanie Stack has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Protein, a medically-based weight-loss company, since November 2018. Prior to joining Ideal Protein, Ms. Stack served as President EMEA of Newell Home Fragrance Division from May 2014 to September 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Stack served as a Non-Executive Director of Bromley Healthcare, a leading provider of community health services in the United Kingdom, from May 2013 to May 2014, in various roles at Weight Watchers International, a leading provider of weight management services, from December 2003 to May 2013, ran the UK-based toy, game and trading card operations for Hasbro, Inc. from January 2002 to November 2003 and served as the Vice President for from November 2000 to January 2002. Prior to joining, Ms. Stack was Managing Director, Hedstrom, U.K. from August 1998 to October 2000, and from July 1989 to July 1998 she held various marketing positions at Mattel UK Ltd., including Group Marketing Director. Ms. Stack is a business graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Samy Zekhout Chief Financial Officer

Joined: 2018

Samy Zekhout has served as Chief Financial Officer of Nomad since April 1, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zekhout most recently served as CFO and Vice President of Global Grooming at Procter & Gamble since 2007. Mr. Zekhout has held various finance roles at Procter & Gamble throughout the course of his more than 30-year career at that company. From February 2021, Mr. Zekhout became a board member of Algama, a French food-tech start-up.

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