December 15, 2020 Uncategorized 0 comments

Gonzalve Bich, CEO, BIC and Carl Carande, Global Head of Advisory, KPMG International & US Advisory Vice Chair, KPMG LLP join leading non-profit board

Enactus, the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, announced new leadership additions on its Board of Directors.

Gonzalve Bich, Chief Executive Officer of Société BIC S.A., was unanimously elected to serve as Enactus Board Chair by the Enactus Board at its autumn 2020 meeting. Bich succeeds Kees Kruythoff, Chairman and CEO, The LIVEKINDLY Co., Co-Founder, IMAGINE and Former President, Home Care, Unilever, who served as Chair for two terms.

Carl Carande, Global Head of Advisory, KPMG International & US Advisory Vice Chair, KPMG LLP was also unanimously elected as a new Enactus Director by the Enactus Board of Directors.

“Enactus is proud to welcome Gonzalve and Carl, experienced leaders and champions, onto our board,” said outgoing Board Chair Kees Kruythoff. “Now, more than ever, the Enactus mission is needed as evidenced by the 495,000+ surge in participants worldwide who experienced the power of business as a force for good through the work of Enactus students and Enactus partner companies this past year—even amid the pandemic. Gonzalve and Carl will add deep value to Enactus as the organization further accelerates its reach and impact in 2021 and beyond.”

The Enactus Board of Directors is a distinguished group of corporate leaders who guide the organization’s strategy to accomplish its mission.

“We are honored to welcome Gonzalve and Carl to the Enactus Board. This is an exciting time for the organization, as we have driven tremendous platform growth throughout 2020 and look to a bright future,” said Rachael Jarosh, Enactus President and Chief Executive Officer. “The willingness of Gonzalve and Carl to devote time and energy to our mission demonstrates their commitment to education, and to addressing some of the world’s most complex problems in concrete, tangible ways while preparing future generations to lead.”

Bich and Carande join Enactus Directors Alexander (Lex) Baugh, Global Chief Underwriting Officer of Casualty & Financial Lines, American International Group, Inc; Arun M. Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG India; Elaine Bowers Coventry, Global Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Jim Brennan, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group; Joerg Krell, CEO, JKrell Management Beratung; Kees Kruythoff; Kevin Malchoff, Director, Rich Products Corporation; Lisa Sepulveda, Chief Client Officer Edelman; Melisa Denis, Former National Tax Industry Leader, Consumer Goods, KPMG LLP;  Mike Moore, CEO, Anderson Merchandisers, and former EVP and President of Supercenters, Walmart U.S; and Tanya Domier, Chief Executive Officer, Advantage Solutions.

In addition to its Board of Directors, Enactus engages an advisory council of board chairs comprised of business leaders in 35 countries, representing Enactus operations around the world, to inform its strategy and growth.