Expert Board

“Engaging minds, empowering success.”

Expert board

We have an A-team here at GCO, bringing both our people and clients to the next level.

Working on the cutting edge of the academic and business world, our expert board members all have specialisms under the GCO umbrella of Strategic Communication and Strategic Meetings Management in diverse industries like; Corporate Ethics & Compliance, Governance, Procurement, Corporate Governance and Marketing.

Expert Board Members

Professor Brian Smith

Expert Board Member

A lifetime in Life Sciences, Prof. Smith began his career in 1978 as a fresh-faced research chemist for Sterling Winthrop (now part of Sanofi). For 20 years, he worked in R&D and Marketing for several Global Pharma and Medtech companies. Today Prof. Smith is conducting research at two great universities – SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy and the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.

Professor Leen Paape

Expert Board Member

Chairman at the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute, Program Director and Academic Director Board & Governance programs at the Nyenrode University Breukelen in the Netherlands in the area of Corporate Governance. Prof. Paape wrote many articles about: Corporate Social Responsibility, Risk Management, Management Control & Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Dr. med. Martina Muttke

Expert Board Member

Working for Global players including GSK, Bayer, Shire and Bertelsmann, Martina Muttke is a Swiss-based Executive with experience spanning over 50 countries and various cultures. Playing a role in both Regional and Global Executive teams she has built up extensive Senior Leadership experience. Martina has developed and led organisations through major transformation and change. She has a Doctorate in Medicine, a Business Education from Harvard, and is an ICF accredited coach. 

Professor Stefano Puntoni

Expert Board Member

Stefano Puntoni is a professor of marketing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). His research has appeared in many leading journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, and Management Science, and has been featured in media outlet such as Harvard Business Review, The Times, and the Wall Street Journal.


Professor Carlos Cordon

Expert Board Member

Carlos Cordon is a professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management at IMD International in Lausanne. His research has focused over the last decade in the digital transformation of healthcare, publishing papers in Journals like the International Journal of Medical Informatics. He serves also in the board of life sciences incubators. Professor Cordon is also a consultant to multinational companies in the electronics, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, car, and other industries.

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