The Institute of Directors (United Kingdom)

The Institute of Directors (United Kingdom)

The Institute of Directors (United Kingdom)

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Swallow House,1 Victoria Square,Birmingham, West Midlands B1 1BD

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Company Description

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a UK-based organisation, founded in 1903 and incorporated by royal charter in 1906 to support, represent and set standards for company directors. It occupies grade I listed premises on Pall Mall, London built 1826-28 to the designs of John Nash. 116 Pall Mall building was previously occupied by the United Service Club which was disbanded in 1978. The building was then taken over by the IoD which they still reside. The IoD currently has around 35,911 members (2012), and has premises open for the use of those members in London (3 locations), Bangor, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Paris, and Reading.

Executives & Employees

Chairman-Cyprus Board

Chief Economist & Head of Policy

Director General

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman & Treasurer

Chartered Director

Chartered Director

Certified Director

Chartered Director

Chartered Director

Board of Directors

Former Fund Advisor at 3i Investments PLC

Former Vice President-European Operations at eBay, Inc.

Director at The Institute of Directors (United Kingdom)

Former Chief Executive Officer at Spirent Communications Plc

Director-National Shipbuilding Strategy Client at Royal Navy

Professional at Franco Azzopardi Consulting

Former Director-Corporate Management Development at Vivendi Universal Group

Chief Executive Officer at Flow International Corp.

Professional at Novitas Partners LLP

Former Chief Executive Officer at Recyctec Holding AB

Distinguished Alumni
Somchai Chinthammit is now Assistant Vice President, Executive Director, Director at Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Public Co., Ltd.
Suwanna Buddhaprasart is now Senior Executive Vice President at Quality Houses Public Co. Ltd.
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