Trusted Peer Support
Connecting Private Company & Family Board members worldwide
More than ever, a trusted peer group is essential to propelling your board forward.
As a member of WCD’s Private Company & Family Business Peer Group engage in member-led, virtual peer exchanges, focusing on small group breakouts for open and candid discussions on the most pressing challenges facing boards today.
Meetings are conducted under Chatham House Rule format.
If you’re not a member, please complete an application.
How to join
To access this group you must apply through the WCD portal. Please ensure that you meet the following criteria:
- You are a woman corporate director
- You are a member of WCD
- You currently serve on the board of a private company or family business
Vital Thought Leadership
Gain actionable insights to address topical issues
Our preeminent community of women directors come together from around the world to delve into issues facing board committees, challenges, trends and opportunities.
Chairman, Ecobank Nigeria
Bola Adesola is a highly accomplished professional in the banking and financial services industry with over 34 years experience. She currently serving as the Chairman of Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and Board Member of The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX) Netherlands. Bola’s last role was Senior Vice Chairman, Africa for Standard Chartered Bank, and Chairman of the Bank in Mauritius. She co-founded Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and served as Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact. She’s also involved in sustainability and development organizations, currently part of the Leadership Council of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and the Governing Council of Nigeria University of Technology and Management.
Marina Brogi, Chair
Managing Director, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, KPMG Private Enterprise, KPMG International
As the Managing Director of KPMG Private Enterprise, Melany Eli has over 18 years of experience developing and executing global business and marketing strategies for the private sector at KPMG International. Melany drives alignment and activation of both the business strategy and marketing initiatives. Her core competencies include strategy development through to execution, brand strategy, digital marketing, and global content creation. She has a passion for connecting people and ideas, engaging leadership, and fostering international collaboration. Melany has also earned two STEP Advanced Certificates in Advising the Family Business and Family Business Governance, which demonstrate her expertise and commitment to supporting family-owned businesses. Melany’s mission is to help private enterprises grow, innovate, and succeed in a dynamic and competitive market.
Owner and CEO, V Industries
Laura Grondin is Owner, Chairman & CEO of V Industries, Inc., a privately-held industrial products company, with two subsidiaries, Bingham & Taylor and Hartford Technologies. The company supplies a diverse range of products primarily to the water, gas and automotive markets; the company operates manufacturing and distribution facilities primarily in the US.
With a long history of industry and community service, today, she is an active participant in Vistage, an international organization of CEOs and a Trustee of Bay Path University.
Ms. Grondin earned her B.A. from Yale University in 1985 and began her career with V Industries in 1986.
COO, US-ASEAN Business Council Director IFAM, Trustee PADF
Non Executive Director
Non Executive Director
Ana Muñoz, Paris 1958, is an economist who developed her executive career in the financial markets with Merrill Lynch. She worked for this company for 17 years in 4 different countries: UK, US, Switzerland and Spain.
Later she was the director of a Spanish Family Office, and from there she started to serve on Corporate Boards as a Non-executive Director.
She has served, and serves, on boards of listed companies (Natra, Tubos Reunidos), and also in Family owned companies.
She has headed Audit Committees and Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Ana has been Chair of the Spanish Chapter of “Women Corporate Directors” and also serves in the board of “International Womens Forum”, in Washington.
Ana is an angel investor and a mentor in her free time.
Professional Director and Investor
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