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Corinne Saunders

CEO, Emerging & Developing Markets, Wolters Kluwer
Corinne is a global corporate entrepreneur, who has spent more than two decades developing international start-up initiatives within blue-chip environments. She is passionate about powering strategic growth and change agendas, driving business development, organisational transformation, especially in new market segments and across emerging markets. Over the last 20 years, she has driven consistent superior profitable growth leveraging both direct sales and key strategic partners. A passionate, energetic leader, Corinne has an enviable track record in creating and guiding highly engaged global teams and operating in complex environments, often acting as a facilitator between corporate headquarters, locally-owned operations and entrepreneurs. All this across very different sectors, initially in publishing, financial services and, for the last fifteen years, in information services as well as Health, Tax & Legal software. Currently, Corinne is Chief Executive Officer for Emerging & Developing Markets at Wolters Kluwer, a global information software and services company, where she has created a new global division, responsible for delivering strategic and operational support in selected high growth markets to accelerate the company’s international expansion and transformation agendas. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Corinne spent eleven years leading global business information provider Dun & Bradstreet’s European business and their global alliance group, the D&B Worldwide Network where she focused on driving top-line growth across Europe, enlarging the international footprint and enhancing customer experience through worldwide franchise partnerships. Corinne has served on the Board of Directors for the D&B Worldwide Network, D&B Interfax (Russia), D&B Turkey and D&B South Asia & Middle East, as well as the ICAP Group, a leading business services group, operating across South Eastern Europe, where she was also a member of the Supervisory Board of the ICAP Rating Agency. Corinne is an active member of several women’s executive networks across Europe with a keen interest in mentoring the next generation of leaders. Corinne holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Languages from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble and a Master of Business Administration from the HEC School of Management in Paris. She is a French-born citizen, fluent in English and German, with a good understanding of Spanish, currently living in Brussels.