Michael Lynch-Bell was appointed an independent non-executive Director of Lenta Ltd in 2013.
Board Committees: Audit (Chairman), Nomination, Remuneration
Experience: Michael retired from Ernst & Young as Senior Partner in 2012 after a 38-year career with the firm. He was a member of Ernst & Young’s audit practice from 1974 to 1997, becoming a partner in 1985. During this period, as well as supervising and being involved in the audit of a number of multinational groups, he advised a wide range of companies on systems and controls, corporate governance, risk management and accounting issues. In 1997, Michael moved to Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory practice, where he founded and led its UK IPO and Global Natural Resources transaction teams. He has been involved with the CIS since 1991 and has advised many CIS companies on fundraising, reorganisations, transactions, corporate governance and IPOs.
Other roles: Michael is also Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director of KazMinerals Plc, Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Gem Diamonds Limited, Chairman at Seven Energy Ltd and a non-executive Director of Barloworld Limited. He is also active with charity 21st Century Legacy.
Qualifications: Michael graduated from Sheffield University with a BA in Economics and Accounting in 1974, qualified as an English Chartered Accountant in 1977, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Schiller International University in 2006.