Barbara Kux Home People profiles Barbara Kux Non-Executive Director Barbara has held top management positions at global companies for 30 years and was the first woman to be appointed to the Managing Board of Siemens. She brings to Grosvenor vast experience in sustainable business practices and, through her background a valuable continental European perspective. Under her leadership, Siemens was ranked as the most sustainable industrial company in the world in both 2012 and 2013 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Since 2013 she has been a board director in a number of leading global companies. They include board mandates in the international fragrance and flavor company Firmenich as Vice Chairman in her home country Switzerland as well as in Henkel and Pargesa Holding. Barbara has an MBA from INSEAD and in 2010 was listed by the business school as one of 50 Alumni who changed the world. The Wall Street Journal and Fortune have recognized Barbara among the leading and most powerful international women in business.