THE FPI SCREENING BOARD
As early as spring 2021, companies are awarded the UNIVERSAL FAIR PAY CHECK. The certification process can be carried out worldwide regardless of the size of the enterprise, the number of employees, the organizational structure or the applicable legislation at any location. In April 2022, the globally unique certification is recognized as a European guarantee mark and a screening board with international experts from Germany, Canada and Iceland has been assigned.
The award committee reviews applications from new companies, follows the international debate on fair pay and participates in the dialog. The Screening Board is renewed every two years, monitors compliance with and the effectiveness of the certification requirements, and ensures that the UNIVERSAL FAIR PAY CHECK remains the most reliable and best way to implement and guarantee fair pay.
DR. MARGRÉT VILBORG BJARNADÓTTIR
Founder/ CEO PayAnalytics ehf.
Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Statistics at Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Bjarnadóttir holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Iceland and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Over the past few years Margrét has focused in part on people analytics, and the pay gap in particular. In 2016, she co-founded PayAnalytics to apply data analytics to eliminate the gender pay gap. PayAnalytics changes how organizations measure, and more importantly, close the gender pay gap by arming HR managers with quantitative decision-making tools. Her work on pay equity has been covered by outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, BBC, HR magazine, and others. Most recently she was awarded the GWIIN – overall inventor innovator platinum award for her innovative approach to addressing pay equity, and last year she was named the University Woman of the Year in Iceland for the impact of her pay equity work.
Senior Director, Head of Talent and Rewards Germany/Austria, Willis Towers Watson
Florian Frank joined Willis Towers Watson in 2013 as Senior Director and Head of Talent and Rewards for Germany and Austria. Previously, the economist was Senior Manager and Principal at Oliver Wyman.
CEO/ Founder Included
Stephen is a globally recognised diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, and founded Included in 2012.
From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee. Before he established and led the workplace team at Stonewall and also led D&I at KPMG.
Stephen was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He remains a Visiting Fellow of the Women and Public Policy Program. He has won various awards from the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum to one of Management Today’s Change Agents for his race and gender work and 2022 Winds of Change Awards from The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.
He has taught Inclusive Leadership at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po in France and advised the British Government, Royal Air Force and the White House. He is author of The Inclusion Imperative (2014), Inclusive Talent Management (2016) and Building an Inclusive Organization (February 2019).
LEA GRUBB LONSTED
Principal, Pay Equity Leader Europe & UK, Mercer
Lea Grubb Lønsted is part of Mercer’s HR Transformation team, where she is Pay Equity Leader for Europe and UK. She joined Mercer in 2019 as Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting for Denmark. For the past 17 years, Lea has worked globally in the realm of Organisational Development and Human Resources in large scale private and non-governmental corporations, including Maersk, United Nations and Rockwool. Lea holds a MSc In International Business and a BSc In Philosophy and Economics.
JENNIFER S. SCHULZ
Senior Director at hkp/// group
Jennifer Schulz, Senior Director at hkp/// group, sees non-discriminatory pay as a relevant social issue and believes that companies have a responsibility to contribute to its solution. With innovative fair-pay analyses and great passion for the topic, she helps companies identify their areas of action and work on them in a targeted manner. Jennifer is a recognized expert in compensation and strategic HR management. Since 2016, the mathematician has headed the Compensation Insights & Technology practice of the hkp/// group. With 20 years of expertise in specialist and management positions in consulting and industry in Germany and The Netherlands, she understands customer-specific challenges and solutions from all perspectives.
HENRIKE VON PLATEN,
Henrike founded the FPI 2017 with a single goal: Fair Pay, in every business worldwide.
As a management consultant and financial expert, she knows what challenges companies face in practice - and that change is possible where power, money, and the will to change meet. For many years she was president of Business and Professional Women Germany e.V. and patron of the German Equal Pay Day campaign. In 2016, she initiated a nationwide Fair Pay Alliance. Since 2021, she has been certifying companies worldwide with the UNIVERSAL FAIR PAY CHECK she developed.
Henrike is a university counselor at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, speaker, and author. Henrike is the heart, face, and head of the FPI. Anyone who has worked with her knows that anything is possible - and faster than you might think.
Communications & Marketing | Senior Creative Agent
Christine Gräbe is a communications expert and has been engaged with business issues and social policy for many years. An experienced literature specialist and bibliographer, she founded a publishing company before working as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, and PR consultant. At the FPI, Christine Gräbe is responsible for communications and PR and responds to press and interview inquiries.
Former Members of the FPI Screening Board
KAREN A. JENSEN
As Canada’s first Federal Pay Equity Commissioner Karen A. Jensen has been a member of the FPI Screening Board from 2021 to 2022.