The following are confirmed speakers and moderators for the 2015 PRME Global Forum. Speaker profiles and additional speakers will be updated here on an ongoing basis.
Anthony F. Buono,
Professor of Management and Sociology, Founding Director of the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, Bentley University
Anthony F. Buono is professor of Management and Sociology and founding director of the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility at Bentley University, which he oversaw from its inception in 2003 through 2013. He is also a former Chair of Bentley's Management Department.
Tony's research, teaching and consulting interests include organizational change, inter-organizational strategies, management consulting, and ethics and corporate social responsibility. He has written or edited seventeen books including The Human Side of Mergers and Acquisitions (1989, 2003), A Primer on Organizational Behavior (7th ed., 2008), and, most recently, The Socio-Economic Approach to Management Revisited: The Evolving Nature of SEAM in the 21st Century (2015) as part of his Research in Management Consulting book series (Information Age Publishing). His articles and book review essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Academy of Management Learning & Education, Across the Board, Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Personnel Psychology. Tony has also received Bentley University's highest honor for both teaching and research.
He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Sociology from Boston College.
President, George Mason University
Dr. Ángel Cabrera is the sixth president of George Mason University (July 2012). Prior to Mason, Cabrera served as the 11th president of Thunderbird School of Global Management (2004-2012), and was designated President Emeritus (April 2012). He served as professor and dean of IE Business School in Madrid, Spain (1998-2004). A native of Spain, Dr. Cabrera holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain's premier engineering university. He earned MS and PhD degrees in psychology and cognitive science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.
Dr. Cabrera's expertise in international business and higher education has been recognized by top international organizations. The World Economic Forum named him a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" (2002) and a "Young Global Leader" (2005). In 2007, the United Nations asked him to chair the international task force that developed the "Principles for Responsible Management Education." In 2008, the World Economic Forum appointed him chairman of the Global Agenda Council for promoting entrepreneurship, and The Aspen Institute named him a Henry Crown Fellow. In 2010, he was named topic leader for the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Eric Cornuel is the Director General and CEO of EFMD in Brussels, Belgium and of the EFMD Global Network Geneva, Hong Kong and Miami.
Eric started his career as an entrepreneur by setting up a hydroelectric power plant in France when he was still a student. He served as Director of the HEC Institute for Central and Eastern Europe in Paris. He served as Dean of KIMEP from 1997 to 1999. Presently, Eric Cornuel works as an affiliate Professor at HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris.
Eric Cornuel is a Board Member of the EIASM, CEIBS and the Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME). In December 2014 he was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to higher education and research.
Eric Cornuel holds a degree of Sciences Po from IEP, Paris; an MBA from HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris; a DEA in strategy and management from Paris Nanterre University; a Doctoral Certificate in Strategy from HEC Graduate School of Management, Paris; and a PhD in management from Paris Dauphine University. His PhD work discussed international network organizations.
Director General of Deusto Business School, Special Adviser PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact
Manuel Escudero is a member of the Board and the former Director General of Deusto Business School. He is also a special adviser to the United Nations Global Compact's PRME Secretariat. He is founding father of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative, with more than 600 business schools participating around the world.
He has been Head of the Secretariat of (PRME) since its inception in 2007 until June 2010. Dr. Escudero worked as the Executive Director of the Research Center for the Global Compact at the Levin Institute in the State University of New York (SUNY). He was Professor of Macroeconomics at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. During his career at the IE Business School, he was Research Dean and Faculty Dean, Associate General Director of the IE Business School and founder and Associate Director of the IE Executive College. He has written eight books, more than 100 op-ed articles, five public reports, and twenty working papers. He has participated as Director/Keynote Speaker/Speaker in 86 Conferences in 25 countries.
He holds a B.Sc. from Escuela Superior de Técnicas Empresariales (ESTE, Spain), and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
Charles (Chuck) Fowler,
Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Fairmount Santrol, Ltd.
Mr. Chuck Fowler is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Fairmount Santrol. He is a longtime proponent of sustainable business practices and actively encourages environmental, social and economic responsibility. Mr. Fowler has held leadership positions in the mineral production industry for more than four decades. In addition to retiring as CEO of Fairmount Santrol, he is also past president of both Wedron Silica Company and Martin Marietta Corporation's Industrial Sand Division. Under Mr. Fowler's leadership Fairmount Santrol grew to be one of the largest producers of industrial sand products in the United States. The company has earned numerous awards and recognition for its sustainable business practices.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Fowler is a 1990 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management's Executive MBA degree program and serves as Chairman of the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees. Other boards on which he serves are a local non-profit organization, DDC Clinic, the Flying Horse Farms, and the Cleveland Water Alliance. Mr. Fowler currently resides in Cleveland with his wife, Charlotte Fowler, who is actively involved in the arts and children's programs in the area.
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Thomas Gass was appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA in 2013. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Head of the Mission of Switzerland to Nepal where he established the Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal, and chaired the Donors of the Nepal Peace Trust Fund.
From 2004 to 2009, Gass was Head of the Economic and Development Section at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York. There he represented Switzerland's interests, in particular in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), its subsidiary Commissions, the General Assembly and the Executive Boards of the major UN Funds and programmes. During this time, Gass served as the Donor Group Chair of the UN Global Compact.
He has previously served as the Vice-President for Western European and Other Group (WEOG) of the Commission on Population and Development, the Vice-President (WEOG) of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA, and facilitator of the landmark TCPR/QCPR Resolution. Other experience includes Policy and Programme Officer for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guyana, and as Regional Director for Europe with the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute in Rome.
Thomas Gass holds a PhD in natural sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and a MSc and engineering diploma in agricultural sciences from the same Institute.
Head, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact
Jonas Haertle is Head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Office. He is responsible for driving the mission of the PRME initiative, to inspire responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
He provides global leadership in bringing together good practice in implementing the principles of PRME and the UN Global Compact. Previously, he was the coordinator of the UN Global Compact's Local Networks in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Haertle worked as a research analyst for the German public broadcasting service Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Mr. Haertle has written and contributed to a number of publications and academic articles on corporate sustainability and responsible management education and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship and the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal respectively. He holds a master's degree in European Studies of Hamburg University in Germany. As a Fulbright scholar, he also attained a MSc degree in Global Affairs from Rutgers University in the USA.
Professor of Management, Kamal Shair Endowed Chair in Leadership; Editor in Chief, Business Ethics: A European Review, American University of Beirut
Dr. Dima Jamali is Professor in the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut and currently serving as Kamal Shair Chair in Responsible Leadership. She holds a PhD in Social Policy and Administration, from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Her research and teaching revolve primarily around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship (SE).
She is the author/editor of three books: CSR in the Middle East (Palgrave, 2012); Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East (Palgrave, 2015); and Development Oriented CSR (Greenleaf, 2015); and over 50 international publications, focusing on different aspects of CSR in many developing countries, with specific interest in the Middle East region. She is the winner of the 2010 Shoman Prize for best young Arab researcher and a member of the Eisenhower Fellows, a global network of leading professionals committed to collaborate for a more prosperous, just and peaceful world.
CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group
Erika Karp is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets enhancing transparency and collaboration. Cornerstone offers investment banking, investment management and strategic consulting services for corporations and financial institutions. The organization drives new research in ESG analysis and facilitates capital introductions for companies engaged in sustainable business practices.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Karp was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank where she chaired the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and managed a global team of analysts and strategists. Erika is a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative's Market-based Approaches track. Karp has been named to the nation's "Top 50 Women in Wealth" by AdvisorOne, the "GOOD 100" and the "Purpose Economy 100." She is also among 50 "conscious capitalists" listed in Kim Curtin's 2015 book, Transforming Wall Street.
Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Georg Kell is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with 8,000 corporate participants in 145 countries. A key architect of the Global Compact, he has led the initiative since its founding in 2000, establishing the most widely recognized multi-stakeholder network and action platform to advance responsible business practices. Mr. Kell also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact's sister initiatives on investment and business education, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Mr. Kell started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Innovation in Berlin. He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa and Asia. He joined the United Nations in 1987, and has been at the leading edge of the organization's private-sector engagement ever since. A native of Germany, Mr. Kell holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University Berlin.
COO, AACSB International
As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Dan LeClair leads AACSB's efforts to advance quality management education worldwide through a wide range of services and initiatives. His responsibilities include more than 90 annual educational events, conferences and seminars, delivered around the world; DATADIRECT, which houses the world's largest business school database; and BizEd, AACSB's award winning magazine. He heads AACSB's thought leadership and research initiatives addressing the issues and challenges facing business schools, strategic planning processes, and marketing and communication efforts.
Dr. LeClair has served on numerous industry-wide committees and task forces for organizations, such as GMAC, EMBA Council, Association of Business Schools, and Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. He currently chairs the steering committee of the UN Global Compact's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the PhD Pipeline Project.
In the Tampa Bay community, Dr. LeClair serves on the Board of the Economic Development Corporation and its Corporate Head Quarters Task Force. Previously, he was an associate professor and associate dean at the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Florida.
MBA Candidate, Sabanci University School of Management
Kamil Majid is the winner of the PRME-LEAD Video Challenge and MBA student at Sabanci University. His commitment to meaningful sustainable development is demonstrated through his work as the Chief Operating Officer and Founder of Strategize, a corporate training and management consultancy firm. Strategize aims to provide meaningful solutions through tailored training programs and customized workshops.
As a trainer, Mr. Majid's passion and proactive attitude inspire clients to positively contribute to society on a macro level. His belief in developing the capabilities of students as a catalyst for sustainable reform across society is demonstrated through his management of customized workshops for students in various educational institutions.
Director, Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, University of Stellenbosch
Daniel Malan is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Governance and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. His focus areas are corporate governance, business ethics and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the following initiatives: the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Values, the International Corporate Governance Network's Integrated Business Reporting Committee and the Anti-Corruption Working Group of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Mr. Malan is also a portfolio partner at the International Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of St Gallen. Previously he was an associate director with KPMG Forensic, where he was responsible for ethics and integrity services. His educational qualifications include a Masters degree in Philosophy as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), both from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He lives in Stellenbosch with his wife and two daughters, where he is the residential head of Wilgenhof, the oldest university men's residence in Africa.
Global Vice President for Social Impact, Unilever
Marcela Manubens is responsible for leading the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at Unilever. She also leads the development of the livelihoods pillar of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, with a special focus on women's and economic inclusion and workers throughout the value chain.
Previously, Manubens was Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at PVH Corp., a role in which she oversaw its global CSR program, covering areas of human rights, environmental stewardship, social impact initiatives in the regions where PVH operates, and overall public CSR reporting. Manubens established PVH's human rights program in the early 1990s.
Chief Representative of Americas, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Greg Marchi is currently the Chief Representative of Americas for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). His responsibilities include all aspects of CKGSB's growth in North and South America. Mr. Marchi has ten years of experience in various senior leadership roles at Duke Corporate Education (CE), contributing to their #1 worldwide ranking for ten consecutive years by Financial Times and BusinessWeek.
Previously Mr. Marchi worked with the CE faculty network, helping with course design and teaching. He has worked as a consultant with the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University; President and Founding Partner of Captus Communications; and Vice President of Marketing for mindSHIFT Technologies. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Marketing at Furman University and presently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Innovation Institute at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Marchi has worked with many global blue-chip companies including American Express, Etisalat, HSBC, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions and Qatar Leadership Center.
Mr. Marchi has a BS degree in Finance and Accounting from Illinois State University, MBA in Marketing from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and AMP Certificate in Global Leadership from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart,
Vice-Chair, Board of the UN Global Compact
Mr. Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman for the Foundation for the UN Global Compact, has also been a member of Accenture's Board of Directors since October 2001.
Mr. Moody-Stuart was Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1998-2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002-2009. He is Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services.
After receiving his Doctorate in Geology in 1966 at Cambridge, Mr. Moody-Stuart worked for Shell in various roles starting as an exploration geologist, living in The Netherlands, Spain, Oman, Brunei, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as the UK.
He is a Director of Accenture and Saudi Aramco, and Chairman of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium for combating insect borne disease. He serves on the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. He was a director of HSBC (2001-2010), President of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1997-2008), Co-Chair of the G8 Task Force on Renewable Energy (2000 – 2001) and was Chairman of Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD), an initiative of the ICC and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development before and during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. He was Chairman of the Global Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (2003-2011). He was on the board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (2003-2011) and of the Global Reporting Initiative (2001-2007) and a Governor of Nuffield Hospitals (2001-2008). He was a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Council for the Global Compact (2001 -2004) and was appointed to the UN Global Compact Board and as Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation in 2006. He was appointed a Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George in 2000.
Mr. Moody-Stuart is married to Judy and they have four children.
President, Oikos International
Anita Negri is the President of Oikos, an international student-driven organization for sustainable economics and management. Founded in 1987, Oikos seeks to empower future leaders through programs which embed environmental and social perspectives with economics and management education. Ms. Negri manages more than 40 Oikos chapters around the world, in conjunction with the global community of Oikos alumni, advisors, faculty, and partners, as well as an international team based in Switzerland.
As a Maastricht University graduate, Anita has always had a passion for education and sustainability and developed these topics throughout her work experiences. She has been part of Oikos for four years. In the past year she has been involved in the development of COMMIT: the initiative to make management education more responsible.
Director Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Aston University
Carole Parkes is Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Aston University and has both a business and academic background. Ms. Parkes has been an early and active leader in PRME, is Chair of the UK & Ireland PRME Chapter and an editor of publications for the Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education PRME Working Group. She developed and leads ethics, responsibility and sustainability across all schools in the University that includes the Aston MBA programme and the development of an MSc in Social Responsibility & Sustainability.
Ms. Parkes regularly speaks, publishes and participates in academic and practitioner events, locally and globally including all previous PRME and Global Compact events. In 2012/13, she was invited to be the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics at Dominican University in Chicago and in 2015 invited to be a 'Researcher in Residence' at the PRME Secretariat/Global Compact in New York. Locally, Ms. Parkes works with a range of business and community groups. Her research interests and wide range of publications are in Ethics, CSR, Human Rights, Poverty and HRM.
Head of Sustainability Policy, IKEA Group
Greg Priest has been a key figure in the development of IKEA Group sustainability strategy, "People and Planet Positive". He leads the development of IKEA policies and processes to achieve ambitious goals in the area of sustainability. Current priorities include the integration of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and further developing the company's approach to integrating children's rights into IKEA's business through the Children's Rights and Business Principles. Mr. Priest is also responsible for IKEA's external engagement on sustainability and for developing partnerships to support the company's social and environmental goals.
Mr. Priest has been working in the sustainability area for the past 17 years, both with consumer topics and supply chain issues. Prior to his current position, he worked as Global IWAY Compliance Manager, developing the company's supplier code of conduct and IKEA's global approach to supply chain responsibility.
Mr. Priest is a Canadian citizen and lives in Sweden with his wife and son. He has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, with a major in Business Sustainability.
Executive Director, Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
Judith Samuelson is founder and Executive Director of the Business and Society Program at The Aspen Institute. Founded in 1998, the program employs dialogue, teaching and research to explore complex issues at the intersection of business and society. Aspen BSP signature programs include the Corporate Values Strategy Group, the Beyond Grey Pinstripes global report card and database on business education, the First Movers Fellowship, the Aspen Center for Business Education and CasePlace.org, a resource for teaching faculty on environment, social impacts and governance practices of business.
Ms. Samuelson's work experience spans the business, government and nonprofit sectors. She joined the Ford Foundation in 1989 and served through 1996 as Director of the Office of Program-Related Investments, the home of the Foundation's $150 million social investment fund, targeting domestic and international investments in housing development, micro-enterprise, economic development and nonprofit infrastructure. In 1994 she helped launch the Foundation's Corporate Involvement Initiative, a comprehensive effort to encourage private-nonprofit partnerships and facilitate business opportunities that promote long-term value creation for business and society.
Ms. Samuelson has a Masters degree from the Yale School of Management and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from UCLA.
Global Dean, ESADE, and President, ABIS
Dr. Alfons Sauquet is the Global Dean and Chaired Professor at ESADE, University Famon Llull in Barcelona. Prior to his position as Global Dean, he served as Dean of ESADE Business School, Vice-Dean of Research and Director of University Programs from 2007 – 2014.
As the chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Management Admissions Council (GMAC) he contributes to the Awarding Body of the European Foundation for Management Development. He is currently President of the Academy for Business in Society (ABIS) and his latest publication Business Schools and their Contribution to Society (Sage, 2012) combines perspectives from business school Deans, scholars and business leaders.
Dr. Sauquet has been an invited keynote speaker at the annual meetings of the EFMD, the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Latin American Assembly (CLADEA) and the Aspen Institute among others. He has actively served on the Innovation Board and the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EiT). He has participated in several global roundtables by invitation of the European Commission.
He has consulted with United Nations (UNDP), Levi's, Gas Natural sdg., Telefonica and different financial institutions on change, identity and corporate development.
Dr. Sauquet earned his Doctorate and Masters in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University. Further qualifications include MBA by ESADE, and degrees in philosophy and psychology with the University of Barcelona.
Dean, American University in Cairo School of Business
Karim Seghir is the Dean of the American University in Cairo School of Business. Previously he served as Visiting Professor at Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, Universidad de Chile, and Visiting Researcher at Universidade NOVA in Lisbon. Prior to joining AUC, he was the Assistant Professor of Economics at the American University of Beirut.
Previously Seghir was AUC School of Business' Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration. He has served as a panelist in various international events including AACSB, EFMD, PRME, Economic Research Forum and the World Bank.
Research interests include mathematical economics, general equilibrium theory, financial markets, credit markets and default. He has published in top tier journals in Economics such as Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory and Journal of Mathematical Economics. He also serves as referee for leading academic journals such as Economic Theory and Journal of Mathematical Economics, and active member of The Econometric Society and The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.
Seghir earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1997 from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis. He earned a Master of Science in Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance and a PhD in Mathematical Economics and Finance from University of Paris 1.
Rector, Riga International School of Economics & Business Administration (RISEBA)
Irina Sennikova is the Rector of RISEBA University in Riga, Latvia. Apart from her administrative responsibilities, she teaches courses in management, leadership and organizational behavior. She is a visiting lecturer at the Baltic Defense College in Estonia. Her research interests lie mainly in the area of intellectual entrepreneurship, enrtrepreneurial leadership, leadership development and organisational change.
Irina Sennikova is a member of Latvian State Scientific Qualification Commiteee. She has been a founding member of International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) and is a Senior Enterprise Fellow at University of Essex, School of Entrepreneurship and Business, UK. She Chairs the EQUAL board, serves as Vice President of CEEMAN and is an active member of the CEEMAN Accreditation Committee.
Irina Sennikova holds an MA degree in English philology from the University of Latvia, MBA and MSc in Management from IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia), and PhD in management from Kozminski University (Poland).
Sinituote Postdoctoral Researcher, Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken School of Economics
Dr. Nikodemus Solitander is the Sinituote Postdoctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. His research focuses on responsible management education (RME), transnational justice networks, human rights, and moral distance. Together with Martin Fougère he is in charge of implementing PRME at Hanken and the heading of the PRME Nordic Chapter Secretariat.
Dr. Solitander is one of the founders of the CR3+ conference, a cooperation between Hanken and fellow PRME Champions Audencia (FRA), ISAE/FGV (BRA) and La Trobe (AUS), and one of the founders of the research group on Corporate Responsibility, Ethics & Management Education (CREME) at Hanken. He has extensive experience of CR and RME related teaching on undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD, and executive education level. He has received several awards for his involvement in the development of RME related teaching and pedagogy.
Pierre Tapie is the founder of PAXTER, a consulting firm devoted to higher education, incorporated in Paris and Singapore. PAXTER offers a breadth of international academic and research based services targeted to universities, public agencies, and companies seeking grounded expertise in education and research; coaching experts and leaders; and fostering collective dynamics in professional organizations.
Dr. Tapie has served in various academic organizations, as Chairman of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (2009-2013); Chairman of Globally Responsible Leadership foundation (2008-2011); and Board member of AACSB (2006-2009). He has published more than 100 articles, communications and conference pieces.
He has ten years experience in Biophysics and plant Biotechnology with SANOFI. In 1990, he was appointed Dean of Purpan Graduate School of Engineering, specialized in Agriculture and Environment, and CEO of the Venture Capital Company INTELLAGRI.
From 2001 to 2013, he has served as President of ESSEC Business School, leading its global outreach, founding the Singapore campus, managing the ESSEC entrepreneurial ecosystem, recruiting 75% of staff and faculty; and growing the budget and programme offerings.
Pierre Tapie graduated as an Engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris; he holds a Msc in Biochemistry + a PhD in Biophysics from University Paris 11, an MBA from INSEAD.
CEO, Fosun Group
Liang Xinjun is the Executive Director, Vice Chairman and CEO of Fosun Group. He has been named "Asia's Best CEO," "Capital Markets Person of the Year" and "Chinese Business Leader of the Year." Additional accolades include "Awardee for Directors of the Year Awards 2013," "Bauhinia Cup Outstanding Entrepreneur Award," "Top Ten China Private Equity Investor," "Top Ten Financial Industry Leaders in Shanghai" and "Top Ten Outstanding Youth of Shanghai."
Mr. Liang is also a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman of Zhaojin Mining. Mr. Liang is a Member of the 12th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Vice Chairman of the China Young Entrepreneurs Association, Chairman of the Shanghai Fudan University Alumni Association, Chairman of the Taizhou Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, a Member of China Industrial and Commerce Council and Management Committee of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Mr. Liang graduated from Fudan University with a BS in genetic engineering in 1991. He then earned an MBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2007.
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