Gretchen Arangies, MBA graduate from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, has over 25 years' experience in Human Resources, of which 22 years is in Higher Education. She is currently the Director of Human Resources at Stellenbosch University (SU).
Gretchen has a passion for learning and has travelled abroad to a number of international conferences and visited foreign universities in her work capacity. Gretchen has a strong passion for bringing out the best potential in people, and as such, has mentored a number of people - for her it is about adding value to people's lives by developing and transforming them.
In January 2012, Gretchen was nominated by University of Stellenbosch Business School to join the Association of MBAs new Global AMBAssador Programme, which was established to create a worldwide MBA alumni network that champions quality postgraduate management education and responsible leadership. Her winning submission to the Global AMBAssador Challenge awarded her the opportunity to represent the Association of MBAs (AMBA) at the 3rd Global Forum.
Sharon Bamford is Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs (AMBA). An MBA graduate from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Sharon’s career spans roles in academia, international trade and entrepreneurial ventures. Before joining the Association of MBAs, Sharon was the founding Chief Executive of the UK India Business Council, the lead government-sponsored body responsible for bilateral trade between the UK and India.
As well as starting and growing five businesses of her own, Sharon has also lectured in entrepreneurship at Aberdeen Business School, was Director of the Edinburgh Technopole, the University of Edinburgh’s incubator, and was Chief Executive of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (a partnership of all twenty of Scotland’s higher education institutes dedicated to promoting and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship).
Formerly on the board of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship and the Science Enterprise Centres, her academic board interests now include the internationally acclaimed Glasgow School of Art. Sharon also serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Della Bradshaw is Business Education Editor of the Financial Times and has worked at the FT for more than 20 years in various writing and editing positions, initially in the technology section of the paper where she was technology lead writer. Della initiated the business education page at the FT in November 1995 and published the first FT business school ranking in 1999. She has been business education editor since that time. Before joining the FT, Della was a technology journalist and English teacher in Italy, Turkey and Japan.
Ángel Cabrera is president-elect of George Mason University, President Emeritus of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which he led from 2004-2012, and former dean of IE Business School. An outspoken advocate of business ethics and corporate responsibility, he chaired the international task force that developed the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), has advised the UN Global Compact on academic affairs, and is co-founder of The Oath Project, which aims to establish a universal professional code of conduct for business managers.
Dr. Cabrera has been recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute, and a "Star of Europe" by Business Week. He serves on the board of PetSmart and is a past chairman of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Cabrera earned his PhD and MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A native of Spain, he earned his BS and MS in Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University. His book Being Global: How to Think, Act and Lead in a Transformed World was published in 2012 by Harvard Business Review.
Antonio Cesar Russi Callegari
Antonio Cesar Russi Callegari is Secretary of Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Republic of Brazil. Dr. Callegari is also a member of the Chamber of Basic Education-National Board of Education and the Social Control of FUNDEB.
His previous positions include, Director of Operations, Social Service of Industry (SESI-Sao Paulo), Member of the Governance Board on Education for All, President of the Chamber for Basic Education, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Director of the School of Sociology and Politics of University of Sao Paulo.
Sian represents Team Huia, the winning team of the PRME Leaders+20 Competition, from the University of Auckland Business School. The team, including Dr Ross McDonald and Dan Cullum designed an innovative course, 'Managing Change for a Better World', which integrates sustainability and collaboration to enable students to bring about personal, local, and global change.
Spending her childhood in South Africa, Sian moved to New Zealand in 1997 and has earned Arts and Commerce degrees in psychology and management from the University of Auckland. A keen diver and avid adventurer with a passion for the natural world, in 2008 she embarked on an 18 month working holiday with her partner and fiancé, where she travelled around South East Asia, Southern Africa and Europe.
An active researcher and teaching assistant in her department, Sian is a member of the International Honour Society, Beta Gamma Sigma of AACSB. She just completed her master's thesis investigating international, cutting edge best practice in educating for sustainability in higher education.
Antonio Freitas is Counselor of The National Board of Education/Chamber of Higher Education of Brazil. He is the Provost of Education, Research and Post-Graduate Programs and Director of Academic Integration at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). Dr. Freitas is also President of CLADEA , Counselor of Foundation for Support to Technical Schools in Rio de Janeiro, Coordinator and Researcher at FGV's Center of Management Studies, Quality and Competiveness of Higher Education, with several publications related to these topics.
Past positions include Counselor of National Association of Graduate Courses in Business Administration and editor of diverse Brazilian scientific publications. Dr. Freitas is Professor Emeritus of IBMEC-Rio, Full Professor of the Federal University Fluminense and Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic School of Pernambuco, Master's in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Syracuse University.Dr. Freitas is also member of the Steering Committee of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Kai Hockerts is Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). In his function as Academic Director of Responsible Management Education, he is also leading the CBS curriculum change initiative, currently reviewing all 17 study programmes, with the goal of anchoring responsible management education across the curriculum. His primary research focus is on corporate sustainability strategies and social entrepreneurship.
Kai holds a PhD in Management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Before joining CBS, Kai was Adjunct Professor at INSEAD (France). His research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Strategy and the Environment.
Roger Huang is the Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management and the Interim Dean for the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue as well as master and doctorate degrees in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Huang currently teaches Global Finance in the Executive MBA program and Multinational Financial Management in the MBA program. He previously taught at Vanderbilt University, MIT, the University of Florida, and Purdue University. He was voted the best teacher in the Executive MBA program four times as well as the best teacher in the MBA program; he has also won the Teaching Excellence Award three times.
Dr. Huang is on the Board of Directors of Bon Secours Heath System and is a member of the Nasdaq Review Council. He has written extensively on the subjects of world financial markets and trading, received many fellowships and grants and serves on many committees.
Georg Kell is the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with more than 6,000 participants in over 130 countries.
Spanning more than two decades, his career with the United Nations began in 1987 at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. In 1997, Mr. Kell joined the Office of the UN Secretary-General in New York, where he spearheaded the development of new strategies to enhance private sector engagement with the work of the United Nations. As one of the Global Compact’s key architects, he has led the initiative since its launch in 2000, building the most widely recognized global business platform on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
Prior to joining the UN System, Mr. Kell worked as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and as a financial analyst evaluating multinational companies’ investment portfolios in Asia and Africa. A native of Germany, he holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.
Dan LeClair is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AACSB International, with global responsibility for business school services, research, and internal support functions. He also leads the research team of the Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME), a joint venture of AACSB and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), is the chief staff person supporting AACSB’s Blue Ribbon Committee to evaluate and recommend changes to accreditation, and serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
He is an internationally recognised expert, author, and frequent presenter on business education topics. Before joining AACSB, Dr. LeClair was an associate professor and associate dean in The University of Tampa’s business school. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Florida. Follow him on Twitter @AACSBdan.
Mitch Leventhal serves as Vice Chancellor of Global Affairs at the State University of New York (SUNY) system – a system comprising 64 colleges and universities, nearly a half million students and 90,000 faculty and staff. A leader in the area of international education policy and practice, Dr. Leventhal also serves as Senior Advisor on Academic Affairs to the United Nations Global Compact, where he has led a global working group of higher education institutions to develop guidelines for implementing the Ten Principles across the educational enterprise.
Dr. Leventhal is a tireless advocate for diversity and access in higher education, reformed standards for international student recruiting practice, development of new financing paradigms in support of internationalization, and deeper and more creative approaches to institutional engagement with corporate partners. Dr. Leventhal earned his degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. He resides in New York City.
Diana Liverman is Co-Director, Institute of the Environment, Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Visiting Professor of Environmental Policy and Development, School of Geography and Environment, and Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University.
Her career has focused on the human dimensions of global environmental change, and her main research interests include climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change and food security, and climate policy, mitigation and justice especially in the developing world. She also works on the political economy and political ecology of environmental management in the Americas, especially in Mexico. Her recent honors include Distinguished Scholarship Honors from the Association of American Geographers (2011) and the Founders Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (2010).
She has been an active member of national and international advisory committees on global change. Her current service includes committees for the ICSU Transition Team, the international Earth Systems Science Partnership and the IHDP Earth Systems Governance project. She is the editor of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, and editorial boards for Climatic Change, Environmental Science and Policy, and Global Environmental Change.
Nancy McGaw is Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, a founding member of PRME. She leads research initiatives to uncover trends in corporate leadership and management education and oversees programs focused on business education including: Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a global database and alternative ranking of MBA programs; CasePlace.org, an online faculty resource; and MBA student attitude research.
Nancy also founded and directs the First Movers Fellowship program, an innovation lab and leadership development opportunity for exceptional business professionals who are creating new products, services, and practices that achieve profitable business growth and positive social impacts.
Before joining the Aspen Institute in 2000, Nancy was Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Synergos Institute and Managing Director at the Bank of America. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.A. from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Enase Okonedo is Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-African University and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). She joined LBS in 1995 after working for several years in the Nigerian banking sector.
Dr. Okonedo is a member of the senate of Pan-African University and Chairperson of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), a member of the PRME Steering Committee, and serves on the academic advisory board of Global Business School Network (GBSN) as well as on the board of several indigenous companies.
She has extensive consulting experience, notably on business restructuring, financial institutions and financial strategy and has taught and conducted research in the areas of corporate credit and treasury management; problem solving and decision making among CEOs and investor behaviour in the Nigerian stock market.
Dr. Okonedo has a BS in accounting, an MBA from IESE Business School and a DBA from the International School of Management (ISM). She is married with one daughter.
Marcelo Paladino is Dean of IAE Business School since January 2008 and Tenure Professor. Until 2007, he was Director of the Business, Society and Economy Academic Area. Dr. Paladino joined IAE in 1983 as Professor for the Operations and Technology Academic Area, which he chaired between 1985 and 1999.
He is member of these Boards: EQUIS Committee - EFMD; Initial Accreditation Committee - AACSB; International Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality - AACSB; Board of CLADEA; and Editorial Board of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
Dr. Paladino has taught at IPADE (Mexico), PAD (Peru), ISE (Brazil), IEEM (Uruguay), IDE (Ecuador), Instituto Internacional de San Telmo (Spain), IESE (Spain) and ESE (Chile).
He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), earned an MA in Business Management from IAE and a PhD from IESE, Universidad de Navarra (Barcelona, Spain).
Stephen Yong-Seung Park
Stephen Yong-Seung Park is Director of the Institute for Peace through Commerce and professor of human resources and industrial relations at Kyung Hee University School of Management in Seoul, Korea, where he has taught since 1999. Prof. Park is a committee member of National Labor Relations Commission of Korea, vice president of the Korean Academic Society for Human Resource management, and a steering committee member of UN Global Compact Network Korea.
In 2010, he chaired the 1st PRME Asian Forum, held in Seoul. Prof. Park received his doctorate from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on strategic human resource management, work organisation, labour-management cooperation, and corporate social responsibility, including publications in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Labor Research, Total Quality Management Journal, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Nordic Journal of Political Economy, and other social science journals, including Korean language journals.
Claus Stig Pedersen
Claus Stig Pedersen is Senior Director and Head of Corporate Sustainability Development at Novozymes, the world largest manufacturer of industrial enzymes. Enzymes are used to improve sustainability aspects of many consumer products and sustainability is a strong business driver for Novozymes.
Claus holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering, a PhD in Sustainability Management, and is appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Aalborg and the Copenhagen Institute of Technology. Before joining Novozymes, he was leading the Global Sustainability and Quality activities of the Hartmann Packaging Group.
Claus has been involved with corporate sustainability for two decades and holds a number of advisory board positions in international companies and organisations. He has, throughout his career, been driven by the vision of "doing well in business by doing good for the world."
Hugo Penteado is Chief Economist and Head of SRI - Sustainable Responsible Investment at Santander Brasil Asset Management. He has been with the Firm since January 1997, where he has filled multiple roles as derivatives specialist, product developer, economics analyst and currently, as the Chief Economist. With over 21 years of investment experience, Mr. Penteado began his at Banco Unibanco in the economic department. After completing his Master's in Economics from the Universidade São Paulo, Mr. Penteado took on responsibilities as chief economist at Banco Multiplic.
In 2003, he wrote a book about environmental economics, called "Ecoeconomics, A new approach". Currently, he is applying for a doctorate at the Universidade de São Paulo to specialise in ecological economics and sustainability.
Simon Pickard, Director General of EABIS - The Academy of Business in Society, is responsible for implementing the Academy's overall knowledge development and learning strategy. This incorporates direct oversight of EABIS' multi-million euro programmes on research, education and training, and by extension EABIS’ role in various international partnerships, including support of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) as a member of the Steering Committee. A frequent speaker at mainstream sustainability conferences, he has also contributed articles to various specialist media publications on the changing role of business in society and the implications for management practice and development.
Simon joined EABIS as Deputy Director in March 2006, following the completion of his MBA at HEC School of Management. Prior to attending business school in France, he served as Executive Director for Oxbridge Academic Programs, a non-profit organisation based in New York, USA, designing and implementing various intensive summer schools and professional development seminars.
Daniça Purg, President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and President of CEEMAN, a Steering Committee member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). She is also leading the European Leadership Centre (ELC). Her special field of interest is looking for inspirations for managers from art and sciences.
In 2010 Prof. Purg received the 2010 Educator of the Year Award by the Academy of International Business (AIB) for her achievements in business education.
Prof. Purg is Fellow of the International Academy of Management, Doctor Honoris Causa at Moscow State University of Management, Estonian Business School and MESI - Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and IT, and honorary professor at Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS).
Prof. Purg is also member of several international advisory boards, a member of the PRME Steering Committee and President of UN Global Compact Slovenia.
Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson
Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson is United Nations Assistant Secretary General & Executive Coordinator of Rio+20.She is a former Member of Parliament and government Minster from Barbados, who at various times from 1994 to 2008, held portfolio responsibility for the Ministries of Environment, Energy, Health, Physical Development and Planning, as well as Housing and Lands. From 2008 to 2010, she was Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate and led a consultancy group that developed energy policy for two Caribbean countries. As a Minister, Ms. Thompson led the development of national sustainable development, energy and green economy policies and implemented a number of projects in climate change and sustainable development.
She is a lawyer and qualified Commercial Arbitrator. She holds two an MBA from the University of Liverpool and an LLM in energy law and policy from Robert Gordon University. In 2008, she was conferred with the UNEP Champion of the Earth Award.
Maria José Tonelli
Maria José Tonelli is Vice Dean at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP - FGV), where she has been a professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources since 1988. She participates actively in the academic community in business administration, from publishing articles in magazines and books to participating in national and international academic conferences.
Dr. Tonelli has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from PUC, the São Paulo Catholic University, and a Masters and Doctorate of Social Psychology from the same institution, where she also taught at the beginning of her career.
Julio Urgel is Director of Quality Services at EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development, since 2001. This Department oversees EFMD's international accreditations, including EQUIS, EPAS, and DAF.
Since 1989, Dr. Urgel has been a professor of finance and negotiation at IE Business School (Madrid). He has held different academic and managerial responsibilities at IE, including as Dean from 1994-2000. Dr. Urgel has been visiting professor and guest speaker at several international institutions and events, often acts as advisor/mediator in complex negotiations, and is an active consultant in mergers and acquisitions.
In addition, his advice as an expert in the management and quality improvement of business-related higher education institutions is internationally demanded. Dr. Urgel holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Madrid, an MBA from IESE Business School, and Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard University.
José Antonio Vargas Lleras
José Antonio Vargas Lleras, since 2006, has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electricity Distribution Company (CODENSA) and Electricity Generation Company (Emgesa), subsidiaries Enel-Endesa in Colombia. From 1999 to 2006, he was CEO of the Bogota Electricity Company. Mr. Vargas is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Utilities & Communications Companies (ANDESCO), Chairman of the Colombian Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC), and Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council for Latinamerican & Caribbean region. He was also a chairman of the Commission on Regional Energy Integration (CIER) and chair of the Colombian Committee of CIER. Mr. Vargas is a past and present member of various Boards of Directors of Colombian companies in the coal, gas and electricity sectors.
Mr. Vargas served as General Secretary (Minister) of the Presidency of Colombia and, from 1997-1999, as Colombian Ambassador to the European Union and to the Kingdom of Belgium (Brussels) and Luxembourg. He also served as Director of the Colombian Foreign Trade Bureau in Spain, where he has encouraged Colombian trade with European and Mediterranean countries.