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Apr 17 2017

Sydney Finkelstein

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Steven Roth Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Tuck Center for Leadership

Sydney FinkelsteinSydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership and Strategy. He is also the Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program.

“One of the world’s top ranking management gurus”


In detail

Professor Finkelstein is a Consultant and Speaker to senior executives around the globe, as well as an Executive Coach, focusing on leadership, talent development, corporate governance, learning from mistakes, and strategies for growth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and listed on the “Thinkers 50”, the world’s most prestigious ranking of leadership gurus. He has been featured in the FinancialTimes, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Business Week, the London Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, Inc, Fast Company, and CNBC, and is a regular columnist for the BBC.


What he offers you

Professor Finkelstein is a recognised thought leader on leadership, strategy, and corporate governance, and is listed in the “World’s Top 25 Leadership Gurus.” He regularly consults with firms on strategy and leadership.


How he presents

Professor Finkelstein tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience.

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Apr 14 2017

Reinhard Sprenger

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Leading Authority on Management Development and Motivation, Best-Selling Author

Reinhard SprengerReinhard Sprenger is the “The Management Pope” – a renowned European management expert and advisor on shaping future management and guiding culture in enterprises. A lecturer at the Universities of Berlin, Bochum, Essen and Cologne, his ideas of self-accountability have shaken up the management world both in Europe and the US.

“Germany’s most read author on Management” – Der Spiegel


In detail

Reinhard Sprenger studied philosophy, psychology, economics, history and sports at the Ruhr University Bochum, receiving his PhD in 1985 from the Free University Berlin. His books have sold more than half a million copies in Germany alone. The continued success of his books has made him one of the most-read management authors. His previous positions include being Executive of Human resource development and Training at 3M in Germany and scientific advisor for the Ministry of Culture in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. His expertise has been sought from numerous national and international firms such as Coca-Cola, 3M, Mobil Oil, Philip Morris, Daimler Benz, Hewlett Packard and Siemens.


What he offers you

Reinhard Sprenger embraces the vision of an individualised company, which places people as the main focus. “Leading” according to Reinhard, means above all encouraging, finding the right task for the individual to provoke superior achievement. He squarely confronts the notion that trust is a necessary foundation for individuals and organisations to maximise their potential over time


How he presents

His high-powered verbal style includes trailblazing formulas such as “guidance cannot be ordered, guidance is selected”. His forward-thinking approach to change in international management structures leaves his international audiences inspired.

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Feb 17 2017

Laurent Combalbert

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Professional Negotiator, Adviser in Collective Agility & Crisis Management

laurent-combalbertLaurent Combalbert holds a qualification from the National Academy of the FBI and was for several years a Hostage Negotiator with RAID, a specialist unit of the French Police. RAID is recognised as one of the world’s best units specialising in counter-terrorism and the management of complex situations that are hostage taking, kidnappings, riots, aircraft hijackings. Laurent has trained many police officers in this particular profession and managed dozens of hostage taking, extortion and kidnapping situations. He formed and led teams of experts in charge of solving complex situations and unconventional attacks everywhere. Laurent founded ADN Agence des Négociateursin 2013, and was the founder of Ulysceo in 2009, after 5 years in an international company in charge of crisis management.

“The most pre-eminent crisismanager in the world”


In detail

After studying law, political science and criminology, Laurent joined the National School of Police Officers from which he emerged vice-major in 1995. Author of several books on crisis management, negotiation, anticipation of risks and the management of teams, Laurent teaches in the HEC, EcoleSupérieure de Commerce de Paris, and he is a contributor to radio and television programmes in France and abroad (CNN, BFMTV, France 5, Europe 1, RMC, China Radio International) as a commentator on crisis situations.


What he offers you

Laurent specialises in managing complex and unconventional situations; “dream teams” helping companies to define and build effective strategies that will suit their organisations.


How he presents

Laurent delivers more than 150 lectures a year within the framework of seminars, conventions, executive steering committee meetings and corporate universities. He is a charismatic, humorous and insightful Speaker.

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Jan 13 2017

Antti Ohrling

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Founder of Ohrling Ltd

antti-ohrlingAntti Ohrling is the founder of Ohrling Ltd, a specialised marketing strategy & go-to-market firm operating in Europe, China and India.He advises companies on how to capitalise on the opportunities in the new, digitally-driven world, by combining digital possibilities with plain common sense often found in brick-and-mortar environment. He is a serial entrepreneur who combines creativity with strategy. He has worked in the FMCG, retail and wholesale, media, advertising, mobile gaming and IT and telecommunication industries.

“Antti’s trademark, in his own words, is to make things happen”


In detail

Antti has brought Angry Birds to India and Southeast Asia as regional director and has helped to restructure Jolla/Sailfish, an independent mobile operating system working as their COO in Hong Kong. He co-founded Blyk, the first and original ad-funded mobile network, in 2005. He was the CEO of Blyk UK and then the Chairman of Blyk Media India until April 2012. Prior to Blyk, Antti founded Contra Advertising Group, an international advertising group operating in three continents, now part of Touch Worldwide.He is a Fellow at RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce, UK) and Honorary Member of Board in MMA APAC. He is also inventor of over 20 international patents.


What he offers you

Antti draws on his experience as a corporate executive and serial entrepreneur and as someone with exposure to management styles across the world and from large MNCs to sizzling start-ups, to share his perspective on the two distinct styles of management. He takes the audiences through the characteristics and the advantages and drawbacks of both styles.


How he presents

Through examples, Antti helps the audience understand how to arrive at that vision and create a nurturing environment for innovation in their company.

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Sep 21 2016

Franz Josef Radermacher

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Leading Expert on Knowledge Management, Innovation and e-Commerce

Franz Josef RadermacherProfessor Franz Josef Radermacher is the originator of the Global Marshall Plan initiative that suggests a socio-ecological plan to eradicate poverty, increasing global wealth while protecting natural resources. He is the Director of the FAW/n (Research Institute of Applied Knowledge Processing) in Ulm and Professor for Databases and Artificial Intelligence at Ulm University. He is globally renowned for his research in socio-economical, political and cultural issues.

One of the leading experts on Innovation and Knowledge Management


In detail

Prof. Radermacher has been a Steering Committee member on various national and international committees. Since 1997 he has been a member of the Information Society Forum of the European Commission (ISF) and Forum 2000 of the German Government. He has been Vice-President of the Eco-Social Forum Europe and is a member of the Club of Rome. For his research he has received numerous national and internationals recognitions.


What he offers you

Prof. Radermacher’s offers insights into FAW’s research into information and knowledge processing. He explains how companies can be seen to behave as complex organisms and the importance of knowledge processing to ensure they function correctly. He also talks in great detail about how innovation and new technologies are shaping globalisation and how this is affecting the way we live and the way companies do business around the world


How he presents

Highly informative and eye-opening, Prof. Radermacher backs up his engaging presentations with a wealth of examples from his detailed studies and research.

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Nov 02 2015

Peter Rehwinkel

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Director, Founder International Disaster and Crisis Management (IDCM)

Peter RehwinkelPeter Rehwinkel is a former Member of Parliament, Senator and Mayor in The Netherlands and now runs a global crisis management consultancy, International Disaster and Crisis Management. IDCM has its base in Barcelona, the international hub of disaster and crisis management. He has headed several international and national delegations on crisis response and recovery.

“A crisis doesn’t have to be a disaster”


In detail

Peter Rehwinkel has been a ´rapporteur´ for the United Cities and Local Governments Organisation (UCLG) and developed high-level relationships with World Bank, various United Nations agencies, the European Commission and crisis assistance such as USAID, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). During his time as Mayor, Peter Rehwinkel took executive crisis response responsibility in a number of challenging crisis events. He holds a Master in Law and Administrative Sciences from the University of Groningen.


What he offers you

Peter Rehwinkel delivers a fascinating speech on crisis management and provides essential tips. Corporate sectors, governments and organizations have shown keen interest already in the golden rules he provides to prevent and respond to crisis.


How he presents

An experienced speaker at conferences the world over, Peter tailors each and every presentation to precisely suit the brief and always includes high quality slides and a wealth of useful actionable information.

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Aug 21 2015

Rolf Estrugo Eckstein

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Bundeswehr Test Pilot & Management Coach

Rolf Estrugo EcksteinRolf Estrugo Eckstein is a fighter jet and cargo plane test pilot for the German Bundeswehr. He tests new aircrafts and systems to provide the best and safest aircrafts for pilots. As a management consultant he advises companies and organisations from a wide range of businesses on crew resource management, how to create high performance teams and the importance of creating a security culture. He has also created an innovative three step Team Resource Management program for organisations.

“A top management coach
and human performance trainer”


In detail

After studying aviation at Aachen University, Rolf started his career as a jet pilot on tornado jets. He was part of the fighter bomber squadron 32 and was a Eurofighter test pilot. Following that, in 2009, he was trained at the Empire Test Pilot School in England and earned a degree as a Test Pilot, category 1. Since then he has piloted many aircraft types and has more than 2000 hours of practical experience, most of them jet aircrafts, being the leader of great teams.


What he offers you

Rolf combines scientific information from psychology, behavioural science and aviation and draws from his long term experience in military aviation to create a unique concept. Using clear examples from his professional career, Rolf explains how to benefit from all resources teams offer to achieve goals.


How he presents

Highly informative and entertaining, Rolf’s presentations are well received by a wide range of companies, keen to learn about security, risk management and creating high performance teams.

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Jul 13 2015

Anja Förster

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Management Consultant and Author

Anja FörsterAnja Förster is a bestselling author, management consultant and one of today‘s savviest business authorities on reinventing the logic of how business gets done.. She is a member of the Top 100 Jury, an initiative that awards the Best Innovator prize in Germany. Anja also lectures at the ZfU International Business School in Switzerland. Living in Germany, Anja writes her books in the US and picks up unusual business solutions on her extensive travels through North America and Asia.

“Crazy is who always does the same but hopes for a different result”


In detail

Anja Förster studied Business Administration in Germany, before being awarded a scholarship to continue her studies at a renowned American Graduate School of International Management and lived and worked in the US for several years. She was a senior manager at one of the world’s leading consulting companies before deciding to branch out and found her own management consultancy. Travelling all over Europe, she applies her theories in practice. Her clients include BMW, Deutsche Bank, Swisscom Mobile, Siemens etc.


What she offers you

Anja is a provocative and inspiring voice on management and innovation. She shares her unique insights into what it takes to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business world and highlights growth opportunities. Additionally she challenges people to turn long-held industry conventions on their head, fearlessly challenges the old guard and amazes her audience with new and unique products and services.


How she presents

Entertaining, thought-provoking and passionate, her presentations don’t just talk about being different they inspire people to be different. Her dynamic and entertaining approach leaves a lasting impression on her audience, leaving them energised.

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Jun 23 2015

Vlatka Hlupic

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Author of “The Management Shift” & CEO of Drucker Society, London

Vlatka HlupicProfessor Vlatka Hlupic is an award winning international thought leader, with an interdisciplinary educational background and several strands of her career. She is a Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Drucker Society in London.

“A renowned, professional keynote speaker”


In detail

Vlatka is an activist for humanising management, and an author of a ground-breaking book The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success, which was listed by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014. She is the winner of the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015 and the winner of the Axiom Business Books Award. She has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Guru Radar and “Ideas to practice” Award, the CMI Management Book of the Year Award and FT & McKinsey Business Book Award.


What she offers you

Vlatka is a thought leader on the behavioural nature of business and economics and the economic contribution of management. In her presentations she shares her intellectual insight with a practical understanding of how breakthrough ideas can be implemented.


How she presents

Vlatka Hlupic is a down to earth and compassionate speaker who has a wealth of knowledge on management and business theories and is popular at events all over the world.

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Apr 17 2015

David Taylor

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Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University, Lean Principles Expert

David TaylorDr. David Taylor is a Lean Thinking expert who came to Cardiff University in 1997 to work on the LEAP project a three year study to apply lean principles to the upstream automotive component supply chain in the UK. Since then he has carried out various research projects to develop and apply best practice in supply chain management. Over the past five years he has been fully engaged with the Food Value Chain Analysis projects and his work has made a significant contribution to the national initiative to improve the performance of UK agi-food supply chains.

“Specialist at applying Lean Thinking to supply chain management”


In detail

David Taylor holds a Masters in Business Administration specialising in Supply Chain Management from Cardiff Business School. A key characteristic of his work has been to ensure that his academic research has been firmly related to practical application and in consequence he has worked with many companies both in the UK and abroad. David’s career started in the automotive industry at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars where he held a number of roles in the fields of Purchasing, Supplier Development, Quality and Customer Service. He previously worked in the Department of Logistics at the University of Huddersfield, as a Research Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and as Marketing and Distribution Manager with a medical equipment manufacturer.


What he offers you

Currently exploring how best practice methodologies for supply chain improvement can be adapted and applied to humanitarian supply chains, David Taylor has delivered both consultancy and training projects for many companies and organisations to provide practical assistance in improving supply chain operations. With an interest in humanitarian aid, he has had direct involvement in humanitarian operations. He has worked in industries as diverse as steel, automotive, high-tech equipment manufacture, shipbuilding, footwear and most recently on a large project on the agri-food supply chain for the Food Chain Centre, funded by the UK government.


How he presents

With experience in business research, consultancy and lecturing, David Taylor is an eloquent and highly informative speaker.

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