Learning partners / Faculty & speakers

As a collaborative learning community, CEDEP works closely with its experts and learning partners. Our independence means we are free to bring together experts and faculty from many of the world’s top business schools and our extensive network of partners to work with our members.

Professors, Programme Directors or Programme Makers co-design the leadership development programmes and collaborate in open exchange to leverage our collective intelligence.

Serge airaudi
organisations & culture

Serge Airaudi is a researcher, consultant, and expert in organizational management and Japanese culture. He advises senior executives in the areas of strategy and management, and has carried out numerous consulting assignments with companies engaged in strategic agreements, alliances, acquisitions and establishments in Japan.


A philosopher by training, his research work focuses on intercultural methodologies (particularly with Japan), organizational models, the paradigm of globalization and the cultural model and its functioning.

He lecturers for companies, professional associations and teaches at several institutions on the topics of Japanese culture, the genesis and challenges of globalization, the transformation of organizations in the 21st century, and business and cultural models.

He’s published numerous articles in Revue Française de Gestion and has also authored two books Biorythme de l’entreprise et conquête de la frontière intérieure  (2004) and  L’avenir de l’origine, genèse de la mondialisation  (2012), Editions Descartes & Cie.

liri andersson
artificial intelligence & digital

Liri Andersson is the founder of this fluid world, a boutique business consultancy that helps global brands, and their people build relevance and resilience into their business.


Liri’s engagements spreads across regions, industries, functions and business problems, and has proven invaluable to the people who make up the many global brands she has collaborated with over the past 25 years, recently: Google, L’Oréal, Nespresso, Dyson, Nestlé, Nike, Danone and Volvo.

Liri’s impact on brands and people attests to her unparalleled understanding of an increasingly confusing and challenging business environment, as well as the mechanics of large and complex organisations. Her experience puts her in a unique position to navigate her collaborators through a successful transition, in their quest for relevance and resilience.

At CEDEP, Liri is a Programme Director, Business Coach, and teaches subjects related to;  value creation, innovation, emerging technologies, collaboration, strategic decision making, transformation and change management.

albert angehrn
artificial intelligence & change collaboration

Albert Angehrn’s activities concentrate on the impact of information and communication technologies and networks on learning, change, and collaboration processes within and across organisations, and on the design of innovative solutions to management learning, including the design of advanced simulations, intelligent agents, and virtual learning spaces.


Albert is a Professor of Information Technology at INSEAD since 1989. His research work received various international awards. His publications appear in academic journals, such as Journal of Management Information Systems, European Management Journal, Information Systems Management, European Journal of Operations Research and articles in The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has also contributed to chapters of several books.

He founded INSEAD's Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT) and has designed a variety of multimedia and internet-based management learning and development tools, including the EIS Simulation, a change, IT innovation and people management challenge, which is adopted by schools such as Stanford, MIT, Duke and Columbia University, the LingHe Simulation, which allows managers to experience the challenge of interacting and driving change within a Chinese organisation, or the recent Boost AI, which addresses the diffusion and adoption of Artificial Intelligence techniques in organizations.

He directed INSEAD’s Executive Education programmes, Competing in the Information Age and Leadership in the Knowledge Society (LinKS). He taught MBA courses on Organisational Computing and CyberEntrepreneurship, and held numerous workshops on Leadership in the information Age for The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). He is currently active in presenting his latest research via INSEAD Online.

Albert holds regular sessions at CEDEP, in particular on collaboration, using his renowned simulations.

adrien angliviel de la beaumelle
coach & facilitator

Adrien Angliviel de la Beaumelle is a professional facilitator. He discovered facilitation 20 years ago and developed a passion for this job.  He delivers large-scale events, support of transformation, and change management, and is at ease in face-to-face and online environments.


His experience focuses on large to very large groups (20 to 500).  For him, facilitation is about engaging all participants, weaving rich conversations, nurturing experience sharing and cross-learning.  He aims at generating convergence and engagement at collective and individual levels. His sessions are always co-designed with his final clients, they are production-oriented, dynamic and fun, blending different type of modules in order to achieve the desired outcomes.

From 2005, Adrien has explored facilitation applied to pedagogy, his experience covers the facilitation of corporate universities, train the trainers and facilitated learning journeys.

Adrien is the author of several books about facilitation (the T book, the ADD book, Danone DIF)

In 2005, he co-founded The Value Web, an international network of facilitators which works in large multi-stakeholder sessions around the globe. The Value Web has been a partner of the World Economic Forum, strongly involved in the annual meeting in Davos. This network is also involved with other organisation such as: The Young Global Leaders, Gain alliance, the World Business Dialog etc. 

As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Wild is the Game which he left in 2018 to start another company: Col.or facilitation.

At CEDEP, Adrien is a Programme Director and brings his excellence on facilitation in several programmes.

Frank Azimont
growth strategies, strategy execution, faculty for good

Frank is a scholar trained in sociology of markets, in marketing and in management. He received a PhD from Lancaster University in market studies. He is programme director at CEDEP, one of the leading European executive education centres. He currently spends most of his time working with executives, facilitating groups of leaders around market-oriented strategies.


His preferred themes include growth strategies, strategy execution, market shaping, B to B marketing, category and brand development, insight search, innovation processes, digital and integrated communication, in-store marketing, relations to trade organizations, category management and the management of stakeholder.

Industries he knows particularly well include food and Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Do It Yourself and home equipment, nutrition and health industries.

He has organised executive education programmes and EXCO workshops with numerous multinationals on subjects related to market development and marketing capabilities, in Europe, Asia and Americas, in the FMCG, retail, Telco and health industries. He currently runs transformation and tailor made executive education programmes with large corporations such as Vodafone, Brambles, PON, Bio Mérieux, Sanofi, L’Oréal, Auchan or Danone Group.

His research has been published in academic journals in marketing and management. He co-authored several books and chapters in marketing. Frank developed his research expertise through a thesis entitled “Valuation, metrologies and judgement: a study of market practices”. His current research focuses on the understanding of valuation processes involved when a consensus has to be found between economic value, and other type of values, such as moral, justice or dignity.

He has received a silver award from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in the category “organization transformation” for a programme run with L’Oreal at CEDEP.

Frank is the founder of “The Market Shaping Institute”, an education and research institution that investigates market practices defined as the set of institutions, norms, agents, processes, and performance indicators that together shape an infrastructure in which business can take place. His consulting consists in facilitating groups of managers define how they deal with markets, business development, strategies and market capabilities. He leads groups of managers through processes toward agreed-upon outcomes in ways that elicit participation, ownership, and creativity from all involved.

Frank has been a professor in marketing at EMLYON business school for 17 years, where he was head of the marketing and innovation department between 2000 and 2003. He has worked with undergraduates, MBAs and Ph.D. students over his career. Prior to being a professor, Frank has been a sales and marketing manager in the FMCG industry.

Muriel barnier

Muriel Barnier is the SPE CEDEP Safety Leadership Program Director and founder of Lime Core, a company dedicated to training and communications in HSE, Leadership and Employee Engagement.  


She has 13 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. She started in the Corporate Social Responsibility Department where she developed the global award-winning program HSE for Youth which still today reaches 4,000+ children in 50+ countries every year.

After winning the first IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award in 2016, she became the global head of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Training & Communications at Schlumberger and manager of Schlumberger SAFE, the umbrella strategy to drive the company to a step change in safety. The outstanding results achieved with this strategy were recognized by the CEO Award in 2019.

Muriel combines program designing, consulting, coaching and teaching in HSE and Leadership. Her clients are mainly in heavy industries such as oil & gas and mining. She is recognized for her ability to challenge the status quo and think outside of the box.

In her spare time, she has been coordinating community development projects in West Africa since she was 21.

Muriel holds two master’s degrees with the highest honors, in Education Science and Corporate Social Responsibility.

milton bennet
culture & politics

Dr. Milton J. Bennett is an American sociologist known for originating the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity that has been used to guide training and research in the field since 1986. The framework describes the different ways in which people can react to cultural differences.


He founded and directs the Intercultural Development Research Institute co-located in Milano, Italy and Washington State, USA. He was a tenured professor at Portland State University and is now an adjunct professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, where he teaches intercultural communication in the graduate program of Social Service Management and Political Policy.

His most recent book is the revised edition of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, & Practices (Intercultural Press, 2013).

In the corporate sector, Dr. Bennett has been on the executive training faculty of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Smith College, Boeing Leadership Center, Motorola University, the Stockholm School of Economics, and Eni University, and currently the Global Leadership Program of Mesa Research Group.  Additionally he has consulted directly with over one hundred companies and business schools.

At CEDEP, Milton designed and teaches sessions for Senior Leaders on Political Correctness and building a climate of respect for diversity.

Nana von bernuth
leadership & collaboration

Nana von Bernuth is a Professor and Business Coach with a focus on Innovation, Strategy, and Leadership.  Her passion lies in helping participants to transform learnings into action.


Since 2003, she combines consulting, research activity, programme design and teaching at CEDEP and INSEAD, which allows her to remain at the forefront of the latest insights and developments in these fields.

Nana collaborated with Morten Hansen and Jim Collins on their books Collaboration and Great by Choice, respectively as well as on Herminia Ibarra’s book Act Like a Leader, Think like a Leader  on how to successfully step up to leadership.  Her work on “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” is published each year in Harvard Business Review.

Prior to her career in academia, Nana was a senior management consultant with KPMG Corporate Finance in Berlin and Milan. Companies she has worked for include among others: LG Electronics, Johnson & Johnson, Santander, Starwood Hotels, Renault, EdF, Lego as well as a lot of small and medium sized companies. Since 2016, she is on the board of the Artificial Intelligence company Addventa, Paris.

At CEDEP, Nana leverages her deep experience in designing leadership development programmes globally. She directs CEDEP’s flagship programme on soft-skills for Business Leadership – AME (Achieving Managerial Excellence), coaches and teaches on the Strategic Challenge projects of the GMP (General Management Programme) participants and directs several company specific programmes.

What I love about CEDEP: “The energy and creativity. CEDEP walks the talk. We constantly reinvent and question what we do and how we do it.”

hélène bovais
organisation & relationships

Hélène Bovais teaches sociology of organization, organizational theory and change management for senior executives in different institutions. Her research focuses on cooperation, paradox management, action theories and decision-making. She currently collaborates with Harvard Business School on a research program dedicated to hybrid organizations.


After 11 years as a consultant specialized in organization and sociology, and 12 years as a senior executive in retail banking, Hélène embraced an academic career as a professor and researcher. She has a PhD in Management and Organization Theories and her doctoral research was awarded ANDESE prize in 2013. She is also General Manager of Strat & Org Conseil, a consulting firm specialized in organizational and cultural change.

As a senior executive in retail banking, she was a Director of a Marketing & Distribution Department, ICTs Department, Industrialization Program and Transformation Programs in France and abroad.

As a consultant, she applies sociology and organizational sciences to business issues. She managed transformation programs in retail and marketing, manufacturing or supply chain management. Now, she provides support to large companies in retail, telecommunication and banking services, dealing with cultural changes or complex organizational problems.

Hélène has wide experience in diverse industries and services such as, cosmetic, car rental, automotive, household appliances, glass manufacturing, rail industry, shipyards, pet food, retail banking & wealth management, telecommunications and mass retail.

Hélène holds regular sessions in CEDEP programmes that aim at supporting participants conducting analysis of their organisation.

edward buckingham
strategy & leadership

Edward Buckingham’s areas of expertise are strategy, international business and operations management. His research focuses on the boundaries of the firm and the strategic implications of operating in developing countries. 


Edward has extensive experience in executive education, and has taught in French, Indonesian and Mandarin as well as English. His specialist areas in executive education include strategy and leadership. His industry interests include agribusiness, manufacturing, education and natural resources.

Edward began his career with BCG in Shanghai where he worked on steel, automotive, pharmaceutical, energy and consumer goods industries for Chinese and international clients. After completing his MBA at INSEAD, he joined the senior management team of a French manufacturing company supplying the pharmaceutical industry. There he established a sales presence in China, served as head of R&D, and later as General Manager. As a manager in Schlumberger’s business consulting practice, he advised oil and gas companies on manpower and strategic planning processes in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Between 2008 and 2010 Edward directed INSEAD’s EMBA programmes which he led into the strategic new markets of the Middle-east and China - via a joint venture. Both of these programmes topped the FT EMBA rankings.

Currently, he is Professor of Management and Director Engagement of the Monash Business School. Edward graduated from INSEAD and the John Hopkins – Nanjing Centre for China studies. He has a B.Sc. in Materials Science, a B.A. with honors in Indonesian literature. He earned a PhD from SOAS at the University of London,  which focused on an ethnographic study of entrepreneurship in Indonesia.

Patrick butler
Risk Management

Patrick Butler advises and coaches Executive Committees and boards of global and national financial services firms to enhance their Compliance functions, build effective Conduct and Culture Enhancement programmes and strengthen risk management practices at all levels. He founded Calitor in 2012, through which he has helped clients such as Barclays Bank, RBS, Natixis and Commerzbank.


Based on the practical solutions developed with clients, Patrick designs and delivers bespoke Regulatory Risk Management and practical business culture framework development courses to financial institutions and other regulated industries, either individually, through executive education foundations such as CEDEP or via Industry Associations.

In early 2018 he co-founded the Conduct and Culture Academy at UK Finance, brings both retail and wholesale banks together to develop practical ways to meet emerging regulatory expectations, based on advanced behavioural understanding and practical expertise, leading edge tools and frameworks.

Prior to this Patrick was a British Diplomat in the Far East, including being part of the first official British diplomatic visit to North Korea; an Investment Banker with HSBC and then EMEA head of Global Banking Compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this latter role he restructured, based on Conduct principles, the Investment Banking, Debt and Equity Capital Markets and Equity Research Compliance functions, following the merger of the two banks in 2009.

He is also Deputy Chairman on the board of MIRIS AS, a clean energy and smart building focussed Norwegian construction company that is developing blockchain to innovate financing and management of Smart City and Edge computing projects; an adviser to Arkadia Lending, a start-up Peer-to-SME lending platform, and mentors small and medium businesses, with a focus on FinTech, facing substantial growth or change.

Patrick received his MBA from INSEAD in 1999.

théo coupernolle
leardership, stress & performance, faculty for good

Dr. Theo Compernolle specialises in stress management, and has become an expert on the emotional and relational aspects of leadership and enhancing the resilience of executives, executive teams, organizations and families with a business, especially in times of conflict, stress and change.


Theo is a medical doctor and neuro-psychiatrist, and independent consultant, coach, trainer and keynote speaker.  He combines research from very different fields including medicine, biology, psychology, neurology, physiology and management to find the practical applications of this knowledge and ways to share these insights in lectures and workshops.

Theo has published several non-fiction books and more than a hundred scientific articles. His three books: Stress: Friend and Foe became bestsellers and 25 year long-sellers. He published in 2014 Brainchains: Discover your brain to unleash your performance in a hyperconnected multitasking world and its concise version How to unchain your brain.

He teaches and coaches in executive programs of business schools such as INSEAD, the Vlerick Leuven Ghent School for Management of the universities of Gent and Leuven in Belgium and the TIAS business school in Tilburg (Netherlands). He has been the Suez Chair in Leadership and Personal Development at the Solvay Business School. 

At CEDEP, Theo has been pioneering highly valued sessions on stress management for executive participants and continues to capture his audience with a topic all the more relevant in our world.  His drive: “curiosity leading to a deep understanding and simplicity in teaching as the ultimate sophistication.”

edith coron
coah, intercultural

Edith Coron is a senior executive coach, coach supervisor and facilitator. She brings to her work the scope and depth of more than thirty years of an exceptional global professional career, spanning four continents and stretching from her early years as a war correspondent in Central America to her certification as the first qualified coach supervisor in mainland China.


Edith works at the crossroads of business, people and organizational development, where global leadership is defined and implemented in the 21st century. She grounds her approach in the belief that individuals and groups are rich kaleidoscopes and that they operate in escalating complexity. She supports them as they develop authentic leadership that drives business results. Her systemic approach allows her to bring into the conversation the individual, the team, the organization, and the broader context.She is both an engaging public speaker and an author. Her book China Blend: The Cultural Hybrids Bridging the World was published in French in October 2015.

Edith is trained and certified as a coaching supervisor by the UK based Coaching Supervision Academy. A Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, she heads the ICF-France committee on Coaching and Artificial Intelligence. She is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC). She is a graduate of the Presencing Institute - Theory-U lab. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Dijon-France and studied at the Journalism School of Columbia, Missouri, USA.

A global nomad by choice, Edith has lived and worked in China, the UK, the US, Israel, France, Russia, and in several nations of Latin America and Africa.

Moira creedon
finance & value creation

Moira Creedon is a consultant and lecturer in Financial Management working with managers and entrepreneurs worldwide to help build and implement robust sustainable strategies for their businesses and create value by making the right decisions.


She works extensively with high growth SMEs, coaching CEOs / founders and raising funding in multiple technology-based companies including Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things, Nanotechnology and blockchain based companies. The core focus is to ensure that the growth path is viable, adequately resourced and delivers on the agreed targets while protecting the interests of the founders.

Moira was previously a Programme Director managing countrywide Private Sector Development projects for the World Bank and other donors in emerging markets in Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and Eastern Europe. These projects included creating nationwide frameworks for funding, mentoring and support structures for local entrepreneurs to help gain the appropriate skills funding and resources to create and grow sustainable businesses and long-term jobs.

Previously Moira managed an International Mergers and Acquisitions team for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London. She also worked in export marketing for Irish companies seeking to enter new European markets.

Moira holds an MBA from IESE Barcelona, after an undergraduate honours degree in Mathematics and a postgraduate degree in finance and valuation.  She directed the IMI Postgraduate Diploma in Business Finance for many years.

Moira is a senior member of the finance faculty of many business schools and universities including the Irish Management Institute, INSEAD, University of Warwick Business School, CEDEP, Social Enterprise Ireland Academy, Management Centre Europe, Brussels. She lectures and teaches in Spanish, French and German as well as English.

At CEDEP, Moira delivers finance courses with a deep understanding of the business world.

iván cuesta

Iván Cuesta is an entrepreneur, board member, researcher and lecturer.  His field of interest spans from purchasing, strategic supply operations, life science startups, to corporate governance.


Iván currently leads life science startups in France and Switzerland, and he founded Baby Food Brand Biologix in France, two companies that value natural products.

A Chemistry Engineer by background, he also holds a post-master’s degree in International Purchasing. As Supply Chain Executive Manager, he created purchasing & supply chain structures from scratch and designed global operations set up.

With over fifteen years international experience in FMCG and Life Science industries, he has an excellent understanding of the industry, and in particular of specialized nutrition.

Passionate about corporate governance and activist shareholders, Ivan is currently completing an executive Doctorate (DBA) at Ecole des Ponts in Paris on activist shareholders and their impact on the agenda of corporations.  

Ivan bridges sound academic thinking into real world contexts, and brings his unique perspectives for running a value-driven business into the classroom. He’s a Visiting Professor at Bocconi Business School, EADA in Barcelona and Politecnico in Milan.


cam danielson
leadership & change

Cam Danielson’s work focuses on assisting leaders and management teams to revision future direction and opportunity amid the turbulence of personal, organizational, and societal change.


He has distinctive competence in delivery of mindfulness workshops, executive development programs, building and leading high performing teams, and executive coaching.  His research has appeared in The Integral Leadership Review, The Monroe Institute Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Business Horizons, and The American Benedictine Review.  His current research on the effects of long-term practice in meditation has been published as a book entitled: Beyond the Horizon: Glimpses into the Lives of Exceptional Leaders (2015).

Cam has designed and/or conducted executive development programs for organizations such as 3M, Aditya Birla Group, AT&T, BAE, Brambles, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Danone, Dow Chemical, EDS, Eli Lilly & Co., ExxonMobil, FedEx, GDF Suez (Engie), Ingersoll-Rand, Kohler Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, The Nature Conservancy, Philips, Polaris Software, Rolls-Royce, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric Industries, Whirlpool, and Xerox.

He has consulted with organizations on formulating a corporate learning strategy, improving organizational performance, and building and leading effective teams.  His clients have included Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Wellpoint), AT&T, Boston Scientific, Chemtura, CIGNA, FedEx, Eli Lilly & Co., Mt. Sinai Medical Center, The Nature Conservancy, Old National Bancorp, Agility, and the University of Notre Dame.

He has worked with more than a thousand leaders in review of their individual goals and personal effectiveness to chart the next phase in their leadership journey.  He has coached senior leaders at Aditya Birla Group, GDF-Suez (Engie), Indus Towers, Ingersoll-Rand, Kohler Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, Philips Lighting, Schneider Electric, The Nature Conservancy, and UTi.  He has also worked extensively with emerging leaders at ExxonMobil.

Cam’s background includes 15 years leading the office of executive education at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  He was a speechwriter for the president of Indiana University and a member of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Cam received a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Kansas, a Medieval Studies Certificate and a master’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  He is a graduate of the Xerox Middle Management Program, a participant in the American Center for International Leadership’s US-USSR Exchange Program, and a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School.

philippe delquié
decision making, innovation

Phillippe Delquié’s teaching and research interests are in the area of decision, risk and multicriteria analysis.


His work has focused on the contrast between decision intuition and decision analysis, and how the interaction between the two can enhance managerial planning and decision processes. Some of his work has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Prior to joining INSEAD, he has held academic appointments at the University of Texas at Austin, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, and has also been a visiting faculty at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Swiss Banking School.

Philippe holds a master’s degree and PhD from MIT, and a Civil Engineering Diploma from the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics, Lyon, France.

Edouard demeire
marketing & simulation

Edouard Demeire is a regular lecturer and visiting professor in academic institutions such as the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBSEM), ESCP Europe and CELforpharma, the Center for Executive Leadership in Pharmaceuticals of which he is a founding partner.


He has worked as a consultant and trainer for various health care, biotech, high-technology and service companies. His experience is mainly with companies such as AstraZeneca, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Merck and most recently Roche/Genentech, where he co-authored their Marketing Excellence Brand Planning process.

After working as a full-time research associate at INSEAD, he consulted with the PA Consulting Group and then joined PRISM, a company originally created by three professors of the INSEAD business school with the vision to transfer state of the art marketing to the corporate world. Edouard is currently Managing Partner of PRISM.

In terms of R&D activity, Edouard has developed a number of decision support systems and business simulation systems. Edouard’s work has been published in Management Journals such as Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Scrip Magazine and Pharmaceutical Executive.

Edouard holds a degree in econometrics from the University of Antwerp where he wrote his thesis on a comparison of forecasting models in marketing applications.

vincent desportes
Geostrategy, strategy & leadership

Major General (r) Vincent Desportes turned to higher education, strategic thinking and international affairs, after a career in the French and U.S. Armed Forces. In this context, he worked in the United States between 1998 and 2003.


After two years in the US Army, where he graduated from the War College, he was assigned to the French Embassy in Washington. On his return to France, he was appointed Defence Advisor to the Secretary General of National Defence before becoming Director of the Centre for Force Employment Doctrine. For three years, he was responsible for strategy development and feedback for the French Army. In the summer of 2008, he took command of the Ecole supérieure de guerre. He is now Special Advisor to the President of Panhard General Defense.

Vincent’s expertise is in the field of geostrategy, strategy, and leadership from his extensive knowledge of international and military affairs.  He has published numerous books on strategy and praxeology, contributed to numerous French and foreign journals, and has been speaking at conferences on the themes of strategy and leadership in the metropolises of different continents for the past ten years.

He has been the Director of the "Strategies and Doctrines" collection at Economica since 1999, strategic advisor to the President of the IFRI, and member of the scientific council of the Higher Council for Strategic Training and Research. He’s also Associate Professor at Sciences Po Paris, and teaches in several Grandes Ecoles, and works with major companies.

Vincent holds an engineering degree, doctorate in history, and business administration and sociology degrees.

yves doz
strategy & strategic agility

Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at INSEAD and Visiting Professor at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki School of Economics).


He was Dean of Executive Education (1998-2002) and Associate Dean for Research and Development (1990-1995) at INSEAD. He has also taught at the Harvard Business School, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

His research on the strategy and organization of multinational companies led to numerous publications, including several books, in particular The Multinational Mission: Balancing Local Demands and Global Vision, co-authored with CK. Prahalad (1987) and From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy co-authored with José Santos and Peter Williamson (Harvard Business School Press, 2001) which shows how companies can mobilize dispersed knowledge to learn from the world. His most recent work on this topic features in Managing Global Innovation, co-authored with Keeley Wilson (Harvard Business School Press, 2012).

Yves currently carries out research on how companies can achieve strategic agility. In early 2008, he published Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility will help you stay ahead of the Game, Wharton School Press, with Dr Mikko Kosonen, formerly CIO at Nokia. The research is based on interviews with 150 executives from leading global companies such as Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel, Nokia, and SAP. Measures, tools and leadership behaviours implemented by these companies as they rekindled growth are detailed in a way that can serve as examples and be readily put in practice. The book has received widespread acclaim and is being translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Thai. The study is on-going with an expansion of the sample to other industries and several publications in strategic management journals.

Yves directs the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances Programme at INSEAD, an executive seminar drawn from his research on strategic alliances (Alliance Advantage, co-authored with Gary Hamel was published in 1998).

His research work won numerous awards: a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management (2003) and an election as “Inaugural Fellow of the Strategic Management Society” (2005). Yves was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management (2006), and was also nominated by The Economist as one of a handful of European ‘Management Gurus’. He is a frequent speaker at management conferences and corporate events. He was President of the Academy of International Business from 2008-2010.

Yves’ business experience includes work on multinational aircraft programs; he has consulted for many major multinational corporations and taught in their internal development programs. His recent assignments have included advising multinationals on the development of new growth platforms and designing and implementing competitive revitalization programs.

Yves received his doctoral degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Jouy-en-Josas, France).

johana dunlop
csr SUSTAINABILITY, faculty for good

Johana Dunlop has been deeply committed to business, environment and society issues since 1997. Her expertise is both strategic and technical and applies to many aspects of social and environmental performance in relations to large international business. 


In addition, she has a genuine capacity to explore new subjects and to persuade, mobilize and inspire others for a better quality of life on the planet.

Johana is an oil and gas industry professional with 27 years international experience within sustainability, risk management and community outreach.  She held various management positions at Schlumberger, until 2017 when she acted as Director, Sustainability Integration.  She led the development of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International sustainability strategy, founded its Sustainability Technical Section (2,000+ members), and in 2017 was appointed a three-year term serving on the international SPE Board as Technical Director, leading the HSE and Sustainability disciplines.

During her career, Johana also led the transformation of the Schlumberger Foundation into a strategic philanthropic vehicle, which resulted in a portfolio of programmes, including the Faculty for the Future flagship programme funding and supporting women scientists from developing countries.  

Her education background draws on business, risk management and the liberal arts with an A.I.R.M from the Institute of Risk Management in the UK, an M.Sc. Management from Boston University and a B.A. with Honors in French and Classics from Trinity College in Dublin.

At CEDEP, Johana combines her expertise with strong conviction, and knowledge of designing and implementing programmes for a positive impact.  She is the Programme Director of the social entrepreneurship programme Live for Good, and the initiator of the SPE-CEDEP Safety Leadership Academy.

François dupuy
organisations & sociology

François Dupuy is a sociologist who continues to operate frequently in academic and consulting positions.


His work focuses on strategic analysis of organizations as a tool for diagnostics of organizational issues and change management. Among various books and articles, he is the author of the Manpower award winning The Customer’s Victory (1999)The Chemistry of Change (2001), The Sciences-Pô/Le Monde award winning Sharing Knowledge (2005), La fatigue des élites (2005). His latest books are: Lost in Management: la vie quotidienne des entreprises au XXIème siècle, Paris, éditions du Seuil, 2011 and Business for the 21st Century: Towards Simplicity and trust,  London, Macmillan Business, 2011.

As a consultant, François created his first consulting company, Stratema/SMG (1984-1995) and years later, he was also the founder and Chairman of the French subsidiary of Mercer Delta (2001-2005).

François works with multinational corporations to diagnose organizational barriers to successful change and business growth. The diagnostic process highlights the organizational context (place) and practice (behaviour) that prevent successful adoption and implementation of business objectives. He has worked with top management teams in companies such as Air France, Air Liquide, France Telecom, GDF Suez, Lafarge, La Poste, l’Oreal, Merck Serrono, Renault, Schneider Electric, Snecma, UKTI among others.

Antoine Duvauchelle
Strategy, innovation & leadership, faculty for good

Antoine (Tony) Duvauchelle is an entrepreneur and adjunct professor at INSEAD. He’s co-founder of LiveCase, an educational technology business creating next generation gaming and simulation products for education and training.


At INSEAD, he teaches strategy, innovation and leadership for executive education programmes in addition to the MBA and EMBA capstone courses.

Antoine’s areas of expertise include strategy, venture capital (VC), innovation and entrepreneurship, which fuels his passion for teaching how businesses of any size can scale for growth.

Previously, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence for Project A Ventures, a leading internet VC company in Europe, where he led the international business development of Tirendo, an innovative e-commerce company (acquired for 50mEUR). He was before this an associate at Good Energies, a leading 2bnEUR global PE/VC clean energy technologies investment firm.

Antoine was also a Senior Consultant for Frontier Economics Ltd., a boutique economics consultancy in London where he advised European utility companies, institutional banks, and large corporations on questions of strategy, regulation and anti-trust.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a master’s degree in international politics and economics from Johns Hopkins University, and bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Maryland.

Antoine was once an Ironman triathlete.

Ingrid eras
leadership & emotional inteligence

Ingrid Eras is a Senior Human Resource Leader with extensive experience directing HR functions as well as special integration and work stream projects in support of major acquisitions.


Her areas of expertise are: HR strategy and alignment – transition management – due diligence – quality improvement – staffing and recruitment – policy development – severance management – mergers and acquisitions – training and people development – psychometric testing and assessment –Emotional Intelligence – organizational structure – organizational culture – CSR – mentoring and coaching.

Ingrid has been at Belmond since September 2014 and holds the role of EVP, Chief HR Officer. Prior to her appointment Ingrid was VP People Development& Staffing at Starwood Hotels, EAME Divisional Office in Brussels.

She has a Bachelor of Administration (Hotel School Den Haag, Institute of Hospitality Management), holds a Diploma in Clinical Organizational Psychology (18 month program at INSEAD). She also is a certified MBTI, EQ-I, Hogan’s, PPA, and Firo B practitioner.

Ingrid Eras speaks Dutch, English, German and has notions of French, Portuguese and Polish.  At CEDEP Ingrid runs sessions on Emotional Intelligence in the soft skills programme “Achieving Managerial Excellence”.


pamela fuhrmann
coach & conscious leadership

Dr. Pamela Fuhrmann facilitates development experiences through leadership programs, retreats, and coaching in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Her expertise is developing the full capacity of each individual through fostering greater awareness of their internal environment and personal operating assumptions in order to be more capable of working with complexity, uncertainty, and change. 


Her perspectives on learning and development are built from 20 years of experience in the field of executive education and her studies in adult learning and development, leadership coaching and development, and depth psychology.

As co-Founder and principal at The Conscious Leadership Institute, Pam has experience working with leaders at Aditya Birla Group, Engie, ExxonMobil, Indus Towers, Ingersoll-Rand, Kohler Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, Novelis, Philips Lighting, Polaris Software, Schneider Electric Industries, SCOR, United Way, and various regional non-profits.

Through her work, Pam is involved in various groups focused on envisioning the future of leadership from academic associations to grass root movements. She currently serves as a Board Member of San Francisco’s Bay Area Conscious Capitalism Chapter.

Previously, Pam served as the Director of Finance and Operations for the Office of Executive Education at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  Her experience ranged from building new lines of business, the administration of corporate relationships, and the management of HR functions, to financial forecasting and planning, and the development of financial policy and practices. Additionally, Pam has worked for a solution-driven online education firm with responsibilities in business development, instructional design, and project management.

Pam received a PhD in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012. Complementing her doctoral work is her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Indiana University with a focus on adult development and workplace learning.

Additionally, Pam is an International Coaching Federation Certified Coach, completing the Organizational and Leadership Coaching program from Fielding Graduate University. She is certified in several coaching assessments and approaches.

clive gallery
finance & value creation

Clive Gallery is a Visiting Professor of Finance and Operations at the Sorbonne School of Business. Over the last 10 years he has become a renowned specialist in the optimisation of value relationships with key clients and suppliers to improve both top and bottom line performance.


He is particularly interested in the financial impact of operations on innovation, top-line performance, cash and risk mitigation.

Clive has worked on leadership and benchmarking programmes for a variety of companies such as Kraft-Heinz, Orange, Airbus, L’Oréal, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Unilever, Siemens, United Biscuits, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Henkel and Reckitt Benckiser and has helped companies design and deliver value creation workshops on a world-wide level.

He has also delivered a number of conferences and published several articles and case studies on procurement’s impact on sustainable shareholder value, financial communication, negotiation strategies, investor perception, growth and risk. He is currently working on agility, digitalization and operational alignment with other key functions.

Clive has been a member of the AT Kearney CPO club since 2008, providing thought leadership for global chief procurement officers from some of Europe’s biggest companies such as Orange, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestlé, Royal Dutch Shell, Vodafone, Philips, BASF and Unilever.

He studied in the U.K. and France and has a PhD in Finance from Bordeaux University.

Christophe Gillet
innovation & transformation, faculty for good

Christophe Gillet is a transformation agent, an innovation activist and a corporate anxiolytic.  He has developed expertise in Leadership of Change, Management of Innovation and Mental Models, as well as ‘new style’ Resilient Organisations.


He has first-hand experience of new business creation in ‘value driven’ contexts, and concretely piloted several major change initiatives in large organisations. Christophe has practical leadership experience in multicultural environments and of transformational change management and strategic change, including creating virtual teams to deliver resilience, adapting behaviours and business cultures under fast growing uncertainty and managing ‘foggy’ projects.

In a previous life, he was Director of Business Innovation for SONY Business Europe. He lived in the Netherlands for 10 years and was head of a large European business unit. Christophe lived for 2 years in Algeria, studied in New-York and Tokyo and contributes to executive programmes at the University of Cape Town, the American University of Cairo, Duke CE, and IMD.

Christophe loves teaching unconventionally, provoking thoughts, playing with mental models (biases).  He uses passion, humour and storytelling as vehicles to deepen learning.

At CEDEP, Christophe teaches transformation, innovation, resilience, organisational change, communication with impact.  He designs and directs several highly original and unorthodox programmes. A “remarkable lateral thinker” as Sony once described him.

Jules Goddard
organisations, behaviours & philosophy

Jules Goddard is a Fellow of London Business School, formerly Gresham Professor of Commerce; Mercer’s School Memorial Professor of Business Administration at City University; Visiting Professor of Marketing at École des Ponts Paris Tech; Unilever Distinguished Scholar, AGSM at UNSW, Sydney.


In the 90s, he specialised in designing, directing and teaching senior-level, enterprise-wide transformational programmes for many companies, including one third of the FTSE 100. His particular areas of interest are business creativity, strategic innovation and leadership skills.

Recently, he co-established the Management Innovation Lab (MLab) at London Business School, dedicated to partnering with chosen clients in the experimental pursuit of radically different ways of managing talent and organising work.

alain goudsmet
leadership, top team

Alain Goudsmet is an internationally renowned expert in the field of mental coaching with more than 20 years of experience guiding individuals and teams in their pursuit for top mental, emotional, and collective performance. Alain’s background is both in the world of sports and business.


Alain is founder of Mentally Fit Institute, a scientific multidisciplinary association which brings together scientists and specialists in energetic areas of human potential: doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, and mental coaches to drive individuals and teams to develop their full human potential.

Beside his executive coaching for companies, Alain also devotes his time as a mental coach for sports teams, including the Belgian National Men’s Hockey team, which received a bronze medal in the last European Championship, and also qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. As mental Coach, he also guided the Belgian National Women’s Hockey team in their challenge to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Alain was also the top Sport Coach: Trainer-Coach for the Belgian Tennis Federation.

In the field of education, Alain is faculty and leads business coaching sessions at several prestigious business schools including ICHEC Entreprises (Brussels) and IESEG ( Lille).

He holds a post graduate degree in Top Sport Training & Coaching, a post graduate degree in Management from the CEPAC Solvay Business School (ULB), and a graduate degree in People Management from ICHEC – Brussels.

Alain is author of the book, The Corporate athlete, Kluwer 2010, Co-author of Attitude Coach, Kluwer 2003, and Co-author with Dominique Monami of Tout est dans le caractère (in French and Dutch) Racine/Lannoo 2007.

thomas hellwig
leadership, transformation & coach

Dr. Thomas Hellwig is a medical doctor, executive coach, and professor of leadership. He is an experienced teacher and programme director at CEDEP.


As faculty, he teaches on leadership with topics like emotional intelligence, team effectiveness, leading change, organisational culture. His main focus is on stress and resilience of individuals and teams. He designs and delivers programmes for all levels of management. He is co-director of the International Teachers Programme, the leading training programme for faculty of the top global business schools.

As a medical doctor Thomas has led high-performing medical teams in some of the leading hospitals in three European countries. As an executive coach, he has been one of the lead coaches of INSEAD’s Leadership Centre for more than a decade.

Thomas is a trained physician with a doctorate in psychotherapy and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a graduate of the Tavistock Institute for group relations. He lives in France in a multicultural personal environment. He speaks fluently English, French, Spanish and German, his native language.

At CEDEP, Thomas likes to use different methods of experiential learning to co-design and deliver exciting learning journeys. He also manages CEDEP’s coaching network, an essential part of the top leadership programmes.

“What I love about CEDEP is that we co-design with our customers seriously to create memorable and exciting learning journeys.”

yves henry
leadership & pianist

Yves Henry is a renowned pianist and composer, who started his musical journey at the age of 4. He gave his first concert at “Salle Pleyel” (Paris) in 1970 and played the 1st concerto of Beethoven with the Philharmonia of Berlin the day of his 13th birthday.


Yves obtained seven first prizes of the conservatoire de Paris, an absolute record shared with Daniel Barenboim. He then worked during three years as a disciple of Aldo Ciccolini before becoming the first occidental pianist to get the first grand prize of the Schumann contest in Zwickau.

Yves plays all around the world and acts as artistic director of the international Chopin meetings. Specialist of Chopin, Yves set up his recording studio in Nohant, where Chopin used to live with George Sand. Yves was the first musician to produce a DVD in which are recorded the 24 op.28 preludes of Chopin in parallel on a modern Pleyel concert piano and a Pleyel 1838, believed to have been played by the great Frederic Chopin himself.

christoph herold
business strategy & leadership

Christoph Herold is Chief Development Officer at CBTL GmbH, a leading e-learning provider, where he is responsible for developing and driving business strategy and the development and design of core e-learning products.


He has a wealth of expertise in leadership development, training, coaching and digital learning from over a 15-year career in L&D leadership roles. He has significant experience in the management and design of learning; with an emphasis on efficiency, productivity, and business impact and results.

Prior to his current position, he held several L&D leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In this capacity, he also consulted with executives, managers, and performance improvement teams to diagnose, plan, and implement training interventions that facilitated organization change.

He holds multiple degrees and certifications, including a degree from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford,  and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. He’s a Certified Learning Technology Expert, Certified Business Coach, certified to administer the Hogan API, HDS and MVPI assessment suite, certified facilitator for the Persolog (formerly DISC) personality model, and certified in the Lominger Leadership Architect Suite

At CEDEP, Christoph leverages his rich experience in leadership development and digital learning to co-direct the online Mastering Business Excellence programme (MBE LiVE).

jason hunter
innovation & blue ocean strategy

Jason Hunter is founder of F&W Strategy and Senior Global Consultant for the Blue Ocean Strategy Network. He’s led successful strategy and innovation initiatives to some of the world’s most recognizable institutions including General Electric, L’Oréal, KPMG, Starwood Hotels, Volvo, Pearson PLC, Toshiba, Samsung, Diageo, and the World Bank.


Previously, he co-led a White House project focused on developing breakthrough strategies for America’s historically black colleges and universities.

Formerly,  as an INSEAD Executive Fellow and currently as a Visiting Professor at the Conscious Leadership Institute, Jason teaches strategy, innovation and leadership to executives worldwide. Since 2001, Jason has worked closely with Professors W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne in the development of the family of practical tools and methodologies behind Blue Ocean Strategy & Value Innovation.
Jason has also guest lectured on strategy and leadership to executives at IESE (Spain), Vlerick Business School (Belgium), Diageo Brands Campus East Africa (Kenya), the Scandinavian International Management Institute (Denmark), UCSI University (Malaysia), and Melbourne University (Australia).



david hutchens
Communication & storytelling

David Hutchens is an author, business writer and learning designer who creates communication solutions for The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart, IBM, GE, Nike, Bank of America, and others. He is chairman of Storytelling in Organizations, a special interest group of the globally renowned National Storytelling Network.


He is creator of the Learning Fables – a book series that uses narrative and metaphor to illustrate principles of organizational learning. With titles that include “Outlearning the Wolves” and “Shadows of the Neanderthal,” the popular business fables have sold more than a quarter-million copies in over a dozen languages.

David’s most recent story-based business book is A Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling, with a foreword by Stephen M.R. Covey.

He is currently working on his new book, Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers, to be published by Wiley & Sons, Spring 2015.

In partnership with The Conference Board, he is creator and lead facilitator of The Team USA Leadership Experience, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; he also facilitates The Apollo Leadership Experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

A nationally recognized developer of innovative learning products, David’s work has been recognized with distinctions such as Training & Development’s “Training Product of the Year” award; ASTD’s prestigious “Excellence in Practice” award; Brandon Hall Gold award, and more. David’s newest product is “GO Team: Powering Teams to Perform,” a just-in-time team training resource. GO Team’s library of 18 team-related topics allows you to build your own learning agenda tailored to your team’s needs.

dominique jacquet
finance, value creation, faculty for good

Dominique Jacquet is a professor of finance who nurtures his teaching practice by combining academic excellence and deep and permanent ties with the companies he has worked for.


From his 10 years of experience in companies, with the responsibility of investment management, and acting as treasurer, then as chief financial officer, he has developed an intense curiosity for the subjects that constitute the bedrock of value creation within the firms.

His vocation as a teacher and researcher was born from his desire to deepen his knowledge of the principles of value creation, but also from the need to share it with decision-makers. He has taught to a wide variety of audiences, both in terms of experience and geographical and professional provenance, while supervising nearly 30 doctoral theses and leading an intense consulting and technical coaching activity.

In 2006, he initiated a pedagogical approach of blended learning by developing a complete e-learning system with one of its industrial partners, and more recently, he developed an online finance platform, E-Cademy, which mission is to contribute to a permanent financial education for business leaders who must integrate the need for sustainable value creation into their operational decisions.

His teaching has taken him to Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. He teaches (MBA and  executive training), among others, at INSEAD, HEC Montréal and École des Ponts, where he headed the Department of Economics and Finance.

Dominique holds a civil engineering degree from École des ponts ParisTech and earned an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD in management of Innovation from Université de Bordeaux.

adrian Johnson
entrepreneurship, faculty for good

Adrian Johnson is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and a technology and media entrepreneur.


Since 1993 he has co-founded several companies, including Poptel, Germany's first phone-to-phone Internet telephony service provider (VC-funded and successfully sold in a trade sale); Archimation (, Germany's first architectural animation and visualisation company; MrFootage (, a web-based film footage library; Eventival (, the world’s leading online film festival management system and SeriesIMPACT, an “EdTech" business creating “NextGen" live cases (

At INSEAD Adrian is an Adjunct Professor and teaches the legendary "Your First Hundred Days" (YFCD) MBA/EMBA course as well as Executive Education company-specific and open-enrolment programmes at INSEAD’s campuses in Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Adrian is also a supervisor of final EMBA student projects, and has been teacher, judge and mentor for Startup and Sci-Tech Commercialisation Bootcamps. After fourteen years on the INSEAD MBA Admissions Committee, he now sits on the INSEAD Global EMBA Admissions Panel. Investing in the next-generation leaders of tomorrow, Adrian is the Programme Director of the Summer@INSEAD business awareness summer camp for 15 to 17 year olds.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Adrian began his career with ICI, then the largest manufacturer in Britain. After his MBA, he moved to the IT services industry, later working for the German Treuhandanstalt, privatising East German companies in Dresden and Berlin.

After a childhood spent in Sierra Leone, Kenya and the USA, Adrian studied Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London and earned his MBA from INSEAD.

milo jones
geopolitics, politics & artificial intelligence

Milo Jones is an expert with demonstrated performance in strategy development, consulting and finance.


He possesses an excellent balance of analytical and interpersonal skills developed through 10 years of management consulting, three years on Wall Street, four years of military leadership, an MBA, a master’s degree and PhD. He has a strong track record of leading people to obtain superior results.

Milo is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the AFIO; Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

He’s a polished public speaker and experienced executive education instructor at an FT-top ten global business school.

He’s author of the book, Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, published in 2013 by Stanford University Press.

Eric kacou

Eric Kacou’s passion is enterprise solutions to poverty for Africa and the rest of the developing world. Eric is actively engaged in consulting and investing across Africa.


In his book, Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets (Wharton School Publishing), Eric identifies breakthrough approaches that can help businesses in low-income countries with a large Base of the Pyramid (BoP) grow successfully, and profitably. Drawing from his on-the-ground experience, Eric shows how companies and nations can overcome the Survival Trap that breeds dependence, mistrust, and failure. By integrating mindset, business and development, Eric offers solutions that not only lead the way to success for businesses but also for communities and countries.

Over the past ten years, Eric has advised CEOs and leaders in over a dozen developing nations in Africa and the Caribbean. Eric served as Managing Director of OTF Group, a competitiveness consultancy focused on emerging markets. An expert in post-conflict economic reconstruction, he led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness Program, an initiative by President Paul Kagame to upgrade Rwanda’s economy. Eric also co-founded the Academy for Leadership in Competitiveness and Prosperity (ALCP) to train young Rwandan leaders in owning their nation’s development agenda.

He was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and was selected as an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fellow in 2010.

Eric earned his MBA at the Wharton School and received a Mason Fellowship in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. Eric also serves on the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Georges Landes
coach, collaboration, faculty for good

Georges Landes is passionate about people and team dynamics.  His work focuses on designing and delivering transformational team workshops, so teams own their stories and keep transforming themselves towards achieving their successes and happiness, hence, impacting positively in their organisation.


Georges is a Senior Executive coach, and visiting programme Director for leading business schools. As an executive coach, he has been designing and implementing group and individual coaching interventions for senior executives for more than 10 years. His recent facilitating focuses on team dynamics and personality diversity.  As a coach, he facilitates individual change processes with managers who face challenges in interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, decision-making, and emotional intelligence.

Georges holds a Master in Coaching from the LinkupCoaching (European Center for Professional Coaching Training) Institute in Paris and the INSEAD Certificate Coaching Programme.  He holds several certifications and licences in various psychometric leadership instruments such as 360° instruments and Serious Gaming from Kets de Vries Institutes, and the e-color Personality Development Indicator from Equilibria.

dean van leeuwen
strategy & competitive strategy

Dean Van Leeuwen is a successful entrepreneur and leadership and strategy consultant. He founded TomorrowToday UK and is co-founder of TomorrowToday Global, a futurist and leadership development consultancy that has delivered strategic leadership insights in over 50 countries for the past 15 years.


He has over 20 years of professional experience working at leading financial service companies as well as at McKinsey, a global management consultancy.

Each year Dean speaks and works with thousands of business leaders around the world. He regularly lecturers in executive leadership programmes on the subjects of leadership, future trends and strategy.

Dean is the author of Quest: Competitive Advantage and the Art of Leadership in the 21st Century, and is an international keynote and TEDx speaker.

He majored in economics and law and holds a master’s degree in business strategy from Henley Management College in the U.K.

erin meyer
culture, intercultural

Erin Meyer is an Adjunct Professor in the Organizational Behavior Department at INSEAD. She specializes in the field of Cross-Cultural Management, Intercultural Negotiations, and Multi-cultural Leadership.


Erin teaches in over a dozen INSEAD Executive Management programs including the Advanced Managers Program, the International Executive Program and numerous company specific programs. Erin’s research and consulting services focus on training and coaching expatriates, senior-level executives and multi-national teams to work more effectively in a cross-cultural environment. Her primary work is in the area of cross-cultural leadership development, assisting global leaders to adapt their management style to better motivate teams and achieve business objectives in a wide variety of cultural contexts. Her training programs vary from preparing individuals and teams to work in a specific cultural environment to working with multi-national groups of globally based managers to improve their overall cross-cultural leadership and team effectiveness.

Erin has been working in the field of cross-cultural management for the past 13 years. She studied cross-cultural communication at Northwestern University and international business at INSEAD. Her business experience includes leading multi-cultural teams as the Director of Training and Development at HBOC and as the Regional Director of Business Operations at McKesson Corporation. In addition, Erin spent seven years as the National Director for Aperian Global, an internationally positioned cross-cultural management firm. Other experience includes running a training organization for Asian immigrants in the United States and teaching English students in Botswana. Her clients include companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, L’OREAL, and TNT.

jens meyer
innovation & changes, faculty for good

Jens’ interest focusses on innovation and change. His approach is to explore managerial beliefs, reveal cognitive biases and propose means and measures to adapt to, transform or overcome these.  He has developed and taught courses on a variety of subjects including, Blue Ocean Strategy & Value Innovation, Fair Process & Change Management, Cyber-Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurial Innovation in the context of Business Start-ups), and Business Intelligence.


Jens was Deputy Director of CEDEP from 2009 to 2011, Director until 2015, and then Dean of Programmes until December 2019. He was instrumental in leading CEDEP’s General Management Programme revamp into an action learning, reality-driven experience for a more impactful executive education programme, which was acknowledged by the International Journal of Management Education

Jens is a member of CEDEP’s faculty, and Adjunct Professor of Corporate Strategy at INSEAD where he directed the Advanced Management Programme.

Jens holds an MBA in Innovation, Strategy and Information Technology from the French Business School Theseus at Sophia Antipolis. He co-founded the Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT) at INSEAD.

At CEDEP, Jens continues to enjoy designing and lecturing in face-to-face as well as virtual programmes.

“What I love at CEDEP is its notion of community, the sharing, the co-option and the willingness of its members to reach out to next level development work”.

Dominique Moïsi

Dominique Moisi is founding member and Senior Advisor of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) Paris, a French political scientist and writer.


He has published numerous articles on French foreign policy, European-American relations and the Middle East in journals such as Foreign Affairs, Europa-Archiv, International Security, Atlantic Quarterly, Défense Nationale, Washington Quarterly and Politique Etrangère.

He is a regular columnist for the Financial Times, Asahi Shimbun and Ouest France and the French newspaper and is the author of numerous books on the topic of foreign policy and geopolitics.

Dominique has also lectured at Sciences Po, Harvard University and the College of Europe in Natolin.

He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris and is a former Arthur Sachs Scholar of Harvard University.

nick obolensky
leadership & complexity

Nick Obolensky is a global thought leader in the field of organisational leadership development.  His speciality is improving organisational-wide leadership capability, innovation and enabling effective strategy and change.


An inspirational and engaging executive educator, he specialises in widening and deepening leadership understanding and leading in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) times, applying complexity science to leadership. His background is in leadership, strategy and change management.

His role as an educator, brings his breadth and depth of experience of being a practitioner, consultant, academic, and author. He has worked in change management and leadership development in over 40 countries.

His academic experience includes: Fellow and Programme Director at London Business School’s Centre for Management Development; Associate Professor of Leadership at Nyenrode in the Netherlands (Professor of the Year MBA 2002 and 2003); Visiting Professor of Leadership at INSEAD in France; and Founder Fellow of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Leadership Studies in the UK.

véronique olivier-martin
communication & scribing

Véronique Olivier-Martin is an illustrator and facilitator. She has over 15 years of specialized experience in the use of visualisation to stimulate collective intelligence.


By mixing mind mapping approaches and humorous drawing, she explores all the dimensions of drawing in the service of the life of organisations.

Véronique has worked in  business as consultant for Ersnt & Young and CapGemini Consulting, She has been working freelance since 2010.

Véronique also illustrates books. Her latest book, Adultes, enfants, une relation à construire (Les Chroniques Sociales, 2020) is completely handwritten and illustrated, based on conversations with the author, Christine Schuhl. 

She is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce of Grenoble. 

Veronique has been sketching insights from conversations taking place in leadership programmes over several years, whether delivered on campus or digitally.

Sébastien Olléon
Orgnasiation & management

Sebastien Olleon’s focus is on organisational analysis and change management, with a passion for passing on practical knowledge in an academic and playful way.


Through his operational or consulting experiences, Sebastien has largely devoted himself to the management of complex transformation projects, seeking to take account of the systemic nature of the phenomena at work in these situations. Sociologist of organisations, François Dupuy, significantly enriched his approach to collective efficiency in large organisations after meeting then working with him. Since then, he has developed training courses focused on "fast learning" and masterclasses to popularise the fundamentals of Strategic Organisation Analysis.

Sebastien began his career in the US working on restructuring projects for distressed companies. He worked for a few years in change management consulting before holding various positions in the banking sector, notably as a director of the cabinet or advisor to the CEO of several financial institutions: Credit Agricole CIB, Newedge and Natixis. A graduate of HEC, he is a partner at Cabinet Grand Angle and an investor in several SMEs/ETI. He works with CEOs and management teams operating in a broad field of activities such as agriculture, logistics, IT, public administration, asset management, banking, retail distribution, and telecoms.

At CEDEP, Sebastien is Programme Director and proposes to enrich your "toolbox" with three obsessions: that it be useful, relevant in your context, and exciting to implement!

sudhanshu palsule
strategy & transformation

Sundhanshu Palsule is one of the leading thinkers in the field of transformative leadership and leading in complexity.  His work on leadership brings together the latest research emerging from neurology and psychology, and his own exploration of human thinking and behaviour over thirty years.


Trained as a physicist, he uses principles of quantum mechanics in his work on building effective 21st century organizations and teams that can thrive in increasingly complex global eco-systems.

Renowned for his expert facilitation and coaching, Sudhanshu helps senior management teams engage in the difficult and sweaty conversations that bring resolution, energy and the right action. His notion of “Self-Ware”– the program of thinking, emotions, and beliefs that drives us – remains central to his work on leadership. His model of the "Four Mindsets" - Reaction, Control, Mindfulness, and Mastery has been successfully used in many organizations globally, enabling teams and their leaders to operate at higher levels of cognition and leadership effectiveness.

His latest book, co-authored with Michael Chavez Rehumanizing Leadership: Putting Purpose back into Business, serves as guide to building engaged, resilient and innovative organizations.  His previous book The Social Leader: Redefining Leadership For The Complex Social Age was released in 2014.

Sudhanshu teaches at Duke CE, INSEAD, and other business schools globally. His leadership workshops are renowned for their profound transformative impact.

gino peremans
coah, change & organisation

Gino Peremans is a transformational executive coach who was captured by ‘systems’ and ‘change’ during his studies. He went on to specialize in Belgian’s public sector and Human Resources, and started working as a consultant to drive change processes in Human Resource Management.


After the first five years of his career he continued working for an International Organization, called Outward Bound. As a facilitator, he coached individuals and teams in becoming more efficient and effective, mainly in their interactions.

He was also in Marketing & Sales, responsible for the Belgian branch of the organization and part of the Management Team. In this role, he managed the program and coached for different business schools: Vlerick (Belgium), INSEAD (France) and ESMT (Germany).

When his entrepreneurship mind-set took over, he started his own company, called Fern Training & Coaching. Fern Training & Coaching is a consultancy organization passionate about developing organizations through individuals and teams.

Today and within his organization, Gino mainly focuses on ‘systems’ change and coaching (system as in Team, Group, Movement, Organization). He is known for his warm, authentic and to-the-point style of coaching and facilitation.

Gino is also passionate about languages and can actively communicate in Dutch, English, German and French. He has worked around the world, including, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Italy, Spain, US, United Arabic Emirates, Singapore, and New Zealand.

Christian rauch
innovation & arts, science, leadership

Christian Rauch is founder and director of STATE Festival, a public forum and annual festival for science, art and technology in Berlin and works as a Technology Transfer Manager for a German nanotechnology research institute.


His main focus is on the intersection of science and society where he has been involved in initiating and running several science outreach initiatives.

He holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, where he wrote his doctoral thesis in Nanotechnology as Marie-Curie Fellow.

simone eva redrupp
cultural & intercultural

Simone-Eva Redrupp is a high-energy, polyglot facilitator, consultant, and Adjunct Professor. With a lot of humour, she coaches international leaders to leverage cultural differences as assets in addition to helping multicultural teams improve their cross-border collaboration in a global environment.


Accompanying Executive Boards in their strategy around Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) have been her most recent projects: linking company values to inclusive leadership behaviors. She also contributes to research on the topics of: Cultural Agility, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership and Global leadership.

Simone-Eva is tri-cultural (English, French, German). She was educated and worked in five countries on two continents.  Originally from the financial & hospitality services, and the consulting field, she held senior operational, and key account management positions with multinational companies (Citibank, Disney, Club Med, etc.). She now designs and facilitates sessions with Fortune 500, CAC 40 and DAX multinationals and International Business Schools. She has partnered with Erin Meyer (INSEAD) and The Culture Map methodology for over two decades.

Simone-Eva holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas, coursework from the Albert Ludwigs Universität in Germany, an MBA/MIM (Master in International Management) from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.  As a Co-Active Business Coach, she is also certified on psychometric tools like the: MBTI, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), the Global Competency Inventory (GCI), etc.

béatrice rousset
organisation & mental models

With a career of 20 years within large organizations almost always in leadership development, Béatrice Rousset is experienced coach and facilitator. She has worked with hundreds of individuals from all kind of countries.


Béatrice specializes in helping leaders and their teams achieve higher levels of performance through the use of a powerful coaching framework around mental models, which she has developed and refined over many years. This framework embodies the philosophy and approach of ancient greeks,  philosopher Pierre Hadot, and “effectuation”, principles of entrepreneurial action from Saras Sarasvathy and Philippe Silberzahn.

Her learning experiences are designed to deliver concrete impacts on individual and collective mental models. Béatrice’s clients describe her style as enthusiastic, challenging and candid, yet respectful. She combines logic and intuition to stimulate new perspectives, catalysing the efforts of individuals and teams to achieve their full potential.

She holds a master’s degree in management from Reims Management School and is certified as an Executive Coach from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II).
Béatrice is co-author of the book, Stratégie modèle mental: cracking the code of organizations to put them back in motion.


anil sachdev
leadership & spirituality

Anil Sachdev is the founder and CEO of the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL). Presently, he also serves as the dean of SOIL.


Anil has been adjunct faculty to leading business schools such as Indian School of Business, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, GMI, Flint Michigan, Antioch University, Seattle and Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Given his belief in the power of education, Anil decided to create SOIL- the School of Inspired Leadership to provide management education with focus on ethics, community partnerships, sustainability and other leadership aspects that the world today badly needs.

Recognised as a thought leader in talent management, leadership development and organizational transformation, Anil has spoken at national and global conferences all over the world and has written contributory pieces for leading publications.

He is active in management circles and has held several public offices such a Chairman of National Committee on Industrial relations and Regional Committee on Human Resource Development of Confederation Indian Industry. Anil serves as the Trustee of the Chinmaya Mission, an inspiring ‘Not for Profit’ Institution and the Charities Aid Foundation, a global NGO. He has received several National Awards including ‘The HR Professional of the Year’.

Loïc Sadoulet
economy & strategic agility, faculty for good

Loïc Sadoulet is an Affiliate Professor of Economics at INSEAD. He has been teaching at INSEAD since 2000 in executive development programs, the MBA and executive MBA programs.


His research focuses on business development and expansion in emerging economies, both by local efforts and through entry by multinational companies. His interests lie in creating profitable agreements in environments with substantial information gaps. A major line of his research has concentrated on the design of financial services that can be extended (profitably) to traditionally neglected segments. Recently, he has also been involved in investigating ICT-based solutions to create new profitable markets for a range of activities.

Before joining INSEAD, Loïc worked for the World Bank; in a microfinance institution in Guatemala; at the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics at the Free University of Brussels; and at the Solvay Business School where he was twice rewarded by the Teacher of the Program Award by the part-time MBA students. He regularly consults for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank on issues surrounding financial systems for the poor. He is also currently developing a project to provide financially-sustainable microfinance services in underserved areas of Brussels and Paris in partnership with large commercial banks.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

stefan schepers
policy & innovation

Stefan Schepers is Secretary General of the High Level Groups on EU Policy Innovation, a unique think tank model for constructive engagement between the public and private sector, the alignment of views and the development of innovative solutions for common strategic issues.


Previously, he was the Director General of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht, 1981-1990) and advisor to Council Presidencies and EU governments (2005-2018). He was also chairman of EPPA, a specialist consulting firm on corporate strategy and policy alignment.

He is visiting professor of European Studies at Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK) and executive director of the African-European Centre for Investment and Trade at their campus in Johannesburg (South Africa). 

Stefan holds a Master of Law from the University of Leuven (Belgium), a Master in Advanced European studies from the University of Strasbourg (France), and a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Stefan has  published articles on EU governance and corporate management. His latest books are  Rethinking the Future of Europe (2014), Revolutionising EU Innovation Policy (2016), Innovation, and Governance and Entrepreneurship: How Do They Evolve in Mid-Income Countries (2017).

andrew sharman
safety, stress

Andrew Sharman holds Masters degrees in international health and safety law, and in organisational psychology.


He revels in the interplay between compliance and culture. With a safety career spanning almost two decades he has guided global leaders in their commitment to zero accidents and towards safety excellence across a range of industry sectors including power generation and supply, fast moving consumer goods, heavy engineering, and manufacturing. His experience spans more than one hundred countries across five continents. Andrew has a reputation as a thoughtful, innovative and engaging orator and speaks extensively on the subjects of risk management, safety culture, leadership and organisational behaviour with corporations, NGOs and at universities.

He has chaired or given keynote papers at more than 100 professional development events around the world including the prestigious and innovative TED conferences.  He also holds several key positions in the industry, among them are President of the IOSH, CEO of the international culture and leadership consultancy, RMS, and Professor of Risk Management at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

His book entitled From Accidents to Zero is the best-selling safety culture book of the last decade (

Far from being risk averse, Andrew loves ‘high risk’ adventure sports including free-flying, rock climbing, sea kayaking and swimming with sharks. He uses these pursuits to think differently about the language, perceptions and function of occupational safety, health and risk management and how to align these disciplines with broader organisational issues to drive positive impact and enhance the performance of individuals, teams and businesses. 

Philippe silberzahn
entrepreneurship & mental models

Philippe Silberzahn is a recognised expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate transformation. His work focuses on how organisations manage situations of radical uncertainty, from a managerial and entrepreneurial perspective.


Philippe is Professor at EM Lyon Business School.  He’s also  a consultant, keynote speaker and management educator. He works with large, multinational companies confronted with disruptions in their markets.

He is the author of numerous articles and several books on entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy, including Effectuation: The Principles of Entrepreneurship for All, published by Pearson in 2014, which received the prize for best management book awarded by the SFM and Consult'In France (formerly Synthec), and Relevez le défi de l'innovation de rupture, also published by Pearson in 2015. His latest book, co-written with Béarice Rousset, Stratégie modèle mental: cracking the code of organizations to put them back in motion, is devoted to organisational transformation.

gerlinde silvis

Gerlinde Silvis is an organisational consultant and executive coach with over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in financial services.


Previously, Gerlinde was Rabobank’s former Chief Human Resources Officer where she managed large organisational transitions in the area of strategic, commercial and governmental topics and was a board member.  Now she consults for organisations around leadership and organisational change.

She has extensive experience in designing programmes including many on leadership development, talent development and learning strategy.

In addition to financial services, Gerlinde has experience in healthcare and the arts.

She holds on a bachelor’s degree from Utrecht University and a master’s degree in Organisational Psychology from INSEAD.

joe tabet
innovation & change management, faculty for good

Joe Tabet is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at INSEAD. He joined INSEAD in 1993 to launch the Healthcare Management Initiative (HMI). His initial research was in the area of managing services, focusing on the complex aspects of managing professional organisations (healthcare, consulting etc.) more specifically addressing the challenging aspects of improving the quality of services.


Since 1995, his research focused on the strategic implications of new IT and communication technologies and their implications on creating new business opportunities, both within and outside companies: innovation opportunities offered by emerging technologies. The success of such opportunities being closely linked to managing change, the organisational aspects were also addressed as part of the innovation process.

Joe has written several case studies and articles, developed web-based interactive modules. He also taught a very innovative MBA course on entrepreneurship, based on real projects supported by a community of learning. He currently teaches an executive training module on Managing Change and Creativity in various executive education programs. The course is based on a computer simulation “The EIS Simulation” and includes group work and case studies.

Besides his academic work, Joe has contributed to the launch and development of several companies, among which GorillaPark, the leading incubator of technology start-ups in Europe. He now dedicates most of his time to actively coaching entrepreneurs.

Joe holds a doctorate of medicine from Beirut University, a degree in surgery from the University of Paris, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.

Dominique turcq
artificial intelligence, strategy & digital communications

Dominique Turcq’s field of expertise is on people management in the changing workplace, in light of new technologies, political, economic and societal changes.


Dominique is the founder of Boostzone Institute. His career spans academia (HEC, SciencesPo, INSEAD, IST in Japan), consulting (McKinsey & Company), and business (Sony and Manpower Inc., where he was Senior Vice President (Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Central Planning Commision in France).  He has broad international experience, having lived and worked in countries as varied as Algeria, Belgium, the US, Japan, India, China and Germany. 

His most recent book is titled Travailler à l’ère post-digitale (“working in post-digital era, 2019) and his book Augmented Management (2016) looks at the trends companies should be aware of and the skills that individuals should develop to be better equipped for the future.

Dominique studied at the French Grande Ecole HEC and at the Universities of Kobe and Osaka in Japan. He holds a Doctorate in Management from HEC and a PhD in Corporate Sociology from the Sorbonne Paris. 

rick vera

Rik Vera is a business coach, advisor, author and global inspirational speaker on the impact of the digital economy on people, society and business. He shares his knowledge and expertise to audiences and managers worldwide on how they can think, move and act in a complex world that is being reshaped by technology.


He’s developed his own models and concepts to help people and businesses experience exponential growth. Since 2014, he’s run over 1200 sessions teaching his concepts and models in over 50 countries for all types of organisations, covering a wide variety of topics from Customer Centricity, AI, Big Data, Organisational Change, to Change Management.

Rik's background includes years of business management experience combined with coaching and teaching. He's currently chairman of the board for nexworks, a Belgium-based Think Tank, where he was also CEO for two years. He's also a member of the boards of large and medium sized companies in very diversse industries, from tech start-ups like Hello Customer up to international companies likes KLM, a customer-centric software platform and owner of KD29 coaching consultancy.

He's a visiting lecturer on the topic of "Strategy for a Digitalized World" at London Business School and lecturer at TIAS, Vlerick and Neyenrode Business Schools.

He holds a master's degree in Dutch/English Culture, Language and Literature from the University of Antrewerp.

Rick is author of the book "Managers the Day After Tomorrow"




guido verswijvel
entrepreneurship, marketing & finance

Guido Verswijvel is owner and Managing Director of Gucy, active investor, and strategic advisor for the ambitious and growth-oriented entrepreneur/enterprise. 

Based on his profound knowledge and practical expertise in marketing as well as finance, he can help to address the major strategic challenges that companies face from both angles.


For many years he was a Strategic Advisor in the Financial Services Industry, both at national and international levels.  Before becoming an independent entrepreneur, Guido was active in Banking (Director of Credits in a major Belgian bank) and Strategic Consulting (McKinsey).

Today, Guido is a stakeholder in a number of small and medium sized Belgian companies, active in the distribution of automotive requirements (Pacauto), IT-Services (Asist), business centres (Officenter), etc. He is co-founder and board-member of BAN Vlaanderen (Business Angel Network in the Flanders region (Belgium) and of Finpower (Financial Consultancy for medium sized businesses).

As an educator, Guido is an Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, the Business School for the World, with campuses in Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.  He teaches the REP-elective (Realising Entrepreneurial Potential) in the MBA-Program in Fontainebleau. He has also given several in-company workshops on Service Marketing (‘How to become a real customer-centric company’, and ‘How to go from a ‘Product Seller to a Solution Provider’). He is also a coach for the Marketing and Finance sessions in the Intrapreneurial Bootcamps of the Second Phase (an integrated process to stimulate innovation in SMCB-environments).

Guido is member of the jury for the PEBO Academy at Vlerick Business School (Platform for Entrepreneurial Buyouts) and member of the Jury of The Second Phase (Intrepreneurial Bootcamps).

He is co-author of Markpack (Marketing Decision Support System) and Bankstrat (a Strategic Marketing simulation for financial institutions).

Guido holds a master’s degree in applied economics and PhD in a marketing from the University of Antwerp. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD-Fontainebleau. 

luk van wassenhove

Luk Van Wassenhove’s research and teaching are concerned with operational excellence, supply chain management, quality, continual improvement and learning.


His recent research focus is on closed-loop supply chains (product take-back and end-of-life issues) and on disaster management (humanitarian logistics). He is a senior editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and departmental editor for Production and Operations Management, Technology and Operations Review and International Journal of Production Economics.

He publishes extensively in Management Science, Operations Research, and in many other academic as well as management journals (Harvard Business Review, California Management Review). He is the author of many prize-winning teaching cases and regularly consults for major international corporations.

Before joining INSEAD, he was on the faculty at Erasmus University and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. At INSEAD he holds the Henry Ford chair in manufacturing.

Luk Van Wassenhove was nominated Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2005 and received the OR Gold Medal from the European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO) in 2006.

wim wuyts
strategy & tax

Wim Wuyts is global tax transformation leader who is passionate about learning and executive education. Wim is the CEO at WTS Global, founder of the International School for Tax Leadership, and author of several books and publications on tax and business leadership.  


He has over 20 years of experience leading tax organisations and heading up major corporate reorganisation programmes around the world. 

He is also in high-demand as an international speaker at conferences, business schools and leadership programmes.

Prior to accepting the CEO role at WTS Global, he was Vice-President, Global Head of Tax at Bekaert. As a member of the Bekaert Global Senior Leadership Team, he played an active role in leadership development and organizational change programs. In his last year at Bekaert he was leading the corporate transformation program.

He started his career with the Belgian Government and subsequently worked for Arthur Andersen, Levi Strauss & Co, Baxter Inc. and Agfa-Gevaert and studied in Brussels (EHSAL and ICHEC) and in Paris (Sorbonne and INSEAD).

nadya zhexembayeva
csr & sustainable growth

Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator, speaker and author — specializing in reinvention. She has been called ‘The Reinvention Guru’ in Ventures magazine and ‘The Queen of Reinvention’ from TEDx Navasink.  


As a business owner, Nadya oversees a group of companies active in real estate, investment, and consulting. As a consultant, Nadya has helped organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, ENRC PLC, IBM, CISCO, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation, Vienna Insurance Group and many others to reinvent their products, processes, and leadership practices.

As an educator, Nadya personally contributed to the development of nearly 5,000 executives from over 60 countries and 20 industries through small group executive education sessions, custom-made seminars, and long-term corporate reinvention projects.

She served as the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development at IEDC- Bled School of Management, an executive education center based in the Slovene Alps, where she continues to teach courses in leadership, strategy, change management, design thinking, and sustainability. In addition to IEDC, Nadya has also taught at  IPADE Business School (Mexico).

As a speaker, Nadya has shared her insights with audiences worldwide through keynotes, panel presentations, and workshops. She has delivered three TEDx talks in Austria, Slovenia and the US.

Nadya is a member of the Resourcefulness Advisory Board at OMV, an oil and gas company, and an Advisory Board member of Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. She also serves as the President of Challenge:Future, a global student think-DO-tank and innovation competition that unites 35,000 members from 242 countries and territories.

As an author, Nadya has written two books, Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage in 2011 and Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World in 2014 and contributed to five others. In an effort to reinvent corporate approaches to sustainability strategy, Nadya and her co-author Chris Laszlo coined the concept ‘embedded sustainability’, which was virtually non-existent when they started in 2009. Today, it produces 55 million Google search results and has become a staple for corporate sustainability efforts.

Nadya received her bachelor’s degree in management and psychology from Hartwick College and her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

Muriel larvaron
Insights and Partnerships Director

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