Erica is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot-connector. She helps top-of-the-class businesses, organizations and individuals improve their performance by honouring relationships in every context, always with an eye toward high-tech for human touch.
Erica is the Founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connections with global brands, community groups, teams and individuals. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), and as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project. Because left to our own devices, we’re just not connecting.
Erica received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a pioneer in teamwork and collaboration, and her BA from the University of Vermont.
Her latest book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, a Wall Street Journal bestseller in its first week, serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honours relationships and puts people first.
Deborah assumed the role of Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer for Bunge in January 2016. She is responsible for people, culture and communications strategy and operations for the 32,000 employee global Agribusiness and Food organization based in New York. Given her passion for food, and the human dimension of business, she’s in her professional element. Deborah is a proven HR and business executive who has enabled business success through people in both general management and HR positions for over 20 years in multinational industry leading companies. Prior to Bunge she worked with Dow Chemical and General Motors in Australia, Switzerland and the US. She is currently based in New York.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, Uber is building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Anouk Geertsma has been Uber’s HR Director for EMEA since 2017, overseeing the company’s HR in 40+ countries across the region. Anouk enjoys the diversity but also the challenges that such a complex region entails, both from a business and people standpoint and in a fastpaced environment.
Anouk joined Uber from Booking.com, where she lead HR for their EMEA region for three years. She was directly responsible for a team supporting a staff of nearly 8000 across 50 countries.
Anouk’s background is combined with deep HR operational expertise with consulting experience, having spent 11 years at Accenture within their Strategy division. During her time there she worked across multiple industries in multiple locations (France, UK, Sweden, Netherlands) with a focus on HR strategy, organization and transformation.
Anouk holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She hails from France originally but has been living in Amsterdam for the past ten years with her husband and two young kids, which keeps her fairly busy outside of work.
Esther Bongenaar is VP HR Data & Analytics at Shell, based in the company’s headquarters in The Netherlands. She is responsible for HR Management Information & Reporting, employee Assessments and Surveys, and Predictive HR Analytics. The department drives evidence-based and value-adding HR at group level with a strong business focus.
Esther holds a MSc degree in Operations Research (University of Amsterdam) and a PDEng degree in Mathematics for Industry (Eindhoven University of Technology). She started her career as Business Consultant for Accenture, and joined Shell in 2005 as Statistical Consultant. She supported refineries with optimization studies and Shell Scenarios Energy Team with long-term trend estimates for world energy supply and demand. Prior to her current role of VP HR Data & Analytics, Esther built and lead the world-class Shell HR Analytics team that delivers predictive analytics on Shell’s Human Capital.
Gary Kildare is an energetic and progressive international business leader. He has deep knowledge of complex business talent and people management across many different countries and cultures. He has lead transformational change reflecting technology and market shifts from software and services to the social, mobile, digital and the emerging, artificial intelligence agenda. He has served as Chief HR Officer for Global Business Services (IBM’s consulting business), Global Vice President of HR for Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific with accountability for over 430,000 employees worldwide, Chief HR Officer for Global Technology Services Division and is currently Chief HR Officer IBM Europe. He is currently based in Madrid and is a member of IBMs Growth & Transformation Team (a group of Senior Executives appointed by the CEO to provide Global Leadership across key strategic areas).
Outside of IBM Gary is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a GlobalScot and sits on the Criticaleye Advisory Board. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of Education Scotland, as a member of the Scottish Government’s Education study – ‘The Curriculum for Excellence’, a Non-Executive Director of the National Skills Academy (Financial Services), a Non-Executive advisor to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC); a member of the HRMC People Committee and Pay Review Committee; and a member of the CBI Business Council for Scotland. He received an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University in June 2012.
Alberto Platz has been working for Swarovski for over 30 years; the first eleven years based in Barcelona selling their crystal components in the B2B area and managing the Spanish and Portuguese Markets. The last thirteen years Alberto has been based in the Gemstones Business holding several positions such as Sales Director in the European and Middle Eastern Territories. For that role, he lived approximately 2 years in Austria and 3 years in Switzerland. In 2012 Alberto joined the Corporate HR team as the Global Director of Engagement. In 2015 he took over the internal and external HR communication, the talent acquisition, and inclusion & diversity topics from a global strategic perspective. Alberto takes an active part in a Network called “Spirit Momentum Team” that has a main objective to anchor the Swarovski Spirit values throughout the entire organisation. Alberto is definitely proud to be ‘Swarovski’.
Alex leads OneLeap’s practice developing innovative leaders. He also runs several major entrepreneurial culture change programmes for clients from Europe to Africa. Alex began his career as a Parachute Regiment Officer, serving on combat operations across the globe. He then moved into a senior advisory role, helping executives in FTSE100s apply military principles to accelerate strategy execution throughout the Europe, the Middle East, and in the United States. During this time, Alex co-designed and built the leadership academy for Walmart USA’s top 1% of talent, working with its now-CEO.
Also a social entrepreneur, Alex founded Row2Recovery, generating £1m for the wounded veteran community. The movement involved rowing with amputees across the Atlantic – Alex joined them.
Alex was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and holds a law degree from the University of Edinburgh. OneLeap helps the world’s leading companies, and their leaders, be more entrepreneurial through innovation, strategy and executive development.
Andre de Wit is a designer and facilitator of Learning concepts for Executive Leadership Development. Currently the Vice President of Capability Building and Learning at Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Andre is an experienced motivational speaker, regarded for his combination of global successful operational leadership experience and strategic Human Resource experience in leading international companies. Andre previously held the position as CEO IKEA Iberica for seven years and prior to that the CEO Metro Cash & Carry in Croatia.
Based on his extensive experience in leadership Andre has developed and implemented successful Leadership Learning Concepts that aim to support executive leaders in the fast changing environment they work in. These learning concepts are renowned for creating a high degree of inspiration and impact for the participants and the organisations they work for. The impact of these programs on leadership are translated in improved business results triggered by higher engagement.
Angus McCarey is Chief Executive of Hive Learning, the peer to peer learning app for organisations. He’s a fanatical learner with a strong background in digital. He was the CMO at snack box company graze.com as it went multi-channel and international and prior to that he was Senior Director at eBay in Europe. Angus has an MBA from INSEAD and started his career at Capital One and Bain & Company.
Anneloes Raes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Maastricht University and a M.A. in Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Prior to joining IESE, Prof. Raes worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and she held visiting scholarships at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and Harvard University.
Prof. Raes’ research expertise includes the fields of top management teams, teamwork, self-management, and leadership. Her work has been published in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Research, and Human Relations, and was awarded with various grants and awards. It has also been featured in press outlets in multiple countries, including the Financial Times, Forbes, and Expansion.
At IESE, Prof. Raes teaches classes on Leadership, Teamwork, Human Resources Management, and Self Management, at the MBA and executive levels. She has worked with organizations such as Danone, Nestlé, Ferrero, BBVA, Deutsche Bank, Rabobank, Rijk Zwaan, Henkel, Dow, Vueling, and UNICEF. Also, she has an online course on Organizational Behavior on the online learning platform Coursera.
Brian McBride is Chairman of ASOS, the leading on-line fashion retailer, and Wiggle, the on-line cycling retailer, where he led the recent merger with Chain Reaction Cycles. He is also Senior Non Executive Director at AO.com, Senior Adviser to Lazard’s Global Financial Advisory business, Senior Adviser with Scottish Equity Partners. He is a member of the UK Government’s Digital Advisory Board, which steers the digital delivery of Government services to citizens.
He was CEO of Amazon.co.uk from 2006 to 2011 having led it through its high growth period. He began his career with Xerox and subsequently worked in Senior roles at IBM, Dell Computers and as Managing Director of T-Mobile (UK). He has been a Non Executive Director of Celtic Football Club PLC, SThree PLC, and Computacenter PLC and has served as a Non Executive Director on the Board of the BBC and the Advisory Board of Huawei UK.
Catherine is an International Leadership and Organisational Consultant and an expert on Purpose
BCL MSc Organisational Psych. NED Mediator Solicitor FRSA Fellow Cranfield School of Management
As an organisational psychologist, with a background in international finance and law, Catherine works systemically enabling her client organizations and leaders to meet the challenges they face, become more effective in their role and develop their organizations; thereby helping their organizations to better serve their sector based clients and communities.
For more information on her context based systemic approach visit her ‘purpose’ session, roundtable discussion, panel Q+A on the future of leadership and come to her book signing for ‘The Enlightened Organization’
CEO and founder of Camarilla – the worlds smallest social network.
Constance Scholten is on a mission: to make us connect again.
A Dutch-born entrepreneur with twin passions for human behavior and technology, she’s the CEO of Camarilla – the self-styled ‘world’s smallest social network’.
“It’s about bonding, instead of performing,” explains Scholten, who was voted one of the Netherlands’ 50 most inspiring female tech entrepreneurs in 2016 and 2017. “Our hyper-connected world has reduced the time we spend nurturing real friendships. I want to change that.”
With Camarilla rapidly spreading through over 157 countries – and boasting a user base that includes A-list celebrities, business moguls and even royalty – it looks like the world is taking note.
Damien Hooper-Campbell is eBay’s first Chief Diversity Officer and has deep expertise as an agent of change within the technology and finance industries, non-profit sector and academia. He is responsible for leading the design and implementation of eBay’s strategy for embedding diversity and inclusion across its global workforce, workplace and marketplace. He also leads eBay’s University Recruiting & Programs team.
Prior to eBay, Damien served as Uber’s first Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion where helped to set the company’s foundational Diversity and Inclusion strategy and led its community engagement efforts with the City of Oakland, CA. Before Uber, he advised Google’s senior leaders and built partnerships within the Black community as a Diversity Strategist within the company’s Diversity team. Prior to Google, Damien coached Goldman Sachs’s senior-most leaders as a Vice President in its Pine Street Leadership Development Group. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he led underrepresented minority outreach for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board and empowered Harlem’s non-profit community as an Associate Program Manager at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). He also completed the Investment Banking Analyst Program at Morgan Stanley.
Damien has served on the Board of New Jersey Needs You and as a mentor in Morehouse College’s Executive Mentorship Program. He graduated with a B.A in economics from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was both a Bert King and Morgan Stanley Fellow.
Dr. Hogan is an international authority on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. His theory-based work in personality measurement has contributed to the development of socioanalytic theory, which maintains that the core of personality is based on evolutionary adaptations. He is widely credited with demonstrating how personality factors influence organizational effectiveness in a variety of areas, ranging from organizational climate and leadership to selection and effective team performance.
As an iconoclastic observer of American psychology, Dr. Hogan maintains that personality is best examined from the perspective of the observer (reputation) rather than the actor (a person’s identity). As a consequence, he asserts that personality tools should be evaluated in terms of how well reputations (defined by personality tests) predict behavior on the job and in relationships.
Dr. Hogan is the author of more than 300 journal articles, chapters and books including Personality and the Fate of Organizations (2006). His recent author, co-author, and editing credits also include: The Hogan Guide (2007), Personality: Theories and Applications (2008), The Handbook of Personality Psychology (1997), The Perils of Accentuating the Positive (2009), the Hogan Personality Inventory, the Hogan Development Survey, the Motives Values and Preferences Inventory, and the Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory.
Dr. Hogan received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in personality assessment. He served as McFarlin Professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at The University of Tulsa for 17 years. Prior to that, Dr. Hogan was professor of Psychology and Social Relations at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
As a member of Axialent’s founding team, Francisco Cherny combines the experience of being an entrepreneur and a business leader when engaging with global clients in their transformation journeys. He’s been widely recognized by his capacity to make things happen by turning ideas into action and creating business operating platforms.
He is currently Axialent’s managing director and has vast experience partnering with organizations, working with their top executives and senior leadership teams in identifying and implementing their desired organizational culture.
For more than 10 years, Francisco has led global and regional change strategies with clients such as AXA, BSH, Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca and Microsoft among others.
Gerrit Brouwer, CEO at Appical Gerrit is the key leader at Appical and built the company from the ground up. He is a pure-bred entrepreneur, game-changer, and an enormous tech- & gadget freak. He has a clear passion for people and technology and is able to transform a creative idea into an attractive employer brand. Within the industry Gerrit is seen as an international thought leader, sharing his view and opinion with highly regarded conferences, journalists, and customers. Quote Gerrit: “Companies that invest in the experience of a new hire, the same way they do for their customers, will be reaping the fruits of their efforts in 2018.” Gerrit Brouwer, CEO at Appical.
Giles has worked in the UK, Japan, France and the Netherlands. He has a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University. He has 20 years of consulting experience, starting at A.T. Kearney. He has been a Director of Concentra since 2012 and since 2015 has led Concentra Analytics Europe, from its Netherlands office.
Giles’s areas of interest are Organisational Analytics and Organisation Design. He has chaired CIPD conferences on HR Analytics and delivered its HR Analytics training course, created revolutionary tools for fast feedback and produced reports on Employee Engagement methods in FTSE-100 companies. He is currently working with clients across Europe, UK and the Americas.
Giovanni Manchia is SVP Human Resources within Rabobank, a global leader in food and agri financing and sustainability-oriented banking with 50.000 employees in 44 countries. Giovanni Manchia joined Rabobank in 2011, where he managed the transformation of the global human resources function within the bank, creating a more agile HR organisation with a strong business orientation. Prior to Rabobank, he spent more than 15 years in international HR leadership positions at various multinationals. He worked as the HR Director Benelux, Middle East and Africa within American Express. Before joining American Express, he worked at Shell in various international positions such as HR Manager for Shell Hydrogen and Global HR Business Partner for its IT division.
Giovanni Manchia holds a Msc degree in Management and Organization from TiasNimbas/Tilburg University (cum laude) and a MA degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD (cum laude).
Hamish leads OneLeap’s overall development and is responsible for leading innovation strategy projects with senior executives at FTSE100/Fortune 500 clients globally. He speaks globally on innovation strategy and innovation leadership, and has guest-lectured at Harvard and Cambridge universities.
Prior to founding OneLeap, Hamish was a senior adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, consulted independently, and was a lawyer and diplomat working on international trade negotiations in China and at the World Trade Organisation. Hamish also built a global technology platform connecting entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and founded several non-profit initiatives advancing education leadership and human rights. He holds an MBA (Director’s List) together with degrees in Law and Philosophy. He was a Cambridge Gates Scholar.
OneLeap helps the world’s leading companies, and their leaders, be more entrepreneurial through innovation, strategy and executive development.
Hamish Taylor is the former CEO of Eurostar (a role he held before 40) and CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank. His time at Eurostar was marked by a rapid stemming of losses and return to profit, a success he repeated in his next role as CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank.
Hamish began his career with Procter & Gamble, worked as a consultant then returned to the industry as the Head of Brand Management at British Airways, where he helped lead the reinvention of its business class.
Hamish’s extensive leadership experience has led him to focus on customer-centricity in spear-heading innovation and strategy, and to recognize the value of borrowing from outside industries
Dr. Hays Steilberg is an American who has lived and worked in both the U.S. and Germany over the course of many years. He studied at the University of Heidelberg and earned his PhD in Germany. After joining German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, he worked initially as a publisher and then in corporate development. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Steilberg was responsible for global Human Resources at Random House Inc., the world’s largest trade book publisher, headquarted in New York. Since 2009, he has served the parent company Bertelsmann SE where, as Executive Vice President, he is responsible for all corporate Human Resources management, top executives and global talent management. He reports into the executive board of the company and directs his efforts toward ensuring that Bertelsmann hires, develops and retains the best available talent for the ongoing success of the company.
James is an experienced CEO, a serial IT entrepreneur, a problem solver and self-confessed workaholic, with specific expertise in product development, design, Infoviz, UX design and analytics.
He has founded 4 technology businesses since 1995, including VeriSIM in 2000, a VC backed simulation software company which built a strong international blue chip client base, won several innovation awards, and was a regional finalist for E&Y Entrepreneur of The Year 2004. This was followed by Visual Insight in 2007, a sales analytics and forecasting product with Salesforce.com accreditation, which he sold prior to co-founding Peachy Mondays.
James is an engineering graduate and prior to 1995 was a professional musician and international sound engineer, occupations he greatly enjoyed until a family got in the way!
With more than 20 years of working in the field, Jane leads the development of our people. She is also a major thought leader and contributor to the development of our programmes and approaches. Jane collaborated on the recent CIPD paper on Next Generation HR and also writes columns and blogs for the CIPD website and client online learning sites.
Jane loves and has extensive experience in developing transformational programmes. Over her time with BRIDGE she has led projects in retail, FMCG, professional Services and the hospitality industry among others. Notably she leads our ten year global relationship with Tesco. Other clients include Pepsi, IHG, Cadbury, McKinsey.
Jane draws from her relentless interest in the human condition and especially in how we relate in organisational contexts. Currently Jane is writing about the need for a reversal in style in organisational leadership, how small acts of courage are more absent and more vital than big ones right now in business and about how to ensure that courageous conversations happen in a matrix world.
With a background in the arts, advertising and business Jane moved on to study, at postgraduate level, change in organisations and also to qualify as a psychotherapist. She is now embarking on a research programme into systemic business constellations to develop ways for leaders to see what is needed in their complex situations rapidly and accurately.
Jane has an MSc in ‘Change Agent Skills and Strategies’, BA in Fine Art and Art History and is a Master Practitioner in (New Code) Neuro-Linguistics, Practitioner in Ericksonian language patterns.
Jane has training in Gestalt processes for groups; Transactional Analysis; Cybernetics and systems theory. Jane uses the following instruments: the MBTI, Firo-B, Firo Element-B, California Psychological Inventory, Benchmarks 360, Campbell’s Leadership Indicator, and Kirton Adaption/Innovation Inventory.
Joel is Global Head of Executive & Leadership Development for Nokia. His team oversee Corporate Leadership Programs, Assessments and 360 Assessments, Executive Assessments, internal and external coaching.
Over the last 9 years he has overseen the centralization and design of corporate leadership programs, introduced new tools and methodologies for talent identification, managed a management appraisal for the Top 100, designed and launched Nokia’s new leadership framework and facilitated numerous CEO-level talent summits. Prior to this he was Global Head of Leadership & Talent Management at Nokia Siemens Networks. Before entering the Telecom industry, he had a similar role in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Novartis in the Consumer Health Division for CIBA Vision.
John Rason is a commercial HR professional specialising in International HR and Global Mobility. With 25 years senior management experience at global US and UK organisations, including nearly a decade as a global mobility consultant for a leading professional services firm, his career includes two international assignments in the Nordics and Middle East and short assignments in Europe, Pakistan and the Maldives. A Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, John holds an MA in Managing Human Resources from Kingston University Business School, UK.
Jorrit van der Togt is Executive Vice President HR Strategy and Learning & OE at Shell, based in the Company’s Headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Jorrit holds a Bachelors in Business from Nyenrode University, a Masters in Psychology as well as in Information Technology from Utrecht University, and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Groningen.
He joined Shell in 1994 as Employee and Industrial Adviser in The Netherlands, following an internship in South Korea. He became learning consultant in 1998, HR IT manager in the UK in 2001, and HR manager for global Downstream Distribution in Houston in 2005. In 2009 he became Vice President Technical Learning – overseeing the set up and rapid growth of Shell’s global technical professional learning organization to accelerate technical professional development and local capability building.
In 2012 Jorrit was appointed Executive Vice President HR Strategy & Internal Communications. He is responsible for Shell’s people strategy, global internal communications, HR analytics, HR continuous improvement, the HR integrated operations model, HR support for mergers and acquisitions and provides oversight to Shell’s employee engagement and industrial relations. From November 2015 onwards Jorrit has been appointed to combine this role with the Executive Vice Present role for Learning & Organisation Effectiveness.
Josee Meiners is all about disruptive and innovative HR management. She has successfully build and sold a company, worked in a family business where she started and accelerated the people development agenda. With more than 20 years of experience, she is now working for The Ocean Cleanup, where she is driving the transition from start-up to scale-up.
The Ocean Cleanup – a not-for-profit in Delft, The Netherlands, develops technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. The Ocean Cleanup’s purpose is to initiate the largest cleanup in history. The Ocean Cleanup is a fast-growing international team, that over the past year more than doubled in size to some 70 engineers, oceanographers, researchers, scientists, project managers and volunteers whom are now on board developing state-of-the-art technologies to enable a clean future. For more info: www.theoceancleanup.com
Josee holds a background in business administration, mediation, psychology and project management. Connected to water and oceans, she lives on a sailing ship in Rotterdam.
Julia is a Principal in Mercer’s UK Talent Business and has worked in professional services organisations for over 12 years, and specialises in strategic workforce planning, workforce analytics and workforce metrics.
Julia has conducted workforce planning consulting engagements for client in a variety of industries including telecommunications, air services, mining, manufacturing, banking and finance, health and IT, in a number of countries and regions including Australia, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Julia also has significant experience in assisting clients who work in heavily regulated industries.
As Senior Consultant, Jørn’s primary focus evolves around our leadership and team development services. Utilizing his own unique professional background and expert knowledge on team dynamics, he helps our clients build strong self-conscious leaders as well as authentic, coherent and resilient teams.
Jørn joined A&D Resources in 2017 bringing with him two decades of valuable experience within recruitment and human resource development. Initially working as a consultant and most recently from his international positions as Executive Talent Manager in Maersk Group and Head of Organisational Development in Maersk Supply Service.
Safety assessment and development, utilising the Hogan SafeSystem tools, is a specialty focus area for Jørn. During his time with Maersk Supply Service he implemented the use of Hogan Safety Assessments to drive safety a step further and create a deeper safety awareness and culture.
Jørn has a unique training background from the Danish Army and the Danish Police coupled with a solid range of certifications in various assessment tools including Hogan Assessments. He is also a graduate in Social Dynamics (team dynamics) from The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) in London.
Katerina Psychopaida is a Business Psychologist, specialising in organisational development through the eyes of employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. She has over six years’ international experience in the design and development of employee feedback and engagement programmes, to help HR and Executives link them to business strategies and goals. She has worked across a broad range of industries with companies such as Unilever, Rolls-Royce, Solvay, International Criminal Court, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and TNT, as well as a number of others.
Since 2011, Katerina has been teaching the topic of employee engagement and motivation at the Industrial-Organisational and Business Psychology programme of University College London and Goldsmiths College. She has, herself, graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with an MSc in Occupational Psychology and from the University of Bath with an Honours BSc in Psychology.
She is also qualified in psychometric testing (Level A, Level B) and personality assessment (Hogan Leadership Assessment). Katerina is currently the Director of Business Development at Sirota’s EMEA office in London, where she leads a number of initiatives and international engagement programmes in Europe, the Middle-East and Nordic countries.
Katharina Pahl is committed a holistic and efficient Human Resource approach, which focusses on people and their value add into the focus and in addition increase sustainably the company value.
She pursues personnel work to comprehensively empower an organisation for strategy transformation and provision of a defined value add. In doing, topics like transformation, human resource strategy, culture, communication, leadership, acceleration, digitalization, organisational development plus increasingly “new work” and agility own an extraordinary significance.
“Instead of simplifying complexity the utmost target is to empower managers and staffs based on their strengths. Thus, to master effectively, robust and sustainably all volatility, uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in the actual economic world.”
Before her self-employment as from 2014, Katharina Pahl owned successfully different roles in change management, transformation and composition of high performance teams, organisations in local and international environments.
At last Katharina Pahl hold the position as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the board of directors in DORMA Holding GmbH + Co. KGaA heading the departments human resources, organisational development, communication and compliance. The intentional composition of those departments created an exceptional power, dynamic and impact for change.
Prior to this she was responsible as Division Manager Human Resources for the entire personnel work at METRO Group Buying International GmbH. Earlier Katharina Pahl held different sales and human resource management positions in Kaufhof Warenhaus AG and OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH & Co. KG.
Mairéad MacLure is an innovative and effective international HR Business leader. She continues to build on 20 years of experience, sixteen of which have been in compensation and rewards in fast-paced HR corporate and consulting environments.
At TomTom, Mairéad is VP Rewards and HR Operations. Responsible for leading the Global Compensation and Benefits strategy across the business, her progressive thinking has also generated a more strategic and innovative HR organisation around Remuneration, HR technology and HR operations. As a result, TomTom HR has been recognised as an industry leader, and our SVP won the CHRO of the Year Award in 2016. In 2017, following many accolades, Mairéad successfully launched Workday at TomTom. In just 2 months, Workday has been fully adopted by TomTom team members.
Mairéad is always ahead of the curve. With a deep understanding of the ever-shifting organisational dynamics within technology companies, she’s a change agent who continues to deliver programmes supporting business growth.
Prior to TomTom, Mairead was the EMEA Compensation and Benefits Lead for the Commercial organisation for Dell. She has been a consultant in Rewards, Compensation, and Recruitment for companies such as Dell, and Towers Perrin.
Binding people, sharing knowledge, leading projects and at the same moment achieving mutual goals, getting results, while serving the interests of the organization and advising the business, is what makes me a HR professional. The basis of my professionality lies in my broad knowledge, personal interest, skill set, decisiveness, quality-client focused and flexibility. I know how to find the right balance between a driven mentality and a cheerful attitude while working with other professionals and teams in and (inter)national setting and getting things done.
Senior digital business executive and entrepreneur | innovation | transformation | product | technology | optimist
Professor Marcos Eguillor is founder and managing partner of BinaryKnowledge_ (innovation and digital transformation resultancy) and co-founder of TipTap Labs (secure IoT).
Marcos has worked in the digital arena since 1999, in the Internet, telecommunications, mobile, apps, software, media and broadcast, videogames, e-learning, social media, Internet of Things, gamification and consulting verticals, among others. He possesses a broad international experience, mainly focused on the Digital Ecosystem, product design and development, innovation, business development & strategy, project management and technology strategy.
He is candidate Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering, Executive MBA and Project Management Professional certified.
Following his not-just-for-profit values, he is volunteer of the Spanish Red Cross (VP of the organization in Madrid in the past), member of the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers and the Internet of Things Council. He was acknowledge as Best Entrepreneurship Mentor at IE Business School, 2013.
Working with clients from a wide range of industries, Maria is responsible for research design, implementation and analytics for employee engagement assessment and improvement initiatives, performance management, internal partnership improvement and customer relationship programmes.
Applying her experience in marketing and business due diligence, Maria supports our clients in finding effective practical solutions for leveraging organisations’ human capital to drive their key performance outcomes.
A Fulbright Program alumnus, Maria holds an MA degree in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio (USA) and a BA from National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine). She speaks English, German, Russian and Ukrainian.
Mariska van IJzerloo leads the Global People and Organisation team and is a member of the leadership team at Ampelmann, one of the most inspirational Scale-Up companies in the Netherlands.
Mariska has worked in leading global roles at several high end engineering companies, and leans on a 20 year background in Leadership Development, Talent management and Global HR. She enjoys leading people, departments and companies through the adventurous ‘Scale-Up’ phase; growing beyond the start-up and resisting the pull of the ‘big enterprise’ while staying high performance and fast growth oriented. Not for the faint-hearted. She is able to share with you how to ensure that your talent agenda directly drives high growth, and she will lead you through the territory of scaling up companies and all the big transitions and HR choices that go with that challenge.
She loves working with ‘techies’ and engineers at Maker-companies; those companies that create real innovations, deliver products that can be touched and solve real world problems. She loves the ocean, and at Ampelmann, the famous and now global tech Scale Up from Delft, the Netherlands, she find the best of both worlds. Ampelmann has changed how people go to work at sea, by designing gangways and solutions that are fully motion compensated for waves, and by doing so, made ‘off shore access as easy as crossing the street’, as well as making it a safer and more efficient process. Ampelmann is active in the Wind Offshore world, an in all people and cargo transfers to platforms and vessels on our oceans.
Mark is a highly experienced organisational development consultant, specialising in cultural transformation, employee engagement and executive facilitation. He spent two decades in the IT industry and was responsible for building global operational, data and business intelligence structures and processes for some of the largest companies in the world – expertise he now uses helping others with their data challenges and measuring engagement, diversity, values perception and the effects of cultural change against business performance.
Mark is a Development Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. He has over nine years’ business development experience, primarily in the education sector, working with schools, governments and Higher Education providers.
He holds a degree in Business and has recently discovered an interest in coaching. He is currently working towards an ILM Coaching Qualification and provides internal coaching for colleagues looking to improve their performance.
Mark will be will talking about ‘English at Work: a global analysis of language skills in the workplace’ on Tuesday, May 30. This is the first global, cross-industry overview of English language skills at work.
Martin Wilckens is Senior Executive HR Digital & Innovation and former Vice President Group Strategy and Transformation at Deutsche Telekom, based in Bonn. He is driving the digital transformation in DT’s HR function and for collaboration throughout DT Group. His activities are inspired by design thinking and agile working formats, involving stakeholders from all levels and functions. In his former position as Vice President Group Strategy & Transformation he was over years responsible for developing and anchoring Group Strategy of DT. Before joining DT he was Senior Consultant in the area of transportation and Senior Expert for high speed railway traffic, working in Paris. He holds an degree in economics.
Nick leads Mercer | Sirota’s European Engagement practice and is based in the UK.
As Managing Director for Sirota’s EMEA Region, he works with a diverse group of clients, including Shell, Michelin, Unilever, Solvay, RasGas and Ahold, providing guidance to senior management on employee engagement and talent strategy.
Before joining Sirota, Nick was Group Vice President HR for BP plc, during the period when BP became the UK’s largest company via a series of mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was Head of Financial Services for the European joint venture between BP and Mobil Oil, based in Brussels, and before that, General Manager of Shared Service for Europe & Africa for Mobil Oil.
His early career was characterized by successive senior roles within the international HR function for Mobil. While based in the USA and UK, Nick worked in North & South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East on various organization change projects and HR policy areas.
He has a Bachelors degree in Law & Commerce and has served as non-executive director of a FTSE 250 company in the past
Nicola McAdam is an entrepreneurial businesswoman with over 10 years’ experience in the digital space. She is deeply passionate about capability upskilling and now works with the world’s leading businesses to ensure her clients are equipped to lead in a fast moving landscape and to future proof their careers.
Global Human Strategy and Development experience of more than 20 years, across various functions and industries, and in very different cultural environments spanning 5 continents, along with a strong educational background of Organizational Psychology, Business Management and HR. Certified Co-active coach. As the Group HR Director of Cargill, Niriti is a member of the Group Leadership team and responsible for Human Capital strategies and coaching senior leaders. Her focus is on Performance Culture, Organisation & Talent Growth and Business Success. Member of the FIBI HR Leadership team and leading discussions on some key topics – Performance Edge, Leadership Development and Organisational health.
As VP People at SoundCloud, Noor is responsible for organizational development and specifically on building high performing teams with a healthy balance of acquiring talent and developing talent internally. Noor has over 15 years of experience in HR, predominantly as HR Business Partner and Talent leader in several leading Technology companies. Noor joined SoundCloud almost three years ago, following her role as Director, Talent, and Organizational Development at TomTom.
Perry Timms has a mission: To design a better future of work for us all to lead more fulfilling lives.
He is Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with over 25 years’ experience in people, technology and organisational change and transformation and in October 2017, Perry’s first book project – Transformational HR – was published by Kogan Page.
Perry is an international and TEDx Speaker and Adviser on the Future of Work and HR, and is a WorldBlu® Certified Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach – helping people and their companies become part of the next stage in human and organisational evolution. Perry has partners across the UK, and in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Kuwait, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Denmark to help achieve this.
A Chartered Member of the CIPD, Perry advises the CIPD on HR’s use of Digital and Social Media, and was a Guide for the 2013 CIPD HR Hackathon (with Professor Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange).
Perry is a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA, is an associate consultant at the Work Foundation, and is part of the adjunct faculty at Ashridge Executive Education (Hult International Business School).
You will find Perry on Twitter @PerryTimms, on YouTube, LinkedIn and you can read his Medium blog at medium.com/@PerryTimms
Peter Flade advises some of the world’s most influential companies how to increase productivity and grow by unleashing the potential of their people. He has helped leaders and managers increase the engagement, productivity and customer focus of hundreds of thousands of employees.
Particular focuses of Peter’s work are helping companies grow organically through enduring customer relationships built by their employees, encouraging leaders to take personal responsibility for improving lousy workplaces and helping companies’ unearth their values and implementing the corresponding leader and manager behaviours required to bring them to life.
His research has been published in the Harvard Business Review, quoted in the FT and he is a regular contributor to the Gallup Business Journal
Peter has been with Gallup for 17 years, the last decade as a managing partner, and he is now a senior advisor to the company. He recently founded an advisory firm serving treasured clients BT, GKN, Dr Martens, Al-Futtaim, Permira and Siemens
Peter studied at the University of Kent, the London School of Economics and Trium.
Gianluca Carnabuci joined ESMT Berlin in 2016 as an associate professor of organizational behaviour. Previously he was an associate professor of organization and management at the University of Lugano and an assistant professor at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Amsterdam.
His research interests revolve around the analysis of inter- and intra-organizational networks, with particular regard to the generation and recombination of technological knowledge.
He has taught or teaches courses in Organization Theory, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Design and Change, Networks and Organizations, Knowledge and Organization, Human Resource Management, Negotiation, and Leadership.
Raymond has worked for large corporations such as IBM and HP, and started his job as Director of Talent Solutions at LinkedIn just over a year ago.
Raymond is responsible for Talent Solutions Business Benelux, LinkedIn’s largest B2B brand (Marketing Solutions, Sales Solutions and Learning Solutions). LinkedIn helps companies build employer brands and find, attract and develop top talent through innovative tools.
Renee was most recently at Twitter serving as the Chief Human Resources officer. Prior to joining Twitter in 2016, Renee served as the Global Head of People & Places at Uber Technologies. During her tenure, Renee led Uber’s expansion from 500 employees to 9,500+ employees globally, in just 28 months; a period of unprecedented growth.
Before Uber, Renee spent 4 years at Google as the head of Human Resources for the Ads team and Finance team, where she collaborated with some of Google’s largest divisions responsible for more than $50 billion in annual revenue. Renee started her career at Capital One where she held a variety of roles over the course of 11 years, including the human resources leader for several business units. Renee received her Bachelors of Art from University of Texas at Austin in Psychology. She also sits on the Heinz’s Advisory Council at Carnegie Mellon University.
An Economics & Politics graduate from the University of Hertfordshire Richard has spent the last 24 years within the recruitment industry.
Having started his career with Hays Richard spent 12 years agency side with the Likes of TMP/Hudson and a niche Executive Search consultancy, Astralis, before moving into the world of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
Richard has undertaken a number of high profile roles where he led the resourcing function for leading multi nationals through the operational delivery of RPO services with Alexander Mann Solutions.
Quickly gravitating to a senior leadership role Richard was critical in driving innovation across the business with a real focus on Sourcing, Talent Acquisition and organizational design.
Richard joins Kelly with over 15 years’ experience of bringing strategic vision and Operational Recruitment experience to organizations to help them win an unfair share of talent.
Robert Hooijberg is Professor of Organizational Behavior at IMD.
He has a PhD from the University of Michigan and teaches at IMD in Lausanne. His areas of special interest are leadership and 360-degree feedback, negotiations, team building, and organizational culture.
Before joining IMD in September 2000, Professor Hooijberg taught at Rutgers University in their MBA and Executive MBA programs in New Jersey, Singapore, and Beijing. In 1997, while at the Rutgers Business School, he was named Professor of the Year by both the MBA students and the faculty.
His research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, the Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Management, Human Relations, Organization Science, Human Resource Management, Hospital and Health Services Administration, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, the Journal of Management Education, Administration and Society, the International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
He has provided programs for and consulted with companies such as: Vale, Wavin, Ernst & Young, DSM, Rabobank, Axel Springer, Credit Suisse, EMC, Novo Nordisk, Carlsberg, DNV, HSBC, Unilever, Bekaert, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Roche Vitamins, PSE&G, The Department of Environmental Protection, Merck, AT&T, Korea Telecom, Lucent, The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
In 2007 he published an edited book entitled: Being there even when you are not: Leading through strategy, structures and systems.
Voted as a Top Five Speaker in Spice Magazine’s Hot 100, Sam McNeill is one of the world’s most in demand Corporate Emcees & Facilitators. Sam has hosted over 350 interactive experiences focused on building corporate culture and improving team performance.
Sam’s professionalism and energy has helped some of biggest brands in the world including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Spotify, and Fujitsu integrate music into their corporate culture. As a student of leadership philosophies, his greatest professional moment was performing at a Virgin Airlines event where Sir Richard Branson planted a kiss on his cheek. He’s still blushing.
Sam’s accolades include winning the ‘Future Leader’ award for both the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) out of the USA, and for Meetings & Events Australia (MEA). In 2017, Sam was included in Connect Corporate’s esteemed list of ’40 under 40’ global industry professionals.
Sam earned a Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Studies (Classical Voice) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Shakil (FCIPD, FCCA, DChA) is a values driven, award winning HR and OD director, with over 20 years of experience leading an award winning global HR team of one of the largest relief and development charities in the world.
Shakil sits on the CIPD’s trustee board and in the community is part of Mosaic’s regional leadership group. Holding two professional qualifications, Shakil adds value in various leadership roles including chairing the audit committee, remuneration and appointments committee and strategy boards as well as judging HR awards and speaking at conferences.
As a certified Adair International trainer and MBTI practitioner Shakil has delivered ILM accredited management and leadership interventions globally. Featuring in leading HR publications, Shakil has highlighted a range of areas from performance management to diversity and inclusion.
Shakil is an engaging speaker using his life experiences and sense of fun to bring topics to life and to the mainstream.
Sigrid Nauwelaerts joined Johnson & Johnson as Regional Director, Talent Mobility Advisory – EMEA in April 2013. In this role, Sigrid has responsibility for developing and executing talent mobility strategies to support the J&J businesses in the EMEA region.
Sigrid has considerable experience in the global mobility and international tax field. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, she was a Global Mobility Manager EMEA with Cargill Europe, and before that was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belgium and the United Kingdom.
Sigrid has a Master in Applied Economics, majoring in International Economics and Business, from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and completed a Masters degree in Tax Management and holds a certification as a Belgian Tax Consultant. She also completed a Masters degree in European Studies from UCL (Belgium) and Pantion University in Athens, Greece
As GM of HR for GSMO, Stijn Nauwelaerts supports the global leaders of sales, marketing and services for 122 subsidiaries worldwide, driving the people agenda, global talent management, culture work and other strategic people initiatives in developed and emerging markets. In addition, Stijn leads a global team of approximately 300 HR professionals committed to transforming the profession and the way they work.
Stijn has a Masters in Law from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and Poitiers (France), and a Masters in Social Law from the University of Liège (Belgium).
Since joining Microsoft in 2001 as the HR Country Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg, Stijn has held a number of strategic HR roles with progressive leadership responsibilities. In 2004 he was appointed to lead the HR function for the Microsoft EMEA Headquarters in Paris, and in November 2006 was promoted to HR Director for Central and Eastern Europe. He has been the GM of HR for GSMO since 2011.
YouMe heads BTI Consultants / Kelly Services in Korea after successfully launching it in 2008. With more than 20 years of experience in the business of executive search industry in Korea and Singapore, she has counseled a wide range of senior executives of multinational corporations, providing them with strategies for a broad array of initiatives including market entry, recruiting, retention, corporate restructuring related to human resources.
Especially sought after by clients from the Asia financial service industry to consult on high-level management and human resources issues as well as to recruit executive management talent for their operations, YouMe’s strong track record works predominantly with CEOs and board members in multi-cultural projects, especially for Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India, UK, US and Korea.
As Asia’s best performer, YouMe won the Kelly Star Awards (The highest Achiever Award) in 2006 and 2007.
A Transformation Leader with deep knowledge on combining Product, Data, Strategy and Operations to lead change, innovation and growth in global organizations. Industry speaker, evangelist and thought leader on developing and leading high performance teams, divisions and companies using analytics, culture and agility as main pillars.
Currently Head of Online Partnerships @Google Cloud, helping organizations change and transform by adopting a lean, agile and modern way of working powered by Google’s Cloud Platform and G Suite infrastructure and productivity suite. Prior to that led Product Strategy and Operations across Search ads, display, programmatic, YouTube and Shopping.
As Microsoft’s Global Head of Business Transformation, re-built Skype’s data infrastructure and visualization layer to be later managed under a newly designed Global Insights team. The transformation effort created a modern digital ecosystem, hard-wiring product, engineering and business functions across all levels, making it the de-facto operating model of Skype. This promoted the behavioural and cultural changes required to create a more nimble, adaptive, and data-driven culture throughout. The change enabled Skype to reach its peak connected users, 10X mobile engagements, 50% more revenue and significant uptick in NPS and customer experience.
As Skype’s Lead for Product Strategy, radically accelerated the shift to mobile and cloud, streamlined the user experience for a similar ‘look & feel’ across all platforms, drove the migration of hundreds of millions of Skype and MSN Messenger customers onto a single network under the Skype brand, and co-led the merger with Lync to become a unified consumer + enterprise global business.
Yuval holds a B.S.c from the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from INSEAD Business School in France and Singapore.
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