Muhammad Yunus, winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2006
Muhammad Yunus is a man of many talents. Born and raised in Bangladesh, he grew up to be a banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. In his previous career as a professor of economics, Muhammad Yunus has developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance – types of loans that were given to entrepreneurs that were too poor to qualify for the traditional bank loans system. Muhammad Yunus received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below.
Chris Zook, Partner of Bain & Company (Amsterdam)
Chris Zook is a Partner in Bain & Company’s Amsterdam office and has been co-head of the Global Strategy Practice for the past 15 years. Zook received a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Williams College, a M.Phil. in economics from Exeter College, Oxford University, and Masters and Ph.D degrees from Harvard University. He specializes in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth.
He is the author of five books, which includes titles such as Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change, Profit from the Core: A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times and Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth. All the books are based on a growth study begun in 1990 at Bain & Company that involves thousands of companies worldwide.
Marco De Marco, Professor of Organization and Information Systems
Marco De Marco is full-time professor of Organization and Information Systems at the Università Cattolica in Milan. He also teaches the Business Organization course at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. Before embarking upon his academic career he worked as a research engineer and product planning manager in the aerospace (Boeing) and computer (IBM, GE, and Honeywell) industries. He is the author of four books and numerous essays and articles; mainly on the development of information systems and the impacts of technology on organizations. He is a member of the editorial board of several academic journals. Marco In 2008 and 2009, he was a Board committee member of the Association for Information Systems, representing Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. His main research interests have included information system development and performance measurement methodologies, while bank information systems and their specificities were a particular study and focus. At ICIS 2010 he was awarded the AIS Fellow prize for his contribution to the IS discipline.
Andrew J Filipowski, CEO of Silkroad Technology
Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski is a Polish American technology entrepreneur born in 1950 in Chicago, IL. He is currently the Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad Equity, a private investment firm, and founded Platinum Technology in 1985. He founded or cofounded Blue Rhino Corporation; Primo Water; SilkRoad technology, Inc.; DBMS, Inc.; the House of Blues; SolidSpace, Inc.; onramp Branding; MissionMode and InterAct 911 Corp. Platinum technology was sold to Computer Associates (CA) in 1999 for $3.5 billion, a record at the time for a software company. Filipowski’s personal proceeds from the deal were $290 million.
Datuk Lee Chong Wei
Datuk Lee Chong Wei is a professional badminton player who was ranked first worldwide for 199 consecutive weeks from 21 August 2008 to 14 June 2012. He is the third Malaysian men’s singles shuttler after Rashid Sidek and Roslin Hashim to achieve such a ranking (since official rankings were first kept in the 1980s), and is the only Malaysian shuttler to hold the ranking for more than two weeks. Lee is a silver medalist in both the 2008 and the 2012 Olympic Games.
Dato CY Lee, President and COO Genting Malaysia & CEO Genting UK
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Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders
Edgar is widely regarded as the preeminent speaker and networker in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011) and currently being translated into Chinese and Portuguese. He is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Edgar was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. He is one of the great business networkers and motivators on the lecture circuit; he is available worldwide for the following speaking engagements: Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading, The Real Story behind the “Flash Crash”, Networking for Financial Executives, and Business Networking for Success. Edgar resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.
Marshall Goldsmith, Leadership Thinker
Marshall Goldsmith is recognized as one of the world’s leading executive educators and coaches. He was a pioneer in the use of customized 360-degree feedback as a leadership development tool. His early efforts in providing feedback and then following-up with executives to measure changes in behaviour were precursors to what eventually evolved as the field of ‘executive coaching’.He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams and has served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years.
Marshall is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ and ‘MOJO’. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in eight countries. Marshall was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world and the 7# business thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers 50 ceremony.
Chris Roebuck, Leadership Advisor
Chris Roebuck is an expert on delivering competitive advantage through developing world class leaders in organisations. He has developed entrepreneurial leadership in major organisations and originated the concept of Entrepreneurial support functions, in particular Entrepreneurial HR.
Chris is also a Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Class Business School, London. He has held senior roles in London Underground, UBS, HSBC, and KPMG where he was Global Head of Talent until 2007.
Chris appears regularly on TV channels and radio stations around the world commenting on business, management leadership issues. He has authored several books, including Effective Leadership and Effective Communication that have been translated into eleven different languages. He also columns in CEO and HR magazines.
Chris was nominated in 2011 as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers and has judged a number of HR and leadership awards. He advises professional and thought leadership bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Corporate Leadership Council, as well as The Financial Times Non-Executive Director Club. Currently, he is expanding a case study with Aston Martin on transforming excellent customer service through entrepreneurial leadership and employee engagement.
Jeevan Sahadevan from ActionCoach
Jeevan Nadchatiram Sahadevan, is not your typical entrepreneur or Action Coach. He started his first business in his mid twenties, built and sold several companies and incurred both massive losses as well as massive profits and a whole dose of experience!
Trying his hand at various businesses, Jeevan learnt about building, growing, multiplying, profiting, making massive money and incurring losses in business at a very young age. Propelled by this exciting world of entrepreneurship, led Jeevan to explore a business coaching franchise (Action COACH) that was just starting out in the Asian region from Australia. At the turn of the century, Jeevan became one of the first coaches in Asia to sign up with Action COACH and began coaching entrepreneurs in exciting business secrets, methods and strategies to become massively successful.