Consultant, Private Equity
Ben Andradi works in the private equity and venture capital industry in London. He has been CEO of several privately held technology companies. He was also on the board of British Telecommunication’s UK board and ran the Telecoms sector in Europe for IBM Global Services. He is also a lay trustee of the Catholic Trust part of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.
Professor of Ethics at Business School for the World INSEAD and China Europe International Business School Shanghai (CEIBS)
Henri-Claude de BETTIGNIES is the Aviva Chair Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility at INSEAD, Emeritus Distinguished Professor at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) where he created the Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility in Shanghai (2005).
He taught international business and ethics courses for 16 years at Stanford and initiated the teaching of Ethics and CSR at INSEAD. He started INSEAD activities in Asia in 1975 which led to the creation of the Euro Asia Centre eventually making possible INSEAD campus in Asia. His most recent publications (books) (with F. Lepineux) are: Globalization, Business and the Common Good (Peter Lang, 2009); Finance for a Better World (Palgrave McMillan, 2009), and (with M. Thompson): Leadership, Spirituality and the Common Good, (Garant, Antwerp, 2010).
Market Risk Advisor – Société Générale – USA
Damien is currently heading the Market Risk Advisory team at Société Générale New York, advising Corporate and Institutional clients on foreign exchange and interest rates risk management. He developed a recognized expertise on Emerging Markets with a strong focus on Brazil and China, as well as risk-management situations related to strategic corporate finance operations across a variety of industries. From March 2010 to August 2011, Damien was in charge of this team out of the London platform for European clients of the bank. Prior to this, Damien was part of the New York Equity Derivatives Sales & Structuring group, covering American and Canadian Mutual funds out of SG New York. He started his career in 2003 in the Strategic & Acquisition Finance group of SG Paris, focusing on the financing of large cross-border acquisitions, after a short period at McKinsey.
Damien holds two engineering Master degrees from École Polytechnique (X98) and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, as well as a Master in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Damien is father of four children, and has been a leader of the Zacheus Journey in New-York over 2011-2014, teaching social doctrine of the Catholic Church in English and in French. He also actively supports a number a charities in their fundraising needs, including Life Project For Youth.
Master coach and lecturer, ICR Business Strategies, CH
Imogen is specialised in the link between business strategies and leadership development and has been involved with this topic for over 20 years.
Her philosophy : corporate and individual leadership development because the blend of know-how, human skills and values is the key to success for sustainable business. She coaches top executives of very diverse sectors..
She runs a programme at Lausanne University in leadership development for senior managers. She also teaches communications to third year students of HEC-UNIL Lausanne. She was International Marketing VP, Group HR for leadership development, succession planning. She has masters’ degrees in Criminology and Forensic Science. Specialised and did research in Victimology and has an MBA from Lausanne University.
Economist; President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, an internationally recognized think tank headquartered in Lima, Peru committed to creating legal systems to help the poor access property and business rights. In 1999, he was selected as one of five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time Magazine in its special May issue on “Leaders for the New Millennium” and has been similarly recognized by Forbes Magazine.
Mr de Soto has served as President of the Executive Committee of the Copper Exporting Countries Organization and as CEO of Universal Engineering Corporation. He has also worked as an economist for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, a principal of the Swiss Bank Corporation Consultant Group, and a governor of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank. Mr de Soto has advised heads of state in several countries on property and business reform programs, and is author of ‘The Other Path’ and his seminal work ‘The Mystery of Capital’.
Honorary Professor Louvain University and Co-founder Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)
Philippe de Woot is a Doctor of Law and a Doctor of Economics. He is Emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and for several years was a guest Professor at the INSEAD (Fontainebleau).
A member of the Belgian Royal Academy, of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and of the International Academy of Management, Philippe de Woot has also been an adviser to the European Commission (1977-1983).
He is a board member or consultant with several national and multi-national firms. His field of research is essentially corporate strategy, and also ethics and the purpose of firms and their responsibilities to global society.
Philippe de Woot is an adviser to the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), founded by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and the Global Compact of the United Nations. The GRLI actively supports the principles of responsible management training as promoted in particular by the Global Compact.
Former Managing Director of Tata Group
Mr. T.R. Doongaji has two Master’s degrees in Political Science from India and Berkely, U.S.A. A J.N. Tata scholar and gold medalist he also has a Diploma in Business Management.
He served India’s most reputed Tata Group for over 42 years in various capacities and was the Managing Director of three companies before he retired. Currently he is an Independent Director on the Boards of several companies; Dean, Business Excellence in three Management Institutes and is a professional speaker on management and other subjects. He is also a Trustee of the Mumbai Museum.
A qualified examiner for Business Excellence and an avid sportsman, Mr. Doongaji is the first recipient of the Ethics in Business Award (2006) from the International Association for Human Values, Brussels.
CEO Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, Belgium
Mark Drewell is the Chief executive of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (www.grli.org), a global coalition of companies and business schools addressing the challenge of creating a new generation of globally responsible business leaders.
His business career began in the mid 80’s in mining finance in the City of London after a degree in Philosophy Politics and Economics at Oxford University. He then moved to South Africa in 1989 and worked for Johannesburg listed diversified multi-national industrial group Barloworld Limited. Starting out in the steel and ferrochrome business, he rose to spend a decade as head of Corporate Affairs, Investor Relations and Group Marketing.
Mark Drewell was a co-founder of the Middelburg Forum which was the prototype for the South African Peace Committees through which business played a vital role in managing South Africa’s first post apartheid elections; led the re-naming and re-branding of Barloworld across 8 operating divisions and 32 countries; and pioneered the company’s early adoption of triple bottom line performance measurement.
Under his leadership in 2004 Barloworld became a founding partner in the GRLI. He played a powerful role in the GRLI’s development at both an intellectual and practical level, serving as the first chair of the GRLI Foundation from 2006-2008.
He left Barloworld in 2007, moved to Cape Town and co-founded 3 Laws Capital (www.3lawscapital.com), a deep sustainability asset management company with a venture capital focus. He is also a director and founder of The Elgin Distilling Company (www.malus.co.za) which has recently launched the world’s most exclusive new terroir spirit.
He is a senior associate of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Chairman of the Swedish-based World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child Foundation.
Drewell has served as Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of South Africa’s Centre for Corporate Citizenship; Chairman of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (South Africa’s largest indigenous environmental NGO); Chairman of the board of Imhoff Waldorf School, Cape Town and served twice on the board of San Francisco headquartered International Association of Business Communicators which is the world’s 14 000 member professional association for business communicators.
Iranian lawyer and university Professor, Nobel Peace Prize 2003
Shirin Ebadi J.D. was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights, especially those of women, children and political prisoners in Iran. She was the first Muslim woman to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, and only the fifth to win the award in any field. Dr Ebadi was one of the first female judges in Iran. She served as president of the city court of Tehran from 1975 to 1979 and was the first Iranian woman to achieve Chief Justice status. After dismissal in wake of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, she was made a clerk in the court she once presided over, until petitioning for early retirement.
After obtaining her lawyer’s license in 1992, Dr Ebadi set up private practice and defended numerous political dissidents resulting in her arrest on many occasions. She has also established many non-governmental organizations in Iran, including the Million Signatures Campaign to demand an end to legal discrimination against women in Iranian law. Dr Ebadi is a university professor and has published 13 books and over 70 articles dedicated to human rights. In 2004, she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women
President Fundación Desafío de Humanidad / Chile
Denis Gallet is the president and founder of “Desafío de Humanidad Fundacion”, a well-known Chilean non-profit institution dedicated to improving the spiritual and human development of business men and women and other top executives through coaching and the publication of the magazine “Desafio.” In 2010, he created the Aconcagua Summit, which gathers together the leaders of Latin America in order to develop and discuss projects relating to the humanization of globalization.
In 2001, he founded the Red para el Desarollo de la Microfinanza, a network of almost all of the microcredit institutions in Chile that promotes the concept of microcredit as an instrument to eradicate poverty in Chile.
Chief Advisor, Aspire Prakashan Ltd, New Delhi, India
Prabhu Guptara is the William Carey University Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Management and Public Policy (India) and a recognised authority on long-range global trends. Widely known as a speaker and broadcaster, he is or has been Chairman, CEO or Board Member of several companies and organisations. As Executive Director, Organisation Development, at one of the largest banks in the world, he had the unique job of working with people throughout the world to identify new ideas that could bring value to the company.
This included running think tanks on a wide variety of market and global issues, and managing the Distinguished Speaker Series. He was born and educated in India, is a British citizen, and works worldwide, having been based in Switzerland for the last 15 years. As a jury member of numerous literary, business and management competitions in the UK and the Commonwealth, and a guest contributor to all the principal newspapers and radio and TV channels in the UK as well as numerous media in other parts of the world, he continues to supervise Ph.D. research and lectures to MBA classes, and is included in Debrett’s People of Today
Professor for Christian Social Ethics and Civil Society Eichstaett University
André Habisch is Professor for Christian Social Ethics and Civil Society at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. After studies of Catholic theology (Muenster/ Tuebingen) and Economics (Free University of Berlin) he accepted a tenure position at KUE-I in 1998, where he founded the Center for Corporate Citizenship (www.corporatecitizen.de). Since 2003 he is a Visiting Professor at the ICCSR at Nottingham Business School. He serves at the Editorial Board of the Journal for Corporate Citizenship and is actively involved in the European Academy Business in Society (EABIS), Brussels. He is scientific adviser of the Catholic Entrepreneur’s Union (since 1998) and author of several books and articles.