Conference 2009: Speakers Info

GRLI - Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (Sweden)

Anders Aspling is Secretary General of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) and Senior Adviser of EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). He received his Ph.D. degree from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Anders was senior vice president of organisational and human resource development for Siab (today NCC),  president, dean and managing director of the Swedish Institute of Management (IFL), and a  senior associate of the MiL Institute. He recently served as dean of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium.

Henri-Claude de BETTIGNIES
Emeritius Professor of Leadership and Responsibility, INSEAD - EU Chair Distinguished Professor of Global Governance and Sino European Relations, CEIBS, Shanghai (China)

Henri-Claude de Bettignies hold the European Chair for Global Governance and Sino-European Business Relations at CEIBS and is the Aviva Chair Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility at INSEAD. He had been teaching ethics at the Stanford Business School (1988-2006), and led the development of the ethics initiative at INSEAD before moving to China where currently he is creating, with CEIBS, the Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility.  Founder of the Euro-Asia Centre at INSEAD (seed of INSEAD successful development in Asia), of CEDRE (Centre for the Study of Development and Responsibility), he has published 7 books and many articles. He is on the Editorial Board of six academic journals.

Pascal BOREL
President, ETHICS SA (Switzerland)

Pascal T. Borel is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ETHICS SA, which distributes the ETHICS™ certification. The certification protects companies against criminal risks and helps them to establish ties with other firms which share the same ethical values. Mr. Borel is a well-known figure in Swiss and international financial circles and has developed expertise in new product distribution strategy, finance and company management. He has launched successful start-ups focused on value enhancement strategies. Mr. Borel worked as a Director for several multinationals, including Standard & Poors, Fidelity Investments and EIM.

Nicolas BUTTET
Vice President of the Ecophilos
Foundation (Switzerland)

Reverend Father Nicolas Buttet is vice president of ECOPHILOS Foundation and founder of Philanthropos European Institute for Anthropological Studies. Before being ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church, he graduated in law and was extensively involved in Swiss federal politics. He is founder and moderator of the Eucharistein community. He has also been assistant professor in sociology at the universities of Geneva and Fribourg, and assistant to the Cardinal Etchegaray on the Council for Justice and Peace in Rome.

Chief Ethics Officer, BNP PARIBAS (France)

Born in 1952, Jean Clamon holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris. He joined Paribas in 1976 and held a number of positions in the Finance Department of which he was the Head until July 1994. In 1994, he was given overall group responsibility for Finance, Information & Technology, Operations & Logistics. He was promoted to the Board of Management of Banque Paribas in 1997 and was appointed, in 1998, Chief Financial Officer & Member of the Executive Committee of Paribas. In September 1999, he became Member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas, in charge of Finance, Accounting and Financial Management. In October 2000, he has been appointed head of Retail Financial Services. In June 2003, he has been appointed Chief Operating Officer in charge of Retail Banking activities supervision. In september 2008 he has been appointed Managing Director in charge of the entire internal control unit Group.

Bernard CLAUDE
Chief Ethics Officer, Total (France)

Bernard CLAUDE, Chairman of Total Ethics Committee, moved to Paris in January 2009. Prior to this post, B. CLAUDE was Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2000 to 2004 Bernard CLAUDE was President of Total Petrochemicals' Polyethylene Business Unit in Brussels, Belgium. From 1995 to 1999 he headed the company's Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality Department in Brussels, and later became General Manager of the Total Petrochemicals Polymer Plant and Total Petrochemicals Research Center, in Feluy, Belgium. He is fluent in French and English. A graduate of the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, as a Mechanical Engineer, he joined the company in 1976 and, after several operational roles in exploration and production in Angola, Zaire, Scotland and Norway, became General Manager of Exploration & Production in Great Britain.

CEO, NEXITY (France)

Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lille in 1974, Alain DININ started his career in real estate business in the Bernard ARNAULT Group. He hold between 1979 and 1989 several positions within the Groupe George V who appointed him Managing Director in 1989, then Chairman & C.E.O. in 1997. Three years later, he was appointed Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Nexity and became Chairman & C.E.O. in 2003. Nexity is today the leading integrated real-estate player in France, offering a combined real-estate development and services package.

Founder & CEO, Philias (Switzerland)

Bettina Ferdman Guerrier is founder and CEO of Philias that was created in 1997. The aim of this foundation is to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In 2000, she won the prize of "social entrepreneurship" awarded by AIESEC, an international association. She contributed to the publication of the book "Thinking Ethics", published by Beth Krasna in 2005 (Profile Books Ltd). She supports young entrepreneurs through the Genilem Association. Bettina is a member of the Swiss jury of the Social Entrepreneurship Award of the Schwab Foundation. Since 2009, she represents Europe within the Partner Advisory Group – International CSR360 Network, of which Philias is a member.

CEO, Tiri - Making Integrity Work (UK)

Fredrik Galtung is CEO and co-founder of Tiri, an NGO founded in 2003, active in over 40 countries, with offices in London, Jerusalem, Jakarta. Tiri works with governments, business, and civil society to find practical solutions to making integrity work. We do so from the conviction that improvements in integrity offer perhaps the single largest opportunity for sustainable and equitable development worldwide. Fredrik lectures and consults widely on integrity reform and anti-corruption. Born in Norway, he pursued studies on three continents and speaks six languages.

Director of the Voice of Values, Aspen Institute (USA)

Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D. is Director of an innovative curriculum, Giving Voice to Values, launched by Aspen Institute and Yale SOM . This pioneering approach to values-driven leadership has been featured in New York Times, Financial Times and Harvard Business Review and is being piloted in scores of business schools globally. Gentile, educational consultant and faculty at Babson College, was previously at Harvard Business School. She is author of numerous books and articles, with her B.A. from College of William and Mary and Ph.D. from State University of New York-Buffalo.

Deputy Director, Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) (Switzerland)

At IMD business school, Dr. Ionescu-Somers leads a partnership of 20 global companies focusing on innovative approaches to sustainability strategy. Previously, she oversaw WWF International project operations worldwide. She was also program manager for WWF Africa and Latin America programs. She holds a Master in Environmental Management from Imperial College, London and a BA, HDE, MA and PhD from the National University of Ireland. Her recent
                          book "Business Logic for Sustainability; A Food and Beverage Industry
                          Perspective" was published in 2008.

Sharath JEEVAN
Founder & Chief Executive of & Teaching Leaders (UK)

Sharath is Founder and Chief Executive of two social enterprises, & Teaching Leaders. enables individuals to directly support vetted grassroots projects all over the developing world, and stay updated with project progress. Teaching Leaders is a leadership programme aimed at raising achievement in the most challenging UK inner-city schools. Sharath was previously in senior management roles at eBay, consultants Booz & Co and international development NGO Action Aid, as well
                          as running an internet company in Asia. He holds a First Class Honours
                          degree in Economics from Cambridge University, a Master from Oxford
                          University, and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.

CEO, InnoCSR, Shanghai (China)

Sam Y.S. Lee is the founder and CEO of InnoCSR, located in Shanghai, China. InnoCSR is a strategic CSR consultancy dedicated to Sustainable CSR programs that deliver high value for the society as well as the business. Prior to InnoCSR, Sam worked as a business consultant for Trilogy, and for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Sam holds an MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and a B.A. from Korea University. Sam authored China MBA and co- authored In Search of Economic Frontier.

Nandani LYNTON
Professor, CEIBS (Germany)

In China since 1993, Nandani Lynton is faculty in the Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility at CEIBS. She speaks, teaches, researches and writes on Sino-European leadership topics. Previously she headed the organizational consulting firm, Lynton John & Associates Ltd, for ten years and was then VP of Asia and professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. An international consultant to the private and public sectors, Lynton focuses on developing effective leadership competencies and

structures in global organizations.

Jean Pierre MEAN
Vice President of Transparency International (Switzerland)

Jean-Pierre Méan has been General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of SGS, the Swiss inspection company from 1996 to 2008, with an interruption in 2002 and 2003 when he was Chief Compliance Officer for the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction.

Dr. Méan is Vice President of the Swiss Chapter of Transparency International and a member and of the Anticorruption Commission of the
                           International Chamber of Commerce and of the Board of Trustees of Caux
                           Initiatives of Change.

Professor, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain)

Marc Le Menestrel is a Decision Scientist who works on the articulation between economic values and subjective values such as ethical values, aesthetic feelings, cultural tastes or spiritual concerns.
Teaching his concept of "Ethical Rationality", Marc empowers participants and companies to align their decisions and strategies with their values.
                           Having launched the "Foundation for a New Ethical Business", Marc created
and now proposes "Dreaming Sessions" in his 

                           teaching to executives and business students at UPF (Barcelona) and
                           INSEAD (Fontainebleau).

Sophie de MENTHON
President of ETHIC Association (France)

As an experienced corporate manager, Sophie de Menthon has always invested herself in associations in order to promote private companies. At the age of 21, she created her first telemarketing company which she managed for more than 30 years (700 employees). She launched in 1979 the first labour union of telemarketing companies in France. She is the author of the Deontology Code which governs today the profession in France and more globally in Europe. In 1995, she became president of the employers' movement of ETHIC. She stands up for the entrepreneurial freedom, social capitalism and economic balance. 
                          She was nominated in 1998 to the financial commission of the Social and
                          Economic Council, then to the COSA – Conseil d'orientation de la
                          simplification administrative - in 2003. Sophie de Menthon participates
                          every week as a commentator on the radio programmes: "Les Grandes
                          Gueules" on RMC and in "Good Morning Business" on BFM. She is currently
                          member of the « Comité éthique du Mouvement des Entreprises de France »
                          (MEDEF) and consultant for a better integration of ethics in companies.

General Director, UNO, Geneva (Switzerland)*

Sergei Ordzhonikidze, a Russian national, was appointed to the post of Director-General by the Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, and took up his post on 1 March 2002.

Professor, Harvard University (USA)

John Quelch is Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also La Caixa Visiting Professor of International Management and Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. His most recent book Greater Good: How Good Marketing Makes for Better Democracy (Harvard Business Press 2008), coauthored with Katherine Jocz, was described by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen as "a lovely book – well argued, powerful and intensely relevant."  Quelch also coauthored Ethics in Marketing with INSEAD Professor Craig Smith in 1992.

Professor, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

, (Switzerland)

Dr. GJ (Deon) Rossouw is Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department and Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics at the University of Pretoria. He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and a former President of the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE). He served on the Sustainability Committee of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa.

Professor, INSEAD (France)

Loïc Sadoulet holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. He has been teaching at INSEAD since 2000 in executive development programs, the MBA and executive MBA programs. He formerly worked at the World Bank, at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) in Brussels, and in a microfinance institution in Guatemala. His research focuses on business development and expansion in less-developed economies, both by local efforts and through entry by
international companies. His interests lie in creating profitable lines of
                           business in environments with substantial information gaps.                    
                           Loïc leads INSEAD's Africa Initiative, which aims to attract more African
                           talent and increase the amount of African content (cases, projects,
                           experiences) in INSEAD programs.


Dr. Mallika SARABHAI
Founder of Darpana for Development, Performer, Activist and Social Entrepreneur (India)

Dr Mallika Sarabhai calls herself a communicator with many languages - classical and contemporary dance, theatre, TV, films, writing and more. Director of Darpana, India's leading arts academy with a focus  on using the arts for social change and justice, she holds a Ph.D in Organizational Behaviour. For over two decades she has used all her languages to fight against corruption, violence, child labour, environmental destruction and human rights violations and to empower and educate women and exploited
                           populations to fight for their rights as Indian citizens. She recently fought
                           the Indian national elections to highlight the corruption in the country's

Business Development Director, ENNOVENT (Europe-China)

Tom is a founding director of Ennovent, a social venture capital firm that promotes entrepreneurs and sustainable change at the base of the economic pyramid, in developing countries. Tom's career has focused in helping organizations achieve rapid growth, both in the Private and Not-for-Profit sectors. His experience spans strategy/M&A consulting, banking and social venture capital, including as a European Director for Ashoka. Tom has an MBA from the Wharton Business School, and a BA/MA focused on Economic Development from Oxford University. His career has always been international, with protracted experience in Europe, America, Africa and East Asia.

Interdisciplinary University, Paris (France)

Jean Staune has been teaching in the MBA of the HEC group since 1995. He is working as an expert for the "Association Progrès du Management". He has worked with the head office of multinational companies such as L'Oréal, Auchan, PSA, EDH-GDF and Crédit Mutuel. Jean Staune is General Secretary of the Interdisciplinary University of Paris (IUP). He is specialized in the analysis of society's changes that he treats under a sociological, philosophical and scientific angle. He wrote the book "Notre existence a t-elle un sens?", Presse de la Renaissance 2007.

Executive Director and Founder of (Switzerland)


Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger is founder and Executive Director of the global network on ethics, based in Geneva/Switzerland. He is part-time Professor of Ethics at the Theological Faculty of the University of Basel in Switzerland. Economic ethics, political ethics and development ethics are his main fields of research. Until January 2008, he was Director of the Institute for Theology and Ethics of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches in Berne, Switzerland. The Institute and its team published orientations on ethical issues for churches, the Swiss government and the private sector. Prior to this position he was director of the Development
                           Organisation Bread for all.


Dr. Morley SU
Vice President, Pacific Millenium Corp, Shanghai (China)

Morley C. Su receives his MBA (1983) from University of Chicago, Advance Management Program certificate (1998) from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph D of Education (2006) from East China Normal University - "On Business Moral Education as the Soul of MBA Curriculum: A 30-Year Comparison of USA and China Practice (1974-2006)". Dr. Su is an adjunct professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University, Vice President of Pacific Millennium Group, President of Energy

                           Systems International. 
Pierre TAPIE
President and Dean, ESSEC, Cergy (France)

Pierre Tapie holds an Engineering diploma from the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris, a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Paris XI University and an MBA from INSEAD. He became Dean and President of ESSEC Business School on September 1, 2001.
Among his other current responsibilities, Dr. Tapie is Chairman of the French Federation of Private Business and Engineering Schools, Vice-Chairman of the National Conference of Engineering and Management Colleges. He is also Member
of the AACSB Board of Directors and Chairman of the Globally Responsible
                         Leadership Foundation.
He lectures and writes on the challenges and
                         organization of higher education, global responsibility, and Business in


CEO, Goodbrand, London (UK)

Mike is CEO of GoodBrand & Company a consultancy which, for nearly 12 years, has specialised in creating sustainable enterprise for its clients. Mike has contributed to a number of books and journals in the field of ethics, leadership and spirituality.

Research Fellow & Senior Lecturer, Tsinghua University (China)

Bill Valentino is an expert in corporate social responsibility with over twenty years of experience working in China. He is currently the VP of CSR for Bayer in China, a Research Fellow and Senior Guest Lecturer at Tsinghua University, Beijing, a Management Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and an alumnus of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a MA in Instructional
                        Technology and Media from Columbia University, New York.

Co-founder, MYC4 (Danemark)

Tim Vang simply could not, before October 2004, see "Africa" and "Entrepreneurship" as a natural element going hand in hand. Upon meeting his Co-founder, Africa has grown tremendously on him and he is now very enthusiastic and dedicated to provide African entrepreneurs with the foundation to live out their full potential. MYC4 is a true web 2.0 marketplace and a tool for people to end poverty through business by connecting people with capital and knowledge worldwide.


Dan Vogel is the CEO and co-founder of Enablon, a world leader editor of software and services "on demand" for the reporting and the extra financial operating. Enablon provides Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions to hundreds of Global 2000 companies and dozens of thousands of SMEs. Dan regularly writes on Corporate Responsibility and Risk Management. Dan has always been an entrepreneur. At 17, he developed a national IT retail product delivery service with the other 2 cofounders of Enablon, his brother Marc Vogel and his friend Philippe Tesler. At
                         the age of 23, Dan created the Internet department of a major global bank,
                         in US, Europe and Asia. In 1999, Dan launched a new type of online trading
                         platform in Europe.

Halina WARD

Director of Environment Foundation, London (UK)

Halina Ward is Director of The Environment Foundation, where she works on links between Democracy and Sustainable Development. She has previously worked as Director of the Business and Sustainable Development Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development, as a Senior Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), as a Senior Consultant for the consultancy ERM, and as a solicitor practising commercial environment law. Halina has an LLM and an LLB from the
                         University of London.

Director, Social Innovation Center, INSEAD (Belgium)

Professor Van Wassenhove's 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 the author of several award-winning teaching cases and regularly consults for major international corporations. In 2006, Professor Van Wassenhove was the recipient of the EURO Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement. At INSEAD he holds the Henry Ford Chair  of Manufacturing. He is also the academic director of the INSEAD Social
                         Innovation Centre.

Christopher WASSERMAN
President, Terolab Surface Group
President, Ecophilos Foundation (Switzerland)

Mr. Christopher H. WASSERMAN is President and Founder of ECOPHILOS, a Swiss registered Foundation whose credo is that the respect of the human person is not incompatible with success in business enterprises. ECOPHILOS was created in 2004 by a group of men and women who shared the same vision of the human person at work. He is also Founder and President of the TeroLab Surface Group, based in Lausanne (Switzerland), and one of the European leading companies in the field of surface engineering by thermal spraying.  Christopher Wasserman has a Master Degree of Science in Business Administration (New York
                         University/USA) and has been senior executive and shareholder of Eutectic
                         Castolin Group.

Patricia H. WERHANE
President of International Society of Business Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) & Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University (USA)

Patricia H. Werhane is the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics and the Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University with a joint appointment as the Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics and Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics in the Darden School at the University of Virginia.  Professor Werhane has published numerous
                          articles and is the author or editor of over twenty books. She is the
                          founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal
                          of the Society for Business Ethics, and she is an Academic Advisor to the
                          Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.

Philippe de WOOT
Professor Emeritius, University of Louvain La Neuve (Belgium)

Philippe de Woot earned a PhD in Law and Economics and is currently Professor Emeritus from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He was Professor at Harvard from 1958 to 1959, Secretary of the European Round Table of Industrialists' Education, member of International Academy of Management, l'Académie Royale de Belgique, and the Strategic Management Society.  His publication "Must Prometheus be Bound? Corporate Social Responsibility", makes a new proposal to businesses and schools on how to act in a socially responsible and sustainable way. 

Dr. Zucheng ZHOU
Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Dr. Zucheng Zhou is Professor and Head of Organizations and Management Department and Director of the Center for Management and Ethics at Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.