Conference 2012: Speakers info
Global Ethics Forum 2012
28 - 30 June, Geneva/Switzerland
This list will be updated regularly as speakers confirm their participation in the conference.
International Expert on Governance (Argentina)
Dr. Agatiello is a Professor of International Law and Economics at Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He has been a consultant on enabling environments for small and medium enterprise development in Afghanistan, Sustainable Livelihoods Unit, United Nations Development Programme, a consultant on trade facilitation, Division for Services Infrastructure for Development and Trade Efficiency, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and a consultant on the multilateral trading system, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, Division of Technical Cooperation Coordination. He has also been a consultant on corporate social responsibility and trade, a consultant on corporate contributions to economic and social development and a consultant on ethics in capital markets and corporate social responsibility.
Director General, Institute for Economic Strategies (Russia)
Professor Alexander I. Ageev is the Director General of the Institute for Economic Strategies. He is also a Professor and Academician, at the European Academy of Natural Sciences, Executive Director of the International League of Strategic Management, Assessment and Accounting (ILSM), President of the Future Studies International Academy and Director General of the P.Sorokin-N.Kondratieff International Institute. He graduated with honors from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the World Economy and International Relations Institute, the USSR Academy of Sciences, the Kingston University (UK), the Academy of National Economy under Government RF. Professor Ageev has received training in the USA and the South Korea. He has worked in governing positions in the USSR Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs, and in the aerospace and atomic industries, in charge of strategic planning issues. He has a D.SC. (Economics), an MBA and a BA and is the author of more than 300 research papers, and a member of the Journalists Union and Writers Union.
Principal Project, Cost & Management Consultant V. Kumar and Associates (India)
Dr. Vimal K. Aggarwal has more than 29 years of rich corporate experience with reputed Indian and MNC companies in the field of Finance, Accounts, MIS, Costing, Value Chain Analysis & System Audits. He has also been a Special Auditor for Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Department, Ministry of Finance Govt.of India and helped detection of Duty Evasion cases running into millions. Recently, he has been appointed Director on Global Board of Directors, and Member Professional Development Committee of the prestigious Institute of Management Accountants (IMA),USA for 2 years (2012-14). Dr. Aggarwal teaches extensively and is a senior visiting faculty since 1998 at number of management institutes of national eminence teaching Strategic Cost Management. Project Planning and Evaluation & Entrepreneurship.
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.
President OSCAF (Benin)
Aurélien Atidegla is a socio-economic agronomist with 18 years' experience in several domains connected to development. He is founding president of the "Groupe de recherche et d'Action pour la promotion de l'agriculture et du Développement (GRAPAD-NGO) and since 1998 he has been following several issues to the ACP-EU cooperation. He is also vice-president of CFRONG (Collectif des réseaux et Fédérations d'ONG du Bénin) and of the Civil society platform of Benin (PASCiB). He currently heads REID consulting (international resources and expertise for development) office specialized in project management and development programmes.
Entrepreneur, Istituto Brasileiro de Ética nos Négócios (Brazil)
Administrator and post-graduate degree in Finance from FGV-EAESP, acted professionally 30 years as an executive and member of Board of Directors of Multinational Enterprises and Associations in Latin America and Europe. Compliance Officer for 20 years. Currently Director of International Business for South America's Tire Industry Association, Representative for the Americas-EER Ltd and consultant in strategic management, market development and international projects recycling rubber products. Coordinator of the Group of Excellence in Ethics and Sustainability, a member of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council regional Directors of St. Paul. Speaker and moderator at national and international congresses. He was a member of the Judging Committee Belmiro Smith Award and the 9th Brazilian Environmental Benchmarking.
Sustainable Business & Public Sector Management Consultant (Switzerland)
Nadia Balgobin holds a Postgraduate in Business Excellence from the University of Applied Sciences, Lausanne and a degree in Political Science from the University of Geneva. Her field of expertise is Business Ethics, Management Organisation, M&E, TQM & Sustainable Development. Previously, she spent 13 years at SGS Headquarters in Geneva in the Consumer Products Division as a Key Account Manager and in the Legal Department where she spearheaded a 3-year compliance programme in 180 countries. Since 2002, Nadia has been working as an independent consultant providing Technical Assistance on government programmes, advising Multinationals, SMEs and NGOs in Francophone countries. Nadia is a member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International Switzerland.
General Director of Stat View International (Guinea)
Aliou Barry is the General Director of Stat View International, Sub-Saharan African NGO specialized in investigations, Monitoring and Evaluation. He is also President of the Electoral Process monitoring and evaluation Commission at the National Transitional Council in Guinea. Mr Barry holds two M.A degrees from the University of Conakry in natural sciences and governance. He recently participated in PhD Courses on governance at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in Netherlands. Mr. Barry also participates actively in ReseauReFID, an NGO network working closely with the International Francophone Organisation and Transparency International to promote integrity and sustainable development.
President of CSR/RSE Senegal (Senegal)
Après avoir occupé durant 20 ans (de 1985 à 2005) des fonctions au sein du Patronat sénégalais dont celle de secrétaire permanent du Syndicat Professionnel des Industries et des Mines du Sénégal (SPIDS), et après avoir dirigé durant deux (2) années (de 2006 à 2007) le projet sénégalo allemand "Foyers Améliorés Sénégal - FASEN" pour le compte de la Coopération Technique Allemande (GTZ), Philippe BARRY a créé en 2008 le Cabinet CFPMI, premier cabinet basé en Afrique de l'Ouest spécialisé dans la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises (RSE). Basé à Dakar, Philippe BARRY accompagne, en tant que Consultant spécialisé dans la RSE, les entreprises implantées au Sénégal et en Afrique de l'Ouest désireuses de mettre en place des démarches RSE selon l'ISO 26000.
Secretary of the Pastors Association, Church of South India (India)
Co-Director of Globethics.net India, responsible for the project "Corruption free churches", Trained in Theology. Leading three organisation: TRENDS as Chief Functionary - A Tribal Development Organisation. Executive Director of Asia Centre for Peace and Development and National Coordinator of the Repatriates Conference -India.
Prof. Jem Bendell
Director Lifeworth Consulting (Australia/Switzerland)
Professor Bendell is a strategist and educator on social and organisational change, with 17 years specialising in responsible business development, alliances for sustainable development, transformative philanthropy, and sustainable currencies. With over 100 publications, including UN reports, he is an award winning authority on business and sustainable development, and has helped create a number of leading multistakeholder alliances. He has lived and worked in 8 countries, delivered projects in 25, and is constantly curious. Jem is a Professor of Management at two business schools (Australia and Spain), runs a small sustainability consulting firm and serves on the board of an NGO which is the world's leading provider of open source software for community currencies. www.lifeworth.com/consult
Reporting Framework Coordinator, The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) (The Netherlands)
Tamara joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2009, in the Netherlands, where she performs as a Reporting Framework Coordinator. Has been involved in the development of five GRI sector Supplements, including the Oil&Gas, Media and Construction and Real Estate GRI sector Supplements. She has over 30 years of experience, graduated as Geographer in 1979 in Venezuela. She has been involved in the management of Environmental and Socioeconomic Projects by leading multidisciplinary working groups in private and public organizations in Venezuela and in other Caribbean countries. Tamara has a wide experience in planning, regional development, environmental management, local stakeholder's engagement and environmental impact assessments specially focused in socioeconomic aspects.
Managing Director, Energy & Climate WBCSD (Switzerland)
Thierry Berthoud is currently Managing Director Energy & Climate at the WBCSD. He is an engineer, holding a PhD in materials sciences, and spent the first part of his career with the French nuclear public industry and the second part with global companies, 17 years in the aluminium industry (Pechiney, Alcan) and three years with Alstom Power.
Berthoud held positions in various capacities (R&D, Government relations, Strategy, business development) always with a large international exposure and in connection with energy issues.
Executive Director Ethos (Switzerland)
Dominique Biedermann (1958) has been the executive director of Ethos Foundation since 1998 and Ethos Services since its creation in 2000. In 1991, Dominique Biedermann joined the Pension Fund of the Teachers of the Public Education System and the Civil Servants of the Administration of the Canton of Geneva (CIA) as deputy director, and from 1994 to 1998 as executive director. In 1997, Dominique Biedermann participated in the creation of the Ethos Foundation and was its first chairman until August 1998 and managing director thereafter. Dominique Biedermann is a visiting professor for the master programme for "Ethics and Political Economy" at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Furthermore, Dominique Biedermann is regularly invited to give lectures on corporate governance and socially responsible investment, in particular at the University of Geneva and at the Institut für Finanzdienstleistung of Zug (IFZ). Dominique Biedermann is a member of the board of directors of Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS), a member of the audit committee of "Fastenopfer", the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, as well as the committee for ethics and deontology of the University of Geneva.
KMU nachhaltig GmbH Switzerland (Switzerland)
Mr. Bürgi has a MA in Theology, MSc in Management and Technology and is in is PhD final stage. His activities constit in Consulting of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, being a Lecturer in Management (Quality, Environment, Ethics), working in Certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001), and carries out research on SME and ethics, and on standards and ethics.
Prof. Carol Cosgrove
Economist, Founder of the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance
Dr Carol Cosgrove-Sacks is co-founder and director of the Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize, organizing a global competition every two years to stimulate awareness of "Innovative Ideas for Ethics in Finance", targeted to young financial professionals. She is an international economist by training, and from 1994-2005 she was Director of Trade in the UN in Geneva; she is a professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, and at the Europa Institute, University of Basel. Based in Geneva, Dr Cosgrove-Sacks continues to work as an independent consultant regarding standards in international business and trade. FINANCE, TRUST & ETHICS will be published by GLOBETHICS at the Forum; the book brings together the collected best papers submitted for the Robin Cosgrove Prize during 2007-2011.
A. Usama deLorenzo
Associate Partner with Praesidium LLP (United Arab Emirates)
A. Usama DeLorenzo holds a Postgraduate in the Capital Markets. He is an Associate Partner with Praesidium LLP and is specialized in Islamic Finance in Dubai. DeLorenzo has experience in Capital Markets working with Funds, Brokerages, Consultancies and Regulators. Formerly, DeLorenzo was in the IT industry working with both the Private and Public Sector entities.
Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Switzerland)
Ambassador Martin Dahinden took over the position of Director-General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in 2008. Prior to this, Martin Dahinden headed the FDFA's Directorate of Corporate Management after having worked as Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining. During his career, he held assignments in Geneva as member of the Swiss Delegation to GATT, at the Swiss Embassy in Paris, as Deputy to the Swiss ambassador in Nigeria, and was temporarily posted at the Swiss Mission to the UN in New York. At the Head Office in Bern, he worked at the FDFA's Service for Disarmament Policy and Nuclear Issues, as Head of the OSCE Service of Political Affairs Division I, and held the post of Deputy Head of the OSCE Coordination Unit during the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE in 1996. The following year, he was sent abroad as Deputy Head of the Swiss Mission to NATO in Brussels.
Consultant, Lifeworth Consulting (Switzerland)
Ian Doyle is a consultant in responsible business with the Lifeworth network. He is currently working on transparency issues in the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He received acclaim for his report Uplifting the Earth published in July 2011, which analysed the ethical performance of luxury jewellery brands. He also teaches business ethics, sustainability and corporate responsibility at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, and has written regularly in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship on various themes related to corporate responsibility.
Manager Ethics & Compliance Program Office, Intel Corporation (USA)
Mary Doyle is the Senior Manager of Intel's corporate Ethics and Compliance Program Office, responsible for managing Intel's Ethics and Compliance Oversight Committee, monitoring and reporting on ethics and compliance across the company, implementing a focused and integrated business ethics framework to best inspire, support and remove barriers to ethical behavior and managing the Code of Conduct. Prior to this role, Doyle was the Director of the Corporate Platform Office at Intel, responsible for implementing a platform focus across the company. Since arriving at Intel in 1999, she has held management roles in Sales and Marketing, Software and Services and the Server Products Group. Prior to Intel, Doyle was the Director of Strategic Marketing at Compaq Computer and had held Corporate and Brand Strategy and Product Line Management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation.
IUCN Deputy Director General/Managing Director, IUCN (Switzerland/global)
Poul Engberg-Pedersen joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Switzerland on 16 May 2011. From 2005 to 2010, Poul Engberg-Pedersen was Director General of Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and led its global initiatives on rain forests, climate change and clean energy. Prior to this, Poul worked for the United Nations on refugee issues in Africa, and for the World Bank on governance and anti-corruption. Between 1994 and 2002, he headed a Danish government research centre on development. He is a Danish citizen, with a PhD in political science and development studies.
Cécile Epondo Fouda
Head of Communication Department, National Hydrocarons Corporations SNH (Cameroon)
Cécile EPONDO FOUDA has, since 2003, been the head of the Communication Division of the National Hydrocarbons Corporation of Cameroon, a state owned industrial and commercial company ranked as the first company in Cameroon – Central Africa, with a portfolio of 12 share companies operating in the petroleum, Para petroleum and related sectors. After completing her studies in French language and literature in the University of Yaoundé-Cameroun, followed by studies in the Journalism High School of Lille in France, she worked for the Cameroon Radio Television for seven years, before joining the National Hydrocarbons Corporation, where she has been managing matters related not only to corporate communication, but also sustainable development and social responsibility of the company, namely activities in favor of students in secondary and high school both in urban and rural zones.
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.
Chairman and CEO, COSUMAR Group (Morocco)
Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris and earning a DEA in Material Sciences, Mohammed FIKRAT joined in 2001 the Moroccan OCP group, where he held several management positions and contributed to the ISO 9001 certification of a dozen of subsidiaries. After serving as Strategy and Development Director of OCP group, he since 2004 is CEO of COSUMAR, a 2500 employees company specialized in extraction, refining and conditioning of sugar in various ways. COSUMAR became the sole Moroccan sugar operator after the acquisition of several companies in 2005, and works with 80 000 producers of beet and sugar cane. COSUMAR has earned the CSR label in May 2011.
Global Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé SA (Switzerland)
Christian Frutiger, Swiss and British dual nationality is a graduate of the University of Geneva and also holds an Executive Master of Science in Communications Management from the University of Lugano. He is the Global Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé since 2007. M. Frutiger holds responsibilities in handling human rights issues, relations with major humanitarian and development organizations, participates in the UN Global Compact, as well as Public Affairs communications in French and German. He also manages the Nestlé Water Taskforce. Previously he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Programme Executive Network Globethics.net (Switzerland)
With a Bachelors in Communications (Human Relations) and a Masters in Development Studies (Ecology), she has been working with various NGOs supporting their work in administrative, logistical and communications roles. At Globethics.net she has been responsible for research on Climate Ethics; in collaboration with the Fondation pour le Progrès de l'Homme, she carried out a research project on Ethics and Responsibility, with the aim of drawing a map of organisations working in these fields. Currently, she is responsible for the Network Programme: coordinating, monitoring, communicating with more than 55'000 registered participants. She has a deep passion and commitment for sustainable and responsible development.
Benoit Girardin worked for the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years, as Ambassador in Madagascar and Delegate of development Cooperation in Romania, Pakistan, and Cameroon. He is a doctor in theology, lecturer in ethics, political philosophy and international relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, and interim rector of a Protestant university in Rwanda.
Luc Guillory has 25 years of experience in business in small and medium size enterprises, at national and international level. He is President of Club Export 21, a gathering of French exporting companies, in relation with the Chamber of Commerce of Dijon, France. As President of Share France - Partage international, he has been lecturing and speaking at radio programs for more than 15 years about the necessity of a shift of paradigm in our civilisation, the presence among us of highly evolved spiritual beings, and the absolute necessity to shift the global economy from competition to cooperation. He is a member of Cercle mondial du Consensus, a Geneva based NGO
Danièle Gosteli Hauser
Responsible for Economic relations and Human Rights, Amnesty International, Swiss Section
D. Gosteli Hauser has been working at the Swiss Section of Amnesty International since 1992. From 1992-1998, she was responsible for the coordination of international campaigns and actions. In 1996, she helped Amnesty International to set up the International Business and Economic Relations Network (BERN), which now includes more than 45 national sections. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the BERN network and has led the Amnesty Switzerland working group on economic relations and human rights. Since 1998, she is responsible for economic relations and human rights at the Swiss Section, and has represented the organization at several symposiums and conferences. She gives lectures at universities and high schools and works with other NGOs to promote and campaign for the integration of human rights within companies' operations and in broader economic relations, as well as for better accountability mechanisms.
Senior Social Media Officer, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland/global)
Amy Greber is the senior social media officer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies based in Geneva, Switzerland. In this role she leads the social media strategy, managing the Federation's social media channels and building capacities throughout the Federation and its National Societies. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
World Communion of Reformed Churches (Switzerland)
Kristine Greenaway heads the Communications Office of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in Geneva where she is responsible for promoting the organization's mission and advocacy agenda in electronic and print media.
Prior to taking up the appointment with WCRC, Greenaway served the government of Canada in the Communications branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. She has been a programme manager with the World Association for Christian Communication and from 1999 to 2002 was Director of Communication for the World Council of Churches.
Greenaway, a Canadian, holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education and a post-graduate diploma in Communication Arts. She speaks English, French and Spanish and is a scriptwriter, video producer, playwright and editor
Senior Manager - Ethics, Tata Steel (India)
Anwar Hashmi is Senior Manager - Corporate Ethics in Tata Steel , sixth largest Steel Manufacturer in the world having global presence. Tata Steel is flag ship Company of Tata Group, India's largest and most respected Business Group. He is currently engaged in developing strategies for creating awareness on New UK Bribery Act in Tata Steel and its Group Companies worldwide. He is also engaged in revisiting the Company's Ethics Program to make it compliant to the requirement of adequate procedures defined in UKBA. Anwar is a firm believer of Business being an instrument for human welfare and wellbeing as well as primacy of Ethical agenda in Business transactions. Anwar holds a Post Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management from XLRI School of Business and Human Resources , Jamshedpur, a top ranking Business School in India.
Centre for International Business Ethics (China)
Maaike is manager of the department of training and communications at the Center for International Business Ethics and general consultant for CIBE. She is involved in networking, promotion, training, and practical research, all in the field of Chinese Business Ethics and CSR. She is also a guest lecturer in Law and Ethics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Previously she has worked as a guest lecturer in Cultural Philosophy (The Netherlands) and as teacher/trainer in Indonesia. Before that she was an External/ Internal Relationships Adviser and was responsible on the further implementation of Business virtues code for Shell International (Technology Department) in Amsterdam. She is a specialist in CSR and cultural philosophy, implementation of CSR, training in CSR/Business Ethics especially scenario planning.
Professor of Economic Ethics specialised in Ethics of Finance (Germany)
Professor at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Ruhr University Bochum. Author of a book on Ethics of Finance. Habilitation on ethical challenges of globalization. Member of various ethics commissions, among others the Commission for Sustainable Development of the Protestant Church of Germany EKD.
Senior Manager Ethics & Integrity Services (Switzerland)
Peter Jonker is a senior manager in KPMG in Switzerland, where he is responsible for the ethics and integrity services. Peter joined KPMG in the Netherlands in 1998 and since 2007 has been based in Zürich, Switzerland. He has supported many organizations in the financial services industry in setting up and implementing Corporate Integrity Programs, as well as measuring effectiveness.
Deputy Editor, The Global Journal (Switzerland)
Alexis Kalagas has a Master's Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and is currently a researcher and journalist for The Global Journal. He has previously worked as a foreign policy advisor in the Australian government and for a number of international NGOs based in Geneva, focusing on conflict mediation, urban violence, security sector reform and peacebuilding.
Lazare Ki-Zerbo has studied philosophy with a focus on phenomenology. Since 2004 he works for the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie in Paris as project manager. His main fields of action are peace, democracy and human rights. He is originally from Burkina Faso and completed his secondary education at Saint Louis in Senegal. Along with his duties, specifically relating to campaigns on Human Rights (Abolition of death penalty, prevention of torture, business and human rights, freedom of associations), Lazare is also interested in Social Science Research in Africa. He is a regular collaborator for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and co-led in this context the volume on ‘Etudes Africaines de Géographies' published in 2009.
Professor of Management (India)
Dr Krishnamurthy is a Professor of Management. He is deeply interested in Business Ethics, Design Thinking, Social Entrepreneurship and Business Models. Krishnamurthy has considerable expertise in Multivariate Analysis, using R for statistical analysis and developing pedagogical tools based on the theory of multiple intelligences. He is keen on designing training programmes on Business Models for profit and non profit organizations and authoring articles and books based on multidisciplinary research especially on ethics and entrepreneurship. Prabhakar describes himself as a crowd teacher~ autodidact ~ knowledge nomad ~ author ~ a person passionate about studying poverty, access, and frugal innovations.
Director of Sales (Switzerland)
Professional career in various airline services, flight controls, charter flights and flight planning. Prior to SkyWork Airlines he worked for EAE, European Air Express, in Mönchengladbach, as Head of Ground Handling, and later - for Nordavia Flug GmbH, located in Hamburg. Studies in law at the University of Hamburg.
Director Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS)
He worked for the public and NGO sector on international development and social programmes. HEKS is the organization of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland for development, emergency and interchurch aid, refugees and social programmes.
Yvan Maillard earned a Master's degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich (Switzerland) where he studied Environmental Sciences. He pursued postgraduate courses in Finance, Management, Communication, Coaching and Ethics. Yvan is a guest lecturer in several Universities of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (Yverdon and Fribourg) where he teaches Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communication. Yvan serves as a Programme Officer at Bread for all (the Development Service of Protestant Churches in Switzerland). He is in charge of International Finance, Corruption Prevention, Debts and Tax issues.
After a career as a research scientist and accountancy firm partner, Michael co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London's leading commercial think-tank, to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Michael created the Global Financial Centres Index and the Global Intellectual Property Index. In 2005 Michael initiated Long Finance, addressing "when would we know our financial system is working?" Michael is Emeritus Professor of Commerce, Fellow & Trustee at Gresham College, non-executive director of AIM-listed Sirius Minerals, and a non-executive Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service overseeing UK laboratories and quality standards.
Director Sustainability Partnerships (Switzerland)
Since 1995 Dr. Magarinos-Ruchat has been researching, designing and managing international public private partnerships. She joined the United Nations System Staff College in 1998. As project officer, and later Manager of the Partners in Action Program, she helped create awareness about the potential of UN-business partnerships to meet development challenges. She conducted learning workshops with UN and Business leaders in more than 20 countries, helping the process of taking the UN Global Compact at the local level. In 2004 Bérangère joined GAIN, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2010 Berry joined Firmenich, the largest privately owned company in the fragrances and flavors industry, as Director of Sustainability Partnerships and has been promoted to Vice President Sustainability in 2011.
Tim C. Mazur
Senior Advisor on Coordination and Focal Point for Women in the UN System, Division for Coordination, UN Women
Ms. Aparna Mehrotra of India has been working with the United Nations for 28 years in several capacities. She served in the United Nations Development Programme in Argentina, Angola and Indonesia, and with the United Nations Capital Development Fund overseeing the development programme on least developed countries including Bolivia, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. As Deputy Chief of the Regional Programme Division in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean she also served as the focal point for gender, led the UNDP Latin America contingent to the World Women's Conference in Beijing, undertook peace-keeping assignments in Nicaragua and Mexico and chaired the UNDP/UNFPA/OPS Disciplinary Committee for five years adjudicating over 70 cases. In 1997 she co-founded the Women's Human Rights Campaign in Latin America focusing on national campaigns in 13 countries to eliminate violence against women and in 2003 authored the Directive against sexual harassment for the UN Military and Police contingents.
EADS Group Chief Compliance Officer
Pedro Montoya is in charge of setting up and managing the newly created corporate compliance office as well as of structuring and implementing the EADS Ethics and Compliance Programme. He started his career in 1986 in Procter & Gamble España, SA. In 1990, he joined the Spanish Aerospace CASA group where he became General Counsel and Company Secretary. In 2000, he joined the EADS Group as VP Head of Contracts, Litigation and Intellectual Property. Since 2006, he was General Counsel EADS International. He graduated from the Instituto de Empresa and the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. As a senior international corporate lawyer, Pedro has a recognised compliance expertise.
General Manager of Hilti Russia (Russia)
Vladimir Mosny (born 1966, Slovak Republic) has been General Manager of Hilti Russia since August 2004. He earned his Master's Degree (Diploma in Engineering) from Slovak Technical University of Bratislava and afterwards he started his career as entrepreneur running his wholesale business in Slovakia. Upon joining Hilti in 1992, he first led Slovak sales organization as Country Manager and in 1996 he became General Manager of Czech and Slovak market organization. Late 2001 he moved to Germany on position of Vice-president Sales with responsibility for northern part of Germany. In 2004 Mr. Mosny joined Russian organization on position of General Manager. In 2010 he took also the responsibility for Hilti Kazakhstan.
Founder and presidend of Reformation Presbyterian Church of Cameroon, World Peace Ambassador (Cameroon)
He is a pastor with a master in theology and a master in law and was professor at the Theological Faculty of the Protestant University in Yaounde/Cameroon. He was Moderator and General Secretary of the "Eglise Presbytérienne du Cameroon" EPC from 2004 to 2006.
Actuellement il est le Fondateur et Président de l'Eglise Protestante Réformée du Cameroun et également Fondateur et Directeur de la fondation Simon-Pierre de Zoételé qui soutient les projets du développement communautaire dans les domaines de la santé, de l'éducation, de la diminution de la pauvreté et de l'amélioration des conditions de vie dans la zone rurale et urbaine de Zoételé. Il a reçu des médailles honorifiques de l'Etat Camerounais: Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Camerounais and Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Valeur. Il est également Ambassadeur de Paix à l'échelle mondiale.
Professor, School of Business Administration (Indonesia)
Teaching Business Ethics at the Graduate Program (Ph.D. Program) of the School of Economics, and Political Communication Ethics and Philosophy of Communication at the Graduate Program of the Department of Communication, School of Political and Social Sciences, at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at the School of Business Administration and Communication, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta. Chairperson of the Research Institute and Director of the Graduate School, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta. Doctor of Philosophy. Published numerous books and articles on Business Ethics, Corporate Culture, Political Communication Ethics, and Philosophy and Ethics of Communication.
He is an Italian Imam working for dialogue with Islam in the West as President of the Council for Education and Culture in the West of the Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture ISESCO, as Vice-President and Imam of COREIS (Comunità Religiosa Islamica Italiana), Global expert of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. In May 2012 he organized a Forum on the international financial crisis and Islamic Finance.
Mohammad Asif Paryani
Pakistan Securities and Exchange Commission (Pakistan)
A qualified Management Accountant with a Master's degree in Law, Muhammad Asif Paryani is working as Deputy Director in the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan - SECP (the apex regulator of Pakistan) one of the important bodies responsible for regulating the corporate sector in Pakistan. During January 2011, he was appointed as the Chairman Corporate Law Reform Committee – Karachi Branch Council of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan. He is involved in academic and practical research work in the fields of Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics.
Investor Relationship Management, Responsible Resources & Roots Engagement (Switzerland)
Eleni has 30 years of experience in banking and a distinguished reputation in Investment Ethical Research & Advisory. She has been an expert in countries' credit-risk with UBS Switzerland, Head of Ethics Investment Research & Advisory Department, Director of Investor Relationship Management with INVERA Zurich, and Senior Investor Relationship Manager in Northern Europe.
Studies in economics, theology, and ethics in Zurich (Switzerland), Freiburg i.Br. (Germany), Toronto (Canada), Copenhagen (Denmark), Edinburgh (Scotland) and integrative ethical research and business activity qualify her as an appreciated expert in economics and sustainable investment business. 2010 she founded Responsible Resources & Roots Engagement focussing on investment relationship management and sustainable mining research.
Head Sustainability Risk Management (Switzerland)
Britta is Head Sustainability & Political Risk at Swiss Re in Zurich, Switzerland. Her team identifies and mitigates environmental, social, political and ethical risks inherent to insurance transactions and investments. Through various organizations (e.g. Aspen Institute 2011 First Movers Program, UNEP FI Principles of Sustainable Insurance (PSI) initiative, CRO Forum) she works to engage the insurance industry in advancing this important aspect of risk management. Before that she was responsible for developing and managing Swiss Re's COYou2 Program, a group-wide incentive program encouraging employees to invest in climate friendly technology. Before joining Swiss Re, Britta held the position of Manager, Member Relations 2003-06 at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland. Britta holds a diploma as a Certified International Investment Analyst (AZEK), an MBA (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University), a BA in Performing Arts Management (Columbia College Chicago) and an associate degree in Social Sciences (Georg-August University Göttingen).
Professor, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa, Professor of 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.
Ibrahim Souss is Founding Director of the new Institute for intercultural dialogue in Abu Dhabi which starts in 2012. He is professor of political science and Vice-chancellor at the Geneva Graduate School of Governance. He was Delegate General of Palestine at Unesco and ambassor to France, in Senegal and Assistant Director General of ILO. Holds numerous academic posts, including: Professor of Political Science & International Relations – Zayed University – UAE (since 2012); Vice-Chancellor – Geneva Graduate School of Governance (since 2010 - ) and Professor of Political Science & International Relations - Ecoles Militaires de Saint-Cyr (Saint Cyr Military Academy) – Coëtquidan, France (since 2003).
Head Institutional Partnerships, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Switzerland)
Konrad Specker since many years is responsible at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for the relations with partner development NGO's and, new, also for public private partnerships PPP and other institutional partnerships. He helds a PhD in history.
Executive Director and Founder of Globethics.net (Switzerland)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger is Founder and Executive Director of Globethics.net. He is part-time Professor of Ethics at the Theological Faculty of the University of Basel in Switzerland. Economic ethics, political ethics, environmental 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. Prior to this position he was Director of the Development Organisation Bread for all. He was Founder/President of Transparency International Switzerland and member of the bioethics Committee of the Swiss Government. He is author of many books, published in six languages.
Institute CSR Africa (Cameroon)
Thierry Téné is an expert in Corporate social responsibility CSR/RSE, green economy, carbon footprint calculation and waste managmentn , with a master in projects of eco-development. He regularly publishes columns on csr in Africa and is Director of A2D and environmental consultant of the francophone weekly journal "Les Afriques".
TRIES GmbH & Co (Germany)
Manfred Tries, the sole shareholder and founder of the Tries Group was born 1935 in Stuttgart. The graduated engineer founded the Tries Group in 1964 and is nowadays rated among the top employer in Germany. In 2010 Mr Tries was honoured for his outstanding performance with the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz). Besides this Manfred Tries is active and involved in diverse organisations which are engaged in scientific research, environment or education.
Founder and Director, Earthmind, former CEO Earthwatch Institute Europe (Switzerland)
Francis is the Founder and Executive Director of Earthmind. He has over 20 years of international experience as a sustainability economist. In 2006, he followed his wife's career back to Geneva, Switzerland, and set up Earthmind as a not-for-profit professional sustainability association. Since then he has worked on a variety of sustainability assignments primarily related to the interface between business, the economy and biodiversity. Previous experience includes: in Oxford, serving as the chief executive officer of the European affiliate of the Earthwatch Institute; in Geneva, establishing new global programmes on economics and business for IUCN; in Nairobi, working for the African Wildlife Foundation under a UNDP/GEF grant to build biodiversity economics capacity in the forestry sector in East Africa; in Johannesburg, setting up Eco Plus, an innovative consultancy focused on business, economics and the environment.
Director Thaipat Institute on Sufficiency Economy (Thailand)
Pipat is Director of Thaipat Institute, Bangkok. With a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, he heads various research projects on sufficiency economy in Thailand. His work includes the interview of 13 foreign thinkers, scholars, and well-known persons (e.g. Amartya Sen) on how the sufficiency economy philosophy helps in solving economic, social, and environmental issues (2008). He prepared a background paper on 'sufficiency economy as a management tool in private business' for UNDP's Human Development Report in 2007. He was co-contributor of 'Asia's New Crisis: Renewal Through Total Ethical Management' book (2004) forwarded by Klaus Schwab. One of his findings on sufficiency business initiatives has been acknowledged in World Economic Forum on New Asian Leaders' Retreat in Korea (2003). Pipat also actively engages in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
Entrepreneur, Director of Ethics and Repudation Society of Turkey (TIED) (Turkey)
Mr. Zaman is the Founding Secretary-General of the Business Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey (TEID), association of more than 35 corporate members with over 100.000 employees and 80 billion US$ of yearly revenue in total ,among which are: Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Siemens, Bosch, Borusan Holdingand Sabanci Holding. He leads the association towards successful implementation of its mission to encourage adherence to universally recognized business ethics principles and disseminate those in Turkish business environment. Long-time supporter and project Coordinator of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey. Managing Partner since 2011 of Innotra Chemical Solutions Inc. Vice General Manager of TEM Shipping and Trading Inc for the last 10 years.
Deputy Editor in Chief of the magazine "Bilan" (Switzerland)
Myret Zaki, 39, was born in Egypt and grew up in Geneva. She majored in Political Science at the American University in Cairo, and obtained an MBA at the Business School of Lausanne in 1998. She worked 4 years at the private bank Lombard Odier, where she trained as junior equity analyst. In 2001, she joined the newspaper Le Temps, where she headed for 9 years the Finance pages. In January 2010, she joined Bilan (economic magazine) as deputy editor in chief. In 2008, she wrote an investigative book, « Inside the UBS scandal », which became a national bestseller, followed by a second book in 2009, « Banking secrecy is dead, long live tax evasion ». And in 2011, she published a third bestseller " The end of the Dollar".
Financial Expert, Director Generis Capital in China (China)
Mr. Chong Zhang is a Head of Group at Generis Investment Management Ltd and Fund Manager Generis China Depth Fund, where he overlooks several strategies including money market; capital protected, long-only, and segregated mandates. Prior to joining the Sub-Adviser at Generis Investment Management Ltd, he worked as head of China at SG Private Banking in Geneva and was responsible for trading and market-making for bonds and for various European, US, and Middle Eastern clients. Mr. Chong Zhang holds a degree in Finance and Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes des Sciences Sociales and a degree in Economics from Institut Politique de Paris.