2021 Responsible Research Roundtable

Participant Biographies

Brief BiographyGroup
Robert Allen is a Professor and David Eccles Faculty Scholar at the University of Utah, and in 2020, Bob was elected President-Elect of the American Accounting Association. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Utah Outstanding Educator Award and the American Accounting Association/Deloitte Wildman Medal. Bob was a member of the Board of Directors for CIT Bank from 2000 through 2015, and regularly delivers customized executive education programs to a variety of corporate clients and has experience as an expert witness.3
Africa Arino is the President of the Strategic Management Society and Professor of Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School (Spain), where she holds the Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances. In the past, she served as Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries, European Management Review, and Global Strategy Journal. Her research interests include the governance and management of interorganizational relationships, with emphasis on strategic alliance design and dynamics.1
Pratima (Tima) Bansal (Speaker) is the Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability, Ivey Business School (Western University, Canada). Tima’s research focuses on the dimensions of time, space and scale in business strategy that facilitate sustainable development. She is also deeply interested in the liminal space between research and practice, having founded both the Network for Business Sustainability and the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab.3
Anjalika Bardalai has managed TheCityUK’s economic research programme since 2014. She previously spent 12 years with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), holding a number of roles including Manager of the EIU’s flagship ‘Country Report’ publication; she also worked for the consultancy Eurasia Group. Anjalika has a BA from New York University and an MBA from Imperial College Business School. She is holds Advisory Board roles at Imperial College Business School and the University of Sheffield.1
Sudipta Basu (Facilitator)  is a professor of Accounting at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He chairs the American Accounting Association’s Steering Committee for Accounting Horizons, a journal that seeks to publish rigorous research that addresses practice issues and problems. At the Fox School, he oversees the Translational Research Center (TRC), which seeks to build bridges to industry by translating academic articles into layman summaries and co-designing research with industry partners.1
Sharifa Batts is CEO of Distinguished Group Enterprises, LLC. Sharifa recently pursued her DBA through Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University, with research focused on human and social capital contributions of diverse members. Sharifa has held numerous roles in an extensive career with Ports America, most recently as Environment, Health, and Safety Director.2
David Beinhacker is Chief Research Officer for Customer Care Measurement & Consulting (CCMC). With an emphasis on fashioning business cases from survey results, and demonstrating a zeal for storytelling with complex data, David is helping blue chip companies improve their customer experience ROI. His skills in bringing data to life have been honed over a decade of practical experience, working with some of the best and most admired corporations from more than a dozen sectors.3
Leonard Berry is a University Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Regents Professor, Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, and M.B. Zale Chair in Retailing and Marketing Leadership at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He is a former National President of the American Marketing Association, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and an Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.5
Robert Bikel (Master of Ceremony, Chair) MBA, DBA (‘21) is the Director of and Lead Faculty for the SEER (Social Ethical and Environmental Responsibility) Program at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business. He is also an independent strategy consultant specializing in sustainably oriented businesses, focused on strategic guidance and market intelligence for responsible companies in B-Corp/Benefit Corporations, cleantech, online media, e-commerce and food industries. Bikel also has 12+ years experience in entertainment as a development executive, producer and music supervisor.6
Mary Jo Bitner (Master of Ceremony, Chair) is Professor and Edward M. Carson Chair in Services Marketing Emerita of W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, also was Executive Director of the Center for Services Leadership. Her research focuses on the experience and interactions among customers, employees, and technology in service settings. She was editor of the Journal of Service Research (2014-2017), the top journal in service research globally, and a Co-Founder of RRBM and Co-Chair, 2019-2021.4
Stephanie Bryant (Facilitator) is a part of AACSB’s Executive Leadership team and provides vision, leadership, and oversight of AACSB’s accreditation-related services, including the coordination of nearly 550 volunteers from business schools and business who play an essential role in helping schools achieve their mission through accreditation. Bryant acts as advocate for the advancement of quality business and accounting education and engages business stakeholders to help business schools prepare future leaders2
Xiao-Ping Chen is the Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair in Business Administration at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Previously, she was the Associate Dean of Aademic and Faculty Affairs and Chair of the Department of Management and Organizations. She was a former Editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and current Editor of Management and Organization Review, and Management Insights. She is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management.7
Iggy Chong is Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth, Greater China for the Royal Bank of Canada. Previously, Chong held a number of senior roles at Coutts, including Hong Kong market head, North Asia head and chair of the Family Business and Philanthropy division. Chong’s career in financial services began with RBC, where he supported the launch of RBC Private Banking Asia in 1990. Iggy is a fellow member of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB).7
Salwa Darraj is a Senior Consultant and the Women’s Network Champion at EY. She is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut, the Alumni Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School, and the Board of Directors of a non-profit. She is a Fellow at the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Darraj is a guest lecturer at Imperial College, a published writer, a student mentor, and a startups mentor.2
Jerry Davis is the Ruth and Gilbert Whitaker Professor of Management and Professor of Sociology, previously Associate Dean for Business+Impact at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He has published widely on topics of corporate governance, economic inequality, and new forms of organization. He was Chair of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and from 2011-2016, the Editor-in-Chief of the Administrative Science Quarterly. Davis is a co-founder and Working Board member of RRBM.2
Patricia Dechow is a professor of accounting at the University of Southern California. Dechow’s research focuses on the quality of earnings and she has developed measures that predict the likelihood of accounting misstatements.  She is Managing Editor for the Review of Accounting Studies, which held a virtual conference on ESG and accounting disclosures in 2020 and will hold another conference on this topic in 2021.  Recently, she published a paper on equity duration and pandemic risk.3
Ibrat Djabbarov (Facilitator) is a doctoral candidate at the Cranfield School of Management (UK), working on the topic of social innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic change in healthcare. He is the program director for the RRBM webinar series, and a strong supporter of RRBM.1
Robert N. Eberhart (Facilitator) is the Associate Director of Research on Entrepreneurship and Society in the Graduate School of Busines, Stanford University. He is a visiting professor at Kobe University and a research associate at Columbia University. He has published in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, and others. Dr. Eberhart is an academic advisor to the American Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on New Growth Strategies as well as the Japan Innovation Network, and an advisor to Japan’s Board of Director’s Training Institute.3
Neil Farmer currently is serving as Vice President of Operations for A & W Food Services of Canada, the number 2 quick service hamburger chain in Canada. Neil serves on the business advisory board for the CSL at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  He has been involved in many initiatives at A & W using research to help improve the environmental impact of the food industry and supporting equity and diversity in the work force.5
Kem Ferag is the Business Unit Executive for IBM Strategic Sales in EMEA. He is responsible for business development, strategy, GtM offerings, sales and business partner management across the region.  Kem’s experience covers Finance, Retail and Public sector industries, business transformation, consultative selling, building strategic and collaborative partnerships. Kem’s current focus is helping clients achieve improved business performance leveraging IBM technology and support services.3
Arturo Franco (Speaker) is Vice President, Data & Insights, for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. A development economist and strategy consultant, Arturo’s career combines high-level positions in Fortune 500 corporations and global organizations, with public policy and international development experience. Arturo has been a Global Leadership Fellow for Latin America at the World Economic Forum, economics research fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.6
Cristina B. Gibson is a Dean’s Distinguished Professor in the Applied Behavioral Science group at Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, American Psychological Association, and Academy of Social Science Australia.  She serves as the Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, and Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Review.  Her expertise is at the nexus of organizational science, international management, and cross-cultural psychology.4
David Gilman is Partner at ClearView Healthcare Partners, where he has spent the past 25 years working to assist clients’ life science innovation strategies, including a range of portfolio, drug development, investment, transactional and partnering strategies. In addition to client work, David has spent time teaching life sciences to business students and business to medical students and has published across drug pricing and reimbursement as well as innovation ecosystem economics.7
William (Bill) H. Glick (Co-Chair), Ph.D., is the former business school dean and current H. Joe Nelson III professor of management at Rice University.  He is also the former Chair of the board of AACSB, a Founding Member and current co-chair of RRBM, and working on creating an RRBM Honor Roll and societal impact metrics.4
Jolie Gutentag is a seasoned international business executive at the crossroads of marketing, innovation and general management from companies such as Proctor & Gamble and Nestlé. She is currently an adjunct Professor and Doctoral Candidate (summer 2021) at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, where her research focuses on novel ways to communicate sustainability more concretely in order to prompt consumers to engage.6
Aida Hajro (Facilitator) is an Assistant Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her current interests lie in sustainable development, with special focus on the social-side of sustainability, specifically, migration. In her research, she addresses how multinational corporations tackle migration-specific targets as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030. Aida is also co-founder of the “Migration, Business & Society” global network initiative.2
Ivona Hideg (Facilitator) is Associate Professor and Ann Brown Chair in Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. She is currently serving as an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal. Ivona’s main program of research includes workplace diversity, equality, and inclusion with a focus on gender. She holds a Ph.D. from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Ivona is also a proud mom of two young children.3
Andrew (Andy) Hoffman (Speaker) is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; a position that holds joint appointments in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Environment and Sustainability. He has previously served as Faculty Director of the Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise and Education Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute. His 2015 book “How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate” is a winner of the 2019 IACMR-RRBM Responsible Research in Management Award.1
Mikael Homanen (Speaker) is a Senior Specialist at the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, leading the development of internal research and ESG data integration projects.  He is a Honorary Research Fellow at the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) in London. Previously, Mikael was a Bradley Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a visiting scholar at the Wharton School and Singapore Management University, and a Consultant at the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group.8
Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Co-MC and Chair) is the Diageo Professor of Organisation Studies at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Jennifer is Deputy Editor for the Academy of Management Journal. Her research focuses on sustainability and organizational change processes; in addition to publishing books, journal and practice-focused articles on these topics, she he has taught extensively on them in programs spanning executive education to undergraduate engineering. Jennifer is a Fellow of Trinity Hall college, Cambridge.3
MaryAnne Howland is Founder & CEO of Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, a forum designed to advance the mission and purpose of inclusive and global sustainability. She is also CEO of Ibis Communications, which specializes in bridging to new markets with innovative and inclusive communications that have multicultural and social impact. MaryAnne is a current board member for the American Sustainable Business Council, and prior chair of the Social Venture Network.8
Ananth Iyer (Facilitator) is the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.   He is the Department Head and Senior Associate Dean and Director of DCMME  and GSCMI.  His research and teaching focus on analysis of supply chains in the areas of spare parts, auto components, grocery, apparel as well as critical materials, sustainability, global health issues and recycling.  A recent project focuses on building resilient manufacturing ecosystems.4
Andrew Jack (Chair) is global education editor for the Financial Times, writing on educational issues around the world and editorial lead for the free FT schools programme. He was previously head of curated content, deputy editor of the big read section, pharmaceuticals correspondent, and a foreign correspondent in France and Russia.6
Tim Jefferis is Senior Principal Engineer at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, an executive agency of the UK Ministry of Defence.4
Barbara E. Kahn (Speaker) is the Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing and Director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at The Wharton School. She is the current Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute. Prior to Wharton, Barbara served as the Dean at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. She was President of the Association of Consumer Research, President of the Journal of Consumer Research Policy Board, and is an area Editor of Marketing Science.5
Andrew Karolyi (Co-Chair and Speaker) is Professor of Finance and holder of the Harold Bierman Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He currently serves as Dean of the College. His research specializes in the area of investment management with a focus on the study of international financial markets. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in Finance and Economics and has published several books and monographs.6
Jon Katz is President/CEO of Bestwork Industries for the Blind, a private not-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind by providing training and employment opportunities. Mr. Katz has extensive experience in both the U.S. military and private industry. He served for over 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps in infantry, logistics and acquisition. Since retiring from the Marines, he has served in multiple senior executive leadership roles in industry.1
Lise Kingo (Speaker) is the former CEO and Director of the UN Global Compact, an Independent Board Director at the French, Fortune 500 Company, Sanofi; Chair of the Advisory Board of the “Blueprint for Denmark” Initiative, and member of the Advisory Board for Humanitarian and Development at the Novo Nordisk Foundation. She has received numerous awards, most recently the Thomson Reuters Responsible Business Honoree Award 2020.3
Jonathan Leighton is Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is the current Medical Director for the Office of Mayo Clinic Experience for Mayo Clinic. Dr. Leighton has a special interest in outpatient workflow and redesign to improve overall efficiency and experience for patients and their families. In addition, Dr. Leighton is Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Gastroenterology. His research interests include small bowel imaging modalities and inflammatory bowel disease.2
Predrag Lesic is CEO at .ME Registry (DoMEn) and Co-Founder of the NGO “Digitalizuj.Me”, a digital community that seeks to help citizens and organizations in Montenegro to understand and take advantage of exciting new opportunities for social change and business in the digital environment.5
Christoph Loch is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at and the Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School.  He is widely known for research in the management of innovation processes, project management and the motivation of professional employees in organizations.7
Robert Macintosh is Head of School of Social Sciences and Professor of Strategic Management at the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University. He has held leadership positions at the University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University and Heriot-Watt as well as holding a visiting position at St Andrews University. He is the Chair of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and of the charity, Turning Point Scotland Ltd. He is serving a third term as an elected member of the Council of the British Academy of Management.8
Jean-François Manzoni is the President of IMD, and as the Nestlé Professor. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on leadership, the development of high-performance organizations and corporate governance. Previously, he has served on the faculty of INSEAD in Singapore and Fontainebleau. He is the recipient of several awards for excellence in teaching. He currently serves or served on several International Advisory Panels, including Digital Switzerland, Singapore’s Public Service Division and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).8
Ivo Matser is the CEO of The Academy of Business in Society. Ivo is an economist, a leadership expert and certified Expert Marketing Professional (EMP). He has been in the position of CEO/President/Dean of private higher education institutions: SWOT Business School (NL), TSM Business School (NL), ISM University of Management and Economics (LT), GISMA Business School (D, UK). He is assessor for international institutional accreditations in several countries, and a regular board room consultant at companies for designing and implementing strategies.2
Shara McClure (Speaker) is Divisional Senior VP, Health Care Delivery at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. She also serves as chairperson of the company’s business resource group Women Improving the Strength of the Enterprise (WISE) and oversees WISE’s initiatives to promote career, community, commerce, and culture across Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in several states. Shara serves on the board for the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and IT’S TIME TEXAS.3
Rick McCombie is a Canadian Business Executive who worked for Co-operators Insurance/Financial Services. My role was Chief Client Officer in charge of the Client Experience, Sales, Service, Marketing and Distribution. I was also the Executive Director of United Way in my local community after I retired from Co-operators.7
Kimberly McGinnis is the Director of the MBA program at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Ms McGinnis received her MBA from the University of California, with research and scholarly interests in private equity, family enterprise, and corporate governance.8
Peter McKiernan (Master of Ceremony) is a Professor of Management at the University of Strathclyde, Distinguished Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, APS Bank Chair of Strategy at the University of Malta, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Australia. He is a past President of the British Academy of Management and the European Academy of Management; Co-founder of the European Management Review and RRBM. He was Dean at the University of Murdoch and Head of School at the University of St Andrews.7
Renate Meyer (Speaker) is a Professor of Organization Studies at WU Vienna, Head of the Institute for Organization Studies and Co-Director of the Research Institute for Urban Management & Governance. She is Part Time Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and visiting professor at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and University of Alberta. She serves as Editor of Organization Studies and Division Chair of the OMT Division of the Academy of Management. She serves on the Supervisory Board of two public sector organizations.1
Wilfred Mijnhardt (Facilitator) is an Executive Director of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). He focuses on the fundamental shift from a research-driven organization towards an impact-driven strategy. He is a Special Advisor to the Executive Board of EUR and serves in several national committees that aim to drive innovation in universities. He also contributes to the EFMD/EURAM programme ‘Creating Research Leadership in Europe.’ He is an expert on social media on the topics mentioned in this profile.7
Dave Moore has years of market research experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Following his departure from his role as Sr Director of Global Market Research at Eli Lilly & Co, Dave has been consulting within the market research industry.  He is also COO of a biotech company.   Dave holds a bachelor of science in Engineering from Purdue University and earned his MBA from the Kelly School.  He currently an adjunct professor at Butler University.3
Brian Mulligan is CEO of Mulligan Investment Bankers, a broker dealer specializing in media, telcom, entertainment and tech. Previously, he was a top executive at several major Hollywood institutions, including Universal Pictures, Universal Television and FOX.4
Serguei Netessine (Chair) is Vice-Dean for Global Initiatives and Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on business model innovation and operational excellence and he worked on these topics with numerous government and Fortune-500 organizations. He is a founding member and a member of the Executive Board of the Network for Responsible Research in Business and Management.3
Yassaman Nouri is Product Manager, Data Science & Analytics at Aviva. In her career, Yassaman has had the privilege to contribute to organizations of all sizes from one-person-start-ups to large global firms on all types of projects from strategy development to product /service design and implementation. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding achievement in domestic and international community development.8
Sergio Olavarrietta (Facilitator) is the President of BALAS, and Director of the Ph.D. program in Business Administration at the University of Chile. He is Associate Editor of several Latin American Journals including ACADEMIA, RAE and LABR. He was former Dean of the School of Business, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile and former Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile. He was the President of ASFAE-Chile, Head of the Academic Committee of CLADEA, and on the Latin American Advisory Boards of AACSB and AMBA.6
Andries Oosthuizen is Director at the Diplomatic Academy & International School of the Department of International Relations & Cooperation of the Department of South Africa. Responsible for the training programmes of South African Diplomats to be posted abroad as well as the International School that coordinates engagements with other Academies and Training Institutes to ensure the share of best practice and interactions within the domain of diplomatic practice. Served at various South African Missions abroad.6
Diane Osgood helps companies build profits with purpose as founder of Osgood Consulting and Partner at NOW Partners. Previously, she helped several Virgin companies create value by innovating new revenue opportunities and strategically embedding brand purpose and sustainability into operations. Diane also served as a senior advisor to President Clinton for the Clinton Global Initiative, on the Vatican Arts and Technology Council, and VP for Sustainability Strategy at the non-profit BSR.6
John Panichella is CEO of Solenis, where he has steered the firm to global leadership in specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries and numerous recognitions for its environmental efforts and safety record. Panichella has held leadership roles in the global water industry for nearly 40 years and is a member of the board of directors for the American Chemistry Council, the European Chemical Industry Council and United Way of Delaware.5
Rashik Parmar (Speaker) is the IBM Fellow and Vice President responsible for creating and driving IBM’s European technical strategy. His focus is on helping clients on the journey to become a cognitive enterprise leveraging Cloud, AI and IoT technologies whilst creating a dependable IT platform. Drawing on thirty-eight years of practical experience in IBM, he is uniquely placed in developing strategies that are realistic and whilst providing tangible business impact. He is championing reponsible computing at IBM4
Dawid Potgieter is Director of Programs in Discovery Science at Templeton World Charity Foundation. He is responsible for the Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing and Accelerating Research on Consciousness – collectively $70M of research projects. Dawid led the implementation of new open science practices and policies at The Foundation. He has a D.Phil. in Neuroscience and is currently doing the Executive MBA course at The University of Cambridge.8
Dave Reibstein (Co-Master of Ceremony) is William S. Woodside Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Previously, a professor at the Harvard Business School, and visiting professor at Stanford Business School and INSEAD.  He is the former Vice-Dean of the Wharton School, Dean of the Wharton Graduate Division, former Chairman of the American Marketing Association, and former Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute.  He visited the Indian School of Business, Interdisciplinary Center (Israel), Singapore Management University, CEIBS (China), among others.2
Ansgar Richter is Dean of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics, has worked with McKinsey & Company, and has significant international experience with business schools in Germany, the UK, France, the Netherlands, U.S.A., China, India and other countries. He has published in leading journals in the management field, and is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Management and Long Range Planning.4
Thomas S. Robertson is the Joshua J. Harris Professor and Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He served as Dean for seven years. In this role he raised substantial financial resources for the School, while championing global engagement, a strong culture of innovation, and business as a force for good. From 1994 to 1998, he served as Deputy Dean of the London Business School. Dr. Robertson is an active board member in the university and corporate domains.8
Chris Rowell is a Senior Associate at Performance Frontiers in Australia, where he works with leaders to build their individual and organizational capacities to create sustainable futures. After receiving his doctorate in science from Aalto University in 2017, he spent several years researching and teaching how blockchain technology can create business and societal value at the University of British Columbia, where he continues to run a micro-certificate on the strategic management of blockchain.2
Herman Saenz is a Senior Partner and Board Member, Bain & Company. He is currently leading a project with the World Economic Forum on Digital Supply Chain Traceability for Sustainable Production (in partnership with Bain). Hernan is a Board Member, EARTH University.8
Livio Scalvini is Executive Director of the Leonardo Centre at Imperial College Business Schooll, and CEO and co-founder of Golden for Impact, an international organisation developing alternative models of enterprise for economic and human value creation. Before Imperial, he was Professor in Entrepreneurial Finance at East Piedmont University. He was Global Director of Corporate Innovation for Intesa Sanpaolo, and has held leadership roles in international financial institutions, with a focus on innovation, strategy and venture capital.2
Lee Scanzano is VP, Customer Care Operations for Cox Communications. Previously, she held roles with BankOne, Gale Group, and American Express. Scanzano currently serves as the board chair for the Better Business Bureau and serves on the advisory board of the Center for Services Leadership, part of the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.4
Marc-David L. Seidel (Facilitator) is the RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the W. Maurice Young Centre for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research, and Associate Professor of OBHR at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He is an Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, a HIBAR Research Alliance Fellow, and Former Division Chair of the Academy of Management Organization and Management Theory Division.7
Amy Senter is Senior Director and Chief Sustainability Officer for Kellogg Company. Ms. Senter serves as co-chair to the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, a multi-million dollar collaborative focused on agricultural systems in the United States. She also represents Kellogg in a number of industry groups, including the Consumer Goods Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, where she co-chairs the Climate Smart Agriculture group.4
Jagdish N. Sheth is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business, Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He is globally known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy, and geopolitical analysis. He is a Fellow of AIB, ACR, APA, AMA, and Distinguished Fellow of the AMS and the IEC, and a recipient of many awards. He has authored or coauthored more than 350 papers and numerous books, founder of many centers and institutes, and advisor to numerous corporations all over the world.2
Mark Smith (Facilitator) is the incoming Director of the Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He was previously a Dean of Faculty and Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) where he leads the management, development, and deployment of over 150 academics across teaching departments and transversal research teams and Director of the Doctoral School for DBA and Ph.D. He has researched labour market policy, gender equality, and working conditions for several European institutions. He previously worked at the Manchester Business School.8
Hummy Song (Facilitator) is an Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is focused on identifying ways to improve the performance of service systems, with a particular emphasis on health care delivery systems. She has worked with hospitals and health care delivery organizations both in the U.S. and in countries in sub-Saharan Africa.6
Jim Sprigg is director of Database Marketing and Analytics at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he has led IHG’s innovations in promotional design, targeted marketing, and marketing measurement. He is a frequent speaker at marketing conferences, a Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute, and has published in peer-reviewed journals including Marketing Science, Computational Economics, Journal of Consumer Marketing, and Journal of Brand Strategy.3
Daan Stam is Dean of Engagement and Partenrships of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.4
David W. Stewart (Facilitator) is the President’s Professor of Marketing and Business Law in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. He has previously served as a tenured member of the faculty and in various administrative roles at Vanderbilt University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Riverside. He is a past Editor of three leading journal in marketing and has served in a number of association leadership roles.5
Howard Thomas is the Professor Emeritus of Management and past Dean of the Singapore Management University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, the Academy of Social Sciences, UK, and Strategic Management Society, for which he also served as the Dean of the Fellows of the SMS and a Past President of SMS. He served as the Chair of the Board of GMAC, ABS, AACSB, and a past Vice President and honorary life member of EFMD.6
Michael Toffel (Chair) is Professor at the Harvard Business School and Faculty Chair of its Business and Environment Initiative. His research examines how companies manage environmental and occupational safety in their operations and supply chains and how governments can more effectively regulate these issues. He is an Associate Editor at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, on the Editorial Boards of Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal, and Co-Founder and board member of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).5
Anne S. Tsui is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Professor Emerita of Arizona State University, U.S.A., honorary professor of Fudan University and Peking University, China She is the 67th President of the Academy of Management, 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, Founding Editor of Management and Organization Review, and co-founder of the Responsible Research in Busines8
Keith Tuffley (Speaker) is the Global Co-Head and Managing Director of Citi’s Sustainability & Corporate Transitions group. He is founder of NEUW Ventures SA, an impact investment company based in Switzerland. Keith is the former CEO of The B Team, an NGO based in NY that comprises a group of prominent CEOs, entrepreneurs, and civil society leaders who advocate for the positive role business can play in solving many global challenges.7
Deryck J. van Rensburg is dean of the Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University, bringing 32 years of business experience with The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever PLC. At Coca-Cola, he was President of both Global Ventures and Venturing and Emerging Brands. In 2011, Advertising Age magazine nominated him as one of 21 ‘Influencers’ reshaping media and marketing. He was on the Global 100 Corporate Venturing Power list in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA 500, LA’s Most Influential People.5
Dominic Waughray (Speaker) is the Managing Director of the Centre for Global Public Goods, and Member of the Managing Board for the World Economic Forum. Previously, he served as Senior Director, Head of Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum, where he was responsible for the agenda on environment and sustainability issues, including events (Annual Meeting in Davos and regional meetings), analysis and initiatives (multistakeholder projects).5
Andrea Westall (Speaker) is an economist, strategy and policy consultant. She is a Commissioner, independent Sustainable Equalities Commission, European Parliament; member, business advisory group, Future of the Corporation, British Academy; committee member, BSI, sustainability business standards. Previous roles include Director of a Policy Unit, London Business School, visiting fellow, OUBS, and devising national level business policy in R&D, science, small business, corporate law and social enterprise1
Matthew Wood is the Director of Operations at EFMD and oversees the services from EFMD for business schools and companies. Matthew is also the Editor of Global Focus, an international business magazine, and the flagship publication of EFMD.  Before his roles at EFMD, he was a Project Manager with the UK based charity Operation Raleigh (in Namibia), and he has also held management positions in advertising (with the Omnicom Group) and the service industry.2
Maurizio Zollo (Speaker) is a Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Imperial College in London. Previously, he was at Bocconi University and INSEAD. He directs the GOLDEN for Impact program, involving the active engagement of corporations in field experiments focused on innovation- or sustainability-oriented organizational change challenges. His research also involves international institutions like the UN, EU, OECD, World Bank, and WEF in policy studies. He is Editor-in-Chief of Organization & Environment and past Editor of the European Management Review.1