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Mohamad Hashim Ahmad Tajudin
Director R&D
Golden Hope Plantations Berhad
PO BOX 207
MAL 42700 Banting
Tel: 60 3 3120 2311 Fax: 60 3 3120 1197
e-mail: hashim@goldenhope.com
Nationality: Malaysian

Presently I am the Director,R&D responsible in the running of the R&D Department to pave the way forward for the Group in the competitive global business.I have 24 years experience in the plantation crops research as a Research Ofiicer,Senior Research Officer,Chief Research Officer,Research Controller and currently Director of Research.In my leisure time I play a lot of golf and I am the Captain of a golf club called Saujana Impian Golf & Country Club.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I have a lot of experience in the research activities of plantation crops particularly oil palm where oil palms are planted in a sustainable environment for the production of palm oils. The production practices right from the preparation of seeds,planting,cultivation,harvesting,milling , refining and to the shipment of oils are certified under ISO standards.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
The areas that I would like to focus in the AMP are as follows: 1.management of R&D business 2.enhancing Group's core business through R&D 3.enhancing Group's competitiveness in global business environment 4.enhance personal management expertise and capabilities to take up highier and bigger responsibilities in the Group
 



Farid Ahmed
General Manager Sales & Marketing
Dubai Cable Company Ltd
P.O. Box 11529 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 4 8082 500 Fax: 971 4 8082 511
e-mail: farid@ducab.co.ae
Nationality: UAE

As a General Manager, Sales & Marketing, I am responsible for setting the strategic plans for all of the company's products and services. I am a part of the executive management team which consists of 3 other GM's and the MD. I have 9 managers covering various areas reporting to me. These include Sales to Utilities, Contractors, Distributors and the Joint Ventures.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
My experience is in the field of Sales & Marketing. This relates directly to customer services and relationship building. Further more my knowledge extends to Quality Management in respect to the Organisational Performance measures. I am willing to share my experience with all collegues openly.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
My ambition is to learn the aspects of strategic planing and tools of decision making in a fast growing and progressivly competetive environment. The ways managers are able to evolve to leaders of thier organizations and how to sustain development of the full organisation.
 



Ali Alnaqbi
Division Manager Administration & Finance
Amiri Flight
Abu Dhabi International Airport, P.O. Box 689 ,Abu Dhabi UAE-
Tel: 971 2 57 57 975 Fax: 971 2 57 57 974
e-mail: amiriaan@emirates.net.ae
Nationality: UAE

Amiri flight is a government organisation, operates different range of aircraft,provide worldwide air transportation for HH The President of UAE,The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and other Emirates Rulers and their families .My position in Amiri Flight is Divisin Manager Admin.& Financc witch provide the organisation with timely, efficient and cost effective administration, finance, procurement, information, technology, warehousing, facility maintenance management services to support the entire Amiri flights operations in pursuit of Amiri flight's goal. I am sport man , i play football.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Managing people ,Flexibility ,Taemwork and leadership are the competencices that i would like to share with participants. I also would like to share my experience in reorganization of Amiri flight in 1993.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I would like to learn any new method in managment in additional to what i allready know. I do have on problem thow,i need to learn butter way to manage my time " TIME MANAGMENT".
 



Didier Guillaume Barbe
Director of Analyst Relations IBM EMEA
IBM Eurocoordination
Tour Descartes - La Défense 5, 2 Avenue Gambetta, F-92066 Paris la Defense
Tel: 33 1 41 88 60 03 Fax: 33 1 41 88 60 03
e-mail: didier_barbe@fr.ibm.com
Nationality: French

1) The mission of the function I lead, EMEA Analyst Relations,is to build and sustain relationships with IT analysts and firms in order to positively impact customers' buying decisions and contribute significantly to IBM's revenue and share growth. IBM EMEA Analyst Relations team focus on three major categories of firms that are analysing the EMEA IT market: ·Traditional IT Analyst firms, ·Selected Investment Banks research departments, ·Selected Management & Strategy Consulting Firms. 2) Previous to this position, I fulfil various leadership responsabilities (both Business and Management)of IBM Business Units, especially in IBM Global Services and IBM Sales and Distribution. The customer set I was in charge of was Financial Services at Country level, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. 3) Aside my job, I am found of History and Politics Science among other things.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Business Relationship Building and People Management principles
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
1) Working in a multicultural environment, how to integrate cultural factors in a global company. 2) get a better understanding of Financial challenges that corporations face in a volatile financial markets context. Review notions that drive decisions from a financial perspective. 3)Get an update of the global Political and economic environment to be able to play with efficiency. 4) explore new approaches to build sustainable and gorwing businesses.
 



Louis Beauchemin
Director Central Europe
Lafarge Polska SA
Al Jerozolimskie 146 D - PL 02951 Warsaw
Tel: + 48 570 22 63 Fax: + 48 570 22 88
e-mail: louis.beauchemin@lafarge-polska.lafarge.com
Nationality: Canadian

For Lafarge, responsible for aggregate and concrete operations and development in Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Poland, Romania,Czech Republic and Turkey)since 1997. Before, I was managing sales and strategy in Quebec, also for aggregates and concrete. Major interests: traveling with my wife and children in Europe.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Change management, leadership, strategy, development and operations in developping countries.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
People skills, Human Resource Management, Strategy and organisations in other business.
 



Ketil Bjarnason
Global Project Director
Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
Kay Fiskers Plads 11, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel: 45 2878 7378 Fax: 45 2817 6378
e-mail: ketil.bjarnason@ferring.com
Nationality: Danish

I am responsible for the global developement of a number of phamaceutical drug candidates, primary a New Chemicla Entity for the treatment of prostate cancer. The leadership responsibility covers the full scope of global (EU, US, J) development activities including research, pharmaceutical development, toxicology, clinical development, regulatory affaires and marketing. Key activities are the definition of development objectives, identification of activities and resource requirements, negotiation of the project mandate with the corporate management, and subsequently leading project execution. Also, I'm responsible for co-development and licensing activities in relation to my projects.




Ingmar Boesenberg
General Manager
South African Breweries Ltd
3 Main Road, ZA-Newlands / Cape Town null 7700
Tel: 27 21 683 7511 Fax: 27 21 683 4449
e-mail: ingmar.boesenberg@sabreweries.com
Nationality: South African

I am currently General Manager of two of our breweries. Newlands Brewery is based in Cape Town, has a long and proud heritage and produces 3.8 million hectoliters of beer in 60 SKU's annually. Most of SAB's export beer is produced at Newlands. The second brewery called "Ibhayi" is in Port Elizabeth. Ibhayi produces 1.6 million hectoliters per annum on one line in 4 SKU's. Ibhayi is an ultra modern brewery, commissioned 18 months ago and has won several design awards for its technology, approach to OD and project management excellence. I have been with SAB for 10 years. Before joining SAB I spent 10 years in the steel industry in various Engineering and Management positions. My professional experience includes process engineering, project management and line management from middle management to the position that I now have which has overall control and accountability for 2 businesses employing 630 people. My leisure interests include squash, Gym, Golf, cycling and paragliding. I do the Cape Argus cycle race annually. It attracts about 38000 entrants and claims to be the biggest timed cycle race in the world. (I obviously do it for fun as several other of my colleagues at the brewery)

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Maufacturing Management. Organisational Design and Change Management in the Manufcaturing Industry. Masterplanning of Manufacturing facilities. Operational Finance.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Marketing. Enterprise wide Planning and Scheduling Systems.
 



Jean-Pierre Bony
Executive Vice President & Board Member
Optimus subs of Orange
Av. dos Combatentes 43-A 13 Andar, P-1600 Lisboa
Tel: 351 93 101 3981 Fax: 351 93 100 3940
e-mail: jbony@optimus.pt
Nationality: French

For the five last years I have been acting as an excutive board member of Optimus, in charge of the Network. Optimus is the third mobile operator in Portugal. I am also a representative of Orange which is a minority shareholder in this company. My professional experience could be summarized in one sentence: twenty five years in the telecommunication industry, mainly with France Telecom.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
During my carreer, I have been involved in very different projects, in France and in various other countries. The projects involved all aspects of the business, and people from all nationalities and culture. ....and sometimes, it worked!!!
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
My background in engineering. Although I gained knowledge of Marketing, Finance, and HR management with hands-on experience, I am always curious to dab into these issues with a more 'theoratical approach.
 



Mick Bourke
Managing Director
City West Water Limited
P.O. Box 1240
Tel: 61 3 9663 9765 Fax: 61 null
e-mail: mbourke@citywestwater.com.au
Nationality: Australian

Currently Managing Director of City West Water Ltd and from12 August 2002 will be tacking up the full time role of Chairman (Executive) of the Environment Protection Authority. My existing role sees me running a water utility in Melbourne, Australia. I have a finance and accounting background but have worked in infrastructure intensive businesses for many years. I enjoy time with my family ( 5 children)and travel within Australia.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Asset Management Environmental Management Business Relationships Innovation through People
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Leadership Skills Strategy Development
 



Godwin Omamofe Boyo
Deputy Managing Director/ Chief Operating Officer
Unipetrol Nigeria plc
Stallion House, 2 Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island Lagos P.M.B.12801 LAGOS
Tel: 234 1 262 5859 Fax: 234 1 262 5488
e-mail: goboyo@unipetrol.org
Nationality: Nigerian

Marketing, sale and distribution of various types of petroleum products to different parts of Nigeria as well as to Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Togo. Responsibilities: * corporate marketing strategy * logistics and supplu chain optimisation * staff management * health, safety and environment

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Buidling an International Business in a third world environment
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Effective Time Management for an individual transiting from an entrepreneurial background to managing in a structured environment. This involves aspects of not getting involved in too much line activity through effective delegation of duties.
 



Virginie Calmels
Chief Operating Officer
Canal Plus SA
85-89 Quai André Citroen, F-75711 PARIS
Tel: 33 1 44 25 15 52 Fax: 33 1 44 25 13 21
e-mail: virginie.calmels@canal-plus.com
Nationality: French

As CFO of Canal + SA (until the end of May 2002) : Member of the Board meeting and of the Executive Committee. * To organize and manage the Administrative and Financial Department. * To implement internal control procedures. * To manage, coordinate and control the following missions: management control, accounting & tax, legal obligations related to a listed company, legal issues related to programming. As COO of Canal + SA (as per June 2002) : Member of the Board meeting and of the Executive Committee. * To manage, coordinate and control all the departments of Canal+ SA under the responsability of the Chairman & CEO * Especially in charge of agreements renegotiations (programming costs)and of restructuring issues




Russell Campbell
President
ABN AMRO Asset Management Canada Ltd.
79 Wellington Street West, Suite 1500, Maritime Life Tower, Po Box 114, T-D Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5K 1G8
Tel: 1 416 365 2940 Fax: 1 416 365 2945
e-mail: russell.campbell@abnamro.com
Nationality: Canadian

I am primarily responsible for selling international asset management services to Canadians. My experience has been entirely in the financial services sector and particularly, all aspects of investment management. My leisure activities include sports and reading.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Sales & customer service to institutional clients, investment management
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Making the transition from entrepreneurialism to working effectively in a large company environment.
 



Christine-Anne Chevry
Executive Manager
Eurocopter in EADS Company
Aeroport International Marseille Marignane
F-13725 Marignane
Tel: + 33 4 42 85 90 02 Fax: +33 4 42 85 92 78
e-mail: christine-anne.chevry@eurocopter.com
Nationality: French

My current responsibilities is management of performance improvement and I have been Porgram Manager of an important Project of re-engineering of processes and Integrated information system for Eurocopter group. My next fonction is in a Eurocopter's subsidiary in Australia as the Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Helicopter Program & Business Development Executive Manager. I enjoy time with family making sports and travel.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
1 - Business Process Reengineering & Improvement of Performance in an Industrial Company. 2 - Strategy of Implementation of Information System. 3 - Civil aircraft Conformity 4 - Intergration french-german, organisation, team building.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Finance & keys factors of a Business Unit. Strategy of development of Business in Asia - Pacifics Region. Managing a Company beiing in an increasing of staff and activities. New issue as Business Manager in Australia
 



Kam Wing Lawrence Chung
Chief Quantity Surveyor
Hong Kong Housing Authority
Housing Authority Headquarters Building, 33 Fat Kwong Street, Homantin, Kowloon / Hong Kong
Tel: 852 2761 5458 Fax: 852 2761 7082
e-mail: kw.chung@housingauthority.gov.hk
Nationality: British

I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.I have 22 years of experience in providing full range of professional quantity surveying services to private developers and public authorities. I am now working in the Hong Kong Housing Authority as the Chief Quantity Surveyor, with 79 contracts in hand amounting to US Dollar 9,000M. I like reading books, especially those related to Christianity, Chinese History, music and science. Enjoying music is my favourite : attending concerts, listening to CDs and watching DVDs, etc. The Discovery Channel is one of my favourite TV channels; and I like sharing the knowledge with my son whilst we are watching. I like sports such as tennis, badminton, table tennis, football and swimming. I hope that in the future, if time permits, I can undertake vocal training to improve my singing skills so that I can offer my best in Church.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
In an ever changing world, we must always learn (and unlearn) to make continuous improvements. This is not a luxury but a must, and it does pay off. Training and learning enhance staff's capability and, most importantly, cultivate a learning culture which is favourable to put continuous improvement as the centre of operation.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Stories of success and failure of large companies.
 



Jan Claes
Division VP & General Manager
Coca-Cola Enterprises Nederland BV
Watermanweg 30, POSTBUS 8775, NL-3009 AT Rotterdam
Tel: 31 10 2455 509 Fax: 31 10 2455 517
e-mail: jclaes@ge.cokecce.com
Nationality: Belgian

At this moment I lead the Dutch operations for Coca-Cola Enterprises. Coca-Cola Enterprises bottlers sells and distributes the products of the Coca-Cola Company in about 25% of the global territory (turn over 15 billion $). In Europe Coca-Cola Enterpises is active in the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland. In Holland we operate with 900 people spread over 1 headquarter, 1 plant, 1 technical center for vending and 5 decentralized sales units. Before joining the Coca-Cola system in Belgium (I am Belgian) I worked for 14 years with Proctor & Gamble in different sales and marketing functions in Belgium and Europe. Leisure interests: motor cycling, soccer, reading, fun with friends .... I don't play golf, but would like to start it...

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I spent most of my professional career in marketing and sales in 2 well known marketing companies.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I am very interested to learn more about organisational development, and different ways to get big organisations going behind the vision.
 



Laurent Guy Paul Conio
Lawyer / Partner
Landwell & Associés
Immeuble Grenat, 3 Avenue Doyen Weil, BP 236, F-38006 Grenoble
Tel: 33 4 76 84 33 00 Fax: 33 4 76 84 33 01
e-mail: laurent.conio@fr.landwellglobal.com
Nationality: French

Landwell, the PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) correspondent law firm, is a legal provider o legal services to businesses around the world. Managing partner of the Landwell and PWC Grenoble office, in charge of: * the lawyer and staff recruitment withing the bounds of the firm's policy, * the lawyer and staff careers follow-up (training, remuneration, ...), * the distribution of the teams among our clients




Mark Darian-Smith
Partner in Charge
Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Level 30- Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, , AUS-BRISBANE QLD 4000
Tel: 61 7 3244 8082 Fax: 61 7 3244 8921
e-mail: mark.darian-smith@mallesons.com
Nationality: Australian

I am a partner in Australia's leading commercial law firm,Mallesons Stephen Jaques.I am in charge of the firm's Brisbane operation and have previously held senior management positions in our Melbourne office as well.I divide my time between my managing partner role and a busy commercial litigation practice.The next career step for me will be progression to a full time national practice management role based in our head office in Sydney.The firm is rapidly expanding its Hong Kong operations and the domestic Australian practice is gradually being transformed into a regional practice.Successfully completing this transformation and positioning the firm for global plays will be the prime focus of the senior management team in the years to come.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I have extensive experience with human resources and operational issues as they are found in professional services firms.I have been a partner for 12 years of which the majority have incorporated a range of senior management functions.I currently sit on the firms Digital Strategy Committee,Business Risk Management Committee and Partnership Committee as well as carrying out my Managing Partner function.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
My interests are as broad as the topics covered by the course syllabus.The issues which face our clients,which are leading Australian blue chip public companies,financial institutions and investment banks are the same issues which face my law firm.I am intersted to gain a greater understanding of the impact of globalisation on professional services firms and learning from the senior executives who are participating in the course how their respective companies are formulating strategies to survive and thrive in the present economic environment.
 



John De Diesbach
Finance Director
Cereal Partners UK
Albany Place, 28 Bridge Road, GB-Welwyn Garden City Herts AL7 1RR
Tel: 44 1707 824 301 Fax: 44 1707 824 310
e-mail: john.dediesbach@uk.nestle.com
Nationality: British

Current position: Finance Director for Cereal Partners UK. Cereal Partners is a joint venture between Nestle S.A. and General Mills Inc. which operates worldwide. Professional experience: Most of my working life has be spent in the Finance function. I have an MBA. Leisure interests: Theatre, reading, walking and keeping fit.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Financial Control. Marketing of Private Label products. UK Food retail environment.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Branded Consumer marketing - especially the role of promotions in the marketing mix. Benchmarking. Outsourcing.
 



Olivier De Pous
Directeur General
Valois SA
Le Prieure, F-27110 Le Neubourg
Tel: 33 2 32 24 84 57 Fax: 33 2 32 24 85 65
e-mail: olivier.depous@valois.com
Nationality: French

Valois is directly involved in the design, the development, the manufacturing as well as the commercialization of dispenser systems for perfumers, cosmetics and pharmaceutical market on a worlwide basis.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Internal competition group strategy
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Management of joint venture Integration of acquisitions at the WW level
 



Steven De Tollenaere
Vice President Finance Accounting & IS
Shurgard Europe
Quai du Commerce 48
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: 32 2 229 5608 Fax: 32 2 229 5655
e-mail: s.detollenaere@shurgard.be
Nationality: Belgian

My current position is Vice President Finance, Accounting & IS for Shurgard in Europe. Shurgard is a company active in self storage, a new real estate sector in Europe (very mature in the US). The business entails real estate development, capital raising related to this, retail operations, and asset management (very similar to the hotel business). After business school I worked for a while on a ISO9001 implementation in the US, before joining one of the big five (four) accounting firms. I joined Shurgard as a very early start up (10 people), and managed the financial and asset management part of the business through very strong growth during the last five years. Only recently IT was added to my responsibilities. Leisure is focused on sports (tennis & golf), and family activities.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
My most relevant experience must be managing in a strong growth environment. It is about hiring people at high speed, integrating them into an unstructured environment. The key challenges are related to people, find the ones that thrive on chaos and independance, and also on finding a balance between entrepreneurship and structure. As the company grows issues such as company culture, sense of community etc start to arise. Other challenges are how to avoid people to burn up quickly, and how to keep the entrepreneurs as the company grows.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
The eternal issue is how to keep a balance between work and family. The other one is how to be sure that the direction the company is steered in is the appropriate one. How can we keep ourselves out of the activity mode, and keep strategy in mind at all times.
 



Jacob Henry De Villiers
Executive Manager
Development Bank of Southern Africa
1258 Lever Road, Headway Hill, ZA-Midrand null 1685
Tel: 27 11 313 3377 Fax: 27 11 313 3720
e-mail: divb@dbsa.org
Nationality: South African

Executive Manager-Operations. City Engineer, Contract Manager, Consulting Engineer and Business interest. Keen sports man, gholf, gym etc.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Change management and socio-economic development
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Leading through innovation. Strategic management.
 



Vittorio Di Mauro
Area Director - Central Europe
Alcatel - Mobile Phone Division
32 avenue Kléber - F 92707 COLOMBES
Tel: +39 348 5804680 Fax: +39 039 686 9449
e-mail: vittorio.dimauro@alcatel.fr
Nationality: Italian

Responsible for Alcatel's mobile phones operations (sales, marketing and customer care) in Central Europe (Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic). Overseeing a team of 56 professionals based in 6 countries responsible for a turnover in excess of 300 M€.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
\Marketing and sales of consumer electronics products \Management of transnational teams
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
\General management \How to formulate strategy and get the company behind it to ensure execution
 



Philip Martin Edmonds
Group Commercial Director
Stemcor Ltd
City Point 1, Ropemaker Street, GB-London null EC2Y 9ST
Tel: 44 207 775 3603 Fax: 44 870 122 8751
e-mail: philip.edmonds@stemcor.com
Nationality: British

Stemcor Holdings Limited is one of the largest steel trade companies in the world. Our head office is in London and we have our own offices in over 30 countries. I have held a variety of management positions within Stemcor and over time have been responsible for our trading withing all the major markets with the exception of the USA. I have also, during the Internet "boom" had responsibility for our groups IT strategy. My current responsibilities are West and Central Europe, iran, South Africa and Australia. In addtion, as member of the main board of the Group, I will have a number of Group responsibilities, participating in strategic issues such as acquisitions or major IT project designing or implementation.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Working with multiple nationalities Implementing new systems Managing strong staff (traders!)
 



Adrian Elliott
Managing Director Portugal
Coats Portugal
Apartado 252, 4431-962 Vila Nova de Gaia Codex, P-null Oporto
Tel: 351 22 377 07 02 Fax: 351 22 377 0158
e-mail: adrian.elliott@coats.com
Nationality: British

I am presently Managing Director of Coats Portugal(Coats plc group). We serve consumer and industrial markets with a range of textile products and related services. My professional experience with Coats has been in sales & marketing and general management and I have worked in South America, East and Western Europe. Outside work, I enjoy my family, a lot of reading and as much sport as possible.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Building a business from scratch in Eastern Europe (Poland), downsizing in Portugal and the trials and tribulations of cultural change.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Everything ! From the programme and from the other participants.
 



Steven Fitzgerald
Head of Commercial Trading
Sydney Airports Corporation Limited
PO BOX 63
AUS - Mascot NSW 1460
Tel: 61 2 9667 6403 Fax: 61 2 9667 9236
e-mail: steven.fitzgerald@syd.com.au
Nationality: Australian

I am currently Head of Commercial Trading for Sydney Airports Corporation Limited, a position which involves the management and operation of several Sydney Airport businesses including car parking, car rental concessions, e-commerce, acquisitions and new business development. My immediate past position involved the management of economic regulation, including price setting for airline charges. I have previously been involved in airport sales and regulation for the Government, and the commercialisation of Government businesses. I am a keen (but not very competitive) triathlete, enjoy mountain bike riding and wine appreciation.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
As part of the Senior Management team at Sydney Airport, I had the privelege of being involved in planning, development and facilitation of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. I have had specific experience in regulated infrastructure pricing involving extensive negotiations with major airlines and their industry groups, regulators, Government and airport and other infrastructure groups in Australia and internationally. Most recently, I have been involved in the yield management and development of a number of Sydney Airport businesses through the very difficult times for the aviation industry following September 2001. This has involved major restructuring and cost cutting, while continuing to explore opportunities for earnings growth from reduced passenger numbers.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I look forward to swapping stories with other participants and the INSEAD faculty to learn about different approaches to achieving success in business.
 



Stephen Flowers
Managing Director
United Parcel Service France SNC
460 rue du Valibout, F-78370 Plaisir
Tel: 33 1 30 07 78 16 Fax: 33 1 30 07 78 63
e-mail: sflowers@ups.com
Nationality: Canadian

Currently, I am the Manageing Director of United Parcel Service for the Countries of The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France and Switzerland. I have also had responsibilities for Italy, Spain and Portugal since I arrived in Europe. I have been in Europe for two years and was located in New York prior to relocating to France. I have also worked in Atlanta at our Corporate office on International strategic planning. Prior to working in Atlanta I held various positions in Canada upto Vice-President of UPS Canada. I have worked for UPS for 21 years and have held many positions within Engineering and Operations. I am married with one child and we enjoy travelling, golf and skiing.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
operations, people, marketing.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
New marketing and general management best practices.
 



Kwong Ming Fock
Chairman Medical Board
Changi General Hospital
2 Simei Street 3
SGP-Singapore 529889
Tel: 65 6850 3988 Fax: 65 6260 1692
e-mail: kwong_ming_fock@cgh.com.sg
Nationality: Singaporean

As Chairman Medical Board I am in charge of the medical professional interests in the hospital and that includes medical auditing,medical manpower planninng and manpower resource allocation,monitoring/improvement of clinical and service quality,introduction of new clinical services,teaching programme for undergraduates and postgraduate students and biomedical research.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
1.Quality assurance 2.Manpower planning 3.Starting new service 4.Project planning-planning a new hospital
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
1.Financial management-cost,transfer costing 2.Change management 3.How to lead/coach a successful team 4.Despecialisation
 



Philippe Gardies
General Manager Distribution Network
Pinault Bois & Matériaux
176 avenue Charles de Gaulle, F-92522 Neuilly Sur Seine
Tel: 33 1 41 92 50 77 Fax: 33 1 41 92 50 84
e-mail: p.gardies@pbmgroup.com
Nationality: French

General Manager of a professional distribution network ,specialized in materials for construction of housing. I am in charge of 250 outlets on the french territory,with sales over 250 millions USD We are a Division of the Pinault Printemps Redoute group(PPR) Previously,I was General Manager of a medium size privately owned company ,in the paint and varnish business,named "V33" I like evrerything related to nature and sport.I love to travel, whenever it's possible,with my family

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Management.The responsability of 4500 people put me through many various and sometimes difficult situations,which forced me to learn and improve(Ihope so at least)my understanding of the necessity to have a permanently adated style of management depending of whom you are dealing with Changes in management attitudes and knowledge when going from a centralized medium size comany to the management of a big BU in a big group How to improve profitability by developping and restructuring
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
What are the major changes we will have to face in the next ten years ?Strategic issues to focus on. How to increase the creation of value for the shareholders ? Evolution in BU's organisations and how to manage these changes.Corporate governance Financial restructuring In fact,I am really waiting for this AMP session because it will deal about many issues I am involved in on a day to day basis ,without having enough time to share with experts or others.
 



Sophie Gasperment
General Manager - L'Oreal Paris - UK
L'Oreal UK Ltd
255 Hammersmith, UK - London W6 8AZ
Tel: 44 208 762 4288 (w) - 44 7831 865 982(m) Fax: 44 208 762 4071
e-mail: sgasperment@uk.loreal.com
Nationality: French

Currently : General Manager of L'Oreal Paris for the UK (FMCG,approx.250K€, steady turnover and profit expansion, headcount 100 across Sales/Marketing/PR/MResearch/Finance/Logistics). Previously : different positions in Marketing ( always at L'Oreal!) ranging from Operational Mktg Director for Gemey France (cosmetics, fragrances,hygiene, haircare, suncare), to European Mktg Director (skincare, haircare, colorants, styling) or Worldwide Director of Cosmetics Development (L'Oreal, Maybelline).

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Most experienced about: Mktg, P&L , and Managing cross-functional Teams; Some experience re:Adapting to different business cultural environements, Change management...and work/life hard-to-secure balance! Happy to share: anything useful!
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Leadership(always room for improvement...), Cross-cultural, particularly vs Asian cultures; More generally, other ways of working and approaching business issues.
 



Jeremy Ranjan Ghose
Joint General Manager
Fuji Bank Ltd
7-11 Finsbury Circus, GB-London null EC2M 7DH
Tel: 44 207 826 3257 Fax: 44 207 826 3181
e-mail: jeremy.ghose@mhcb.co.uk
Nationality: British

Overall responsibility for Corporate banking and structured leveraged financing business in Europe. Corporate banking involves porviding corporate financing to the top European companies and structured financing involves mergers & acquisitions, leveraged and management buy outs. Also, jointly responsible for the Personnel function in the Bank.




Philippe Godin
Director Development & Finance
Agrial
4 rue des Roquemonts, F-14050 Caen
Tel: 33 2 31 45 43 10 Fax: 33 2 31 45 42 16
e-mail: ph.godin@agrial.com
Nationality: French

Present position: Development & Finance Manager of Agrial Group (1.3 bilion euros). Agrial is involved in farm-supplying and agro-food industry. Its main subsidiary is Soleco wich specializes in vegetables: European leader in ready to eat fresh salad with "Florette" brand; I am a member of the Directoire. Soleco has subsidiaries in UK and in Spain. Professional experience: agronomist; dairy industry; pastas; vegetables. Member of some boards. Leisure interests: sailing; "art contemporain"; architecture (art roman); symbols.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
national (french) M&A farming agrofood industry and feeding people cooperatives
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
worldwide and european M&A intercultural management negociation strategy politics (WTO, FAO, ACP,...) other industries areas: services, biotecs,...
 



Tupanangyr Gomes
Vice President of Operations
Martin-Brower LLC
Av. das Comunicacoes 333, BR-06278-900 Sao Paulo / SP
Tel: 55 11 3687 2770 Fax: 55 11 3687 2762
e-mail: tpgomes@mbbrasil.com.br
Nationality: Brazilian

I am in charge of Martin-Brower Brazil operation which is the largest Food Service provider mainly for the McD's system in the world. I have a master degree in Industrial Engineer and I have spent most of my career in the ice cream business (Kraft / Unilever / Nestle) and others segments like consulting and fast-food. I love workout during the weeks days and on the weekends I enjoy play golf (beginner)

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Supply Chain Management Operations in General
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
The new world economic environment New skills / competences in leadership
 



Caroline Gover
Project Director Broadcast Continuity
British Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcasting House, GB-London null W1A 1AA
Tel: 44 20 8576 7866 Fax: 44 20 8225 9826
e-mail: caroline.gover@bbc.co.uk
Nationality: British

Currently responsible for setting the BBC's Broadcast continuity strategy; producing the BBC's Service Resilience Prioritisation and Restoration Policy; leading virtual teams in scenario planning/rehearsal and implementing service availability targets for the BBC's output, producing strategy for reducing risk in BBC's current and future Property portfolio. Previously Senior Manager in BBC Divison, setting strategy for £85m/annum business unit. Led a £100m+ business change, technology and construction project to modernise BBC's broadcasting infrastructure, having successfully pitched and won the Divison's first commercial Joint Venture business, worth £6m/annum. Experience of leading channel launches; producing creative on-air campaigns in both the public and private sector; secondment to DirecTV satellite broadcaster in the US; and producing BBC consumer TV programmes.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Setting strategic direction for media business undergoing rapid change. Leading major change projects; brand management; launching TV channels; Technology investment decisions; brand management; Recruiting; training & developing staff
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
More on all of the above! Particularly keen on broadening my TV focus into wider areas of business leadership through change; creating customer value; innovating & how to adapt rapidly to changing market.
 



Mansour J. Hajjar
Group IT Manager
Michel Chalhoub Trading Co.
Hamarain Center
PoBox 60912
UAE-Dubai
Tel: 971 4 262 5252 Fax: 971 4 262 6748
e-mail: mansour.hajjar@mailmac.net
Nationality: French

Head of Information Technology at Chalhoub Group - a leading regional group specialized in marketing, distributing, and retailing luxury goods and branded products across the Middle East. In the past four years, built the Chalhoub Group IT organization, and delivered major initiatives including ERP systems, Business Intelligence tools, and Intranet portal rollout. Currently spearheading an e-business study, and a CRM pilot. In 1995, held a 3-year assignment with PepsiCo, during which directed the implementation of advanced Information Technology systems for managing Sales, Distribution, Logistics, Manufacturing, and Finance operations of all bottling operations in Saudi Arabia. Prior to moving to the Gulf region, worked for 7 years in Switzerland with CES, a leading real-time systems manufacturer; starting as Senior Systems Engineer, then as Project Manager handling major avionics systems projects with Boeing, Aérospatiale, and Dassault Aviation. Holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, and a “Doctorat en Sciences Physiques” from the University of Orsay - Paris XI. Enjoys running, cycling, and in-line skating

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Project Management, Change Management, Crisis Management
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Retail customers acquisition and retention, Challenges in aligning large organizations
 



Dieter Oskar Herzog
General Manager
Bayer AG
P.O. Box 1515, D-29555 Walsrode
Tel: 49 51 61 44 23 19 Fax: 49 51 61 44 14 23
e-mail: dieter.herzog.dh1@wolff-walsrode.de
Nationality: German

Since February 2002 I am the General Manager of the Wolff Walsrode AG, a german company active in cellulosic ethers, artificial casings and films. We are a BAYER company and we will be part of the BAYER Chemicals from the 1st of July. I studied chemistry at the University of Brunswick and after completion of the doctoral thesis I started my career in the Wolff Walsrode AG in 1985.For two years I worked in the R&D and then changed to Production. In October 1995 I made a job rotation to the Central Pilot Plant of the BAYER AG in Leverkusen. In October 1998 I got a new assignment as General Manager Production and Global Technical Coordinator for the business unit Styrenics. A challenging job in a global business. Before I got my present position I was leading a restructuring project in Brasil from July 2001 to January 2002. My professional focus has been production and technology, introduction and start-up of new processes, restructuring of plants and sites and establishing new products. My major leisure interests are my family, gardening,listening to jazz music and sports( badminton,running).

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Restructuring processes of production plants and sites. Global production strategies.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
General management. Marketing strategies for commodities and specialties. Conflict management. Corporate governance.
 



Ulrich Hoppe
Director General
German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Mecklenburg House, 16 Buckingham Gate, GB-London null SW1E 6LB
Tel: 44 20 7976 4110 Fax: 44 20 7976 4101
e-mail: u.hoppe@ahk-london.co.uk
Nationality: German

As the Director General of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce,I lead and manage the organisation, its aim being the promotion of trade and investment between the UK and Germany. I am an Business graduate with a Finance background (originally) and experience in banking, airline industry and "public service". My hobbies/interests are: my family, politics, history, economics, squash, skiing, meeting friends, theatre (all time permitting)

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Leadership issues, especially developing a sense of direction for oneself and an organisation Managing complex personal relationships/personalities in a professional setting
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
as above (i.e. sharing my own experiences and learning from others)
 



Abdul Rahman Idris
Deputy Secretary General
Ministry of Education Malaysia
Damansara Town Centre - MAL 50604200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 60 3 255 68 31 Fax: 60 3 254 29 76
e-mail: rahman@moe.gov.my
Nationality: Malaysian

As the Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education, my core business encompasses human resource planning, management and development for more than 350,000 personnel. My professional experience at the present position includes a consultancy assignment in Malta,undertake a major organisational restructuring exercise, and serve as director/chairman of various governing boards and working committees of the universities and statutory bodies under the ministry. I have strong interests in reading, travelling, and aviation matters.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Two issues: (i) Human resource planning (ii)Managing and financing educational development
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I like to learn more about: (i) Managing global business in the internet age (ii) Future leadership challenges (iii)Future HR roles and challenges (iv) Public sector governance (v) Challenges and responses of k-economy: implications for public sector human resources and education delivery systems.
 



Martin James Kane
Head of Networks
Severn Trent Water Ltd
2297 Coventry Road, GB-Birmingham null B26 3PU
Tel: 44 121 722 4270 Fax: 44 121 722 4120
e-mail: martin.kane@severntrent.co.uk
Nationality: British

I have been with Severn Trent Water for 27 years. I am a chartered civil engineer and a chartered environmental engineer . In my current role as head of networks I am responsible for the effective operation of the pipeline network serving over 8 million customers. The network is over 100,000km in length and has an asset replacement value of £20billion. I have a staff of 1500 supplemented by a number of specialist service providers. I am also a board member of a registered charity called ISTT which is an international organisation concerned with the development of pipeline technology . With regard to leisure interests, I play some golf, am an avid football supporter ( Arsenal) , like a day at the races and follow many sports at all levels. I am married with two teanage sons, who have dominated our leisure time over the last few years.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
My experiences over the last few years have centered on operational management and risk management. I have led the networks operation through a major change programme to deliver challenging financial targets set by our regulator and improved customer service. As part of this process I have had to manage a significant downsizing of the operation , impacting both those who were leaving and maintaining morale and motivation of those who were staying. this has been the most difficult aspect of my role over the last three years.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
How others have approached change management, options to consider for next time. How to maintain and improve staff morale and output during and following significant change. How my behaviour impacts on others, can I do more to both improve productivity of the teams and contribute to a more satisfying working environment.
 



Mohinder Kang
Organisation Development Director
Zurich Financial Services (UKISA) Ltd
The Zurich Centre, 3000 Parkway, Solent Business Park, GB-Whiteley - Fareham Hampshire PO15 7JZ
Tel: 44 1489 561 459 Fax: 44 1489 571 274
e-mail: mo.kang@uk.zurich.com
Nationality: British

Part of Executive Team leading a strategic Organisation Development/Change programmme focused on business performance, innovation and culture change across the Business. I lead a team of 15 internal management/change consultants and have responsibility for the management of a 'virtual' team of 300 change focused roles within the business. My work covers the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, and more recently, South Africa.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Professional experience includes roles in Operations Line Management,HR Director, Management Development Manager and Consultant. My experience has particularly focused upon Leadership and Results-driven Change Management,Innovation, Business Integration, Dealing with people issues that arise from Mergers. More recently, I am in the process of introducing Six Sigma across our business.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Developing Business Strategy in a rapidly moving organisation and market place. Value Creation Business Development and Finance.
 



Chikahisa Kawakami
Senior Manager Business Planning Dept. Storage Device Div.
Toshiba Corp.
1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8001, Japan
Tel: 81 3 3457 2434 Fax: 81 3 5444 9400
e-mail: chikahisa.kawakami@toshiba.co.jp
Nationality: Japanese

My division produces and sells storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical disc drives to personal computer manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. I am handling business planning of this division. My major is industrial mechanical enginnering, therefore my recent position is quite different from my original basis. I am now learning golf.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I designed Hard disk drives for about 15 years, and after that I was transferred to head quarter to handle business itself.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I would like to learn management skills. Also I would like to talk with business men from foreign countries and different industries.
 



Peter Kenworthy
Commercial Director
GB Airways Ltd
The Beehive,Gatwick Airport, West Sussex RH6 0LA
Tel: 44 1293 664 230 Fax: 44 1293 664 604
e-mail: peter.kenworthy@gbairways.com
Nationality: British

Commercial Director of British Airways'largest independent franchise operator, GB Airways, operating to 22 destinations in the Western Mediterranean and North Africa. A graduate in Transport Management & Planning from Loughborough University (1983) having spent the majority of my working life in Aviation - both within large and small airlines - primarily in Commercial, Corporate and Customer Service positions. Leisure interests include sailing, travel, personal finance and a passion for Brittany.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Much knowledge on commercial aviation, the travel industry generally, airline economics and the 'low-cost' airline model. 11 September has significantly impacted on our business and 'rules of engagement' have been completely re-written. As a franchise operator, in many ways our business development is constained and impacted by the 'state' of our franchisor and am willing to share such conflicts between franchisor and franchisee. GB Airways is a privately (family) owned which adds a unique ingredient to the business.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
The transition from functional to corporate leadership. Areas for self-development and awareness. Ideas for careers outside aviation/travel sector. Setting agenda for personal development. The role of corporate governance in a family owned business.
 



Beat Kiser
Head of Finance & Administration Area Europe
Roche Vitamins Europe Ltd
PO Box 3255, CH-4002 BASEL
Tel: +41 61 687 0995 Fax: +41 61 687 0570
e-mail: beat.kiser@roche.com
Nationality: Swiss

I am presently responsible for finance, controlling, informatics and administration for Roche's vitamins & fine chemicals division in Area Europe. I am based in Switzerland. Over 10 years of my 17 years with the Roche group I spent in Asia Pacific (Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore) managing the finance and controlling organisations for different divisions. Some 4 years ago I returned to Europe. My leisure interests are with my family, and I love to play golf.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I have gained quite some experience in a multicultural environment in establishing operating companies, setting up JVs, organisational and financial restructuring, implementing systems, streamlining processes. I like to get things done.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I would like to learn more about people and the business world outside my organisation, to expand my horizon. I would like to discuss ideas on how to inspire and motivate people and whole teams.
 



Duke Koo
Executive Vice President
LG Philips LCD
17 F LG Twin Towers (West Tower)
20 Yoido-dong
KOR-Seoul Youngdungpo-gu 150 721
Tel: 82 2 3777 0703 Fax: 82 2 3777 0793
e-mail: duke@lgphilips-lcd.com
Nationality: Korean

*Present Position : EVP of Worldwide Sales *Leisure Interests : Golf, Wine-Taste, Mountain-Hiking *Professional Experience ; - Apr'81 : Joined LG Electronics - Jan'85~Mar'88 : LG Electronics, Chicago Office - July'90~July'91 : Northern America Operation, Director, LG Electronics - July'91~Jan'94 : In charge of sales for TV and Tube, Director, LG Electronics - Jan'94~Jan'95 : Overseas Operation, Managing Director, LG Electronics - '95~'99 : Sales & Marketing of Semiconductor & LCD, VP, LG Semicon Ltd - '99~ : Worldwide Sales, EVP, LG.Philips LCD

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Investment timing & how to lead the industry standardization.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
*Most updated managerial skills & tactics in the IT industry * Strategic marketing for the new product * How to improve customer satisfaction?
 



Fredrik Korallus
Senior VP Marketing & Sales Member Exc. Committe Rezidor SAS Hospitality
Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts
Tour Léopold, Rue de Genève 10, B-1140 BRUXELLES
Tel: 32 2 702 9200 Fax: 32 2 702 9300
e-mail: fredrik.korallus@radissonsas.com
Nationality: Swedish

I am responsible for all aspects of marketing, sales, branding and distribution for Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts. The company currently operates 110 hotels in 38 countries and has annual revenue of approximately one billion Euro. My career to date has primarily focused on the hospitality industry where I have held various hotel level, regional and corporate positions. In 1998 I made a sidestep and took part in the acquisition of a UK based training company, as Managing Director, supported by a venture capital firm. My leisure interests involve classical music, reading, good wine and cooking.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
After some 10 years in the hospitality industry, I believe I have gained extensive experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, travel and tourism, people management, branding and revenue generation
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I am keen to learn to anticipate future trends and consumer needs and how some global issues impact other industries, such as the cost and easy of travel, the environment, current safety issues, access to skilled human resources and IT development. All of which are highly relevant to the hospitality industry
 



Kirill Korobeinikov
Vice Chairman Media ADV Central
Initiative media
8 Office 6A, Znamenskig Per, Moscow null 121019
Tel: 7095 937 5271 Fax: 7095 203 5830
e-mail: kirill.korobeinikov@advgroup.ru
Nationality: Russian

* General managing of 3 business units * Regional activities: subsidiaries based in other markets (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Byelorussia) * Supervising key client relations (Unilever, Danone, Nestle) * Major negociations with the key supllier TV buying * Finance reporting to Global Network (paris) & to the local shareholders * Reporting directly to President Advertising Holding (including creative, Below-The-Line, PR) * Also responsible for rougly S 4 mln. revenue as annual basis * Responsible for a unit which consists of 70 people




Siarhei Kostevitch
President & CEO
Asbisc Enterprises Ltd
Office 201
196 Arch. Makarios III Avenue
CY-Limassol 3030
Tel: 357 5 857 000 Fax: 357 5 857 288
e-mail: ks@asbis.com
Nationality: Belarus

founder, CEO & president of ASBISC Enterprises Ltd. - leading distributor of IT components and building blocks on EMEA emerging markets. Manage operations in 26 countries from HQ in Cyprus. Grew up the business from zero to $M500 company in 12 years.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
e-business: - internal business processes; - demand/supply optimization on dynamic market segments; - data communication between business partners;
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Customer/Supplier relations management; managing projects; motivating employees; corporate governance; all aspects related to moving company public;
 



Jakob Hendrik Kuiper
General Manager Brazil
AKZO Nobel Ltda
Rua Assumpta Sabatini Rossi 1650, BR-09842-000 Sao Bernado do Campo Sao Paulo
Tel: 55 11 4346 1703 Fax: 55 11 4346 1706
e-mail: jaap.kuiper@akzonobel.com.br
Nationality: Dutch

General Manager Brazil for Akzo Nobel, Car Refinishes Business Unit. Predominantly experienced in the commercial area. Likes a lot playing tennis, soccer, golf (beginner)and also jogging (in training for marathon)

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Marketing and Sales issues. Brand building, communication and team-motivating
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Industrial processes, Logistics, Financial Management
 



Yves Lahaye
Head of Business Dev. & Direct Banking Private Banking - Senior Vice President
Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg
69 route d'Esch, L-L 6916 LUXEMBOURG
Tel: 352 4590 2882 Fax: 352 4590 2491
e-mail: yves.lahaye@dexia-bil.com
Nationality: Belgian

Current position : Senior Vice President in Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg. In the Private Banking business line, I'm heading the Business Development and Direct Banking department (product development, E-banking, management information system and risk control, technological innovation group, training)

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
- M&A's - E-banking - LBO's finance - Private banking
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
- Marketing - sales - web - sales support - productivity in the financial sector
 



John Landis
Program Director Services
SAP AG
Raiffeisenring , D-68789 St. Leon-Rot
Tel: 49 6227742631 Fax: 49 62277800255
e-mail: john.landis@sap.com
Nationality: American

Currently responsible for all technology issues in SAP's global support organization. This organization has clear division between functional, expertise responsibility and business responsibility - I am on the expertise side. My immediate department consists of 150 experts in Germany and dotted line responsibility for others around the world. Also responsible for the definition and quality of service and support offerings in the technology area.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Strong experience in leading experts, dealing with mission critical customer situations and conceiving and developing innovative service offerings.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
As per the description of my responsibilities and strengths: up until now I have been less active in purely business roles and am very interested in gaining a stronger business perspective. Also interested in working on skills in breaking down strategic goals into operational leadership (possibly with tools like balanced scorecard).
 



Chin Chong Lim
Director Customer Services Group
JTC Corporation
8 Jurong Town Hall Road, SGP-Singapore null 609434
Tel: 65 6 8833 338 Fax: 65 6 8855 892
e-mail: chinchong@jtc.gov.sg
Nationality: Singaporean

I am the group director of Customer Services Group of JTC Corporation, a statutory board of Singapore Government. JTC is an industrial developer providing a wide range of facilities to suit various types of manufacturing and related operations. My role is to lead a group of 360 staff members to take care of the needs of all customers who are using JTC facilities. I am trained as a civil engineer and have been involved in civil engineering work, R&D work, master planning work, marketing and development of industrial facilities as well as after sales customer services. My leisure interests are reading and travelling.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Master planning of large-scale industrial estates and customer relationship management.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
The organisational changes resulting from the deployment of e-business model and globalisation.
 



Kah Hing Lim
Senior Vice President (Civil)
SembCorp Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd
60 Admiralty Road West, #03-01, SGP-Singapore null 759947
Tel: 65 6754 6678 Fax: 65 6758 9891
e-mail: kahhing@sembcorpenc.com
Nationality: Singaporean

As the Senior Vice President in the company,I am responsible for the marketing, tendering and execution of the construction projects in my Division. I have to ensure that these projects meet the objectives of cost, time and quality.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I am a professional engineer and have extensive experience in managing the construction of large projects from initiation to completion. The constrution of such projects usually involves multiple players like the customer, the government authority, the designers, the suppliers and sub-contractors working in close coordaintion with each other in tight time frame.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
General management issues especially those related to international environment.
 



Stewart Fraser Livingston
Head of Corporate Banking
Bank of Scotland
10 rue Cimarosa, F-75016 Paris
Tel: 33 1 56 90 71 58 Fax: 33 1 40 53 87 20
e-mail: stewart_livingston@bankofscotland.co.uk
Nationality: British

Head of Bank of Scotland's (part of the HBOS Group) corporate banking activities in continental Europe, with offices currently situated in Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam and for the development of further offices and the strategic development of the continental European business. The continental European business has historically been built on the Bank's leveraged buyout debt business. I have been in my current position for 2 years having previously been in charge of a joint venture between Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland called Caledonian Capital. Prior to that I ran the Bank's leveraged finance team in London. My biggest leisure interest is my 8 month old son, Fraser. Also when time permits golf, cricket and walking

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Managing a cross border team. The associated challenges of different nationalities and cultures.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Managing the work life balance. Influencing an autocratic organization.
 



Per Lyngaa
Managing Director
Sapa Profiler A/S
Rolshojvej, DK-8500 Grenaa
Tel: 45 86 32 61 00 Fax: 45 86 32 66 70
e-mail: per.lyngaa@sapagroup.com
Nationality: Danish

MD and Board Member of an operating company within the Sapa Group, the worlds third largest supplier of aluminium extrusions. The company is focusing on Sales & Marketing, Projects, Engineering and Production of customer specific solutions all based on aluminium extrusions within the BtB segment Experience in International projects, engineering and sales. Leisure - I love to fly my aeroplane, a Grumman "Cheetah" and spending time with my wife and 3 year old daughter.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
International Sales & Marketing Drafting International Contracts Undertaking turn-key projects
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Building relations across borders i an international group of companies Financial structures - International Groups
 



Jac Maas
Director
Stadsdeel Amsterdam Noord
Buikslotermeerplain 2000 - NL - 1025 XL Amsterdam
Tel: 31 20 634 94 49 Fax: 31 20 634 93 69
e-mail: maaswaal@euronet.nl
Nationality: Dutch

I am Director of the ' Dienst(Service) Amsterdam Noord' and Secretary(stadsdeelsecretaris) of the Political Board. My function is managerial with final responsibilities. I manage 6 people in a direct way. In an indirect way: 650 people and in the education 500 teachers. I work now for 12 years as a director/stadsdeel-secretaris (7 years Amsterdam South/5 years Amsterdam North). Both areas with major environmental projects. Before this period I worked for the city of Amsterdam and the Ministery for Housing and Environment. I am interested in literature, movies, architecture and in doing sports(swim, cycle, run).

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
I work for 25 years for the government(local and national).I am most experienced in policy processes .Especially in the field of housing and town and country planning. As for management: general management, coaching, team building. My father and brothers had before they retired a company (retail/supermarkets).
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
-vision on recent and future developments -motivating leadership -improvement of presentation of my workingmethod (presentation training) -better insight in the relationship between government and business/trade and industry
 



Paulo Magalhaes
CIO / Eng
Sonae Modelo Continente Hipermercados
R. Joao Mendonca 528, P-4450 Matosinhos
Tel: 351 229 561 658 Fax: 351 229 577 199
e-mail: pem@sonae.pt
Nationality: Portuguese

Currently, I am Head of Information Systems of Sonae Distribuição (Modelo Continente), the "Retail Arm" of Sonae Group. Modelo Continente operates in Portugal, Brasil and Spain through over 400 stores: hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, specialized retail (sporting goods, construction materials, computers, fashion, ...). Its IT department is split in two geographically distinct areas. There is a team in Portugal working under an "out-tasking" model and another team responsible for IS/IT in Brasil. I have worked for some years, until 1995, in Equity Research at a Portuguese Investment Bank - (Banco Português de Investimento) My hobbies are sports - playing and watching various types of sporting activities... - bridge, photo & cinema, reading, and socializing.

Issues he/she would like to learn about:
I would like to take the "AMP" as an opportunity to "network" on general management subjects... ...and gather experiences to develop a modern and international perspective on issues related with finance and marketing, stimulating and sustaining innovation environments, and change management.
 



Sepp Maier
Director Marketing
bank gutmann
Wintergasse 39
Tel: 0043 1 50220 282 office Fax: 0043 1 50220 249 office
e-mail: sepp.maier@gutmann.at
Nationality: Austrian

I work as Director Marketing for Bank Gutmann in Vienna since 1995. Bank Gutmann is one of the leading Private banks in Austria. Since 2000 I am a member of the Banks Management Committee. I started my career working in the USA for an austrian foodproducing company, followed by setting up their business in the Middle East. After a short interval in the building material trading company I joined one of Austrias largest banking groups and worked as Managing Director in their international trading house which was very much involved in international trading and finance transactions in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. My leisure interests are travelling in remote areas, reading, music, cooking

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Marketing issues, especially in the financial service area, international trading issues,working experience in Eastern Europe, ME and Africa
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Portfolio Management, Communication issues, health issues
 



Sanny Makki
Senior Manager
KPMG Consulting
757 Third Avenue
USA-New York NY 10017
Tel: 1 212 872 5656 Fax: 1 212 247 7596
e-mail: smakki@kpmg.com
Nationality: American

I am currently the acting CFO of Global Straight Through Processing (GSTP) AG. GSTP AG is a global start-up company sponsored by over 89 leading securities firms that are involved in the processing of cross-border trades. The objective is to prepare the industry for one-day trade settlement as required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). My current transitional role is to provide structural oversight until the new company launches in 2002. Previously, I have been with KPMG Consulting for over 12 years and I am a member of the Global Securities Industry Consulting Practice in New York.

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
My experience is focused on Straight Through Processing business strategy, performance improvement, risk management and technology engagements for clients in the Financial Services industry.
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Global Issues in the Financial Services Industry. Outlook of other Industries. Global management Strategy.
 



Zanele Joyce Matlala
Executive Manager Private Sector Invest. & South Africa
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Po Box 1234, ZA-Midrand / Halfway House null 1685
Tel: 27 11 313 3257 Fax: 27 11 318 2487
e-mail: joycem@dbsa.org
Nationality: South African

Managing a team that does investments in infrastructure projects in the Southern Africa Region, ie sourcing, appraising and structuring of projects. Also responsible for implementing a strategy on DBSAs involvement in SADC and NEPAD. Experience: Head: Wholesale Venture Capital Funds with Industrial Development Corp. Leisure interests: Reading, cooking

Issues he/she ist most experienced about and willing to share:
Project financing; accounting; auditing
 
Issues he/she would like to learn about:
Marketing; HR; Treasury
 
 

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