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Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard.
The Novartis Chair was established to enable the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful business enterprises for the betterment of society. Edmondson's research examines leadership, learning and innovation in teams and organizations.
Michael Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of TruePoint, a research based consultancy he co-founded.
The firm works with senior executives who aspire to transform their organization into a high commitment and performance system through honest conversations.
Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School.
In 2011 she has been ranked by The Times as one of the top 15 Business Thinkers in the world today and in 2008 The Financial Times selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade.
Professor Ed Lawler believes that management needs to change its mindset because public expectations of corporations are changing.
His articles have appeared in scholarly journals as well as in many general interest magazines and newspapers. He is in high demand on the lecture circuit and is quoted frequently in the popular media.
To be successful in a changing global economy, managers must view the total enterprise and understand the forces shaping the firm's direction, policies, and goals and at the same time exercise personal leadership in managing employees.
Stewart Friedman talks here about his programme Total Leadership.
Dr. Abdullah Sulaiman Al Amro is CEO of King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, one of the premier healthcare organizations in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Al Amro is a prominent leader in the radiation and oncology fields, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Saudi Cancer Society.
Tom Albanese is the chief executive officer and board member of the Rio Tinto Group.
He has previously held several managerial positions within Rio Tinto's organization and joined the company in 1993, when Rio Tinto acquired his previous employer, NERCO. He has also served on the boards of Ivanhoe Mines and Palabora Mining Company.
Caryn Lerner is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Holt Renfrew. Her mission as CEO was to make Holt Renfrew "internationally recognized as the best shopping experience in the world."
Holt Renfrew bills itself as "a national retail specialty store of international renown and the headquarters for the world’s most prestigious brands."
Dr. Henry Azzam joined Deutsche Bank in May 2007 as Chief Executive Officer for Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA).
Before that Dr. Azzam was Chief Executive Officer of Amwal Invest, an investment bank he founded in 2005. In addition he held the position of chairman of Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX).
Joseph Iannicelli is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada.
Since his appointment to this position in 2005, Mr. Iannicelli has put a strategic focus on providing asset-managing services for retirement, investment and protection to its clients.
Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategic and International Management and Deputy Dean (Programmes) at the London Business School. He is Reserch Director and co-founder of the Management Innovation Lab.
Professor Birkinshaw's main area of expertise is in the strategy and management of large multinational corporations.
Professor Henry Mintzberg is an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management.
He is currently the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University, where he has been teaching since 1968.
Henry Mintzberg writes prolifically on the topics of management and business strategy, with more than 150 articles and fifteen books to his name.
His seminal book, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (1994) criticizes some of the practices of strategic planning today.
Dr. Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim is a Sudanese-born British mobile communications entrepreneur. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding his company Celtel.
He is currently on the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and is a member of the Africa Regional Advisory Board of London Business School.
In addition to his success as a businessman, Mo Ibrahim created the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to award monetary prizes to former African heads of state who have shown exemplary leadership in such areas as promoting political freedom.
The first prize of $5 million was awared in October 2009.
Pierre Beaudoin is President and CEO of Bombardier Inc., a global company that stands as the largest supplier of rail equipment, systems and services, and the third largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the world.
Mr. Beaudoin studied business administration at Brébeuf College in Montréal and industrial relations at McGill University.