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Friday, March 27, 2009

Corporate Leadership For Change

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Session Description

Fascination with leadership is growing daily, fuelled by global complexity, free-falling capital markets, conflict and growing environmental and social deterioration. Key business leaders will discuss the kind of leadership required in the face of accentuated resource scarcity, more pervasive need and highly uncertain prospects. They will explore the excitement and challenges of operating through networked approaches that eschew traditional “command and control” models for a more “viral model” where the minds of many are more powerful than that of a few.


When | Where

09:00 - 10:30 Friday, March 27

Session leaders

  • Alan Hassenfeld Speaker
    Chairman, Executive Committee, Hasbro, Inc.
    Alan Hassenfeld, former Chairman of the Board and present Chairman of the Executive Committee of Hasbro Inc.. Alan is a business leader with a passion for philanthropy. Whether he is fighting for the human rights of manufacturing workers in Asia or making decisions as the Chairman of the Scholar Athlete Games, his energy and guidance always provide positive results. Mr. Hassenfeld has been honoured many times for his efforts, many are lifetime awards – which is a reflection of his beliefs. Mr. Hassenfeld has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has numerous honourary degrees from prestigious universities around the world. He lives in Rhode Island, USA with his wife of 19 years.
  • Fadi Ghandour Speaker
    Chairman, Wamda
    Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation companies. He is currently Executive Chairman of Wamda Capital, a new Venture Capital fund focusing on technology investments in the Arab World. Fadi is also the Managing Partner of MENA Venture Investments, a seed capital investment company investing in early stage tech companies. He is Member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, Member of the Board of Endeavor Global, Member of the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and Member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Passionate about social entrepreneurship, Fadi is the Founder and Chairman of Ruwwad for Development, a private-sector led community empowerment initiative that helps disadvantaged communities across the region overcome marginalization through activism, civic engagement, education and financial inclusion with support from the Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, an equity-based fund providing seed capital and support for microbusinesses and micro-entrepreneurs.
  • Retired Executive Chairman, Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Michael J. Critelli recently retired from Pitney Bowes after serving as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for over 10 years. He created his company’s culture of health, delivering innovative, award-winning health care programmes and plans, significantly increased workforce productivity, and promoted healthy, sustainable communities in his state and region. He chairs the board of Dossia, a consortium founded to deliver a comprehensive, patient-controlled personal health record. He also is a leading participant in U.S. health care reform initiatives, and chairs the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease advisory board, and advised World Economic Forum participants on workplace health initiatives.
  • Director, London School of Economics
    Stephan Chambers is Director of the Marshall Institute at the LSE, dedicated to applying social science research to private interventions for public good. Formerly he was Chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, which he helped to found and director of international strategy at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Stephan is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College Oxford. He sits on the advisory boards of Princeton University Press, the Britdoc Foundation, the Dartington Trust, the University of the People, and the Dragon School.
  • Tae Yoo Speaker
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco Systems Foundation
    Tae Yoo drives Cisco’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to create positive, sustainable change in education/ capacity development and economic development. She has helped make Cisco Networking Academy a program recognized globally for its innovative approach to providing IT skills education. Tae also directs the Jordan Education Initiative, the 21st Century Schools Initiative, the Cisco China Public Private Partnership and leads Cisco’s participation in multinational partnerships including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. Yoo serves on the advisory boards of the Global Philanthropy Forum, the Women’s Technology Cluster and the WEF Strategic Partner Corporate Global Citizenship Advisory Group.
  • William Swope Speaker
    Vice President, General Manager, Corporate Sustainability Group, INTEL Corporation
    In this role, William A. Swope works with stakeholders across the company to ensure that Intel continues to build upon its industry leadership in sustainability. Since joining Intel in 1979, Swope has held numerous roles including corporate affairs leadership, manufacturing technology planning, and product management. Swope was director of Digital Enterprise Brand Management, and prior to that he was general manager of the Software and Solutions Group (SSG). From 1993 to 1995, Swope was the general manager of the Intel® Pentium® Pro processor team. Swope was promoted to vice president in 1996 and corporate vice president in 2003. Swope received his bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Tufts College. He earned his master’s degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.