FONTAINEBLEAU, FRANCE. OCTOBER 4, 2011. Jean-Francois Manzoni, Professor of Management Practice at INSEAD. Photo: Antoine Doyen
Dr. Jean-François Manzoni

Professor of Management Practice and The Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development, INSEAD
Director, Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice programme
Co-Director, International Directors Programme
Co-Director, Leading the Business of Sustainability programme

Professor Manzoni’s research, teaching and consulting activities are focused on leadership, the development of high performance organisations, and corporate governance.

On the organisational side of leadership, he studies the content of change (including the use of levers such as strategy, structure and systems), the management of the change process and the role of leaders therein. His work in this area has appeared in a number of articles and books and over 30 cases (four of which won “case of the year” awards). On the inter- and intra-personal side of leadership, Professor Manzoni studies how leaders can create a high performance work environment and what they can do to modify their leadership style in that direction. This stream of research has led to several articles and the award-winning book The Set-Up To Fail Syndrome: How good managers cause great people to fail (HBS Press, with Jean-Louis Barsoux).

On the corporate governance side, Professor Manzoni focuses on interpersonal dynamics within the Boardroom and between management and the Board (for which he received the 2011 Research Award on Leadership & Corporate Governance from the Association of Executive Search Consultants), and on the challenge of ensuring that the organisation’s culture pursues performance in an ethical way.

A citizen of Canada and France, Professor Manzoni received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School. The recipient of several awards for excellence in teaching, he is a frequent keynote speaker and performs consulting, top management team support and leadership development work for several international organisations.

Bruno Lanvin

Executive Director for Global Indices
Executive Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD

Bruno Lanvin is the Executive Director of INSEAD’s European Competitiveness Initiative (IECI). From 2007 to 2012, he has been the Executive Director of INSEAD’s eLab, managing INSEAD’s teams in Paris, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. From 2000 to 2007, Bruno Lanvin worked for the World Bank, where he was inter alia Senior Advisor for E-strategies, and Regional Coordinator (Europe and Central Asia) for ICT and e-government issues. He was also heading the Capacity Building Practice of the World Bank’s Global ICT Department, and Chairman of the Bank’s e- Thematic Group.

Since 2002, he has been co-authoring the Global Information Technology Report, (INSEAD-World Economic Forum); he is currently the co-editor of the Global Innovation Index Report (INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University). He holds a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Valenciennes (France), an MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (La Sorbonne) in France. A frequent speaker in high-level meetings, he advises a number of global companies and governments, and is a member of numerous boards, including that of the Tallinn e-government Academy.

Paul Evans- Gérant de COHRD sarl et professeur émérite de à l'INSEAD.
Paul Evans

Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD

The research and teaching of Paul Evans focuses on three domains: (1) leadership and talent development, building on his pioneering research into executive lifestyles (Must Success Cost so Much?, translated into eight languages); (2) international human resource management where his most recent book is The Global Challenge: International Human Resource Management; and (3) multinational organisational development. He has launched and directed many executive programmes at INSEAD, and he has taught courses as a visiting professor at universities in North America, Europe, Russia, Brazil and China, winning many awards for his teaching and research. He has been recognized as one of the most influential thinkers in Human Resource Management, most recently in 2013 and 2014. Dr Evans was titular professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels in recognition for his work in building scholarly networks in HR in Europe.

British by nationality but raised in Africa, he has a PhD in Management and Organisational Psychology from MIT, an MBA from INSEAD, and he is a graduate in law from Cambridge University. He has been chairman of INSEAD’s Organisational Behaviour Area for successive periods, also heading Executive Education at INSEAD for two years.

Alain Dehaze

Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group

A Belgian national, Alain Dehaze has been the CEO of the Adecco Group since September 2015.

He trained as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium.

From 1987 until 2000, Alain Dehaze held senior positions in a number of European countries at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became Managing Director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People, the Netherlands, in 2005, he became the Chief Operating Officer of USG People, with overall responsibility for operations, including the integration of Solvus. From September 2007 until 2009, he was CEO of the staffing services company Humares, the Netherlands.

Alain Dehaze joined Adecco Group in September 2009 as Regional Head of Northern Europe. He was appointed Regional Head of France in July 2011 leading the Region until September 2015 when he took up the role of Adecco Group CEO.

Since January 2016, Alain Dehaze is Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). He was Vice President of the Board of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) and member of the Board of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) between December 2010 and December 2015.

Wong Su-Yen

Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)

Wong Su-Yen is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Capital Leadership Institute, established in 2010 to develop global leaders with a strong understanding of leading in Asia, as well as to build Asian leaders with the ability to lead on the global stage.

She is Non-Executive Chairman of Nera Telecommunications, a global telecom and IT solutions provider operating in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. Concurrently, she is an Independent Director at MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company; and at NTUC First Campus, the largest provider of childcare services in Singapore.

Previously, Su-Yen was Chairman (Singapore) for Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. She brings over twenty years’ experience in business strategy, organization transformation, human capital and leadership development. She has been based in various cities across Asia since 1997, and has worked with leading organizations across North America and Asia in a broad range of industries.

Su-Yen is an active member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, Women Corporate Directors, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. She holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in music and computer science from Linfield College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ayumi Kunori

Adecco Group CEO for One Month

Ayumi Kunori is the Adecco Group CEO for One Month 2015. At just 21 years of age, Ayumi was first appointed CEO for One Month in Japan during the summer of 2015. Then she was selected as one of the 10 finalists and took part in the final boot camp in Madrid in August 2015. All 10 millennials, who were selected out of 18,000 applicants from all over the world, showed exceptional flair for business, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Ayumi stood out for her authenticity and humbleness, for her great empathy, and her readiness to take on big challenges, driven by big dreams and big goals.

During her experience as Adecco Group CEO for One Month, she trained in business management on the job alongside Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze, travelled across 9 countries, attended operations reviews, client meetings, public events and media interviews. She reached her key goal to inspire youngsters by sharing her belief ‘Dream big, you can do it’.

Ayumi is currently studying Business Administration, with a Major in International Business at Ritsumeikan University, in Japan. Since a very young age she has made international experience a key driver for her life and education. She was only 15 when she spent one year studying in Canada; between 2013 and 2014 she made her first University exchange programme in Hong Kong, where she started learning Chinese, and she is currently spending her second exchange semester in Shanghai. Ayumi will graduate in 2017.

Picture by Philip Hollis for Channel 4 News 26-7-10 Alex Thompson
Alex Thomson

Guest Chair
Award winning broadcaster and journalist

Alex combines reporting on major national and international stories and war coverage with his studio presenting role on Channel 4’s in-depth 7pm nightly news. He has been the recipient of several prestigious BAFTA and Emmy awards, and was recently named the TV Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society.

A regular speaker at national and international conferences and summits in Great Britain and around the world, Alex has also moderated the CIES – today the Consumer Goods Forum – for a number of years and as well as the ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) Conference.

Alex is also involved in a number of leading university journalism courses; he is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cardiff and is Honorary Fellow at the Falmouth College of Journalism.