Professors and Experts

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Björn Lindbäck

Senior Partner & Adviser, XLNS Consulting Group AB

Björn H. Lindbäck is a leading practitioner with experience from working with strategy in both executive and advisory positions. He consults with companies and organizations in projects and assignments, and has dedicated his work to strategy on a global basis since 1987. Björn holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Lund University (Sweden) and a global certification as Management Consultant (CMC). Being specialized in the area of Strategy, he also holds a Kaplan-Norton Master Class certificate in ‘Strategy Management & Execution’. Recognized to be a thought-leader in the field and discipline of strategy, he often lectures for various organizations, and gives keynote presentations to associations around the world in the subject matter area.

Rupert Millington

Director & Co-Founder Curious Industry, London

Rupert Millington is a consultant on strategic innovation and works to identify and develop new products and brands. He has designed and delivered some of the marketing industry’s most successful innovation systems and education programs, and has been responsible for creating global communication strategies for clients such as Dyson, Philips, IKEA and Heinz. He has worked at Y&R (in London and Stockholm), and most recently was global head of strategic innovation at the communications agency, Aegis plc.

Manuel Knight

Speaker – High-performing Teams and Organisations

Manuel Knight is one of Europe’s most sought after speakers in the field of performance and motivation.

This seminar is about what we should do to develop an organizational culture where all individuals feel motivated and empowered to perform at their best. Other seminar themes are how to build teamwork in a culture that creates desire and energy, communication in multinational companies as well as living values.

Manuel Knight has an exciting and different background. From a ghetto in Atlanta, Georgia, to a life as an internationally successful consultant – a life journey that has given him the unique experience and a deep understanding of human behaviour and driving forces.

Jesper Klit

CEO & Communications Advisor

Jesper Klit is one of the most popular and inspiring European communication and leadership speakers. He is CEO at Jesper Klit & Partners and previously worked at Weekendavisen, TV2 and at Nordisk Film TV, where he was CEO for six years.

He specializes in personal communication and impact development, media coaching and business storytelling and advises companies and leaders in personal and strategic communication. Among Jesper Klit’s clients are several Fortune 500 companies.

Andrew Shipilov

Professor and Programme Director

Andrew Shipilov is Professor of Strategy and Akzo Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management at INSEAD. He is an expert in strategy, innovation and networking, and his current research is about how social networks, strategic alliances and partnerships affect companies’ competitive advantage. Professor Shipilov has been the Academic Manager of INSEAD’s Blue Ocean Strategy Program since 2010. IBM, Microsoft and Gazprom.

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Manuel Sosa

Management Program Professor

Manuel E. Sosa is an adjunct professor of technology and operations management and director of the Heinrich and Esther Baumann – Steiner Fund for Creativity and Business at INSEAD. He holds his college degrees from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he heads INSEAD’s Innovation by Design Program. Professor Sosa’s research efforts have been used to improve product development systems.

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Derek Deasy

Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Derek is Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. His interests include leadership development, burnout and resilience and the impact of emotionally demanding tasks on work groups.

His research and practice in these areas are informed by a systems-psychodynamics approach that takes into account how group tasks, organizational structures and cultures are affected by, and affect, individuals’ experience at and of work.

Derek works regularly in leadership development programmes for high potentials and senior executives at INSEAD, and has contributed to open and in-company executive Programs, as well as to the full time MBAs, at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and at IMD in Switzerland. He has given input on the psychodynamics of organisations to the Clinical Psychology doctoral programme at Trinity College, Dublin. He also has a varied coaching and consulting practice, currently including individual work with corporate leaders and work with teams in the technology sector and in entrepreneurial ventures.

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