Gwendoline Ornigg leads communications with UCB and steered across numerous transactions for large multinationals throughout her career. In this episode of Diploma-C, we discuss the critical impact of cultural assessments and proper communications on integration, establishing sustainability as a shared vision of the companies' role in society.
Jay Rahman, co-founder of Fractal Systems, is a professional agile and scrum trainer with extensive expertise and knowledge. In this episode, we discuss the power of mindset, of collaboration and processes during change. How can you measure the outcome of a different approach in financial services and other sectors during Mergers & Acquisitions?
Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy at IMD Business School in Lausanne. He is also the Director of IMD Global Family Business Center.
Often referenced by leading media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Financial Times, Peter has an amassed an extensive publication history alongside his work with family- & non-family enterprises globally.
In this episode of Diploma-C, we sit down with Peter to discuss how family business interacts with M&A, the importance of philanthropy and his latest book, ‘Family Philanthropy Navigator’.
Selina Elwell is Director of Investment Counselling and Chief Executive Officer of MIO Partners (EU) Ltd, McKinsey & Company’s investment management arm. She brings over three decades of experience in the financial sector to this prominent role. Her extensive experience has taken her into almost every aspect of investment management, allowing her to gain a deep understanding of both finance and people.
A passionate philanthropist, Selina is a keen supporter of education for women in the developing world.
In this episode of Diploma-C, we sit down with Selina to discuss the role of people in transactions, how to get a good return on your investment and the role of women in the modern workplace.
Guy Harles is a Founding Partner and former Chairman of Arendt & Medernach, the European Law Firm of the Year 2020. He specialises in corporate projects, advising multinational and domestic companies, as well as high net worth individuals on the structuring of international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate reorganisations, corporate finance and private wealth management. As an entrepreneurial lawyer, Guy plays a major role in Arendt & Medernach’s international development.
In this episode of Diploma-C, we sit down with Guy to discuss the complex relationships within deal teams, and what important must-haves you should be looking for.
Jodie Goulden – Building a Better Future Together, The Power of Cross-Collaboration in Organization Design
Jodie Goulden is Consultant and Founder of Orgdesign Works, helping organizations design and implement effective ways of working. Her career comprises more than 20 years of experience as a leader and HR professional in multinational companies, holding senior positions at BASF including Head of Global Development & Learning, and has also worked at Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) and Deloitte. Her search for adventure has led her to live and work in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, Canada, Australia, and most recently the United States, with roles in HR, Corporate Communications, and Change Consulting. She believes in corporations as a force for good and is passionate about designing organizations for greater impact. Jodie has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology from University of Western Australia.
Jodie is a Certified Organization Design Professional (CODP), Board Trustee of the Organization Design Institute, Faculty for the European Organization Design Forum, and Board Member of the Organization Design Forum.
In this episode of Diploma-C, we sit down with Jodie to learn how to find answers to the hard questions in organization design – how do you manage moments of extreme uncertainty, and how do you carve out a future with your people at the core?
Jeff Archambault is a coach/mentor for start-ups & scale-ups, an international conference speaker, university lecturer and consultant (tourism, bus dev, CSR) and former Vice President at The Walt Disney Company EMEA.
During his last six years with Disney, Jeff drove the CSR strategy and execution of the company’s stakeholder engagement and the company’s philanthropy program in EMEA. He previously worked for twenty years at Disneyland Paris in various senior executive positions including Financial Controller, Director Purchasing & Logistics, VP Theme Park Operations, VP Walt Disney Studios Park Development, VP Corporate Alliances, and ultimately VP Communications (corporate, internal & philanthropy.
Prior to joining Disney, Jeff was Treasury Manager for Apple Computer Europe (Paris) and Institutional Fixed Income Securities for Bankers Trust Co. on Wall Street (New York and Los Angeles). He earned his MBA’84 from Stanford University and resides in Paris since 1988 with his wife and two children.
In this episode of Diploma-C, we sit down with Jeff to discuss his extensive experience with CSR, finding the right cultural fit and what exactly it takes to manage a high-stakes transaction.
Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher began his in-house career at Bombardier Transportation by designing a software-based conflict management system. Headquartered in Berlin, his team leads legal M&A, corporate affairs, supports IS and IT on a global scale, supports global procurement contracts, and is involved in legal affairs such as antitrust, data privacy, real estate and supporting corporate finance. He and his team played a key role in the recently completed sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom forming the largest global player in the rail industry.
In this episode of Diploma-C, we sit down with Alexander to learn about his extensive experience with conflict resolution in M&A, explore his perspective on machine learning and the applications of artificial intelligence in transactions and discuss the three key tenets of his vision for a post-COVID-19 future.