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  1. 1. ZERMATT SUMMIT BIOGRAPHIES1) In A – Z order of surname1-Prof.-Gerorges-ABOU JAOUDE-√ 10-Prof.-Prabhu-GUPTARA thThursday 16 , 17:45 Conference General Moderator 20-Prof.-Roger-STEARE-√ th Friday 17 , 14:152-Father-Nicolas-BUTTET 11-Mr-André-HURTER th thThursday 16 14:10 Friday 17 , 08:50 21-Prof.-Pierre-TAPIE th Thursday 16 , 16:45 & 18:25 th3-Mr-Gilles-DE MARGERIE 12-Dr-Paul -JORION-√ Friday 17 , 11:40 & 18:25 th th thThursday 16 , 15:45 Thursday 16 , 17:25 Saturday 18 , 12:45 13-Prof.-George-KOHLRIESER-√ th4-Mr-Jean-Philippe-DE SCHREVEL Friday 17 , 08:30 22-Dr-Francisco-VAN DER HOFF-√ th thThursday 16 , 15:45 Friday 17 10:20 14-Ms-Rajita-KULKARNI th5-Mr-Hernando-DE SOTO-√ Saturday 18 , 11:15 23-Dr-Marilou-VAN GOLSTEIN th thSaturday 18 , 08:30 Thursday 16 , 15:45 15-Mr-Pierre-LECOCQ th6-Prof.-Paul -DEMBINSKI Friday 17 , 08:50 24-Mr-Jakob-VON UEXKÜLL-√ th thThursday 16 , 15:45 Thursday 16 , 14:30 16-Dr-Theodore R.-MALLOCH-√ th7-Dr-Shirin-EBADI-√ Friday 17 , 17:30 25-Mr-Jimmy-WALES -√ th thFriday 17 , 16:20 Friday 17 , 11:00 17-Prof.-Nicolas-MICHEL th8-Mr-Xavier-FONTANET Saturday 18 , 08:50 26-Mr-Christoper-WASSERMAN th thFriday 17 , 08:50 Thursday 16 , 14:00 th 18-Mr-Richard. E-OMOHUNDO, Jr.- Saturday 18 , 12:45 th9-Prof.-Christoph-GLASER Saturday 18 , 08:50 thSaturday 18 , 11:15 27-Mr-Andreas-WIDMER th 19-Dr-Mallika V.-SARABHAI Saturday 18 , 08:50 th Saturday 18 10:552) TIME : ORDER OF APPEARANCE 14:00 - 14:10 Welcome Address Christopher Wasserman, Zermatt Summit Foundation Christopher Wasserman is President and Co-Founder of Ecophilos, the Swiss registered Foundation whose credo is that the respect of the human person is not incompatible with success in business enterprises. Mr Wasserman is also Founder and President of the TeroLab Surface Group, based in Lausanne (Switzerland), and one of the leading European companies in the field of surface engineering by thermal spraying. Christopher Wasserman has a MBA from New York University in the United States and has been senior executive and shareholder of the Eutectic Castolin Group. Prabhu Guptara is the William Carey University Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Management and Public Policy (India) and a recognised authority on long-range global trends. Widely known as a speaker and broadcaster, he is or has been Chairman, CEO or Board Member of several companies and organisations. AsZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 1 of 11
  2. 2. Executive Director, Organisation Development, at one of the largest banks in the world, he had the unique job of working with people throughout the world to identify new ideas that could bring value to the company. This included running think tanks on a wide variety of market and global issues, and managing the Distinguished Speaker Series. He was born and educated in India, is a British citizen, and works worldwide, having been based in Switzerland for the last 15 years. As a jury member of numerous literary, business and management competitions in the UK and the Commonwealth, and a guest contributor to all the principal newspapers and radio and TV channels in the UK as well as numerous media in other parts of the world, he continues to supervise Ph.D. research and lectures to MBA classes, and is included in Debretts People of Today. 14:10 - 14:30 Introduction Time for a Paradigm Change, the Global Economy to Serve the Human Person Father Nicolas Buttet, Zermatt Summit Foundation Father Nicolas Buttet is the Founder and Moderator of the Eucharistein Fraternity, Epinassey and Founder of the Philanthropos European Institute Fribourg, both of which are based in Switzerland. Before being ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, he graduated in law and was extensively involved in Swiss federal politics. He has also been assistant professor in sociology at the Universities of Geneva and Fribourg, as well as assistant to the Cardinal Etchegaray on the Rome based Council for Justice and Peace. 14:30 - 14:50 Keynote Address A Renewable World Jakob von Uexküll, World Future Council & Right Livelihood Award Jakob von Uexküll is founder (1980) of the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the alternative Nobel Prize. In 1984, he co-founded The Other Economic Summit and is a past Member of the European Parliament (1987-1989) where he served on the Political Affairs Committee. A patron of Friends of the Earth International, Jakob von Uexküll is also a member of the Global Commission to Fund the United Nations. He served on the UNESCO Commission on Human Duties and Responsibilities (1998-2000), the Board of Greenpeace Germany, and on the Council of Governance of Transparency International. During his career, Jakob von Uexküll has received numerous honours including Time magazine’s European Hero (2005), the Binding Prize (2006) for the protection of nature, and the Order of Merit First Class from the Federal Republic of Germany (2009). He lectures widely on environment, justice and peace issues. 14:50 - 15:15 Q&A 15:15 - 15:45 BREAK 15:45 - 16:45 Panel Discussion Putting Ethics Back into Finance & Banking PANEL MEMBERS: Marilou van Golstein Brouwers, Triodos Bank Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Blue Orchard Finance & Bamboo Finance Gilles de Margerie, Crédit Agricole MODERATOR: Prof. Paul Dembinski, Observatoire de la FinanceZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 2 of 11
  3. 3. Paul H. Dembinski studied political science at the University of Geneva where he earned a Ph.D in economics. He began lecturing at the same University in 1979 before he was appointed Professor of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Fribourg. In 1989 he founded Eco’Diagnostic with Alain Schoenberger. After establishing a subsidiary in Rheinfelden in 2006, the two partners lead a team of academics specialised in providing socio-economic policy analysis and advice to public and private, national and international organisations. Professor Dembinski lectures at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne where he has been Secretary-General of the Finance Observatory Foundation since 1996. He has also authored several books including “Enron: A Case Study in Ethics” which was published in 2006. Marilou van Golstein Brouwers currently serves as Managing Director of Triodos Investment Management, part of the Triodos Bank Group in the Netherlands. The company manages impact investment funds in areas including emerging markets, energy and climate, sustainable real estate, culture and arts, food and agriculture as well as different SRI funds. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Centenary Bank in Uganda (1998-2002), the Board of Directors of K-REP Bank in Kenya (1997-2005), the Board of Directors of Akiba Commercial Bank in Tanzania (1997-2006), KMB Bank in Russia (1999-2005), Brac Bank incorporated in Afganistan (2006-2010) and Kash Microfinance Bank in Pakistan (2008-2010). She was also a Member of the Group of Advisors for the United Nations Year of Microcredit (2004-2005), Member of the Executive Committee of CCAP (2003-2008) and Treasurer of the International Association of Microfinance Investors (2008-2009). Marilou van Golstein Brouwers is currently on the Board of Trustees of Women’s World Banking (since 2003). She is also Chair of SBI Ltd, Chair of the Steering Committee of PRI-Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance, Treasurer of the Max Havelaar Foundation (since 2008) and a member of the Board of Directors of Triodos Sicav II, the Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund and the Triodos Renewable Energy for Development Fund. Jean-Philippe de Schrevel founded BlueOrchard Capital, BlueOrchard Private Equity Fund, Oasis Capital and Oasis Fund at the beginning of 2008. He also co-founded BlueOrchard Finance in 2001 and is now a Member of the Executive Committee of its Board. He joined Dexia Asset Management in 2000 as the Dexia Micro- Credit Fund Manager. Prior to that, he successively worked as Junior Team Economist in Romania for a European Union PHARE technical assistance program; Field Consultant in microfinance for a Belgian non- governmental organisation in Tanzania and Guatemala; Associate with McKinsey & Co.; Operations Director of a private microfinance foundation in Argentina; and Consultant in Geneva for the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Microfinance Unit. Jean-Philippe de Schrevel holds a MA in Economics from the University of Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium, and a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.Zermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 3 of 11
  4. 4. Gilles de Margerie currently heads the Private Equity and Real Estate divisions of Crédit Agricole S.A., after serving as Group CFO between 2002 and 2007. From 1998 until 2002, Mr de Margerie was CFO and then Executive Vice-President in charge of Finance and Operations at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. For nearly ten years, he was Chairman of En Temps Réel (entempsreel.com), a think tank specialising in global, social and regulatory issues, which he founded in 2001 and where he now serves as Vice-Chairman. Mr de Margerie’s career also includes posts at the International Department at Lazard, as Advisor on industrial affairs to French Prime Minister Michel Rocard in 1991 and as Deputy Chief of Staff to French Minister of Industry, Roger Fauroux (1988-1990). 16:45 - 16:55 Red Thread Prof. Pierre Tapie, GRLI Pierre Tapie holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris, a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Paris XI University and an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career committing 10 years as Scientist to research and strategy in Biophysics and Biotechnology at Elf-Sanofi. Subsequently, he was Dean of Purpan Graduate School in Engineering and CEO of Intellagri, a venture capital company. Dr Tapie became Dean and President of ESSEC Business School in September 2001. Among his other current responsibilities, Dr. Tapie chairs the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, is Treasurer of Paris Biotech (a venture incubator) and Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Cergy University. In 2008, he became Chairman of the Board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), a foundation created by the EFMD and UN Global Compact. He also serves as Chairman of the AACSCB’s international task force of the PRiME implementation in the AACSB Business Schools, and as Member of the Globalization Task Force of AACSB. Dr Tapie lectures and writes extensively on the challenges and organization of higher education, global responsibility, and business ethics. 16:55 - 17:15 BREAK 17:15 -17:25 INTERMEZZO Musical Interlude 17:25 - 17:45 Keynote Address Financial Markets to Serve the World Economy Paul Jorion, Monde-Economie Paul Jorion, anthropologist-sociologist, is a columnist at the French daily Le Monde, also a blogger at www.pauljorion.com/blog/ the most popular French-speaking blog on economic and financial matters. He has taught at the Free University of Brussels, Cambridge University and Paris-VIII. He was once a United Nations officer (FAO) and worked as a financial engineer in France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and the United States from 1990 until 2007. Dr Jorion’s book “How truth and reality were invented”, a contribution to the anthropology of knowledge, was published in 2009. He has also published three books about the current financial crisis: “Will there be a Crisis of American Capitalism?”, “Implosion. Finance against the Economy: What Reveals and Announces the ‘Subprime Mortgage Crisis’”, and “Crisis. Subprimes and the Global Financial Earthquake”. His most recent works: “Money. A ‘How To’ book”, “Price” and “The Promised Death of Capitalism” each aim at building a new science of economics.Zermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 4 of 11
  5. 5. Keynote Address 17:45 - 18:05 Stem Cell Dynamics Human Based Economy Prof. Georges Abou Jaoudé, EPFL - LIV ENAC Georges Abou Jaoudé is a Professor at the Laboratory of Informatics and Visualization (LIV) Faculty of Environment and Architecture (ENAC) at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Appointed Extraordinary Professor at EPFL’s Department of Architecture in 1992, he taught computer science and architecture, and is currently conducting research in the field of modeling, representation and simulation. Alongside his activities in the academic field, he worked as an architect on various projects in Switzerland and abroad, and conducts applied research in computer graphics for several entities including the Spanish Government. From 1984 to 1988, he was assistant to Professor Charles Rapin at the Chair of Applied Computing at EPFL. Georges Abou Jaoudé was also lecturer in 1989, before becoming Professor of Architecture and Computer Ecience at the University of Geneva in 1990. After earning his baccalaureate degree from Nancy, he studied architecture at USEK in Lebanon and at IIT Chicago, and finally at EPFL, where he graduated in 1984. He has also appeared numerous times as a media expert on visualization including for the BBC 18:05 - 18:25 Q&A 18:25 - 18:35 Red Thread Prof. Pierre Tapie, GRLI 20:00 - 21:00 Concert : Piano & Orchestra 21:00 - 22:30 Welcoming Cocktails & Buffet Dress code : business / smartDAY 2– FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2011 Servant Leadership – –Theme DAY 2: Out of the Crisis with a New LeadershipZermatt Summit 2011 Conference General Coordinator: Prof. Prabhu Guptara 08:30 - 08:50 Keynote Address High Performance Leadership in a Changing World Prof. George Kohlrieser, IMD George Kohlrieser is an internationally recognized expert on leadership. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD, and author of the bestselling “Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance”, which won several international awards. Professor Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist as well as Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator. He is consultant to many global companies including Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, IBM, Khazanah, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nestle, Nokia, Roche, Santander and Toyota. He is Director of the IMD High Performance Leadership Program for senior leaders. He is a notable media commentator who had his own US radio talk show for over 10 years, and has consulted for the BBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS. His work has been featured in leading newspapers and magazines. Recent awards include the prestigious Brand Laureate International Brand Personality Award (2010) and the global ECCH Renewable and sustainable energy, technology and development Hot Topic Case Award (2011).Zermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 5 of 11
  6. 6. 08:50 - 09:50 Panel Discussion st Servant Leadership for 21 Century - Time for Paradigm Change PANEL MEMBERS: Xavier Fontanet, Essilor André Hurter, SIG Pierre Lecocq, Uniapac and Inergy MODERATOR: Prof. George Kohlrieser, IMD Xavier Fontanet is the currently Chairman of the board of Essilor International , which he joined in 1991 before occupying various senior posts including Vice-President and CEO. Between 1986 and 1991, he was CEO of Eurest , the catering division of Wagons-Lits , prior to which he served as CEO of Bénéteau from 1981. He was appointed as a Director of Credit Agricole ... SA in 2005 and for LOreal in 2002. In 2006, Mr. Fontanet was named on the Pébereau Commission to help evaluate France’s public deficit. The following year he joined the “Attali Commission”. Mr. Fontanet began his career at Boston Consulting Group in 1974 after he was awarded his Master of Science in Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Honours awarded to Mr. Fontanet include Officier de la Légion d’Honneur. André Hurter is the current Director-General of Geneva’s utilities company (Services industriels de Genève) following his appointment by the Geneva Government in 2007. He was formerly CEO of the Fotolabo Group and Vice-President and Head of Management Consulting at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Prior to that, Dr. Hurter gained a great deal of commercial and industrial experience while serving as Director of IBM for the French part of Switzerland. Aside from his professional activities, Dr Hurter is as a Member of the Advisory Board to the Zermatt Summit and a Committee Member of the Swiss Venture Club, the Bruno Boscardin Foundation and the Association of Economy and Conscience. He also conducted a military career, during which he reached the rank of Colonel. An avid and adept practitioner of endurance sports, he has also been playing classical piano for some 17 years. He was awarded his doctorate for economic sciences at the University of Neuchâtel. Pierre Lecocq has earned extensive international experience in the automotive industry through a variety of engineering and senior management positions in the USA and France. After beginning his career in the USA, he took responsibility for Alcatel Industrial Battery Global Activity before joining Valeo as CEO of the Friction Materials and Engine Cooling Branches both world leaders in their fields. Since 2002 he has served as President and CEO of Inergy Automotive Systems. Inergy is an automotive component manufacturer supplying all car manufacturers. With sales of 1.2 billion Euros, Inergy is the world leader in its field with 26 factories worldwide employing 4,500 people. Pierre Lecocq graduated as Mechanical Engineer from ENSAM, Paris, France, and completed a Master of Economic Science from Paris University and an MBA from Harvard University. Since 1984, Pierre Lecocq has been an active member of the French Christian Executive Association, “Les EDC” (Les Entrepreneurs et Dirigeants Chrétiens) which he headed as National President from 2002 to 2006. He also serves as International President of UNIAPAC (International Association ofZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 6 of 11
  7. 7. Christian Executive Associations), present in 30 countries. 09:50 - 10:20 BREAK 10:20 - 10:40 Keynote Address Fair Trade: Humanizing the Market Place, Towards a New Economic Paradigm Francisco Van der Hoff, Max Havelaar Francisco VanderHoff-Boersma is renowned for launching the Max Havelaar fair trade label in 1988 in collaboration with Nico Roozen and the ecumenical development agency, Solidaridad. The idea partly emerged from his experiences as a worker-priest in Mexico where he witnessed the harsh economic conditions of local coffee growers first hand. He currently serves as President of Certimex, the Mexican certification group for organic products. The list of honours awarded to Mr VanderHoff-Boersma include the 2006 North-South Prize, Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium (2006), the Groeneveldprize from the Dutch foundation of the same name and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, the latter grace of French President Jacques Chirac in 2005. Mr. VanderHoff-Boersma has written extensively on the subject of fair trade and publications include “Fair Trade Adventure: An Alternative to Globalization By the Founders of Max Havelaar”, translated into six languages. Academic achievements include doctorates in political economy and theology and rural sociology. 10:40 - 11:00 Q&A 11:00 - 11:20 Keynote Address Alternative Business Models to Serve the Common Good Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia Foundation Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb”, Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur and wiki pioneer who is best known as the founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004. In a 2004 interview with Slashdot, Mr Wales explained his motivations about Wikipedia, “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. Thats what were doing.” The success of the project has helped popularize a trend in web development (called Web 2.0) that aims to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing among users. As Wikipedia expanded and its public profile grew, Mr Wales took on the role of the projects spokesperson and promoter through speaking engagements and media appearances. His work with Wikipedia, which has become the worlds largest encyclopedia, prompted TIME Magazine to name him one of its “100 Most Influential People,” in 2006 in the “Scientists & Thinkers” category. In 2003, Mr Wales founded the Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. 11:20 - 11:40 Q&A 11:40 - 11:50 Red Thread Prof. Pierre Tapie, GRLIZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 7 of 11
  8. 8. 11:50 - 13:00 LUNCH 13:00 - 14:15 Workshop 1 - Part 1 Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Statesmanship MODERATOR: Prof. Prabhu Guptara & Workshop Leaders 14:15 -14:45 Keynote Address Insights into the Moral DNA of the Human Corporation Prof. Roger Steare, Cass Business School, London Roger Steare is an expert in the development and delivery of Leadership, Culture and Ethics programs for organisations such as BP, HSBC and PWC, where he acts as a trusted advisor. His programs for these and other groups have been endorsed by the UK Financial Services Authority, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice. Roger is also Visiting Professor of Organisational Ethics, and Corporate Philosopher in Residence at the Cass Business School in London. He is a Fellow of the influential cross-party policy think tank, Respublica, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. Roger was a member of the Expert Drafting Committee for Rights and Humanity, invited by the British Government to prepare recommendations for the G20 London Summit in April 2009. His book “ethicability®: how to decide what’s right and find the courage to do it”, has been endorsed by British Prime Minister David Cameron. As a recognized media expert on ethics issues, Roger Steare has appeared regularly on the BBC, CNBC Europe, in the FT and The Times. He studied the History of Western Philosophy with the late Conrad Russell, son of the great British philosopher Bertrand Russell. 14:45 - 15:00 Q&A 15:00 - 15:15 BREAK 15:15 - 15:25 INTERMEZZO Musical Interlude 15:25 - 16:10 Workshop 1 - Part 2 Reporting and Synthesis Moderator: Prof. Prabhu Guptara 16:10 - 16:20 Red Thread Prof. Pierre Tapie, GRLI 16:20 - 17:10 Testimonial for Global Justice Women: Actors of Change and Development Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi J.D. was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights, especially those of women, children and political prisoners in Iran. She was the first Muslim woman to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, and only the fifth to win the award in any field. Dr Ebadi was one of the first femaleZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 8 of 11
  9. 9. judges in Iran. She served as president of the city court of Tehran from 1975 to 1979 and was the first Iranian woman to achieve Chief Justice status. After dismissal in wake of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, she was made a clerk in the court she once presided over, until petitioning for early retirement. After obtaining her lawyers license in 1992, Dr Ebadi set up private practice and defended numerous political dissidents resulting in her arrest on many occasions. She has also established many non-governmental organizations in Iran, including the Million Signatures Campaign to demand an end to legal discrimination against women in Iranian law. Dr Ebadi is a university professor and has published 13 books and over 70 articles dedicated to human rights. In 2004, she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women 17:10 - 17:30 Q&A PARALLEL SESSIONS 17:30 - 18:30 Film Extracts Doing Virtuous Business Theodore Malloch, The Roosevelt Group Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Ph.D. is Chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group, a leading strategy thought leadership company. He was President of the 1992 World Economic Development Congress sponsored by CNN, where Congress Lady Margaret Thatcher dubbed him, “a global sherpa”. Some of his other projects have included founding “The CEO Learning Partnership” for a big six accounting firm, fashioning the Fortune 500 Forum for Fortune Magazine, and managing the development of UN EDIFACT, the new rules and standards for global paperless trading. Dr. Malloch also created one of the largest selling stamps in international history, to commemorate the environment and endangered species. Serving on the Executive Board of the World Economic Forum and an ambassadorial level position in the United Nations are some of his other notable achievements. He also headed consulting at Wharton-Chase Econometrics, worked in capital markets at Salomon Brothers and served in senior policy positions in the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and in the US State Department. In 2005, Dr Malloch founded the Spiritual Capital Initiative, a multi-year, multimillion dollar research effort, which he chairs. He is a research professor at Yale University. Dr Malloch earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and has authored numerous books, articles and corporate reports, the latest of which is Doing Virtuous Business, which is also the basis for a new PBS Emmy nominated documentary (see:www.doingvirtuousbusiness.com). 17:30 - 18:30 Networking Session : From the Drawing Board to Reality Presentation of Projects and Initiatives 19:15 Departure for Underground Funicular 20:00 - 23:00 Swiss Night Dinner - Restaurant Sunegga Dress code : business / smart DAY 3– SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2011 Servant Leadership – – Theme DAY 3: Justice and Solidarity for Sustainability Zermatt Summit 2011 Conference General Coordinator: Prof. Prabhu Guptara 08:30 - 08:50 Keynote Address Fairness and Justice in the Economy Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty & Democracy Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, an internationally recognized thinkZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 9 of 11
  10. 10. tank headquartered in Lima, Peru committed to creating legal systems to help the poor access property and business rights. In 1999, he was selected as one of five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time Magazine in its special May issue on "Leaders for the New Millennium" and has been similarly recognized by Forbes Magazine. Mr de Soto has served as President of the Executive Committee of the Copper Exporting Countries Organization and as CEO of Universal Engineering Corporation. He has also worked as an economist for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, a principal of the Swiss Bank Corporation Consultant Group, and a governor of Perus Central Reserve Bank. Mr de Soto has advised heads of state in several countries on property and business reform programs, and is author of ‘The Other Path’ and his seminal work ‘The Mystery of Capital’. 08:50 - 09:50 Panel Discussion Common Good to Serve the Person PANEL MEMBERS: Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty & Democracy Andreas Widmer, Seven Fund Richard E. Omohundro, The Carpenter’s Fund MODERATOR: Prof. Nicolas Michel, Zermatt Summit Foundation Nicolas Michel is Professor of International Law at the Geneva University Law Faculty and Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He was formerly Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Legal Counsel of the United Nations (2004-2008), Director of International Law at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (1998-2003) and Chairman of the Committee of the Legal Advisors on Public International Law of the Council of Europe (2003 and 2004). He led a number of Swiss delegations to international conferences. He also taught International and European law at the University of Fribourg Law Faculty (1987-2004), an institution where he obtained a PhD in law. His Master of Arts in international relations was earned at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and his attorney-at-law certificate was awarded by the State of Fribourg. Professor Michel has authored numerous books and articles on international and European law. Andreas Widmer is Cofounder of SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization promoting enterprise solutions to poverty. Other posts include Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Acton Institute and advisor to the Zermatt Summit. Mr Widmer serves as an Advisor to Transforming Business at the University of Cambridge as well as on the Advisory Boards of the Templeton Foundation, Global Adaptation Institute, Spring Hill Equity Partners and Catholics Come Home. The New Paradigm Research Fund, Virtual Research Associates and the World Youth Alliance also feature Mr Widmer on their Boards. As a seasoned business executive with experience in high-tech and international business strategy consulting, Mr Widmer has worked extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, bringing more than 100 leading-edge technology products to market. He also served as a Pontifical Swiss Guard from 1986-1988, protecting Pope John Paul II, and is a citizen of Switzerland and the United States Richard E. Omohundro Jr. is President and Member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner for TheZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 10 of 11
  11. 11. Carpenter’s Fund. Mr Omohundro was Senior Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee for CypressTree Investment Management, LLP (CIMCO). He was Partner of CIMCO as well as Founder of former CIMCO affiliate, Prospect Street Investment Management Company in 1988. At the helm of strategic corporate direction, he also played a major role in investment policy for the various investment vehicles managed by CIMCO. Responsibilities included the design and implementation of the Firm’s investment vehicles and direction regarding a full range of income vehicles. He has been active in corporate debt restructuring for over 35 years. Prior to founding Prospect Street, he was a Managing Director of Capital Markets and a member of the Leveraged Transactions Commitment Committee at Merrill Lynch where he worked from 1978 to 1988. Mr Omohundro is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and University of Virginia. He is a CFA charter holder since 1975 and Member of the CFA Institute and Boston Security Analysts Society. As a Member of the Board of Directors of Water for the World, Mr Omohundro helps the Kenyan corporation provide clean water solutions in East Africa. 09:50 - 10:15 Q&A 10:15 - 10:45 BREAK 10:45 - 10:55 INTERMEZZO Musical Interlude 10:55 - 11:15 Testimonial for Global Justice Women: Actors of Change and Development Mallika Sarabhai, Darpana Educated as an economist and a business manager, Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s best-known Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi dancers. To reaffirm the positive images of womanhood, she has used every medium: dance, theatre, television, film, writing and publishing. In recognition of her efforts to promote social justice through the arts, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the 1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize campaign. During her career, she has received numerous awards including Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters, and the Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, from the Government of France, as well as several awards from the Government of India. Mallika Sarabhai is director of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, where the focus is on the use of arts for social change. In 1982, she founded Darpana for Development to develop performance as a language for change and JANAVAK, the voice of the people, to record and preserve folk and tribal culture. She played the lead character of Draupadi in the international theatre production of “The Mahabharata” by world-renowned director Peter Brook. From 2000 to 2002, she was CEO of TARA, a TV channel dedicated to using mainstream genres of programming for activism. She also founded Darpana Communications in 2001 to harness the potential of TV to change attitudes and fight social prejudice. 11:15 - 12:45 Workshop 2 Transformational Leadership for Excellence Zermatt Summit Roadmap 2012-2014 MODERATORS: Rajita Kulkarni, International Association for Human Values Christoph Glaser, World Forum for Ethics in BusinessZermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 11 of 11
  12. 12. A banker by profession, Rajita Kulkarni has held diverse leadership positions throughout her career. From 2005 to 2010, she was instrumental in leading some 5,000 workshops for over 100,000 participants around the world. An expert in adult learning techniques, Rajita Kulkarni has designed 85 management exercises and games, released in the book “Focus Forward”. She has also won over 17 awards for professional excellence in her field. A deeply spiritual person, she has been associated with the Art of Living Foundation for over 13 years in an honorary capacity. She is a certified teacher of the Art of Living, the Apex (Achieving Personal Excellence), the TLEX (Transformational Leadership for Excellence) and Sahaj Samadhi Meditation courses. She has traveled around the world teaching leaders (including Heads of States, Governors, Mayors, youth leaders and CEOs) from more than 40 countries on how to manage stress and live a healthy happy life. In 2010, Rajita Kulkarni gave up her banking career to serve on various Art of Living Foundation Boards including the World Forum for Ethics in Business, Brussels; the Art of Living Health and Education Trust, USA; and Sri Sri Ravshankar Vidya Mandir, operating 108 educational institutions including 90 schools and several colleges in India. Christoph Glaser is a Workshop Director and Board Member of the International Association for Human Values in Germany as well as the International Art of Living Foundation (Switzerland). Formerly a banker with Credit Suisse, he has been traveling for the past seven years throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, conducting the Achieving Personal Excellence Workshop for Managers as well as the Art of Living Part 1 and 2 Courses. Additionally, Mr. Glaser serves as one of the Directors of the annual International Business & Leadership Symposium of the International Association for Human Values. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Basel and has graduated with honors from the Basel Vocational Business School. Mr. Glaser is a passionate tennis player and fan of FC Basel. He also plays guitar and enjoys hiking. 12:45 - 13:00 Concluding Remarks Prof. Pierre Tapie, GRLI Christopher Wasserman, Zermatt Summit Foundation.Zermatt Summit 2011 Program & Bios 12 of 11