KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (as to 12th April 2013)
Coston Chair in Leadership & Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership, University of Richmond (VA) and one of the most renowned world experts in the field. Her academic appointments have included the UNESCO Chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordan and appointments at La Salle University, the Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, University of Fort Hare in South Africa and Oxford University. She currently holds a visiting appointment with Nyenrode Universitit in the Netherlands. Dr. Ciulla gives lectures and seminars all over the world and has worked with organizations such as the Aspen Institute, the World Economic Forum and the Brookings Institution.
Chair of Leadership Studies United Nations System Staff College in Turin (Italy) and one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and leadership development. After being senior lecturer in military history and adviser in leadership training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Associate Director of The Society, in 1979 John became the world’s first Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Surrey. Since then over a million managers worldwide have taken part in the Action-Centred Leadership programmes he pioneered. Recently the People’s Republic of China awarded him the title of Honorary Professor in recognition of his ‘outstanding research and contribution in the field of Leadership’.
Dr. Riccardo Illy
He started work in the family’s coffee making firm in 1977. He reorganised the internal business structure as well as the structures of the controlled firms. He created a marketing department for “Illycaffè” which until then had never existed. He wrote a book Dal Caffe all’Espresso (From Coffeebeans to Espresso) published by Mondadori and translated into English, French and German. He has been Business Director and then CEO and since 2004 he is the President of “Illycaffe SpA” – the family holding founded in 1933 by his paternal grandfather, who was of Hungarian origin — which today is present in over 140 countries and that owns Illycafé, Domori chocolate, Mastrojanni – Brunello di Montalcino, Dammann The, Agrimontana – Marron glacees and Confitures, and Grom Ice creams.