The Speakers

 
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Jag Sheth

Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business

Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business, Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He is globally known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy, and geopolitical analysis. Over 50 years of experience in teaching and research at University of Southern California, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, MIT, and Emory. Dr. Sheth is a recipient of the 2020 Padma Bhushan Award for literature and education, one of the highest civilian awards given by the Government of India. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB); the Association of Consumer Research (ACR); the American Psychological Association (APA); and the American Marketing Association (AMA). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) and the International Engineering Consortium. He is the recipient of all four top awards given by the American Marketing Association (AMA). Professor Sheth has been advisor to numerous corporations all over the world. He has authored or coauthored more than three hundred papers and numerous books. Dr. Sheth is the Founder of Center for Telecommunications Management (CTM) at University of Southern California (USC), Founder and Chairman of India, China, and America (ICA) Institute which analyzes the trilateral relationship and its impact on geopolitics, security, trade, and investment, and the Founder and Chairman of the Academy of Indian Marketing (AIM) which supports research and scholarship among Indian scholars in marketing and management. He and his wife, Madhu Sheth, have established the Sheth Family Foundation to support several charities in India and in the United States and the Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth Foundation to support scholars and scholarship in the field of marketing. The Sheth Foundation supports the AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium, hosted annually by different universities. Finally, Professor Sheth is the Founder and Chairman of the Academy of Indian Marketing (AIM) which supports research and scholarship among Indian scholars in marketing and management.

Presentation Title:

Creating Value through Consumer Behavior in Emerging Markets

Presentation Date:

9/21/2021

Presentation Description:

TBA

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Raul Gomez Vasquez

CEO

F Y D Inversiones S.A.C. - 2 Cerritos

Bachelor in Business Administration from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), MBA from Universidad ESAN. He has been coursed the Latin-American Program for Business Organizations from INCAE; the Global Management and Professional Leaders Program organized by University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business with CAME-School of Middle Management (Perú); and the Intensive Management Program on Leadership and Decision Making, from Harvard University. Actually is the General Manager of 2 Cerritos, with more than 20 years of experience in different industries like banking, mining, oil and energy sectors.

Presentation Title:

Value Creation  During and Post Pandemic 2 Cerritos Cereals, Chocolate and Confectionary Experience in Peru

Presentation Date:

9/21/2021

Presentation Objectives:

Analyze the economic, social and political framework for companies in Peru during and post pandemic. To show how the food industry reacts to COVID-19 and the new order established during and post pandemic in Peru. Explain the changes of the Peruvian market and Consumers, and  the new mindset of the Company for a quick and properly reaction. Explain how the company changed its point of view for creating value during this crisis and the new challenges to face post pandemic.

Thomas Sasso

Assistant Professor

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

Thomas (pronouns he/they) is an assistant professor of management at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. He teaches about leadership, organizational behaviour, and human resource systems with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Thomas‚Äô research seeks to understand the experiences of diverse and marginalized populations and improving interpersonal dynamics and organizational systems. He co-founded the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab in 2014, is an expert panelist for the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks, and is the Lang EDI Coordinator. Over the past decade, Thomas has also worked as an independent diversity and inclusion consultant and actively volunteers in his professional organizations and communities. 

Presentation Title:

Creating and Defining Value through Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Presentation Date:

9/21/2021

Presentation Description

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) have received increased attention among business leaders, practitioners, and academics in the past several years in response to growing recognition of systemic barriers and injustices. Many business leaders have been quick to respond to societal unrest by naming EDI as an institutional priority, although few have questioned whether these emerging efforts will be effective in creating meaningful and sustainable value for individuals and organizations.

 

During this session we will explore three fundamental questions to strengthen EDI efforts and enhance our ability to enact change:

  • How do we define and measure value within an EDI lens?

  • For whom are we creating value within institutional EDI efforts?

  • How do we ensure that EDI value creation is intentional, meaningful, and consistent?

Utilizing data from interviews, surveys, and community-engaged consulting, this session will explore the opportunities for value creation through EDI efforts and identify best practices and process for future EDI work. We will explore the ways in which EDI practices can be used to create and leverage value, while also examining how common organizational responses to EDI often fall short in creating value (or may even be destructive).

Moshe Davidow

Professor

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Dr. Moshe Davidow has been involved in Customer Quality for more than 35 years. In 1989 he established and managed Israel’s first customer service department, showing an ROI of 177%. In 1993, he studied service quality with Prof. Len Berry, and received his Ph. D. from Texas A&M in 1998. Since then, he has been teaching in business schools, publishing research and consulting with managers. He is currently working as an adjunct lecturer at Ben Gurion University, University of Haifa, and the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), teaching various courses in marketing, Services and Social Ventures. Moshe is actively researching the field of Value Destruction, and Complaint Management as a strategic resource for the organization. His work has been published in the Journal of Creating Value, Journal of Service Research, and the Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior (among others). He may be reached at moshe@service2profit.com .

Presentation Title:

The Best Lemonade in Town - Guaranteed!

Presentation Date:

09/21/2021

Presentation Description

The Best Lemonade in Town – Guaranteed They say that the best way to handle those times when life hands you lemons, is to make lemonade. Assuming this is true, just imagine how good the lemonade would taste coming from customer complaints! Much has been made of Complaint Management as a profit center or even a strategic asset to the organization, but few companies have actually implemented the idea or even measure the ROI of Complaint Handling today. This research project seeks to advance the idea from a different direction. We look at complaint management as the value creation compass of an organization, an integral part of the customer centric culture of an organization and a fertile training ground for value creation. Instead of doing the minimum necessary to solve customer complaints, we need to be doing the maximum to understand why customers complain, with an eye towards eliminating the root cause, even if the root cause is not organization related. Complaint handling is the minimum necessary. We need to be looking at the issues from the customer perspective, and not the organizational perspective. What is preventing customers from buying from us, what is preventing customers from enjoying their experience with us, what is preventing customers from recommending us to their friends? These are the founding blocks of value creation. If we can remove these stumbling blocks from the customer, especially if the organization is not the problem, then we have created an enormous amount of added value for the customer. The perspective will have changed, from fixing what is broken, to making it even easier for the customer to do business with the organization. . What better way to break down silos, and get everybody working together to solve the issue and assist the customer. Value Creation starts with complaint management. Value is an emotional construct. Service quality and satisfaction are both determined by the customer, and the customer's success is the organization's success. Being Customer Centric is the best way to ensure the customer's success. Value creation through complaint management is the best way to ensure customer centricity, and keep a steady stream of value added ideas flowing, as customer preferences change. Complaint management allows us to keep tabs on changing trends in the marketplace, as they happen, and without much effort on the organization. It is not only effective, but an efficient way to listen to the customer. Are we willing to take the next step forward to value creation?

Arash Azadegan

Associate Professor

Rutgers University

Arash Azadegan (PhD, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University) is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl). He teaches courses on procurement, supply management and supplier risk management. His research focuses on supply chain disruptions, and the effect of inter-organizational response and recovery effort to mitigate them. Dr. Azadegan has ongoing experiment based research projects on the role of organizational, leadership and supply chain resilience in the face of natural and man-made disruptions in general and humanitarian supply chains in particular. . Dr. Azadegan’s work is published in several top Operation/Supply Chain Management journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal and the Decision Sciences Journal among others.

Presentation Title:

Creating value in the post-pandemic era - A supply chain perspective

Presentation Date:

09/21/2021

Presentation Description

How has the landscape of business changed since the advent of COVID-19? How can businesses crate value and can their supply chain play a role in enhancing their competitive value? In this session we will uncover how collaboration and coordination of efforts with suppliers can enhance value for businesses. We will dive into how supplier monitoring and supplier development can help better recognize opportunities and challenges set forth as part of the new era created post-COVID-19.

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Edyta Dorota Rudawska

Professor

University of Szczecin

Prof. Edyta Rudawska PhD – head of Marketing Department at the University of Szczecin in Poland. She is interested in issues regarding marketing, customer relationship management, sustainability marketing and marketing management. She is an author or co-author of over 230 publications. Her latest book is titled: Sustainability Marketing Concept in European SMEs. Insights from the Food&Drinks Industry, (Ed)., Emerald Publishing House 2018, Great Britain. She is a member of the Committee of Organization and Management Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a board member of the Polish Scientific Marketing Society. She has participated in scientific internships and research programs in Cyprus, Great Britain, Sri Lanka and USA. She has been a visiting professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China) and at University of Jaen (Spain). In 2019 she has been awarded by the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland for remarkable achievements in the field of science.

Presentation Title:

It's not about being BIG, it's about being GREAT.  Creating shared value by aligning sustainability and marketing strategy

Presentation Date:

09/22/2021

Presentation Description

The aim of the paper is to assess the degree to which sustainability is aligned with marketing strategy in order to create shared value in two different settings: developed market, represented by companies operating in Poland (Europe) and developing market, represented by firms from Sri Lanka (Asia). The results of primary data based on research conducted on a sample of 262 companies from both countries will used in  the presentation. The results show that statistically significant differences exist between the two countries analyzed in terms of aligning social and environmental aspects and marketing strategy. However contrary to what was assumed it is Sri Lanka companies that are statistically more aware and more committed to including sustainable aspects in companies‚Äô goals and marketing strategy. 

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Cristina Mele

Full Professor of Service Innovation

University of Naples Federico II

Cristina Mele (PhD) is Full Professor of Service Innovation and the coordinator of the PhD in Management at the Department of Economics, Management and Institutions, University of Naples Federico II. She is delegated of Innovation and Third Mission at University. Her main research interests are innovation and smart technologies, value creation, markets and service ecosystems. She has more than 220 publications. Her articles have appeared in Journal of The Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Theory, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Management and Journal of Service Theory and Practice. Cristina is one of co-chairs of The Naples Forum on Service. She is on the Editorial Review Board of Journal of Service Theory and Practice and The AMS review. She is an ISSIP ambassador (International Society of Service Innovation Professionals).

Presentation Title:

Smart Technologies and Value Co-creation: current and future challenge

Presentation Date:

09/22/2021

Presentation Description:

Smart technologies have evolved rapidly in the last years, affecting value co-creation processes. The spread of artificial intelligence, IoT, and blockchain reality has contributed to the exponential increase in connectivity. Complex ecosystems emerge in which objects and humans interact and communicate through the exchange of data and access to a multiplicity of shared information. In this context, technologies open new horizons and scenarios and highlight the need to rethink practices and relations within challenging value co-creation processes.

Fathi Tlatli

President Global Sector Auto-Mobility

DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Fathi Tlatli is the President of DHL’s Global Auto-Mobility Sector responsible for the integrated strategy, the global development and the global customer management program for DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. Fathi has held several international positions. He is with DHL for over 20 years. He has been Vice President for the EMEA Engineering & Manufacturing Sector. Then received additional responsibility for the Global Aerospace Sector, before taking global responsibility for the Auto-Mobility sector in 2009. Fathi is the author of books on Time Management and Marketing in Emerging Markets, as well as articles in the international management field. He is also a professor at the ICHEC Brussels Management School.

Presentation Title:

A sustainability roadmap for value creation - The DPDHL case

Presentation Date:

09/22/2021

Presentation Description

There is no way around SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS in the future: we are deciding today what kind of world we and our children will live in 30 years from now. Everything that DPDHL is doing, serves one key purpose: connecting people, improving lives. This commitment guides the employees’ efforts and their sense of responsibility and creates LONG TERM VALUE. DPDHL’s aspiration is to make a substantial contribution to ensure that this will be a better world. Fulfilling the purpose requires to make EVERY DIMENSION OF THE BUSINESS SUSTAINABLE. With the mission to achieve NET ZERO EMISSION BY 2050, DPDHL strives for clean operations for climate protection. This presentation will focus on the TANGIBLE SUSTAINABILITY ROADMAP of DPDHL with a concrete set of actions in key business value creation areas.

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Carolynn Chalmers

CEO

Good Governance Academy

Carolynn Chalmers is the Chief Executive Officer of the global Good Governance Academy and manages Africa’s largest online governance social network. Carolynn assists leaders and leadership teams to understand and apply governance principles to create value for their organisations. She makes use of her expertise and experience in corporate governance, organizational strategy, Digital Transformation and IT to do so. Carolynn has extensive management and governance experience and has held various Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Board, Board Committee and Executive roles for international, listed, private and public organisations. Her experience spans many industries and is best known for her successes in designing and leading large, complex strategy and organisational transformation implementations - she attributes this success to the application of good governance principles.

Presentation Title:

Governance and Enterprise Value Creation

Presentation Date:

09/22/2021

Presentation Description:

90% of an organisation's value is made up of non-financial, or ESG factors, Environment, Social and Governance, but no global governance standard exists - until now. This presentation explores the developing ISO 37000 standard as well as the emerging international enterprise value creation standards and practices. It brings these revolutionary shifts in organisational design together to provide a succinct understanding for all leaders.

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Katsuhiko Kokubu

Professor

Graduate School of Business School, Head of Value School, Kobe University

Katsuhiko Kokubu is a Professor of Social and Environmental Accounting at Kobe University Graduate School of Business Administration. He has been appointed as Head of Kobe University Value School since April 2020. He completed his PhD in Management at Osaka City University. Professor Kokubu is a leading scholar of sustainable management and accounting and has been heading international standardization of material flow cost accounting (MFCA) as a convenor for ISO/TC207/WG8. Professor Kokubu published more than 30 books and 200 papers (in English and Japanese) published by leading journals. His latest English book is Sustainability Management and Business Strategy in Asia, World Scientific, 2019.

Presentation Title:

Education for Value Creation at Kobe University Value School

Presentation Date:

9/23/2021

Presentation Description:

The Kobe University Value school was established in April 2020 as an organization independent of each graduate school and faculty, and provides value-creating education to all students of Kobe University. The Kobe University Value school was established in April 2020 as an organization independent from each graduate school and faculty, and provides value-creating education to all students of Kobe University. Currently, about 100 students are registered in the school. The Kobe University Value School considers value creation to consist of value emergence and value engineering, and has structured its courses accordingly. The main subjects are PBL (Project Based Learning) and FBL (Field Based Learning). In these courses, in cooperation with local companies and local governments, students think about and propose solutions to social issues facing the region. In addition, The Value School has developed the Value Creation Square as an educational model for value creation. The Value Creation Square is a model that assumes that value is created from the four elements of expectation, task, result, and satisfaction, and focuses on the interrelationship between subjective and objective elements in the value creation process.

Bharat Wakhlu

Founder and President

The Wakhlu Advisory

Bharat is a transformational Thought-Leader, a Futurist, an innovative and ethical Value-Creator, Leadership Coach, Mentor, and a facilitator of beneficial-change. In an international career with the corporate sector spanning over three and a half decades, he has transformed, and continues to energize, enterprises and organizations, helping them to collaboratively solve tough societal, governance and economic problems. Bharat believes that the inordinate emphasis of investors and businesses on growth alone – without determining whether such growth contributes to greater Value for all and for our Planet -is a fundamental flaw in modern-day economic theory and metrics and needs to be remedied forthwith.
A Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and of the All-India Management Association (AIMA), he is also the co-founder (with his brother, Arun Wakhlu) of the Foundation for Peace and Compassionate Leadership (fpacl.com). He is a sought-after Keynote speaker, a Leadership Coach, and is the author of four books. He is a passionate drone photographer and golfer.

Presentation Title:

Reframing Economics for the Creation of Wholesome Value

Presentation Date:

09/23/2021

Presentation Description

The economic incentives and disincentives that have been used to guide human behaviour and the creation of wealth through the ages, have been based on the maximization of profits, not on the enhancement of overall value. In fact, value-erosion has been the uniform outcome of the wealth creation-process across the globe. The interplay of incentives, metrics and economic factors have yielded business models that are intrinsically exploitative, and which erode total value. Furthermore, with prevailing economics not considering natural wealth to be a finite resource, it has created unsustainable ways for enterprise and national growth. Not only do these affect Human well-being adversely, they also jeopardise the ability of planet Earth – our only home – to recharge itself. The presentation looks at diverse ways to reframe economics, so that the creation of wholesome value is the outcome; which enhances the well-being of all, including our planet.

Youji Kohda

Professor

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Youji Kohda received a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1981 and 1986, respectively. He worked as a researcher at Fujitsu Limited (1986), chief researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories Limited (1999), senior researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories Limited (2002), FI project member at Fujitsu Limited (2007), Field-Innovator at Fujitsu Research Institute (2008), and Field-Innovator at Fujitsu Limited (2009). He is currently a professor at the Graduate School of Knowledge Science in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. His areas of research specialties include internet service, service science, and business innovation.

Presentation Title:

Theoretical concept of value creation and learning & teaching practices at JAIST

Presentation Date:

9/23/2021

 

Presentation Description:

As a part of the experience of introducing value creation in Japanese university education, we will give an overview of the value creation education at the Graduate School of Knowledge Science (*1) at JAIST (*2).
  First, we will explain the theoretical underpinnings of value in the process of value creation. We will discuss several important concepts including value co-creation‚ value co-destruction‚ creating shared value‚ jobs-to-be-done etc. We also highlight that a holistic perspective of value creation is a significant element for solving social problems.
  Next, we will discuss the value creation education at JAIST. The Graduate School of Knowledge Science at JAIST, currently offers two major value-creating educational programs. The first is a compulsory lecture for all the master's course and doctoral course students who have just entered JAIST. Since these newly enrolled students belong to the Graduate School of Knowledge Science, Graduate School of Information Science, Graduate School of Materials Science, and the Transdisciplinary Sciences Education Program, the compulsory lecture provides an opportunity for students with various academic backgrounds to get familiar with each other through collaborative work. Secondly, a diploma-granting Minor Research Project that is especially offered to the doctoral course students who are working professionals. This presentation will describe the contents of both programs, emphasizing the theoretical and practical aspects of value creation.
  
  (1*) Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) is the only Japanese university that offers a knowledge science degree. The School of Knowledge Science was established in May 1996 to integrate learning fields at the cutting edge of knowledge creation‚ in the areas of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to discover mechanisms that create, accumulate, and utilize knowledge for generating ideas to design our future society.


   (*2) JAIST was founded in October 1990 as the first independent national graduate school in Japan, to carry out graduate research-led education at the highest level among advanced sciences and technology. As of May 2021, there are 818 master course students, including 306 international students, and there are 400 doctoral course students, including 210 international students.

Kosuke Motani

Chief Senior Economist; Senior Vice President - Regional Development Group

Japan Research Institute Ltd.; The Development Bank of Japan Ltd

Kosuke Motani joined the Development Bank of Japan in 1988 and currently serves as Chief Senior Economist at the Japan Research Institute. Motani has been known as "The Top Figure in Japan in creating and presenting strategies for national/local governments, private enterprises and NPOs toward their economic prosperity and business success. He is the author of award-winning best sellers including “Defure no Shotai (“Silver Tsunami” or Non-monetary deflation in Japan)” and “Satoyama Capitalism”.
  Drawing on his own fieldwork within 3,200 municipalities and 114 overseas countries, he has written and lectured on regional development, population maturation issues, tourism promotion, etc.
  Motani graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Law and acquired an MBA from Columbia University.

Presentation Title:

"Satoyama Capitalism” – Recreation of the values of less populated rural areas in Japan

Presentation Date:

9/23/2021

 

Presentation Description:

  “SATOYAMA” is a figurative expression in Japanese which connotes circulation, regeneration and sustainability. It encourages utilising resources that are overlooked in the existing economy, such as trees on hills and abandoned orchards, to drive more self-sufficiency of water, energy. Satoyama Capitalism is founded on this thinking to value sustainable economy and society and represents an economic philosophy that supports "a society in which various things coexist and where recycling is soundly promoted”. Drawing on the real-life experiences of Japanese rural community, this session considers the following:
  
  1. What is “satoyama”, is this about domesticated natural rural villages?
  2. What is “satoyama capitalism”? Is it about eco-tourism, or about retirement residence complexes, or about retreating to the past?
  3. Who are “satoyama capitalists” and how do they create/rediscover local values?
  4. Can “satoyama capitalism” create national/global values?
  
  The experiences of the emerging Satoyama Capitalism in Japan will provide some unique examples of value creation that could be rediscovered in the current global economy and an ageing society.

Vishesh Chandiok

CEO

Grant Thornton Bharat LLP.

As Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton Bharat, Vishesh leads the execution of the Firm’s strategy and vision and is responsible for its operations and growth. Vishesh drives the Firm’s relationship with some of the most dynamic private, public, and multinational clients and assists them in unlocking their growth potential. He has been involved with UK and US IPOs of several Indian businesses and cross-border acquisitions by Indian companies and has helped global multinationals succeed in India.
For over 20 years, Vishesh has been one of the most vocal promoters of the need for Indian family businesses to adopt formal governance structures and succession planning frameworks, thereby preserving business legacy.

Vishesh has been the primary advisor to the World Bank’s report, Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC), on accounting and auditing. In collaboration with large corporates, the audit profession and regulators, the report set out the action plan on accounting and auditing for India.

Vishesh works closely with the global Grant Thornton network and its member firms. He has been associated with several global committees, including the Senior Leadership Program at SAID Business School, the University of Oxford, and in incubating Global Research and Global Delivery from India for benefit of the network. On 1 January 2016, Vishesh became the youngest member to be elected to the Global Board of Governors of Grant Thornton International Limited, the ultimate decision-making authority within the Firm.

Vishesh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, UK, and holds a Master of Science in Business and Management from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He has been working with Grant Thornton in the UK and India for over 20 years.

Presentation Title:

India@2050.. The biggest opportunity for the world!

Presentation Date:

9/23/2021

 

Presentation Description:

Value creation in India during the last 30 years already represents a tectonic shift in the global distribution of power. The next 30 years presents a once in a generation opportunity that no government, corporation or individual will miss noticing. Learn how you can go beyond and gear up to participate in this massive opportunity.

Ramesh Iyer

Vice Chairman & Managing Director - Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, President - Financial Services Sector & Member of the Group Executive Board – Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services; Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Mr. Ramesh Iyer’s key mandate at Mahindra Group is to drive inclusive growth, aligned to our guiding belief of driving rural prosperity. He has been instrumental in building Mahindra Finance since 1994 into one of India’s leading rural finance companies.
 
Mr. Iyer manages the Financial Services Sector of the Mahindra Group which includes Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited, Mahindra Rural Housing Finance Limited, Mahindra Asset Management Company Private Limited and Mahindra Trustee Company Private Limited. He also oversees the operations of Mahindra Finance USA, LLC., a U.S. joint venture with De Lage Landen Financial Services Inc., (DLLFS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rabobank Group. The total Assets Under Management (AUM) of the Sector is around Rs. 80,000 Crores (around 11 billion US$).
 
  Mr. Iyer has been closely involved in the development of the Country’s dynamic Financial Services Sector. Mr. Iyer chairs the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) and is the Co-Chairman of the NBFC Committee of IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry as well as the National Committee on Financial Inclusion and Fintech of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is also an eminent member of CII’s National Committee on Leadership & HR, the Banking & Finance Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Taskforce of NBFCs of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He also serves on the boards of several Mahindra Group Companies.
 
Apart from being on the various bodies of the Financial Services Sector, Mr. Iyer is also on the Advisory Boards of various Educational Institutions like IITB-Washington University, Vidyalankar Institute Of Technology – School Of Management, WeSchools’ PGDM-Rural Management Committee and on the College Development Committee of Vivek College of Commerce.

Presentation Title:

TBA

Presentation Date:

9/23/2021

 

Presentation Description:

TBA

Hermann Simon

Founder and Honorary Chairman

Simon-Kucher

Hermann Simon is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of Simon-Kucher & Partners. He is the only German in the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame‚ of the most influential management thinkers in the world. 
Before committing himself entirely to management consulting, Simon was a professor of business administration and marketing at the Universities of Mainz (1989-1995) and Bielefeld (1979-1989). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Stanford, London Business School, INSEAD, Keio University in Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 


Professor Simon has published over 40 books. His most recent book is True Profit! No Company Ever Went Broke from Turning a Profit.


Former president of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC), Simon is co-founder of the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) listed on the German Stock Exchange, and the first search fund in Germany.


In China, the Hermann Simon Business School is named after him.

Presentation Title:

Hidden Champions – The New Game in the Chinese Century

Presentation Date:

09/22/2021

Presentation Description:

Hidden champions are mid-sized, little-known global market leaders who determine the export success of many countries, especially of China and Germany. Google shows 1.65 million entries for the term  "hidden champions", which the author coined in 1990. The concept attracts increasing attention in science and practice. The strategy of these mid-sized world market leaders is built on superior value.

 

The core elements of this strategy are

- Ambition to be the best - worldwide

- Focus: only focus leads to world class

- Globalization: it makes every market large

 - True value-innovation

- Monetization: they understand the value the offer and charge accordingly

 

The strongest growth driver is globalization. But the rules of the game of globalization are changing fundamentally:

  • Exports will be increasingly substituted by foreign direct investments

  • Dematerialization of international exchange (digitalization, 3D-printing)

  • Physical travel will be partially replaced by Zoom

  • Finding the best location for each activity becomes mandatory

  • They establish legally separated headquarters (Asia, USA, Europe)

Alongside innovation, new driving forces are pushing forward:

  • Digitalization - Sustainability ("the new digital")

  • Business Ecosystems

 

All success factors and driving forces are illustrated with concrete case studies of hidden champions.