Speakers 6th RMER conference

Line-up of Speakers (constantly updated, visit back to get the latest news)

Rob Van Tulder, is a professor of International Business Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Rob has published extensively on topics of multinational enterprise strategies, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. He has received numerous accolades for his intellectual and societal contributions. His latest books include ‘Getting all the motives Right’ (on driving international corporate responsibility to higher levels), ‘Managing the transition to a sustainable enterprise’ (also in Dutch), ‘Business and the Sustainable Development Goals’ (RSM series publication), “Corporate Responsibilities in Turbulent Times” (also in Chinese). Rob is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management, a world-leading department on the global issues surrounding sustainability. He is founder and academic director of The Partnerships Resource Centre, an expert center bringing together leading NGOs, firms and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships for the social good. Rob supports the creation of other expert centers around the world that try to help companies improve their sustainability strategy together with other societal stakeholders, most recently translating into the creation (together with the University of the Philippines) of an expert center around ‘inclusive value chains’ (the C4C center in Manila). Rob consults for international organizations, ministries and companies. He teaches executive courses for managers and academics on international strategic management and has been a visiting professor at several international universities.

Mariana Morosanu, Project Manager for several integration projects both national and international: Project Manager Integration is Growth. Project Manager Job Fair for Inclusion (2016-2019), Founder and Chairman of the Board Integrera Mera, chosen to “One of the 100 social innovations that can save Sweden”. Mariana was also Project Manager for international project Time for Interaction, winner of the Ullbaggepriset 2017 for best international collaboration. She is a Sustainability Consultant, Business for Inclusion. Mariana is the founder and Chairman of the Board for the social enterprise Circular Centre. She is hte author of The Interaction Playbook presenting several European initiatives focusing on social sustainability. She is the Vice Chairman of the Board for the real estate company Junehem. Mariana is the Winner of the Award for Sustainable Change, Accent Equity and the Winner of the HallMedia Award ”Alla får plats”

Stef Van Dongenexternal link, opens in new window, Chairman of Nexus Europe and founder of the social enterprise Enviu, is the founder of The Home for the Pioneers of Our Time. Stef has over fifteen years of experience in the sustainability and impact sector. In 2002 he founded the social enterprise group Enviu from the belief that entrepreneurs can play a major role in solving the world’s biggest challenges. Over the years Stef co-founded more than a dozen cutting edge social enterprises and innovation programs in the field of access to financial services, access to food and circular economy. The companies are active on the Dutch, Indian, Latin American and African markets. Next to Enviu, Stef engages with organisations (e.g. Vatican, city governments, corporates and universities, namely Erasmus University – Rotterdam School of Management and Jönköping University and Jönköping International Business School) and philanthropists/family offices to build partnerships and impact-investment vehicles to realize large scale societal impact. Stef was awarded the lifetime achievement award “Radical Innovators” from Vrij Nederland Magazine. He is a distinguished Alumni of the Rotterdam School of Management, where he did his MBA with a focus on Global Business Society Management. Stef is a passionate board member and advisor of several social enterprises, HNW families, Next Gens and innovation networks.

Dan Leclairexternal link, opens in new window, As CEO of the Global Business School Network, Dan is leading efforts to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. He also advises several education startups and currently serves on the Taskforce on Business Schools and the Public Good convened by London-based Chartered Association of Business Schools and Board of the Responsible Research in Business & Management initiative. Prior to GBSN, Dan helped transform AACSB from a US accrediting body to a global thought leader and internationally-respected quality assurance agency. His 19 years at AACSB includes nearly three years as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, seven years as Chief Operating Officer, and five years as Chief Knowledge Officer. Dan played the lead role in creating a think-tank joint venture with the European Foundation for Management Development and was recognized for pioneering efforts in the formation of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education. Dan has authored some 80 research reports and articles, and delivered more than 175 presentations in 35+ countries. Before AACSB, Dan was a tenured associate professor and associate dean at The University of Tampa. He earned a PhD from the University of Florida writing on game theory.

Milenko Gudić, is Founding Director of Refoment Consulting and Coaching, Belgrade, Serbia, and visiting lecturer at University Donja Gorica (UDG), Montenegro. He has worked as a consultant, researcher and lecturer at the Economics Institute, Belgrade, as a visiting lecturer in several countries, and as a speaker in over 30 countries. He has been engaged as a consultant to OECD, UNDP, UNIDO, etc. on various entrepreneurship, regional, rural and public management development projects. Milenko was Founding and Managing Director (2000-2014) of the International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA), while also leading CEEMAN’s major international research and educational leadership capacity building projects. He was program chair of EURAM 2008. Since 2008 he has been co-chairing the PRME Working Group on Poverty: A Challenge for Management Education. He is a member of the PRME Advisory Committee. In 2017, he received a PRME Pioneer Award for “Thought Leadership – Translating PRME into Action.” (contact)

Guénola Abord-Hugon Nonetopens in new window, JIBS Champion for Responsibility in Action and Jönköping University Sustainability & Diversity Network Leader. Guénola has a very international experience with collaboration with governmental bodies, higher education institutions, businesses and civil society representatives to help transform and stir collaboration for Agenda 2030. Guénola’s students won Aim2Flourish 2016 SDG 1 and SDG 7. She is Vice Chairman of Jönköping Circular Center Board. Guénola has been collaborating with the PRME community since 2013, she wrote her  PhD about the transformation of Business Schools to achieve Responsible Management Education. She received a national award for her PhD (FNEGE ADERSE 2014) and has published in Journal of Business Ethics about Responsible Management Education. She is the first co-editor of incoming JBE Special Issue on Multistakeholder Engagement for Agenda 2030.

Carole Parkesexternal link, opens in new window is Professor of Global Issues and Responsible Management at Winchester University Business School, UK, a PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Champion School. She has both a business and academic background. In addition to being Chair of the PRME Regional Chapter UK & Ireland, Carole is a member the PRME Advisory Group, an editor of publications for the Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education PRME Working Group, Chair of the UK Sustainability Literacy Test Group. In 2012/3, Carole was invited to be the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics at Dominican University in Chicago and in 2015, a ‘Researcher in Residence’ at PRME in New York. Her business and academic background is in human resource management, ethics and responsibility. Carole has been key driver for Winchester's active involvement with the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and Winchester is now a PRME Champion School. Carole is also Vice Chair of the UK & Ireland PRME Chapter.

Al Rosenbloomexternal link, opens in new window, is a professor of marketing and international business at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, USA. Al has 20 years of teaching experience in international marketing and international business. Al’s research interests include marketing in subsistence market environments, how business combine poverty alleviation efforts with sound corporate practice and the challenge of integrating poverty issues into the management curriculum. In his teaching, he draws on his experiences both as the owner of his own marketing consulting practice and as a Fulbright Scholar, who has taught in Nepal and Bulgaria. Al has his PhD from Loyola University, Chicago. Recently Co-edited the book “Socially Responsive Organization and the Challenge of Poverty” (Greenleaf Publishing, 2014).

Elisabeth Fröhlichexternal link, opens in new window, studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich as well as at University of Cologne. After her dissertation concerning the topic “Supplier Assessment”, she continued to pursue her career at the seminar of Prof. Dr. U. Koppelmann at the University of Cologne and finished off her state doctorate concerning the topic “Modelling of Job Profiles in Procurement”. Since end of 2007, Elisabeth Fröhlich is a professor at Cologne Business School responsible for the department of Strategic Supply Management. Since 1st May 2013, she leads the Cologne Business School in her role as president. She is a board member of several scientific organisations, e.g. BME e.V. Region Cologne or the Institute for Sustainable Management. She is speaker of the “Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde” (Cologne Scientific Circle) and Business Ambassador of the City of Cologne. Since 2019 she is also the Speaker of the PRME DACH Chapter. Her current key research lies on the topics of Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Green Procurement, SDGs in the Supply Chain, Qualification in Purchasing as well as in Strategic Supplier Management. Procurement 4.0 as well as organizational and personal challenges of an “Agile Purchase” build further main research areas.

Lutz E. Schlangeexternal link, opens in new window, is a professor of entrepreneurial marketing at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland, where he has initiated RME and served as academic head of PRME. He co-initiated the regional chapter DACH in 2014, serving as its chair until 2018. As a past member of the PRME advisory committee he is now engaged in building a community initiative that will truly live up to the promises of SDGs and PRME principles. Lectures and publications about corporate responsibility, futures studies, positive organizational leadership, marketing and entrepreneurship, ecological management and energy economics. Current research interests include entrepreneurial behavior, sustainability entrepreneurship, CR and organizational learning, and energy transitions. Extensive consulting practice as member of the board of The Centre for Futures Research, St. Gallen.


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