Speakers

Danny McCoy
Danny McCoy CEO, Ibec

“In creating a big vision for either a society or a business, people have to see their role and contribution as both valued and realisable.”CEO (2009 to date). President of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Engineers, member of the Export Trade Council and the OECD-BIAC working group on Corporate Taxation. Extensive academic career, including positions at DCU, University College London, University of Oxford and TCD.

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Paul Polman
Paul Polman Co-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE

Paul Polman is Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE, a social venture which mobilises business leaders around tackling climate change and global inequality. Paul is the Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, Chair of The B Team and Saïd Business School and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, he has been described by the Financial Times as "a standout CEO of the past decade”.

As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals, and as an active SDG Advocate he continues to work with global organisations and across industry to push the 2030 development agenda.’

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Anton Savage 
Anton Savage  Summit MC and broadcaster

Anton is long established on both radio and television and has proven himself to be a highly versatile broadcaster and, most importantly, a firm favourite with audiences across the country. His Savage Sunday show took that slot to its highest ever ratings with 110,000 listeners. Anton is Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, one of Ireland’s leading communications training and advisory companies which he co-founded in 2008.

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Jennifer Petriglieri
Jennifer Petriglieri Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Jennifer Petriglieri is an associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD. She directs the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, the Women Leaders
Programme and the INSEAD Gender Diversity Programme.
An award-winning researcher and teacher, Petriglieri was shortlisted for the Talent award in 2017 and shortlisted for the Radar New Thinker award in 2015 by Thinkers50, the ranking of the most influential management authors in the world. She was also included among the world’s best 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets & Quants.

Petriglieri’s research investigates how individuals craft and sustain their personal and
professional identities in contexts characterised by high uncertainty, such as mobile careers or organisations and professions in crisis. Her writing has appeared in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. It has also been featured in the Business Week and the Harvard Business Review. She is the author of a book entitled “Couples That Work” (HBR Press, 2019), which explores how working couples can thrive in love and in work.

Petriglieri has long been involved in experiential leadership development initiatives for
multinationals from a variety of industries. Her work in this domain pays particular attention to the interplay between individuals’ life stories and group memberships and their decision-making and professional style in leadership roles.

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