- Aug 6 - Sept 12
Human Resources & Career Development
Presenter: Julian Troian, graduated in Economics and Banking Sciences at University of Udine, Italy. Initially working in Paris at the Headquarters of Banque Sudameris he first discovered the importance of keeping and nurturing talent in organizations. Next he moved to Milan at the Bank’s mother company Intesa San Paolo. Based in Udine, Julian accepted the role of HR Director Europe at Snaidero, 4th European manufacturer of fitted kitchens. He then became HR and Organization Director of Stroili Oro Group, the largest jewellery chain in Europe.
Since 2010, he has been HR Director EMEA at Ampacet Corporation taking care of engagement programs, leadership development, strategic recruitment, personnel well-being, organization analysis and re-design. He is now the Head of Human Resources-International Operations at Tosaf compounds after serving as HR Director and Chief Happiness Officer of Etix Group from 2014-2017. He has held senior HR Roles in Industrial Multinationals, Private Equity owned companies, Retail Business and Banking, always focusing on engagement programs, leadership development, strategic recruitment, personnel well-being, organization analysis and re-design. The Luxembourg HR Community has awarded him with the HR Manager of the Year and Best HR Team of the Year awards 2016 for his innovative and effective approach to people engagement and wellbeing at work. Julian is also Adjunct Professor at SDA Bocconi Business School in Milan where he lectures MBA and Executive MBA Students on Engagement, Leadership and Strategic Human Resources Management.
- June 15, 29, 30, 30
Gunter Fischer is Senior Investment Officer with the European Investment Bank focusing on GEEREF, the Global Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund. In this context he is responsible for the sourcing, origination, assessment, negotiation and monitoring of renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in emerging markets and developing countries.
He has more than 15 years of fund experience including from managing the European Investment Fund’s (EIF) first external mandate Fund of Funds to targeting venture capital and private equity investments in Germany. In this context he gained in depth knowledge of the due diligence and structuring of fund investments. Prior to EIF, Dr Fischer was with the corporate finance practice of Arthur D. Little in Berlin. There he provided corporate finance advisory to a number of industries. Dr Fischer holds degrees in business administration and law from Reims Management School and the University of St. Gallen and a PhD in finance from the European University in Frankfurt, Germany.
- June 5, 7, 12, 14
International Business Strategy
Presenter: Benjamin de Seille has 15 years’ experience in international business development. During his professional career, he managed dozens of SME’s internationalizations targeting different global markets. Serial entrepreneur, he founded a portfolio of 4 companies in Luxembourg and Qatar over the last 10 years.
He holds a Master Degree in Finance and Economics from HEC Business School – University of Liège, and a specialization from the Luxembourg Financial Institute (IFBL). He started his career with General Bank of Luxembourg (BGL) as a business developer in the investment fund industry. Today, Benjamin teaches the International Business Strategy course at the Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg, in the frame of the Welch MBA.
- Sep 29, Oct 6
Niche No More: Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Economics
Presenter: Hedda Pahlson-Moller is a Business Angel and Impact Investor and has been teaching Entrepreneurship (BU 610) at the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg the last 10 years. Beyond running her own investment company, OMSINT, and the impact advisory firm, TIIME, she has held multiple board positions on funds and organizations dedicated to driving capital and resources to social impact, including the European Business Angel Network (leading EBAN Impact), Rising Tide (European Women Angel Fund), European Venture Philanthropy Association and Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund. Hedda represents ASHOKA in Luxembourg.
- Oct 15 - Nov 8
Presenter: Guido von Scheffer holds an MBA from University of Hamburg and is Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). He is a member of the IAM 250 - The World's Leading IP Strategists 2009 to 2015, a member of the Board LES-Germany and Vice Chairman of Communication Committee LES-International.
After eight years doing successfully entrepreneurial building up IPB AG and intensive licensing and technology transfer, Guido von Scheffer started IP Strategists GmbH in 2010, a strategy consulting boutique helping corporates, investors and research institutes to maximize the return form their intellectual property and governments to optimize their support for innovative and technology driven industries within Europe, the United States & Canada and Asia.
- Oct 18, 23, 30, Nov 6
The Smart Negotiator
Presenter: Dr Marcus B. Müller is a full-time Professor of Management at Sacred Heart University. He teaches courses in leadership, organizational psychology, negotiations as well as management. During his 16 year professional career in the world of global finance he negotiated several billion worth of transactions in fields such as corporate finance, asset finance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and private equity. His research focuses on performance, motivation, health and well-being.
- Oct 22, 24, 25, 26, 27
Presenter: Esther Celosse, LL.M. Course
Esther holds a Master Degree in Law with a specialization in international corporate and tax law. Esther has received her coaching certification from BAO Elan Vital School of Coaching in Brussels. She is an accredited coach and member of the International Coach Federation. In addition she is certified to administer Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and certified to act as Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) practitioner.
As a Dutch registered Mediator, she has specialized in mediating international Business2Business sensitive situations. Her areas of expertise include executive leadership, coaching and mentoring of teams, customer relationships, change management, project management and facilitation of strategy and innovation meetings. She is also keen to discuss the set up and running of blended e-learning programs.
- Feb 27 - Apr 11
Presenter: David G. Taylor, Ph.D. joined the Jack Welch College of Business in 2010. Dr. Taylor's expertise and scholarly interests include e-commerce, online word-of-mouth, consumer self-expression through online social networks, and consumer/brand relationships. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Taylor worked for more than 13 years in a variety of marketing roles in the corporate and not-for-profit world, including marketing manager, product manager and marketing/communications manager. His most recent position involved managing e-mail newsletters for American Airlines that reached a combined opt-in subscriber base of nearly 8 million customers every month.
Professor Taylor holds a Ph.D. and MBA in marketing from the University of North Texas, a Bachelor of business administration from LeTourneau University and a Bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Texas-Tyler.
- Mar 12, 14, 19, 21
Presenter: Bernard Herman, MBA, works as an independent consultant in Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Restructuring of financial institutions. He is also a non-executive director on the board of a bank, several Private Equity and Hedge funds as well as family offices. Bernard Herman holds an MBA in Analytical Economics from the University of Namur. He started his career as an econometrician with the energy sector team of Data Resources Inc, in Cambridge Mass., USA. His academic interest lays in non parametric analysis of investment portfolio, and risk management issues. He currently teaches a course on Portfolio Management, an MBA program elective
- Apr 24, May 8, 15, 22
Luxembourg Labor Law
Presenter: Guy Castegnaro, LL.M., is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the SHU Jack Welch College of Business in Luxembourg. Guy is the founder of CASTEGNARO, the first employment law niche firm in Luxembourg and founding member of the international alliance Ius Laboris, Global Human Resources Lawyers. He was the chairman of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) from 2012 to 2016.
He is the author and co-author of various articles and books on employment law, including Employment in Luxembourg: A Practical Guide to Luxembourg Employment and Social Security Law. Guy is a partner of the editor Legitech in the framework of the regularly published “Code du travail annoté”.
Finally ,Guy is a speaker and a chairman at various conferences on employment law topics. He is teaching Luxembourg social security law at the University of Luxembourg as well as Luxembourg employment law in the framework of the Cours Complémentaires en Droit Luxembourgeois for the future Luxembourg lawyers.
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Presenter: Dr. Nicolas Neysen is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management. Nicolas earned a PhD in Management in 2009 from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (BE) where he still teaches Strategy at graduate level. He is also Guest Lecturer at HEC-ULg (BE) and EDHEC Business School (FR). His main research interests cover digital strategy and market intermediation. In 2011 Nicolas joined Accenture as a Business Consultant. He is currently Manager within the company’s Business Strategy department in Luxemburg. Mostly active in the Financial Services industry, his recent projects include strategic and tactical planning, operating model design, and organizational change.
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Presenter: Professor Hakan Lucius is Professor of Management and Finance. He teaches at the Executive MBA at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, and is a full time professional at the European Investment Bank (EIB), managing multicultural teams. Prof. Lucius received a Ph.D. with distinctions in industrial economics, an MBA from INSEAD, France, and an MSc in Engineering from Vienna Technical University. At the EIB, Prof. Lucius is heading Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society, covering sustainability and stakeholder engagement dimensions of the institution. Prior to this, he worked in financing operations within and outside the European Union. He currently also serves as the President of the European Investment Bank’s Pension Board, and is on the eligibility committees of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Environmental fund label and of the ESG fund label, he is member of the European Investment Bank Institute’s Social Committee and of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
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Presenter: Hakan Lucius is Professor of Management and Finance. He teaches at the Executive MBA at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, and is a full time professional at the European Investment Bank (EIB), managing multicultural teams. Prof. Lucius received a Ph.D. with distinctions in industrial economics, an MBA from INSEAD, France, and an MSc in Engineering from Vienna Technical University. At the EIB, Prof. Lucius is heading Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society, covering sustainability and stakeholder engagement dimensions of the institution. Prior to this, he worked in financing operations within and outside the European Union. He currently also serves as the President of the European Investment Bank’s Pension Board, and is on the eligibility committees of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Environmental fund label and of the ESG fund label, he is member of the European Investment Bank Institute’s Social Committee and of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
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Presenter: Benedikt Jonas has more than 17 years of experience in International Marketing, Branding and Digital Strategy. He is a Consulting Director at PwC Luxembourg helping clients on customer experience, digital transformation and strategy. Benedikt has been leading Brand and Digital Marketing in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa where he was responsible for PwC’s global brand repositioning and implementation in 2010. Benedikt has conducted several global assignments for PwC in New York including Global Brand Programmes, Brand Measurement, Social Media and Digital Strategy.
Benedikt Jonas holds a Master in International Marketing & e-business “magna cum laude” from HEC Liège and a Bachelor’s Degree in History “magna cum laude” from Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and the University of Edinburgh.
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The Smart Team Manager
Presenter: Esther A.C.E. Celosse is an adjunct Professor of Management at the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg. During her 25-year professional career in the world of global finance she managed teams, set up fresh-field products and markets developments, project managed strategy developments and mergers & acquisitions and set up her own business focussing on performance improvement through personal leadership development. At SHU she teaches courses in leadership development, change management, project management and team management and she acts as mentor and coach to SHU students.