ESMT Annual Forum

Former speakers

The ESMT Annual Forum brings together leading executives, policymakers, and international academics to discuss current global business issues. It includes keynotes by renowned business leaders and experts, panel discussions, and interactive sessions led by a team of ESMT faculty.

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Speakers 2017*

Speakers 2017*

*position at the time of event

OPENING AND KEYNOTES


Joachim Faber
Joachim Faber
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Börse
 
Heinrich Hiesinger
Heinrich Hiesinger
Chairman of the Executive Board
thyssenkrupp
Carsten Kengeter
Carsten Kengeter
Chairman of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse
Peter Pühringer
Peter Pühringer
Benefactor, POK Pühringer Foundation
Jörg Rocholl
Jörg Rocholl
President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance
ESMT Berlin
Jean Dominique Senard
Jean-Dominique Senard
Chief Executive Officer and Managing General Partner
Michelin Group
Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler
Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

PANEL DISCUSSIONS


Ingrid-Helen Arnold
Ingrid-Helen Arnold
President Business Data Network, SAP
Ali Aslan
Ali Aslan
Journalist and television host
Tamer Boyaci
Tamer Boyaci
Professor of Management Science and Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science
ESMT Berlin
Gianluca Carnabuci
Gianluca Carnabuci
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
ESMT Berlin
Franz Fehrenbach
Franz Fehrenbach
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Bosch
Florian Heinemann
Florian Heinemann
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Project A
Petra Justenhoven
Petra Justenhoven
Assurance Leader, PwC Europe;
Member of Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Manuela Kasper-Claridge
Manuela Kasper-Claridge
Head of Business and Science, Deutsche Welle
Keat Chuan Yeoh
Keat Chuan Yeoh
Managing Director
Economic Development Board
Carsten Kratz
Carsten Kratz
Head of the Management Team Germany & Austria
The Boston Consulting Group
Kathrin Menges
Kathrin Menges
Executive Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure Services, Henkel
Member of the Board of Management, Henkel
Anita-Tillmann_©Boris Kralj
Anita Tillmann
Managing Partner
Premium Group
Werner Zedelius
Werner Zedelius
Member of the Board of Management
Allianz

BREAKOUT SESSIONS


Linus Dahlander
Linus Dahlander
Associate Professor of Strategy
ESMT Berlin
Johannes Habel
Johannes Habel
Associate Professor
ESMT Berlin
Prof. Konstantin Korotov
Konstantin Korotov
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Center for Leadership Development Research
ESMT Berlin
Xu Li
Xu Li
Assistant Professor of Strategy
ESMT Berlin

 

Speakers 2016*

Speakers 2016*

*position at the time of event

OPENING AND KEYNOTES


Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD
Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD
President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance
ESMT Berlin
Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler
Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

Dr. Jamie Shea
Dr. Jamie Shea
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
NATO
Melissa Hathaway
Melissa Hathaway
President
Hathaway Global Strategies
Anthony Salcito
Anthony Salcito
Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft

PANEL DISCUSSIONS


Francis de Véricourt
Prof. Francis de Véricourt, PhD
Professor of Management Science
ESMT Berlin
Frédérick Douzet
Frédérick Douzet
Chairwoman of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy and Professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics, Paris 8 University
Sandro Gaycken
Dr. Sandro Gaycken
Senior Researcher and Director of the Digital Society Institute
ESMT Berlin
Melissa Hathaway
Melissa Hathaway
President
Hathaway Global Strategies
Dr. Stefan Heissner
Dr. Stefan Heissner
Managing Partner Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services
Ernst & Young
Shirine Khoury-Haq
Shirine Khoury-Haq
Director of Operations
Lloyd's
Frank Mattern
Frank Mattern
Head of Global Recruiting
McKinsey & Company
Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation
University of Oxford
 
Prof. Siegfried Russwurm
Prof. Siegfried Russwurm
Member of the Managing Board and Chief Technology Officer
Siemens
Dr. Jamie Shea
Dr. Jamie Shea
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
NATO
Peter Terium
Peter Terium
Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Board
RWE

CONCURRENT SESSIONS


Annie Faulkner
Annie Faulkner
Program Director
ESMT Berlin
Nora Grasselli
Nora Grasselli, PhD
Program Director
ESMT Berlin
Kristen Herde
Kristen Herde
Founder and CEO
YeaHR!
Prof. Konstantin Korotov
Prof. Konstantin Korotov, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Center for Leadership Development Research (CLDR)
ESMT Berlin
Joe Peppard
Prof. Joe Peppard, PhD
Professor
ESMT Berlin
Christoph Räthke
Christoph Räthke
Director, Education
German Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC)

MODERATOR


Ali Aslan
Ali Aslan
Journalist and television host

 

Speakers 2015*

Speakers 2015*

*position at the time of event

  
Ali Aslan

Ali Aslan
Journalist and television host

  
Peter Bearman
Prof. Peter Bearman, PhD
Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics, Columbia University
  
Matthew S. Bothner
Prof. Matthew S. Bothner, PhD
Professor of Strategy and Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development, ESMT
  
Monica Dodi

Monica Dodi
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Women's Venture Capital Fund

  
Nora Grasselli
Dr. Nora Grasselli
Program Director, ESMT
  
Johannes Habel
Dr. Johannes Habel
Program Director, ESMT
  
Gregor Halff
Prof. Gregor Halff
Associate Professor, ESMT
  
Paul Heidhues
Prof. Paul Heidhues, PhD
Professor of Economics, Lufthansa Chair in Competition and Regulation, and Director of PhD Studies, ESMT
  
Jürgen Heraeus

Dr. Jürgen Heraeus
Chairman Supervisory Board, Heraeus Holding

  
Manuela Kasper-Claridge
Manuela Kasper-Claridge
Head of Business and Science, Deutsche Welle
  
Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp
Founder of Teach For America and CEO and Co-Founder of Teach for All
  
Prof. Konstantin Korotov, PhD

Prof. Konstantin Korotov, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Center for Leadership Development Research (CLDR), ESMT

  
Melanie Kreis
Melanie Kreis
Board Member HR, Deutsche Post
  
Alexander Kudlich
Alexander Kudlich
Group Managing Director, Rocket Internet
  
N.R. Narayana Murthy
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Founder of Infosys Limited
 
  
Joe Peppard
Prof. Joe Peppard, PhD
Professor at ESMT
  
Christoph Räthke

Christoph Räthke
Director, Education, German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC)

  
Jörg Rheinboldt

Jörg Rheinboldt
CEO, Axel Springer Plug and Play

  
Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD
President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT

  
Benjamin Rohé

Benjamin Rohé
Managing Director, German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC)

  
Thomas Sattelberger
Thomas Sattelberger
Former Executive Board Member Deutsche Telekom, Continental, and Lufthansa Passage Airline
  
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
Herman Van Rompuy
First President of the European Council
  
Jens Weinmann
Jens Weinmann
Program Director, ESMT
  
Dieter Zetsche
Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler
 
  
Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Brigitte Zypries
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

 

 

 

 

Speakers 2008 - 2014*

Speakers 2008 - 2014*

*position at the time of event

    
Josef Ackermann

Josef Ackermann
Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG

Panelist 2008
Keynote and panelist 2009
Laudatory speech ESMT Responsible Leadership Award 2011
Maria Åsenius
Maria Åsenius
Head of Cabinet for the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, EU Commission

Keynote and panelist 2013
    
Peter Bakker

Peter Bakker
President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Keynote and panelist 2014

Jean-Louis Beffa

Jean-Louis Beffa
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saint-Gobain

Panelist 2010

    
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE

Dr. Kurt Bock
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF

Keynote 2014

Elizabeth Corley
Elizabeth Corley
Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Global Investors Europe

Panelist 2009
    
Michael Diekmann

Michael Diekmann
Chairman of the Board of Management, Allianz;
Chairman of the ESMT Foundation Board of Trustees

Opening remark 2008 - 2014

Elena Evgrafova
Elena Evgrafova
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review Russia

Panelist 2008
    
Jürgen Fitschen

Jürgen Fitschen
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank

Panelist 2014

Dr. Theo Freye

Dr. Theo Freye
Spokesman of the Executive Board, CLAAS

Panelist 2014

    
Francesca Gino
Francesca Gino
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Panelist 2011
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Global Head of Public Policy and Economic Research, Allianz
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC)

Laudatory speech ESMT Responsible Leadership Award 2014

    
Belén Izquierdo
Belén Izquierdo
Head of Corporate Responsibility, Telefónica SA

Panelist 2010
Jayant Kohale

Jayant Kohale
Area Vice President and Country Manager (Germany), Larsen and Toubro

Panelist 2014

    
Peter Löscher

Peter Löscher
President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG

Keynote 2010

Mario Monti

Mario Monti
Senator-for-life, Former Prime Minister of Italy

Launching the Dialogue 2008
Keynote 2009
Laudatory speech ESMT Responsible Leadership Award 2013

    
N.R. Narayana Murthy

N.R. Narayana Murthy
Founder and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Panelist 2009

René Obermann

René Obermann
Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG

Panelist 2010

    
David B. Peterson, PhD

David B. Peterson, PhD
Director, Coaching & Leadership, Google

Panelist 2014

Sheila M. Puffer
Sheila M. Puffer
Professor of International Business, Northeastern University

Panelist 2008
    
Frank Riemensperger

Frank Riemensperger
Geographic Senior Managing Director for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Accenture

Panelist 2014

Norbert Röttgen

Norbert Röttgen
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Panelist 2010

    
Wolfgang Schäuble

Wolfgang Schäuble
Federal Minister of Finance, Germany

Laudatory speech ESMT Responsible Leadership Award 2012

Peer Steinbrück

Peer Steinbrück
Federal Minister of Finance, Germany

Keynote Gala Dinner 2009

    
Dr. Johannes Teyssen

Dr. Johannes Teyssen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, E.ON

Panelist 2011, 2014

Dieter Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG

Panelist 2009