Board of Advisors
The world’s leading champion of Project Management and Strategy Implementation. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose featured by Harvard Business Review, or the Project Manifesto; which argues that Projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.
Antonio’s research and global impact in modern management have been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice”.
Author of the best-selling book “The Focused Organization” and a much in-demand speaker at events worldwide, Antonio has presented at more than 160 conferences over the past 15 years, regularly evaluated as the best speaker. European Business Summit, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference with EU President Donald Tusk; are some of the events he has delivered inspirational speeches.
A pioneer and leading authority in teaching strategy execution and project management to senior executives at top Business Schools; currently visiting professor at Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay, Vlerick, Ecole des Ponts and Skolkovo.
Antonio is Director of the Program Management Oﬃce at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and past Chairman of the Project Management Institute.
Previously he worked as Head of Project Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis. Prior he was Head of Post Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, leading the largest takeover in ﬁnancial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project and change management.
Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio is an Economists; has an MBA from London Business School; and Insead’s International Director Program. He is ﬂuent in ﬁve languages.
Robin Speculand is driven to transform strategy implementation by inspiring leaders to change their attitude and approach. His work begins when leaders are crafting their organizations’ strategy and starting to deﬁne how to implement it.
Robin is a global pioneer and expert in strategy implementation. He is the founder and CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int and creator of the Implementation Hub—the ﬁrst portal in the world dedicated to strategy implementation and featuring over 500 resources. Since assisting its ﬁrst client, Singapore Airlines, Bridges has worked with governments, multinational corporations and local organizations across ﬁve continents to execute their strategies. Guiding Bridge’s clients’ implementation journeys involves transferring knowledge, tools and templates developed over two decades. Tools Robin has innovated include the Implementation Compass™, a proprietary framework for successful implementation, IMPACT, a toolkit with a structured approach for implementing actions in 90 days and Readiness2Execute, an audit of your organization’s execution capabilities.
A proliﬁc writer and thinker on implementing strategy, Robin is an international bestselling author. His books include Bricks to Bridges–Make Your Strategy Come Alive, which set the benchmark for new thinking in his ﬁeld, Beyond Strategy–The Leader’s Role in Successful Implementation, John Wiley & Sons, Building Your Execution Plan–182 Strategy Implementation Questions and his latest, Excellence in Execution–HOW to Implement Strategy, Morgan James, that provides a new approach to adopting the right mindset, toolset and skillset.
His pioneering work has been featured on various media: BBC U.K. & Global, CNBC, Financial Times, Sunday Telegraph and Singapore Straits Times and in strategy journals and international print.
A sought-after keynote speaker at strategy and international business forums, Robin is also an award-winning case writer, an educator for Duke CE, the co-founder of the Strategy Implementation Institute, and an adjunct faculty member at the Oﬃce of Executive and Professional Education in Singapore Management University. Outside of work, he’s a die-hard ironman athlete.
Robin Speculand is a global pioneer and expert in strategy implementation.
Rita Gunther McGrath
Rita Gunther McGrath
Rita Gunther McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review. She is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world and was ranked #1 for strategy by Thinkers50. Her best-selling books include The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019).
The former CEO of ING DIRECT Australia and CEO Challenger and Growth Countries – Asia, ING Group. Vaughn joined ING in London in 1991 and was Deputy General Manager UK and Ireland, establishing the ING Dublin branch.
Vaughn was then assigned to start banking operations in Australia in 1995, which ultimately became ING DIRECT. He held this role until January 2006, helping to establish the brand and building a proﬁtable business. Vaughn was then appointed CEO and MD of ING Vysya Bank in India where he spent over three years on the successful turnaround of a loss making bank. He then worked as CEO – Banking Asia, covering Retail Banking and Commercial activities in the region for three years, before returning to Australia in 2012. Vaughn retired from his roles as CEO of ING Retail Banking Asia and CEO ING Direct Australia in June 2016, though remains as an advisor to ING Group on Asia and HR matters.
Vaughn is currently a Board Member of TMB Bank Public Company Limited in Thailand (since 2008), and recently joined the Board of Ratesetter Australia. Vaughn was previously a Board member of ING Vysya Bank in India from 2009 until its merger with Kotak Mahindra Bank in 2015, and Board Member of Kookmin Group in Korea from 2010 to 2012. Vaughn writes and speaks extensively on Leadership, Corporate Culture, Customer Centricity and Digital banking.
M. Francisco de Miguel
M. Francisco de Miguel
Francisco de Miguel (born 1944) is a Spanish national who joined the multinational Van Leer Group in 1968 and has held several managerial positions. In 1998 was appointed Strategic Business Manager for Van Leer’s operations in Latin America. He joined the Executive Board of Van Leer in 1995. During the period in which Mr. de Miguel was member of the Executive Board of Van Leer, the company launched an IPO.
In 1999 he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Royal Packaging Industries Van Leer N.V.
In 2000, with the merger Huhtamaki-Van Leer, Mr. de Miguel was appointed Vice Chairman and Division President Industrial Packaging of Huhtamaki-Van Leer. With the divestment to Greif of the Industrial Packaging Division of Huhtamaki-Van Leer, Mr. de Miguel was appointed Industrial Packaging President.
Mr. de Miguel has been member of the Supervisory Board of Mauser Werke.
Mr. de Miguel has a degree in Marketing, an AMP from INSEAD and ISMP from Harvard, among other academic recognitions.
Mr. De Miguel can speak four languages.
Throuhout his profesional career M. Francisco de Miguel held the following positions: President and CEO of Royal Packaging Van Leer BV ( The Netherlands); Vice President of Huktamaki-Van Leer (Finland); President Industrial Conbtainers of Greif (USA); Presidente of SEFA (European Association Steel Drums); President of ICDM (Indertational Conferetarion Drum Manufacturers); President and Partner in : Aqustil Hispania, S.L; Intercap Tarraco, S.L; Serviprom Tarraco, S.L; Piru Investment, S.L; Aguas de Sierra de Gata, S.A.; and Member of the Board of Mauser-Reyde Iberica,S.L.
Dr. Tony O’Driscoll
Dr. Tony O’Driscoll
Global Head of Duke CE Labs and Lecture Fellow at the Fuqua School of Business
Tony O’Driscoll is Global Head of DukeCE Labs and Lecture Fellow at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This dual-role affords Tony the opportunity to operate at the intersection of cutting-edge academic research in business and the design of groundbreaking leadership development interventions.
During his 18-year corporate career, Tony held several strategic leadership positions. He was a founding member of IBM Global Service’s Strategy and Change consulting practice where he consulted at the highest level with business executives on creating sustainable competitive advantage in increasingly complex environments. He also served as a member IBM’s Almaden Services Research group where he investigated the changing roles of leadership, innovation, and collaboration as enterprises become more global, virtual, open and digitally mediated. At both IBM and Nortel Networks, Tony had responsibility for crafting and implementing enterprise-level human performance and learning strategies.
Tony has authored and co-authored articles for business periodicals such as Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, Strategy and Business, CLO Magazine and Dialogue. He also writes a regular column for Training Magazine entitled “Learning Matters.” Tony has also published two books on Organization Performance and Learning: Achieving Desired Business Performance, and Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration.
Tony’s current research and practice examine how rapidly emerging technologies are disrupting existing industry structures and business models. He specifically focuses on how to develop leadership systems that enable organizations to adapt and evolve in increasingly unpredictable and turbulent business environments.
Mark Langley is a leading authority on strategy, global development, advocacy, professional certification programs, and association leadership. Mark was President & CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI) through 2018 and is currently an independent consultant advising associations, private sector firms, and individuals on critical and emerging business issues.
At PMI, Mark led periods of exponential growth and transformation. Under his leadership, the organization grew to serve more than three million people globally. In that same period, revenue grew 10-fold and investment reserves grew to $500 million. Mark also created PMI’s flagship Brightline Initiative to help executives close the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery.
Mark has served as COO, CFO and in other executive positions at various diverse firms. He currently resides with his family in Philadelphia, PA USA.
Learning Strategist | Syzygy Solutions Pte Ltd
ORGANISATIONAL & PEOPLE TRANSFORMATION
Lori is a global learning strategist whose custom-designed solutions have a strategic impact, enhancing people and organizational performance. Clients include Standard Chartered, DBS, Castrol, Nando’s, Dell and HP.
She evolved the Syzygy® Methodology as she worked and learned with leading organizations to design, develop, deploy and assess their learning strategy, journeys and content. Syzygy® is based on developmental psychology, behaviour & organizational change, systems thinking and human centred design. Awards have been won for innovation in learning for solutions designed with Team with whom she has collaborated.
She leverages the latest technology as an enabler of learning and ongoing performance improvement. Lori supports organizations to digitize while still humanizing the learning experiences.
She provides the framework, tools and knowledge transfer for organizations to put in place enablers aligning people, purpose & performance. The focus is empowering the leadership, learners and content specialists to be self-sufficient in creating scalable and sustainable performance solutions.
Patricia Enslow was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse and the Chief Marketing Officer in the Asia Pacific Division, based in Singapore. Patricia joined Credit Suisse from UBS in October 2016, where she was Head of Marketing for Wealth Management, Asia Pacific.
Since joining UBS in 2005 Patricia had overseen various functions including Human Resources, Education & Development, Marketing, Marketing Technology, Sales Development, Strategic Analysis & Business Development, Segment and Sales Management.
Prior to joining UBS Patricia was with Citigroup Private Bank. In the span of 15 years she held key regional leadership positions in Operations & Technology, Business Reengineering, Professional Development, Marketing & Communications and Strategic Marketing in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Her earlier experiences were with Price Waterhouse Singapore, Schlumberger and Royal Trust Merchant Bank.
Patricia received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Commercial Law from the
University of Melbourne, Australia.
“Leaders have been taught how to plan but not how to implement.
This has created a strategy implementation skills gap.”
– Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez & Robin Speculand