Rogério Studart - Executive Director, The World Bank and Affiliates, Washington, DC. Executive Director for Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname (informally) and Trinidad & Tobago (Elected as of November 1, 2010). In 1993 Mr. Studart became Associate Professor of Macroeconomics, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Studart has also been working as a Macroeconomist for Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile. In 2001 Mr. Studart was a lecturer for ECLAC Summer School teaching course: “Recent evolution of the financial systems and the financing of development”. In 2003 he became Financial Markets Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank. Mr. Studart is a member of the Committee on Development Effectiveness Sub Committee; Chairman of the G-24 from October 2009 up to the present; and continues to represent Brazil at the IDA-16 Replenishment meetings. Prior to that, Mr. Studart served as the Executive Director for the same countries. As Executive Director, he was a member of the Budget and the Personnel Committees; former Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Rules for the 2008 Regular Election of Bank and MIGA Executive Directors; second Vice-Chairman of the G-24 from March 2008 until October 2008; first Vice-Chairman of the G-24 from November 2008 up to October 2009; represented Brazil at the meetings leading to the IDA-15 Replenishment; participated in various meetings of the UN General Assembly on trade and financing for development; and represented Brazil at the G-20 Working Group IV Meetings. He was also Executive Director for Brazil and Suriname at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation; Chairman, Committee of Executive Directors, Inter-American Investment Corporation; Chairman, Budget and Financial Policies, Inter-American Development Bank; and Financial Markets Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank. Mr. Studart has also held positions with UNECLAC, UNCTAD, the Brazilian Institute of Statistics and Geography (IBGE) and Chase Manhattan Bank of Brazil. Mr. Studart is an economist by profession and holds a Ph.D. from the University of London, England. He has published books and several articles on macroeconomics, finance, and development finance and he has been awarded several times for his work.
Rob Anthony - Professor of Global Management with a dual career as a general management consultant and an educator. As a consultant, he has a broad practice in assisting global corporate clients in the areas of change management, strategy innovation, and leadership development. Rob holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an AB, magna cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is currently a PhD candidate at Bentley College and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Chris Kinsville Heyne - Professor of Leadership. Chris brings a wide variety of experiences to his academic life; as a British army officer, he led a Mobile News Team in the Former Yugoslavia in the last months of the civil war, providing images and reports seen by millions around the world, returning as the NATO Spokesman in Bosnia a short time later. As the Managing Director of C3i Strategic Solutions, he has taught several world leaders how to get their messages across to their audiences and how to create strategic messages for their country or organisation. He has been published in many professional journals for his insights on Crisis Communication & Crisis Management and is currently the EU-appointed Strategic Communications advisor to the National Transitional Council in Libya.
John Beck - Managing Director of Hult Labs, Professor at Hult International Business School, and President of the North Star Leadership Group, Inc. Previously, he served as the Dean of Globis University -- the first non-Japanese to lead a bilingual professional degree program in Japan – and as a Professor and Senior Advisor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He is currently also a Senior Research Fellow at University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, and formerly Director of International Research at Accenture and a Senior Advisor at Monitor Group and the International University of Japan.
*2 more guest speakers are to be confirmed in the coming weeks.