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18-19 May 2015 // Hotel TBC // London

2015 Speakers

Pertti Korhonen Pertti Korhonen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Outotec OYJ

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Outotec OYJ

M. Sc. (Electronics Engineering) b. 1961, Finnish citizen
Positions of trust

  • International Chamber of Commerce ICC Finland, Vice Chair 2013 -, and
    Member of the Board  2012 -
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Finnish Council, 2010 -
  • Finland Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board 2012 ‐
  • Finland's External Economic Relations, Steering Group Member 2012 -
  • The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board 2012 ‐
  • Foundation for Pediatric Research, Member of the Supervisory Board 2012 –
  • Association of Finnish Steel and Metal Producers, Member of the Board, 2010 -

Work experience

  • President and CEO, Outotec Oyj, 2010 -
  • Chief Operating Officer, Outotec Oyj, October 2009
  • CEO, Elektrobit Corporation Plc, 2006 - 2009
  • Member, Nokia Group Executive Board,  2002 - 2006
  • Chief Technology Officer, Nokia, Executive Vice President, Nokia Technology Platforms, 2004 - 2006 
  • Executive Vice President, Nokia Mobile Software, 2001 - 2003
  • Various management positions in Nokia Mobile Phones (Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Logistics and Sourcing; Vice President, Manufacturing Europe; Project Executive; Vice President, R&D), 1990 - 2001
  • Vice President, Product Development, Micronas Oy, 1990
  • Design Manager, Nokia-Mobira, 1988 - 1990
  • Design Engineer, Mobira, 1987 - 1988

Past positions of trust

  • Ahlström Oyj, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee, 2013 - 10/2014, Vice chairman of the Board of Directors 2011-2013
  • Rautaruukki Oyj, Member of the Board, 2010 - 2013
  • Finnish Defense Forces, member of the Advisory Board, 2007 – 2012
  • Veho Group Oy, Member of the Board, 2007 - 2011
  • Elisa Oyj, Member of the Board, 2008 - 2011
  • QPR Software Oyj, Member of the Board, 2001 - 2003
  • Rosettanet , Member of the EC Board, 2000 - 2001
  • Finnish Quality Award, Member of the Jury, 1997 - 1998

Duties and responsibilities of the CEO
The CEO is responsible for managing and controlling the company’s business and day-to-day operations with the aim of securing significant, sustained increase in the value of the company for its shareholders. The CEO prepares matters for decision by the Board of Directors, develops the group in line with the targets agreed upon with the Board of Directors and ensures proper implementation of the decisions of the Board of Directors. It is further the duty of the CEO to ensure that the company’s operations are in compliance with the laws and regulations applicable at the time. The CEO may have a deputy who will attend to the duties of the CEO in the event that the CEO is prevented from doing so him- or herself. The CEO shall make his/her most important decisions in the Executive Board meetings, and such decisions shall be recorded in the minutes of these meetings.

Jim Bergin Jim  Bergin
Chief Executive Officer
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited

Jim Bergin (B.Comm., M.Sc. Management Practice) (aged 51) is Chief Executive of Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited, a significant associate of the Group. He was appointed to this role in 2012 (having previously been CEO of Dairy Ingredients Ireland). He worked for Glanbia between 1984 and 2012 and has held a number of senior positions during that time.

Christian Jebsen Christian Jebsen
Chief Executive Officer
Kebony AS

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Kebony AS

Jebsen (1967) was appointed CEO of Kebony in 2008. Prior to joining Kebony, Jebsen was CEO of VMETRO ASA (2006 to 2008), COO of Opera Software ASA (2000-2006) and CEO of Stavdal ASA (1998-2000). Jebsen’s professional experience also includes seven years (1991-1998) of corporate finance, investment banking experience with Nomura International in London and Enskilda Securities in Stockholm and Oslo. Jebsen holds a B.Sc degree in Economics and BA from Copenhagen Business School.

Alexandra Palt Alexandra Palt
Chief Sustainability Officer
L'Oreal

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L'Oreal

A lawyer by training, Alexandra specialized on human rights and started her career in a law firm followed by Amnesty International in Germany.

In 2003, she joined “IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité”, a business driven membership organization working on CSR.
She works with businesses on diversity management, community involvement and urban regeneration.

She then joined HALDE (French Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Commission) in 2006 as Director, Promotion of Equality.

In 2008, she founded and directed “Fabric of Society”, a strategic consultancy aimed at working with large companies in the setting up of their CSR policies, specialized on change management and sustainability.

Alexandra Palt joined L'Oréal in February 2012 to lead CSR and Sustainability for the Group.

David Picton David Picton
Chief Sustainability Officer
Carillion Plc

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Carillion Plc

David Picton is Carillion’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), leading the development and delivery of its 2020 sustainability strategy.  Integrating business objectives with corporate social and environmental responsibility, Carillion’s sustainability programme seeks to deliver six positive outcomes – for its people, for the environment and for successful, sustainable business across the UK and in its overseas markets.  David joined Carillion at the end of 2011, initially leading its supply chain development programme to drive growth, cost reduction and operational delivery improvement before then taking over as CSO in 2013. 

Previously at Sky, he was the Director responsible for customer operations, its supply chain and Amstrad’s manufacturing production in China and Romania.  He was a Director with Motorola for four years before Sky, working with EMEA logistics companies and postal organisations to integrate mobile data technology solutions.  Prior to that, David served 20 years in the Royal Air Force, leading centralised and dispersed teams as a wing commander in operational, strategic and programme management roles across the UK, Europe, USA, Turkey, Pakistan and the Middle East.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Earth Sciences, a King’s College (London) MA in International Strategy and an MBA from the Open Business School.

Christine Diamente Christine Diamente
Head of Corporate Sustainability and Brand
Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent

Christine Diamente is Head of Sustainability, Corporate Messaging and Brand at Alcatel-Lucent.  In the Sustainability function, she leads the company’s overall sustainability strategy, targets and global reporting.   Since assuming this role in early 2011, Christine was tasked with recalibrating the company’s sustainability strategy as a business imperative. Today, for two years in a row, Alcatel-Lucent has been ranked No 1 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and is Supersector leader for its strategy and performance in the technology sector.  More on www.alcatel-lucent.com/sustainability.

Prior to this role, Christine served for two years as Director of Corporate Relations, where she built and led Alcatel-Lucent's Strategic Partner activities with the World Economic Forum (WEF).  Her tasks included being Sherpa to the CEO, management leaders and managing end-to-end customer and media relations for all activities including the Annual Meeting at Davos.

Before that, for almost ten years, Christine was Director European Affairs where she led Alcatel-Lucent's corporate representation with European institutions at the highest levels including playing a leadership role in relevant European associations and leading task forces with EU institutions. She was also a member of Alcatel-Lucent's integration team in Public Affairs, elected Board Member of European Internet Foundation including co-chair of the Programming Committee (2004-2008), elected Vice Chair of Digital Europe Policy Group (2004-2008), a member of the European Commission Task Force on Innovation, Sherpa to CEO and CTO in Brussels Round Table, and a Member of European Ideas Network.

Christine started her career in 1996 with Newbridge Networks in Canada.  She graduated with a Master's in the History of Technology and International Relations and a B.A. in History and International Politics from the University of Ottawa.  She also completed the Management Acceleration Programme at INSEAD Business School in France.  She speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently.

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Matthew Sexton Matthew Sexton
Corporate Social Responsibility Director
B&Q

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B&Q

Matt Sexton is B&Q’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, a position he moved into 5 years ago after 15 years spent in the world of retail buying with B&Q and other national retailers.

B&Q is committed to becoming a more sustainable business through its One Planet Home programme which focuses on both reducing its own environmental impact and helping its customers to live more sustainable lives at home.

Since the start of the One Planet Home programme, B&Q has substantially reduced its operational footprint with substantial cuts to carbon emissions, a strong increase in recycling rates and launched a series of changes to its logistics programme to deliver big cuts in its transport emissions. 

A key area of focus for One Planet Home is to bring customers products that help them cut their home’s environmental impact or simply do DIY in a greener, healthier way at prices that they can afford.  It has made substantial cuts to peat in its composts, solvents in its paints and has completed a twenty year quest to ensure that every one of its 12,000 timber and paper products are sourced from proven responsible sources.  In addition it has launched a series of innovative ‘eco products’ that either help customers cut their homes’ environmental impact or help them do every day DIY in a greener way.

Christoffer Quist Weesgaard Christoffer Quist Weesgaard
Corporate Responsibility Director
Coloplast A/S

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Coloplast A/S

As Corporate Responsibility Manager for Coloplast, Christoffer Quist is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Coloplast’s corporate responsibility efforts along develop messaging and platforms. Christoffer has na educational background in Business Administration and Philosophy, and has prior to Coloplast worked in the Danish banking sector and within dental care.

Jenny Dawson Jenny Dawson
Founder and CEO
Rubies in the Rubble

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Rubies in the Rubble

After graduating with an MA in Mathematics and Economics in 2008 Jenny worked at Odey Asset Management for 2 years, however, having always had a heart for sustainability and good food, she left in 2011 to launch a food brand called ‘Rubies in the Rubble’.

 ‘Rubies in the Rubble’ is dedicated to making delicious products with a focus on using fruit and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded due to supply and demand imbalances or failed aesthetic standards.

With 1/3 of all food produced being wasted whilst over 1 billion people go to bed hungry, Jenny founded Rubies in the Rubble with a belief that there is enough food to feed everyone.  However, to make this a reality, we all need to play our part - through caring for our resources better and empowering those without enough food.
‘Rubies in the Rubble’ was Jenny’s response.  

Through their products, she aims to champion the message of valuing our resources and in-turn putting less pressure on the global food market.  ‘Our products are literal solution to food waste but also to stand as symbolic vehicles of our message- to consume less, think more, and be proud of it.’

Rubies in the Rubble have a range of chutneys, selling to Fortnum & Masons, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Waitrose, and independent retailers and catering suppliers.  They are currently developing a new, every-day product ranges with the aim of having a wider reach to grow the brand.

Member of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper
Winner of Ben and Jerry’s Sustainable Business Award Join our Core Campaign 2012
Good Housekeeping Food Hero Award 2013
Veuve Clicquot New Generation Business Women Award 2014
Marie Claire “Women at the Top 2014’
Investec Food and Drink Award Entrepreneur, 2014

Jamie Quinn Jamie Quinn
Head of Sustainability and Assurance
Coefly – GDF Suez

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Coefly – GDF Suez

An experienced sustainability practitioner across multiple sectors including facilities management, infrastructure and construction. Key responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategy into operational reality. Specialisms include sustainable procurement, marketing and communications, environmental management systems, legal compliance, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, social value and community engagement and transport. Recognised by the industry as Top 50 Rising Stars of Sustainability for the industry in Building Magazine (2013) and Al Gore Climate Change Ambassador (2014)

Charlie Bradshaw Charlie Bradshaw
Managing Director
Matrix APA

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Arnaud Herrmann Arnaud Herrmann
Vice President Sustainable Development
Accor

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Speaker bio coming soon.

 

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