Distinguished Speakers and contributors

Louise Dias

HR National Superintendent, Caixa Econômica Federal, Brazil

Louise Dias graduated in Psychology and Law, postgraduate in financial and economic Engineering. She was national manager of CAIXA Health. Nowadays she is HR National Superintendent, responsible for professional career, employee selection, trainees and Universidade Caixa.

Louise is certified in financial health (Financial Education), one of basis of Universidade Caixa actuation as a true soft power.

Benoît Gandillot

Coordinator of the GlobalCCU Awards Assessment

During 24 years, Benoit Gandillot has held several Operational and Finance Managerial positions in France and abroad for different companies and Groups.

He created analytical tools to support Analysis and Decision Making in heterogeneous environments (local legacy IT systems, non-harmonised referential and codification, etc).

He wrote papers and conferences, created games and courses about economy and politics, finance, controlling, accounting, communication, LEAN, company cultures, development of managers, etc.

From 2007 until 2020 he led Nexans University. He supported the management’s ambition to move to a new culture (gap analysis of actual culture vs. targeted culture + change management in a multicultural context), introduced LEAN, created an ambitious managers’ development programme, including individual behaviours, clear definition of managers’ roles, clear definition/analysis of the cultural context.

In 2013, he received an Innovation award from GlobalCCU for his research and tools on knowledge transmission.

Frank Kelley

Vice President at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), USA

Mr. Frank Kelley currently serves as the Vice President at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) focusing on aligning DAU’s strategic goals to both the Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. Mr. Kelley continues to help build the reputation of DAU as the DOD’s primary learning institution, and oversees the development and delivery of acquisition curriculum across the acquisition workforce.

Prior to joining DAU, Mr. Kelley served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Unmanned Systems from October 2015 – June 2018. In this capacity, he was the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition on matters relating to unmanned systems across all domains—land, sea, and air.

Mr. Kelley had a 32-year career with the United States Marine Corps. Some of his most notable accomplishments were graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and being a recipient of the Naval ROTC Donald R. Bertling Award. His career flourished as he graduated from Officer Candidate School, went on to flight training, and Mr. Kelley’s dedication to his service and country are what got him to being promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

A morning for Mr. Kelley doesn’t start off right without a workout and espresso.

Michelle Leynaud

Business Development and Communications Manager GlobalCCU

Since 2007, Michelle Leynaud has conscientiously contributed towards the development of GlobalCCU, with her dynamic communication skills and a passion to see the essential ambitions of GlobalCCU realised.

She has been actively involved in the success of GlobalCCU’s live Forum events, GlobalCCU Awards, Platform and webinars. She is also very skilled in introducing the GlobalCCU CU Certification and branding Certification to Corporate University executives.

Previously, she worked for 15 years with a dynamic Internal and External Communications team at energy company, npower, in the UK as Internal Communications Manager.

Armando Lourenzo

Director of the Corporate University of EY
President of EY Institute, Brazil

Armando Lourenzo holds a PhD and Master's degree in administration from FEA/USP. Post Graduated in Philosophy from PUC. Guest professor at FIA, USP (PECEGE) and Casa do Saber. Columnist of Você S/A Magazine (digital version) and Portal Administradores.com. Speaker. Writer of books and articles within the business area. Technical Director of the Corporate Education Association.

Augusto Machado

Project Coordinator at Caixa Econômica Federal, Brazil

Augusto Machado holds a Master's degree in Letters from the University of Brasília (2010) and is currently Project Coordinator at Caixa Econômica Federal. He has experience with several areas of administration, mainly in the area of ​​people management, processes, projects, competence, performance management, corporate education. Has experience in ​​Literature, with emphasis on Literary Theory.

He has been a professor / tutor at the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) since 2013. His research is focused on the area of ​​virtual reality in the public sector, corporate education, skills, management and leadership, reading and receiving literary texts and the analysis of contemporary texts, mainly Visual Poetry. Has experience with distance education, such as SCRUM, Agile Model, learning design, pragmatics, semantics, internet language and linguistic preconception.

Rafat Malik

Chief Executive Officer at Centre for Governance (Public Investment Fund), former Vice President at STC and Dean of STC Academy, Saudi Arabia

Rafat Malik is Chief Executive Officer at Centre for Governance (Public Investment Fund). He was previously the Dean of STC Academy (STC Vice President) at Saudi Telecom (Saudi Arabia) where his role was to Build and Lead a Digital Academy for STC and the broader Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was earlier Vice President Corporate Partnerships at Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance in London, UK, a world-leading custom executive education provider.

Rafat is Member of the Board of Governors at University of Brighton (UK), and of the GlobalCCU Advisory Board (France). He was employed at Duke Corporate Education as a Vice-President Director, Business Development EMEA, and spent five years at Imperial College London in three senior roles. He has worked in UK government at the Ministry of Defence, military and high technology commercial environments from the outset of his career Including Smiths Aerospace and GE.

He is, by training a military aviator (Royal Air Force) and chartered aeronautical engineer. Rafat Malik was educated at the University of Warwick, Royal Holloway College and Kings College London. Including courses at Sandhurst Military Academy and RAF Cranwell.

Avelar Matias

Director of Culture and People at Banco do Brasil - UniBB, Brazil

Avelar Matias has a degree in Accounting Sciences, an MBA in Marketing and Communication and a Specialization in Public Management.

He has been a Banco do Brasil employee since 1988 and has held the positions of General Manager of the Strategic Project for Sponsored Entities, Executive Secretary, Executive Manager of the Marketing and Communications Department, Superintendent of Retail and Government in Maranhão and Regional Superintendent of Government in Bahia.

He is currently a member of the Fiscal Council of BB-BI, an alternate member of the Advisory Board of Previ, a member of the People and Compensation Committee of Cielo S/A*, a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of Banco Votorantim.

Juliano Marcilio

HR Director at Banco Bradesco, Brazil

Juliano Ribeiro Marcílio, Seasoned, senior executive, with broad international experience. Large experience in General Management enhanced by a deep understanding of the Human Resources and Strategic Planning functions. Currently responsible for Human Resources at Banco Bradesco, after 3 years acting as a Director at Bradesco Seguros.

Before Bradesco acquired the brazilian operations of HSBC, acted as it’s HR Head, supporting the construction of the executive team in charge of the Turn-Around of HSBC's operations in the country. Led Experian Marketing Services in Latin America, consolidating and structuring the operations of an established start-up leading to 3x organic revenue growth in 3 years and additional revenue coming from strategic acquisitions to expand portfolio and geographic coverage.

Prior to leading Experian Mkt Services, 15+ years of Human Resources and Strategic Planning experience in diverse companies and cultures helped forge strong leadership skills, strategic thinking and execution capabilities in key aspects of a company (Sales & Relationship Management, Product Management, Marketing and CRM segmentation strategy, Business Development, Operations, Finance, Planning & Control, Risk Management and Human Resources), with a proven track record of superior results.

Entrepreneur, founded e-commerce mariaconsumista.com.br in 2011, and Sapiens Next, an on-line education company, in 2013.

Julia Menninga

International L&D Director with experience in the Creative and Automotive industries, United Kingdom

13 years in L&D and Leadership Development in complex matrix organisations plus 10 years as Communications Consultant in Corporate Communications

Focus on Learning Technologies, Leadership Development, Employer Branding and Culture

Board and Jury member Global Council of Corporate Universities

Learning and Performance Institute Global Gold Awards for Social and Collaborative Learning 2017

Frequent participant and speaker at conferences, HR Roundtables and events

University lecturer for Leadership Development

Saynur Önen

Senior Consultant 

Saynur Önen is a senior consultant who has more than 20 years of experience in human resources management. Throughout her career, she had chance to work in a range of various roles and gained a proven track record in delivering results with exceptional proficiency in transformation of organisation and culture.

She had extensive experience in establishing, transforming and developing corporate universities of significant companies including Yapı Kredi Banking Academy, Turk Telekom Academy and Turkcell Academy. In her last position at Yıldız Holding, as Human Resources Management Group Director, she restructured and directed HR policy and functions in cooperation with HR teams of 20 companies of the Group. Her practices were rewarded by more than 20 global prestigious awards including GlobalCCU.

She has been an Advisory Board Member of Global CCU, she was a founding member and Chairman of Turkish Training and Development Association Board (TEGEP) between 2013-2016. Saynur Önen graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Psychological Counseling, had HR Master’s degree on Talent Management. During her career, she received Psychodrama Group Therapist Degree, Positive Psychotherapy Licence from Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy and attended various Leadership Programs at MIT Sloan Executive Education, Insead and IMD Business Schools. Currently, she continues as a consultant in her expertise and works with GlobalCCU for certification and consultancy projects. She is an active executive coach.

Glaucimar Peticov

Executive Director at Banco Bradesco, Brazil

Graduated in Psychology from Universidade São Marcos, with post-graduation degree in Human Resources Administration, from FAAP, and in Marketing, from FGV, and several Executive Programs in Brazil and abroad, in Michigan, Columbia, Harvard and CCL, in the USA.

She started her career in 1984, at Banco Econômico S.A., with experience in the various HR environments. At Bradesco since 2003, she is, currently, Executive Officer, responding for the Universidade Corporativa Bradesco – UniBrad and for the Human Resources, Marketing, Ombudsman and Corporate PMO Departments.

Member of the Managing Body of Fundação Bradesco, Member of the Banking Self-Regulation Council of FEBRABAN - Federação Brasileira de Bancos and Member of the Advisory Council of Global Council of Corporate Universities (GlobalCCU), Member of the ESG Council of FLEURY S.A., among other functions.

Bertrand Rajon

Head of Management & Executive Leadership Education at Nestlé, Switzerland

Bertrand Rajon started his career at Nestlé 32 years ago in Greece, his career took him to Hungary for the following 4 years, in charge of Marketing. His next stage was in Slovakia as country manager at the turn of the millennium, at the time of the main political changes after the fall of the wall.

From 2004 to 2008 he was responsible for the Food Division of Nestlé Switzerland in charge of flagship products such as Nescafé, Nesquik, Thomy and Maggi. Today he is responsible for the Corporate Leadership Education for the entire group within Nestlé International Training Center located close to the Head Quarters.

During his tenures he touched a broad field of activities ranging from business management to executive education and accumulated a significant experience as to become the refence person within his company when it comes to business acceleration, inner disruption and executive leadership development.

Annick Renaud-Coulon

Worldwide Expert on Corporate Universities Founder and Chairman of GlobalCCU, the Global Council of Corporate Universities President of SAS Univencis

Annick Renaud-Coulon has renowned Worldwide expertise and more than twenty-years’ experience in the Corporate University industry.

She led the first survey on Corporate Universities worldwide in 2000 - 2001, (800 pages, three volumes), entitled: "Corporate Universities, Corporate institutes, international comparison and evaluation», visited many Corporate Universities in the world and published several books on the topic. She privately counselled organisations ascribed with the design and construction of their corporate university or with to re-dynamization of their Learning and Development structure.

She managed a Corporate University Community of practices for 11 years, the European Club of Corporate Universities, (ECCU).

She developed recognised strategic and methodological supports for Corporate Universities and designed all the GlobalCCU services, among them the GlobalCCU Awards, the GlobalCCU CU Certification and Guidance and Action Resource, the GlobalCCU Forum, and the GlobalCCU Platform. In 2014, she founded Univencis in France, the company that now operates the GlobalCCU activities and services since 2017.

Filippo Romanini

Learning and Development Director
Barilla, Italy

Filippo Romanini is passionate about learning and organizational dynamics and cultural change, and this current position offers him the possibility to put passion at work. Before joining the Barilla Lab, still within the same Company, Filippo covered several positions: first Packaging Innovation, then member of the Innovation Team, a multifunctional project run with the support of Gary Hamel’s consultancy firm, and finally Innovation Practices Development manager, in charge of boosting the innovation capability of the company through direct support to business projects.

During this career path across the organization, Filippo had the chance to learn all languages in the Company, an ability that makes him a relevant partner also in his new function, dedicated to Learning and Development, Knowledge Management, Cultural Identity and Evolution at global level. Before joining Barilla, Filippo worked at TetraPak, where he developed his skills and knowledge in Technical Packaging and Consumer and Market Understanding.

When quitting TetraPak, Filippo was head of the Packaging Development Unit, a global function in charge of all product performance analysis and development. Filippo graduated first in Nuclear Engineering (La Sapienza University, Rome), and then, in Social Sciences (Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna). He’s a marathin runner and loves reading both fiction and essays, always keeping a glance at possible implications for life, both private and professional.

Andrey Shobanov

Deputy Director of the Corporate University of Russian Railways, Russia

Andrey Shobanov has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and business education. Has degree in Railway Economy and Engineering and PhD in Economics of Russian Transport University, EMBA of Hult International Business School.

Underwent additional development programmes of European and Russian associations and academies.

Joined the Corporate University of Russian Railways in 2012.

Is in charge of development and delivery of learning programmes, learning electronic portal, education and methodology issues, research activities in corporate business education.

Yulia Uzhakina

Director General at Rosatom Academy, Russia

Yulia Uzhakina has over 20 years’ experience in personnel training and development. Through her past career, she has served as CEO at Trainings.ru portal and as Managing Partner at Amplua HR company and Malakut HR Research and Solutions. In 2013, she joined Rosatom State Corporation as Deputy Director of HR Department - Head of Personnel Evaluation and Training. In April 2015, she was promoted to Director General at Rosatom Academy.

Yulia’s professional expertise covers the following areas: creating corporate training frameworks, design and assessment of personnel training and development systems, development of leadership potential unlocking programmes and management training programmes.

1994 - Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Geophysical Prospecting and Exploration Methods
2010 - Graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
(Executive MBA)


Jemy Vestius Confido

Senior General Manager PT Telkom Corporate University, Indonesia

Jemy V. Confido is the Senior General Manager (SGM) of Telkom Corporate University, leading the corporate university of Telkom Group which includes preparing the organization transformation to become Indonesia Telecommunication and Digital Research Institute (ITDRI) which functions as Digital Hub with three pillars: talent development (learning), innovation and research that serves both Telkom Group and the 12 State Owned Enterprise clusters. Before being named SGM in September 2020, Jemy was Transformation Program Leader where led and coordinated digital transformation within Telkom Group which covers product portfolio, business and operating model, organization and people development and also prepared IT B2B service capability across Telkom Group.

Jemy has obsession that ITDRI will ensure Indonesia readiness towards unavoidable technology and global competition through innovation culture, mastering science, and technology (research and innovation) and global digital talents that embraces job creation, value added economy, and economic transformation.

Steven Augustino Yudiyantho

Senior VP - Human Capital Strategy & Talent Management Alt Group Head, Mandiri University, Indonesia

Steven Augustino Yudiyantho has undoubtly passionate leader expert on HR especially on HR Strategy & Roadmap, Organization Development, leadership & talent development, performance management, employer branding, corporate culture and change management. With quite unique background as a lecture, consultant and practitioner, he could bring a whole perspective from theory into practice.

His ability to manage the stakeholder from the Board Room to the first level employee even to the Labour union create a story of its own. His experience on becoming an expert panellist in a numerous well known Asia Pacific HR Conferences brings international perspective on his portfolio.

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