Kazuo Ichijo, Hitotsubashi University Business School
Kazuo (Kaz) Ichijo is Dean and Professor at School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School, Tokyo, Japan. He is also Visiting Professor at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. He received Ph.D in Business Administration at University of Michigan. His research interests are focused on organizational knowledge creation theory, and his research in this field has been globally recognized. Professor Ichijo is quite active in providing consulting and leadership training to a number of global companies for organizational renewal. He has been involved as a consultant and an outside board member in many corporate transformation activities.
Roland Siegers, CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Roland Siegers is the Executive Director of CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education. The CEMS Alliance unites in 33 business schools and 60+ multinational companies in over 30 countries. Its main offices are located in Jouy-en-Josas, in the vicinity of Paris. Roland holds a degree of Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, within the focus areas of International Relations and European Integration. Having devoted his entire professional life in business education, his focus has been on graduate programme development and quality assurance before shifting to global partnership development. Having successfully extended the CEMS network from 17 members in Europe to 33 member on five continents by 2019, Roland is now focusing on the global integration of services and sharing of best practices in areas such as school governance, corporate relations, alumni management, PR and thought leadership. Roland Siegers is a regular contributor to publications specialized in business education such as the Financial Times, The South China Morning Post, Le Monde, América Economia, Die Welt, Forbes, The Independent and China Economic Review.