Conference 2015/16

 

  • The first EBEN Ireland event of 2015/16 was  LEADERSHIP & DECISION-MAKING and ENTREPRENEURSHIP & VALUES on Friday 12th JUNE 2015 held at the Lismullin Conference Centre near Navan in Co Meath (30 minutes from Dublin City centre) in association with the Lismullin Leadership Forum.
  • This was the first of a series on IMPROVING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS, A  SIX-MODULE COURSE SPREAD OVER TWO YEARS , three each in  2015 and 2016:
  • 2015:

    Module 1 — Friday 12th June: Ethical leadership (Enrique Aznar)

    Module 2 — Friday 25th September: Social entrepreneurship for leaders (Antonino Vaccaro)

    Module 3 — Friday 20th November: Developing leaders at all levels in an organisation (Dermot Duff)

    2016:

    Module 4 — Friday 4th March: Dealing with difficult people and transforming them (Enrique Aznar)

    Module 5 — Friday 27th May: Creating a better working environment and work-family balance (Matt Kavanagh)

    Module 6 — Friday 23rd September: A leader’s framework for decision-making (Antonino Vaccaro)

  • Enrique Aznar led a discussion on LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING  by way of a case study focusing on a company selling sophisticated electronic measuring equipment which entered the defence industry. It adopted a policy of treating military personnel generously with expenses. Later, when the Defence Department was about to cut its budget, a senior officer offered a significant project, but only in return for a hefty “commission” How should the company deal with this?

  • Enrique Aznar is Group Chief Compliance Officer with VimpelCom, the world’s 6th largest mobile network operator by subscribers (214 million) with over 60,000 employees and annual revenues of $23bn. It is listed as an ADS on the New York Stock Exchange.

    Before joining VimpelCom, Enrique was Chief Integrity Officer with Millicom International Cellular, a telecommunications group operating in Latin America and Africa. Earlier, he was Nokia Siemens Networks’ Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, based in Finland. From 2005 to 2009 he was Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Tyco International. Earlier, he worked with Dell Inc, Freshfields, PwC and Arthur Andersen. A qualified lawyer in Spain, England and Wales, he earned an MA in International & Comparative Business Law in London in 1993, and completed a Business Management Programme at IESE Business School in 2002.

  • Brian Keegan discussed ENTREPRENEURSHIP & VALUES. Brian founded 360 Group (http://360-group.com) in London in 1998 which grew to become an international outsourcing consultancy, providing payroll, employment, immigration and compliance services to global companies engaging contract workers worldwide, with offices in London, Dublin and Bangalore. Earlier he worked in London for GAN, a French insurance company, spent a year in New York, and also a short stint in the family business in Ireland. He is the founding President of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Ireland, a voluntary organisation run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with over 10,000 members globally.

    Educated in Newbridge, County Kildare, he completed the Entrepreneurial Masters Programme (EMP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is married to Kerry, who is also involved in 360 Group, and they have four children. In his spare time, he tries to keep up with his children on horseback.

  • This one day event was also the 28th in a series with which we have been involved since its inception in 2006, often featuring professors from leading international business schools. These highly interactive one day events have been of a consistently high ‘MBA’ standard featuring ample opportunity for discussion not only during main and breakout sessions but also at lunch and dinner, organised by their catering school!
  • The setting is superb with 5 star accommodation for those travelling some distance and their own grounds permitting both peaceful reflection and hearty discussions with business people from many positions and sectors.
  • No need to travel overseas for events of this quality! Booking at +3531 676 0731.
  • PS Anyone who can resist the homemade shortbread biscuits deserves to be applauded by Oscar Wilde who appropriately remarked for an integrity related event: “I can resist everything – except temptation”. Participants are requested NOT to use a weighing scales before or after the event!!  Lismullin also features a Catering School so the quality of everything culinary matches that of the business discussion and debate!
  • Enrique Aznar will lead a discussion on LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING  by way of a case study focusing on a company selling sophisticated electronic measuring equipment which enters the defence industry. It adopts a policy of treating military personnel generously with expenses. Later, when the Defence Department is about to cut its budget, a senior officer offers a significant project, but only in return for a hefty “commission” How should the company deal with this?

  • Enrique Aznar is Group Chief Compliance Officer with VimpelCom, the world’s 6th largest mobile network operator by subscribers (214 million) with over 60,000 employees and annual revenues of $23bn. It is listed as an ADS on the New York Stock Exchange.

    Before joining VimpelCom, Enrique was Chief Integrity Officer with Millicom International Cellular, a telecommunications group operating in Latin America and Africa. Earlier, he was Nokia Siemens Networks’ Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, based in Finland. From 2005 to 2009 he was Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Tyco International. Earlier, he worked with Dell Inc, Freshfields, PwC and Arthur Andersen. A qualified lawyer in Spain, England and Wales, he earned an MA in International & Comparative Business Law in London in 1993, and completed a Business Management Programme at IESE Business School in 2002.

  • Brian Keegan will discuss ENTREPRENEURSHIP & VALUES. Brian founded 360 Group (http://360-group.com) in London in 1998 which has grown to become an international outsourcing consultancy, providing payroll, employment, immigration and compliance services to global companies engaging contract workers worldwide, with offices in London, Dublin and Bangalore. Earlier he worked in London for GAN, a French insurance company, spent a year in New York, and also a short stint in the family business in Ireland. He is the founding President of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Ireland, a voluntary organisation run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with over 10,000 members globally.

    Educated in Newbridge, County Kildare, he completed the Entrepreneurial Masters Programme (EMP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is married to Kerry, who is also involved in 360 Group, and they have four children. In his spare time, he tries to keep up with his children on horseback.

  • This one day event is also the 28th in a series with which we have been involved since its inception in 2006, often featuring professors from leading international business schools. These highly interactive one day events have been of a consistently high ‘MBA’ standard featuring ample opportunity for discussion not only during main and breakout sessions but also at lunch and dinner, organised by their catering school!
  • The setting is superb with 5 star accommodation for those travelling some distance and their own grounds permitting both peaceful reflection and hearty discussions with business people from many positions and sectors.
  • No need to travel overseas for events of this quality! Booking at +3531 676 0731.
  • PS Anyone who can resist the homemade shortbread biscuits deserves to be applauded by Oscar Wilde who appropriately remarked for an integrity related event: “I can resist everything – except temptation”. Participants are requested NOT to use a weighing scales before or after the event!!  Lismullin also features a Catering School so the quality of everything culinary matches that of the business discussion and debate!
  • Map: http://www.lismullin.ie/contact-us/lismullin-conference-centre  (Driving? M3 Exit 7 for Skryne / Johnstown; left at roundabout then left a few hundred metres later)

    9.30am to 7.00pm – Lunch and dinner included – Tea/coffee on arrival

    Who should attend: Managerial decision-makers (of all business types and sizes)

    Fee: €150 / £110

    How to book and pay: Phone: (01) 676 0731 Email: info@lismullin.ie

    Online: http://www.lismullin.ie

     

  • Prior to that series the most recent EBEN Ireland event was on LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING and ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN ADVERTISING on Friday 17th April 2015 featuring Carlos Arbesú and Ed McDonald.
  • Carlos Arbesú  divides his time between Madrid, Santiago de Chile and Lima. He is best known as a family business specialist and has established Family Business Associations in Spain, Chile and Peru. Carlos led a Harvard Business School case study whereby a CEO grapples with leading and managing changes in strategy, governance, board composition and ownership issues as he takes a family business into the next generation.
  • Ed McDonald in addition to a variety of roles in industry has been Chief Executive of both the Association of Advertisers in Ireland and the Marketing Institute of Ireland, as well as a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority. Ed led a discussion on Ethical Challenges Related to the Advertising Message and challenged whether Business Leaders should provide greater guidance?

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