KDVI was founded by Manfred Kets de Vries, Elisabet Engellau and Oriane Kets de Vries to meet the needs of contemporary executives and organisations as they face the challenges of leadership. The KDVI Associates & Affiliates have global experience in a variety of business contexts. Many have worked as COOs or CEOs in a wide range of national and global organisations before retraining as coaches. Others are faculty in leading business schools, where they conduct research directly related to organisational development challenges. All are trained to a high level in clinical organisational psychology and/or leadership consulting. KDVI has a permanent research and administrative team that provides high-touch and on-going support before, during and after our interventions. The aim is to provide a seamless client experience by remaining in-tune to our client’s changing needs and requirements, and to build long-term relationships in order to help make systemic change a reality.
For Manfred, coaching is about discovering what makes you tick and using the power of authenticity in order to achieve goals. Manfred is business oriented and pragmatic. At the same time, he encourages his clients to take a step back, see the whole picture and focus on what is really important beyond business.
Manfred began his business career with Lufthansa German Airlines. His first foreign project entailed the build up and management of AMECO’s HR and administration division, a large joint venture in Beijing, P.R.C. He was then based in Brussels as VP HR of Global One, a global telecommunications company before returning to Germany to join Accenture as HR Director for Austria, Switzerland and Germany. After being invited into the Accenture Partnership, Manfred took over a general management role and became CEO of the company running Accenture’s infrastructural organization in German-speaking Europe. He then became a member of the Board of Accenture’s German holding company and of the firm’s Global Leadership Council.
Manfred has been working internationally as a professional coach and team facilitator since 2002. He founded several leadership organizations and has been working over the last couple of years with a number of well-known, international leadership institutions (e.g. CCL, INSEAD). Manfred is a certified lawyer with a specialization in labour law and holds a “Certificat d’etudes en Developpement” from the University of Geneva in addition to an Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting from HEC and INSEAD. He is a Board Certified Coach (CCE – USA) and a member of the International Coachfederation.
Manfred coaches in English and German and is also fluent in French and Spanish. He lives with his wife near Frankfurt, Germany and on Mallorca, Spain.
Christopher focuses his coaching practice mainly on two areas. The first is career life cycles of executives (e.g. transitioning into new roles, renewal after reaching a career plateau, managing one’s own succession etc…). He works with both individuals and groups. He runs an innovative “career reflections” programme for partners at a number of firms. The second, leadership teams driving deep change e.g. new strategic orientation, re-organisation or changes in compensation models. He works to facilitate team dynamics and overcome typical patterns of teams under pressure e.g. polarisation, resistance to change, indecision. He has also worked extensively with in-house legal teams on reorganisation of teams.
Christopher has undertaken a major Europe-wide research on partners’ career in professional services firms. He regularly speaks at conferences on careers (International Bar Association, Managing Partner Forum UK, Spanish Annual Legal Forum), has contributed to several books on coaching and leadership succession and has led a leadership programme at Sciences-Po business school (France).
He started his career working for the European Commission in Central Europe (Czech Republic, Latvia and Estonia) in the 1990s on the transition programmes that prepared candidate countries for EU membership. In 2000, he joined Clifford Chance, to participate in building its corporate university (Netherlands). His last role before creating his own consulting and coaching practice was European Director of Learning and Knowledge at Linklaters with a specific focus on post-merger integration.
He is a French and Norwegian national and obtained his coaching qualifications from INSEAD and is further trained in systemic coaching and constellations and group dynamics. Christopher graduated in political sciences from Cambridge university (UK). He works in English, French, Spanish and Norwegian.
Alicia is a research associate at KDVI working on a number of research and tool-related projects since 2013. She also conducts in-depth data and content analysis for the tools business. She was also a researcher at INSEAD, a global MBA school in France, from 2005-2018, working on a number of leadership-related projects. These include the design of leadership assessment tools, research on top management teams and a number of European Commission projects focused on technology and innovation. Back in the United States, Alicia served as a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Evaluation at UCLA's National Centre for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing, in Los Angeles, California. Principal research activities included the development of a number of technology-based software to support learning and problem solving, as well as the development of evaluation tools to measure different learning outcomes. Alicia holds a M.A. in Education and a B.A. in English and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Alicia is American and was born and raised in Singapore. She currently resides in Paris.
Hugh’s coaching expertise is built on 30 years of increasingly senior business leadership experience leading up to his roles as CEO of three different private and public companies. With a deeply held conviction drawn from his extensive career that personal values and authenticity are at the heart of true leadership, Hugh focuses his work with his clients on helping them become both the best individuals and the best leaders they can be.
Highly pragmatic in pursuit of delivering successful coaching outcomes, Hugh customizes his coaching approach so that it aligns most effectively with the realities of the business situation in which his clients are operating.
Hugh’s rich professional experiences are drawn from doing business in the UK, Canada the US and Africa. His early career in marketing in global consumer packaged goods companies Colgate-Palmolive and General Foods/Kraft expanded into more senior roles in the energy, brewing and communications industries.
Hired to run a fast-growing contract manufacturer of video media (VHS then DVD) serving the major motion picture studios in Hollywood, over the next 10 years Hugh led three different companies through the challenges of exponential industry growth.
Since 2001, he has worked internationally as an executive coach and organisational development facilitator with a wide range of global clients including Walt Disney Studio, JP Morgan Chase, Qualcomm, CareFusion (medical devices), Standard Bank (South Africa), LSG Sky Chefs, GKN Aerospace and Prudential.
In 2016, aligning his ongoing goal of helping leaders and individuals achieve optimal personal growth with his passion for the wilderness, Hugh founded Tasimba, a deeply immersive, life-changing safari experience in Africa.
Hugh grew up in Southern Africa and graduated with a B.A. (Law) from the University of Cape Town. For the past 25 years he has lived in San Francisco, California.
Selina is responsible for KDVI’s business and financial affairs related to the administration of the company and its services. Her role encompasses company administration, personnel, legal and financial functions; client, faculty, consultant and staff liaison. She provides support to the directors and members of the company, in addition to implementing and driving business functions in support of the company’s organisational goals and objectives.
Previously, Selina worked as an office & facilities manager for a London-based actuarial partnership for 15 years before “retiring” to the wilds of Essex to work locally as a part-time office & administration services manager whilst her children were young. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
Elisabet Engellau is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management at INSEAD Business School in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi and a Founding Director of the Kets de Vries Institute (KDVI).
She specialises in one-on-one/group coaching and leadership development, for “C” level executives, as well as cross-cultural management and team building. In her work with individuals and teams in organisations worldwide, she combines her long-term interest in creativity with a clinical approach to human resource management. Her clients include Goldman Sachs, Hudson, Hypo Vereinsbank, Lundbeck, McKinsey, Nokia, National Australian Bank, Origin Energy, Standard Bank of South Africa, Troika Dialogue, SEB, and SABMiller.
As founding faculty of the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, she is one of the Centre's coaching programme directors for different open enrollment programs for executives. She has been the coaching program director for the Advanced Management Program (AMP) for 15 years, as well as the director of INSEAD’s programs for the World Economic Forum. Presently, she is co-faculty director of INSEAD’s Top Management Program, “The Challenge of Leadership.”
Elisabet"s special interests also include women in business, particularly in the Middle East. She has been an invited speaker at the WIEF Businesswomen Forum, Kuwait, the New Arab Women’s Forum in Beirut, Lebanon, the Women Leadership Forum in Dubai, UAE, and the Women in Business Conference in Muscat, Oman.
Her previous professional experience includes production and management in a variety of creative fields in an international context. She has studied at Uppsala, Harvard, and McGill universities, and has undertaken psychoanalytic training in Montreal and Paris.
Agata has been working as executive coach and leadership consultant since 2006. She works internationally, coaching individuals and organisations in Western and Central Europe, Asia, Middle East and in the US.
In parallel to her independent work and until mid 2017 Agata worked for Credit Agricole as global head of learning. Prior to that, she worked for INSEAD in the role of executive director of Global Leadership Center. In this role she helped number of senior executives through their transition to larger, more complex, global roles. She coached executives in various industries and sectors, including World Economic Forum, top technology firms, major financial institutions, and global pharmaceutical firms.
Agata used to serve on the supervisory board of a financial institution.
Before becoming independent, Agata worked with international corporations in various industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals and high technologies (Arcco Chemical, Bayer, Apple Computer, INSEAD, Crédit Agricole). In her corporate life she focused on global HR, strategic people management, organizational development, change management, talent and leadership development.
With a background in economics, Agata has a post graduate qualification in human resources management (IGS, Paris, 91). She holds the INSEAD executive master in Coaching and Consulting for Change (2012). She is trained in systemic approach to organizations and certified in number of 360° and psychometric instruments. Agata combines her extensive experience in diverse multicultural corporate environments with solid expertise in executive coaching and mentoring.
Of Polish origin, she has been working and living in Poland, UK, Belgium and France for the last 25 years. Agata is married with four children. She works in French, English and Polish.
Claire blends real experience of growing high performing individuals, teams and cultures with practical coaching expertise.
As a senior business manager with more than 17 years strategic experience in the dynamic global beauty industry, Claire experienced high-pressure, high-stakes leadership. She understands that setting clear direction, making tough decisions at pace, and uniting and inspiring a team is incredibly rewarding and motivating. She also understands that being a senior leader can be overwhelming and lonely.
In her final role at L'Oréal as General Manager for Business and Market Development across the Professional Products Division, she was responsible for driving division-wide growth across 9 brand teams, delivering major change programmes, and identifying and harnessing strategic opportunities including digital transformation, and e-retail.
As a coach, Claire is practical, positive and individual. Clients describe her as being able to very quickly understand a person's position, their barriers and to challenge them to step out of their comfort zone to push themselves to grow. Her coaching style motivates individuals to want to do things differently, and work through the uncomfortable feelings of fear to achieve great things.
Claire’s ultimate goal as a coach is to support her clients in their daily challenges, so they can deliver the business impact expected of them, and at the same time lead the lives they want to lead. By working in partnership with them to join the dots and explore patterns of behaviour that may be holding them back, she is able to shine a light on their unique strengths and ignite breakthrough thinking. She enables clients to build their own inner resources to define innovative solutions and possibilities for their future.
Claire works across sectors, from start-up tech firms, to large global charities. She has a keen interest in how technology is shaping the world of work, organisations and leadership. She is a staunch supporter of building organisations that promote an open and supportive culture around mental well-being and developing organisations with genuine diversity. Claire holds an BA in Business Studies from Sheffield University, a Professional Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School and is certified in Hogan Psychometric and 360 assessment, and KDVI development tools.
Alongside her own coaching practice, Claire works as Client Director at KDVI, a global consultancy, where she develops and designs large-scale organisational change and leadership development programmes. This blend of working with senior HR and Talent Managers, a network of other coaches, and a wide range of individuals, gives her a unique perspective on the dynamic world of work, the latest in coaching practice, and insight into what leaders need to succeed today.
Yuki is responsible for client management and business development strategy at KDVI. Her career background is in corporate communications and public relations, reputation management, corporate citizenship, and brand building for international organisations of all shapes and sizes, including Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays, Standard Life, PIMCO and Diageo as well as entrepreneurial startups primarily in the media and telecoms industries.
Prior to joining KDVI, she was a director at Teamspirit, a financial services-specialist consultancy, where she was responsible for strategic planning and talent development in addition to developing and leading client relationships. Prior to that she was a senior manager for group corporate communications at Standard Chartered in the four years immediately following the financial crisis.
She has an enduring interest in the role of the private sector in social and economic development. She served as an associate director at the boutique consultancy Africa Practice, with a focus on the role of mass media and business journalism in sub-Saharan African economies. She also spent a year as a volunteer consultant with the non-profit, TechnoServe, with a focus on strengthening access to premium markets among Tanzanian smallholder coffee farmers.
She started her career working in financial PR with a focus on fund management, M&A, and private equity-related projects.
Yuki holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Middlebury College, Vermont. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she has lived in London since 1999.
Elizabeth is a part of the faculty team in INSEAD’s Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting for Change degree programme. She supervises thesis projects in this programme, working with participants to design and carry out projects that combine academic rigor with real-world application. Her own research takes a psychodynamic approach to the exploration of leadership in organisations, executive group coaching, and experiential learning in leadership development executive education programmes. She has contributed to the development of qualitative and quantitative 360° leadership survey feedback instruments and creates innovative content and methods for INSEAD Global Leadership Centre leadership development modules and programmes.
An accomplished author, Liz has written 25 case studies on leadership or family business topics, six of which have won top awards (from European Case Clearing House and European Foundation for Management Development). She has co-authored or authored dozens of articles, working papers and book chapters. Her articles have been published in top academic journals (Organizational Dynamics, International Journal of Human Resource Management; Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice; and International Coaching Psychology Review).
Experienced in individual and group coaching with senior executives, Elizabeth also works as an Executive Coach and program facilitator in the areas of leadership development and family business. She holds an INSEAD Executive MA degree in Coaching and Consulting for Change, awarded with Distinction.
At KDVI, Elizabeth is involved in the development of new interventions and of action research projects with clients which are aimed at addressing complex issues related to organizational change and culture that go below the surface to uncover patterns and dynamics that would otherwise be hidden.
Siân Foulds is a bi-lingual (English and French) executive coach with a particular focus on leadership development and management issues. A British national, living in Paris since 1994, Siân’s professional career spans more than 25 years and several industries, with experience of doing business in Europe, the Americas, India, Asia and the Middle East. She has also lived in Germany, Japan, the United States and Australia.
Siân has successfully operated in contrasting organizational cultures, generating a rich experience of client relationship, leadership and management roles at top executive levels. Siân spent 10 years as a corporate financier for an international investment bank where she also gained hands-on experience of addressing change management and cross cultural issues.
In 1994, Siân’s entrepreneurial spirit motivated her to create and run a business in the international travel sector. In parallel, over the years, she has become increasingly involved in the humanitarian and cultural non-profit sectors, initiating or participating in multi-party projects. As a keen amateur musician she founded a Jazz School and runs Jazz Improvisation workshops, an activity that harnesses her interests in creativity, group dynamics and optimizing personal transitions.
Siân thus brings to executive coaching her ‘real life’ experience of the business and artistic worlds, supported by a clinical approach to leadership and management issues. As a graduate of INSEAD’s Fontainebleau program on Coaching and Consulting for Change, her thesis on Leadership and the dynamics of groups during transition in ‘structured’ and ‘unstructured’ organizations, received a Cum Laude. She is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Siân has received academic qualifications with honors at King’s College University of London, the London Business School and INSEAD, France. Siân is experienced in 360° feedback instruments and certified for bi-lingual application of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Hanneke Frese is an executive coach to senior professionals and an independent consultant supporting global organizations with strategic Human Resources projects. In addition, Hanneke is active in the field of think tanks focusing on trends that shape the future of work and is a guest lecturer at executive master programs on topics relating to enhancing leadership capabilities.
Hanneke has coached senior executives and high potential professionals in global organisations in a variety of industries. She regularly works as an executive coach on programs offered by the INSEAD Global Leadership Center. Hanneke established her own consultancy in 2005 after gaining extensive strategic and operational Human Resources experience at business and corporate levels in global financial services organizations.
Hanneke dedicates considerable time to volunteer activities as a member of the advisory board of SDA University Bocconi, and as a member of the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) Committee which supports and advises on the development, implementation and operation of the system which accredits international business schools. She also regularly acts as a Corporate Peer Reviewer for both EQUIS and EPAS accreditations. As a founding member of the International Human Resources Community in Switzerland, she actively supports HR professionals of a unique learning network of 300 members.
Hanneke obtained a degree in Human Resources Management at the Foundation for Training and Social Welfare Work in Amsterdam. She is a graduate of the International Teaching Program (IMD),and holds diplomas in Clinical Organizational Psychology (INSEAD), certification in the Immunity-to-Change Coaching Certification Program (Harvard) and an Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change (SINEAD). Hanneke is accredited to administer the psychological personality inventory NEO PI-RTM and the Hermann Brain Dominance Indicator (HBDI).
Hanneke is a Dutch national living in Zurich. She has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the USA and is fluent in English, Dutch and German.
Wolfgang’s strength is the combination of business focus, engineering approach and the experience of what it takes to help organizations and individuals change. He applies his outcome oriented coaching approach both in team coaching as well as in individual coaching situations.
Prior to becoming an executive coach, Wolfgang spent 23 years with as a consultant with Accenture, 13 years as a Partner. His client base included FMCG companies like Triumph, Effem, Mars, Henkel, Colgate or Nestle where he designed and implemented change programs. Wolfgang also created and lead Accenture’s Change Management practice in the German speaking countries. Under his leadership this practice grew to over 400 consultants, providing services like Organisation Design and Development, Leadership Development and Journey Management.
Wolfgang has worked as an independent executive coach since 2005, with assignments in Europe, the Near East and the USA. He is Partner at the coaching company EXECUTIVE CHOICES and also an associate coach at INSEAD, and worked at Wharton. His coaching philosophy is: if you want to change, you can.
Wolfgang holds diploma degrees in industrial engineering from FH Esslingen and in Clinical Organizational Psychology from INSEAD. He has trained as high performance business coach in the UK and is certified to use a wide range of psychometric instruments. He published articles and books on Change Management.
Besides being an executive coach Wolfgang is active as a restructuring and turnaround manager in an owner operated approach. And he currently holds six external board memberships in the professional services industry and the manufacturing industry.
Wolfgang, being an Austrian citizen, is fluent in German and English and lives with his wife and four daughters near Frankfurt, Germany, and is also active in local charity work.
Lisa Gellert is a Programme Manager at the Kets de Vries Institute, responsible for delivery of projects as well as having the oversight of KDVI`s client programmes. She works closely with key stakeholders at the client side, KDVI Associates and the wider KDVI team to ensure programme delivery.
Lisa has spent most of her career in recruitment and across industries (Havas People, Accenture, Expedia, GAIN) in London, with some time in Munich and Geneva. Most recently she has worked as a Recruitment Manager in the development sector for a Swiss foundation working across 14 countries. In addition to recruitment Lisa has been responsible for internal Human Resources projects with a focus on process improvements, performance management and development.
Lisa holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Kent and a MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of London.
She speaks English and German fluently and is based in Germany.
Vaseehar Hassan brings a long career as a senior leader in business and finance to his work in executive coaching and leadership development. He spent 10 years as a merchant banker specialising in syndications, IPOs and M & A activities, before becoming CEO of the Malaysian office of Dallah Albaraka Group, a Saudi Conglomerate. During his 18-year tenure, he managed Dallah’s investments in financial services, real estate, healthcare, plantations and food industries and served as a Board member in various investee companies.
In his 30 year banking career, Vaseehar has held Chairmanships in three Malaysian banks – Utama Merchant Bank, RHB Islamic Bank and Unicorn Islamic Investment Bank Malaysia. After the merger of RHB/Utama Banks, Vaseehar was elected to sit on the board of all the RHB Group’s key subsidiaries including the Chairmanship of RHB Islamic Bank.
It was during the merger negotiations of Bank Utama and RHB Bank that Vaseehar developed an interest in psychodynamics of human behaviour and attended the Consulting and Coaching for Change (CCC) in 2001/2002, a programme jointly run by INSEAD and HEC, two of the leading European business schools. Vaseehar graduated with an INSEAD diploma and HEC Master’s Degree with Honours. He completed his PhD in 2013 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Vaseehar is deeply interested in the psychodynamics of leadership and continues to conduct research on Malay leadership. He is the author of Malay Leadership Mystique (2016) and co-author of Where Lies the Heart of ASEAN? Leadership for Postmodern ASEAN (coming soon).
He is an adjunct professor with University Technology Mara as well as the only Malaysian who is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO). He was formerly on the advisory panel of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF).
He holds a number of Board-level roles including: Independent Director, Guidance Investments (Labuan) Limited, Asian Finance Bank Malaysia, Ingress Corporation Berhad; Chairman & Co-Founder, Zilzar Tech Sdn Bhd; and Advisory Board Member, Apiro Capital.
For his services in attracting Middle-Eastern investments to Malaysia as well his services to the financial sector in Malaysia, Vaseehar was honoured with Datoships from the states of Penang and Sarawak.
Thomas, adjunct professor at INSEAD, works as an independent consultant, executive coach and a programme director for INSEAD and three other leading business schools. He has been associated with the leadership centre for more than 5 years. He is a trained physician with a doctorate in psychotherapy (University of Leipzig/Germany) and an MBA from the INSEAD.
As a medical doctor (cardiology, cancer, paediatrics and emergency) with the experience of working more than a decade in some of the leading European hospitals, Thomas leverages his insights from leading high- performing medical teams in stressful situations. As an executive coach he has been working with senior executives for more than 5 years individually and in groups. Furthermore, he coordinates health and wellness sections for top-management in executive programmes.
His recent teaching and research focus on change management (team and organisational dynamics), coaching effectiveness and health and stress management. At INSEAD he has also carried out several research projects with Manfred Kets de Vries and is a regular presenter at International leadership conferences.
Thomas lives in France and is regularly involved in assignments throughout Europe, the US and Asia. He speaks fluently English, French, Spanish and German, his native language. Thomas and his Spanish wife have three young children. His leisure activities include salsa dancing, sport and cooking.
Lidy is KDVI's Survey Services Manager. She is the contact point between the client and KDVI for all matters regarding the administration of the Development Tools. She oversees every stage of a survey by gathering the necessary information for the set-up, it's full administration, the generation of the reports and the delivery. Lidy also manages the platform's helpdesk which is dedicated to supporting users during the survey process. Alongside other members of KDVI, in particular Claire, Alicia and Lisa, Lidy helps develop new features for the platform in order to constantly offer a better user experience.
Lidy previously worked at INSEAD where she began as a faculty assistant. Later she joined the Executive Education department and worked as business development assistant. She speaks English, French and Dutch fluently.
Once Lidy left Lycée she trained as a gilder and decorative painter in Parisian workshops. She went on to setting up her own business and worked for several years on many prestigious projects such as restoring the Paris Opera house, the Presidential Elysée Palace, a number of luxury hotels and private residences. It was her move to Singapore with her husband that made her change paths and opened her up to new horizons.
Ann Houston Kelley enables international executives in global organizations to have crucial conversations about the ‘things that matter’. She raises the topics ‘above and below the table’ that lead to choices and change. Her clients see her as a trusted, strategic partner in business conversations. She uses a combination of assessment, challenge and support to enable them to succeed personally and professionally in measurable ways.
As a trained economist and family systems psychotherapist, Ann focuses on the ‘bottom line’ as well as ‘getting people to the bottom line’. Her diverse work experience (marketing analyst, IT manager, HR specialist, psychotherapist for international executives) gives her the understanding to listen deeply to many different types of leaders. Since 1995, she has been coaching international executives and their teams in-house and on executive education offerings from KDVI, INSEAD and the Center for Creative Leadership. Her clients come from biopharma, finance, FMCG, manufacturing, information systems, NGO’s, petro-chemicals and professional services. She recently relocated to the US after 24 years in the Netherlands. She brings a deep understanding of ‘thinking globally/working locally’ to her work.
Ann holds a BS in Economics and Public Policy Studies from Duke University, a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College and further education as a family systems psychotherapist and a Tavistock (group relations) consultant. She is a Board Certified Coach (CCE – USA) and an associate member of the American Psychological Association. She is the author of “Coaching Executives Across Cultures” in Coach and Couch: The Psychology of Making Better Leaders (Kets de Vries et al, Insead, 2007).
Ann holds American and Dutch passports. She and her husband live in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon (US). Their ‘third culture children’ are grown and living in Boston (MA) and Brooklyn (NY).
Manfred is Director and Co-founder of KDVI. Bringing to bear his knowledge and experience of economics (Econ. Drs., University of Amsterdam), management (MBA and DBA, Harvard Business School), and psychoanalysis (Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and International Psychoanalytic Association), Kets de Vries scrutinises the interface between international management, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and dynamic psychiatry. His specific areas of interest are leadership, career dynamics, executive stress, entrepreneurship, family business, succession, cross-cultural management, team building, coaching and the dynamics of corporate transformation and change.
He is also Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change at INSEAD. He was the Founding Director of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre and has held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School. He is the program director of INSEAD’s Top Management Programme, “The Challenge of Leadership: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence” and scientific director of the Executive Master’s “Coaching and Consulting for Change”. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have judged Manfred one of world's leading thinkers on leadership.
As a global consultant in executive leadership development his clients have included ABB, ABN-AMRO, Aegon, Air Liquide, Alcatel, Accenture, Bain Consulting, Bang & Olufsen, BP, Cairn, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Heineken, Hudson, HypoVereinsbank, Investec, KPMG, Lego, Lufthansa, Lundbeck, McKinsey, ATIC, National Australian Bank, Novartis, Nokia, NovoNordisk, Origin, Shell, SABMiller, Standard Bank of South Africa, Unilever and Volvo Car Corporation.
Manfred is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 49 books and has published over 350 scientific papers as chapters in books and as articles. He has also written approximately a hundred case studies.. He is a regular writer for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Business Week, The Economist, Financial Times, and International Herald Tribune.
Alongside Oriane's management responsibilities as Managing Director at the Kets de Vries Institute at KDVI, Oriane is a certified coach providing individual and group coaching for executives both in an organisational context and on an individual basis. She is regularly involved in open enrolment and company specific programs for various Universities including the Cambridge Judge School of Business, Oxford Saïd Business School, ESCP, ESMT, INSEAD, and CEDEP.
She specialises in leadership development, high performance teams, organisational culture and change, entrepreneurship, and developing executive women. Her individual coaching work aims to determine authentic leadership styles, identify motivations and ambitions, assess strengths and weaknesses, manage career transitions, improve interpersonal awareness and communication skills, and manage change effectively.
Oriane’s previous professional experience spans 13 years in the creative, media and marketing industries. She worked as a creative director and a producer in the New York fashion and music industries, as an international marketing and product development manager at l’Oréal, and she founded and ran M.O. Creatives, a London-based design and advertising agency that provides bespoke, innovative brand consulting and creative solutions to clients such as Agnès b., The Body Shop, Shu Uemura and Vichy.
Oriane has an Executive M.A. in Coaching & Consulting for Change and an M.B.A. from INSEAD. She received a diploma for the Art and Practice of Leadership Development at the Harvard Kennedy School and, as a result of this course, co-founded Circle, a women’s leadership initiative. She is an MBTI certified coach and has experience working with a variety of feedback tools. She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Fine Arts from Columbia University and a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Nyckelvikskolan in Stockholm.
Oriane lives in London with her partner and two young daughters.
Over the past 14 years, Kate has built a reputation as a first-class executive coach. Kate specialises in coaching individual executives at the higher levels of the organisation, intact work teams and she undertakes Board Development work. Her direct, robust, and compassionate coaching style draws on both her in-depth knowledge of business and her extensive psychological training. One of her trademarks as a coach is an ability to help clients to convert a new insight into action – fast.
Kate's corporate career has centred on multinational organisations, notably Diageo. She successfully held international roles in marketing, sales and general management. In the course of her extensive global business experience, Kate has lived and worked in six countries, including Holland, Hungary, the US and 8 years in Latin America. She coaches and tutors on a wide range of general and tailor-made executive programmes at INSEAD, includes coaching on the 'Executive MBA' in Europe, Beijing and the Middle East, as well as on company specific programmes in the USA at Wharton University. Kate has also coached leaders across a broad spectrum of sectors from Board Directors of large multinationals to start–ups. Her clients include Pfizer, John Lewis Partnership, Smith & Nephew, IKEA, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Disney, Diageo, EDF Energy, the Cooperative Group, AXA insurance and large not-for-profit organisations.
Kate's qualifications include a BA in Modern Languages, an MBA and a BSc in Psychology. She is a trained coach and qualified coach supervisor, an accredited user of several psychometric instruments, notably Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ®), FIRO-B, the California Psychological Inventory, the Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument and the Hogan suite of instruments. Kate is also highly experienced in using 360 degree feedback.
Roger designs and teaches in both open and company specific programs, providing a focus on executive leadership, leading innovation, personal and professional development, change management and high performance teams. In 2002 Roger was instrumental in setting up the INSEAD Global Leadership Center (IGLC) serving as its first Executive Director. As co-designer and Program Director of INSEAD’s innovative Coaching and Consulting for Change Program (CCC), he is deeply involved in supporting leadership transformational processes. In 2009 Roger navigated the CCC program through its own transformation from a nondegree executive education program into an Executive Masters Degree, resulting in the EMCCC program being offered in both Fontainebleau and Singapore and Roger’s relocation from Europe to Singapore.
Roger’s clinical, teaching and organizational consulting career spans over 35 years during which time his experience has included a variety of staff and leadership positions in both public and private institutions. Over the past 20 years his teaching and consulting have led him to a variety of international assignments on all continents… including Antarctica. In addition to his extensive involvement in the Executive Masters Program, Roger’s current focus is on leader development in Asia and Africa.
As a result of his extremely varied academic background (anthropology, sociology, clinical social work, psychiatry and religion, clinical and organizational psychology and psychoanalytic training) Roger brings a variety of “lenses” to his understanding of both leader and leadership development. His formal academic degrees include Masters degrees from both Rutgers (Social Work) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Psychiatry and Religion) as well as a Ph.D. from the Florida Institute of Technology (Clinical Psychology). He completed his psychoanalytic training at the Sigmund Freud Institute, Frankfurt Germany in 1996.
He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. Over the years he has been instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between the psychoanalytic and business communities.
When not traveling, Roger splits his time between Singapore and Europe with his wife, Tessa. They have two adult sons, one who resides in Singapore and the other who lives in New York City.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” (M. Gandhi)
Frank’s passion lies in contributing to the development and innovation potential of people, organisations and business by facilitating a successful journey to achieve personal and organisational growth. He prefers to do this through innovative methods, tailored to the client’s needs and in line with the values of the individual or the organisation. He gets results through a merge of academic development and professional experience. Discretion and integrity are fundamental values in his work.
Frank holds an international client portfolio and collaborates with various institutes and consulting firms such as Boston Consulting Group (www.bcg.com).
Frank is executive coach at INSEAD (www.insead.edu), Vlerick (www.vlerick.com), TIAS (www.tias.edu)and CEDEP (www.cedep.fr). He is an associate at KDVI (www.KDVI.com) and TPC Leadership (www.tpcleadership.com).
Next to his advisory role Frank is founding partner and board member at www.thefuturegeneration.nu. He is an Exco member at a Belgian SME (www.vlevy.be)and faculty at University College Artevelde (http://www.arteveldehogeschool.be/en).
Over his 28 years of professional career Frank has built international experiences in education, sales, operations, management, consulting, human resources and foremost in leadership & organisation development.
His career started in 1990 and after a short period in public education he moved to IBM where he held three different roles over a period of seven years (Learning & Development Expert, Manager Learning Technologies and Business Unit Manager).
Early 2000 he moved to Ernst & Young as Senior Manager in HR Consulting where he was specifically hired to set up a business model in blended learning for Executive Development.
Upon completion after three successful years he moved from the consulting side to an in‐house position at VF Corp. (industry leader in the apparel industry) where he held 3 different roles over a period of 10 years (Director Organisational Development, HR Director Europe and Head of Innovation Development). In this last role at VF Corp. he had the opportunity to work with leading Innovation experts on Design Thinking (IDEO, Stanford’s d-school, Rotman School of Management).
Thanks to these various international (Europe, Canada/US, Asia/Pacific) experiences and multidisciplinary work, Frank has a deep understanding of the impact of cultural diversity on leadership in both physical and virtual business settings.
His studies in 2010 - 2012 on Organisational Behaviour brought him back to the advisory side of the table.
— Frank graduated in Ortho - Pedagogy (’89), Educational Science (’92), Business Management (’96) and HR (’99).
— In 2009, he acquired the Certificate for Appreciative Inquiry in Positive Business and Society Change (Weatherhead).
— In 2013, he graduated at INSEAD Business School as Exec MSc in Coaching and Consulting for Change.
— He holds the Certificate in Cambridge Advanced English (CAE – C1).
Frank also holds accreditations in Change Mgt (C. Heath/Stanford Univ.), Action Learning (M. Marquardt/George Washington Univ.), Immunity to Change© (R. Kegan/Harvard), Dynamics on Board level (Tavistock Institute), KDVI Diagnostics©, The Leadership Circle©, Belbin©, MBTI©.
Most recently he intensified his proficiency in stress management, burn-out prevention/treatment and resilience building; supervised by VESB (www.verenigingerkendestressburnoutcoaches.be).
French born and a United States citizen living in New York since 1991, Jean Claude is founder of Atrium Consulting LLC in New York. As Senior Associate at the Kets de Vries Institute (London), he focuses on Senior Executive and Board level coaching and consulting interventions. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and a member of the accreditation review team at Brussels-based EQUIS. In his role as Citizen-Scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital Tisch Cancer Institute in New York he focuses on the psychosocial aspects of cancer with the objective to reduce disparities in access to cancer care.
He led Executive Education leadership development programs as Adjunct Clinical Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, Abu Dhabi, Singapore) with Entrepreneurship/Family Enterprise and Organizational Behavior as academic areas. He is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), and the McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching. He was involved in the Global Leadership Fellows Program at the World Economic Forum and directed their program at INSEAD.
He has a corporate background on the Board of global organizations including Hilton International (VP Western Europe and Africa and Senior VP The Americas), TNT Express Worldwide (Senior VP Asia Pacific/Middle East-Africa and The Americas as well as Corporate VP Mergers and Acquisitions for TNT Post Group) and Christie's International PLC as Group COO. In these various capacities he held overall business responsibility for large business units and was CEO of various subsidiaries.
He obtained the HEC Master in Consulting and Coaching with Honors and the International Diploma in Consulting and Coaching for Change (Clinical Organizational Psychology) from INSEAD. In March 2022 he graduated from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (BGSP) with a Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis, Society, and Culture. He has completed and pursues specialized CE courses at Harvard Medical School, on cancer related subjects such as Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Equity.
Geeta is a Programme Manager at the Kets de Vries Institute, responsible for executive coaching and delivery of KDVI projects. She works closely with key client stakeholders, KDVI coaches and the wider KDVI team to ensure efficient programme delivery.
Geeta has held a varied career, initially working as a corporate litigation paralegal for top US and silver circle law firms in London and Frankfurt, then subsequently moving to the non-profit sector to become an international HR and Recruitment Business Partner. She held HR positions at the United Nations and GAIN, whereby she was responsible for managing the full employee lifecycle for staff across multiple regions, in addition to recruitment and leading on learning and development initiatives. Prior to joining KDVI, Geeta was an HR Business Partner at Lumos, a charity founded by JK Rowling, and she was responsible for HR delivery across the organisation.
Geeta holds an LLB Law with Honours degree from the University of Warwick and has completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School. She recently completed her Level 5 Diploma in Human Resources Management at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Claire is an experienced executive coach and organisational consultant who draws on over twenty-five years of experience working in senior leadership roles as a lawyer, strategy consultant, a telecoms and media regulator and a founder and senior NED of a leading data analytics company in the UK. In the last 10 years she has focused her activities in the organisational development arena as a coach and consultant with a primary focus on professional service firms and the financial services sector.
Her particular focus is working to facilitate transition of individuals into senior leadership roles and groups and organisations that are navigating periods of complexity and cultural change. In working with clients, she draws on her extensive business experience – including senior roles at a number of leading City Law Firms and LEK Consulting; as a Principal at OFCOM; and as a programme director for a number of large UK Government change programmes. Claire combines her extensive front line business experience with her understanding of the psychology of businesses to deliver focused and lasting solutions for her clients. In addition to her work portfolio, Claire currently sits on the Steering Committee for Oxford Women in Law and acts as a peer reviewer for the Harvard Business Review.
Claire has qualifications from a variety of institutions including a Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (with distinction) from INSEAD, a Masters in Law (BCL) from Oxford University and is a qualified solicitor. In addition, she held a postgraduate research fellowship to New York University School of Law from Oxford University, has held a number of research scholarships and has completed the year-long Corporate Finance programme at London Business School.
Claire is married and lives close to the beach in Brighton.
Caroline is a Lecturer at Henley Business School. Her research relates to creating healthy and productive workplaces through exploring the links between leadership and well being in organisations. She investigates in particular how to manage executive stress, how to maintain authentic functioning at work and the role of coaching for creating resilience for positive leadership. She has been involved in research and practice related to the topics of leadership, well being, authenticity and coaching for some years at Lord Ashcroft International Business School (UK), INSEAD (France) and University of Exeter Business School, Centre for Leadership Studies (UK). Caroline has not only worked in different academic environments but also has experience in the field of human resources management and consulting from internships at Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH and Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited and from consultancy work conducted for Lord Ashcroft International Business School.
Caroline produces scholarly works with the KDVI research group and is involved in conceptual and empirical research on how personal growth and resilience are supported in work environments as part of leadership and team development.
Anne is an Executive Leadership Coach with the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre since 2004. In this role, she delivers group and individual executive coaching to senior executives and board members on open enrolment, company specific, as well as board specific programmes across the globe.
She is Head Coach on a new and unique global E-Master at Ecole Polytechnique, X, Université Paris Saclay. As a coach, she collaborates with IMD, Kets de Vries Institute in addition to working with the Vlerick business school and is also an Associate Director with Talking Talent Ltd., assisting organisations in retaining valuable women and helping these senior executives perform to their full potential.
With a successful track record of over 20 years in the Executive Search industry, Anne gained extensive experience in the field of business, team and human development as a Partner with The Amrop Hever Group, the world‘s largest Executive Search firm. Prior to that, she held similar positions with two of the top global players: Spencer Stuart Management Consultants and Korn Ferry International, both global leading providers of Executive Human Capital solutions.
Passionate about helping people reach their full potential in addition to inviting more balance and lightness into their lives, Anne combines her strengths in business experience with leadership development methods based on the psychodynamic approach to coaching; a highly effective way to foster self-awareness and individual insight that ultimately leads to high individual as well as organisational performance.
Her areas of coaching expertise at an individual, as well as at a team level, include:
- Leadership Development - Leading Female Talent / Maternity Coaching
- Team Effectiveness - Career Transition & Exit Coaching
Anne is Belgian and the proud mom of three grown children. She devotes what spare time she has to her family, horseback riding and supporting charities. In addition to a Master’s degree in “Social Communications” (IHECS), and a Master’s degree in Human Resources (Vlerick Business School), she holds an Executive Master’s degree in Clinical Organisational Psychology from INSEAD and has undergone training in neuroscience at MIT. She is certified in the use of several psychometric tools.
Anne coaches in Dutch, French and English, and has a working knowledge of German.
Nicole Scherf, MA and INSEAD Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting for Change, is a Certified Pro-active Coach from the California-based Coaching Training Institute, as well as a Team and Organizational Development specialist. Her approach is client- and development-centered, as well as task- and goal-oriented. Her coaching provides structure, support and appreciative feedback in an ongoing process.
Nicole is also an Engarde© Certified Business Negotiation Coach and she uses the INSEAD Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change methods with specific emphasis on cross-cultural, senior leadership and team development.
A former Equity Partner and Global Head of Financial Services Practice with one of the leading European Executive Search firms, Nicole has gained in-depth functional leadership experience in aligning a global team of 50+ Partners based in 35 countries. She lived and worked outside Germany for more than 12 years, travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East and South America, and speaks German, English, French and Italian fluently. She is married with an 18-year-old son, a passionate reader, road-cyclist and cook (Italian & French cuisine).
Nicole works predominantly with international teams and leaders striving for both sustainable change and ongoing personal development. Her clients’ ultimate goal is to develop ‘self’ and an adaptive leadership style in order to create the necessary corporate climate and culture that enables individuals to grow and to perform. Her coaching style is empathetic and creative with a high degree of authenticity and expert intuition.
Margot Schumacher is an Adjunct Professor in leadership development and an experienced executive coach, helping senior leaders to grow professionally and personally in an international environment. Margot advises multinationals on their leadership development initiatives. She has a strong passion for people, leadership and organisational development and she helps top teams and boards to improve. Clients call her authentic, and her global experience provides her a deep understanding of different cultural backgrounds and cross-cultural challenges.
With many years of experience in the industry, she has a sound business
background. Margot started her career as a consultant and has since then
held leadership positions in different multinationals. She worked in senior, regional and global roles as line manager and change management roles, before moving into leadership and executive coaching full time in 2010. She has been based in Shanghai (China), Pittsburgh (USA), London (UK) before returning to the Netherlands in 2014.
Margot teaches and coaches at business schools globally. She is a senior associate for the Kets De Vries Institute, an Adjunct Professor of Leadership Development for Tias Business School, and an executive coach for top business schools.
Margot holds a master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and she graduated cum laude from the Executive MBA graduate from the University of Southern California. Furthermore, she is an alumnus from INSEAD, from the Executive Masters in Coaching & Consulting for Change programme. Through the years she attended several coaching related certification programmes.
Margot, a native of the Netherlands, is married and lives with three children in The Netherlands.
In addition to her work with the Kets de Vries Institute, Martine van den Poel develops leadership programs and does executive coaching for leadership development in various INSEAD programs (e.g. Advanced Management Program, International Executive Program, Leadership Transition and Women leading Change, programs for Daimler, SAP, Pfizer, HSBC etc.) and privately for a number of global companies.
Martine was the Associate Dean for External Relations at INSEAD from January 2001 until September 2003, managing the departments of Development, Communication and Alumni. From 1995 until 2000, she was Director of Executive Education and Assistant Dean, in charge of the Executive Education activities at INSEAD. With a team of fifty she managed INSEAD’s 50 million euro portfolio of public and customized programs per year, with a total of 5,500 executive education participants on both campuses. She was on the INSEAD Executive Committee between 1995 and 2003.
Between 1992 and 1995 she was the Director of Company Specific Programs within the Executive Education Department. From 1990 to 1992 she was Director for Development for Benelux and Switzerland, and from 1988 to 1990 she was INSEAD’s Director of Corporate Relations. She has also been a Research Associate at INSEAD, the Harvard Business School, and the Stanford Business School and was a management consultant with Telesis from 1982 to 1984.
Martine received a Masters degree in Coaching and Consulting for Change from HEC in 2003, as well the Diploma for Coaching and Consulting for Change from INSEAD. She also attended the Leadership Development Program and the Coaching for Development program at the Centre for Creative Leadership in Brussels. She did her Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1977), and graduated in Political and Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1973). She speaks English, Dutch and French.
Ellen is an experienced international executive coach and organizational consultant who supports senior executives to enhance their effectiveness as leaders and members of executive teams or boards, to succeed challenging role transitions and to lead complex organizational change. She offers a candid and grounding presence combined with a rich experience and research-based insight into global business and human behavior.
Part of KdVI and Insead Executive Coaching, Ellen intervenes in top leadership and director programs and designs bespoke coaching engagements, team facilitations or organisational interventions for multinationals (a.o. Solvay, Reckit Benckiser, AGC) and dynamic national players. She has coached leaders from over 70+ nationalities all across the globe (a.o. China, Singapore, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, Germany, France, UK) as well as virtually. She is fluent in English, French and Dutch, conversational in German.
Ellen’s career reflects her dual interest in business and psychology and her passion for people development. She first joined State Street and KPMG in Boston in internal consulting after completing her Master in Applied Economics (Finance) from the University of Leuven (magna cum laude) and her Master in Intercultural Management from ICHEC. Following her MBA at Insead she took on global strategic marketing and product development roles at Vichy International in France and Germany, regularly interacting with l’Oreal top management.
In 2007 Ellen joined Insead Executive Education as the leader for the European Company Specific Programs team and part of Insead’s Senior Management Team (Fontainebleau, France). Together with Insead faculty and C-suite stakeholders, she and her team designed 100+ innovative programs for top talent from a.o. Shell, HSBC, Microsoft, Vivendi, Heineken’s. Ellen weathered the financial crisis and led politically-charged change, gaining first-hand appreciation for the leadership challenges faced by her current clients.
Ellen founded her own coaching & consulting business based out of Singapore in 2012, after completing the psycho-dynamic ‘Executive Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change’ (EMCCC) at Insead and certifying in key psychometric and feedback instruments (LCP, Hogan, EQi, MBTI…). Ever expanding her expertise she more recently pursued Tavistock’s system-dynamic ‘Certificate in Dynamics at Board-level’ (London) and the Insead’s IN-Board program (Brussels). Convinced of the transformational insights of neuroscience, Ellen continues to study and and integrate mindfulness and leadership embodiment in her practice.
After 20 years of living and working in the U.S.A., France, Germany and Singapore, in 2017 Ellen returned to her home country Belgium where she now lives with her 2 teenagers and her 2 Singaporean cats.
Graham Ward is Adjunct Professor of Leadership at INSEAD Business School in France. His expertise is in leadership, high performance teams, group dynamics, team dysfunction and change. Teaching modules include the psychology of leadership, fair process in teams, sustainable relationship building and developing high performance teams and cultures.
He teaches regularly at INSEAD on a number of executive programs and is the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre Coaching Practice Director for the Transition to General Management (TGM) and LFR (Leading for Results). Graham has also worked on many company specific programs including KPMG, Microsoft, Pfizer, Daimler Chrysler, TNK/BP, HSBC, Ernst and Young and SAP. Moreover he has also worked as visiting faculty on the Advance Management Program at Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, Moscow Higher School of Economics and ESMT in Berlin.
Outside of INSEAD, he specialises in coaching C-suite executives and consulting around team dysfunctions. Graham spent 22 years in finance, 16 of which working for Goldman Sachs, where for seven years he co-led the European Equity business. Privately he has worked with senior executives at McKinsey, Siemens, Bristol Myers Squibb, Axa, Aviva, HSBC, Tesco, AstraZeneca, Deutsche Bank, E.On, UBS, Shell and BP among others.
Graham received his Ph.D. from the Vrije University in Amsterdam in 2014. He holds an M.Sc. and Diploma from HEC/INSEAD (2002) in Clinical Organizational Psychology and a Diploma of Investment Management from London Business School (1994).
Graham lives on the Stockholm Archipelago with his wife and four children He travels extensively, recently visiting North Korea and Syria amongst other places.
Hande Yaşargil is the managing partner of an international executive coaching business in Istanbul for the last fifteen years.
Hande originally trained as a psychologist and family therapist. Her ten years of human resources management experience in finance, automotive and media sectors, combine with her counselling skills to provide a unique foundation for her executive coaching practice.
Being an executive coach for the IGLC (Insead Global Leadership Center), Hande is a regular contributor to executive education programmes. She is also Leadership Development Practice Director for IDP (International Directors Program) at Insead Business School.
She is also an associate consultant/coach at KDVI (The Kets de Vries Institute ) in UK.
A leader in the HR and coaching professions, Hande served in Vice President and Board Member roles in PERYON (the Turkish Personnel Management Association) and also served in the Executive Committee of the European Associations of Personnel Management. She was also the Conference Committee Chair of The European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the founding President of EMCC Turkey.
Hande is known for a weekly column about leadership she wrote in one of Turkey’s leading newspapers, and for her many television and print interviews on business and leadership themes. She taught OB and a Leadership courses as a visiting faculty for Bilgi Univesity and Koc University EMBA Programs.
In 2012 Hande initiated a non-profit program called "The Cross Company Mentoring Programme for More Women on Boards," in cooperation with Forbes magazine and now she is the founding chair person of ‘Women on Board Association’.
Hande holds a B.A degree in Psychology and an M.A. degree in Human Resources Management. She is a graduate of INSEAD's Executive Masters Degree programme in Coaching and Consulting for Change. She also completed a certification programme at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on "The Art and Practice of Leadership Development” and lately working on “Group Dynamics at Board Level” at Tavistock Institute.
She lives in London and Istanbul with her 9 year old daughter.