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Founders

KDVI was founded by Manfred Kets de Vries and Elisabet Engellau to meet the needs of contemporary executives and organisations as they face the challenges of leadership. The Institute focuses on change, transformation and renewal at individual, team and organisational levels. Manfred is one of the world’s leading academics in the leadership field. He brings 40 years of experience both of consulting and cutting edge research to the table. Elisabet is a specialist in innovation. Trained classically as an art historian, she focuses on workplace creativity, blue ocean thinking and innovation.

Manfred Kets de Vries

Manfred Kets de Vries

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 40 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.

Manfred Kets de Vries
Elisabet Engellau

Elisabet Engellau

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.

Elisabet Engellau

Managing Director

As Managing Director at the Kets de Vries Institute, where she has played a role in the development of the Institute since its inception,  Oriane is responsible for leadership program design, management and delivery for top executive teams and is also tasked with driving strategic company growth.

Oriane Kets de Vries

Oriane Kets de Vries

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. 

Oriane Kets de Vries

Associates

All our 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 of our associates are trained to a high level in clinical organisational psychology and leadership consulting.

Graham Barkus

Graham Barkus

Graham Barkus is Head of Organisation Development at Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, and also maintains his own practice helping businesses ‘rewire’ to sustain competitive advantage.  His approach encompasses advisory, consulting and coaching to realign capabilities, organization design and governance with the needs of new strategies.

Graham is experienced in organisational change and development; individual and group coaching and facilitation; negotiation and conducting ‘difficult conversations’; and conflict management. He has 25 years of professional practice in organisation development, learning and change leadership in Asia. He is now based in Hong Kong and has worked extensively in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Singapore, for clients including Standard Chartered Bank, Prudential Corporation Asia and IMC Industrial Group Singapore.  Most recently he has also accepted assignments in the US, Europe and the UK.

Graham holds postgraduate degrees with distinctions in Linguistics (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ); Clinical Organisational Psychology (INSEAD, France); and Strategy & Innovation (University of Oxford), and is a Founding Fellow at the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at Harvard University.  He is a regular speaker, writer and consultant on the challenge of integrating tomorrow’s strategic imperatives into today’s organisational and leadership practices.

Graham Barkus
Manfred Barth

Manfred Barth

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.

Manfred Barth
Christopher Bockmann

Christopher Bockmann

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.

Christopher Bockmann
Siân Foulds

Siân Foulds

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).

Siân Foulds
Hanneke Frese

Hanneke Frese

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.

Hanneke Frese
Wolfgang Gattermeyer

Wolfgang Gattermeyer

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.

Wolfgang Gattermeyer
Vaseehar Hassan

Vaseehar Hassan

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.

Vaseehar Hassan
Thomas Hellwig

Thomas Hellwig

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.

Thomas Hellwig
Neil Janin

Neil Janin

Neil, a Canadian national, is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company in its Paris office, where he joined the Firm in 1982.

Neil Janin was also one of the thought leaders McKinsey’s organization practice, and has conducted engagements in every area of organizational practice: design, leadership, governance, performance enhancement, culture change and transformation. Specifically, he was the main architect of the leadership development program for Directors worldwide, and he led a recent research effort on top team effectiveness and strategy visioning.

Today, he divides his time between, counseling senior executives and their teams, teaching and doing research on leadership development, and redesigning the learning curriculum for McKinsey’s partnership group worldwide. Alongside his work with KDVI, he also sits in a number of for profit and non-profit boards.

Before joining McKinsey, Neil worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) in New York and Paris, and Procter & Gamble in Toronto.

Neil holds an MBA from York University, Toronto and a joint honors degree in Economics and Accounting from McGill University, Montreal.

He is 58 years old, fluent in English and French, and has conversational Arabic. 

Neil Janin
Ann Houston Kelley

Ann Houston Kelley

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).

Ann Houston Kelley
Konstantin Korotov

Konstantin Korotov

Konstantin is an Assistant Professor at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany. He holds a PhD from INSEAD, as well as Master's degrees from INSEAD and New York University. A graduate of the CCC programme at INSEAD, Konstantin is a global executive coach and leadership development consultant. He is a co-author of an IGLC book on the New Global Russian Leaders and several IGLC articles on leadership and leadership development.

Konstantin has designed and delivered training and educational programs for Ernst & Young, Pepsi, Shell, ABN-Amro, Mars, Mittal Steel, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, McDonald’s, T-Systems, B.Braun, B/S/H, Ruhrgas Industries, British American Tobacco, Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange), Almiral Laboratories, StratX International, Philip Morris, Frontstep CIS, i2CIS, Western NIS Enterprise Fund, Russian Presidential Program for Management Cadre Development, Golden Telekom, Uralsib, Pernod-Ricard, and US Government’s Edmund S. Muskie Program. Konstantin has taught MBA-level, executive, and undergraduate courses at ESMT, Stockholm School of Economics, INSEAD, and American Institute of Business and Economics (Moscow). He is a frequent guest lecturer and key-note speaker at corporate conferences and universities.

Konstantin has previously worked as Director of Professional Development for Ernst & Young (CIS) where he has developed a state-of-the-art personnel development system for Ernst & Young’s operations in the former Soviet Union, as a consultant for the Center for Business Skills Development (CBSD) where he designed and delivered training programs, as well as a consultant to the New York University’s Training Curriculum Development Project where he participated in preparing model training curricula for managers in transition economies.

 

Konstantin Korotov
Kate Lanz

Kate Lanz

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.

Kate Lanz
Roger Lehman

Roger Lehman

Roger is a professor at INSEAD’s Singapore campus where he is Director of the Executive Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change Program. In addition, he 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.

Roger Lehman
Jean-Claude Noel

Jean-Claude Noel

French born and a United States citizen living in New York since 1991, Jean Claude has lived on three continents and has conducted business in different industries and in every part of the world. In addition to his deep understanding of cross-cultural environments, he brings to Executive Consulting and Leadership Development a ‘real life’ global experience at Board level.

Jean-Claude is a Senior Associate of the Kets de Vries Institute and is also Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management at INSEAD and Coaching Practice Director at the INSEAD Global Leadership Center. He held responsibility for Leadership Development in the Global Executive MBA Programs held in Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi as well as the Asia Executive MBA developed jointly with Tsinghua University in Beijing. He now focuses on Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and Company Specific Programs on and off campus.

He is a member of the Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital Institute of Coaching Professional Association, the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO) and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC). He also works with the World Economic Forum for their Global Leadership Fellows Program in Geneva and New York and directs their annual program at INSEAD. KDVI partnerships include the Razak School of Government (RSOG) in Kuala Lumpur and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin

His last corporate role was on the Board of Christie’s International as Group Chief Operating Officer, position he held until the end of 2004, responsible for worldwide Operations and also overseeing Human Resources with a focus on Organization and Leadership Development. Jean-Claude also has an extensive background in Hospitality, including seven years on the Board of Hilton International as Vice President-Western Europe and Africa, based in Paris and Senior Vice President-The Americas based in New York. He is co-chair of the Patient and Family Committee for Cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and received the United Hospital Fund Volunteer Award in March 2009 for his work with cancer patients.

 

Jean-Claude Noel
Mik Van den Noort

Mik Van den Noort

development, team building, executive coaching and organizational learning. Her activities are mainly centred around individual and group effectiveness in large mergers and around transformation of company cultures.

Mik Van den Noort's organisational consulting career spans over twenty years. She held staff and leadership positions in legal business, aviation, publishing and international consultancy.

As partner of KPMG she initiated and managed KPMG Ebbinge’s coaching and counselling unit. In recent years she has consulted to a vast number of executives and senior professionals. Amongst her clients are international companies (finance, FMCG, aviation, publishing, biotechnology, symphony orchestras) and professional firms (strategic consulting, law).

Mik is a guest lecturer/coach in the University of Amsterdam/SIOO ‘Change management in Organizations’ program. She is active in the world of arts sponsoring, working for the Business in the Arts Foundation as pro bono consultant and jury member since its establishment.

Mik lives with her husband in a nature reserve just north of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mik Van den Noort
Anton Obholzer

Anton Obholzer

By training a medical doctor, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Group & Organizational Consultant, Anton Obholzer has increasingly moved into the application of psychological understanding in the management of organizations.

His consultancy experience covers a wide range of commercial, banking and public sector organizations with the main emphasis of work and publications being on “under-the-surface”/unconscious factors causing resistance to change.  He has worked and is presently engaged in projects in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain.

His work with chief executives and senior management staff takes the form of mentoring, coaching and role consultancy.  The emphasis is on the multiplicity of factors playing a role in personal and institutional creativity.

Anton Obholzer BSc., MBChB., D.P.M., F.R.C.Psych., M.B.P.A.S.
Senior Faculty Member INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, Paris, France, 2000 – present.
Founder/Director, Tavistock Centre Consulting to Institutions Workshop 1980-2002.
Director/Chief Executive, Tavistock Centre, London 1985-2002.
Visiting Professor Universities of Vienna and Graz, Austria.
Chairman Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London.

Publications: with Vega Roberts “The Unconscious at Work”, Routledge.

Anton Obholzer
Margot Schumacher

Margot Schumacher

Margot is an adjunct professor in leadership development and an experienced executive coach, helping senior leaders to grow professionally and personally in an international environment. Clients call her authentic, and her global experience provides her a deep understanding of different cultural backgrounds and cross-cultural challenges.

Margot started her career as a consultant and has since then held leadership positions in different multinationals (Unilever and Heinz). She worked in senior, regional and global supply chain and change management roles, before moving into executive coaching full time several years ago. She has been based in Shanghai, Pittsburgh, London and in the Netherlands.

Margot is also an Adjunct Professor of Leadership Development for the University of Southern California (USC)’s Marshall School of Business, and she is an executive coach for INSEAD Asia, Europe and Middle East and Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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 program.

Margot, a native of the Netherlands, is married and lives with three children in The Netherlands.

Margot Schumacher
Simon Sijbrands

Simon Sijbrands

Simon is an experienced consultant and coach who helps senior managers with various challenges related to the theme of “organisational and individual change”. He supports leadership teams and senior managers in their effort to understand and use the (often hidden) dynamics in which they are operating on a daily basis.

Simon works with clients and their teams on the realisation of cost-effective, lasting (behavioural) change – for instance during mergers, take-overs, developments of new strategies or innovative concepts, the re-designing of governance models and business processes or the analysis and implementation of new regulations. He performs on the border area of business economy, business administration and psychology. He uses his experience of over twenty years as an advisor and leader.

Having had university training in business economics and business administration (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands), he has, since the nineties, been working with the question of how organisations, groups and individuals deal with the issue of “change”. Simon has a diploma in clinical organisational psychology (cum laude) and an executive master's degree in Coaching and Consulting for Change (INSEAD). He took part in additional various executive education programs (INSEAD and Harvard). 

Simon worked for KPMG over a total of 15 years, of which 11 were spent as an equity partner. Prior to his work with KPMG, Simon worked as an associate professor of strategy and organisational sciences. In his early youth, he was a soccer-player for Ajax and after that for AZ’67.

Simon is married to Marianne and together they have three children: Jesper, Isabel and Julian.

Simon Sijbrands
Murray Palevsky

Murray Palevsky

Murray is a Leadership and Strategy Consultant specialising in change management with an extensive business and entrepreneurial background. He has 25 years of first hand business experience as a senior executive, entrepreneur, CEO and founder, of a major construction business in Canada. The experience provides Murray Palevsky with rare insight into the inner world and business challenges of top business leaders. Prior to founding his own business, Murray worked in banking and real estate finance.

Murray is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds an MBA in Organisational Behavior and Finance from McGill University. He has received psychoanalytic training in Montreal and is a graduate Magna Cum Laude of the Consulting and Coaching for Change (CCC) programme at INSEAD in 2007.

Murray has also developed a unique approach to coaching using a music focused intervention technique. This innovative approach to coaching received a highly positive reaction from both the coaching community at INSEAD, ESMT and from his corporate clients. The approach is highly recommended as a creative way of dealing with complex developmental challenges of individuals and teams. As a result, Murray has developed a multimedia training module using this technique as well as a forthcoming article titled: Coaching with Music: Orchestrating the Score to a Leader’s Inner Theatre. “An alternative way of leadership coaching using music to accelerate and enhance remembrance and insight”.

The approach has been highly recommended as a creative way of unleashing the untapped leadership potential associated with the complex developmental challenges of individuals and teams.

Murray also has a coaching practice around the world, including clients in Canada, the United States, Western Europe and Russia. Murray is a member of the ISPSO.

Murray fluently communicates in 5 languages and has a keen interest in music and art. He is an avid outdoorsman and salmon fisherman. He is married with 3 children.

Murray Palevsky
Martine van den Poel

Martine van den Poel

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.

Martine van den Poel
Eva Svenstedt Ward

Eva Svenstedt Ward

Eva trained as an Executive Coach at INSEAD Business School in the Coaching and Consulting for Change programme attaining a Master of Science with honours from HEC France in 2002. In parallel with her work in the media sector she has worked as a coach and group facilitator at INSEAD for companies such as Merck, the National Health Service, Scottish Enterprise and for the Stockholm School of Economics in their Advanced Management Program. Since 2005 Eva manages a global coaching and consulting business with her husband based out of Stockholm Sweden.

After graduating as a theatre producer from the National Theatre School of Canada, Eva has worked in theatre, film and television, primarily in Europe. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Stockholm University and studied screenwriting at the Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. Eva spent nearly 15 years as producer and development executive for Sweden's national broadcaster, SVT, ending her time there as Head of Development for television dramas and features in 2004. Some of the projects Eva has been involved in since then include Creative Producer for 52 part children's series inspired by Sesame Street, script and story consultant for The Millennium Trilogy based on the best-selling novels by Stieg Larsson including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and acting as Executive Script Editor on the 6 feature film adaptations of the works by Liza Marklund.

Eva has run workshops and master classes on screenwriting, script consulting and the role of the creative producer for organisations such as Berghs School of Communication Stockholm, Danish Film School, Off Camera Industry Days Cracow, Short Film Forum Moscow.  At present she works as a consultant and tutor for Torino Film Lab, which runs workshops in film and media development globally.

This work with writers and filmmakers, both individually and in groups, focuses on understanding how their own story motivates them and informs their work, both creatively and as professionals. How is it possible to combine their personality, their drive to tell a story and their creative inspiration - with generosity, reflection and compromise, communicating and working towards realising a common goal.

Eva lives in the Stockholm archipelago with her husband and their four children.

Eva Svenstedt Ward
Graham Ward

Graham Ward

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.

 

Graham Ward
Svenja Weber

Svenja Weber

Svenja is an experienced executive coach based in London, most of her mandates concentrate on career-related issues, leadership, team effectiveness and work-life balance issues.

Before founding her own company, Svenja gained extensive experience in senior human resources positions working for Daimler and HSBC. She held a number of international positions in South Africa, the UK and Germany. Her experience is mostly related to organizational development, change management and global talent assessment and development. Svenja holds a Masters degree in Psychology having studied at the University of Bremen, Germany as well as at Stanford University, California, USA. Svenja graduated with distinction from INSEAD’s “Coaching and Consulting for Change” program and got the INSEAD Diploma of Clinical Organizational Psychology. As part of her training as a psychologist she has gained profound clinical experience having worked in psychiatric hospitals in both the USA and Germany.

Svenja brings to executive coaching her unique combination of a clinical psychology background as well as her understanding of global, multicultural business environments. She combines an international corporate career on senior HR level with expertise in the clinical coaching approach. As part of the Kets de Vries Institute and a member of the Global Leadership Centre of INSEAD, she is regularly invited as a coach in executive development programs

Svenja is married with two daughters and lives in London.

Svenja Weber
Anna Urnova

Anna Urnova

As an Executive Coach, Anna Urnova specialises in helping her clients to thrive in times of change: be it leaders’ personal transition to a new career, role, business and cultural environment; or big scale business transformations that executives are leading within their companies. She focuses on maximising leadership potential, while constructively dealing with derailing factors in personal and organisational development. Anna provides support to individuals and teams looking to improve performance and effectiveness, develop personal and organisational innovation capabilities, and design and implement self-sustaining coaching culture in teams and companies.

In coaching others, Anna benefits from her knowledge of the corporate world gained through 17 years of work experience in multinational companies such as Ernst & Young, Reuters, BAT and PepsiCo. She successfully developed her career from internship to VP of Human Resources. As a member of an ExCo for the last 7 years, Anna led major business, organisational and cultural integrations. During her career, Anna has been exposed to working cross-functionally, cross-culturally and internationally. She is an expert in change management and has extensive hands-on experience in supporting big scale organisational transformations in Russia and elsewhere.

Since 2000, alongside her corporate career, Anna also practices as an executive coach to top management and a mentor to high potential leadership talent. People and teams coached by her are successfully operating across different businesses in Russia, and many are returning clients.

In 2012, Anna’s passion for developing others, and the success of her coaching work led her to become a full-time coach and consultant.

 

Anna Urnova
Hande Yasargil

Hande Yasargil

Hande Yasargil Atesagaoglu is Turkey’s one of the most experienced executive coach and the founding partner of premier executive coaching firm Praesta Turkey and Middle East. Hande is also a member of IGLC (INSEAD Global Leadership Center) and works as an executive coach in several INSEAD executive education and degree programs.

Hande originally trained as a psychologist and family therapist. She combines her ten years of human resources management experience, executive track record in the finance, automotive and media sectors, and her training as a therapist to deliver coaching services that focus on developing leadership, changing behaviour and improving bottom-line performance. She coaches the top executive teams of major multinational and local companies in Turkey and the Gulf Region. Hande served in Vice President, Board Member and International Representative roles at  PERYON (Turkish Personnel Management Association) for 9 years represented Turkey on the EAPM (European Associations of Personnel Management) Executive Committee.

She has a B.A degree in Psychology, M.A. degree in Human Resources Management and  Executive M.A degree for ‘Coaching and Consulting for Change’ from INSEAD. She has been trained in different certification programs about “Adult  Education”,  “ Marriage and Family Therapy”, “Brief Therapy Applications in Business”,  “Psychodynamic Therapies” and “Effective Leadership Development".

Hande is married and has a 4 years old daughter, lives in Istanbul.

Hande Yasargil
Claire Pointing

Claire Pointing

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.

 

Claire Pointing

Research Lab 

Elizabeth Florent

Elizabeth Florent

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.

Elizabeth Florent
Alicia Cheak

Alicia Cheak

Alicia is a research associate at KDVi working on a number of research and instruments-related projects. She is also a researcher at INSEAD, a global MBA school in France, since 2005, 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 Cheak
Caroline Rook

Caroline Rook

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.

Caroline Rook

Administrative and Business Development Team

KDVI has a permanent administrative team that provides high-touch and on-going support before, during and after our programmes. 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.

Judith Taylor

Judith Taylor

Judith Taylor is the Survey Coordinator at the Kets de Vries Institute responsible for all aspects of the Instrument administration process.  She also coordinates the translation of the Instruments into other languages. Previously, Judith worked in the City for 20 years specialising in Executive Reward and the project management of international employee and executive share schemes for FTSE 350 companies. Judith has a BA in French and German and also holds the Diploma in Translation (French/English) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

Judith Taylor
Lidy Hopman-Fuller

Lidy Hopman-Fuller

Lidy is KDVI's  programme coordinator. Once a programme has been designed she is in charge of the preparation and management at every stage of the delivery. She is the contact point between the client, the KDVI and the faculty and makes sure that information runs smoothly. She is also, along side Judith Taylor, in charge of part of the instrument administration. Lidy previously worked at INSEAD where she began as a faculty assistant. Later on she joined the Executive Education department and worked as business development assistant. She speaks English, French and Dutch fluently.  She is based in Paris where she lives with her husband. 

 
Lidy Hopman-Fuller
Rani Burke

Rani Burke

Rani Burke, joined the KDVI support team as PA to Oriane Kets de Vries & Selina Edwards. She has now joined Lidy as programme coordinator. Once a programme has been designed she is in charge of the preparation and management at every stage of the delivery. She is the contact point between the client, the KDVI and the faculty and makes sure that information runs smoothly. She is also, along side Judith Taylor, in charge of part of the instrument administration. 

Rani’s background includes director-level PA roles at The Hospital Club, L’Oreal UK and more recently Genergy UK, where she gained knowledge in the coaching & leadership fields.  Rani lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and 2 young children.

Rani Burke
Selina Edwards

Selina Edwards

Selina manages 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).

Selina Edwards
Stephanie Shirley-Smith

Stephanie Shirley-Smith

Stephanie Shirley-Smith is the Project Co-ordinator at the Kets de Vries Institute, responsible for such projects as the development of KDVI’s Instrument Workshop and organising quarterly and regional KDVI meetings. She also manages KDVI marketing projects that include digital media, and the promotion of KDVI services and instruments at exhibits and conferences. 
 
Previously, Stephanie worked as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher in secondary schools across the UK, specialising in French and German. Over the eight years she spent in this role, she took on several roles, including Lead Teacher and Head of Key Stage 3, responsible both for the development of the curriculum and performance of pupils in Languages, as well as mentoring staff across the Language Department, improving their skills and guiding their professional development.
 
Stephanie has a BA in German with European Studies from The University of Sussex and a PGCE in German with French from The University of Exeter.
Stephanie Shirley-Smith