Caux Forum, Ethical Leadership in Business
Ethical Leadership in Business 2017

Speakers 2017

Thursday 29 June, 2017: What is the economic value of values?

Sabine Döbeli (Switzerland)

Sabine Döbeli is the CEO of Swiss Sustainable Finance, an association that was founded in 2014 with the objective of promoting sustainability in Swiss finance. Previously, she was Head of Corporate Sustainability Management at Vontobel. At Zürcher Kantonalbank she built up the sustainability research unit within the financial analysis department and was involved in the launch of various sustainable investment products. Sabine holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and a post-graduate degree in business administration from the University of Basel.  


Andreas Bomann-LarsenAndreas Bomann-Larsen (Norway)

Andreas Bomann-Larsen is the Partner and CEO of CARN Capital that is an independent investment organization located in Oslo. The firm has a long-short strategy investing in European equities with a focus on the Nordics. Mr. Bomann-Larsen also founded the Prospera Foundation which engaged pro bono consultants in social projects for different social organizations / NGOs across Norway. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and two Executives studies diplomas in advanced financial valuation and portfolio management.


Professor Marc Chesney (Switzerland)

Marc Chesney has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Geneva with accreditation by the Sorbonne. He is a professor of Finance at the University of Zurich, and Head of its Banking and Finance Institute. He was formerly a professor and associate dean at HEC Paris. He is the author of "De la Grande Guerre à la crise permanente" ("From the Great War to a permanent crisis"), published by Presses polytechniques universitaires Romandes in 2015. His research subjects are the financial crisis, systemic risk and derivative products.


Merel RumpingMerel Rumping (Netherlands)

Merel Rumping holds a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on business ethics in the Netherlands and studied ‘Sciences Politiques’ in France. Her experiences at a Micro Finance Institute in Colombia, combined with the knowledge she acquired during her master’s made her discover the potential of social entrepreneurship as an effective tool to fight poverty. She started working for ProPortion as a social business incubator, and initiated LegBank, a social entrepreneurial initiative aiming to increase access to prosthetic provisions in developing countries. She co-developed the concept, leads the consortium, and is now pro-actively seeking investments/funds to scale. Moreover, she routinely blogs about social entrepreneurship for the International Development platform, ViceVersa. In her free time, she serves as the passionate lead singer of a Portuguese fado-music ensemble called Palpita.


Friday 30 June, 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their role in ethical leadership

Antoine Hautle, ELB, Ethical Leadership in Business 2017Antonio Hautle (Switzerland)

Antonio Hautle is the Senior Programme Leader and Network Representative at Global Compact Network Switzerland since 2015. Prior to this position, he was the director of Fastenopfer from 2001 until 2013 and the director of the Social Department of the State of Lucerne from 2013 until 2015. Mr Hautle has a background in Philosophy, Business Ethics and Catholic Theology and holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.



Claudia Egger (Switzerland)

Claudia Egger is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Switzerland since 2015. Prior to this, she was a Senior Consultant at Sustainserv, a Sustainability Strategy and Communications consultancy based in Zurich and Boston, and the Project Leader for the first Corporate Citizenship Report of the Schindler Group. Claudia holds a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a Masters in Political Science from University of Lausanne. She also holds a Certificate in CSR Reporting from UC Berkeley.


Jan Van Mol (Belgium)

Belgian Jan Van Mol is the founder of Addictlab. He has been called a concept king, a brand guru, a renaissance man, a pioneer in the creative industry by the international press. In 1997 he created Addictlab, a creative laboratory uniting thousands of creatives from all over the world, from different disciplines, publishing over 35 magazines or books, setting up exhibitions to accelerate their creative talent and specializing in out of the box collaborative processes and research. The lab boasts over 10.000 concepts or works today. Describing himself as a creative wanderer and wonderer, he is taking on branding, advertising, photography, art and product design commissions. He moved with his wife and two kids from Belgium to Johannesburg, South Africa, and is now living on the French side of the border near Geneva.


Official Opening of the Caux Forum

Kate Gilmore (Australia)

Kate Gilmore was appointed United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on 1st December 2015. Prior to joining OHCHR, Ms. Gilmore was Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Programmes with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Previously, she was National Director of Amnesty International Australia and then Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International. Ms. Gilmore started her career as a social worker and government policy officer in Australia, where she was granted honorary appointments to provincial and national public policy and law reform processes, including membership of the country’s first National Committee on Violence Against Women. Ms. Gilmore holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Universiy of New England and postgraduate degrees in Social Work from the University of Melbourne and Community Development from RMIT.

Raphael Nägeli (Switzerland)

Raphael Naegeli is Deputy Head of the Human Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs with rank of Minister. He was born on 29 September 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland. He attended schools in Zurich and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Philosophy after studies in History, Economy and History of Eastern Europa at University of Zurich and Free University Berlin. Following professional experiences in journalism and banking he started his diplomatic career 1998 at the Office of European Integration within the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently he was posted at the Embassies in Sarajevo and Budapest and from 2002-2004 as first collaborator of the Swiss Embassy Sarajevo. With his return to Bern 2004 he became chief of staff at the Human Security Divison of the FDFA. Seconded to the International Civilian Office, a supervisory body for the newly independent state of Kosovo he headed its Unit for Minority Integration from 2008-2011. Returning to Bern in 2011 Raphael Nägeli first became Regional Coordinator for South Eastern Europe, 2012 deputy head in the rank of a minister and 2015 head of the Task Force for the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship. Raphael Naegeli is married and has two children.


Saturday 1 July, 2017

Workshop: Building Trust at the Workplace

Bjorn IhlerBjørn Ihler, Young Leader of the Kofi Annan Foundation’s Extremely Together Initiative and survivor of the Anders Breivik terrorist attack, who uses art to counter extreme right wing narratives 

Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler is a designer freelance activist, public speaker, writer, filmmaker and performance and technician working internationally against the ideology of racism, hatred and violent extremism. His work is influenced by his experiences as a survivor of the attack on Utøya Island in Norway in 2011; however political activism and work against violence among people has always been one of his core interests. Ihler is as a technologist, designer and content creator involved in a number of projects and start-ups using data and narratives to challenge extremism. You can follow his work on He is a member of the Kofi Annan Foundation’s Extremely Together initiative. Bjørn is currently completing his MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Hacettepe University in Turkey, and holds a BA in Theatre and Performance Design and Technology focusing on video design and animation for the stage from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.


Workshop: Female Leadership: What's in it for men?

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman (Switzerland)

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman is the Founder / CEO of Women@TheTable: because a woman's place is at the decision-making table in governance, in the economy, in technology, in sustainability, in peace, a Geneva based NGO advocating for women and galvanizing voices for women's equality. Women@theTable makes gender visible on the global stage  so that unique points of view are heard and acted upon in the corridors of power.   Kraft-Buchman is one of  three co-founders of the International Gender Champions, a male + female leadership network designed to break down gender barriers for system change, and co-founder of Breakthrough Barriers 2017 with the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project. Kraft-Buchman also founded The Strategic Message, a Geneva based consultancy that helps non-profits and International Organizations make vision and strategy a reality, from the International Trade Centre’s Trailblazer Summit + Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum: From the Earth to the Cloud in São Paulo, its Summit in Nairobi, two editions of the United Nations at Geneva’s TEDxPlaceDesNations, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne & Fondation Lombard Odier’s TEDxHelvetia,  CERN’s TEDxCERN, International Telecommunication Union’s ‘Tech Needs Girls’ campaign, and TEDGlobal and TED Salons. Previously, Kraft-Buchman was Managing Director of a Swiss broadband medical network conceived to help doctors deliver higher quality of medicine at lower cost.  She is a former Board member + Chair, Strategic Planning for the International School of Geneva; and longstanding Executive Committee member Human Rights Watch, Geneva.


Workshop: How to build trust within the global supply chain

Hiroshi Ishida (Japan)

Hiroshi Ishida began his career at the Bond Dealing Section and worked there for 4 years. He moved onto work at Takamatsu Branch for the following 3 years. In 1997, he was appointed and worked as a member of the Mizuho Integration Project Team at Information Technology Planning Department, Y2K and System Risk Management. After resigning from IBJ in 2000, Ishida volunteered for Caux Round Table Japan (CRT Japan), bringing a wealth of experience. Today, he is the Executive Director of the Caux CRT Japan.
Hiroshi Ishida is also Visiting Professor at Kyushu University Business School and fellow at Center for Inclusive Business and CSR Tokyo International University.


Chikako Miyata (Japan)

Chikako Miyata joined ANA Holdings INC. in Japan in 1986. She started as a cabin attendant of the Inflight-service Department. In 2004, she was appointed to the post of Manager of in-flight administration where she was responsible for the management of the personnel and the planning of the service. She was then appointed to different manager positions before working as Director of product service in 2013. She is currently the Vice President of ANA Holdings INC. in Japan and is responsible for the Corporate Brand and Corporate Social Responsibility with a focus on Human Rights and environment.  


Makeda Tsegaye (Ethiopia)

Makeda Tsegaye is the Founder and CEO of NetBizImpact Ltd – an investment facilitation and strategic advisory firm based out of Nairobi, Kenya. NetBizImpact provides service to a diverse set of clients with a particular focus on linking innovative and high-impact small and growing businesses (in agribusiness and related sectors) in Africa to market, capital and technology. Ms. Tsegaye is an executive with record of guiding private sector companies from concept to growth and profit across multiple sectors. Experience directing $30-500 million USD multi-country projects/initiatives, and brokering senior-level coordination and partnership across a wide scope of stakeholders. Extensive network of professional contacts and funding sources, particularly in enterprise development, agribusiness development, and innovative value chain investment opportunities in East and West Africa – linking high-impact small and growing businesses with market, capital and technology. Member to various professional networks including the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) where she serves as the Steering Committee member of the East Africa Chapter. Ms. Tsegaye is a national of Ethiopia and currently residing and working in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Ville Heimgartner (Switzerland)

Ville Heimgartner is the Co-CEO of Imagine Cargo GmbH in Switzerland. He is a sustainability expert with hands-on industry and consulting experience in places such as China, India, Mexico and Europe. He previously worked as a Sustainability Project Manager at Swiss Post running projects in procurement and innovation area. Since 2016, Ville Heimgartner is working as Sustainability Manager at Imagine Cargo where he is currently building a sustainable logistics network throw out Europe. On the side, he is also advising multi-national companies to implement responsible procurement process throughout their supply chain.


Brian Iselin (Switzerland)

Brian Iselin is a former soldier and Federal Agent and turned from the drug wars to counter-human trafficking. Bringing field experience against slavery of more than 17 years in almost 50 countries, Brian also holds university degrees in strategic studies, police management, international criminal justice and modern Asian studies. Brian is the founder of slavefreetrade. He is also the President of the Executive Committee and inaugural Chair of the International Advisory Board.




Sunday 2 July, 2017: "From Yale to Jail - how good managers make bad decision"

Guido Palazzo (Switzerland)

Guido Palazzo is Professor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne. He studied business administration and philosophy at the University of Bamberg (Germany) and wrote his PhD in political philosophy at the University of Marburg (Germany). He has taught in numerous other places such as IMD, INSEAD, Bejing Institute of Technology, Kopenhagen Business School. His research deals with corporate responsibility in global supply chains, the mechanisms of (un)ethical decision making in organizations, social change processes, the fight against organized crime and the impact of storytelling on behavior. Guido Palazzo has received the Max Weber Award for his research on multinational corporations by the German president. He is one of the most cited business ethics scholars in Europe. He consults and teaches on business ethics and CSR at numerous multinational corporations such as Siemens, Daimler, Airbus, Volvo, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stora Enso and Johnson & Johnson.