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Bangalore

Ardhendu G Pathak, Ph.D

As of January 1, 2019

Ardhendu G Pathak, Ph.D. has been a leading figure in digital transformation at Airbus since 2012 where he identified, assessed, and injected key emerging technologies into Airbus. His group filed over 45 patents in key areas. From 2001-2012, he led globally dispersed teams for General Electric - in a variety of technical and executive roles in which he had responsibility for large engineering and research teams for various GE Businesses (Appliances, Industrial Systems, Lighting, Sensing, and Security) as well as for GE Corporate Research. From 1994 - 2001, with the National Institute of Ocean Technology, he was involved with applied research on ocean energy extraction, ambient ocean noise, instrumentation systems for subsea use, and lab infrastructure. He led an official expert delegation to Russia and Myanmar.

Before that, at IIT (Madras) he was part of a team having responsibility for design, construction, offshore towing, and installation of ocean wave energy plant off the coast of Trivandrum. His education includes a PhD. In 1993 from the University of Rhode Island (USA); a M.Tech from IIT (Madras) in 1986, and a B.E. from the College of Engineering (Pune) in 1985.


Buenos Aires

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Chicago

Michelle M. Smead

Michelle Smead is an Advisor and Consultant with MAP, having previously worked with MAP's founder Knut Revling during her career at A.T. Kearney Executive Search. Her experience includes assessing client's needs for C-level positions by discovering the requirements of key roles, success criteria, and culture fit within Fortune 100 clients, financial services, private equity, family offices: industrial, automotive and a variety of professional services organizations. Moreover, she has been dedicated to assisting clients with their Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion needs.

Michelle is on the Board of Klout, a venture-backed financial services and insurance brokerage company that serves family and high net worth clients and is Managing Director of Patina Solutions in Chicago. Before Patina Solutions, Michelle was a Executive Vice President at DHR International; A.T. Kearney; EY; and KPMG and started her career at Booz Allen. Moreover, Michelle led Executive Talent Acquisition at BMO Harris and Adtalem. While at A.T. Kearney, she founded the D&I Practice and served on A.T. Kearney's global Diversity Practice. Her Diversity research has been appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and various news networks.

Michelle holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois and a Master of Management from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is an executive member of the International Women's Forum; past President of the Northwestern Kellogg's Executive Women's Network; Board Member of The Theater School of DePaul University; Past President of the Women's Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan Ability Center) and is a frequent speaker on career strategies. She is also on the board of ELITE where she mentors human resources and finance leaders.

Bart Kocha

Bart Kocha has advised major global companies and public organizations for over 25 years. He has experience in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and financial services, as well as other sectors. His primary areas of expertise include large-scale transformation, organization strategy, new product development and business process outsourcing.

His experience includes over ten years as a senior partner with A.T. Kearney where he was responsible for the Organization & Transformation Global Service Practice. He led A.T. Kearney into several new market areas including Talent Management, Shared Services and Business Process Outsourcing. Bart served on the Global and North American Leadership Teams for A.T. Kearney and represented the firm on the EDS Leadership Team. Before beginning his consulting career with A.T. Kearney he worked in operations and finance for 3M Company and Amoco Chemical Company.

Bart holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and MIS from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He has a passion for public education reform and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the IL Network of Charter Schools. He has worked with the Walton Family Foundation on school reform within the charter sector.

Bart's personal interests include spending time outdoors with his wife and four daughters. He enjoys biking, running, and skiing, and is currently coaching a high school cross-country ski team.


Delhi

DP Singh

DP Singh has over 25 years of consulting and industry experience in the Indian automotive and telecom sectors, among others. DP's engagements include developing strategic alternatives, embracing new business models, setting and executing organizational goals, and coaching CXOs for transitioning into expanded roles.

Until joining MAP, he was a Director with the India practice of Hay Group. Prior to Hay Group, he worked with Oracle and Cisco and led their business consulting practices for India. He has also served at A. T. Kearney where he worked on growth strategies, large scale organizational transformation, and provided implementation support. DP holds a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) and a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications from Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University.


Dubai

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Hamburg

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Linz & Vienna

Marie-Caroline Gräfin von Ledebur-Wicheln

For more than 25 years, Caroline von Ledebur has been advising CEOs and top management of companies on leadership networks as well as on questions of succession, corporate governance and strategy implementation. Before joining MAP in 2013, she built her own consulting business and advised leaders on networking, relationship building, development and performance. She also works as a certified Coach.

In the years prior, Caroline was CEO of G100, a membership-only organization which brings together active Chairmen and CEOs from major publicly traded companies in the USA and Europe. G100 provides forums in which Chairmen and CEOs can privately discuss and debate business issues and best practices. Caroline also co-founded and lead the CEO Academy and the Chairman Academy, which were sponsored by G100.

Previously, Caroline was a Principal at SpencerStuart in the Frankfurt and New York offices and has served as a director on the board of the Jackson Laboratory.

Earlier in her career, Caroline was a consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich. She also worked with the Austrian Academy of Sciences consulting for EU research projects and as a researcher at The Rockefeller University in New York.

Caroline holds a D.Phil. in Molecular Biology from Oxford University and a B.A. in Biology from Smith College in the US. She is co-author of How to Run a Company—Lessons from Top Leaders of the CEO Academy, from Random House, as well as the author of various scientific publications.

Caroline has lived many years in the US as well as in the UK, Germany, Tunisia, The Netherlands and Japan, and has currently settled in Austria. She speaks English, German and French fluently. Her passions are her family, human behaviour, traveling and skiing as much as possible.


Linz & Vienna

Marie-Caroline Gräfin von Ledebur-Wicheln <

For more than 25 years, Caroline von Ledebur has been advising CEOs and top management of companies on leadership networks as well as on questions of succession, corporate governance and strategy implementation. Before joining MAP in 2013, she built her own consulting business and advised leaders on networking, relationship building, development and performance. She also works as a certified Coach.

In the years prior, Caroline was CEO of G100, a membership-only organization which brings together active Chairmen and CEOs from major publicly traded companies in the USA and Europe. G100 provides forums in which Chairmen and CEOs can privately discuss and debate business issues and best practices. Caroline also co-founded and lead the CEO Academy and the Chairman Academy, which were sponsored by G100.

Previously, Caroline was a Principal at SpencerStuart in the Frankfurt and New York offices and has served as a director on the board of the Jackson Laboratory.

Earlier in her career, Caroline was a consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Munich. She also worked with the Austrian Academy of Sciences consulting for EU research projects and as a researcher at The Rockefeller University in New York.

Caroline holds a D.Phil. in Molecular Biology from Oxford University and a B.A. in Biology from Smith College in the US. She is co-author of How to Run a Company—Lessons from Top Leaders of the CEO Academy, from Random House, as well as the author of various scientific publications.

Caroline has lived many years in the US as well as in the UK, Germany, Tunisia, The Netherlands and Japan, and has currently settled in Austria. She speaks English, German and French fluently. Her passions are her family, human behaviour, traveling and skiing as much as possible.


Madrid

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Mumbai

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Munich

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Oslo

Svein O. Engenes

Svein O. Engenes has for 20 years been a partner of A.T.Kearney where he worked across industries and service areas in more than 15 countries. He has held the roles as Unit head of the Nordic Region, been a member of the European management team, and served as a member of the company's strategy core team.

His focus areas have been organization, restructuring, and growth - with special reference to execution and to improving business processes.

Before joining A.T. Kearney, Mr. Engenes worked for Habberstad, at that time the largest Nordic management consulting company; the last period as President and CEO. Prior to that, he was a researcher, first for the power division of Westinghouse Electric Corp, in Pennsylvania, later for the Norwegian Defense Research Institute. He holds an MSc in engineering science from Purdue University in the USA.

Elisabeth Vegel

Elisabeth Vegel, as a partner at Ben Agere, has had extensive experience in the design and management of complex business transformation and strategy execution programs within both the private and public sectors—with an emphasis on risk management and on orchestrating expertise in large operations, in which progress is measurable.

She was a Principal at Capgemini from 2000-2006 where she ran comprehensive improvement programs within various industries including financial services, manufacturing, travel and transportation, oil and gas. Before that she was a Senior Manger within Ernst & Young management Consulting.

Among other credentials, Ms. Vegel is a graduate of the Norwegian Business School’s Management Program, with a specialty in Organizational Psychology.

Olav Haraldseid

Olav Haraldseid has worked for more than twenty years as an HR Executive and head of HR in Equinor Natural Gas, NorgesGruppen ASA, Circle K Europe and Apotek 1—which embraces experience in the retail, oil & gas, fuel retail, service trade and pharmaceutical sectors. He has also advised companies on executive assessment, recruitment, and leadership development.

He is the author of Diversity Capitalism which examines how organizations can benefit from a breadth of diversity initiatives. He holds a master’s degree in sports psychology and has coached the Norwegian national team in table tennis for seven years.


Oslo & Zurich

Knut A. Revling

Knut A. Revling is one of MAP's two managing partners. He was previously General Manager and Partner in a leading global search firm where he was responsible for building and directing the Global Leadership Assessment practice, and for the work in this practice of forty senior consultants worldwide, winning the Team Award during his final year. He obtained and directed engagements with a roster of the world's largest, most dynamic corporations.

Previously he had been Vice President, Management Audit and Executive Search, at A. T. Kearney/EDS, and a member of both that firm's Financial Institutions Group and its Human Capital Management Group.

During 1992-1996, he was Royal Norwegian Consul in Stuttgart, and then served with the Norwegian Embassy in Brussels, both on behalf of the Norwegian Trade Council, for which he was responsible for advancing his country's interests with Europe's leading public and private corporations. Prior to this term in government service, Mr. Revling was a Senior Consultant with Carre Orban (now part of Korn/Ferry International), and a Consultant with Ward Howell/JB International (one of the world's largest executive search firms).

After duty in the Royal Norwegian Navy, he began his business career in 1981 as an executive with Scandinavian Airlines. He holds science degrees from the Free University of Berlin (1976) and from Henrich Heine University, Dusseldorf (1981).


San Francisco

Robert L. Duffy

Bob Duffy was with A. T. Kearney from 1972-2012. He was elected Partner and then Senior Partner. His clients included numerous North American, European and Asian-based global corporations in consumer products, high-tech and healthcare. Consulting specialties included corporate restructuring, post-merger integration, organization strategy and structure, performance management and business model alignment and governance.

He led A. T. Kearney's consumer products industry practice and then transferred to San Francisco to lead the West P&L and High-Tech Industry practice. Bob led the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry Practice. He also served on the A.T. Kearney Board of Directors, Chaired the Firm's Audit Committee; served as a member of the A.T. Kearney North America Management Committee, Chaired the Account Development and Strategy Committees and co-chaired the Firm's Partner Forum.

He is on the Board of Overseers and on the Executive Committee of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the University of California Berkeley's International House. He previously served on the Board of Directors for both the University of Illinois School of Business and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering MMM Program Board of Directors.


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Renato Carvalho Franco

Renato Carvalho Franco founded Integra Associados, a leading restructuring advisory firm in Brazil that handles Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructurings & Turnarounds, and Interim Management. He has held board positions in Brazilian mobile phone operators Telemig, Tele Norte, Telet, and Americel, and was also on the Board of Parmalat while Integra advised on its restructuring. He also acted as President of TIW do Brasil while assisting its Canadian holding company - Telesystem International Wireless - in the sale of its Brazilian subsidiaries. He is a member and former Director of the Young Presidents Organization, a member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, and the former Chairman of the Board of Turnaround Management Association, Brazil Chapter. Previously he served as Director of M&A advisory for Bank of America Brazil and Superintendent for Unibanco. He was also Finance Manager at Promon Tecnologia and Senior Auditor at Price Waterhouse. Renato holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He teaches finance classes at the Insper Graduate School in Sao Paulo, and has chaired restructuring symposiums at the Sorbonne, Columbia, and Oxford universities.


Shanghai

Zhang Min

Zhang Min brings over 25 years of experience in China, assisting major international companies establish and expand businesses profitably. He has worked primarily on strategy and operations improvement assignments in industries such as automotive, heavy machinery and process manufacturing, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, retail, agriculture, and environment.

Previous experience includes Head of China Business Unit with Colehower & Company, an international executive search firm, Managing Director with Shanghai Equation Management Consulting Co. Ltd, and Chief Representative of the Shanghai offices of A.T. Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm, and of Pacific Rim Consulting Group, a marketing consulting firm in Asia-Pacific. Zhang Min holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the Anhui University, China.


Shanghai & Singapore

Lien Siaou-Sze

In addition to consulting for Management Alignment Partners, Ms. Lien Siaou-Sze is the Senior Executive Coach at Mobley Group Pacific. Prior to this, she was the Senior Vice President at HP Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) before retiring in 2007.

She began her career at HP as a systems engineer and rose through the management ranks in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and the APJ region. She became the first woman in the region to be made Vice-President and later became its first female Senior Vice President. After her promotion to Managing Director of HP APJ, she oversaw the acquisition of Compaq and was featured in Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business Outside of USA" list for six consecutive years.

In addition to serving on the NTU Board of Trustees, Ms. Lien is also a Board Member at NTU's Confucius Institute. She also serves on the boards of Japfa Ltd, an Asia-based agri-food company and Elekta Ab (publ), a Swedish MNC in the medical technology sector.

Ms. Lien graduated from Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. She went on to receive her Masters degree in Computer Science from Imperial College London.


Shanghai & Washington

Helen Yang

Helen Yang has led diverse businesses and functions in global markets. Until recently, she worked in various roles with DuPont in China, including as Asia pacific Director Imaging Technologies, managing Director of Corporate Operations for Greater China, Asia Pacific Planning & Improvement Director for DuPont performance Coatings, and Corporate marketing and Sales Director for North Asia/Australia/New Zealand. She has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated summa cum laude. Her major certifications include ones from the Financial Times Non-Executive Director program and from the Knowledge Intensive Growth Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.


Shanghai & Washington

Helen Yang

Helen Yang has led diverse businesses and functions in global markets. Until recently, she worked in various roles with DuPont in China, including as Asia pacific Director Imaging Technologies, managing Director of Corporate Operations for Greater China, Asia Pacific Planning & Improvement Director for DuPont performance Coatings, and Corporate marketing and Sales Director for North Asia/Australia/New Zealand. She has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated summa cum laude. Her major certifications include ones from the Financial Times Non-Executive Director program and from the Knowledge Intensive Growth Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.


St. Louis

Elizabeth Chesterton

Elizabeth Chesterton has consulted with global financial, consumer credit, energy, agricultural, and other major institutions for over 25 years to ensure peak performance among their leadership and management teams. She designs the strategy, programs and processes to drive performance and productivity among executives, managers, and teams. By blending tailored group programs and system-wide coaching processes, she measurably enhances corporate cultures.

Elizabeth holds an M.Ed and B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. She is a master certified coach in Asset-Based Thinking, as well as in other assessment processes.


St. Louis & Vail

Carolyn Dielmann Connolly

Carolyn Dielmann Connolly focuses on coaching, training, and development for a range of large and medium enterprises, including in financial software, healthcare, and real estate. She has also served as the Executive Director of the U.S.-China International Institute where she was responsible for creating trusted relationships among global businesses in aviation, energy, and agriculture.

Her extensive charitable work includes being a Governing Board member of Starting Hearts, headquartered in Colorado, which improves outcomes for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Such interests in talent management as well as in public service began early in her career when she worked for the U.S. Senate.


Shanghai & Singapore

Lien Siaou-Sze

In addition to consulting for Management Alignment Partners, Ms. Lien Siaou-Sze is the Senior Executive Coach at Mobley Group Pacific. Prior to this, she was the Senior Vice President at HP Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) before retiring in 2007.

She began her career at HP as a systems engineer and rose through the management ranks in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and the APJ region. She became the first woman in the region to be made Vice-President and later became its first female Senior Vice President. After her promotion to Managing Director of HP APJ, she oversaw the acquisition of Compaq and was featured in Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business Outside of USA" list for six consecutive years.

In addition to serving on the NTU Board of Trustees, Ms. Lien is also a Board Member at NTU's Confucius Institute. She also serves on the boards of Japfa Ltd, an Asia-based agri-food company and Elekta Ab (publ), a Swedish MNC in the medical technology sector.

Ms. Lien graduated from Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. She went on to receive her Masters degree in Computer Science from Imperial College London.


Sao Paulo

Renato Carvalho Franco founded Integra Associados, a leading restructuring advisory firm in Brazil that handles Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructurings & Turnarounds, and Interim Management. He has held board positions in Brazilian mobile phone operators Telemig, Tele Norte, Telet, and Americel, and was also on the Board of Parmalat while Integra advised on its restructuring. He also acted as President of TIW do Brasil whileassisting its Canadian holding company - Telesystem International Wireless - in the sale of its Brazilian subsidiaries. He is a member and former Director of the Young Presidents Organization, a member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, and the former Chairman of the Board of Turnaround Management Association, Brazil Chapter. Previously he served as Director of M&A advisory for Bank of America Brazil and Superintendent for Unibanco. He was also Finance Manager at Promon Tecnologia and Senior Auditor at Price Waterhouse. Renato holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He teaches finance classes at the Insper Graduate School in Sao Paulo, and has chaired restructuring symposiums at the Sorbonne, Columbia, and Oxford universities.


Stockholm

Gerard De Geer

Mr. De Geer was previously Partner for Strategy, Operations and Business Control at IK Investment Partners. His responsibilities covered all IK portfolio companies as well as its Industrial Advisory Board. From 1994 - 2001, he was Vice President, AT Kearney, with responsibilities for Swedish operations and for Kearney's Global Automotive and Change practices. Previously he had been Senior Vice President, Ovako Steel, a Scandinavian-based steel manufacturer, and before that he was Managing Director, Ovako Tube AB, also based in Sweden.

He serves on the boards of four IK Invest portfolio companies, and served previously on corporate boards in the telecom, retailing, manufacturing, and engineering sectors.

Mr. De Geer holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Science in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a Captain in the Reserves, Royal Mountain Rangers, Sweden.


Stuttgart

Stephan Mayer

Dr. Mayer was a Partner at A. T. Kearney until 2010, where his responsibilities included serving as Practice Leader for Supply Chain Integration, head of the Stuttgart office, and member of the officer appraisal committee.

Client account responsibilities included Daimler, Volkswagen, and others. In addition to experience in Logistics, Strategic Sourcing, and Manufacturing within the automotive sector, Dr. Mayer has particular expertise in media, consumer goods, and in electronics with experience in turnarounds and sales planning.

He earned his Ph.D at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, IPA Stuttgart (1979) and his Dipl-Ing., Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Stuttgart (1975).


Tokyo

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Washington

Derek Leebart

Derek Leebaert co-founded MAP in 2003-2004 with Knut Revling. He has conducted cross-border strategic alignment engagements in the medical device, energy, and information technology sectors, as well as in financial services--with special reference to insurance and reinsurance.

He has been responsible for MAP's own development strategy and for managing MAP's proprietary analytical technologies. Before creating MAP, Derek was a founder in 1995 of Linguateq, the premier company in telecommunications data interoperability. Linquateq grew rapidly in tandem with customers such as AT&T and Alcatel, and with Polaris Ventures as a financial partner. Linguateq was sold in 2001 to SONUS Networks and its patents and technologies are part of the Internet backbone.

Before Linguateq, Derek was a principal in the Chicago-based LBO firm R. H. Missner & Co, acquiring Intermarket media and selling it to Euromoney, among other transactions. With economist David Smick, he was also a founding editor of The International Economy, a specialized magazine covering global financial policy, economic trends, and international trade. Before that, he served in Washington as Chief Economist of the Information Technology Industry Council (previously CBEMA).

Among the many books he has written is a trilogy from The MIT Press on the evolution of the information economy (co-author), including The Future of the Electronic Marketplace, and his best-selling To Dare and To Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations. The latter volume addresses elite selection, as well as commando creativity and innovation. The book is required reading within the US Special Operations Command. Its insights are also applied widely in business.

Derek holds a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University (1983), was a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and was appointed a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard's Center for Science and International Affairs. He received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MPP degree from Columbia University. He served for two years in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He is currently a trustee of Providence Hospital in Washington D.C. and of other public service institutions. As time allows, Derek independently backs early stage ventures in advanced social technologies.

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