Kjell A. Nordström
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is the enfant terrible of the new world of business. He talks to audiences all over the world, he writes books and articles and reads –everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, highly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with time. The 2009 Thinkers 50, the biennial ranking of management thinkers, ranked him at number 23 globally and put him on the top-five list in Europe. His dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker through out the world.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals throughout the world.
Dr. Nordström holds a doctoral degree in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization. Kjell Nordström has published three books and numerous articles on the internationalization process of firms.
Nordström has been responsible for the International Business course at the Stockholm School of Economics and is one of the founders of the schools most prestigious management programs, "The Advanced Management Program - AMP". AMP is a five week top-management program that attracts the elite of Scandinavian executives.
Jonas Ridderstråle, MBA, PhD, Visiting Professor
Dr. Jonas Riddderstråle is one of the world’s most prominent and respected business thinkers and speakers. Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus. The 2009 Thinkers 50, the biennial ranking of management thinkers, ranked him at number 23 globally and put him on the top-five list in Europe.
His forceful blend of academic rigor, imagination, humour and highly dynamic presentation style has made him an extremely sought after and appreciated speaker with engagements from Moscow to Mumbai and San Francisco to Shanghai. Jonas’ diverse client list includes organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and major government bodies to sports teams and trade unions. Jonas is a presenter with a difference who makes a difference. He has spent the last ten years giving people the competence, confidence and courage to think, feel and do things differently. In keynotes and workshops Jonas conveys his message with passion and energy, adding not only improved skill but also inspiring the will and thrill necessary for change.
Jonas holds an MBA and a PhD in international business and was recognized as Sweden’s outstanding young academic of the year. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Italian Nobels Colloquia award for “Leadership in Business and Economic Thinking”. Jonas is currently a visiting professor at two internationally acclaimed business schools: Ashridge in the UK and IE in Spain. His research has been published in leading academic journals.
Jonas also practices what he so persuasively preaches. He is co-owner and Chairman of the Swedish Management Group – Mgruppen - one of Scandinavia’s leading and most successful providers of management training and development. In addition, he acts as a trusted advisor and consultant to a number of multinational corporations.