Dr. Binzagr holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master’s Degree in International Management, from Thunderbird, and a Ph.D. in Management with a minor in Organizational Development, from New Mexico State University. His Ph.D, thesis focused on large scale transformation and pro-active change. Dr. Binzagr central lifelong interest is on enabling organizational and national development and transformation. He is also very passionate about aviation and space. Dr. Binzagr is a fourth generation member of the Binzagr family business, which started as a trading company in the Arabian Peninsula more than one hundred and thirty years ago. He has served his family business in various capacities; he has served as the Deputy Chairman of Rubaiyat Group and Deputy President of ASMOB (Abdullah and Saeid Mohammed Obeid Binzagr Company). He currently serves as a Board Member of Binzagr Unilever, Binzagr Co-Ro Ltd, Avon Beauty Arabia and he is also the founder of Wisaal for organizational and Community Development and transformation . In addition, Dr. Binzagr often oversees various efforts and initiatives for strategic human development and capacity building within the Binzagr Group. Since earning his Ph.D. in 1997, Dr. Binzagr has expanded his interests from organizational development to also include the theory and practice of human, national and regional holistic development. Dr. Binzagr is a member of Al Shura Council in the Kingdom. His interests during his service in Shura covered issues such inspiring and enabling an aviation and space industry Eco-system in the Kingdom, citizenship and civic engagement and responsibility, youth and women empowerment, good governance of both the private and public sectors, enabling better conditions for private/public partnerships, labor law and the engagement of the International Labor Organization, job creation and productivity in the work place, international dialogue and engagement , tripartite and enabling social dialogue, best balance solutions between honoring heritage and tradition and embracing global best knowledge and practice, holistic solutions for Socio-Economic development and transformation and initiatives for the enabling of the quality of life in the Kingdom. Dr Binzagr contributes regularly to think tank groups and various organizations in the public sector and the privet sector for holistic development centered on values of Truth, Beauty and Meaning.
Dr Manuel Schubert
Dr Manuel is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Behavia, Germany’s first consultancy for behavioral public policy and economics. He is passionate about applying behavioral insights to maximize impact and initiate behavioral change. Dr Manuel is a behavioral economist with 15 years of experience in management consulting, government advisory and applied research. He (co-)authored about 40 articles addressing topics in behavioral economics, public policy, international relations and security. Besides his work at Behavia, Dr Manuel is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Passau, Germany. His latest course, “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Sins”, is located at the cross-roads of behavioral science, public policy and economics. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Rudolph Lohmeyer is a partner in the Global Business Policy Council and a recognized expert on strategic foresight, scenario-based strategic planning, and the institutional requirements of 21st century statecraft and whole-of-government strategic planning.
Rudolph advises corporate and government clients on strategic foresight, future-driven strategy and policy design, and collaborative innovation. His clients include Global Fortune 500 corporations and leading government institutions. He also speaks to a wide range of audiences on strategic foresight and the changing nature of corporate strategy, future-driven governance, and geopolitics.
Previously, Rudolph served as the senior advisor for long-term strategic planning at the U.S. Department of State. In that role, he conceived, designed and led two major foresight-driven strategic planning studies focused on the institutional requirements of 21st century statecraft in support of the Secretary of State’s bipartisan Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy.
In the private sector, Rudolph worked as an investment banker with a boutique advisory firm in New York, where he focused on M&A strategy and transaction execution. He then joined Adobe Systems in Silicon Valley as group manager focused on e-business strategy and development. Rudolph served in Deloitte Consulting's strategy practice, working in both the corporate and government sectors.
Rudolph received his BA from Stanford University, his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Masters of International Policy from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies, with honors for his work on the China-US strategic relationship
Marwan Aljahani is CEO of Transform Consulting company since January 2018. he has been an executive coach for transformation. Marwan focus in leadership, culture, value and holistic system. Marwan works in Saudi Arabia, Middle East, and Europe. Marwan has an experience in Coaching CEO’s, executive teams and entrepreneurs to resolve the invisible challenges and conflicts. Marwan carries large experience in the development field being a Leadership Transformation to large and medium sized companies and government institutes. Previously Marwan worked as a Managing partner of ShiftIN partners consulting for 4 years and before that he was a Change Management Manager at SABIC. Marwan hold a Masters degree in International Management from The University of Warwick and his thesis focused on ‘Leader’s Culture and Organizational Culture’. In addition Marwan is a certified Leadership Challenge from Wiley, Organization team coaching, Executive coaching, Co-Active Leadership, Leadership Circle Profile Assessment. Strategy Execution professional Marwan worked on several successful Culture transformation with number of government entities and created an initiative to serve health sectors during covid-19 crisis around personal values
Albara obtained his bachelor’s degree from KFUPM with first honors, and pursued his MS in KAUST in computer sciences. He has more than 11 years of experience; most of it was in the field of developing soft skills, values, cultural and educational programs. He worked at Saudi Aramco since 2009, and was appointed as a head of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (ithra) programs on 2016, where he developed several educational and cultural programs that served more than 100K students and 20K teachers across Saudi Arabia. He led cross-cultural programs that aimed to strengthen the bilateral people-people relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States. The initiative sponsored more than 150 Saudi creatives and intellectuals who participated in cultural activities that were attended by more than 20K Americans, in 20 different states. Albara also served as a Consultant for the Ministry of Economy and Planning in 2017, and he currently works as a Deputy Head of National Character Entichment Program.
Dr Krzysztof Dembek
Dr. Krzysztof Dembek is a Lecturer in Social Impact at the Social Impact Centre Swinburne, and an honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is an experienced researcher, manager, consultant, and teacher with the core expertise in using business strategy, and business models for social impact and complex problem-solving. Dr. Dembek has also deep expertise in social impact evaluation and management. He has co-developed the Actionable Impact Management Framework, a tool aimed to help organizations start tracking and managing their impact.
Applying systems thinking perspective Dr. Dembek has extensive global experience delivering high-quality research and consulting work with governments, corporate, nonprofit, and hybrid organizations, including among others Rio Tinto, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ – German Development Agency), Second Muse, and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His work spans across many industries including pharmaceutical, forestry, mining, and food. He led an Australia-wide survey of the Impact Investing landscape together with Impact Investing in Australia in 2016.
Dr. Dembek’s work has attracted a large amount of funding from governments and private institutions and has been published among others in the Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Cleaner Production. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Dembek held executive positions in European companies.
Tor has more than 25 years of practical experience working with cultural transformation in international organizations and nations. He is an author of practical books for how to work with cultural transformation. He joined Barrett Values Centre in 2010 to develop all training and support of the global network of CTT consultants and partners. Today, Tor works globally to support leaders and consultants as a senior advisor on cultural transformation. Tor is married with two grown daughters. He lives in Sweden and loves being in nature.
Pamela is the CEO and Co-founder of AxiaOrigin, a values-driven consultancy with a purpose of creating a more prosperous and resilient world. With an impressive career as a business leader in uk utilities, Pamela has 10 years Board level experience and in this time transitioned from Human Resources expert to Operations Director. Pamela has led teams for over 30 years and now uses her passion for people to inspire others. With her personal drive and determination, she is building an organisation that rejects corporate norms and instead creates conditions for everyone to be their authentic and best selves.
Pamela works with organisations on their most challenging topics, including cultural transformation, for which she is a Barrett Values Centre Practitioner. She is also a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of People and Development.
Playing to her passion for equality of opportunity and inclusion, Pamela is also Chair of the Board of Phoenix Dance Theatre - an internationally renowned contemporary dance company who create productions and education programmes that celebrate multi-cultural Britain.
Phil has nearly 20 years of experience working with organizational and leadership transformation. Until 2017 Phil was the CEO of the Barrett Value Centre (BVC), an international organization currently working through a consulting network in over 100 countries. He now works for BVC as a Senior Cultural Transformation Advisor focused on inspiring, encouraging, and supporting leaders to bring about ethical, sustainable, values-driven transformation. Phil has worked with corporations, governments, and NGOs around the world and has been an advisor on National Values Assessments in over 25 countries. These days, his main focus is leadership development and cultural transformation in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He has also worked with the Nonviolence International Peace Research Program on revolutionary methodology for measuring the culture of peace in organizations and countries. Phil lives in the UK with his wife Catherine who is an Culture Assessment Consultant with BVC and is active in his local community.
Niran Jiang is a strategic advisor, change facilitator and executive coach, with over 20 years of organisational development experience in USA, Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, cultural transformation, innovation and diversity. She is a founding partner and director at the Institute of Human Excellence. Niran started her career as an assistant professor at ShenZhen University, and was one of the first generation academics in China to pioneer free market economy. She was a research fellow on cultural anthropology at University of Utah. An ex-executive at Coca Cola and SC Johnson, Niran managed large brands and businesses internationally. She built the first trends intelligence function for Coca-Cola USA to lead strategic planning and innovation for high profile brands. Her strategic innovation work at S.C. Johnson led to the largest acquisition in the company’s history. Niran was a faculty for The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP), established in 1994 by The Prince of Wales and the University of Cambridge. She has accumulated rich experiences in working with complexities and nuances among senior management teams, especially around how to shift mindsets, evolve group dynamics and change individual behaviours. Niran has a keen ability to address behaviour issues yet identify root causes to create sustainable results, and her natural system based methodologies empower clients to accelerate people development and organisation transformation. Niran holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategy from University of California at Los Angeles, a Master of Science degree in Organisation Management from Nankai University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetic Engineering from Nankai University.
Richard Barrett, is an author, speaker and internationally recognised thought leader on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder of the Barrett Values Centre and managing director of the Barrett Academy for the Advancement of Human Values. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. Richard graduated from Manchester University with a First Class Honors degree in Civil Engineering. He received a postgraduate engineering degree in highway and transportation engineering from Newcastle University.
Stefano is Partner of Asterys, a global organizational development firm, and works primarily as thinking partner with leaders who are engaged in transformational initiatives. Stefano is the co-founder of AEquacy, the human-cantered and hierarchy-free organizational design and operating system that drives the creation of purpose and value driven organizations. He is also a passionate international speaker, lecturer in the Master of International Management programme (University of Bologna, Italy) and is an International Mentor and faculty member in the Startupbootcamp acceleration program. Prior entering the areas of organisational and executive development he worked in an international setting and in Italy for large multinational companies in the Oil&Gas and Financial sectors. His academic background includes a university degree in Business Economics (Italy), a specialisation in International Marketing and Finance (Sweden) and a Master of Business Administration – MBA (London). Stefano is an ICF (International Coach Federation) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), former member of the ICF European Leaders Group and former member of the Executive Committee of ICF Italy.He co-authored the Harvard Business Review articles “How your State of Mind Affects your Performance” (2014), “4 Steps to dispel a bad mood” (2015), "Get in the Right State of Mind for Vacation" (2015) and "A Simple Way to Combat Chronic Stress" (2016) and is currently member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. In 2018 he co-authored the book “AEquacy. The new human-centered organizational design to thrive in a complex world.” with Giovanna D’Alessio.
Dr. Mandeep Rai
Dr. Mandeep Rai is a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions, and individuals around the world. She has travelled to more than 150 countries and reported as a broadcast journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters, among others. She began her career in private banking at JPMorgan, and later worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, and grassroots NGOs before setting up the UAE’s first media venture capital fund. Mandeep studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE), has an MSc in development from the London School of Economics, and completed an MBA at London Business School, with a year at Harvard Business School and MIT. She also holds a PhD in global values.
Dimah Al Sheikh
Dimah Al Sheikh is the Executive Manager of Misk Values at Misk Foundation since March 2018 with over 5 years of experience in promoting values and cultural transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al Sheikh was a part-time President of Al Ghad Centre for Values Development at Al Ghad Youth Association where she succeeded in leading a multidisciplinary team consisting of professionals and volunteer experts to engage public and private entities, including ministries, quasi-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and private sector institutions in evaluating and developing values. As she was assigned to lead the project on values, Al Sheikh focused on determining and codifying values of Saudi Arabia to promote positive national values among young Saudis rather than allow the domination of outside perspectives. She believes that for young people to understand and embrace such values, patience is the key. Under her leadership, the team conducted a series of initiatives and programs to instill these precious values by collaborating with schools and running social media campaigns. Furthermore, Al Sheikh is a Member in different Advisory Boards, Certified Trainer in Business Incubation Management at the World Bank, Certified Consultant to evaluate and implement value-based transformation tools in organizations. Al Sheikh participates in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to support entrepreneurial skills dedicated to helping promising entrepreneurs implement their ideas and assisting startups. Al Sheikh holds a BSc in Business Administration (Economics) from King Saud University and an MBA from Al Faisal University. She also took several executive courses, such as Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at the University of Oxford, Strong Leadership Program at Ashridge Business School, Designing participant-centered training (incubation management) at the World Bank, Diploma in Cultural Transformation Tools at Barrett Values Centre, the Empretec programme of UNCTAD, and several courses in training of trainers. Moreover, Al Sheikh received the Best Citizenship Award from Al Faisal University in 2014 and Distinguished Performance Award from Riyadh Specialist Rehabilitation Center in 2010.