Living the Dream – Swaady Martin-Leke speaks to CNN Africa
TRIUM Alumna Swaady Martin-Leke was recently named one of Forbes Magazine 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa in 2012. Swaady was also recently featured on CNN Africa highlighting the great opportunities for luxury goods in the African marketplace, in addition to HEC Paris Alumni Magazine Hommes et Commerce.
For more on Martin-Leke and her TRIUM experience, click here.
In true TRIUM spirit, and in continuing with a tradition, over 60 alumni gathered in Istanbul, Turkey this past weekend (May 23 to May 26, 2013) and participated in an alumni led ‘Module 7’ reunion, focusing on: “Regions in Transformation: Growth Trends, Investment Opportunities.”
Over the three day event, alumni attended panels focusing on sharing entrepreneurship best practices and term projects success stories, learned about Turkey’s particular case study and discussed important executive issues such as how to promote gender balance in top management.
Special guest speakers at the alumni event included TRIUM Professors Mick Cox (Emeritus, LSE) and Pierre Dussauge, Dean of Faculty and Research, HEC. The event was organized as part of an alumni initiative of Tatiana Fillipova (TRIUM 2012) and Reuven Hahn (TRIUM 2011) with the assistance of the Module 7 Planning Committee. It was documented by TRIUM student Bernardo Ricci Armani (2013). The weekend provided a great opportunity for alumni to relive their student experience while networking and reconnecting with old friends, (and of course making new ones!)
You can view some images of the weekend by clicking here.
The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Wiley-Blackwell) was published this past April by Academic Director (LSE) Dr Robert Falkner. According to reviewers, the Handbook ‘explores the intricate connection between global climate and environment policy and international political economy.’
Dr. Falkner’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of international political economy and global environmental politics, with a special focus on climate policy, risk regulation for emerging technologies and the role of business in global governance.
Last year, Dr Falkner was named by MIT Press as the author of one of the 50 most influential articles published by their journals section. Dr Falkner’s article (‘Private Environmental Governance and International Relations: Exploring the Links’ remains one of the journal’s most cited articles. It explores the interaction between business, NGOs and governments in creating new global rules and norms for environmental protection.
Further details about his new book are available here.
The Financial Times has just issued its 2013 ranking of Executive Education programmes. HEC is ranked number one worldwide!
This ranking evaluates open-enrolment programs for individuals as well as custom-designed programs for companies. Mainly based on the satisfaction of participants and businesses, it highlights the quality and suitability of the programs, the coherence of what is being offered and the excellence of the teaching body.
According to Prof. Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, “HEC Paris has always strived to remain close to the ever-evolving needs of businesses. Our Executive Education offer aims to provide individuals and companies with the necessary tools and background to challenge established rules and invent the new social and economic paradigms of tomorrow’s world.”
For more information, click here.
Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis.
At a recent LSE event, Dr Ben S Bernanke, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve System, addressed the Financial Crisis. The event examined the lessons that both economists and policymakers should learn in order to lessen the chance of future crises.
The lecture was open to the LSE community, of which TRIUM students and alumni are a part of.
A podcast and video of this event is available to download at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.
Dr. Kalpana Sankar, TRIUM Alumni 2012, has a lot to smile about. Her Indian based NGO Hand in Hand is celebrating its 10th year of empowering women and serving the community, creating over 1.3 million jobs for women in the process. In its short lifespan, the achievements and impact of Hand in Hand have been impressive – this is no doubt due to the leadership, passion and determination of its tireless CEO.
In a recent Interview with the New York Times Magazine, NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry states that, “You can actually make a lot of money and do a lot of good in the world. I don’t see those things as being in opposition to one another. I never have. “
To read the full interview, click here.
Retired four-star US General, Stanley A. McChrystal, spoke to TRIUM students and alumni on January 11, 2013 at New York University. General McChrystal’s new book, My Share of the Task: A Memoir, provides an intimate narrative on leadership.More.
TRIUM Alumna Swaady Martin-Leke was recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa in 2012. Swaady left her former high-ranking General Electric executive job in 2011 to launch Yswara, a “luxury brand committed to offering the best African teas and cultural experiences.”
“I wanted to do something very different, something that promotes our African resources, culture, and identity,” she recalls. “It was my dream to capture true African luxury, change the world’s perception of Africa, and produce a luxury brand that is truly African in origin, nature, and tradition.” Swaady’s dream of breaking out and doing something new motivated her to apply to TRIUM. It was her capstone project that would become Swaady’s launching pad for Yswara. Read more.
Please find below the link to the TRIUM Webinar held on December 6, 2012 on “Fairness, liberty, and loyalty: Why it is so hard to create a United States of Europe.” The webinar was hosted with Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU-Stern School of Business.
Click here to view.