2017 Speaker: Prabhu Guptara
Prabhu was born and educated in India, though he is based in Switzerland and works worldwide, helping Boards of companiesand organisations with strategic, organisational, human resources, and market related issues. For over 15 years, he was responsible, at one of the largest banks in the world, for: Think Tanks, Briefings, and the (English-language) Distinguished Speaker Series. Through these activities, he had the unique job of working with innovative, cutting-edge and otherwise outstanding people throughout the world to identify new ideas that might bring value to the company. He now contributes through a portfolio of activities: Board memberships, consultancy, and leading projects.
Read more about Prabhu Guptara on his website.
Speakers from Previous Years:
Dave is the COO at Emerging Leaders, a non-profit that specialises in raising up leaders in Africa. Before this Dave was the National Director of Friends International for 7 years and before that he was the Director of CYM (Christian Youth Ministries). He has lived and worked in South Sudan and Belgium.
Ranjeet Guptara is a Portfolio Manager at Cantab Asset Management. Since 2001, Ranjeet has worked for UBS, Credit Suisseand DEPFA, where he was Chief Operating Officer for Public Sector Finance. Ranjeet founded a food company, King's Kurry, where he was CEO. He also co-founded Teachable.net. Ranjeet has completed two M.A.s in Theology, at Magdalen College, Oxford, and Ridley Hall in Cambridge. He holds a Swiss Banking Diploma and the MCSI from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is married to Davita, and they have a daughter.
Jude Bainbridge Hamilton
Jude has much leadership experience in HR management and consultancy. She has worked with numerous organisations in promoting good and healthy HR leadership. View her extensive CV on LinkedIn by clicking here.
Dr Joel Callow
Joel has experience of leadership in both the business and charitable sectors. After his PhD, Joel was Director of Research at Monodraught, before going on to work for Gifford Consulting. He was subsequently a Director of the innovative start-up consultancy Inbuilt, which delivered holistic and sustainable design in the construction industry, and was a regular speaker at industry conferences and as a guest lecturer at Universities on topics relating to sustainable building design. After living and working in Athens for two years, Joel now leads the work of UK charity Friends International in Norwich. View Joel's LinkedIn profile here.