12.00-12.30 Arrival and Registration for the Forum
79 avenue de la République,
75011 Paris
12.30-13.45 Executive lunch
13.45-14.00 Welcome to the International Top Management Forum
Jean Louis Scaringella, Dean, ESCP-EAP European School of Management
Anders Bröms, Founder and Principal Partner, SAM Consulting Group
14.15-14.45 Balancing cultures for competitiveness.
Corporate culture, local culture and eco-performance in the global arena.
Speaker: Georges Nurdin, Senior Partner, SAM Consulting Group

Correct from Me.
A culture of continuous improvement grows by thinking and bridging cultures.
Speaker: Kazumi Nakada, Executive Director, General Motors
Speech facilitators: Nathalie Prime, Associate Professor, ESCP-EAP
Erik Öhman, SAM Consulting Group

15.45-16.30 Spirit in the Walls.
The culture of rich ends from simple means. How a few fundamental principles have shaped a global organisation.
Speaker: Leif Östling, President and CEO, Scania
Speech facilitators: Jean Paul Lemaire, Professor, ESCP-EAP
Hans Söderberg, SAM Consulting Group
16.45-17:30 Nurturing the dynamics of shared values
The challenge of balancing between distributed and centralised controlling with respect for diverse identities, practices and values.
Stephan.Doblin, Senior Advisor
17.30-18.00 Profit Beyond Measure.
Lessons from global businesses. Successful leveraging of corporate culture.
Jean Paul Lemaire, Professor, ESCP-EAP
Nathalie Prime, Professor, ESCP-EAP
18.00-19.00 Executive Cocktail

Georges Nurdin, Senior Partner, SAM Consulting Group

Georges Nurdin is a senior partner of SAM Consulting Group. He holds a Master’s in Management and MBA degrees and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors, London. Georges has held senior executive positions with Du Pont de Nemours, General Electric (GE), Valéo, and Landis & Gyr (now Siemens Building Technology). He originates from the French South Pacific and has lived and worked in the USA, in different countries in Western and Central Europe, in Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, South America and Asia.

Kazumi Nakada, Executive Director, General Motors Europe

Kazumi Nakada is Executive Director, General Motors Europe, in charge of Manufacturing. He joined General Motors Europe after 20 years with Toyota Motor Company in Japan and the USA. Mr Nakada has an impressive track record in lean manufacturing, an operations management system focusing on built-in-quality, cost-effective manufacturing and high investment efficiency. He has worked world-wide and developed vast expertise in managing cultural diversity within the company culture, a topic he lectures on regularly within General Motors.

Leif Östling, President and CEO, Scania AB

Leif Östling is President and CEO of Scania, a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses. Mr Östling joined Scania in 1972 and has held numerous management positions. When Scania became an independent company in 1994, Mr Östling was appointed CEO and oversaw the listing of the company on the Stockholm and New York stock exchanges. A technologically-advanced modular specification system has made Scania the heavy vehicle industry leader in terms of profitability.

Stephan Doblin, Senior Advisor, former Vice President Renault

Stephan Doblin has held numerous positions in a number of multinational firms operating in highly competitive world markets.He has developed exceptional experience in planning and control as former VP in charge of Planning and Control at Renault , CFO at Fiat auto, and CFO at Bendix Europe. He has also held key positions with WR Grace Europe, Roussel-Nobel, 3M France and Italy. Mr.Doblin is Founder of the DFCG, the French Association Insitute of Chief Financial Officers, and is a founding member of the IAFEI, the International Association of Financial Executives.

Jean-Paul Lemaire, Professor of International Business, ESCP-EAP

Jean-Paul Lemaire is Professor at ESCP-EAP and Co-academic Director of the School’s Specialized Master’s in International Project Management. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the Sorbonne University. His publications include « Stratégies d’Internationalisation » (Dunod, 1997), winner of the McKinsey/Expansion Management Review award for Best Management Book. Professor Lemaire specializes in international corporate development and finance. He has taught on numerous executive and academic programmes in Europe and around the world (USA, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Russia).

Nathalie Prime, Professor of International Business, ESCP-EAP

Nathalie Prime is Associate Professor at ESCP-EAP and Co-academic Director of the School’s Specialized Master’s in International Project Management. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. Her research and publications are focussed in 4 main areas: multicultural management in international business, values and social representations, international marketing management, strategies of business internationalisation. Professor Prime has taught in India, South Africa, Lebanon, Italy and Russia.