Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.
Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.
Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas.
Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders
Christian Floeter is Head of Learning Solutions Group at Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) EMEA. He has extensive experience with learning in large, diverse and international organisations with special focus on technology-based learning.
After 12 years of military service during which he was also responsible for the restructuring and modernisation of military training curricula, Christian worked as Head of Center of Competence for Learning and Employment, Head of Learning Operations, Head of Learning Shared Services Germany and Head of Training for Germany and Europe in the aircraft and defense industry. Christian joined RPS in 2017. He holds a diploma in political and social sciences and a MBA in financial services and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Head of Learning Solutions Group EMEA, Raytheon Professional Services
Laura Overton is Founder and CEO of Towards Maturity ' an independent, not for profit organisation that helps people professionals deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Since 2003, over 5,500 people professionals have used the Towards Maturity Benchmark to help them establish an effective technology-enabled learning culture. Towards Maturity also conducts research directly with learners in the workplace with the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit - helping L&D teams understand how staff learn what they need for their jobs. To date, over 35,000 learners have been involved in this research.
Founder and CEO, Towards Maturity
Talat Riaz is a training and development specialist and leads the training development team in the UK for RPS EMEA.
With over 18 years of industry experience in training, facilitation, process analysis and courseware design and development for all training mediums, Talat is focused on developing best in class and innovative training solutions for RPS’ global customers.
He is a qualified Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist, certified analyst and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.
Training Development Manager, Raytheon Professional Services
Steve Thompson is Director of Business Development for Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a unit of Raytheon Company. Delivering more than seven million hours of custom training in 34 languages, to learners in more than 140 countries, RPS are a global provider of training and learning services that drive measurable results.
Steve has 25 years of leadership experience with a primary focus on operations, business development, project management, and transition; he is a subject matter expert in project management including implementation and adaptation of processes. He has held several positions within the RPS management team in the UK and EMEA headquarters over the last 14 years. In his current role as Director of Business Development, he is responsible for expanding RPS’ business in Europe, Middle East and Africa in the commercial segment. Under his leadership, RPS EMEA will continue to strive to be the best training provider worldwide.
Steve is also a serving Non-Executive Director of the Institute of the Motor Industry Awards Ltd (IMIAL), representing training interests on behalf of dealers and manufacturer in the UK automotive sector.
Director Business Development EMEA, Raytheon Professional Services
Jeff Turner has been working in the Learning and Development arena for the past 20 years. During this time, he has worked with Lloyds Bank, Bank of Ireland, AOL, O2 and has been running the Learning and Development function firstly for EMEA and now for their International function over the past 8 years.
Facebook’s core philosophies on learning is to, connect those who have something to teach with those who are ready to learn and make learning, just in time, just enough and just for you.
Jeff has a Masters Degree in performance management from Leicester University and is a qualified coach with the ICF.
Jeff who is originally from South Wales and now living in Ireland, is married to Helen with a son working in America and 2 daughters one who is in college and the other still in school. In his spare time Jeff enjoys playing golf.
International Learning & Development Director, Facebook
Rebecca Winter is a 17 year veteran of Microsoft and continues to love every minute! Her Microsoft career spans 3 broad buckets of experience: Services Leadership, Global Transformation Leadership and Large Project Deployment, and HR.
Rebecca is an active thought leader / speaker at external events, a Master mBIT Coach & Trainer, Master NLP Practitioner, and owns her own small Training and Coaching business in the Netherlands (Emanant Consulting). Rebecca is a lifelong learner and avid pursuer of adjunct techniques and modalities for Coaching. She reads deeply on Learning Theory, Applied Neuroscience, Mindfulness as it applies to Leadership and State Management. You can follow her blog posts on LinkedIn at: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/rebwin.
When not at work, you will find Rebecca studying and practicing Kinesiology (her latest learning journey), doing Cross Fit style workouts, enjoying time with her 5 year old daughter Sofia and her husband Tahir in Leiden, NL. Together they love urban homesteading projects of all kinds, meditation, reading, and natural health.
HR Director, Talent & Organisational Capability, Microsoft
Sibylle Würthner is the former Head of Performance & Engagement and Regional Development at Siemens. She is an international HR leader with strong expertise in leadership development, talent development, talent acquisition and HR strategy. She has held various HR roles in the US, Middle East and Europe, including being the Chief HR Officer for Siemens in Austria, with responsibility for 19 countries in CEE. Prior to joining Siemens, Sibylle has worked for Start-up Services, Digital Equipment, Heidrick & Struggles, and Infineon.
Sibylle has vast experience in the development and worldwide roll out of HR strategies, processes, mindsets, and projects, including the Siemens competency model (Siemens leadership framework) and Ownership Culture. She is a well-rounded HR executive leading global cross functional teams and HR organisations including shared services.
Former Head of Performance & Engagement, Siemens