21st Century Board Leadership Model - Masterclass (topic 3)
Topic 3: The Health and Social Emergency Board response strategy
Dr Ravi FERNANDO is an Alumni of the University of Cambridge having completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business in 2008 and a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership in 2014. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration Degree from the European Business School in Switzerland 2016. At the INSEAD Business School (France) he completed both a Diploma in International Management and the Advanced Management Program. He was an Executive in Residence at INSEAD from 2010 to 2019. In 2018, he created the ‘ILA Future Directors’ program for the Institute of Directors of Luxembourg as its Core Faculty resource, which set the foundation for the INSEAD Aspiring Director Program in 2019 as a Visiting Lecturer.
In 2010 he received a US Copyright for his work at Cambridge University for the concept of ‘Strategic Corporate Sustainability’©. In November 2015, he published ‘Strategic Corporate Sustainability – 7 Imperatives for Sustainable business’ (Partridge), based on his work at Cambridge University. In April 2020, he created the ‘21st Century Board Leadership Model’© for another US Copyright.
He is the Chairman/CEO of Global Strategic Corporate Sustainability Pvt.Ltd, which operates in Europe, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. His career with Multi-nationals spanned 1981-2007 with Unilever, Smithkline Beecham International covering Africa, Middle East and Asia in CEO/Business Development positions. He was the first CEO of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology 2008-2011 & Operations Director of the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute 2011-2016. He was the UN Global Compact Focal point 2007-2011 and serves on the Board. He also serves on the Boards of MNC’s LOLC, Aitken Spence Plantations, Habitat for Humanity and Ceylon Asset Management.
In September 2007 he won “Global Strategy Leadership award”, presented to him by Professor Renee Mauborgne of INSEAD at the World Strategy summit in Mumbai. In February 2020, he won the ‘World CSR Leadership award’.
Happily married since more than 30 years - Happy father of two kids " Happiness as a parent is when you realize that your children have turned out to be good people! "
Deeply convinced that to meet our sustainability and impact goals:
• we all have a role to play as entrepreneurs, companies, associations, politics, individuals
• and we not only need gender but also generational, competency, cultural background etc... diversity, or even better complementarity, at all levels.
At the initiative and to the benefit not only of women but also companies and above all future generations.
Deeply inspired by quotes like:
• " I always wondered why somebody had not fixed the problem yet, until I realized I am somebody ! " – unknown
• " If ever you think you are too small to make a difference, you have not spent the night with a mosquito yet ! " - african proverb
• " It is not about ideas but about making ideas happen ! " - unkown
MULLER Claude P.
Prof. Claude P. Muller is a Doctor in internal medicine (University of Cologne and Tübingen, GER, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA) and a Chemist (CU Luxembourg, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) by training.
Past Senior positions - national: Founding Director, Institute of Immunology, Dept of CRP-Santé; Head, Infectious Disease Unit, Luxembourg Institute of Health/Laboratoire National de Santé; Director, WHO Regional Reference Centre for Measles and Rubella responsible for 24 European countries and New Independent States; - International: Director, WHO Collaborating Centre; Scientific Director, Pasteur Institute Laos. Scientific boards: Kemin International, Iowa, USA; Fraunhofer Institute of Plant Vaccines.
International: Member WHO Regional Verification Commission Middle East & Northern Africa. 30 years of research in Virology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Epidemiology including a wide range of activities from basic science to public health, in virus surveillance and outbreak control, in international public health of viral and vaccine preventable diseases of both human and animal viruses with 395 scientific publications in these fields.
His institute has worked in collaboration with partners in 60 countries in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, (NIE, BUR, DRC, CAM, CAR, MAL, BEN, NIG, RWA, SAR), EGY, Southeast Asia (VIE, CHI, LAO, THA) and the New Independent States (i.e. the former Soviet Republics: RUS, BEL, KYR, UKR, GEO, ARM). Temporary Scientific Advisor to WHO, UNDP, Word Bank, EU a.o. Teaching/training and capacity-building of laboratory and public health staff in Europe, Africa, SE-Asia.