The Red Cross in Afghanistan
Managing turbulence, complexity and the willingness to do good!
What are the activities of the Red Cross in Afghanistan? And what are the difficulties experienced by managers of this organization in so extreme situations?
What can we learn for our daily personal and professional life? Ariel Kestens, a IESE GEMBA 2009, currently head of the Afghanistan Country Office of the Red Cross will share with us his incredible experience and vision of the future.
Ariel Kestens, Director Red Cross Afghanistan
Prof. Antonino Vaccaro, Professor of Business Ethics and Academic Director, Center for Business in Society, IESE
Please note that the session will be delivered in English with no simultaneous translation available
- Antonino Vaccaro is an Associate Professor of the Department of Business Ethics and of IESE's Negotiation Unit. He is also the Academic Director of the Center for Business in Society and of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship platform. In addition, he serves as the Academic Director in various IESE's custom programs for multinational companies and educational institutions.<BR> <BR>Antonino received a MSc. in Engineering (Politecnico of Milan), a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management (IST, Lisbon) and two Post Doctoral Research Fellowships respectively in Ethics and Technology Policy (Carnegie Mellon University) and in Information Ethics (University of Oxford).<BR> <BR>His researches have been published in leading peer reviewed scientific journals such as the <i>Academy of Management Journal</i>, <i>Research Policy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change</i>, <i>Journal of Management Studies</i>, <i>Ethics and Information Technology</i>, <i>Journal of Business Ethics</i>, <i>The Information Society</i>, etc.<BR> <BR>Professor Vaccaro has conducted consultancy and applied research projects for European governmental institutions, the United Nation (Global Compact) and for multinational companies such as Southern Company (US), Volkswagen Autoeuropa (Portugal, Germany), CNIM (France), Artsana Group (Italy), Alcoa (US), Alcoa Defense (US), REWE (Germany), Zaiput Technologies (US), Tecnoreef (Italy), etc.<BR> <BR>He is also a board member of European and North American start-ups and he provides advice in the context of international dispute resolution.