Human and Resources Management Director, European Investment Fund
Martine Lepert Human and Resources Management Director, European Investment FundMartine Lepert has more than 20 years of experience working as a specialist in the Human Resources sector and has held top-level HR positions at various global companies, such as AIG Europe S.A., Guardian Industries CORP and Hydro Automotive Structures. She has been the European Human Resources Vice President at AIG Europe S.A. for three years, before she joined the European Investment Fund in 2009 as Director of Human Resources. In 2017, she was appointed Director of Human and Resources Management at the European Investment Fund, including in her remit of responsibility the areas of Internal Communication, Facility Management, External Offices and Policies & Reporting. Martine is of French nationality and has worked all over the world during her career.
Director of Communications and Industrial Relations, CPE Lyon & Vice-President EUPRIO, CPE Lyon
Christine Legrand Director of Communications and Industrial Relations, CPE Lyon & Vice-President EUPRIO, CPE LyonSince the beginning of her career, Christine Legrand has been focusing on creating Communications and Public Relations services for different institutions, all in the higher education field. After graduating, Christine joined the press group "l'Etudiant" as an advertising coordinator in 1980. She has been successful in climbing the ladder to become the Director of Communications and Industrial Relations for CPE Lyon. As a key member of CPE Lyon administration, Christine Legrand is a member of the Executive Board and is taking part in the overall strategy of the school. She is a specialist in international and cross-functional relations taking part in various projects in France, Europe, China and North America. Christine Legrand is Vice-President of EUPRIO, European association of communicators in higher education and holds a Masters in Marketing and Law from Paris IX DAUPHINE University.
Head of Communications TBC, Tampere University TBC
Social Media Manager, Oslo Metropolitan University
Hallvard Lavoll Social Media Manager, Oslo Metropolitan UniversityHallvard Lavoll is the Social Media Manager at OsloMet. He manages, teaches, plans, analyzes and reports on everything related to social media at the university. The last 3 years the main focus within social media has been on employee advocacy and student ambassadors.Hallvard also plays a large role in science communication, managing among other things the OsloMet newsletter and research podcast.
AI & Blockchain Developer, Digital Labs, Max Planck Society, Max Planck Digital Library
James Lawton AI & Blockchain Developer, Digital Labs, Max Planck Society, Max Planck Digital LibraryJames is at the forefront of new technologies to enhance scientific research and industries. Having developed and evaluated numerous applications in the artificial intelligence and blockchain field, James is currently the technical lead for the bloxberg project. Bloxberg is a blockchain consortium that is run by scientists, for scientists that intends to establish new ways of enhancing science and research through blockchain technologies.
Senior Audit Manager, AgrarMarkt Austria
Hans-Peter Lerchner Senior Audit Manager, AgrarMarkt AustriaHans-Peter Lerchner is Senior Audit Manager of Internal Audit Service of Agrarmarkt Austria, the Austrian Agricultural Paying Agency (EAFRD & EAGF). Moreover, he is head of the working group „Information Security Auditing in German, Luxembourg and Austrian Agricultural Paying Agencies“ and works as expert in several EU Twinning and Technical Assistance projects in some of the new EU Member States and EU-Candidate Countries. He holds certifications of IIA (Certified internal Auditor, Certified Quality Assessor IIA Standard 1300) and of ISACA (Certified Information Systems Auditor). He is member of IIA Global’s Professional Issues Committee and works there on new guidance for the IIA’s International Professional Practice Framework.
International Marketing Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment, Lund University
Maria Lindblad International Marketing Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment, Lund UniversityMaria Lindblad has worked with international communication, marketing and recruitment for over 17 years, both within higher education and in the corporate world. The last 9 years, she has worked as an International Marketing Manager at Lund University in Sweden. She is one of the original members of the International Marketing and Recruitment Team that was formed in 2010, when the Swedish government introduced tuition fees for international students studying in Sweden. During this time, her focus has been setting up the university’s student communication strategy, creating brand awareness and developing marketing and recruitment tools to maintain the university’s position as the most popular in Sweden with students from over 130 countries on campus.
Head of Communication and Press, Danish Medicines Agency
Thomas Lundorf Head of Communication and Press, Danish Medicines AgencyThomas Dybro Lundorf is head of the department of communication and press at the Danish Medicines Agency since 2018. Before that, he was head of the department of crisis communication at the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) since 2007. He has contributed substantially to the development of the current national Danish crisis communication management system and has practical experience with crisis communication during several national emergencies. He has held lectures at the University of Copenhagen on social media and crisis communication and has been one of the central organizers of the biannual Nordic conferences on crisis communications for all heads of communication and press in the Nordic countries since 2011.
Expert on Structural Funds, Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion
Francesco Loiero Expert on Structural Funds, Italian Agency for Territorial CohesionFrancesco Loiero is an expert on Structural funds. He is now supporting the Italian National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (Plans for Administrative Reinforcement (PRA)’s Technical Secretariat) to the coordination of 30 National and Regional Administrations owners of Operational Programmes, aimed at devising the new structure of the Plans, implementation, monitoring and interaction with European Commission services -Plans for Administrative Reinforcement (PRA). He supported the control activities of the 2007-2013 NOP Governance and Technical Assistance First-Level Control Unit, owned by the Italian National Agency for Territorial Cohesion. He also supports the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in the management and implementation of the “Education” 2014-2020 National Operational Programme (use and control of SCOs included); he performs community controls related to public notices financed through the Operational Programme.
Senior Consultant, German Association for Waste Management
Sylvia Lehmann Senior Consultant, German Association for Waste ManagementStudied environmental engineering at Technical University Berlin Freelance business consultant (senior consultant) in the area of energy and waste management with a focus on: • Market analysis • Analyses according climate relevance of waste treatment processes, • Impact of current environmental legislation in Germany and EU, • Research, collection and evaluation of technical data
Head of Top Civil Service Excellence Centre, Government Office of Estonia
Eve Limbach-Pirn Head of Top Civil Service Excellence Centre, Government Office of EstoniaEve Limbach-Pirn is the Head of Top Civil Service Excellence Centre in Government Office of Estonia. In this position she supports recruitment, selection and evelopment of top officials of Estonian civil service. Prior to joining the Government Office she was the Vice Rector of Public Service Academy. She has more than 30 years of experience in working with senior executives and future talents both in private companies as well as in public organisations. Her experience includes diagnosing organizational performance issues, designing and implementing leadership and talent management solutions and training programmes.
Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Andre Laperriere Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)Mr. André Laperrière joined the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led numerous projects on behalf of large Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations and the World Bank. He played a senior role in the design and the implementation of major reforms within a number of agencies such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Before joining GODAN, André Laperrière was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Washington DC. Among other positions, he has also been the first Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Director of the Administration and Finance Division in the World Health Organization (WHO), and Coordinator for reconstruction and rehabilitation activities under the responsibility of UNICEF in Iraq.