David Altman

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Center for Creative Leadership
David is EVP and MD of CCL-EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Previously, he served for over nine years as EVP of CCL’s Research, Innovation and Product Development group. Prior to CCL, David was a tenured Professor of Public Health Sciences and Pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina (10 years) and Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California (10 years).

Current Role

As EVP and MD of EMEA, David leads a 100 person team of full-time staff and 130 Associates in their work supporting CCL’s mission. He also serves on the 10 person Executive Team of CCL. EMEA has staff through the region and offices in Brussels [HQ]; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Johannesburg, South Africa. David is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He serves as co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Executive Nurse Fellows program (www.executivenursefellows.org). David has long supplemented his work in the public health field with a keen interest leadership. At CCL, he has attended the Leadership Development Program (LDP) as a Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program, Leading Creatively, Developing Leadership Talent, Assessment Certification Workshop, Coaching Certification Workshop, and Leadership at the Peak programs. He currently serves as a faculty member for the Leadership at the Peak program which is offered in Switzerland and Colorado Springs.

Educational Background

David earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine where he was selected as Alumni of the year in 2007. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford University.

Professional Affiliations

David is active in a number of professional associations and is a Fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow in the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He is also a member of the American Public Health Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention of the American Heart Association, the Society of Public Health Education, and Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. He serves on a variety of community taskforces and Boards. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and five books.

Jasmine De Clerck
Regional Director, Center for Creative Leadership

Jasmine’s experience spans four continents and five key industries: life sciences, (petro)chemicals, environmental technologies, telecommunications and government. She worked and lived in Stellenbosch (South Africa), Mumbai (India), Paris (France) and worked extensively in the United States.

She has seven years experience as executive search consultant working on regional and global assignments in life sciences, (petro)chemicals, food ingredients and environmental technologies. Clients include Edwards Lifesciences, Stentys, GE, Borealis, SABIC, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme, Indaver. Before, she worked with EquaTerra (today KPMG), a US-based Sourcing Advisory Firm, where she carried out EMEA Strategy and Assessment Reviews for Fortune 500 companies looking to optimize their HR capabilities.

Jasmine’s experience includes developing off-shoring expertise for pharmaceuticals related sourcing activities in India. She carried out a 60-company evaluation across the sub-continent to identify sourcing opportunities in areas such as clinical trials, data management, contract research, manufacturing, bio-informatics and back-office services.

Prior to her move to Mumbai, Jasmine worked as European Project Manager on several business transformation programs encompassing the marketing, sales and order entry departments at an American telecommunications company. She started off her career as Project Manager attracting foreign investors to Belgium.

Jasmine is a Belgian national, fluent in Dutch, English and French. Jasmine holds an ICF accredited degree in coaching and works as Business Coach for executives based in Belgium. Specific work areas include Career Transition Coaching and Leadership Development. A Laureate of the Prince Albert Foundation, Jasmine holds a Master in Applied Economics and International Management from the Catholic University of Antwerp, and completed the Expert Class in Internal Audit at the University of Antwerp Management School.

Bert de Coutere

Faculty, IP & Innovation Lead, Center for Creative Leadership

Bert’s professional life is all about competent people. He thinks, publishes, consults, designs and sets up learning and development projects for corporations. His areas of expertise include technology enhanced learning and leadership development.

Bert has been active in the field of corporate learning and e-learning for the last 15 years, first as instructor and course designer, later as project manager, consultant and business development manager. He worked at IBM Learning Development Europe where he was responsible for commercial e-learning development projects across Europe, and the management of the learning innovation initiatives. In 2010 he joined the Center for Creative Leadership as a design faculty, designing custom leadership development experiences for Fortune 500 clients across Europe.

Bert wrote the book 'Homo Competens – Let’s talk about competent people in the network age', frequently speaks at conferences such as Online Educa Berlin and blogs at

Current Role
Bert is currently full time Faculty and IP & Innovation Lead in the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) EMEA office. In his role he designs and delivers customized leadership interventions and programs for clients and bring these designs to fruition based on CCL’s solution architecture portfolio. Next to this he orchestrates the knowledge management and innovation initiatives in CCL Europe.

Educational Background
Bert holds a degree as Commercial Engineer in Information Management (KULeuven) and an Executive MBA title from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.

Bert’s working languages are English, Dutch and French.

David Learmond
Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Confrence Board

David Learmond is a senior advisor and senior fellow in human capital at The Conference Board. In these roles, he supports the human capital practice, which includes Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts, and other human capital programs. He has also written and contributed to a number of reports from The Conference Board, including Bridging China’s Talent Gap and Go Where There Be Dragons: Leadership Essentials for 2020 and Beyond. In addition to his work at The Conference Board, he is a principal industrial fellow of the Institute of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge and a partner at Better Business Coaching, LLP, an international coaching business.

Learmond was previously senior vice president, human resources, greater China for Unilever, a position based in Shanghai. During his tenure at Unilever, he also held various senior human resources positions in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia.

Jesper Lillelund

Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

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.



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