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 130 person team of full-time staff and 160 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 Strategically, 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.

Publications and 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.

Joel Casse
Global Head of Executive & Leadership Development, Nokia

Joel Casse is Global Head of Executive & Leadership Development for Nokia. His team oversees Corporate Leadership Programs, Assessments and 360 Assessments, Executive Assessments, internal and external coaching.

Over the last 9 years he has overseen the centralization and design of corporate leadership programs, introduced new tools and methodologies for talent identification, managed a management appraisal for the Top 100, designed and launched Nokia’s new leadership framework and facilitated numerous CEO-level talent summits. Prior to this he was Global Head of Leadership & Talent Management at Nokia Siemens Networks. Before entering the Telecom industry he had a similar role in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Novartis in the Consumer Health Division for CIBA Vision.

Joel is Belgian and based in Munich with his two sons.

Lynn Collins
Regional Director Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Center for Creative Leadership

Senior professional with expertise in talent management consulting, business development and global sales and marketing management.

Accustomed to working with senior leaders to help guide decisions, define and create talent
management solutions, aligned with the skills and competencies critical to strategy execution. Worked on an international basis for many years while based in Belgium. Adept at managing people's interests and expectations across many cultures and disciplines.

Talent management consulting, customer engagement, discovery and alignment, executive engagement, co-design, development and implementation of learning solutions, international project and resource management, cultural diversity, strategy development and execution, marketing communications, global pricing and profitability analysis.

Current Role
Develop relationships at key points across client organizations, serving as a trusted advisor for talent management decisions. Skillfully apply CCL Leadership points of view, frameworks, tools and processes to create strategic, sustainable solutions to solve client issues enabling organizational success. Engage consulting team, solution design experts and resource managers globally to meet client expectations and ensure seamless implementations.

Educational Background
University of Guelph, Canada, B.SC

Jesper Lillelund

Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 20 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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