HR Transformation Leaders Conference 2010  

Reignite Business Performance for Competitive Edge
Executive Briefing

Wednesday June 30, 2010
15:45 - 21:00

Isaac Sheps
CEO, Carlsberg UK

Isaac Sheps, 59, was appointed as CEO of Carlsberg UK on 20 October 2008.  Since March 2007, Isaac Sheps has headed a very successful development of Carlsberg South East Europe, the umbrella organisation of Carlsberg’s activities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro. Together with his new position in the UK, Isaac Sheps maintains his role as CEO South East Europe until the end of 2008.

Before Isaac Sheps joined Carlsberg in 2004 he was President & CEO at United Romanian Breweries in Romania. He is educated in industrial engineering and management and holds an MBA and PhD in economics. For the last 11 years Isaac Sheps has been a member of the international committee ISO/TC176, responsible for preparing the ISO 9000 family of standards.

On a personal level Isaac is married to Hayah and has 2 sons aged 27 and 32 from a previous marriage and 2 step daughters aged 23 and 30 from his current marriage.

Karsten Soderberg

Karsten Soderberg

Director, CorporateLeaders

Karsten Soderberg has more than 15 years of international executive experiences. He has held various assignments in multinational companies in functions ranging from, Global Executive management and leadership, Business Process Transformation, sales & marketing as well as project and program management.

Through his various functional and administrative positions Karsten possess significant and comprehensive experiences in end-to-end business processes, sales management, strategic analysis, organizational revitalization, project management, business transformation, people supervision and coaching.

Karsten holds a Master of Science degree in business administration and management science and a Bachelor degree in the same field. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in The Balanced Scorecard, EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management and TQM.


Paul Swinscoe

Director of Sales and Marketing Europe,
Raytheon Professional Services

Paul Swinscoe is Director of Sales and Marketing Europe for Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a unit of Raytheon Company. Delivering more than eight million hours of custom training in 28 languages to learners in more than 70 countries each year, RPS is a global leader in training services and outsourcing. RPS improves clients’ business performance by redesigning how they train their employees, customers and partners; implementing their new training design; and managing their training in long-term outsourcing engagements.

Paul is currently responsible for ensuring that Raytheon’s learning solutions meet the needs of a wide variety of clients and among them clients from the Automotive Industry as well as the UK’s Defence Training Review Rationalisation Program. He has been involved with that program since 2002, and was instrumental in developing the winning training solution.

Paul’s extensive program management experience spans across the corporate and military learning arena. He began his career with British Aerospace in the aircraft design office before becoming a pilot with British Airways. In the USA he joined Hughes Flight Simulation rising to Software Engineering Manager, responsible for development of commercial and military flight simulators.

His expertise in creating large scale engineering designs, led to his career transition from engineering manager to program management and subsequently to business development. He was a key contributor to the establishment of the General Motors, Europe, Academy. This highly successful outsource provides extensive training services in over 20 European countries.

Paul has subsequently led several strategic assessments for clients on the future of their learning organizations. Today, he leads RPS’ EMEA Sales and Marketing efforts across EMEA to expand Raytheon’s training presence in defence and commercial markets.

He is a qualified Raytheon Six Sigma™ Specialist.



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