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Sophie Medlin sophie@sophiedietitian.com King’s College London Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics Sophie Medlin is a Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London and a Freelance Dietitian. Sophie is an experienced clinical dietitian, having worked in the NHS for many years specialising in surgical gastroenterology and intestinal failure. Sophie moved from clinical dietetics to academia in 2014 and pursues research interests in colorectal and gastrointestinal disorders. Sophie maintains

Emmanuel Stamatakis University of Sydney Professor of Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Population Health Emmanuel completed a PhD on physical activity and childhood obesity at the University of Bristol (UK). Between 2003 and 2014 he was based at University College London where he initially led the development and implementation of physical activity measures in large-scale nationwide epidemiological surveillance studies. He was subsequently awarded a Postgraduate Fellowship Award (2007) and a Career Development Fellowship (2011) by

Amanda Klekowski Von Koppenfels, Ph.D. a.k.von-koppenfels@kent.ac.uk University of Kent Senior Lecturer in Migration and Politics Director, MA in International Migration Director, Graduate Studies (Taught) Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels received her PhD in Government and MA in Germany and European Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, DC and an AB from Harvard University. She has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies 2012-13 and Visiting Professor at the

Mark Cook mark.cook@towerswatson.com Willis Towers Watson – Global Services and Solutions Group Director, Global Services and Solutions Mark Cook is a Director in Willis Towers Watson’s Global Services and Solutions group based in London and advises on a range of international employee benefits issues. He is an international benefits expert and has worked at Willis Towers Watson for over 20 years. Mark leads Willis Towers Watson’s benefit financing group

Philippe Viénot BNP Paribas Risk Manager Philippe was trained as an aerospace engineer with a MBA. He worked 6 years with Astrium (EADS) as satellite architect and system’s engineer. In 1996, he joined Marsh France, managing the space practice for 6 years, before becoming deputy head of FINPRO. He was hired by AIG France in 2006 to manage the Financial Institutions and the Professional Liability lines, then he managed

James W. Reid MetLife Global Employee Benefits Executive Vice President James W. Reid is the Executive Vice President for MetLife’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business and is responsible for expanding MetLife’s employee benefits business in more than 40 countries, broadening relationships and fueling growth across the globe via partnerships with multinational corporations as well as through distribution relationships with financial institutions. Prior to this role, James led the U.S.

Onil Bhattacharyya onil.bhattacharyya@wchospital.ca University of Toronto Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, Women’s College Hospital Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya is a family physician and the Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He received his medical degree

Sven Roelandt roelandt@geb.com GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Regional Manager WEMEA Sven Roelandt joined the Generali Employee Benefits Network as Area Manager for the Nordics and Benelux back in 2012. He is currently holding the position of Regional Manager with responsibility for the Brussels Regional Office team, which overlooks the WEMEA region. Sven holds a degree in mathematics and physics, but has been active in the field of Employee

Ruchika Pal pal.ruchika@outlook.com Talent Root Consulting Founder Ruchika Pal is the founder of Talent Root Consulting, which specializes in areas of Talent Rewards, Performance and Analytics. She is an experienced talent management and total rewards professional, with a good understanding of the talent landscape of Southeast and South Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa and Sri Lanka. She has more than 16 years of

Alda Dhingra alda.dhingra@prudentbrokers.com Prudent Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. (India) Vice President – International Business Practice Alda’s 28-year career has spanned investment banking in the United States, training and instructional design in India, and entrepreneurship in insurance broking at Prudent Insurance Brokers. Alda co-founded the Delhi branch of Prudent Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. in 2005 and has been part of the senior leadership that has grown the company to over 650

Anja Shortland anja.shortland@kcl.ac.uk King’s College London Reader in Political Economy Dr Anja Shortland is Reader in Political Economy and Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department of Political Economy. Her current research projects are in peace science and the economics of crime. Although largely based on data analysis, her work usually cuts across disciplinary boundaries adopting techniques and insights from sociology, engineering, geography, politics, international relations and economics. Anja

Shira Jeczmien sj@lystechnologies.co.uk LYS Technologies Writer, Editor and Head of Content Shira Jeczmien is a writer, editor and head of content for LYS Technologies. Her writing focuses on technological advancements, trends and their impact on society.

Marc Reinhardt reinhardt@geb.com  GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Director – Sales & Distribution Marc has worked with Generali since 1991 in Germany, Italy, and the USA. While in Germany, Marc specialized in Tax and Labor Law as well as actuarial aspects of employee benefit plans for international companies based in Germany. His assignment in Trieste, Italy, focused on the technical aspects of multinational pooling & captive business in the

Hugo Starrsjo hs@lystechnologies.co.uk LYS Technologies Co-Founder and COO Hugo Starrsjo is LYS Technologies’ Co-Founder and COO. With a background in Biomedical engineering, Hugo is passionate about the interpretation of data. With a vision to track the influencing factors on light and its effect on the circadian rhythm, LYS Technologies provides a data-driven approach to improving sleep and productivity in the workplace.

Genevieve Shanahan @GenShanahanm Grenoble École de Management (GEM) Etudiante PhD Genevieve Shanahan is a PhD student at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, where her research concerns alternative forms of markets and organizations. She is currently working on projects regarding the platform workers and cooperative networks.

Mark Smith @smithmj Grenoble École de Management (GEM) Professor of Human Resource Management Mark Smith is a Professor Human Resource Management and Dean of Faculty at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. As Dean he leads 150 permanent faculty. He was previously Director of the Doctoral School and Associate Dean (2013-16) when he managed one of the largest doctoral schools for management sciences in Europe. He previously worked at Manchester Business School

Dejan Malesic Dejan.Malesic@previnet.it Previnet S.p.A. / Previmedical S.p.A. Head of Business Development Dejan is Head of Business Development for outsourcing industry with a multi-annual experience within different business areas: Pension Funds, Insurance, Finance and Healthcare area. His main role is to establish and develop business relationships with international clients. Currently, Dejan is working on new pan-european (IORP & cross-border schemes) opportunities in the pension, insurance and healthcare industry. He is Senior

Vittorio Zaniboni zaniboni@geb.com GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Chief Technical Officer Vittorio Zaniboni has been working for Generali for almost 20 years. He started his career as a Junior Actuary in the Head Office of Generali in Trieste in 1996. He then joined GEB headquarters in Brussels in 1998 where he pursued a successful career as Actuary, Head of Reinsurance, Chief Actuary, and finally Chief Technical Officer as of

Kristin M. Sampson kristin_sampson@ajg.com Arthur J. Gallagher Area Vice President, Global HR Services Kristin Sampson has more than 20 years of experience managing global mobility programs to help clients through the process of relocation while staying in compliance and realizing maximum cost efficiencies. Prior to joining Gallagher in 2008, Kristin was responsible for developing and managing Bausch & Lomb’s international relocation and global mobility program and providing hands-on service

Tim Crockett tim.crockett@hx-global.com HX global Vice President – Security Tim Crockett is Vice President – Security for HX Global, the US subsidiary of Healix International, a global leader in International Medical, Security and Travel assistance. A native of Hereford, England, Tim became a member of the Royal Marine Commandos in 1990 and went on to join the Special Boat Service in 1992. In 2001 Tim moved into the private

Lance Henderson lance.henderson@zurichna.com Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions Head of Sales and Relationship Management Lance Henderson is based in Minneapolis, USA and Zurich, Switzerland and has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits 25 of them focused on international solutions. Lance joined Zurich in 2011. Prior to joining Zurich, Lance was with Allianz for over 11 years where he was responsible for the Allianz global benefits network in the

Hanno Mijer hanno.mijer@zurich.com Zurich Insurance Global Head Corporate Life & Pensions (CLP) Hanno joined Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. in 2007. As Global Head Corporate Life & Pensions (CLP) he is responsible for Zurich’s Corporate Life business across all its major markets. Born in the Netherlands, Hanno Mijer began his career with AEGON Insurance in the Netherlands, Eastern Europe and Asia gaining 14 years of experience and holding a number

Chris Mayo christopher.mayo@willistowerswatson.com Willis Towers Watson Head of Global Services and Solutions (non-North America) A member of Towers Watson’s European Leadership Group, Chris Mayo is the Head of Global Services and Solutions (non-North America) at Willis Towers Watson. The Global Services and Solutions (GSS) team includes over 100 consultants operating from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK who work with local colleagues all around the world

Michael S. Jaffee michael.jaffee@neurology.ufl.edu University of Florida Vice chair, Department of Neurology Michael S. Jaffee, MD, is the Vice-Chair of Neurology at the University of Florida, where he joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, where he served as the inaugural clinical director of the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute and

Elin Bredenberg elin.bredenberg@aonhewitt.com Aon Hewitt Performance, Reward and Talent Consultant  Elin Bredenberg is a consultant and has three years’ experience within Aon Hewitt’s Performance, Reward and Talent practise in Sweden and the UK. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt Elin worked as a part-time reward analyst at a Swedish consultancy firm while simultaneously pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Stockholm University, followed by her Master’s degree in Economics of

Rob Paton rob.paton@aonhewitt.com Aon Hewitt Performance, Reward and Talent Leader Rob Paton is a performance, reward and talent leader with Aon Hewitt’s Rewards Advisory practice in London. He has over 18 years of experience partnering with clients to review, develop and implement people and reward strategies and programs. Rob has worked in three of the world’s largest economies – United States, Australia and the United Kingdom – with two

Dusana Dorjee d.dorjee@bangor.ac.uk Bangor University Honorary Lecturer Dr. Dorjee’s research investigates neurocognitive and psychophysiological changes resulting from contemplative training (meditation) in the context of well-being across the lifespan. Specifically, she has been examining the impact of meditation, mostly mindfulness, on systems of cognitive control, attention, emotion regulation and conceptual processing both longitudinally and in cross-sectional studies. She investigates how neuroscientific research on contemplative practices can inform prevention of mental illness, psychotherapy