One-on-one interviews. An opportunity to get to up close and personal with speakers whose life stories provide us with fascinating accounts of achievement, creation and leadership. What makes a person become a leader in their field? What can we learn from their life paths and achievements about the characteristics of ground-breaking leadership towards a better tomorrow?
Udi Segal is a Journalist and the Diplomatic Correspondent of Channel Two News Israel.
The Honorable John Baird is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011. In the past he has served as named Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of the Environment; Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and President of the Treasury Board. Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Baird was a member of Ontario’s provincial legislature, where he represented the constituency of Nepean-Carleton from 1995 to 2005. During that time, he served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Energy, Francophone Affairs, Children and Youth Services, and as Government House Leader.
John Chambers is the Chairman and CEO of Cisco. He served as Vice Chairman of the President George W. Bush National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), and on President George W. Bush’s Transition Team and Education Committee, and on President Bill Clinton’s Trade Policy Committee. Chambers has received numerous awards for his leadership including the 2012 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute, Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”, one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Executives Worldwide” and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine. Under his philanthropic leadership, Cisco has received the US.State Department’s top corporate social responsibility award (ACE) twice, and the first-ever Clinton Global Citizen Award.
Boris Collardi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Julius Baer Holdings AG was established in 1890 is one of Switzerland’s largest wealth management banks. Previously Collardi served as COO Europe, Middle East & Northern Africa and Head of Special Projects and a Member of the Private Banking Europe Management Committee at Credit Suisse Private Banking, London / Zurich. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association of Swiss Commercial and Investment Banks.
Weili Dai is the Co-Founder of the Marvell Technology Group. She is the only woman co-founder of a global semiconductor company, and since it began in 1995, she has helped Marvell’s rise to become one of the top semiconductor companies in the world. For her contributions to technology and society, Newsweek named Ms. Dai among the “150 Women Who Shake the World,” Forbes named her one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and CNN International featured her throughout its Leading Women series.
Robert De Niro is an award winning actor, director and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the film Raging Bull and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in The Godfather Part II. He has received numerous Academy Award nominations, Gold Globe award nominations, and a BAFTA nomination for his many films. Additionally, De Niro has received accolades for his career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award (2003) and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (2010).
He is the Co-Founder of the film studio TriBeCa Productions and the popular Tribeca Film Festival as well as being Co-Owner of the restaurants Nobu, TriBeCa Grill and Locanda Verde.
Sharon Stone is an Actor, Producer, Director, Activist and Humanitarian. She has appeared in over 50 films, was nominated for an Oscar for Casino and is the recipient of Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Stone has been the Global Campaign Chair of The American Foundation for Aids Research (amFAR) for twenty years and is the Cultural Chair of YALA, the online organization for peace in the Middle East. She is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and recipient of their Humanitarian Award. Stone is a member and supporting principle of The American Himalayan Foundation and has been honored with The World Charity Award, Knight and Commander of Letters from the French Government, a Humanitarian Award from the Human Rights Campaign and was Citizen of the Year of Los Angeles.