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Center for Creative Leadership Europe, Middle East & Africa

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.

Our vision is to create new knowledge that advances our field and that positively transforms the way leaders, their organizations and their societies confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century.

The Center for Creative Leadership - EMEA, based in Brussels, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010 as a key provider of leadership development solutions to the needs of individuals and organisations in the international arena.

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Performing innovative research has been at the heart of CCL's work for more than three decades. What we discover in our research becomes part of our leadership programs and assessment tools - and ultimately makes a lasting impact on your leadership skills.

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Contact & Campus Location

Campus building

CCL - EMEA is based in Brussels, Belgium in offices in a prestigious Woluwe-Saint-Lambert neighbourhood.

Center for Creative Leadership - EMEA
Rue Neerveld 101-103 Neerveldstraat
B-1200 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +32 (0) 2 679 09 10
Fax: +32 (0) 2 673 63 06
E-mail: ccl.emea@ccl.org
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 08:30 - 17:30 and Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

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Associations

American Chamber of Commerce

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Belgium focuses on improving business and investment opportunities for US companies in Belgium, by coordinating numerous lobbying, networking and knowledge-sharing activities.

European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS) is a unique alliance of companies, business schools and other institutions committed to putting business in society issues at the heart of management theory and practice.

People in Aid

People In Aid (PIA) improves organizational effectiveness within the humanitarian and development sector worldwide by advocating, supporting and recognizing good practices in the management of people.

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David G. Altman

David G. Altman

Executive Vice President & Managing Director
Center for Creative Leadership, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Experience

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.

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.

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Florence Plessier

Florence Plessier

Coaching Practice Leader
Center for Creative Leadership EMEA

Experience

Before joining the Center, in her latest corporate position, Florence was Head of the Corporate University of STMicroelectronics in Asia Pacific where she and her team provided training, consulting and coaching solutions in leadership and organizational development as well as performance management across 10 countries in Asia.

Convinced by the power of coaching as a transformational tool for individuals, groups and organization, she decided to explore it further and developed a successful Executive Coaching practice reaching across 4 continents where she specialized in Executive Coaching and Senior Leadership Team Coaching.

Her extensive coaching experience — more than 2500 hours of coaching — had led companies and coaching organization to ask her services to mentor coaches, develop internal coaching programs and facilitate coaching skills workshops for business and HR leaders.

The first 10 years of her career were spent in the electronics corporate world where she developed her business acumen as part of the management team of — successively — StorageTek, Motorola and STMicroelectronics with responsibilities in Industrial Investment, Human Resources and Leadership Development.

Current Role

Florence is Coaching Practice Leader EMEA at the Center for Creative Leadership in Brussels, Belgium. She leads and oversees the development of the coaching portfolio and has overall responsibility for high quality and consistency standards of capability and coaching content in relation with the Design and Implementation team.

She is the content expert in the field of coaching both within and outside CCL, assuming a client interface role in form of pre-sales support and assuming an external representation and branding role for Leadership Coaching across EMEA.

Educational Background

Florence holds a MBA from the Toulouse Business School, France and graduated from the Corporate coaching Program, Corporate Coaching University.

Publication and Professional Affiliations

Florence is accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation.

In her capacity of Leader of the Team Effectiveness program in STMicroelectronics, she led the studies developed in ST for the bestseller from Katzenbach and Smith: "The Discipline of teams". She contributed to the book "Organisation and Management" by Joe Marcus and Nick Van Dam.

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Regina H. (Gina) Eckert

Regina H. (Gina) Eckert

Senior Research Associate
Center for Creative Leadership EMEA

Experience

Gina uses her knowledge and research experience in cross-cultural leadership, especially in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for CCL's research on leadership and diversity. She brings both qualitative and quantitative research skills to answer questions about leaders' career development, leadership and gender, globally responsible leadership, and leadership challenges around the world. She has managed the development of Global Leader View, a new 360-degree feedback tool for global leadership.

Current Role

Gina is the representative of CCL's Research department in the EMEA region. She is project manager for the study "Careers in 21st Century Europe", where a global team of CCL researchers and academic professors explore how culture and gender influence the development of leadership careers in various European countries. She speaks and presents on leadership and diversity to both scholars and practitioners. Gina is a key researcher on current projects around leadership and sustainability, social identity and diversity. She is also one of the drivers in broadening of CCL's evaluation capacity in the EMEA region.

Educational Background

Gina holds a degree in psychology from the University of Munich, Germany, and a PhD in Management from Aston Business School, UK. She also has a post-graduate certificate from Aston for teaching and learning in Higher Education, approved by the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Languages

Her working languages are English and German.

Professional Affiliations

Gina's research has been published in research scholarly journals such as the European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, International Journal of Cross-cultural Competence and Management, or the Journal of Global Responsibility. She also writes for practitioner outlets such as Financial Times, various publications of the Center for Creative Leadership, and the German Magazine of Personnel Leadership (Personalführung). Gina is a member of member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Academy of Management (AoM), European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), and the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP).

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Bert De Coutere

Bert De Coutere

Solutions Architect
Center for Creative Leadership EMEA

Experience

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 12 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. Recently he joined the Center for Creative Leadership as a solution architect, designing custom leadership development experiences. He worked with clients such as Maersk, FOD Financiën, Nationwide, La Poste, ING, Rhodia, Unilever, PMI, European Union, Shell, etc.

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 homocompetens.blogspot.com.

Current Role

Bert is currently Solutions Architect in the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) EMEA office. In his role he designs customized leadership interventions and programs for clients and bring these designs to fruition based on CCL's solution architecture portfolio.

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.

Languages

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

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Clemson G. Turregano

Clemson G. Turregano

Leadership Portfolio Director
Center for Creative Leadership EMEA

Industry Experience

Clemson's roles within CCL provide him the opportunity to work with numerous commercial, public, and non-government agencies, offering a variety of leadership development and coaching programs. Commercial programs include major automotive manufacturers, broadcast networks, defense manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, school boards and universities across the globe. His experience includes working with national and international public agencies across the spectrums of foreign relations, defense, education, intelligence, and humanitarian aid.

Prior to joining CCL, Clemson served in a global capacity as a strategic planner and mentor. As the leader of a strategic planning team, Clemson developed international agreements, created organizational training and partnership programs, and mentored senior government officials. Before this he was a practicing scholar, teaching strategic leadership to senior government and corporate officials. His broad range of knowledge is heavily influenced by his background in public administration, his four years as CCL's Director for Government Programs, and his experience as a CCL Coaching Practice Leader.

Current Role

Serving currently as the Leadership Portfolio Director for the EMEA region, Clemson is responsible for the full spectrum of CCL's Leadership Solutions, including coaching and senior level organizational solutions. Leading a diverse international team of faculty, coaches, and associates, the EMEA team leverages the unique abilities of CCL research, content, client outcomes, and strength of faculty to deliver a wide variety of leadership development experiences.

Educational Background

Clemson's undergraduate degree is from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He earned his Masters Degree in Political Science, MPA, and Doctorate from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also earned a Masters in Security and Strategy from the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Publications and Professional Affiliations

Clemson has published extensively on leadership in an international context and his current research involves best leadership practices across the commercial and international public service sector. CCL recently published his guidebook on Delegation. Clemson is an CCL-approved Executive Coach, certified in CCL-proprietary 360-degree assessments as well as many other psychometric assessment instruments.

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Vered Asif

Vered Asif

Senior Leadership Solutions Talent Manager
Center for Creative Leadership EMEA

Experience

Vered's experience ranges from designing and consulting on management development tracks to mentoring and supervising coaching processes for senior managers as well as workshops facilitation at the banking sector, and at the government sector in EMEA. In addition she has conducted evaluation reports on developmental programs using both qualitative and quantitative methods, as part of her work in the global corporation Intel.

In her previous role as a Regional Director in the EMEA region at CCL, Vered oversaw business development for the high tech private sector as well as for nonprofit organizations. As part of her tenure she co-facilitated leadership development programs for Executive MBA students and led global leadership projects for clients in England, North America, Singapore and India.

Current Role

In her role as Senior Leadership Solutions Talent Manager Vered ensures CCL EMEA continues on building an Organizational Leadership (OL) Community of Practice with Organizational transformation focus. Vered's role focuses on the further recruitment, capability development, training, management, oversight and evaluation of this critical talent resource.

Vered also contributes to the development of training curriculum, participates in client interaction, delivery and OL practice expansion. In this part of her role Vered co-designs and co facilitates Senior Leadership Solutions interventions with selected clients.

Research and publications

Vered is also an adjunct research faculty in CCL. Her research focuses on Societal Leadership and Leadership Strategy. As a scholar-practitioner Vered is constantly exploring and investigating the connection between research and practice in the Organizational Leadership realm. She is currently a research team member in Leadership for Societal Impact joint research, co-led by CCL and Manchester Business School. She is the co-author of the white papers, such as Leadership Strategies for Societal Impact and Network Savvy Executives: Five Advantages for Leaders in a Networked World. She is also the author of additional articles and papers in the area of collaborative learning, resiliency and public speaking.

Vered is currently co-authoring the white paper Networks of Organizations as a mechanism for Societal Impact.

Educational Background

Vered holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and an MA in Organizational Sociology and Critical Thinking M.A., both from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Professional Certifications

Vered is a Certified Mediator through the Israeli Ministry of Justice and a certified trainer for CCL's Coaching Essentials program.

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Paul Galante

Paul Galante

OL Practice Leader
Center for Creative Leadership EMEA

Experience

Paul is Faculty and Coach for Organizational Leadership interventions, Open Enrolment and Custom Programmes. He has facilitated CCL's MLP, LDP and Advancing Global Leadership programmes. He has worked with a number of CCL clients including Sodexo, AG Insurance, Fortis, CIBA, Philips, SNCF, Sanofi, EADS, and Wihl.Willemsen.

Current Role

Paul serves as the Practice Leader for Organizational Leadership for the Center for Creative Leadership® in the EMEA region. Paul has 30 years' experience of shaping and leading consulting assignments at senior levels, with a special focus on business strategy, transformation and organizational change throughout Europe and North America.

As the Organizational Leadership Practice Leader, Paul leads CCL EMEA in developing the practice, interface with clients, support the CCL OL practitioners in executing client assignments, and is a key CCL thought leader through providing organizational insight from the European perspective. His expertise includes leadership culture change, leadership development, talent systems, organizational design, and strategic communications.

Educational Background

Paul is of French and Italian extraction, educated in the U.K. and U.S., and is based in Brussels, Belgium. He is fluent in English, French, and Italian and has a working knowledge of Spanish. His academic background includes a BSc in Chemistry from the University of London, an MBA from UCLA, and a post-graduate certificate in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University. He is also certified to use a number of psychometric instruments and assessment tools.

Professional Affiliations

Prior to joining CCL, Paul founded his own boutique consulting group, after being a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London, designing and implementing strategic change projects across Europe. Previously, he held management positions in a number of multinationals in the professional services sector. His work experience also includes being in the leadership team of an international, family-owned stationery manufacturing business.

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