Annick Renaud-Coulon, founder and Chairman, France


Her role is to:

  • Provide vision and impetus for developing and sustaining GlobalCCU on the long term.
  • Bring the leadership necessary to achieve GlobalCCU's vision and mission.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the overall GlobalCCU's strategy.
  • Source GlobalCCU's revenues.
  • Lead, guide, direct, and make the governance applied by the Advisory Board, the Awards Advisory & Judging Committee, the members of the network, the GlobalCCU Team, the GlobalCCU Partners, and all other external stakeholders.
  • Consult the Advisory Board on the GlobaCCU strategy, direction, initiatives and potential issues.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is the inspiring authority of GlobalCCU. Enrolled for 2 years, the Advisory Board members are the preeminent ambassadors of GlobalCCU. 
They help the Chairman to define, orient and apply the strategy; they inform on the trends in the industry; they provide insight to create and shape the services needed from GlobalCCU by its members.


The GlobalCCU ADVISORY BOARD, enrolled for 2 years, is composed exclusively of Corporate University Professionals belonging to the following companies and Institutions:

Katia Bastos
Banco do Brasil, Brazil

Chris Hardy
Defense Acquisition University,

Sampada Inamdar
Anand U, India

Valery S. Katlako

David Li
Greater China at SAP


Julia Menninga
Mc Cann Worldgroup
United Kingdom

Saynur Onen
Yildiz, Turkey

Glaucimar Peticov
Banco Bradesco, Brazil

Desiê Ribeiro
Vale, Brazil

Filippo Romanini


Christian Standaert
ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg



The role of the Advisory Board is to:

  • Contribute to develop and sustain GlobalCCU as The global network of highly regarded corporate learning leaders.
  • Stimulate inspiration by bringing cultural, technical and economical knowledge and experience from all over the world.
  • Provide guidance that will shape the future of the profession at the global level.
  • Provide information on the trends in the profession and the current strategic and operational needs of the Corporate University Leaders.
  • Advise the management team to run GlobalCCU efficiently and generate value; suggest improvements and give honest feedback.
  • Challenge the importance and priority of the topics discussed, respond to questionnaires, participate in strategic monitoring, recommend partners and sponsors.
  • Provide efficient advice and assistance when required, in particular for the activities related to the GlobalCCU Awards and the GlobalCCU Platform Premium Services.
  • Participate actively in the exchanges in the GlobalCCU Platform.
  • Participate in the GlobalCCU main activities, like the GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony and the GlobalCCU Forum, in person.
  • Help to find sponsors in their respective countries for the GlobalCCU Awards and the GlobalCCU Platform.
  • Support the communication and take care of the reputation of GlobalCCU worldwide. Communicate with the Corporate University Professionals and the media of their own country to spread the word on GlobalCCU, provide possible contacts to GlobalCCU, promote GlobalCCU towards their LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook contacts.

Julia Menninga - Mc Cann Worldgroup (United Kingdom)
Julia is responsible for Strategy, Learning Technology, Learning Design and Delivery across the McCann Worldgroup agencies in EMEA. She has more than 9 years of experience in HR and Learning & Development with fields like HR Strategy, Talent Management, Recruitment, Employer Branding, Training Design and Delivery, leading a Corporate University, Learning Culture and Leadership Development. She supports the network as an internal trainer and coach.
Prior to that she worked 10 years in Communications Consulting and Communications Management with a focus on Corporate Communications, Corporate Publishing, Internal and HR Communications and Change Management. The strong combination of communications experience, Talent and Learning and Development work equips her with the best possible tool box and knowledge to design and deliver engaging and business relevant learning. This combination pays out on all levels to provide an outstanding Employee Experience. Her subjects of interest are learning technologies, leadership development, networking, productivity and engagement.
She is a member of the advisory board of the GlobalCCU.
The McCann Worldgroup is a roster of eight best-in-class communication companies. With operations in 120 countries, over 23,000 employees and eight decades of multi-national experience, McCann has been recognized as the creator of the modern global advertising agency model.

Chris Hardy, DAU, USA
Chris Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Plans, Policy, and Leadership Support, is the Strategic Planner for the Defense Acquisition University, an award-winning corporate university serving a 128,000 corporate workforce. As such, Dr. Hardy helps set the direction for the university and recently implemented an in-depth strategic planning system to rapidly transform the DAU into a Premier Corporate University serving the Department of Defense. Included in this transformation is a unique enterprise-wide, performance based planning system supported by a technology drive business and learning analytic infrastructure that have repeatedly been recognized as a best-in-class practices throughout the public and private sectors. Dr. Hardy has a Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to his current position, he served both in government and recently private industry becoming Vice President, INNOLOG, Inc., a Global Supply Chain Logistics Company headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

David Li currently works in SAP as Vice President of Global Customer Operations University for Greater China.
David has more than 16 years of experience in Corporate Sales Enablement and Learning and Development.  Most recently before he joined SAP, David was Head of Sales Capability of the Mobile Devices Sales Group for GAMEA (Great Asia, Middle-East and Africa) at Microsoft, where he was responsible for a variety of organizational capability requirements and driving the adoption of targeted training solutions aligned with business strategy.
Prior to Microsoft, David built a strong record of success in various roles with Cisco, Motorola and Nokia. He was also a training consultant with Franklin Covey, Achieve Global, and, in his first role as a sales manager with the Sheraton Hotel Group.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Management and majored in Hotel Management.
David lives with his wife and 12 year-old son in Beijing. In his spare time, David indulges in fine art digital photography, sports, music and reading. He was also a steering committee member of Project Hope during his years with Cisco, which helped children in poverty-stricken, rural areas of China complete their elementary school education.
Saynur Onen, HR Management and Development Group Director of Yıldız Holding is responsible for training and development activities of non-pladis companies in Turkey and recruitment and employer brand management, human resources planning, performance and talent management of Yıldız Holding. Formerly She was Head of Academy and Talent Management responsible for all learning and development; talent, career and performance management processes of Turk Telekom, the biggest integrated technology services provider of Turkey.
She established Yapı Kredi Banking Academy (Corporate University of Yapı Kredi Bank) with a great number of international awards. Onen had experience in various distinguished companies like Turkcell, AXA, Eczacibasi Holding and took responsibility in establishing learning systems, organizational development projects, talent management, building coaching and mentoring structures, performance management, succession & career planning and finally corporate academies, she has led successful initiatives and gained extensive experience on human resources area. Onen had a masters degree on Human Resources Management after Psychology education. Through her professional career, she also pursued her personal development on her area, completed Psychodrama Group Therapy and Executive Coaching Trainings. She is a member of Global Council of Corporate Universities Advisory Board, Turkish Training and Development Association Management Board. (TEGEP).
Glaucimar Peticov was elected Department Officer, currently responsible for the Human Resources Department and for UNIBRAD – Universidade Corporativa Bradesco since June 2011. She began her career in August 1984, at Banco Econômico S.A. and then, she worked at Banco Excel Econômico S.A. and also at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Brasil S.A., currently named Banco Alvorada S.A. In September 2003 she was transferred to Banco Bradesco S.A., and, in December 2009, she was promoted to the position of Executive Superintendent.

Other Professional Experience:
Member of Managing Body of Fundação Bradesco.
Officer of ADC Bradesco – Associação Desportiva Classista.
Chief Executive Officer of ARFAB - Associação Recreativa dos Funcionários da Atlântica-Bradesco and Clube Bradesco de Seguros.
Member of the Deliberative Council of FEBRACORP Live University.
Deputy Member of Fiscal Council of Top Clube Bradesco, Segurança, Educação e Assistência Social.
Secretary Officer of SINDICREFI - Sindicato das Sociedades de Crédito, Financiamento e Investimento do Estado de São Paulo.
Officer of Generation and Knowledge and Content Management of ABRH Brasil – Associação Brasileira de Recursos Humanos (Brazilian Association of Human Resources).
Secretary Officer of FENACREFI - Federação Interestadual das Instituições de Crédito, Financiamento e Investimento.
Psychology from Universidade São Marcos.
Other Courses:
Graduation degree "Lato Sensu" in Human Resources Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado - CENAP.
Advanced Management Program from Fundação Dom Cabral.
International Executive Programs:
Strategic Human Resource Planning from University of Michigan Business School - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Senior Executive Program from Columbia Business School - NY, USA.
Negotiation and Competitive Decision-Making from Harvard Business School - Boston, EUA.
Leadership at the Peak Program from Center for Creative Leadership - Colorado, USA.
Desiê Ribeiro, General Manager of Education and People Development at Vale, distinguished herself with more than 15 years experience working in education, talent management and organizational development processes.
Before joining Vale, she worked more than 10 years in the biggest airline company in Brazil where she redesigned the travel chain process. Desiê also created the Varig style of service which focuses on improving the quality of service by reviewing the recruiting, training, communication and recognition processes.
At Vale she worked as the organizational development manager in Canada and Brazil, supporting the processes integration. As the general manager, she created the Talent Management department and lead the implementation of a global system for Career and Succession to manage all of Vale´s talents in terms of roles and responsibilities, competencies and performance. This global system improves the identification and preparation of new leaders. Now as the general manager of the Education processes, she is standardizing the Education process in Vale’s operations all over the world and developing educational initiatives to provide a competent workforce for Vale’s operational needs.
Desiê received her master’s in Marketing and Services at IBMEC Business Management School, an MBA at Fundação Dom Cabral and received her bachelor degree in Literature at UFRJ. She enjoys sharing her experience by delivering presentations about Corporate Education and Talent Management around the world in different forums.

Filippo Romanini, Barilla - Italy
Head of Barilla Lab for Knowledge & Innovation, Corporate University of Barilla.
Filippo is passionate about learning and organizational dynamics and cultural change, and this current position offers him the possibility to put passion at work. Before joining the Barilla Lab, still within the same Company, Filippo covered several positions: first Packaging Innovation, then member of the Innovation Team, a multifunctional project run with the support of Gary Hamel’s consultancy firm, and finally Innovation Practices Development manager, in charge of boosting the innovation capability of the company through direct support to business projects. During this career path across the organization, Filippo had the chance to learn all languages in the Company, an ability that makes him a relevant partner also in his new function, dedicated to Learning and Development, Knowledge Management, Cultural Identity and Evolution at global level.
Before joining Barilla, Filippo worked at TetraPak, where he developed his skills and knowledge in Technical Packaging and Consumer and Market Understanding. When quitting TetraPak, Filippo was head of the Packaging Development Unit, a global function in charge of all product performance analysis and development.
Filippo graduated first in Nuclear Engineering (La Sapienza University, Rome), and then, in Social Sciences (Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna). He’s a marathin runner and loves reading both fiction and essays, always keeping a glance at possible implications for life, both private and professional.

Christian Standaert - ArcelorMittal
Christian Standaert is General Manager of ArcelorMittal University, the corporate university of the world’s leading steel company with 280,000 employees in over 60 countries.
Born in 1959, he graduated in 1982 as a metallurgical engineer from the University of Gent and joined Sidmar, now ArcelorMittal Gent, in 1983 as a project engineer in the process modelling department. He obtained an additional master in Industrial Engineering in 1990.
He occupied different positions in the group, merely in the field of research and development and quality management in Gent (Sidmar and OCAS), Bremen (Stahlwerke Bremen) and Paris (Arcelor R&D).
Since 1996, Christian Standaert is visiting professor at the University of Gent, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
In 2005 he was appointed Director of Arcelor University in Luxemburg and since the merger of Arcelor and Mittal Steel into ArcelorMittal in 2006, he is responsible for the corporate university of the new company.
The corporate university offers programmes in leadership and management, in functional expertise and languages.
Christian Standaert is also leading ArcelorMittal’s Learning Council, that supports the local and regional training centres worldwide and is member of the Education and Training Committee of the World Steel Association.

Sampada Inamdar Dean, Anand U (A Corporate University). A certified practitioner in Organisation Development, Sampada brings with her 20 years of experience in Engineering, FMCG Manufacturing and Consulting. She has a flair for blending technology and business with a human touch. She is a post graduate in Personnel Management from University of Pune, graduate in Zoology and a diploma in Russian language. She is passionate about leading Anand U in institutionalising its contribution to business. Her achievements in the areas of institutionalising change practices such as Organisation Restructuring, Leadership Development, Talent and Succession Planning have been well received. She is a certified Caliper professional, certified McKinsey Change Agent, trained professional in Balanced Scorecard, Business Process Re-engineering from Japanese Management Association and Job Analysis, Mercers India.
Valery S. Katlako Dean, Sberbank Corporate University Professor Katkalo (born in 1964) received undergraduate (with distinction) and Doctoral degrees in Economics from St. Petersburg University, and did post-doctoral studies at Haas School of Business, University of California (Berkeley). He was visiting scholar at several top European business schools. Professor Katkalo was one of the founders (1993) of the Graduate School of Management at SPbU, which he directed as GSOM Dean since 1997 and later as SPbU Vice Rector until 2012. Under his leadership GSOM became the first and the only Russian business school to receive EQUIS accreditation and to become CEMS and PIM member; the school has also received AMBA and EPAS accreditations. He joined Sberbank Group in December 2012 as Director of Sberbank Corporate University, 100%-owned subsidiary of this largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe which now aims to become a top global financial institution. Professor Katkalo taught at business schools in USA, France, and Finland. His research focuses on evolution of strategic management theory, network organizations, advances in management education, and was published in 6 books and in international (e.g. Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics) and Russian refereed journals. Professor Katkalo is the Chairman of the EPAS Accreditation Board, and serves on the EFMD Board of Trustees and on Advisory Boards for HEC Paris, WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He is the member of the Board of Directors for JSC Transneft. He consulted on creation and development of business schools in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, and Bosnia. While she enjoys singing, and writing, she hopes to find time to restart her hobby of trekking!
Ms. Kátia Bastos has over 10 years of experience in HR management in Banco do Brasil, the three last of which as an executive. She currently holds the position of Executive Manager of the Corporate University (UniBB). Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Laws degree, a postgraduate degree in Business Law, a postgraduate degree in Strategic Management with focus on Marketing, and a Professional Master's Degree in Business Administration. In 2015, she attended a course on People and Processes Management at the Columbia Business School. Ms. Bastos has held managerial positions in Banco do Brasil for the past 20 years, including in retail branches and regional business offices.

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Press Room

  • 10 August 2018
    E-learn.magazine (USA) published an in depth interview with Annick Renaud-Coulon. She shares her views on how Corporate Universities can successfully fulfill their role in the digital age. There’s a huge future ahead for corporate education.   More >

  • In the June/July issue of Elearning! magazine, Annick Renaud-Coulon cites her expert opinion on the challenges affecting globalized Corporate Universities and on the impact of nationalist trends that cannot undermine them.   More >

  • Great article in CLO Magazine about the Future of Corporate Universities in the Digital Disruption Age, by Annick Renaud-Coulon.  More >

Impacting Events

  • Uni Brad (Brazil), GlobalCCU Best overall Corporate University 2017 Gold Award winner, celebrated their outstanding achievement with the CEO of Banco Bradesco.

  • Igor Fernando Ferreira, McDonald’s – Arcos Dorados (Latin America) Best Corporate University - Leader of the Year 2017.

  • 2015 GlobalCCU Awards ceremony in Paris, France gathered Ambassadors, diplomats and journalists from across the globe to honour the award winning Corporate Universities.

  • UniBB (Brazil) GlobalCCU Best overall Corporate University 2017 Gold Award winner.
    Below UniBB had a stand at Conarh (Human Resources National Congress), the largest human resources event in Latin America and second in the world. Visitors learnt about the success of UniBB in the stand here in photo.

  • GlobalCCU Awards Ceremony 2013
    13 March 2013 at Microsoft France Headquarters in Paris, France MORE >

  • DAU, Defense Acquisition University, the best overall Corporate University Gold Winner 2013, organized a ceremony in front of the entire university for presenting the GlobalCCU Award.The trophy has been displayed in the Pentagon to all the senior leadership.

  • 2013 GlobalCCU Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft HQ in Paris, highlighted winners from outstanding Corporate Universities from five continents.

    GlobalCCU Forum at Campus Veolia and
    at the Sorbonne
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Sharing knowledge

Hugo Pena Brandão, Executive Manager of Banco do Brasil Corporate University (UniBB) welcomed Annick Renaud-Coulon in Brasilia on 17 and 18 March 2016 for filming video lessons for the UniBB Portal.