Each Advisory Board Member is a corporate university professional, with the exception of Mark Allen who is a professor at Pepperdine University.
THE ROLE OF THE ADVISORY BOARD
Mark Allen, Pepperdine
Fernández Izard, GAS NATURAL FENOSA - Spain
Chris Hardy, DAU, USA
Srikantan Moorthy, Vice President and Head of Education & Research (E&R) with
Mouvement Desjardins (Québec) - Canada
Sash Padayachee, Landmark
Group, United Arab Emirates
formerly Dean at Petrobras University (Brazil)
Isabelle QUAINON - VEOLIA Environnement - France
Barilla - Italy
Christian STANDAERT - ArcelorMittal
Jenny Yan Xiaozhen joined Motorola in 1994 as manager of government and university relations, followed as Site manager of Motorola University TJ, operation manager of MU China, Senior manager of MU China and Director of Motorola University China and MU Asia Operation, Also Director of Asia Inclusion & Diver- sity. Has joined HP China as Co-president of China HP University, Dean of Business School and Dean of Quality/Supply China Management School in March of 2011. Has got more than 18 years rich experience and knowledge on education/ training & development, human resource development, leadership development, Corp U and six sigma improvement system, has been certified as Motorola Green Belt. Has been certified as Coach/Consultant by Global Harrison Assessment Center. Has been certified as Senior Consultant by Global Balance Scorecard Institute. Has been trained as Consultant by Global Hogan Assessment Center. Board member of Asia/China Corp U Association. Jenny has received the Ph.D. Degree from one of top ten -- University of Reading, UK.
Jeffrey Krebs assumed the role of Director of Microsoft China University in November, 2010. As Director, Jeffrey oversees university functions in partnership with the Academy deans and is the primary point of accountability to executive leadership. Jeffrey engages with partners across Microsoft’s learning and development community to support alignment and integration of corporate programs with Microsoft China University, ensuring our employees receive the developmental support they need for success in their role and career. Microsoft China University delivers learning and development programs across all employees in region, and sales and technical readiness programs to our partner companies in China.
Jeffrey joined Microsoft in 1998 and came to Beijing in early 2006 to establish the Engineering Excellence team in China in 2006 in partnership with the Asia-Pacific R&D Senior Leadership Team to assist in the development of R&D engineering capability through expanded employee development and engineering system consulting programs. He worked in Microsoft Engineering Excellence for more than 7 years in various roles including global engineering discipline management from headquarters. Prior to that, Jeffrey worked on development of Exchange Server, SQL Server and other server products. Before joining Microsoft, Jeffrey worked in Japan and Seattle in hardware and software development companies for both consumer and industrial applications. Throughout his career, Jeffrey has combined his passions for technology and its benefit to customers with a focus on international business.
Jeffrey lives in Beijing with his wife and two daughters (15 and 13 years old). He enjoys sampling the wide variety of Chinese and other Asian foods, hiking and photography.
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.