Jim Snabe

AIB Fellows International Executive of the Year Award

Jim Hagemann Snabe
Chairman A.P. Moller – Maersk and Siemens AG
Award Presentation: Session 0.9 – Monday, June 24 – 17:15-19:30

Based on 25 years of experience in the IT industry Jim Hagemann Snabe is focused on leadership around innovation, digitization and societal progress. As co-CEO of SAP Jim was together with Bill McDermott instrumental in driving the strategic development of SAP to double the value of the company and play a more responsible role in society. In 2013 he and co-CEO Bill McDermott were ranked #2 on Glassdoor.com’s listing of the top 50 highest rated CEOs, based on their 99 percent approval rating from employees. In his capacity as a global business leader Jim is involved in a number of activities focused on societal progress and the role of business in society. Snabe’s views on leadership are shaped by his commitment to solving societal issues and his trust in human potential.

Ingmar Bjorkman AIB Fellows International Educator of the Year Award

Ingmar Björkman
Dean of the School of Business, Aalto University
Award Presentation: Session 1.3.1 – Tuesday, June 25 – 13:00-14:15

Ingmar Björkman (born 1959, raised in Norway) received his PhD from the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) after having done parts of his studies at Stanford University. Prior to joining Aalto University he was Professor of Management and Organization at the Hanken School of Economics, where he served as Dean of Research and Internationalization during 2005-2007 and Head of the Department of Management and Organization from 1998 to 2011. Having taught at a number of business schools in Europe and Asia, Björkman has received teaching awards from Hanken School of Economics, Fudan University (Shanghai), and INSEAD (Singapore). Ingmar Björkman´s main research area is International Management, with a particular focus on people management issues in multinational corporations.

Daniel Levinthal AIB Fellows Eminent Scholar Award

Daniel A. Levinthal
Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy, University of Pennsylvania
Award Presentation: Session 2.3.1 – Wednesday, June 26 – 13:00-14:15

Levinthal has published extensively on questions of organizational adaptation and industry evolution, particularly in the context of technological change with 70 articles and book chapters that have received over 25,000 citations. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Strategy Science and has previously served as Editor-in-chief of Organization Science. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Southern Denmark, Tilburg University, the University of Warwick, and the London Business School and has held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School (Bower Fellow), the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, University of Pisa (Philip Morris Visiting Professor), and the University of New South Wales (Michael Crouch Visiting Professor.)