Global rolemodels for the world

Top talent development joint together with corporate challenges

e-Merit Academy in a nutshell

The e-Merit Academy delivers the framework and tools that will get your top-talents to deliver the answer to your corporate challenges of tomorrow, that will move the company towards future success. The journey is specially designed to match the talents needs - with an exclusive access and tutoring by the most recognised top executives and professor in the world.

e-Merit, virtual and with global reach

Management

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Chief Executive, Mia Kleregård
Mia is a well-known thought leader, speaker and a future influencer. She has held various top-level positions with over 20 years of international experience. Mia is currently involved in various projects that spreads from start-ups to the public sector with an aim to change the world to a sustainable place. She is mentoring executives in the areas of leadership, strategic planning and business development. Her expertise also includes the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.
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Chief Operation, Magnus Karlsson
Magnus is a renowned expert on the Central European IT market with more than 20 years of international professional experience. He has contributed to several start-ups and open source projects. He is acting as board member in tech. companies and supports in the Biz. development. Furthermore, he is a consultant for enterprise architecture in different industries all across Europe.
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Chief Finance, Willi Frei
Willi Frei a fiduciary Services Expert, Decades of experience in financial services for the SME’s

Members of the Board

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Magnus Karlsson
Magnus is a renowned expert on the Central European IT market with more than 20 years of international professional experience. He has contributed to several start-ups and open source projects. He is acting as board member in tech. companies and supports in the Biz. development. Furthermore, he is a consultant for enterprise architecture in different industries all across Europe.
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Simon Dolan
Director: Future of Work Chair, Co-founder and president, global future of work foundation (Barcelona), Creator and co-founder: Coaching by Values Global Community (Barcelona, Montreal), Founder and president: Groupe MDS – Montreal, Serial Entrepreneur and author of several books in different languages.
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Mario Raich
Expert in innovaton and future thinker, 40 years of experience in executive education among others at Xerox, as VP at Citi Group and member of the management at Zurich Financial Services, Leader of large ten years project for development of entrepreneurs in Poland with over 15’000 participants, Entrepreneur and author of several books in different languages.

Advisory Board

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Human Resources, Dave Ulrich
Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results. Dave has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 25 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journals, on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.
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Leadership effectiveness, Anne Tsui
Anne S. Tsui is Emerita Motorola Professor of International Management at the Arizona State University. She is currently Adjunct Distinguished Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Management at Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Previously, she was founding head of the management department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, faculty at the University of California, Irvine, Duke University, and Arizona State University. She is the 67th President of the Academy of Management and elected Fellow of AOM since 1997, and served as the 14th Editor of the top ranked Academy of Management Journal from 1996 to 1999. She was the Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review from 2004 to 2013, a journal dedicated to research in China and other emerging economies. Anne has devoted most of her professional career in doctoral education, served as Director of PhD program at UCI, HKUST and ASU. Since 1995, she has devoted much of her professional work in introducing and developing international standard research in Chinese business schools. As one of the top 100 most cited management authors, her research has won best paper awards from the leading management journals, including the AMJ, ASQ, and JOM.
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Strategic management, Xavier Gimbert
Dr Xavier Gimbert Rafols is General Director of the Graduate Business School of Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Perú). Professor of the GBS of Universidad del Pacifico and Professor of ESADE Business School where he has been lecturing for the last 28 years. He has a Bachelor in Pharmacy (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain), MBA (ESADE Business School, Spain) and PhD in Business Management (ESADE – Universidad Ramón Llull, Spain). He is a specialist in strategic management, strategic analysis and strategic thinking and decision-making processes. He has written several papers and books in which he introduces, develops or applies his models of strategic thinking (GIB and Strategic Core models) or comments on key aspects of business decision making. He was manager in the pharmaceutical industry and in the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona. He has an extensive experience as a business consultant, advising on strategic management and analysis issues, and participating in strategic thinking processes. He has been a member of several boards. In ESADE Business School he has been Latin America Director, Director of the General Management and Strategy Department and Director of In-House programs and Institutional Consulting

Advisory Board

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Organisational Behaviour & Management, Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mayrhofer is Full Professor and head of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management and Organisational Behaviour, WU Vienna, Austria. He previously has held full-time positions at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and at Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He conducts research in comparative international human resource management and leadership, work careers, and systems theory and management and has received national and international awards for outstanding research and service to the academic community. Wolfgang Mayrhofer is a research fellow at the Simon Fraser University Centre for Global Workforce Strategy (Vancouver, Canada), and a member of the academic advisory board of AHRMIO, the Association of Human Resource Management in International Organisations. With his collaborators, he has published 31 books and (co-)authored more than 210 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
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Organisational Psychology, Health, Ronald J. Burke
Ronald J. Burke, professor emeritus of organisation studies at the Schulich School of Business at York University, is the recipient of one of the top awards presented by the Academy of Management (AOM). Burke received AOM’s 2017 Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner. Burke’s research interests include career development, diversity in the workplace, organisational change and development, women in management, work and family, and work and health. In addition to a strong publishing and teaching record, Ron has contributed in multiple ways to improving women’s opportunities and abilities to take on important leadership roles – including positions on corporate boards. His activities have led to significant advancements for women in the business community.
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Strategic Human Resource, Ilan Meshoulam
Prof. (Emeritus) Ilan Meshoulam is a Professor at the Faculty of Management of Haifa University. He is the former Manager of the MBA Program at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management for the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and the former Head of the Graduate School of Management of Haifa University. His research focusses on Strategic Human Resource. He has published in the Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, the Journal of High Technology Management Research and many more. Prof. Meshoulam is the co-author of “Human Resources Strategy” books, published in 2000, 2014, and Human Resource Management: The Strategic approach (in Hebrew), 2015. He has held executive positions in the US as: Director of Finance in Maritime Fruit Carriers and executive positions in Human Resource management in multinationals high technology firms, as Director in Control Data Co. and Digital Equipment Co. In Israel he was a Vice President of Human resources and administration to Elbit Co., Elscint Co. and Indigo Co. and CO CEO to Intel Israel. He served as a consultant on HR management and strategy issues to many firms in Israel such as Rafael, Discount Bank, Bank Leumi, Iscar, Staruss,,Teva, Tadiran and many more. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Israeli Society for Human Resource Management, Research and Development.

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Organisational Behavior, Tony Lingham
Tony Lingham is currently the Professor of Organisational Behavior and Leadership in Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change Program. Prior to joining Antioch University, Tony was a Professor in the Department of Organisational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management (WSOM), Case Western Reserve University. His teaching and research interests are leadership assessment and development, Experiential Learning Theory, Learning Needs Theory of Motivation, developing adaptability, High Impact Engagement in Organisations, research methods, scale development, competency model development, executive coaching, team coaching, and team learning and development. Tony Lingham is spearheading the globe with a structured process for team coaching involving the assessment of actual and desired states of a team based on the experience of teamwork; and these profiles relate to the innovative and execution capacities of a team. His work has been tested and validated over 15 years with teams ranging from Boards to functional teams and across countries in the Americas (North and South), Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Human Resource (international context), Yochanan Altman
Yochanan Altman, an applied social scientist, educated in social/industrial psychology and organizational anthropology, with a cosmopolitan outlook and wide ranging international experience in business & management education, career counseling, well-being at work, personal and team development. Worked and lived in three countries and has held visiting appointments in more than a dozen geographies in three continents. Published over 120 paper in learned journals (several of which won best paper/highly commended awards) and chapters in research books; authored, co-authored and edited 20 books, special issues and teaching texts; presented over 130 papers in international conferences and organised and chaired 12 international conferences. An extensive editorial experience, having founded an academic journal, edited four others and served on the editorial board of 17 learned journals. Highly experienced practitioner in personal counseling and psychotherapy, team development and team management and organizational consultant.
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Performance Appraisals, Expatriate Management, Angelo DeNisi
Angelo DeNisi has been a professor for 40 years and at Tulane since 2005, where he first served as dean for six years. He has served as the President of both the Academy of Management and The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). His research interests include performance appraisals, expatriate management, and work experiences of persons with disabilities, and his work has been funded by the Army Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, and several state agencies. He has been honored with lifetime achievement awards from SIOP and from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. In addition to serving on a number of committees for the Freeman School and the larger Tulane community, Professor DeNisi has contributed to his field by serving in leadership roles for a number of organizations, such as committee chair for SIOP, Division 14 representative to the APA Council, and President of SIOP.

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Strategic Management, Michael A. Hitt
Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership at Texas A&M University. He has authored or co-authored many journal articles published in leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. Mike Hitt is a Founding Editor of the SEJ, a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal, and former president of the Academy of Management. His involvement in the SMS runs deep with recently serving as the President of the SMS. He is a member of the SMS Fellows and is the former Deputy Dean of this organization. He has received awards from the American Society of Competitiveness for Outstanding Academic Contributions (1996) and Outstanding Intellectual Contributions (1999) to Competitiveness.