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  • WHO WE ARE

    EXPERT PRACTITIONERS - BOARD MEMBERS - ADJUNCT PROFESSORS

    AMSTERDAM . GENEVA . HONG KONG . LONDON . MELBOURNE . NEW YORK .

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    CHIEF REPUTATION RISK OFFICER RL EXPERT LEESA SOULODRE

    LEESA SOULODRE

    HONG KONG

    MANAGING PARTNER

    CHIEF REPUTATION RISK OFFICER

    Leesa Soulodre has consulted in strategy, cybersecurity, innovation and risk to more than 400 of the world's largest companies in 19 industry sectors across the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. An accomplished innovator and entrepreneur, Leesa Soulodre has 14 years experience as a Company Director and 20 years experience leading companies into new markets with turnovers from $4M to $14B USD. Leesa holds deep industry expertise in the financial services and TMT sectors (18+ years), fashion, beauty and luxury (20+ years) and the FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors (10+ years). Her clients have included Telstra, HSBC, AXA Group, Barclays Bank, Visa Europe, Nestle, Unilever, Vale, GSK, Sanofi Aventis, Group Renault, Airbus, Gucci Group, Groupe Richemont, Marks and Spencer among others.

    Leesa holds a TRIUM Global Executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, HEC School of Management and the London School of Economics. She has a Masters in Management (Marketing) (USQ) and post-graduate qualifications from the AGSM (Risk Management), Harvard (Sustainabilty Management), Stanford University (Tech Entrepreneurship) and the University of Victoria (Strategic Management). Leesa has taught as an Adjunct on the MBA and Undergraduate Programs of esteemed Universities since 2007.

    SUSTAINABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT RL EXPERT DR. THOMAS SCHEIWILLER

    THOMAS SCHEIWILLER

    ZURICH

    RL EXPERT

    SUSTAINABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

    Dr. Thomas Scheiwiller is a leading expert in sustainability and corporate responsibility. During his career Thomas has served at AccountAbility as the Global Head of Clients and Industries and as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held a variety of roles, including Global Managing Partner of Sustainability Advisory Services worldwide. He focuses his consulting on integrated reporting, governance, risk, compliance and integrity services primarily for clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and financial services sectors. Dr. Scheiwiller is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Business & Biodiversity platform and lectures on Risk Management and Ethics at the University of Lausanne.

    Thomas holds a Ph.D in Physics from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Dr. Scheiwiller started his career as an environmental consultant.

    REPUTATION RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS RL EXPERT DR. PETER SANDMAN

    DR. PETER SANDMAN

    NEW YORK

    RL EXPERT

    REPUTATION, RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

    Creator of the “Risk = Hazard + Outrage” formula for risk communication, Dr. Peter M. Sandman is one of the preeminent risk communication and crisis management speakers and consultants in the world today. His unique and effective approach to managing risk controversies has enabled Dr. Sandman to help clients through a wide range of public controversies that threatened corporate or government reputation – from oil spills to labor-management battles; from vaccine autism scares to terrorism events. A Rutgers University professor from 1977 to 1995, Dr. Sandman founded the Environmental Communication Research Program (ECRP) at Rutgers in 1986, and was its Director until 1992. During that time, ECRP published over 80 articles and books on various aspects of risk communication. Dr. Sandman has been a full-time consultant since 1995. Dr Sandman holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University.

    CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS RL EXPERT DONALD STEEL

    DONALD STEEL

    LONDON

    RL EXPERT

    REPUTATION, RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

    Donald Steel is a specialist in reputation and crisis and issues management. For 11 years he was the BBC's chief media spokesman based in London and stepped down from this role three years ago to work with individual, corporate and government clients in London, Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He remains an adviser in communications to the BBC. He has served as a Guest Lecturer at the London School of Economics and at the China Media Centre of the University of Westminster. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008 and in 2010 the BBC Academy, Europe's largest broadcasting training facility, made him the first Associate Fellow. He is an Associate Director of Crisis Communications at Kenyon International Emergency Services and a regular speaker on reputation and crisis communications internationally.

    RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS RL EXPERT TONY RIDLEY

    TONY RIDLEY

    MELBOURNE

    RL EXPERT

    RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

    Former Australian Military, Tony Ridley is a career crisis and risk management professional. The scope of his experience ranges from product contamination crisis to on-the-ground management of affected personnel as the result of terrorist attacks. Tony has taken much of his practical experience and developed or delivered practical crisis leadership education to senior Executive groups around the world. Routinely, Tony is called upon by a wide range of companies to provide priority support to developing events, in both emerging economies and first world environments. He has had past roles in companies such as International SOS and Control Risks and an extended period in military special operations. Tony is often consulted on developing issues and practical solutions to complex business disruption or critical failure incidents in high-risk environments.

    DIGITAL CYBERSECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT RLEXPERT JEREMY PAULSON

    JEREMY PAULSON

    NEW YORK

    RL EXPERT

    DIGITAL, CYBERSECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

    Jeremy Paulson is a cybersecurity expert and specialist in risk and issues management. Jeremy has worked as an independent consultant to government and private industry focusing on risk management across the US and the Middle East. His work has included groundbreaking risk assessments for the Department of Defense and Homeland Security; developing and delivering briefings to senior executives, including top theater generals on the results of seven studies that resulted in increased situational awareness and fulfillment of campaign goals.

    Jeremy holds a Master of International Affairs, in International Security Policy from Columbia University, New York, NY, a Master of Business Administration, in Investment Finance from New York University, New York and a Bachelor of Arts, History from the American University, Washington, D.C.

    Jeremy holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 2013; Advanced Network Analysis and Targeting Course February 2010; CFA, 1994

    He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and INFRAGARD: a public-private partnership between business and the FBI.

     

    REPUTATION DIGITAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS RL EXPERT JIIN SHIN

    JIIN SHIN

    SEOUL

    RL EXPERT

    REPUTATION, DIGITAL, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

    Jiin Shin is a Public Relations and Communications professional with more than 20 years experience in broadcast, storytelling, advertising and communications in Korea. She has worked with leading clients across the region including Samsung, Microsoft, Adidas, Baskin Robbins, LG and Oricom and supported the President of Korea, Kim Young-sam, the Seoul Mayor Cho Soon and Mrs. Lee Hee-ho, the former First Lady of the president of Korea Ki Dae-Jung. Today she leads communication and reputation benchmarking projects in the Korean market for RL Expert Group. Jiin studied Korean Literature at Myong Ji University and holds a Fashion Styling Degree from Istituto Marangoni.

    DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATIONS RL EXPERT PAUL NIXON

    PAUL NIXON

    LONDON

    RL EXPERT

    DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATIONS

    Paul Nixon is the inventor of Corporate Eye, the leading digital asset reputation benchmarking tool. He has 13 years of online corporate communications and 28 years of blue chip consulting experience. He brings expertise in digital strategy including message delivery, content strategy and protecting online reputation.He was one of the original directors of Investis, the European market leader in the design, build and hosting of corporate websites, where he built and was responsible for the delivery side of the business as well as running the largest accounts. During this time he oversaw the delivery of over 400 websites and implemented 5 different content management systems. Before 2000, he spent 14 years at Accenture delivering £multi-million national IT and business reengineering projects in Utilities, Manufacturing and Government sectors. He is unique in the breadth and depth of experience that he brings from strategy through to implementation.

    Paul has a BSC(Eng), Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London.

    RESEARCH, RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS RL EXPERT PHIL DICKIE

    PHIL DICKIE

    GENEVA

    RL EXPERT

    RESEARCH, RISK AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

    Phil Dickie is a recipient of Australia's highest journalism award, a Gold Walkley, for his investigative journalism work leading to the Fitzgerald inquiry (The Commission of Inquiry into Possible Illegal Activities and Associated Police Misconduct). Following the inquiry, Phil Dickie became a special advisor to the newly formed Criminal Justice Commission, researching organised crime. He also completed research projects for the UN Commissioner for Human Rights and WWF International among others. His report "Rich Countries, Poor Water" surveying the parlous state of water supplies in the developed world has attracted extensive international media attention, as did a follow-up report on desalination. The WWF report Rich countries, poor water is one of the first comprehensive overviews of water issues in the developed world including Australia, Spain, Japan, and the UK, and the US.

    Among other endeavours, Phil Dickie has taught investigative journalism, investigated dubious property marketing practices for the State government, and established a reputation for environmental writing and consulting. His bestselling book The Road to Fitzgerald remains required reading on investigative journalism in universities around Australia.

     

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Forestry, Sociology and Politics from the Australian National University of Canberra.

    RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AND RESEARCH RL EXPERT ROBERT KLIJN

    ROBERT KLIJN

    AMSTERDAM

    RL EXPERT

    RESEARCH AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

    .Robert Klijn has 25 years experience in the financial services industry. As an ESG specialist and coFounder of FairImpact Robert is an expert in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues. He is chairman of the committee responsible investing of the Dutch Association of Investment Professionals VBA. From 2002 to late 2008 Robert was an ESG entrepreneur at ING Equity Markets. He initiated ESG brokerage and was in constant dialogue with the research department and institutional investors to develop new ESG products. Under his leadership, a network of listed companies was built that had discussions with institutional investors during ESG seminars and road shows. He was later responsible for supplying information on ESG issues to boards of pension funds and unions within the Client Portfolio Management team of APG.

     

    Robert has extensive academic qualifications. 2009 Responsible Investing and Pension Fund Governance, Netspar-Maastricht University BSE Academy. 2009 Certified Asset Manager: Dutch Securities Institute DSI. 2008 ALM seminar, Dutch Association of Investment Professionals VBA. 2005 Fundamentals of the oil industry, Petroleum Economist, certificate 2005. 2000 Integrity: Dutch Securities Institute DSI, certificate 2000. 1999 Certified Senior Investment Advisor: Dutch Securities Institute DSI. A (RBA): Dutch Association of Investment Professionals 1991 - 1994 Dutch Institute of Banking and Securities Industry NIBE, several certificates 1986 - 1991 University of Amsterdam, B. Economics

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