Joep Cornelissen

Prof. dr. Joep Cornelissen

Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at RSM

Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change, and of social evaluations of the legitimacy and reputation of start-up and established firms. In addition, he also has an interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organisation theory. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organisation Science and Organisation Studies, and he has written a general text on corporate communication (Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice, Sage Publications) with a fifth edition coming out next year (2017). He is an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a Council member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Organisation Studies.

Rolf Zwaan

Prof. dr Rolf Zwaan

Professor of Biological and Cognitive Psychology Department of Psychology Erasmus University

Rolf Zwaan is Professor of Biological and Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Erasmus University. Between 1994 and 2007, he was a professor at Florida State University. He received his PhD from Utrecht University. He has over 125 publications to his name. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health in the United States and is currently being funded by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the European Science Foundation. Between 2010-2014 Rolf Zwaan was Editor-in-Chief of Acta Psychologica. He has just been appointed as Senior Editor of Collabra a new open-access science journal to be published by the University of California press. He writes monthly columns for De Psycholoog, maintains a widely-read blog at rolfzwaan.blogspot.com, and is active on Twitter, @RolfZwaan.

Mignon van Halderen

Dr. Mignon van Halderen

Lector (Associate Professor) Thought Leadership at Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Owner www.leading-thoughts.com

Mignon runs the Professorship Thought Leadership at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (School of Communication) in Eindhoven. The goal of this professorship is to develop innovative knowledge on Thought Leadership and share this with a large community of organisations, researchers, communication professionals, teachers and students. She also advises organisations on making choices about thought leadership strategies and offers in-company presentations to organizations that are keen on pursuing a thought leadership strategy, but first like to have a richer insight into its meaning and how it can be pursued. Within the MCC program of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Mignon teaches the executive course Thought Leadership and coaches students during their graduation project. She also teaches Communication Research at the Master of International Communication Management at The Hague Applied University. With regard to the latter, she won the Lecturer of the Year award in 2014.

Kevin Murray

Leadership coach, speaker and author

Chairman Public Relations, Chime Communications

Murray is a leadership coach, author and strategic communications adviser. Former occupations include that of a journalist, publisher, marketing director, in-house communications director, communications and PR consultant, and business leader. Murray wrote two best-selling business books - “The Language of Leaders”, and "Communicate to Inspire – a leader's guide”. The books examine how top leaders communicate to inspire, influence and achieve results. the books have received much acclaim from the literary, and leadership worlds, alike. Both were finalists in the Chartered Management Institute's Management Book of the Year Awards. Murray has interviewed more than 100 CEO's on how to be inspiring, speaks at conferences and leadership events around the world, and does exclusive leadership coaching.

Guto Harri

Managing Director of External Communications at Liberty Global

Harri is a former BBC Chief Political Correspondent and Communications Director for Mayor of London Boris Johnson's administration at London City Hall.