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Lech Wałęsa to Speak at IESE Business School

Nobel Laureate Will Share His Experiences of Leading in Challenging Conditions

Fast Forward Program
PRLog - May 6, 2014 - On June 2, 2014 IESE Business School will welcome Lech Wałęsa, the former President of Poland and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Wałęsa will feature as a keynote speaker of IESE’s Fast Forward Program, which will run from June 2 to 6 on the school’s Barcelona campus.

As one of the most influential figures in the political and social transformation of Europe in the 20th century, Lech Wałęsa provides an exceptional perspective on the challenges of leading change in the face of adversity. During his session, he will offer insights on inspirational leadership by sharing his frontline experiences as a political activist, founder of the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union Solidarity, and architect of Poland’s transformation to a post-Communist state.

Fast Forward is a customizable 5-day program designed to accelerate corporate growth by analyzing the most significant socioeconomic currents and relevant trends for global businesses. In its second edition, Fast Forward includes plenary sessions on four distinct business areas and three parallel themed tracks on managing complexity, innovation and intrapreneurship, and the implications of technological change on global businesses.

Keynote sessions complement the program’s academic core. In addition to Mr. Wałęsa, Fast Forward will also welcome Herman Daems of BNP Paribas Fortis; Steve Capus, former president of NBC News; and Sheila Heen, a globally acclaimed mediation expert and lecturer at Harvard Law School. To learn more about Fast Forward visit http://www.iese.edu/fastforward

About IESE Business School

Established in 1958, IESE is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. IESE delivers diverse programs from its campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, its center in New York and its offices in Munich and São Paulo, in addition to other international venues. Since its origins, the school has sought to develop business leaders with a global mindset and a general management approach who are capable of making a positive impact on society. IESE's alumni network includes more than 40,000 graduates who live and work in over 100 countries. http://www.iese.edu

For more information on Fast Forward:

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