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Across Borders: A More Personal Presentation

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by Marc Le Menestrel (8/11/2011)

As a world athlete in rock-climbing, a negotiator in the oil industry, an academic scholar researching the mathematical foundations of human choice, or a teacher about ethical values in business decision-making, I have continuously crossed borders to live my dreams and accomplish myself.

"Sale Gosse", Fontainebleau, September 2011 (Photo Jyrki Kauko)

Along the years, I became a specialist of the role of ethical values in business decision-making and I have been teaching and coaching executives across a wide range of critical topics.

Among my preferred assignments, I recall teaching about business influence on the science and politics of climate change, teaching ethics to tobacco companies, preparing bankers to ethical issues in anticipation of the 2008 financial crisis, teaching ethics to senior executives from the nuclear energy industry before and after Fukushima, teaching Vice-Presidents from a leading consulting company active in military intelligence, creating and offering “dreaming” sessions to senior executives to develop their vision, taking human resources managers on a journey through the forest of Fontainebleau with my climbing friends, or teaching about corruption to Chinese senior executives...

Speaking about Corruption in China, 2011

In my teaching, my intention is to help participants and companies to be more aware of their own ethical values and to better align their decisions with these values. I like in particular when we succeed in combining performance and meaning.

Given the difficulty of the subject of ethics in business, I believe this is best achieve with a rigorous and intellectually honest thinking, the developing of an emotional maturity towards our own “dark side”, the creation of secure and respectful communicational spaces and the courage to act.

"Bouldering in Qingdao, China", October 2011 (Photo Rocker)

I am always keen to make new encounters and discover others’ journey.

A selection of the main institutions and clients for which I have been working:

  • AREVA
  • Bank of America
  • Barcelona School of Economics
  • Barcelona School of Management
  • Beckaert
  • Booz Allen & Hamilton
  • Cambridge University
  • CEDEP
  • COWI A/S
  • Daimler
  • Edelman
  • INSEAD
  • International Masters Program in Practicing Management
  • L’Oréal
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Philip Morris
  • Renmin University of China
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • THNK, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership

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