London Events

Economy 21st Series

Created by the London campus of ESCP Europe, the Economy 21st series of lectures provides a high-profile platform for industry leaders and influential thinkers in the world of business.

Lectures are followed by formal question and answer sessions, allowing for a lively discussion of the theories presented, and a more informal opportunity to mingle over refreshments.

ESCP Europe has hosted Economy 21st for the last eight years, and is proud to welcome guest speakers from a wide range of sectors.

For further information on any Economy 21st event, contact Shireen Fraser via email, or by calling +44 (0)20 7443 8833.

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Past Events

We have been delighted to host talks from the following guests:

  • Lawrie Philpott, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Philpott Black presenting: 'What is it really like to be a CEO?'

  • Nish Kotecha, President & Founder of Geosansar and the Founder and Principal of Sphere Partners presenting 'Financial Inclusion - a Game Changer!'

  • Gregory Elders, Senior ESG Analyst at Bloomberg, and Richard Hong, Business Manager of Bloomberg for Education, presenting: 'Understanding the Impact of Corporate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Performance'

  • Richard Sadler, CEO and Executive Director, Lloyd's Register Group Limited, presenting: 'Leading and Implementing Strategy and Change in a Global Organisation – The CEO's Perspective'

  • Eric Descourtieux, CFO Perenco, presenting: 'Social Responsibility in Emerging Countries: A Key Factor of Success'

  • K.B. Shankar, Head of Financial Institutions in Group Risk at HSBC Holdings, presenting 'Managing Risks in a Large International Bank'.

  • Brian Carney and Isaac Getz, presenting 'Freedom, Inc.'

  • Matt Alder presenting 'Professional Social Networking'

  • Alex Batchelor presenting 'From consumer insight to brand success: are companies wasting $32bn on market research?'
  • Jean-Pierre Mustier, CEO for Societe Generale Asset Management
  • Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Operating Officer of Eurostar

  • Olaf Swantee, CEO of Orange
  • Sudhir Kumar, Secretary Ministry of Indian Railways
  • Vangelis Kassotakis, Marketing Director for Cartier

  • Adam Ognall, Deputy Chief Executive for the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association (UKSIF)
  • John Purkiss, Author of Brand You
  • Saul Estrin, Professor of Managerial Economics & Strategy and Head of the Department of Management, LSE

  • Tony Matharu, Grange Hotels
  • Pier Bancale, BootB
  • Andrew B Morris, CEO of the National Exhibition Centre

  • Brian Phillips, Chief Investment Officer for Greenhill Capital Partners Europe
  • Edward Ziff, Chair and CEO of TCS PLC; stakeholder in Stylo PLC
  • Hugh Burkitt, CEO of the Marketing Society

  • Ina Pontoppidan, Director
  • Jeanette Purcell, Chief Executive for the Association of MBAs
  • John Elkington, co-founder of Volans and SustainAbility

  • John Romeo, Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory for Oliver Wyman
  • Marco Toledo, Partner Tosetti Value Sim
  • Marie-Gabrielle Lannegrace, Broker Socially Responsible Investment for Société Générale

  • Michael O’Sullivan, Head of UK Research and Global Asset Allocation, Credit Suisse Private Bank
  • Panikkos Poutziouris, President of CIIM and IFERA
  • Paras Anand, Head of European Equities F&C

  • Philip Delves Broughton, journalist and author
  • Pierre Pourquery, Managing Director for BCG
  • Sabine Jaccaud, corporate and change
    communications specialist

  • Samuel Gregg, writer
  • Simon Ward, coaching
  • Zaki Cooper, Director for Business for New Europe