Jointly organized by
August 30-31, 2016 at Crystal Hall, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel
Leadership Energy Summit Asia 2016 – Thailand August 30-31, 2016 Background Leadership is often confused with a position of authority. It is assumed that a president, Prime Minister or CEO is automatically a leader because of the power and authority of his/her position. Position power is seen as one of the core ingredients of effective leadership, even though a quick look at leaders like Gandhi and Mandela tells us that great leadership requires no position power at all. Another common misconception about leadership is that everyone can become a great leader by copying best practices and learning “key skills” listed by companies in their competency models. Essentially, a competency model is based on the premise that past successful behavior is the best predictor of future success, and that if present employees replicate the behavior of past successful leaders, they will be equally successful in the future. Many companies have competency models listing 12-15 skills and attributes that they believe makes an effective leader in their organization. Based on these competency models, employees are provided training to make them good at all 15 competencies. Unfortunately, such efforts seldom yield results because a) no one can possibly get great at 15 competencies, and b) in today’s ever changing world, past behavior is no guarantor of future success. So what then is leadership? We, ICLIF and TMA believe leadership is the art of creating a better future, generally for others. If one has a big position but is not in the pursuit of creating a better future for others, one may be a big boss, but not a leader. Leadership MUST involve building a better future for others. However, there is a big problem if we view leadership in this way. The moment a leader declares her intention of building a better future, she faces a huge amount of resistance. Rather than best practices, competencies or position power, staying the course despite the toughest of resistance is the core of leadership. At the end of the day, the big difference between leaders and non-leaders is that leaders find almost limitless intrinsic (emotional) energy to keep going despite huge resistance, while non-leaders give up. Based on our ongoing research, we claim that the most important ingredient of effective leadership is the emotional energy required to fight
resistance and keep going until a better future has been created. We therefore define leadership as follows: Leadership is the art of harnessing human energy towards the creation of a better future. Now, a big question is, where does such energy come from? Why, despite significant hardship, personal sacrifice and formidable resistance do leaders like Gandhi and Mandela not give up? What keeps them going? The conference is about discovering answers to this question. From the ICLIF research points to the fact that leaders who are able to find such limitless energy have the following: 1. Clarity of Purpose – a compelling picture of the better future they want to create 2. Clarity of Values – the principles they never compromise, no matter what the cost might be 3. Ability to use and harness the power of their mind to stay focused Each time they feel like giving up, they visualize their purpose, and use the power of their mind to bounce back. Purpose, values and the ability to regulate their thoughts and emotions is what keeps them going. Why this Conference? “The Leadership Energy Summit 2016 – Thailand (LESA)” LESA is all about exploring the idea to open the minds of our audience to the fact that real leadership is only possible if one discovers deep intrinsic energy to keep going despite resistance, and that such energy can only be found and sustained if one masters the three qualities above. Through the various sessions planned, the conference will aim to answer the following questions: 1. What role does clarity of purpose and values play in a leader’s success? 2. What do great leaders do when the going gets tough? How do they re-energize themselves? 3. How do such leaders use the power of mind? Do they meditate? Do they use positive visualization? 4. Is there some scientific validation for positive visualization? 5. What role does spirituality play in a leaders’ success? 6. Can human thoughts actually improve personal performance? 7. Can human thoughts be transmitted to other humans? Can one’s energy be transmitted to another?
8. Is there any scientific basis for telepathy, clairvoyance and other such phenomenon? 9. Can human thought influence physical reality? This is a unique and ambitious conference aimed at moving the leadership thinking further. Target Participants Approximately 300 participants who are: a. Top executives from all industries, governments and non-profit organizations. b. Entrepreneurs and startups with potential to expand businesses to global c. The general public
Day 1 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 09.00 – 09.05
09.05 – 10.20
Session I Mr. Rajeev Peshawaria Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director The Iclif Leaderhship and Governance Centre --------------------Rajeev has extensive global experience in leadership development with a particular focus on developing and delivering on business strategy. Rajeev’s professional roots are in industry. He has been Chief Learning Officer of both Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley, and has formerly held senior positions at American Express and Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, Rajeev helped found Pine Street – the firm’s acclaimed leadership academy – and headed Pine Street for Europe and Asia.
10.20 – 10.45
10.45 – 12.00
Session II Mr. Francois Pienaar Former Athlete National Rugby Team, Springboks --------------------Pienaar is arguably most famous for being captain of the first South Africa team to win the World Cup. During the remarkable post-match presentation ceremony Nelson Mandela, wearing a Springbok jersey bearing Pienaar's number, presented him with the Webb Ellis Cup. During his acceptance speech, Pienaar made it clear that the team had won the trophy not just for the 60,000 fans at Ellis Park, but also for all 43,000,000 South Africans. Pienaar is portrayed by Matt Damon in the film Invictus, released in December 2009, which focuses on the story of the 1995 World Cup.
12.00 – 13.15
13.15 – 14.00
Session III Mr. Aswin Techajareonvikul Chief Executive Officer and President Berli Jucker Public Company Limited --------------------Under his guidance, BJC - a 120-year-old company - has transformed itself from a consumer-product maker to an industrial conglomerate with products ranging from consumer goods to packaging and healthcare products. In an interview with The Nation, he said he was also setting his sights on turning BJC into a regional player, set to grow revenues generated in other ASEAN countries. In November 2012, CNBC named him "Thailand Business Leader of the Year" in recognition of his visionary leadership both in his home country and in the global marketplace. His humility was revealed when he went onstage to pick up the award and said, "I'm here on behalf of all employees."
14.00 – 14.15
14.15 – 15.15
Session IV Dr. Lackana Leelayouthayothin Managing Director, Advisor and Beyond Co., Ltd. and Director of Cerebos (Thailand) Ltd. --------------------Dr. Lackana has over 23 years of experience in the food business. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Chemistry from Chulalongkorn University, MBA in Marketing from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and a DBA in Marketing from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. She is a leader who not only embodies the business but also has a precious virtue of having a good and kind heart for people around her.
15.15 – 16.00
Session V Ms. Venus Asavasitthithavorn Director - Enterprise Brand Management Office SCG --------------------Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the core philosophies for SCG to adhere to business operation. With passion and energy of Ms. Venus; who is the spearhead to drive all CSR activities, lead to outstanding reputation and admiration of good corporate governance. SCG has engaged in enhancing capacity development as initiator drawing from within and then broaden, from SCG Sharing the Dream Scholarships to National athletes’ sponsorship. Follows are partial examples of young generation success with SCG collaborative action, Muangthong United FC, Ariya Jutanugarn (May), who made history as the first player on the LPGA Tour to make her first three victories on Tour in consecutive events, and Ratchanok Intanon (May), who is the First ever Thai badminton player ranked World #1.
Day 2 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016 09.00 – 09.05
09.05 – 09.50
Session I Mr. Teeranun Srihong President KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited ----------------------Mr. Teeranun Srihong has recently been appointed as Kasikornbank’s president in March 2013. Prior to this, he oversaw the bank’s infrastructure domain which includes all support and enterprise service functions such as operations, IT, etc., for the bank and its subsidiaries. He also has significant experience in running the bank’s business lines, including ten years in Treasury and Trading Room and seven years in Corporate Banking business. Mr. Teeranun has played major roles in key strategic change program of the bank across broad areas.
09.50 – 10.15
10.15 – 10.35
Session II – VDO Ms. Kiran Bedi Lt. Governor for Puducherry, Indian Police Officer (retired) and Ramon Magsaysay Award Recipient ----------------------Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972, becoming its first woman officer. In 2003, Bedi became the first woman to be appointed the United Nations civilian police adviser. She resigned in 2007, to focus on social activism and writing. She was one of the key leaders of the 2011 Indian anticorruption movement, and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2015.
10.35 – 11.30
Session III Prof. Eka J. Wahjoepramono, M.D. , Ph.D. Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Pelita Harapan and Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery Siloam Hospitals ----------------------Prof. Dr. Eka is the first neurosurgeon in South East Asia to successfully operate on the brainstem. He is also the founder of Indonesian Brain Foundation, aimed at assisting financially underprivileged patients. Contrary to long-held wisdom, Prof. Dr. Eka always performs surgery with his six-member team as he is a firm believer of the transfer of knowledge that will help to propel Indonesia’s achievement in neurosurgery to be a force to be reckoned with in international forums.
11.30 – 12.00
Session IV Mr. Gaggan Anand Chef and Owner Gaggan, Progressive Indian Cuisine ----------------------Gaggan is a restaurant run by Chef Gaggan Anand in Bangkok. In 2015, it was named by Restaurant magazine as the best restaurant in Asia in the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, placing 10th overall worldwide. Chef Gaggan takes classic Indian dishes and reinterprets them with modernity. He revels in playing with contemporary techniques and is no stranger to liquid nitrogen or the smoking gun, evidenced in dishes such as lamb chops with smoked whisky.
12.00 – 13.00
13.00 – 13.40
Session V Mr. Takonkiet Viravan Chief Executive Officer GMM One TV Company Limited ----------------------Mr. Takonkiet is a successful producer and director of TV dramas and head of one of Thailand’s most popular TV production companies. He is the first Thai Director to bring “Waterfall”, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, based on Thai novel, Behind the Painting, to American Audiences in Pasadena.
13.40 – 14.10
Session VI Captain Kornprom Saengaram, M.D. Pilot and Cardio-thoracic surgeon Thai Airways International Public Company Limited ----------------------Mr. Kornprom had dreamed of being the pilot since he was a child, but his family rather preferred a medical doctor. To fulfill the family and his own dreams, he pursued two extraordinary career paths. He is the Heart surgeon from the class of 44th, Chulalongkorn Medical School and also a Commercial pilot of Thai Airways International.
14.10 – 14.30
14.30 – 15.30
Session VII Mr. Chatri Trisiripisal (Chatri Sityodtong) Chairman ONE Championship ----------------------A self-made Harvard MBA entrepreneur, Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder and Chairman of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1 billion homes across 118 countries around the world. His rags-toriches life story has been profiled around the world on BBC News, Bloomberg TV High Flyers, CNBC Entrepreneur Asia, Harvard Business School, Sports Illustrated, and other major media.
15.30 – 16.30
Session VIII Mr. Kreingkrai Kanjanapokin Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer Index Creative Village Public Company Limited ----------------------Mr. Kreingkrai has been the head of Index Creative Village for over 20 years. Now he is expanding his empire to neighboring countries like Myanmar. He said “Never stop creating. That’s the key to success. If we want to be a leader, we must move first.”