Dr S E Sallstrom Matthews
Susanna has been intrigued by the failures of economics ever since she was an undergraduate at the Stockholm School of Economics, from which she also holds a PhD in economics. After a long journey in the academic world at Princeton, University of St Andrews, and finally as a University Lecturer at Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College, she finally solved the paradox why economic ideas literally turned the world upside down making us live against the logic of the force of evolution due to being a violation of Euclidean geometry.
Headhunter and Author
John studied economics at Cambridge University and has an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career in banking and management consultancy. John was a partner with Heidrick & Struggles prior to co-founding Purkiss&Company, where he recruits chief executives, finance directors and other board members.
John is co-author of How to be Headhunted, Brand You and The Power of Letting Go.
Andrea studied economics at Cambridge and received an MBA with honours from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Beginning in management consulting he then switched to series of high risk ventures. Since 2007, by experiencing proven arts such as Aikido, team sports and meditation, he's been evidencing the original Christian coaching and marketing skills in the Valley of Tinellasterix. Andrea also helps his father run a boutique winery in a beautiful valley in Piemonte.
Caterina has worked for over 20 years in the international performing arts sector, specializing in music festivals and events and leading projects in the United States, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. She is the founder of the Dino Ciani Festival in Cortina d’Ampezzo which ran successfully for 10 years. In 2012 she was nominated as a "Culture Expert" by the European Commission. Caterina has an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA with a specialisation in non-profit arts management.
Neil’s career after Cambridge started in corporate finance and strategy and led on to a decade of Technology consulting in Europe and Asia, and subsequently on to a decade of Venture Capital in the US. His list of gratitude includes the friend from work who introduced him to Yoga 20 years ago, a friend from school who introduced him to India 15 years ago and a friend from University with whom he’s subsequently had spirited discussions about weaving those personal and professional trajectories.
Simon has long been engaged in competitive debating and is the current president of Lund Debate Society. His main interest relates to the grand questions of our current socioeconomic system and its effect on humanity and our planet. What opportunities and challenges does automation pose for human well-being? Is infinite economic growth compatible with long-term ecological sustainability?