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Dr Leonie BaldacchinoLecturer, University of Malta
Dr. Leonie Baldacchino holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Warwick Business School (UK), an M.A. in Creativity and Innovation (Distinction) and a B.Psy.(Hons.) from the University of Malta. She has recently been appointed Director of The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta, where she has been lecturing on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation since 2008. She is also a Board Member of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation and of the Cottonera Resource Centre, both forming part of the University of Malta. Since 2009, Leonie has been involved in the coordination and organisation of various entrepreneurship-related incentives at the University of Malta, including the Global Entrepreneurship Week events hosted locally by The Edward de Bono Institute, and the entrepreneurship stream on the Degree Plus programme. She has also lectured on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation at Warwick Business School (UK), at Teesside Business School (UK), and at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops to organisations including Junior Chamber International, Malta Association of Women in Business, Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, Malta Association of Work and Organisational Psychologists and St. Nicholas College.
Edwin WardDirector, Ogilvy Malta
Ed is a Scot like his mentor David Ogilvy and founder of Ogilvy's operations in Malta, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Ogilvy PR. He has worked on clients such as Audi, AXA, Barclays, BAT, BIC, Bupa, Chesterton, Citroen, DHL, Dogs Trust, European Parliament, Gillette, GSK, Guardian, HSBC, Intercontinental, Kodak, Kraft, Lufthansa, Mitsubishi, Nestlé, Novartis, Philips, Porsche, Qatar Foundation, Relais & Chateaux, SAP, Shell, Western Union, Unibet and Unilever.
He carried out a major study of Health & Safety in Malta funded by the UK Government and led the study to identify new markets for the 4th largest global ship register.
Ed was involved in the creation of a new tourism brand identity, later launching a communications campaign across Europe, while simultaneously launching an internal brand campaign in the home market.
He pioneered the use of a semiotic square in the hospitality industry preparing the brand identity for the €100 million Grand Hotel Excelsior and €50 million Hotel Phoenicia Malta.
He is a visiting lecturer on Brand Identity and Brand Image at Malta University.
Deborah Webster is a specialist in Profiling, Leadership and Personal Governance. She has a keen interest in understanding what makes people tick and creating optimum environments to maximise peoples potential.
Deborah has profiled many of the worlds top talent, identifying the secrets to their success as both business people and as human beings. Having lived and worked in England, the United States, the Middle East, Asia and Malta, she also has a unique understanding of cultures and human dynamics. It is this knowledge, complemented with her insights on the broader impact of business and business transformation that enable her to be a catalyst for change for the future. Her client portfolio includes ACE European Group, Arab Banking Corporation, AXA Investment Managers, Bahamdan Group, Bank of Valletta, Carlyle Group, Credit Suisse, GFI Software, Gulf Investment Corporation, HSBC, KPMG, Millicom Cellular, Nortel Networks and Saudi British Bank.
Even though Deborah has had an international career, she has never forgotten her roots. She has a personal passion for and commitment to enabling Maltese youth gain access to resources to further their development, careers and ambitions, and is active in creating and supporting programmes and initiatives to support this.
Based primarily between Dubai, London and Malta, her clientele is international and hence travels to where her clients are.