Dr. Nandani Lynton is global head of Siemens’ Leadership Excellence, which develops the current and future leaders of the business and supports change management. Previously she was responsible for driving a high-performance leadership culture across the businesses of the Maersk Group. In China from 1993-2008, Lynton founded, ran and sold an organizational consulting firm and was then professor at Thunderbird and at CEIBS – China Europe International Business School – for executive education. She also led CEIBS’ joint programs with INSEAD. Lynton’s expertise is in global leadership, organizational development and using cultural agility for competitive advantage. She has worked with Fortune 500 multinationals and governmental organizations in India, the US, Denmark, Australia, China, South Africa and 39 further countries and been based on 5 continents. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University. Nandani is a member of the Council of Senior Advisors of the FRED Forum, a Thought Leader for CriticalEye: the Network of Leaders, and on the Board of Uplift-Aufwind, a social development NGO in Kyrgyzstan. Her popular publications include articles on high performing global teams (MIT Sloan Management Review), on managing in China (McKinsey Quarterly), on European companies’ challenges in China (ZPB), on the dilemmas facing Chinese Executives (Harvard Business Review), and on what differentiates highly effective expatriates in China (Organizational Dynamics). A frequent public speaker, her engagements have included World Economic Forum China Business Summits and corporate leadership c onferences.