More than four million Ukrainians have fled the scourge of war to take refuge in neighboring countries since Russia’s invasion February 24th, and two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have been displaced, according to UNICEF officials. Sadly, Ukraine’s is the fastest growing refugee crisis in recent history. INSEAD faculty, alumni and NGO friends are close to and involved in humanitarian response. Join our webinar April 25th at 11 am EDT/ 5 pm CEST / 11 pm SGT to learn about “Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine: Challenges and Breakthroughs” and best ways to help as individuals. Sponsored by INSEAD’s Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, INDEVOR Global Alumni and Global INSEAD Women in Business clubs.
N.B. This event follows April 21st INSEAD Careers Zoom: “Support Ukrainians in Finding Jobs, 9 -10 am CDT, to form a coalition of employers
Moderator: Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society (and former UNICEF official)
Professor Luk Van Wassenhove, head of INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group
CEO Jocelyn Wyatt, Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) and trustee of airbnb.org
Jean-Cedric Meeus, Chief of Global Transport, UNICEF
Katell Le Goulven:
Katell Le Goulven joined INSEAD in April 2018 as the Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society. Previously with UNICEF, she founded a Policy Planning unit to analyse global trends and emerging issues and inform UNICEF’s strategic positioning, and led UNICEF’s corporate engagement with International Financial Institutions.
Katell has held senior positions with high-level commissions that defined the policy implications of the data revolution, climate change, and global public goods for the development agenda. She has 19 years of professional experience at the interface of research and decision-making designing policies and strategies, and advising senior executives in international organizations and governments.
Katell holds a PhD in agricultural economics, a Msc. in tropical agronomy, and an engineering degree.
Dr. Luk Van Wassenhove:
Professor Van Wassenhove currently focuses on aligning business models and new technologies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. closed-loop supply chains, circular economy, and disaster and health logistics. He recently co-edited special issues on humanitarian operations for the Journal of Operations Management, the Production and Operations Management Journal and the European Journal of Operational Research.
Professor Van Wassenhove is Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2005). In 2006, he received EURO’s Gold Medal. He is Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Services Operations Management Society (MSOM 2009), and Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA 2013). In 2018 he was elected Fellow of INFORMS and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaloniki.
At INSEAD Emeritus Professor Van Wassenhove holds the Henry Ford Chair in Manufacturing, as emeritus. He created the INSEAD Social Innovation Center and acted as academic director until 2010. He currently leads INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group and its Sustainable Operations Initiative.
Jocelyn Wyatt is a social innovation thought leader and an entrepreneurial executive with more than 20 years of experience. In her role as CEO, Jocelyn leads Alight’s 3,000-person team across 19 countries. She spends her time developing the vision and strategy and overseeing the implementation of Alight’s programs to serve displaced communities around the world.
She works closely with Alight’s Board of Directors, partners, affiliates, and donors and oversees a $65 million annual operating budget. Prior to Alight, Jocelyn was the co-founder and CEO of IDEO.org, a nonprofit design studio with a mission to design a more just and inclusive world. Jocelyn grew IDEO.org to become a 75-person, global organization with studios in Nairobi, New York, and San Francisco. She has served on the boards of organizations such as Airbnb.org and Marketplace.
Jean-Cedric Meeus, Chief of Global Transport, UNICEF
Jean-Cedric Meeus’s work since 2001 has focused on improving UNICEF supply chains. He is currently Chief of Global Transport at UNICEF Supply Division based in Copenhagen and covering offshore and inland transport. Since 2001, Jean-Cedric has held different supply chain roles with UNICEF, based in Mozambique, HQ New York City (Supply Emergency Response Officer), HQ Copenhagen (Chief Emergency Supply Manager), Dakar Regional office (RO) of Western and Central Africa (RO Supply Chain manager).
Prior to UNICEF, Jean-Cedric worked as a supply and program technical specialist with Medècins Sans Frontière over nine years in different countries. He has led and managed emergency operations and supply chain teams in a wide range of global humanitarian crises and development programs over the past three decades. He strives to improve delivery of humanitarian aid by influencing and implementing practical, innovative changes. Through Jean-Cedric’s different positions he managed supply of pharmaceuticals, immunization, health, education and WASH commodities to participants in UNICEF and government programs.