Lifelong Learning as a driver for a Sustainable Future

In today’s rapidly changing environment, lifelong learning is required for the continued development, growth and success of individuals, corporates, academia, our societies and countries. It’s a responsibility both for us as individuals and all stakeholders.

  • How can Corporates encourage and create a platform for lifelong learning?
  • How are Business Schools like INSEAD developing the topic of lifelong learning?

INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden arranged a webinar on the very current topic of “Lifelong Learning as a driver for a Sustainable Future” in late August 2021.

We we fortunate to have Britta Börjeson, Vice President Learning Expertise at Volvo Group and Anne-Ev Enzmann, Director of Lifelong Learning at INSEAD sharing their vast insights and perspectives on this very current topic.

The webinar was hosted and introduced by INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden President Andrew Kristensen, the discussion is moderated by board member Liselotte Engstam, and Board member Alfonso Paradinas will conclude the webinar.

The presenter bios and a link to the recording can be found below

Andrew Kristensen introduced the webinar with some facts regarding INSEAD


Followed by a highlight by the moderator Liselotte Engstam, why the topic was indeed very current:

The first Presenter Britta Börjeson, Vice President Learning Expertise at Volvo Group shared insights first about Volvo Group as a company

and the how the company has adjusted its vision and strategy to achieve its new future

Britta followed that by generously sharing about the transformation journey the company has been going through and the important role of Lifelong Learning in that journey

She followed on with highlighting various ways of learning the the enablers to the journey

And concluded with how important the lifelong journey was for Volvo Group


The second presenter Anne-Ev Enzmann, Director of Lifelong Learning at INSEAD, continued enlighten us with her perspectives on what Lifelong Learning means, and what focus it has taken at INSEAD

And shared some insights into some of the key dimensions that is changing as

And on the topic of skills Anne-Ev referred to a McKinsey report highlighting 4 areas of 56 foundational skills needed to thrive in the Future of Work. Find the study here

Alfonso concluded with thanking our presenters and some more things to look forward to

Find the recording here

Link to the recording can be found on Youtube here


Presenter bios

Britta Börjeson, Vice President Learning Expertise, Volvo Group

Britta Börjeson has a background from senior management positions within Organizational Change Management, Finance, Business Control and IT from globally leading companies within both consumer goods and industrial businesses as Essity, SCA and Volvo Group. Her ability to formulate a compelling vision and organize assignment and lead people with a high level of transparency and involvement has proven critical to reach the goals. Britta led the largescale project of establishing a corporate university to support business needs and to secure future competence development for the main professional target groups in the Volvo Group, creating economies of skill and scale. Today Britta is the Vice President of Learning Expertise at Volvo Group. Britta has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Gothenburg and is an alumni of the Executive Program Ruter Dam.

Anne-Ev Enzmann Director of Lifelong Learning INSEAD

Passionate about the future of work and learning, Anne-Ev is a curious and entrepreneurial leader focused on delivering impact and results. Anne-Ev started her career in management consulting at AT Kearney, followed by 12 years in the retail industry where she developed an international corporate career culminating in the role of Vice President Marketing and Communications and Member of the Executive Board in Thailand at BigC Supercenter, a publicly-listed company and part of French Casino group then. Pursuing her passion for education, innovation and technology, she joined edtech start-up Gnowbe in Singapore as Chief Growth Officer and helped win the first 20 clients and build partnerships, including KPMG Digital Village and Temasek Polytechnic.

Today, Anne-Ev is the Director of Lifelong Learning at INSEAD, where she has defined and set up a programme of easily accessible learning experiences for alumni and friends. She has been serving on the Board of Governors of the German European School in Singapore and on the ExCo of the INSEAD Alumni Association in Singapore.

Anne-Ev holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MA in European Studies from the College of Europe and has passed the (German) State Exam in History, Political Science, German literature and Pedagogy with Highest Honours.

Host & Introduction: Andrew Kristensen, President INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden

Andrew Kristensen is an experienced Managing Director/CEO/Board Member with a solid track record of leading companies through business transformation, turnaround, and international expansion, having led manufacturing entities in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, UK, USA, and Malaysia.

Andrew has an Executive MBA from INSEAD and M.Sc. from DTU (Technical University of Denmark), and is board member at Svensk Byggtjänst, Industriarbetsgivarna, and President of INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden.

Andrew is a firm believer in the power of diversity, digitalization, and business as a force for good.

Moderator: Liselotte Engstam, Board Member INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden and INSEAD International Directors Network

Liselotte Engstam has a background from leading international positions in the technology industry. She is a chair and board member at three listed and two private companies. She is the Chair at Board Impact Forum, the Nordic Chapter of World Economic Forums Climate Governance Initiative, a board member at the academic foundation IMIT and advisor to the EU Commission on Digitization and Corporate Governance. She is the founder of Digoshen, a think tank and host of international board networks, education programs and the podcast “Exploring Leaders”. She trains chairs’ and board members, including in Swedish academy of Board Directors Chairman Program and runs their Chairman’s Network. She is engaged in academic research, and together with INSEAD she researched modern chairmanship and co-authored the book “Leading a Board, Chairs’ Practices Across Europe”. She researched and co-authored “AI Leadership for Boards”. Research on “Boards’ leadership of corporate renewal and innovation” is to be shared in a forthcoming book. She is a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Sustainability, is an alumni of the executive program Ruter Dam and is board-certified IDP-C from INSEAD. She is trained as a climate change leader by Al Gore and certified by CDSB to manage climate-related risks and opportunities.


Conclusion & Next: Alfonso Paradinas, Board Member INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden

Alfonso Paradinas is the Managing Director of Sikas Sweden. Alfonso is an Experienced Managing Director from the Chemicals, Construction and Renewable Energy Industry with companies like Sacyr, Orsted and Sika. He has been focused on customer engagement and is skilled in negotiations. Alfonso has worked and lived in numerous countries as Ireland, UK, Tanzania, Switzerland and Sweden. Alfonso holds an MBA from INSEAD and a University Degree from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.