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Executive Education - ASB Destination Signature Series

REGENESIS: Leadership in Turbulent Times

(October 14 - 17, 2024)
Athens, Greece
Executive Education- ASB Destination Signature Series

REGENESIS: Leadership in Turbulent Times

(October 14 - 17, 2024)
Athens, Greece


Events such as the 2007-2008 financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, and the COVID-19 pandemic left uncertain and high-impact consequences for organizations, including physical, psychological, and material consequences for their members, communities, stakeholders and business eco-systems. Because of the increased prevalence of similar events organizations and their leaders must urgently develop the resilience to understand, adapt to, recover from, transfigure themselves and even capitalize on these events.


Participants will emerge from this program with a stronger understanding of:
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How leaders respond in times of crisis when the brain is in “hijack” mode and how this can have detrimental effects to an organization’s crisis response.

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A systems approach to the role of leadership in shaping the motivational, cognitive and affective processes in building organizational resilience.

The potential of Frontier technologies to impact human life, diseases and crop yields in building a sustainable future.

The ReGenesis of an economy in rebounding from severe economic and social disruption.

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Learning from frontline leaders about organizational and business re-engineering during Covid-19.

The re-imagineering of the future through generative will and action.

The value of legacy as the blueprint for future development and growth.

How organizational agility and adaptability to shocks creates resilient structures.

New opportunities in turbulent times of migrants and the
implications to health, security and employment systems.

Leadership dilemma in making ethical decisions and the lens from which considerations are made.

Visioning, designing and stewarding our way forward. Actions we must take.

  • Steward the organization towards optimum achievement of goals by facilitating a collective understanding of organizational subsystems and the engagement with the external environment.
  • Guide leadership action through understanding the inner workings of the mind and how productive behaviors can be chosen to marshal teams.
  • Understand what practices are best stopped, others referenced and what initiatives must be taken to build organizational futures.
  • Exercise leadership in constant disruptive mode working with ambiguous contexts and signals.
  • Rethink and rework internal structural and resource strategies to be able to develop novel responses in times of shocks.
  • Develop a multi-lens “ethics” approach to making difficult ethical decisions.
  • Foolproof companies with resilient capabilities to work through times of crisis.
  • Business & Corporate Leaders
  • Business Owners
  • Senior Government Officials
  • Scientists & Academics, Researchers
  • Social Group leaders
  • Anyone who dreams and feels inspired to do their bit to create a better future

Sanjay Sarma is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Dean of the Asia School of Business, and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He was the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide.

Dr Thun Thamrongnawasawat spent 16 years in three other continents and holds MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, including an ExMSc in NeuroLeadership. He transforms organizational thinking with his signature BASE approach to cognitive leadership

Dr. Kevin Crow is the Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics at ASB and International Faculty Fellow at MIT. Kevin is an affiliated researcher with Columbia University’s Freedom of Expression initiative and is active in legal consulting and international impact litigation. His research focuses on corporate subjectivity to international law, how understandings of economic and institutional morality affect international adjudication.

Charmaine graduated from Boston University in broadcast and film with a focus on economic development of Europe, and minor in French. She has worked in broadcast, interactive media, multimedia, systems integration, mobile telephony, biotechnology, PR, satellite, trading and distribution, design development, and sales strategy for leadership and management. She pioneered ground-breaking innovations which contributed to Malaysia’s economic development. She currently pursues her doctorate at SDA Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Ambra Mazzelli focuses on strategy and entrepreneurship. Her research interests lie in organization and management theory. Specifically, her research is dedicated to understanding the dynamics of organizational responses to unmet goals and their implications for organizational change in family and nonfamily firms. Most recently, she received the best paper award on entrepreneurial cognition by Academy of Management.

Stampolidis is the Director-General of the Acropolis Museum, Professor of Archaeology and chief archeologist of the excavation of the ancient Eleutherna city in Crete.

Ekin is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. He received his MSc in Physics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and a PhD in Management from INSEAD. His research focuses on organizational resilience to identify the sources of resilience and the trade-offs encountered in its pursuit.
Thanos Yamas is an entrepreneur and musician active in multiple verticals, industries & apps with interests in Internet of Things, unmanned systems, big data analytics and sensor networks. Thanos is holding a number of leading positions as founder, B.O.D member and c-level executive in almost a dozen of tech companies in Europe and USA.
Haridimos Tsoukas is a distinguished academic known for his expertise in strategic management and organizational behavior. Holding positions at the University of Cyprus and Warwick Business School, he has authored influential works like “If Aristotle were a CEO” and “Philosophical Organization Theory,” as well as co-authored “Leadership as Masterpiece Creation.” Tsoukas has also made significant contributions through his editorial roles, executive education teaching, and advisory work with the Hellenic Association of CEOs.

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph. D., is a French microbiologist, geneticist, and biochemist. She is best known for her Nobel-winning work deciphering the molecular mechanisms of a bacterial immune system called CRISPR/Cas9 and repurposing them into a tool for genome editing. She uncovered a novel mechanism for the maturation of a non-coding RNA that is pivotal in the function of CRISPR/Cas9.

Manolis Kellis is a professor of computer science at MIT, a member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, and head of the MIT Computational Biology Group. His research is in disease genetics, epigenomics, gene circuitry, noncoding RNAs, comparative genomics, and phylogenetics.

Adam Julian Goldstein was a graduate of The Pingry School and MIT. Adam has led the entrepreneurial dream of founding a company from his dorm room at MIT to founding a second company, Hipmunk, that would become one of the biggest and well known brands in the travel industry and be acquired by SAP.

Note: The listed facilitators and guest speakers could be changed subject to availability

Prof. Sanjay Sarma

Chief Executive Officer, President and Dean of Asia School of Business

Dr. Thun Thamrongnawasawat

Professor of Practice International Faculty Fellow at MIT

Assistant Professor of Economics and International Faculty Fellow at Asia School of Business

Director of Executive Education at Asia School of Business

Prof. Ambra Mazelli

Associate Professor of Strategy and Adjunct Faculty, Asia School of Business

Director-General of the Acropolis Museum
Professor of Archaeology
Chief archeologist of the excavation of the ancient Eleutherna city in Crete.

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations at Católica-Lisbon at School of Business and Economics

Thanos Yamas

Entrepreneur and musician

Prof. Haridimos Tsoukas

The Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Cyprus
Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Microbiologist, geneticist and biochemist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Prof. Manolis Kellis

Professor of Computer Science at MIT
Head of MIT Computational Biology Group
Associate Member of Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Principal Investigator of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

Adam Julian Goldstein

Graduate of The Pingry School and MIT
Founder of Hipmunk
Co-founder and Chairman of Astonishing Labs


Note: The listed facilitators and guest speakers could be changed subject to availability

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REGENESIS: Leadership in Turbulent Times (Oct 14 - 17)

Athens, Greece

RM 50,000*/ USD 10,000/ € 9,434
  • The 100% HRD Corp claimable applies to the program fees of MYR50,000. Only Malaysian employees of registered contributors of HRD Corp are eligible to claim.
  • Registration is limited to ONLY 2 employees per company.
  • Other allowable claims covered by HRD Corp are:
    1. Overseas allowance of MYR500/day/participant
    2. 50% airfare (economy rate).
  • Full attendance during the program is compulsory.
  • The final claimable amount is subject to HRD Corp’s approval.
  • All other Terms & Conditions imposed by HRD Corp remained applicable for this program.

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