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Emilia Bunea is a former corporate CEO with 18 years in the C-suite with organizations such as ING and Metlife, now a leadership researcher at VU University, Amsterdam. This makes her one of the very few leadership researchers and speakers who actually have solid leadership experience.
Because Emilia has a strong finance background, including the CFA designation, she can talk of emotion and identity to even the hardest-skilled, most numbers-driven audiences: she is one of them. Similarly, her experience with multi-country change programmes and IPOs means she can talk about leadership and change from an insider's vantage point, but using academic research knowledge and tools. A CEO-only audience? It may be difficult to find another leadership researcher who was a CEO and who now has access to CEOs of Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies for research purposes.
Emilia is an engaging speaker: she cares about her audience and looks at any subject from their shoes. She has delivered talks on leadership, diversity, ethics in management and on her research subject, that she pursues with a passion: the power of passionate hobbies as a leadership booster. As an undeterred marathon runner, she practices what she preaches.