• Napoleon and George Washington: An examination from the point of view of justice and fairness

    July 04 2013, 08:30 - 10:00
    Location: AmCham France - 77 rue de Miromesnil 75008 Paris

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
    8:30 -10:00 a.m.
    AmCham France - 77 rue de Miromesnil 75008 Paris

    INSEAD and AmCham France members: 50€
    Non-members and guests: 75€

    In this lecture Professor Van der Heyden, Professor of Technology and Operations Management and
    the Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, reviewed the achievements of Napoleon and the French during the brief time that the French Empire lasted. The emphasis in the case was on the relation between Napoleon and his marshals, and the role played by justice – and also injustice – in what remains a remarkable journey.  Given that the talk is taking place on the 4th of July, a comparison was made with Washington and the American call for justice (first from the British), making the point that France and the USA are both countries which have a messianic role with regards to supporting the cause of Justice in the world.

    Ludo Van der Heyden leads the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative and oversees the research direction, governance programmes and progress and is co-director, together with Prof. Tim Rowley, of the recently launched International Directors Programme.  From 2000-2009, Professor Van der Heyden directed INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme.  He was the first holder of the Wendel Chair in the Large Family Firm at INSEAD, which initiated INSEAD’s activities in family business and ultimately led to the creation of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD.
    He was co-Dean of INSEAD from 1990-1995 and Director of the INSEAD Zentrum Leipzig.  He holds an Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences from Yale University.
    Ludo Van der Heyden is a member of the Supervisory Board of NesBic Buyout Fund and of the Advisory Board of Bencis Capital Partners. He is the Chairman of Celpax, and a Director of Calexium, both start-up companies.