Professors and speakers

Harvard and other Ivy League professors encourage Aspire participants to grow their professional abilities through business-case analysis and idea generation lectures, while developing their leadership skills through personal development and effective communication workshops. Business leaders and other specialists provide unique insights into their personal experience, encouraging attendants to learn by example.

  • Steve Jarding

    Former Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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  • Sam Potolicchio

    Professor at the EMBA programs at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown and at the Mannheim Business School

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  • Luciana Herman

    Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University, PhD in the Art of Writing

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  • Phil Malone

    Professor at Stanford, Innovation and Intellectual Property

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  • Janet Martinez

    Director of the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution and Senior Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School

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  • Alain Heureux

    Expert in strategy, digital, innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship. MBA Lecturer and serial entrepreneur

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  • Matthew Lee

    Assistant Professor at INSEAD MBA Singapore, PhD at Harvard

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  • Andreea Gorbatai

    Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, PhD Harvard Business School

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  • Nadia Roumani

    Lecturer in Design Thinking at Stanford University

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  • Elisabeta Moraru

    Country Manager of Google Romania

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  • Roxana Barbulescu

    Assistant Professor at HEC Paris

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  • Anca Harasim

    Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest

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  • Steve Schelhammer

    CEO of Phytel

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  • Tim Schigel

    Founder and CEO of ShareThis

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  • Lucian Mandruta

    Media figure

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  • Alis Anagnostakis

    Public Speaker and Personal Development Coach

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  • Andrei Popescu

    Master Training, Dale Carnegie

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  • Bogdan Georgescu

    Founder of Bookster

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  • Mariana Gheorghe

    CEO of Petrom

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  • Don Lothrop

    Founder of Romania One

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  • Dragos Nicolaescu

    Lean Start-up Mentor

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  • Mihaela Feodorof

    Executive Coach and Business Consultant

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  • Ismail Radwan

    World Bank Public Sector Expert

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  • Dan Pascariu

    Board President at UniCredit Tiriac Bank

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  • Fady Chreih

    CEO, Regina Maria

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