November 2011 

‘Ethics requires that you ask yourself: what kind of person do I want to see in the mirror in the morning?’ (Peter F Drucker, Classic Drucker).

The Lismullin Leadership Forum will provide you with insights that are relevant to how you lead your organisation and how you manage business relationships. You will benefit from the experience and insights of other participants and clarify for yourself what sets of values influence your decisions.

Leadership Forum details:

Led by: Dr Antonio Argandoña (Professor of Economics and Business Ethics at IESE) and Brian Ambrose OBE (Chief Executive, George Best Belfast City Airport)
Format: Interactive lectures & workgroups
For: CEOs and Senior Executives (of all business types and sizes)
Organised by: Lismullin Leadership Forum


Dr. Antonio Argandoña is Professor of Economics and Business Ethics at IESE. He received his PhD from the University of Barcelona and is a member of Spain’s Royal Academy of Economics and Finance. His research activity was recognized in 2008 by the European Academy of Business in Society, Brussels, and the Aspen Institute, Washington DC, which granted him its Life Achievement Award.

He has been acknowledged as the world’s third most prominent author in business ethics and corporate social responsibility between 1999 and 2008 (K. Chan, H.-G. Fung & J. Yan, ‘Business ethics research: a global perspective’, Journal of Business Ethics, 2009). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, and the Journal of International Business Education.

He serves on the ethics committees of financial institutions, business associations and media. He has published widely on macroeconomics, the international economy, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Brian Ambrose OBE is Chief Executive, George Best Belfast City Airport. His career — spanning 35 years in the aviation industry — has included senior management positions within Bombardier in Engineering and Business Development. He was appointed Director of Operations at Belfast City Airport in 1997, with responsibility for the airport’s day to day running.

In 2004 he was appointed Chief Executive of the airport and is responsible for a growing business with an annual passenger throughput in excess of 2.7 million and currently averaging 120 flights each day. With over 1,600 people currently working at the airport, Belfast City Airport has become a significant employer and contributor to the Northern Ireland economy.

He was Chairman of CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Northern Ireland for 2008/9, is Chairman of Mencap Northern Ireland, a Board Member of Business in the Community and Tourism Ireland, and a Trustee of the Titanic Foundation. He was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2011.
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