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Hubert Joly is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc.. He is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation. In addition, Hubert is a vice chairman of the Business Council, an executive advisor at World50, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, and a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Through his foundation, he has endowed the Joly Family chair in Purposeful Leadership at HEC Paris where he actively collaborates with the faculty. Hubert is the author of the upcoming book “The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism” which is slated to be published in the Spring of 2021 by Harvard Business Review Press.
Evan Epstein is a corporate governance expert and has advised founders, executives, directors and shareholders for over 15 years in Silicon Valley and internationally. Mr. Epstein has also been retained as an expert in corporate governance litigation both in the U.S. and abroad. In 2020, Mr. Epstein was appointed as the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Business Law, and Adjunct Professor, at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco, California. Before founding Pacifica Global in 2017, Mr. Epstein was the Executive Director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative between Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Epstein is also a Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Law School since 2011, and is a former corporate lawyer with practice experience in Europe and Latin America.
Natacha Valla is an economist and Dean of Sciences Po’s School of Management and Innovation. Until 2020, she was Deputy Director-General for Monetary Policy at the ECB. Between 2015 and 2018 Natacha Valla was Head of the Policy and Strategy Division of the EIB and a permanent member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique (CAE). She was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Global Economic Research between 2008 and 2014. Natacha Valla worked as an economist at the ECB between 2001 and 2008, seconded in 2005 to the Research Directorate of the Banque de France. She has also been a consultant for the IMF and the OECD, and lectured at New-York University and the Universities of Florence, Paris-Dauphine, H.E.C. and Sciences-Po Paris. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the groups LVMH, Scor, and ASF/Cofiroute. Natacha Valla received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (Florence) in 2003