Plenary Speakers

Plenary sessions (Keynotes & Keynote Panels) bring together top leaders and thinkers to discuss complex leadership questions with ILA’s signature bridging of theory and practice. They challenge us to think more creatively and inspire us to reimagine leadership together. Plenary speakers, dates, and times will be announced soon.  Please note: All in-person plenary sessions, will be live streamed for those participating online.  They will also be recorded and, after the conference close, be made available for registrants to view through the end of the year. 

John Alderdice

John, Lord Alderdice is a member of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the U.K. He is also Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, President of ARTIS (Europe) Ltd. Lord Alderdice served as the first Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

John Antonakis

Dr. John Antonakis is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research is frequently quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, and more.

Kehkashan Basu
Kehkashan Basu, Founder, President, Green Hope Foundation, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize
Right Honourable Kim Campbell

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister. She is the Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

Anuradha Gupta

Anuradha Gupta is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since joining Gavi in 2015, Anuradha has led efforts to put equity and gender at the centre of Gavi’s programmatic planning and to tailor support to countries within Gavi’s strategy.

Deanne Den Hartog
Dr. Deanne Den Hartog is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Research Institute in the Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
Barbara Kellerman
Dr. Barbara Kellerman is Founding Executive Director & Emerita Faculty of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Her latest book is The Enablers: How Team Trump Flunked the Pandemic and Failed America.
Pauline Koelbl

Pauline Koelbl is AfriProspect GmbH’s Founder and CEO as well as ShEquity’s Founder and Managing Partner. She is an innovation expert in developing & emerging economies, impact investor and seasoned impact-driven team leader with over 20 years’ experience in venture philanthropy.

John Antonakis is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Professor Antonakis’ research is currently focused on charisma, predictors of leadership, leader development, as well as on research methods. He has published articles in many prestigious journals including ScienceNature Human Behavior, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Harvard Business Review, among many others; he has also published four books, and dozens of book chapters and conferences proceedings. He has received more than US$2.45 million in funding for his research. Prof. Antonakis is Editor of The Leadership Quarterly. He was previously associate editor for The Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Research Methods; he has also served on the editorial boards of several top journals in management and applied psychology. In 2019 he was named a highly cited scientist by Clarivate-Web of Science group. In 2020 he was listed by PLOS Biology in the world’s top 2% of scientists for career-long impact. His research is regularly quoted in the press and various media outlets including the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalFinancial TimesThe GuardianNEWSWEEKTIMEBBC NewsThe Economist, ForbesThe New YorkerFast Company and many hundreds of other news sources, including TV and Radio.

Deanne Den Hartog is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She currently is the director of the Research Institute of the Amsterdam Business School and chair of the Leadership and Management section of this school. She was visiting scholar at NYU’s Stern School of Business Department of Management and held a visiting research professorship at the University of Southern Australia. Her research focuses on Leadership, including ethical and charismatic leadership, leadership and (dark side) personality, and cross-cultural leadership. She also studies related topics such as proactive, innovative, cooperative and deviant behavior at work, fit, teams, well-being, HRM, and trust. Results of her research have been widely published in high quality academic journals including The Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Deanne is also a member of several editorial boards. With her co-authors, she received several best paper awards. She received a Fellowship award from the Leadership Trust Foundation in the UK and the Dutch HRM network award for contributions to the field. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, she serves as member of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Management and previously served on its OB Division Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).