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Andreas Widmer on “Saint Pope John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons”

7:15-7:59am check-in & coffee; 8:00am sharp to 9:00am presentation

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Speaker Series

Date: Thursday November 09, 2017 | 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Speaker(s): Andreas Widmer, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Busch School of Business & Economics, Catholic University of America; Author, “The Pope & the CEO: John Paul II's Leadership Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard” (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2011)
Topic: “Saint Pope John Paul II’s Leadership Lessons”
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: None. All are welcome.
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SYNOPSIS: Andreas Widmer will recount his personal experiences serving Saint Pope John Paul II in the Swiss Guard and the secrets of successful leadership that he learned at the feet of the great pope.

BIOGRAPHY: Andreas Widmer is Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business & Economics. He is the Director of the School’s Art and Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship. Previously he co-founded The SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization promoting enterprise solutions to poverty.  Widmer is a seasoned business executive with experience in high-tech, international business strategy, consulting and economic development.  He served as CEO of the business strategy firm OTF Group (formerly part of the Monitor Group) and helped lead web content management pioneer Eprise Corporation, speech recognition pioneer Dragon Systems, and internet pioneer FTP Software.  He has worked extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, has brought more than 100 leading-edge technology products to market, and was an executive in residence at Highland Capital Partners. Andreas is author of “The Pope & The CEO: Pope Saint John Paul II’s Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard", a book exploring leadership lessons that Widmer learned serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Saint Pope John Paul II and refined during his career as a successful business executive.

3 CO-HOSTS: Archdiocese of Toronto; Newman Centre Catholic Mission; Rotman School of Management

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