Martin Roll was appointed Board of Advisor at The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) in June 2020. The mission of HPAIR is to connect the leaders of today with the leaders of tomorrow in a dynamic forum of exchange.
As HPAIR Board of Advisor, Martin Roll will help the leadership shape and deliver on its mission and to drive global impact. He serves as a mentor and sparring partner to the HPAIR leadership and global team, and is actively involved in strategy, conference development and execution.
Martin Roll is faculty and has contributed as keynote speaker and panel moderator on strategy, leadership, transformation, brand management and Asian affairs at several HPAIR conferences since 2009.
“I am very grateful to work closely with Martin Roll who has taken on a very dedicated HPAIR Board of Advisor role as leadership mentor, team coach, catalyst of change, and sparring partner. Martin Roll has deep global experience, advises an impressive client list of Fortune 100 and global family businesses and is faculty at leading business schools. He therefore provides a very unique and rarely seen global advisor profile. We are very fortunate and grateful to have Martin Roll on our Board of Advisors, and I look forward to a long-term partnership”, said Zeel Patel, HPAIR Co-President, and Harvard University student.
“The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is one of the most impressive global, student-led organizations driven by an important mission to impact the next generation of young talents and develop future global leaders. HPAIR is quite unique and showcases the special spirit, motivation and culture of Harvard University and its impressive students. I am very honoured to serve on the HPAIR Board of Advisors, and look forward to contribute actively to help drive global impact”, said Martin Roll.
The HPAIR conference tracks typically include the following:
The HPAIR conference also provides Executive Master Classes where Martin Roll is faculty.
Martin Roll is also faculty at The Academies by Harvard Student Agencies at Harvard University. He teaches at The Summer Business Academy, an intensive five-day academic enrichment business program for high-achieving students. His classes cover topics that will be essential for next generation leaders to achieve lasting success during their careers: Purpose, Strategy, Leadership, Family Business, Branding and Asia.
Other members of the HPAIR Board of Advisors include: Professor John Park (Harvard Kennedy School), Professor Karen Thornber (Harvard University), Professor Mark Wu (Harvard Law School), Investor & Advisor David Lee, Vice President Hari Nair (Procter & Gamble) and Senior Technology Advisor Lesly Goh (World Bank Group).
The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) was founded in 1991 to create a forum of exchange for students and young professionals to discuss and learn about the most important economic, political, and social issues facing the Asia-Pacific region.
The mission is to connect top leaders of today and tomorrow in a dynamic forum of exchange.
Since 1991, HPAIR has organized 43 conferences in 12 different host countries, touching the lives of more than 10,000 students and young professionals. HPAIR hosts two student-led conferences a year – one on Harvard’s campus and one in the Asia-Pacific. Prospective host cities in Asia must undergo an intensive, six-month bidding process. The Harvard Conference in January 2021 will be held virtually, and The Asia Conference 2021 will be held in Taiwan.
HPAIR conferences feature world-class speakers and guests to foster mentorship, networking, and guidance opportunities for delegates. One of the centerpieces of its conferences is the Impact Challenge, a case-competition style workshop in partnership with leading organizations designed to ask delegates to formulate solutions to some of Asia’s biggest issues. HPAIR has also piloted a series of events to connect the Harvard community in international dialogue.
HPAIR has also piloted a series of events to connect the Harvard community in international dialogue.
Martin Roll is an experienced global business strategist, senior advisor and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, Asian firms and family-owned businesses. He advises clients on how to build and manage strong global brands, as well as leadership of high-performing, marketing-oriented businesses.
Martin Roll is CEO of Martin Roll Company with more than 25 years of board & C-suite counselling experience. He is an advisor to several global boards and prominent business families, and a mentor for next generation leaders in business families, start-ups and high-growth companies.
He has been a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company.
Martin Roll is a highly accomplished keynote speaker at global conferences, an experienced conference moderator and executive workshop facilitator.
He is a Distinguished Fellow (family business) and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.
He teaches MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs at INSEAD Business School, CEIBS and Nanyang Business School, and is a frequent guest lecturer at ESSEC, IE Business School, Wharton, and other leading business schools.
Martin Roll is faculty and keynote speaker at The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) – a student-run organization of Harvard University. He is a member of the HPAIR Board of Advisors.
Martin Roll is lecturer and keynote speaker at The Academies by Harvard Student Agencies.
Martin Roll is the bestselling author of “Asian Brand Strategy” (2015) and co-author of “The Future of Branding” (2016), with two titles “Family Business Strategy” (2021) and “Family Office Strategy” (2021) in the pipeline. He is also columnist for INSEAD Knowledge and a regular commentator in global media.
He holds an INSEAD MBA.
About Martin Roll: Martin Roll – Business & Brand Strategist
About HPAIR: The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations
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