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NCP General Assembly 2018

Our General Assembly 2018, which will take place on June 13 2018:   

18:30 (6:30 pm CET)

at the following address: 

L’Hôtel des Arts et Métiers, 9bis, avenue d’Iena 75116 Paris

(Métro line 9 , sortie Guimet)

NCP President – Ahmed Bounfour

Ahmed Bounfour, Professor at the Université Paris-Sud, and Holder/Coordinator of the European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management. His researches focus principally on the ability of leading international corporates to create value from intellectual capital, and on the definition of innovation policy for major national and international research programmes.

Ahmed Bounfour has published many articles in academic and business reviews, including R&D Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Management of Business Excellence, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Telecommunications Policy, Revue Française de Gestion, Futuribles, Revue d’Economie Industrielle, Chroniques d’Actualité de la SEDEIS, Analyses de la SEDEIS and Tribune de l’Assurance.

He has also coordinated intellectual capital, knowledge and innovation special issues for many national and international academic reviews, including Intellectual capital for communities, the next steps for the Journal of Intellectual Capital (2009), Innovation and Intangible Assets for R&D Management (March 2005), Gestion des Connaissances for Systèmes d’Information et Management, (2000) and La gestion de l’immatériel, une nouvelle approche de la gestion for Revue Française de Gestion (issue 130, 2000).

Institution: Université Paris-Sud


NCP board member – Julien Anfruns

 Julien Anfruns is currently Director for Corporate Affairs and a member of the Management Team of Philip Morris France. He was formerly member of the French Council of State (Conseil d’Etat),

Julien Anfruns was educated at Sciences-Po Paris and the National School of Administration (ENA). He was the Director of Finance (CFO) and Legal Affairs (General Counsel) at the Louvre Museum (2005-2008), during this period in which he was involved with the strategic development of the Louvre both in France and abroad. Between 2008-2013, he was the Director General of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and also the President of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) dealing with protecting heritage in times of armed conflicts. In 2013 he was nominated to serve as a Member of the Council of State (‘Conseil d’Etat’) as a Supreme Court Judge at the 9th Chamber (Tax law, Economic law) where he remained until 2017. During this period he also advised the French government on bills and draft decrees relating mainly to defence. He was concurrently a Rapporteur General for the Council for Public Publishing to the Prime Minister (COEPIA).

Throughout his career, Julien has been credited for his cultural expertise which has conducted him to develop innovative means and intangible models to exploit new strategies for cultural goods and to help develop the Louvre brand for the Abu Dhabi Louvre museum project.

NCP Vice President – Leif Edvinsson

Professor Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to  theory and practice of Intellectual Capital(IC). The world’s First director of IC in 1991. The World´s First Professor on IC at Lund University as well as Polytechnic University.  Prototyping in 1996 the Skandia Future Center as Lab for Organisational design. In 1998, awarded by  Brain Trust “Brain of the Year” award, UK. Listed in Who’s Who in the world. Associate member of The Club of Rome.

Cofounder and Founding Chairman of The New Club of Paris.  In 2013 awarded the Thought Leader Award by European Commission, Intel and Peter Drucker Association. In 2015 appointed  Advisory Board to JIN – the Japan Innovation Network. Appointed 2016 to the Advisory Board of Norway Open Innovation Forum. In 2017 Awarded the KM Award , in Geneva at UN, by

NCP board member – Stefan Güldenberg

Stefan Güldenberg is Full Professor in International Management at the University of Liechtenstein, Board Member of the New Club of Paris, Vice President Practice and Member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), Community Officer and Member of the Board of the Scientific Commission Strategic Management at the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB). Visiting research fellowships led him among other activities to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

During his career Stefan Gueldenberg was honored with the Knowledge Management Award for the further development of Knowledge Research, Knowledge Policy and Knowledge Management, the CEO of the Future Award from Manager Magazin and McKinsey & Company, the Stephan-Koren Award granted for the best doctoral thesis of the year and the included scientific research from the Association of Professors at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and numerous best paper and top publication awards.

Professional Expertise: Full Professor in International Management, before: Interim Professor and Director in Human Resources and Organization, Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Management Control, Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship, Founding Dean of the Graduate School, Chair of the Senate, Director Executive Education, Member of the Rectorate Conference, Strategy Consultant, Knowledge Entrepreneur

Institution: University of Liechtenstein


NCP board member – Helena Tenório Veiga de Alemida

Helena Tenorio, Brazilian, Economist, graduated at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with master’s degree in Monetary Economics and specialization in Economic Development at Havard Kennedy School. Executive at Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES for 20 years, for 4 years she was responsible for the department in charge of the Pre-Analysis of financing support (almost 900 per year) and the applied methodology for Credit Assessment (MAE), which is pioneer in the incorporation of intangibles assets and intellectual capital references.

In March 2018, she assumed the Area of C​ommunication and Institutional Relationship of BNDES. In this area she is responsible for the implementation of communication, marketing and institutional relationship strategies. With regard to communication, the Deputy Director coordinates internal and external actions (press, digital media and publishing). As for marketing, she carries out initiatives of sponsorship, publicity, promotion of events and customer service. Regarding the institutional relationship, she aims to establish strategic partnerships and deepen the relationship with control agencies and public sector institutions.

Member of important governmental committees related to R&D National Policies and board member of New Club of Paris, an international organization whose main objective is to create awareness about Knowledge Economy.

Professional expertise: Development Financing, R&D Design Policies, Intangibles Evaluation, Strategic Planning and Relational Capabilities on value creation.

University / academic affiliation: She graduated at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with master’s degree in Monetary Economics and specialization in Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School.

NCP Board member – Noboru Konno

Noboru Konno describes himself as a knowledge ecologist and an “amphibia” as he belongs to both academic and practice worlds, and design and management fields. His background is architecture (B.A. of Architecture, Waseda University). Previously he has worked as a planner and marketing director at Hakuhodo, Inc., for global clients, urban projects, etc. Parallel to his business career, he taught design economics at Graduate School of Engineering of Chiba University and knowledge science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as Adjunct Professor. He has received Ph.D. (Management Information Science) from Tama Graduate School(2007). He has been Professor at Tama Graduate School of Management(MBA) since 2007.

His recent studies and projects include workplace for knowledge creation (concept of “ba”),  Future Center studies and Purpose Engineering. He also has been a juror of Good Design Award (The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, JIDPO) for 2004-2011 and other design awards.  He now sits as President of Japan Innovation Network (JIN) and Future Center Alliance Japan (FCAJ), both are groups of large Japanese enterprises and ministries who have interest in innovation management and its environement. He has been an  advisor for Nikken Sekkei, the Japanese largest architectural practice. His books include: Intellectualizing Capability (coauthor with I.Nonaka, 1995, Global Best Business Book Award by Financial Times); An encouragement of Knowledge-based Management (coauthor, 2000); and Methodology of Knowledge Creation(co-author, 2003,Toyo Keizai),  Design Thinking For Business (2010), The Principles of Knowledge Creation Management(co-author 2012), “Purpose Engineering” (2013).

Professional expertise: As a knowledge ecologist, he has been involved in numerous consulting projects including knowledge strategy projects, scenario projets, change management for design organizations and professional service firms, workplace design for knowledge industries and development of research labs.

University / academic affiliation: He is Professor of Tama Graduate School of Management(Tokyo) and Specially-appointed Professor of Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM) of Keio University.


NCP board member – Carol Yeh-Yun Lin

Dr. Carol Yeh-Yun Lin (PhD, the University of Texas at Austin) is Distinguished Professor of Department of Business Administration at National Chengchi University. Dr. Lin published extensively on strategic HRM, SME management, intellectual capital, and corporate social responsibility. In addition to over 50 academic referred journal papers and 90 conference proceedings, Dr. Lin also published 14 books in English with Springer New York. The most recent one is The Impact of Societal and Social Innovation.

Dr. Lin also held several administrative positions, including the Dean of International Cooperation, Director of Creativity Center, Dean of Student Affairs, Director of International Exchange and Education, also the Founding Director of English Taught International MBA program in Taiwan. Before changing her career to academia, Dr. Lin served as Customer Service Manager in Singer Sewing Machine Companies for two years, and Office Manager in K-Mart Taipei Purchasing Office for six years.

Professional expertise: Human resource management, intellectual capital, social innovation, and social responsibility

University / academic affiliation: Dept. of Business Administration, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan


NCP board member – Takayuki Sumita

Takayuki Sumita is Secretary-General, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Offices since July 2017. In this role, he is responsible for nation-wide IP strategy, including national branding and promotion.

He was born in 1962, graduated from Tokyo University (1985) and Graduate School for Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1993). After joining MITI (currently METI, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in 1985, he engaged in various tasks including policy planning and trade negotiation, especially on intellectual property, innovation, IT, and FTA.

As Director for IP Policy Office in METI, he promoted intellectual assets based management to encourage companies to correctly recognize and to best utilize their own intangible assets in order to create utmost value from their business model.

He also served as the chairman of World Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiative (WICI) from 2009 to 2013, when he heavily contributed to formulating the new business reporting framework of ‘Integrated Reporting’.

Winter meeting 2018 at the University of Catania

Winter meeting of the New Club of Paris 2018
 from 19 – 21 April 2018
at the University of Catania

  • 19 April – NCP internal meeting
  • 20 April – Round table “Building the Future together” open meeting
                      Biblioteche Riunite Civica e Ursino Recupero, Via Biblioteca 13
    > 9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome and opening addresses> 9:15 – 9:30 – Catania: the past and the present. Pierluigi Catalfo; University of Catania and
    The new Club of Paris.
    > 9:30 – 9:45 – Intangibles, institutional capital and growth: a European regional perspective.
    Ahmed Bounfour; Université Paris-Sud and chairman The New Club of Paris.
    > 9:45 – 10:00 – Navigating intellectual capital. Leif Edvinsson; Vice-president New Club of
    > 10:15 -10:30 – Social Innovation and technology for territory development. Marco
    Romano; former President of the Scientific Park of Catania.
    > 10:30 – 10:45 – The role of the University of Catania in social development. Roberta
    Piazza; Vice Rector for “Continuing education and lifelong learning.
    > 10:45 -11:00 – Human Capital and youth unemployment: a cultural perspective. Maurizio
    Caserta; Chief Responsible for the Italian unit of the Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-
    Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship project (CUPESSE).
    > 11:00 – 11:15 – Finance for people and values. Marco Meneguzzo; University of Roma
    Torvergata and Department of Public Administration of the Italian Central government.
    > 11:15 – 11:30 — Social relational and growth the role of Order accountants. Rodolfo
    Cifrodelli; Chief expert of internationalization of the Order of Chartered Accountants
    > 11:30 – 11:45  — Growing future in Sicily. Gaetano Armao; Vice-President of Regional
    government of Sicily and councillor for the economy.
    > 11:45 – 12:00 — Citizen Science. Daniel Wyler; Delegate of the president for strategic
    project, University of Zurich.
    > 12:00 Final discussion & networking: future cooperation and projects.
    > 13:00 Discovering the Biblioteca Civica-Ursino Recupero: multi-dimensional element of
    the cultural heritage of Catania.
  • 21 April – Wine tour (tbd)