HLB client event: Leading through a perfect storm

Thursday 26 January 2023, 18:00 GMT
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About this event

First launched in 2020, the HLB Survey of Business Leaders is an annual global piece of research, capturing insight into today’s most pressing business issues through conversations with senior executives from mid-market sized companies.

This year, our research explores how senior executives are grappling with a perfect storm of ‘low-probability, high-impact events. Through data analysis from 575 business leaders from across 60 countries and six in-depth interviews with subject matter experts, we look at what the critical leadership behaviours are to lead through a crisis, the type of actions CEOs prioritise for 2023, and how they are thinking longer-term, beyond financial performance for the future of their enterprises.

Join us as we will reveal the findings of our survey, and discuss them with HLB CEO Marco Donzelli and a panel of subject matter experts. The evening also leaves plenty of room for networking with the panel speakers and other guest.

Date: 26th January 2023

Time: 18.00 – 22.00


18:00 doors open and welcome drinks

18:30 - 19:30 live panel discussion

19:30 - 20:00 live Q&A

20:00 - 22:00 networking drinks

Location: Holborn, Central London

Fee: free

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Marco Donzelli

CEO, HLB International

Marco has been CEO of HLB International since 2017 and drives the network’s mission to ensure HLB cements its position as a global player in the professional services sector. His international experience and curious, entrepreneurial personality make him a forward-thinking leader for the network. He also is a champion for diversity and inclusion in the workforce as well as being an advocate for workplace flexibility. Besides his role at HLB, Marco is a mentor for technology start-ups at Cambridge Judge Business School.


Konstantinos Sergakis

Professor of Capital Markets Law and Corporate Governance at the University of Glasgow

Konstantinos is a Professor of Capital Markets Law and Corporate Governance at the University of Glasgow. He is a Member (Alternate) of the Joint Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA). He is also a Member of the Oversight Committee of the Best Practice Principles Group (BPPG) for Shareholder Voting Research Providers and its incoming Chair from January 2023. He is the author of The Law of Capital Markets in the EU (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and of The Transparency of Listed Companies in EU Law (Bibliothèque de l’Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne - IRJS Editions, 2013). He has held Visiting Professorships, inter alia, at the Universities of Aarhus, Liechtenstein, LUISS, Sciences-Po Lyon, University of Trento and UCLouvain. He graduated from the University of Athens, University College London and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.


Deborah Gilshan

Advisor, Investment Stewardship & ESG and Founder of The 100% Club

Deborah is the Founder of The 100% Club, a networking alliance and advisory business on investment stewardship, ESG integration and diversity. She has 22+ years of experience in institutional investment and sustainable finance, engaging globally with board directors, senior leaders, regulators and investors. Deborah is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Governance Institute, serves on the Advisory Panel of the UK Financial Reporting Council, chairs the Nomination Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network and is a 30% Club Ambassador. In October 2022, Deborah was invited by the UK Financial Conduct Authority to chair an industry working group in developing a framework to improve transparency of voting decisions by investment managers. She is a regular commentator and writer on diversity and investment stewardship and her work and opinions have featured in the Financial Times, the New York Times, Sky News and other mainstream financial media. 


Roger Steare

Senior Advisor on People & Culture, Leadership & Learning, Organisational Development, Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion

Roger has been a Senior Advisor on People & Culture, Leadership & Learning, Organisational Development, Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion for over 20 years. Over this period, he has developed a robust, engaging professional practice based on a deep understanding of what motivates and inspires us to do great work. He writes for the Financial Times and his work has been profiled in The Times, The Wall Street Journal, Les Echos and The Guardian. His book ethicability has been licensed as an e-book to over 600,000 employees across the firms he advises and has been publicly described by the FCA as “excellent”.



Lesley Hornung

Head of Marketing & Digital, HLB International

HLB’s Head of Marketing & Digital and programme lead for HLB’s Global Survey of Business Leaders.


When and where


Thursday 26 January 2023, 18:00 GMT


The Chapel, Aviation House

125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH, UK

Located opposite Holborn Tube station and moments from Covent Garden

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