Spotlights

Spotlights are biographical in nature and shine the light on the remarkable careers and accomplishments of GCA members

Çağlayan Arkan | General Manager, Worldwide Manufacturing & Resources at Microsoft

Çağlayan Arkan joined Microsoft in 2003 and is currently responsible for leading the development and execution of Microsoft’s global manufacturing and resources strategy, including the prioritization of industry solutions and their alignment to Microsoft’s worldwide partner ecosystem and its digital platform.

Nicholas Bertram | Senior Vice President, Merchandising at Ahold USA

Nick Bertram is a results-driven executive who has demonstrated rapid success in a variety of roles and environments. Throughout his 20 years of experience in the retail industry, he has taken on the hard assignments, tackled the most complex problems, and led game-changing projects that reshaped companies. His approach to these and to life has always been grounded by his small town family business roots, which he attributes as the catalyst for his work ethic and tenacity.

Kamal Bherwani | Chief Technology Officer of Inversora Agroindustrial Global (IAG,...

Kamal M. Bherwani serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Inversora Agroindustrial Global (IAG, S.L.). As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Bherwani leads technology strategy, architecture, and operations, both on front-office side and the back-office parts of IAG’s businesses. He also serves as Managing Director of Technology Investments and oversees all phases of investments in technology companies for the Group. Mr. Bherwani’s technology career spans over 25 years where he has served as a Senior Technology Manager of multi-bullion dollar enterprises, both in the public and private sectors, and has served on the Board of several non-profit, technology, and investment organizations.

Colin Parris | Vice President, Software & Analytics Research at GE

Colin Parris is at the forefront of GE’s transformation into the world’s leading Digital Industrial company. He leads a team of software, systems, and analytics experts researching the ways data can impact industry. His role encompasses partnerships with GE’s businesses, partners, and clients.

Olivier Guitta | Managing Director of GlobalStrat

Olivier Guitta is the Managing Director of GlobalStrat, a geopolitical risk and security consultancy firm with a regional specialization on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he has built a reliable and extensive source network.

Curt Gray | Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration at...

Curt Gray is senior vice president, Human Resources & Administration for BAE Systems, Inc., responsible for all human resources and employment-related activities for the company’s U.S.-based businesses, which employs approximately 32,000 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel, and generated 2016 sales of $10 billion.

Filippo Passerini | Global Operating Executive

Filippo Passerini is an IT strategist with more than three decades of business-building experience with Procter & Gamble — both in developed and developing markets. At P&G he served for over ten years as Group President of Global Business Services (GBS) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading the most global P&G organization and overseeing over 170 distinct services in 70 countries.

Eric Kuisch | Geschäftsführer Technik (CTO) at Vodafone Germany

Dr. Eric B. Kuisch joined the Vodafone Germany Board in October 2013, reporting to the CEO. Eric leads complex business transformations and delivers sustainable results in a high-pressure, competitive environment by shaping and accelerating multi-focus teams to achieve their best performance with ambitious but achievable goals, both collectively as well as individually. Highlights in his career proving this capability were the introduction of 3G and 4G and IT Transformation at KPN, as well as the recent post-merger integration of Kabel Deutschland after their acquisition by Vodafone Germany.

Pauline Brown | Global Luxury Goods Executive | Former Chairman (N.A.)...

Pauline Brown is a long-time leader in the luxury goods sector. She has spent her entire career acquiring, growing and leading premium global brands. Currently, Pauline is on the Faculty at the Harvard Business School, where she has introduced a new interdisciplinary course called “The Business of Aesthetics.”

Paul Loftus | Experienced C-level Global Technology and Operations Executive

Paul Loftus is an outstanding business leader with an excellent track record of success. As a member of the IBM senior leadership team, Paul had significant and varied direct P&L General Management experience across the breadth of IBM's businesses. He is known as both a team builder and a team player with a strong work ethic. Paul is also known as a person who delivers on commitments, with high quality, strong customer satisfaction, and a high level of team satisfaction. He was a member of the Chairman's Technology Team, responsible for reviewing and setting IBM's future technology agenda.

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