Thank you, Giovanni Giordano, for coming to Columbia University from London to talk to our Masters class on
Leading Cross Cultural Global Organizations.  Giovanni spoke compellingly about his experiences as a global
CHRO and HR leader for BAT, Ferrero, and Procter and Gamble.  Leading in a global environment, he said,
requires the same focus on the company’s strategic objectives as it does in a domestic business.  However sometimes,
domestic agendas don’t always translate well internationally.  He gave a number of examples of solving complex HR
problems in Asia, Europe, and the Middle-East.  His 40-minute talk, lasted 2 HOURS with never-ending questions
from the students.  So glad to have Giovanni share his expertise with the class.