USI EMBA GRADUATION – STEPHEN NORMAN
USI EMBA Graduation Ceremony 2018
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Norman,
Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland
When: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Where: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Via Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano, Auditorium
Come help us celebrate the success of our EMBA#7 students and listen to an engaging presentation from Stephen Norman.
Mr. Norman spent his professional life in the automotive industry, where he experienced different positions, in different companies and cultures. What are the major changes in term of culture and management practices overtime and across companies and cultures?
How a young EMBA graduate can approach professional change?
With effect from February 1st 2018, Stephen Norman is appointed Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland. He will report to Peter Christian Kuespert, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales Managing Director of Opel/Vauxhall.
Stephen Norman joined Groupe PSA in May 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer and was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2016 with remarkable achievements.
In this new capacity, he will be responsible for leading Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland business and development, in line with the new strategic plan PACE! Given his extensive worldwide Marketing experience, Stephen Norman will also serve as Marketing reference for Opel/Vauxhall.
He succeeds Rory Harvey, who has elected to leave the business at the end of February.
Vauxhall and Opel sold 202,000 cars and 29,000 vans in England and Ireland in 2017. Since November 2017, Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland are implementing Opel’s new strategic plan, PACE! aiming at becoming profitable, electric and global.
16:30 – 16:45 Welcome Address Prof. Boas Erez, Rector Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
16:45 – 17:15 Keynote Speaker Stephen Norman, Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland.
17:15 – 17:30 Conferring of Diplomas Prof. Boas Erez, Rector Università della Svizzera italiana Prof. Patrick Gagliardini, Dean Faculty of Economics Prof. Gianluca Colombo, Director Executive MBA
17:30 – 18:00 Class Address EMBA#7 Representatives
18:00 – 18:05 USI EMBA Teaching Awards
18:05 – 18:15 USI EMBA CLUB EMBA Alumni Representatives
18:15 – 18:30 Closing remarks Prof. Gianluca Colombo, Director Executive MBA
18:30 Aperitif USI Executive Center