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Marvin Faure Interview  -  September 24, 2008, 1:30 p.m. Conversations on HPT Webcast

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[Dr. Marvin Faure]

Dr. Marvin Faure
Mind Store International

Marvin Faure is a management consultant specializing in change management, motivation and leadership, bringing 25 years of leadership experience to the service of his clients. Coach and consultant to executive management, he leads frequent strategy workshops and leadership retreats.

Prior to launching MindStore in Switzerland, Marvin held successive positions as an officer in the British Navy, field engineer in the oil industry, sales executive in manufacturing, HR executive in services and Organization Development consultant in the software industry.

British by birth, married to a French woman and father of two children, Marvin is bilingual in French and English. He has traveled very extensively throughout his life, and has lived in more than ten different countries in Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe. He holds a first degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University, England and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Marvin FAURE
MindStore International
Chemin du Canal 5
CH-1260 Nyon
Tél. +41 22 363 9286


[Dr. John Wedman]

Dr. John Wedman
Director, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri-Columbia

[ Elliott McClelland]

Elliott McClelland
Communication Specialist
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies


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