The Talks

What does it take to reach the top and to inspire others? Lan Anh Vu decided to answer this and other questions by sitting down with prominent leaders and asking them how they do their jobs and the most important lessons they learned as they rose through the ranks.

Martti Ahtisaari

10th President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Jean Claude Trichet

Former President of the European Central Bank (ECB) and former Governor of Banque de France

Jorge Quiroga

 76th President of Bolivia and Vice president of “Club de Madrid”

Andrej Kiska

4th President of Slovakia

Iveta Radicova

6th Prime Minister of Slovakia

Jiang Yi-huah

Former Prime Minister of Taiwan

Tarja Halonen

The 11th and first female, President of Finland

Karel Schwarzenberg

Prince of Schwarzenberg, Duke of Krumlov and former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Vytenis Andriukaitis

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Vera Jourova

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President of European Commission and 42nd Prime Minister of Finland

Petr Pavel

Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Risto Siilasmaa

Chairman of Nokia Corporation and Founder of F-Secure Corporation

Vince Steckler

CEO of Avast

Eliska Coolidge

Former Director of the White House Office of Presidential Messages and Special Assistant to five US Presidents

Marten Mickos

CEO of HackerOne

Carlo Capalbo

Founder of the Prague International Marathon and Chairman of IAAF Road Racing Commission

Razmig Hovaghimian

Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Viki

Zdenek Pelc

Chairman of GZ Media

Rosen Plevneliev

4th President of Bulgaria

Sebastian Siemiatkowski

CEO and Co-founder of Klarna

Jiri Bartoska

Actor and President of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Pekka Lundmark

CEO and President of Fortum Corporation

Anousheh Ansari

CEO and Co-founder of Prodea Systems and First Space Ambassador

Lee Westwood

Former world number one ranked player and is one of few players to have won a tournament on five continents

Angela Hewitt

One of the world’s leading pianists

Roman Sebrle

One of the world’s most successful decathletes

Sandra Brown

Author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers

Jiri Menzel

Oscar-winning director

Yefim Bronfman

One of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today

Serge Haroche

Nobel Prize winner

Vaclav Berka

Senior brewmaster and Chairman of the supervisory board of Pilsner Urquell