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Edmond Mellina

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President and Co-Founder, ORCHANGO

Edmond Mellina is internationally respected for his expertise in nimble change leadership and culture change. For over 30 years, he has been executing strategic transformations, building agile capabilities, and advising clients across sectors in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. He is a former corporate transformation executive in drastically changing industries: CIO at Delta Hotels when Expedia disrupted the hotel business; and VP Corporate Development & GM USA for the technology business of Envoy Communication Group when design and marketing agencies started to become digital. As a speaker, Edmond addresses audiences on change leadership, agility, innovation, and influence. He delivers speeches with the passion, humour and engaging style that are his trademarks. He brings tools, concepts, and techniques to life by sharing vivid stories from the real world. He is a guest lecturer for DeGroote School of Business’ EMBA in Digital Transformation. Edmond’s clients span a wide spectrum of sectors: pharmaceuticals & healthcare, banking & insurance, hospitality & travel, government, retail, mining, energy, media, professional services, high-tech, manufacturing, engineering, non-profit, labour unions, etc. His articles have appeared in business publications around the globe. He is regularly quoted as an expert source by the media. Edmond uses his #NimbleVlog to share insights with transformation leaders. He holds a MEng from Centrale Marseille, one of France’s prestigious “Grandes Écoles” (where he learnt to code in Prolog, the AI language that powers IBM Watson’s natural language processing capabilities). Edmond is also a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program.