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The Chiefs

Tyler Brûlé is joined by an array of C-suite leaders – including the CEOs of major airlines and those at the helm of national broadsheets, humanitarian institutions and mammoth retail operations – in one-to-one long-form interviews. Do you want to know how the finest global businesses are successfully navigating a course through times of crisis? Then join Monocle’s editor in chief and a stellar cast of chief executives for practical advice on steering companies towards secure and profitable futures.

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Silvio Napoli:

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Silvio Napoli, the chairman of Swiss behemoth Schindler, manufacturer of everything from moving walkways to the elevators and escalators that 1.5 billion of us use every day. Napoli discusses how to engineer the future and streamline our journeys as society gets moving again.

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1210 Jul 2020
30 min

Silvio Napoli: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Silvio Napoli, the chairman of Swiss behemoth Schindler, manufacturer of everything from moving walkways to the elevators and escalators that 1.5 billion of us use every day. Napoli discusses how to engineer the future and streamline our journeys as society gets moving again.

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113 Jul 2020
30 min

Bernd Bauer: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this week’s episode, Bernd Bauer, CEO of Swiss premium leisure carrier, Edelweiss Air, discusses risk mitigation as we take to the skies again and how to get the aviation industry’s optimism back.

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1026 Jun 2020
30 min

Peter Maurer: 

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, joins Tyler Brûlé to discuss the shifting funding models for international institutions, the importance of brand on the frontline and reshaping humanitarian aid and diplomacy in a post-coronavirus world.

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923 Jun 2020
30 min

Sarah McNally: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this episode, Sarah McNally, founder of McNally Jackson bookshops, discusses the latest challenge to the publishing industry and why New Yorkers’ steely resilience could save independent retail.

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819 Jun 2020
30 min

David Miliband: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this episode, David Milband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK foreign secretary, discusses how to fix the vacuum in global leadership and why public trust – not hospitals – is the real key to fighting coronavirus.

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712 Jun 2020
30 min

Andrew Cogan: 

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks some of the world’s leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead as we exit the current crisis. In this episode, CEO of office-design firm Knoll, Andrew Cogan, discusses the changing nature of the way we work and the importance of workplace culture, ergonomics and sustainability in the workplaces of the future.

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612 Jun 2020
30 min

Jeremy King: 

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé asks leading drivers of change what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. In this episode, celebrated restaurateur Jeremy King discusses the fate of the UK hospitality industry – and tells us why the socially distanced restaurant is a myth.

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55 Jun 2020
30 min

Emma Tucker: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, meets Emma Tucker, the editor of ‘The Sunday Times’, to discuss what it’s like to cover a global pandemic, the importance of Sunday journalism and how digital can complement, not replace, print media.

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429 May 2020
30 min

Jens Henriksson: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, meets Jens Henriksson, the CEO of Nordic financial services giant Swedbank, who talks about supporting SMEs, the path to economic recovery and how best to approach the challenges that lie ahead.

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322 May 2020
30 min

Scott Malkin: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, talks to the CEO of Value Retail, Scott Malkin, about the luxury fashion industry’s response to coronavirus, changing consumer habits and how disruption might be an opportunity to fix physical retail’s enduring problems.

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215 May 2020
30 min

Sergio Ermotti: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Sergio Ermotti, the CEO of Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services giant UBS, to discuss how to help small and medium-sized business through the crisis, the resilience of the Swiss economy and what next for global leadership and cooperation in a post-coronavirus world.

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18 May 2020
30 min

Vas Narasimhan: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, joins some of the world’s leading business figures to ask how we get to the other side of the crisis – and what that might look like. First up is Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, who talks crisis management, the search for a vaccine and the importance of the spaces that we work in.

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