The Quest for Purpose Roundtable

Monday 6 March 2023 | 12AM Singapore / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET / 11am ET / 8am PT



A CFFO/DLQ Virtual Round Table

The Quest for Purpose is the topic of Issue 40 of Developing Leaders Quarterly – and we bring together some of the key voices from that issue to discuss and share their views, insights and experiences in a dynamic conversation led by DLQ co-publisher, Roland Deiser.

Re-connecting and re-focusing organization’s people with its core purpose is increasingly becoming an urgent task for senior leaders, as they look to attract and retain the best employees to run, innovate and grow their businesses. 

Join us to explore some of the key issues and challenges – and solutions being implements, when Roland Deiser hosts this RoundTable Panel Discussion.


Ranjay Gulati

Dr Ranjay Gulati

Professor at Harvard Business School and author of Deep Purpose. USA

Ranjay Gulati is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is the author of Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies. (Harper Business, 2022). You will find a review of his book on page 202.

Ralf Schneider

Ralf Schneider

Managing Director, Better Business, and former Head of HR Learning & Talent, HSBC Bank. UK

Ralf Schneider is Managing Partner of and Chairman of Digital Circles AG. 

Sertac Yeltekin

Sertac Yeltekin

Co-Founder & General Partner, Purpose Venture Capital, and former CLO at UniCredit. Singapore

Sertac Yeltekin is the co-founder and General Partner of Purpose Venture Capital, Singapore, ( and also the Founder and Managing Director of Zingforce Ventures, ( a firm specialized in venture building and advisory. He is also Deputy Chair of Turkish advisory platform Previously he held senior roles at Unicredit Group, and worked as a management consultant at Bain & Co.