“Leadership Challenges in a Changing World” and the “Strategic Transformation of Human Resources Management” were the two topics on which Panos Manolopoulos, Global Vice Chairman of Stanton Chase International and Managing Partner, Middle East, focused during the Distinguished Speaker Series Program hosted on January 21st 2014, by the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University. The event took place within the context of a partnership between Stanton Chase International and the Global Center for International Exchange in Kuwait, led by Dr. Redha Behbehani, aiming to enhance knowledge exchange among various experts toward the development of better business practices.
The Speaker Series was attended by eminent business leaders and senior HR professionals from well-known corporate firms including M.H Alshaya, Kuwait Energy, National Bank of Kuwait, Global Investment House and City Group, to name a few.
The challenges posed by the constantly evolving world, including the accelerating globalization, the focus on sustainability, the demographic changes and the increasing influence of technology were highlighted by Panos Manolopoulos. These challenges ask for significant shifts in the management and the leadership of companies, as well as in the structure and strategic involvement of the human resources departments; given that talent is the most significant but also the most unpredictable capital of any company. Special emphasis was given in the context of the Middle East reality, including its social and business norms, the characteristics of its family businesses and its burgeoning young population.
From left to right: Panos Manolopoulos, Global Vice Chairman, Stanton Chase International and Managing Partner, Middle East and Dr. Redha Behbehani, Director of the Global Center for International Exchange, Development and Leadership Programs
“The collaboration of Stanton Chase with the Kuwait University and Dr Redha Behbehani proved to be an excellent opportunity for thorough discussions on challenges that all of us meet on a daily basis in the Middle East” commented Mr. Panos Manolopoulos. “At Stanton Chase, it is our business to constantly try to understand better the local and regional markets, penetrating as much as possible into the structure and the constantly changing needs of the Middle Eastern business arena. This can be achieved only through continuous interaction and exchange of information with senior business leaders”, he continued.
Stanton Chase International and Kuwait University agreed to further enhance this collaboration in the future, contributing to the on-going development of Talent in the Middle East.
About Stanton Chase International
Stanton Chase International (www.stantonchase.com) is a specialized global leadership consultancy firm, offering executive search and leadership solution services globally, with regional knowledge and local insight. Today, it operates with truly integrated resources of over 70 offices in 45 countries. In recent surveys, Stanton Chase continues to be ranked among the top 10 international executive search firms by size, stature and reputation.
Stanton Chase Middle East was founded in the UAE in 2006, in order to assist organizations in identifying, engaging, retaining and developing outstanding individuals for senior management roles and boards across the Middle East region. The office is specialized in leadership solutions in all the major sectors of the economy, including Industrial, Financial, Consumer & Retail, Technology, Government, Logistics and Transport, Education and Professional Services.
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