Is the future bright or cloudy in the eyes of boards across the world? What keeps chairs awake at night? Should we expect growth or downturn scenarios? Is climate change moving into the board agenda? How is the geopolitical scene impacting the boardroom?
The InterSearch Academy celebrated 20th Anniversary in Moscow, RUSSIA and congratulates all Consultants & Researchers who attended the event in 2019. At InterSearch diversity & intercultural collaboration are key factors for our success. That’s why we enhance them through our Academy, an institution for continuous learning and education that embraces the exchange of knowledge and best practices around the world and focuses on the latest trends and tools in Global Executive Search.
– by Nicholas Harvey, Regional Director – InterSearch Middle East
Digital and technological innovations have disrupted most industries, modernising their functioning, expanding markets and sometimes even displacing established entities. The pressure is on legacy airlines to own the revolution or be left motionless on the runway.
Preparing skilled and trained human cadres in line with the future requirements of various economic sectors as well as the general directions of Vision 2040, is a collective responsibility of the government, education institutions, the private sector companies and other key stakeholders.
It is a known fact that in both professional and personal areas of our lives, we are constantly experiencing changes influenced and triggered by technology. This is inevitable. Everyday we see new apps on mobile devices, new software and upgrades applicable to the performance of different functions in academia, research, healthcare, data management, financial services, cybersecurity, electoral records, data protection and the list goes on.
- Who should take over the business when you retire?
- Are you preparing a successor for your position?
- How long does it’ll take to fulfill a succession plan and what tools will you use if you are to choose only one of several successors?
It is a common and unanimous opinion among the operators that electric mobility is a growing sector becoming a trend not only sustained by an elite of technology passionate but something that represents an essential component for the future of the private transport and the public one as well.
InterSearch – Worldwide Organization of Executive Search Firms in partnership with Board Network – The Danish Professional Directors Association are conducting a global survey among corporate board chairs and board members to gain their view on the most significant trends, changes and challenges.
Since 2013, Sekse & Hogstad has been a highly valued member of InterSearch Worldwide; a leading global Executive Search firm with over 90 offices in 50 countries. Today we are excited to launch the new global brand name of InterSearch Norway to align with the firms ambitious growth strategy and depth of international focus for the future.
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-by Asel Shilikbayeva
InterSearch Middle East Limited in Abu Dhabi recently conducted an AD Connect HR Leaders Session in collaboration with Al Tamimi Law Firm and TechnipFMC. The seminar welcomed 24 HR Senior Leaders contributing to the discussion on the topic of The Role of Human Resources during Mergers and Acquisitions.
First Row, From L to R: Christopher Jakob, HR Director – Emirates Food Industries, Jane Cauilan, HR Manager – Serco Middle East, Suzanne Gingles, Associate – Al Tamimi Law & Co., Kolya Wyatt, HR Manager, Middle East and North Africa – OMV, Najem Al Teneiji, HR Manager – Masdar Institute of Technology, Duaa Al Zaabi, Senior Human Capital Manager – NPCC, Mina Ansari, Sr. HR Business Partner – TechnipFMC, Dina Helal, HR Manager – First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, Vicky Noelanders, HR and Communications Manager – TechnipFMC, Gary Bentinck, HR Manager – Gulf Marine Services, Asel Shilikbayeva, Principal Consultant – InterSearch Middle East
Second Row, From L to R: Anoop Gandhi, VP Human Resources – TOTAL E&P, Fizza Sabir, HR Manager, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa – DNV & GL, Andrew Bailey, General Manager – InterSearch Middle East, Ivor McGettigan, Partner – Al Tamimi Law & Co., Danie De Kock, HR Director – SNC Lavalin, Samah Shaalan, HR Manager – Khalifa University, Anton Du Plooy, HR & Administrative Manager – Chiyoda CCC, Khaled Twebi, HR Team Leader Libya & Expert Abu Dhabi – OMV
The session takes the form of an interactive roundtable bringing together HR professionals from leading organisations across various industries, to discuss current trends and challenges faced. InterSearch’s role is to facilitate and encourage an insightful debate on the chosen topic exploring its subject with all participants.
“AD Connect sessions are aimed to create a platform for the senior HR Leadership community in Abu Dhabi to discuss relevant topics, trends and challenges through informal collaborative discussions. It has become a unique opportunity for HR Leaders in the capital to network, learn and share knowledge with other professionals from diverse industries” explains Andrew Bailey, General Manager of InterSearch Middle East.
This session took place at the TechnipFMC office, a global leader in technologies, systems and services for energy projects, which operates as a unified company following the merger of FMC Technologies and Technip in 2017. The seminar brought an interesting discussion of case studies including one from TechnipFMC, and different perspectives on advantages of combined expertise and extended market exposure as a result of the merger; and various challenges that arose throughout the process. Attendees highlighted the importance of communication, change management skills, employee engagement and expectations handling along with data and the technological integration process in this ongoing transformational journey for both entities.
“I believe it (AD Connect) to be an excellent initiative for knowledge sharing and networking amongst other like-minded HR professionals, and I look forward to more to come this year” – Vicky Noelanders, HR and Communications Manager at Technip FMC, and host of the event.
The theme of Emiratisation, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Human Resources are topics for discussion at forthcoming sessions in Abu Dhabi.
Previous seminars were focused on topics such as the Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Competence and the Role of Human Resources During the Downturn sponsored by the New York University Abu Dhabi Campus and BP, respectively.
“It is quite refreshing to meet with other HR professionals, benchmark and discuss operational and strategic matters relevant to our respective businesses” – Christopher Jakob, HR Director at Emirates Food Industries.
“These kind of sessions are one of the best ways to share information and details on best practices and approaches from various companies and industries.” – Khaled Twebi, HR Team Leader Libya at OMV Middle East & Africa.
The AD Connect HR Leaders Sessions are aimed to be conducted on a quarterly basis in Abu Dhabi. They provide a framework for relevant and healthy debate, which promotes learning and sharing of knowledge on theory and practical examples facing the modern HR Leader. This intelligence and exchange of ideas is crucial in today’s fast-moving and ever-changing market conditions.