Some leading Chittagong based companies and the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) launched the first ever CEO leadership workshop "Leading Companies To Global Growth" on May 31, 2014 at the exclusive Chittagong Boat Club. The workshop aimed to promote corporate leadership to company executives, as management is becoming highly spread and specialized and the country is slowly integrating with the global business and financial system.
Corporate facilitators from GBSN member school IMD in Switzerland, Charles Danaraj, Leif Sjoblom and Pasha Mahmood, led 40 CEOs and Directors from companies like AKK, BSRM, Baizid Steel, CCCI, CEAT Coats, HRC Group, Pedrollo Group, PKSE Unilever and Western Marine Shipyard to strategize transformational leadership in their organizations.
Focusing on two-powerful strategic questions, "what will it take to double your company's revenue in 3 years?" and "what management development programs will help accomplish this goal," the facilitators challenged CEOs through interactive action learning and breakout sessions to innovate bolder strategies and debunk accepted constraints to their global growth.
"While companies possess adequate management knowledge and management application, the most critical element of leadership remains acutely absent in the companies," said Mr. Kamran Bakar, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Bangladesh.
Managing director, AKK Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan said, "the key challenge to Bangladesh's corporate leadership development may be addressed through industry collaboration with the premier international management institutes such as INSEAD, MIT Sloan School of Management, Asian Institute of Management, National University of Singapore, Columbia University."
IMD, which worked as the facilitator of the workshop, is considered the premier business management institute around the world, and is ranked as number one in the corporate leadership development in Europe and Asia, along with Forbes, Financial Times and Bloomberg.
This is the first such event in an ongoing series of CEO leadership workshops, focusing on strategic leadership, innovation, high performance growth and sustainability, jointly organized by the Chittagong based companies.