Tune in every Thursday evening from 8pm and kick-start your weekend with career advice that could give your professional path a much needed boost. Every week, Shane Phillips, a leading executive search consultant, will chat to the regions’ leading CEOs and businessmen, charting their own personal success stories and providing those all-important occupational tips. It’s also a chance to step in to the Career Clinic, with real life case studies and world class management strategies to help combat career crises and to get guidance on how best to rise through the employment ranks. And if you’d like to be involved in the show, then send your questions, queries or very own quest for career contentment to 4001. Alternatively, you can mail email@example.com.
Tune in Thursday evenings from 8pm-10pm.
The show will also be repeated on Saturday mornings from 8am-10am.
“There is no such thing as a career path. There are a series of opportunities and it is how you react to those opportunities that defines whether or not you succeed.”
Simon Cooper, Deputy Chairman & CEO HSBC Middle East
"I believe people should build skills sets that are “spikey” - unique skills and knowledge which can collectively create a mosaic of complementary profiles that deliver real value that people are willing to pay for. This is what transforms you into ‘human capital’, as distinct from a simple ‘human resource’".
Rajeev Kakar, EVP & Regional CEO, CEEMEA Fullerton Financial Holdings (FFH)
"There should be a seamless fit between an executives capabilities and their strategic direction. Too often people are busy chasing opportunities in the market rather than allowing the opportunities which exist inside themselves to grow and blossom, and that is where true value creation lies.”
Cesare Mainardi, Global CEO Booz & Company
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Mona Ataya is the CEO and Founder of mumzworld.com, a shopping site for all things mother, baby and child. Before launching mumzworld, Mona’s career track-record boasts a wealth of international experience building and shaping global brands.
Mona started her career at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati in the USA. She was 20 years old at the time and had just graduated with a dual honours degree in marketing and finance. At Procter & Gamble, Mona spent five years working on leading brands in P&G’s soap sector.
After Procter & Gamble, Mona moved back to the Middle East to work with Johnson and Johnson MENA. After that she joined Johnson and Johnson Europe, managing a portfolio of leading global brands including Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, or Johnson’s Suncare. Here Mona was a member of the global skincare franchise board.
It was in 2000 that Mona’s entrepreneurial appetite surfaced. She left Johnson and Johnson Europe and joined a start-up team as the VP Marketing and Co-founder of Bayt.com, one of the region´s largest recruitment sites.
After becoming a mother of three boys, and experiencing first-hand the challenges parents face shopping for their children, in 2010 Mona launched her second start-up, e-commerce website Mumzworld.com.
Pradeep Laljaini is the Managing Director and Owner of Consolidated Electrical Factors, which sells electrical and lighting goods produced in Europe, Malaysia, India and China in the Middle East and Africa region.
Pradeep studied engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani in India. He also got a Masters in Physics from that institution. While studying, he has been receiving the prestigious National Science Talent Scholarship from the government of India.
Pradeep started his carrier with Larsen and Toubro in Mumbai, an engineering goods manufacturer, as a graduate engineer trainee. From Mumbai he came to the Gulf Region in 1982 to work for one and half years in Qatar. He then moved to the UAE in 1984 and worked with various multinational companies such as Delta Switchgear and climbed the corporate ladder to become the Regional Manager of ABB, one of the world´s top power and automation technologies companies.
In 1998, Pradeep started his own business, remaining in the same industry, and founded Consolidated Electrical Factors.
Pradeep Laljaini is married and has two kids. In his free time, he plays Badminton and writes poetry - he even has a book published. Pradeep is also an actor on several Indian TV programs and is featured in a Bollywood movie.
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