Spotlight on leadership and cybersecurity in changing times

Metin Mitchell, Managing Partner, and guest contributors

Insights


How to mitigate the risks of cyber security through contingency planning
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:11

How to mitigate the risks of cyber security through contingency planning

Written by Angelos Christidis

Cyber security has become one of the hottest topics for leadership teams – both in terms of the risks from breaches and the skills needed to manage and address cyber security, which few leaders have. Rumi Contractor, in his blog Cyber Security – getting it right in the boardroom sets out the issues that boardrooms face. As we start the New Year, I want to help executives understand how they can mitigate against threats that put their company assets at risk.

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Mothers in Saudi Arabia – role models in the home and in society
Monday, 18 December 2017 13:59

Mothers in Saudi Arabia – role models in the home and in society

Written by Metin Mitchell

More women than ever before are starting careers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, helped by the Vision 2030 goals and government policies such as Saudization.

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Top 10 emerging cyber security risks facing businesses
Monday, 11 December 2017 14:14

Top 10 emerging cyber security risks facing businesses

Written by Rumi Contractor

Rumi Contractor recently spoke to Metin Mitchell about cyber security in the boardroom and as a follow up, has written this guest blog on the biggest cyber security risks facing businesses.

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Cyber security – getting it right in the boardroom
Monday, 04 December 2017 11:50

Cyber security – getting it right in the boardroom

Written by Rumi Contractor

Rumi Contractor is President & COO @ Quinnox Inc., a technology-driven services organization for businesses. Here Metin Mitchell interviews the former CIO and Group General Manager for HSBC  on the security risks facing corporates and how boards, in particular, should respond.

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What talent is needed for the next ten years?
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:59

What talent is needed for the next ten years?

Written by Metin Mitchell

We have had a busy year helping our clients identify the talent that will be needed to ensure countries and businesses achieve their ambitions in the next decade. What will be different? What will be the challenges? And what are the opportunities for individuals?

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Inspiring Saudi women into leadership roles
Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:11

Inspiring Saudi women into leadership roles

Written by Metin Mitchell

We have recently launched our report, Roads to the Top for Saudi Women, based on interviews with extraordinary Saudi females.

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Re-shaping CFOs for the age of automation
Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:18

Re-shaping CFOs for the age of automation

Written by Metin Mitchell

Could chief financial officers (CFOs) become redundant? That was the question I posed at the CFO Strategies Forum in Dubai last week. And the answer? Well, no-one believes CFOs will be redundant – not yet. But everyone recognises the impact of artificial intelligence on the accounting function and the need for the CFO to develop and change considerably. But how?

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Could CFOs become redundant?
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:26

Could CFOs become redundant?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I am delighted to be speaking at the CFO Strategies Forum in Dubai, on 15/16 November along with 150 invited CEOs, CFOs (chief financial officers) and C-suite executives.

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Creating a male support network for Saudi women
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:33

Creating a male support network for Saudi women

Written by Metin Mitchell

How important are men to the success of women in Saudi?

When I interviewed a number of leading women for our report, Roads to the top for Saudi Women, they all talked in different ways about how their male family members had played an important role in their successes.

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How employers can support Saudi women into senior roles
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:38

How employers can support Saudi women into senior roles

Written by Metin Mitchell

Saudi Vision 2030 commits the Kingdom to increase the number of women in the workforce to 30 per cent.  The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is clear on his goals, saying, “My first objective is for our country to be a pioneering and successful global model of excellence, on all fronts, and I will work…to achieve that.”

How can corporates contribute?

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Improving working life for Saudi women makes economic sense
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:44

Improving working life for Saudi women makes economic sense

Written by Metin Mitchell

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals aim to increase the number of women in the workforce to 30 per cent. All areas of government have been tasked with delivering the strategy, and plans include many ambitious projects such as the scheme to turn a number of Saudi islands into a luxury tourist report.

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Making sense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Monday, 09 October 2017 12:52

Making sense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Written by Metin Mitchell

Women driving, a street party in Riyadh’s main drag Tahlia Street, new forms of taxation and a relentless push towards modernisation and diversification of the economy are leaving external observers of Saudi Arabia as breathless as those trying to make sense of President Trump’s daily flurry of tweets.  

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