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Metin Mitchell - Managing Partner

Saudi


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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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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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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Three successful workplace strategies for Saudi women
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:58

Three successful workplace strategies for Saudi women

Written by Metin Mitchell

In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg talks about how women are often held back in the workplace. Ms Sandberg’s words come from her experience in the USA, but they are just as applicable in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Leading Saudi women – pioneering Dr Amal Fatani shares her career and insights
Monday, 25 September 2017 13:03

Leading Saudi women – pioneering Dr Amal Fatani shares her career and insights

Written by Metin Mitchell

Over recent months I have been honoured to interview leading Saudi women for our report, Roads to the Top for Saudi Women. 

There were so many insights from these inspirational women, I am delighted that Dr Amal Fatani has allowed us to share wider views from her interview than we could include in the report.

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Women are Saudi’s secret weapon
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:08

Women are Saudi’s secret weapon

Written by Metin Mitchell

Metin Mitchell interview with Dubai Eye on Roads to the Top for Saudi Women

Metin Mitchell was interviewed by Dubai Eye radio last month, about the role of women for the future of the Gulf region.

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Have we reached the end of the road for ex-patriates in the GCC?
Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:18

Have we reached the end of the road for ex-patriates in the GCC?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I am frequently asked this question, is it the end of the road for ex-patriates in the GCC?

Given what is being written about ex-patriates and the economies of the GCC at the moment it is an entirely legitimate question – these articles by Simeon Kerr of the FT and Sarah Townsend of Arabian Business give a good overview of the issues. But the answer is not straightforward.

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Can Saudi talent deliver Vision 2030 and what is the impact on Gulf expats? Dubai Eye interview
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:44

Can Saudi talent deliver Vision 2030 and what is the impact on Gulf expats? Dubai Eye interview

Written by Metin Mitchell

 I had the pleasure of appearing on the Business Breakfast Show on Dubai Eye discussing the key findings in our report, What Makes An Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive. Presenter Brandy Scott invited me to discuss  what skills will be needed to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 and what impact that would have on skills around the Gulf.

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What are the challenges for future Saudi Chief Executives?
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:56

What are the challenges for future Saudi Chief Executives?

Written by Ihsan Bafakih

Guest blog by Mr Ihsan Bafakih, CEO, MASIC

What skills will the new generation of Saudi chief executives need?  This was the question posed to me by Mr Metin Mitchell when he asked for my views on What makes an Outstanding Saudi Chief Executive? (you can download the full report here).

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Are Saudi leaders born or made?
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:27

Are Saudi leaders born or made?

Written by Metin Mitchell

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I have had the privilege of interviewing a number of Saudi chief executives to ask for their views on ‘What makes an outstanding Saudi chief executive?

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What skills will outstanding Saudi chief executives need for Vision 2030?
Thursday, 06 October 2016 14:40

What skills will outstanding Saudi chief executives need for Vision 2030?

Written by Metin Mitchell

Last month I wrote a blog on Will Saudi’s chairmen of 2030 need to look different from today? I have had a number of comments and discussions on this, both when I have been in the Kingdom and also online – and one comment in particular got me thinking.

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