Dr. Zahir Uddin, Head, Targeted Leadership Development Programs Group, Leadership Development Centre, Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco is a fully-integrated global petroleum enterprise with a workforce of over 58,000. The company has one of the largest corporate training and professional development programs in the world and it expends significant resources in leadership development. Globalization, increased uses of technology, and dynamic external and internal demands, has led to changes in requirements and expectations for organizational leadership in Saudi Aramco. These changes have sparked a renewed interest in leadership development programs in the company, which have now become an increasing priority in helping shape the leaders of today and tomorrow.
This session will provide insights into Saudi Aramco’s experience in transforming its leadership development program. It presents an integrated model and approach for leadership development, that is aligned with the changing business needs. It will highlight the creation of a world class leadership development curriculum and a comprehensive transformation of their learning model which ensures shared accountably at all stages of learning and development. Finally, the session will illustrate the challenges of transformation and the lessons learned.