Feb. 22, 2016
Dr. Christa Uehlinger, Member of the IRCI Global Advisory Panel, holds a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich. She is a skills developer and intercultural advisor who has worked for over ten years in international business as a manager and also as a consultant for global organizations and companies.
Today she runs her own company christa uehlinger linking people (www.linkingpeople.ch) and works internationally with leading companies from different industries as well as municipal employees, nurses, teachers and multicultural teams supporting them to discover the beauty and strengths of cultures, to share the sensation of being different and thus to make cooperation more effective, in part through her encouragement of "lateral thinking."
Recently, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a summit in Gurgaon bringing together senior executives from leading organizations of the Asia Pacific region to explore what organizations and leaders can do to prepare their companies for the future. Many of the themes that emerged are timeless; others are specific to the modern age and the opportunities and challenges of the digital era.
Porthip Nat Viphatanaporn joined Grundfos in 1993, soon after the company launched operations in Thailand. After working in a supportive capacity alongside five country managing directors in not so many years, she took a shot at the top post herself and proved her worth in a traditionally male-dominated industry, delivering growth and stability for the next 25 years.
This is the stark choice facing business in the digital age and, says David Haley, Senior Vice President of Atos, complete transformation is the answer.