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lmran partners with CEOs and Business heads to help them, build human capital as a business differentiator, lead Change management and create Customer Centricity in the group.
Over the last 24 years, lmran has worked with MNCs and Large Local groups in Retail , Manufacturing and Consumer Distribution sectors across GCC, successfully shaping each of the organizations into people centric, high growth , high success organisations.
He has unique a insight of the region's complexities, demands and has a valuable commercial focus .
Change Management , Digital Transformation and Disruption driven Behavioural dynamics are lmran's core areas of Focus. In addition he is passionate about Helping people develop their sense of purpose and potential . Being a certified coach , he has trained and Coached Business Leaders in change Management and Engagement as well as Helped teams achieve Performance Optimization and Process maturity. lmran's strength also lies in a deep understanding cultural diversity & behavior through extensive travels and people interactions.
lmran is a sought after thought Leader and an International speaker. He frequently speaks at various Regional & International conferences and Summits .
He won the Mark Of Excellence for II Best Learning & Development Strategies II in 2018 at HR Summit 2018 Dubai, was cited as 11 100 most influential Global HR professional" in 2016 and was a recipient of II HR Leadership Award 11 2014 awarded by the World HRD congress .
Human Resources Director, Deloitte / Co-Chair, Internal Comms, APAC association of Communications Directors
Rajesh heads the Human Resources function for ING Investment Management India and provides leadership oversight to Communications, Technology and Administration functions. With over 18 years of intense HR leadership experience in managing matrix organizational structures, cross cultural staff and driving innovative best practices in India &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Asia Pacific region, Rajesh is known for his passion for People Engagement. Considered a change agent expert in building organizational themes &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; developing new concepts, Rajesh has already catapulted ING Investment Management in the league of ‘India’s Top 50 Best places To Work’ ranked by Great Place To Work Institute (GPWI) in 2012.
Under his leadership, ING has also received recognition for its Talent Management practices at Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards and also at Asia Pacific HRM Awards held in Singapore and India in 2012. World HRD Congress has bestowed upon Rajesh with a coveted title of ‘HR Professional of the Year’ at Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards held in Singapore in July 2012.
His professional journey spans across domains such as Banking and Financial Services, Informational Technology and ITES, in MNCs such as ANZ Bank, HSBC Group and CMS Computers.
Paul was most recently Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&amp;amp;amp;amp;A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.
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Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.
Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Howard has worked in the world of employee communications for over 25 years.
His career has seen him work in both senior ‘in house’ and consulting / agency roles. Today Howard leads communications and engagement for the Clean Air sector of Johnson Matthey, a role he moved into over three years ago, having more recently worked in senior communication roles at global giants GSK and EY.
Over the past 18 months Howard has provided communications and engagement support to a major transformation of the Clean Air business. This support included creating and executing AirTime, a conversation-based activity that gave employees across the business the opportunity to build their understanding of what the changes meant to them. AirTIme was recognised externally at the Internal Communication Excellence Awards in June 2021 as it was won first prize in the category “Best communication of change or business transformation”.
Howard has long been passionate about the critical importance of listening for communicators, and by definition for the organisation. Together with colleagues Mike Pounsford and Kevin Ruck, Howard has published three reports on Listening in Communications, with the most recent in May 2021 reporting on the completion of a global survey of communicators.
Howard served as President of the UK Chapter of IABC for two years (2018-20). He declared his term as the ‘Year(s) of Listening’. Howard was also Chairman of Wealdstone FC, a semi-professional football club who play at the 5th level of English football for nine years until 2016, and (pandemic allowing) enjoys watching sport, going to the cinema and travel.
Gugu Khazi is an author, career coach, and International speaker on Talent Management, Personal Career Management as well as leadership. She holds a Master’s in Business Management as well as an MSc in Industry, Trade &amp; Development from Milpark Business School and the university of Manchester respectively.
She has over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader in various international businesses such as Kimberly-Clark and The Coca-Cola company in the Europe Middle East and Africa region.
Gugu’s strength is working with businesses in ensuring that they have the right talent at the right time. This she does through connecting Talent strategy to business strategy, Workforce planning, succession planning, leadership development, as well as career management.
It is Gugu’s personal mission to help others use their talents, strengths and passion to build successful and fulfilling careers. This inspired her to write her book Passion To Careers - to share her knowledge with others on how they build successful and fulfilling careers.
Eric is a senior HR VP with an extensive international experience in developing HR into a global function, facilitating organisation transformation, driving sustainable performance, growing a diverse talent pipe-line, building an inclusive culture and coaching executives in line with the business strategy. He has worked in different industries during down-turn and high growth phases i.e. Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and Professional Services. In addition to holding roles in the UK, France and Argentina, he has travelled and worked globally in particular in the emerging markets.
Eric has an executive degree from the Harvard Business School (AMP) in addition to an MBA and an engineer degree. He is a Board member of 2 international HR MBAs. He also does consulting and gives international conferences on leadership in a VUCA world, employer branding, global talent management, diversity, CSR and emerging markets.
Elizabeth Lichten’s career spans a number of heavy-weight industries from Engineering and Energy, to Property and Healthcare. Ambitious, growing and highly technical, these organisations all have specific challenges and targets and she excels at developing tactics for success.
Elizabeth is a practised brand champion, having worked with a number of exciting professional services organisations at times of transformational change.
As Head of Marketing for DTZ UK and then enlarged Cushman &amp;amp;amp;amp; Wakefield London business, Elizabeth’s remit is to plan and execute marketing strategies to promote and differentiate the business through creative innovative solutions.
Sanjoy has over 21 years’ experience of leading internal and change communications for major global companies. Amongst these are Fortune 500 companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, HSBC, Coca-Cola European Partners, Philips Electronics and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Most recently he was Brexit Communications lead for international insurance company Hiscox plc.
Georgia is the Founder and Director of Halston Marketing an agency that specialises in business to business marketing and corporate communications.
Working out of their Leeds office in the UK, Halston Marketing have launched projects
with clients of varying sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500s.
The clientele work within vastly differing industries from pharmaceuticals and industrial coatings to IoT and ecommerce. Georgia also sits on the UK board for the International Association of Business Communicators, runs a technology initiative, RegTech Talks and is the co-founder of the NHS Sustainability Partnerships.
Twitter Handle: @GeorgiaHalston @HalstonMarketin
ebecca is responsible for designing communication channels to reach all 70,000 Co-op colleagues. In her 6 years with the largest co-operative in the UK, she was instrumental in launching Yammer to 17k Co-op colleagues, with an 80% uptake in year one. A Microsoft Office 365 evangelist, she works tirelessly to help the Co-op realise the benefits of the platform.
Previously, Rebecca spent 10 years at first direct (HSBC), managing their internal communications team, liaising with the press, and developing their Twitter and online media newsroom channels, making them the first bank to have either.
I will be travelling from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, so whilst I will endeavour to be there from 9am, I’d love it if my slot could be after lunch in case of any delays. Also, whilst I’ll no doubt have some slides, I’ll likely want to present a live version of Co-op’s Yammer feed, so I’ll need a strong Wi-Fi connection.
Over the past 20 years, Alex has gained extensive management experience in global, multinational, multilingual and start-up environments. He has managed and grow large global teams of sales-minded individuals and have acquired a strong knowledge about today's most relevant online marketing platforms. Originally from Italy, he has been living in Ireland for over 20 years.
Throughout his career, he has worked for large organisations such as Linkedin, Quantcast, Facebook, IBM, Sony-Ericsson and Vodafone and also had the pleasure of creating my own business and dealing with some of the top global organisations from Fortune 500.
Peter Ryding is Founder and CEO of “VIC – Your Virtual Interactive Coach” – combining online learning with A.I. driven online coaching at a fraction of traditional costs. This system has won 4 global awards including the 2020 HR Brilliance in HR award.
He has been an awards judge for 15 years including HR and other sectors.
He is a serial private equity backed turnaround CEO including John Cleese’s Video Arts International and Europe’s biggest coach training business. He has won awards as a venture capitalist, as a trouble-shooter CEO, and as a Master Coach and Mentor to CEOs and HRDs.
He is passionate about promoting the role of HR and HR Directors in business and runs the HRD PathFinder Club to raise the skills, profile and contribution of HRDs in the boardroom.
He is a lifelong champion of learning and was Dean of Europe’s top corporate university and has established many more.
He is an author, a conference chairman and an international keynote speaker on leadership, learning and the secrets of success in business and in life.
Constantin Singureanu is the Founder and Managing Director of Pufferr, one of the most awarded digital growth agencies in 2019/21, with over 40 awards and nominations under their belt.
Constantin is the author of four books, he hold three Master degrees (MBA, MA in Marketing & Innovation, MSc in Data Science), a Diploma in VR and Game Development and he completed the Disruptive Digital Marketing Program at the University of Oxford.
An advocate for anti-racism in business + Managing Director of anti-racism and racial equity advisory firm HR rewired, Shereen is a proactive champion for Black colleagues in the workplace and partners with organisations who are serious about transformational change.
On a global mission to unlock over one million conversations about race by 2025, her story has been featured in Forbes and with over 50,000 followers she’s recognised as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for 2020 and she was voted the winner of HR Most Influential Thinker 2021.
Shereen also hosts Advancing Racial Equity 4.0 (the podcast), is the Founder of Advancing Racial Equity: Moving Beyond The Conversations (the conference) and via HR rewired TV, is a vlogger to the tune of over 200+ videos and 30+ live broadcasts giving advice and insights about the Black experience and what leaders and individuals can do differently to affect change.
We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2022 International Brilliance Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements in the workplace.
All organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations to this International Brilliance Awards: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organisations.
The 2021 Award has attracted nominations from organisations of all types, from different parts of the world. Many of the world’s largest and most famous companies have won International Brilliance Awards. However, some of our winners each year are small and midsize companies that are still growing and building their brands and investing in their people.
In addition to the entry document, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2,000-word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:
Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.
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Judging of entries will be conducted in October by the members of specialized judging committees. Judges are recruited worldwide, based on their industry, function and experience.
Judges will review and rate entries online, at their convenience.
All entries that receive a final average score of at least 70 out of 100 from the judges will be recognised as finalists. The eligible nomination with the highest average score in a category will be designated the Brilliance Award winner, and will receive a Brilliance trophy.
Other eligible nominations with a final average score of at least 80 will be designated as Golden and Silver winners, and will receive framed Certificates.
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