Executive Forum a Resounding Success!

[Amman, Jordan – December 2009]- Under the Patronage of Her Excellency Suhair Al Ali, Minister of Planning, the Leadership Formation held the first ever Executive Forum on Organizational Success and Excellence. The event was held on December 9, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel. The Forum attracted participants from diverse organizations and all sectors. Audience members had the opportunity to learn from leaders of global and regional organizations about best practices and approaches for excellence and growth. Featuring world-renowned leaders in the fields of project management, strategic excellence, leadership, and governance, the single day event provided vital information for corporations, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies facing the challenges of growth, development, and sustainability. Keynote speakers provided professional and personal experiences on topics regarding Organizational Success and Excellence. Speakers included: H.E. Suhair Al-Ali, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation; Mr. Gregory Balestrero, the CEO of the Project Management Institute, a global association with nearly 400,000 members and a similar number of certification holders (PMPs); Ms. Linda Crompton, the CEO of BoardSource, an organization dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional non-profit boards and inspiring board service; Mr. Ricardo Vargas, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute(PMI); Mr. Philip Diab, the CEO of Leadership Formation, a consulting firm that enables organizational success in strategy, alignment, execution, and people. In addition to keynote speakers, thought-providing panel discussions also were conduct, allowing local experts and the audience to dialog on the core topics. Panelists included: H.E. Nadia Al-Saeed, General Manager of Union Bank; Osama Fattaleh, Chief Operations Officer of Aramex; Dr. Amjad Al-Aryan, Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacy 1; Khalil Khouri, Chief Executive Officer of NSCC; Andrew Cobb, Chief Projects Officer of Arab Bank; Haifa Najjar, Superintendent of the Ahliyyah School for Girls and Bishop’s School for Boys and GAM City Council Member; Amal Shabib, Chief Planning & Development Officer of Nuqul Group; Abed Shamlawi, Chief Executive Officer of Int@j. The Forum’s topics were relevant to today’s global business environment and covered four key areas: leadership, corporate governance, execution and strategy. Some of the areas explored included: how leadership differs from management in contributing to organizational success, whether corporate governance be implemented differently based on the profile of the organization, whether corporate culture needs to be adjusted to ensure effective execution and what critical elements are in building a sustainable business model? Mr. Philip Diab, Founder and CEO of the Leadership Formation stated, “Today’s Executive Forum demonstrated the professionalism and vibrancy in Jordan’s executives. Opening dialog on the core pillars of success has begun a conversation that we look forward to facilitating among stakeholders in all sectors of the Jordanian community.”