April 16, 2015
On April 16, Bill Pasmore — senior vice-president and head of the organizational leadership practice at CCL — gave a keynote speech on transformation at the HR Conference of Samruk-Kazyna in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Samruk-Kazyna is the sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan with 90 billion USD of assets under management and employing over 300,000 staff. The fund manages 12 national companies including oil & gas, aviation, post and railway services, utilities, pharma and nuclear energy.
The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazerbayev, has announced in 2013 that the country has the strategic intent to become a top-30 economy in the world by 2050. This resulted in a new strategy for the sovereign wealth fund. A major transformation following this new strategy is currently rolled out at the fund and its subsidiaries.
At the conference Bill Pasmore highlighted the difference between the managerial and human side of transformation. He brought 2 best of class case studies on successful transformations including Wilhelmsen Shipping, then led by CCL’s Chairman Ingar Skaug. He concluded with 10 practical do’s and don’t do’s on transformation.
CCL’s office in Moscow has entered in a strategic partnership with Samruk-Kazyna to develop individual and organizational leadership capability supporting the transformation.
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