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C-19 Innovation and Leadership Webinar Series: Social Innovation and Leadership

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:00
OUBS Events Team

The Open University Business School (OUBS) has partnered with The Whole Thing Group to bring you a series of panel discussions with a select group of leading, international board level executive leaders that are faced with steering their business through the C-19 pandemic.

This is a unique opportunity for you to hear the experiences and lessons learnt by expert leaders and directors of change. Each panel will discuss one of our four business critical themes affected by this crisis: Business; Communication; Finance and Social innovation and leadership.

This webinar series will be broadcast live at the following UK times and dates:

  • 9am - 10am Wed, 3 June 2020 – Business Innovation and Leadership
  • 9am -10am Wed, 17 June 2020 – Communication Innovation and Leadership
  • 9am -10am Wed, 1 July 2020 – Finance Innovation and Leadership
  • 9am -10am Wed, 15 July 2020 – Social Innovation and Leadership

Each session will run for up to 1 hour with a Q&A session at the end.

Co-hosted by

Professor J. George Frynas

Professor of Strategic Management at OUBS. George has been published extensively on topics in CSR, strategic management and international business, and is author and co-author of 4 books and over 40 academic articles. He is the Communications Associate Editor of the prestigious British Journal of Management and the International Journal of Management Reviews.

Simon Wallace

Simon is the founder and managing director of The Whole Thing Group and passionate about performance improvement. An MBA graduate of The Open University, he is a creative entrepreneur and trusted advisor to some great companies that are achieving great things.

Webinar 4 - Social Innovation and Leadership, 15 July 2020

Guest Panellists

David Frost

David is Group Organisational Development Director at Total Produce Plc, a global €6 billion fresh food business, where he is responsible for global people strategy, organisation design, succession planning and talent development. Significant experience across automotive, food and beverage, logistics and FMCG sector previously holding executive and board-level HR roles in international businesses such as Carlsberg and Norbert Dentressangle (now XPO Logistics). David is passionate about building highly-engaged organisations; a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Tamara Egbedi

Tamara is CEO & Co-Founder at PachaMama Foods an African Foodtech start-up & social enterprise committed in providing healthy, tasty and affordable food locally sourced and produced with the highest international quality standards – currently feeds over 200,000 pupils in Plateau state as part of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). Tamara is a lawyer with vast international experience in the oil and gas industry, commercial and corporate law, compliance, dispute resolution, and maritime gained working for companies such as Chevron Nigeria Ltd, AELEX, Subsea 7 and Spectrum Geo Ltd in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific. Tamara actively promote diversity at board level and recently acts as a trustee for a non-profit organisation (Perceval & Knights Foundation).

Emma Seymour (FCIPD)

Emma is VP Worker Welfare at Expo 2020 Dubai and provides strategic leadership for Real Estate & Delivery and directs the Worker Welfare Team to protect and preserve the health, safety, welfare, security and dignity of those working to build the Expo 2020 site. She has more that 17 years of experience in Human Resources in hospitality, facilities management and construction industries in the UK and the Middle East and North Africa regions. She is deeply passionate about employee welfare, engagement and sustainability – having originated a number of initiatives to improve the wellbeing of employees in large organisations, including fast track leadership development programmes, learning and development initiatives and employee recognition schemes. Emma is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development

Register for this webinar by visiting the registration page hosted by The Whole Thing Group. Please note that clicking the button will open their website in a new window.

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Please note: All of the webinars listed above will be recorded and made available to view after the event on our YouTube playlist.


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