Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hay Group to Host Conference on “Leading Transformation” in Shanghai, November 27-28

Ram Charan, Ma Xu Lun, Song Lin among plenary speakers

SHANGHAI - Tuesday, September 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stephen Kaye, president and CEO of Hay Group, the global management consultancy, announced today that the firm will be hosting its International Conference on 27 and 28 November 2013 at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai.

The conference theme. The theme of this year’s conference is “Leading Transformation.” Intended for senior business leaders, the conference will explore the critical issue of business and organisational transformation, with particular emphasis on leaders and their ability to lead the transformation of organisations, performance and people.

Hay Group believes that truly innovative companies are continually looking to transform and improve their business. These organisations don’t wait for a talent shortage, economic crisis or fall in sales to force changes in their business. Instead they seek to transform the business for future success.

This transformation must be an ongoing, rather than a one-off, business process. The ability to lead impactful business transformation will differentiate the best leaders from the rest.

CEO Stephen Kaye commented, “I believe that the theme of the conference is of particular relevance to business leaders today who are operating in an increasingly globalised world, where volatility is the order of the day. It is hard to find an organisation that isn’t going through some form of transformation to meet changing market needs, and the ability to successfully manage this process is crucial for organisations to both survive and succeed.”

Indeed, Hay Group knows that the best companies are constantly in a state of transformation and leaders should not be waiting for an external or internal crisis to undertake transformation. The best leaders are always planning for and thinking about transformation. Increasingly, the most effective leaders are anticipating future market and customer trends, they are proactively adapting to future workforce changes and they take steps well ahead of any financial imperative to affect shifts within their organisation: these leaders have made transformation business as usual. They transform even when there is no “burning platform” to do so. This conference will feature speakers who have pushed the envelopes of their companies’ innovation while maintaining operational excellence.

Wayne Chen, Hay Group’s Managing Director for Northeast Asia, commented, “China and Asia have become a ‘must win battle’ for many ambitious companies in the world. The energy and creativity demonstrated by Asian companies in transforming their businesses and organizations is inspirational to many business leaders.”

The conference location. Shanghai literally means the city by the sea. Shanghai is situated on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean, right in the middle of China's east coastline. It serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, cultural, science and technology centre in East China. Also it is a popular destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of the country.

In addition to its modernisation, the city's multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed Shanghai's culture, making a visitor's stay truly memorable.

The conference’s website is

About Hay Group

Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that works with leaders to transform strategy into reality. We develop talent, organize people to be more effective and motivate them to perform at their best. Our focus is on making change happen and helping people and organizations realize their potential.

We have more than 2,600 employees working in 87 offices in 48 countries. Our clients come from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, across every major industry and represent diverse business challenges. For over 60 years, we have been renowned for the quality of our research and the intellectual rigor of our work. We transform research into actionable insights. We give our clients breakthrough perspectives on their organization and we do it in the most efficient way to achieve the desired results. Find out more at

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Plenary speakers    

Mr. Robin Bew
Chief Economist
Economist Intelligence Unit

Mr. Song Lin         


China Resources Company (Holdings) Ltd.

Mr. Ram Charan         

Business Advisor and Author         

Mr. Zhou Yun Jie         

Rotating President         

Haier Group

Dr. Richard E. Boyatzis         

Author and Professor

Mr. Ma Xu Lun
China Eastern Airlines Corporation, Limited

Mr.Yoshimasa Takao         

Executive Vice President         

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd

Concurrent session speakers
Mr. Emirsyah Satar
President and CEO         

Garuda Indonesia

Mr. Siva Subramanian         


Mr. Barry Irvin         

Executive Chairman         

Bega Cheese

Mr. Nishant Arya         

Ms. Esha Arya

Executive Director
JBM Group

Mr. Robert Brunck         

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Greg Solomon
Managing Director         

McDonald’s South Africa

Ms. Karen Lynas
Deputy Managing Director         

NHS Leadership Academy

Hay Group
Mitch Kent, 215-861-2315


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