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Profile of Prof Sattar Bawany

Professor Sattar Bawany is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Executive Education (CEE Global).

Prof Bawany is concurrently the Strategic Advisor & Member of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) Board of Trustees and Governing Council, the Managing Director and C-Suite Master Executive Coach with Executive Development Associates (EDA) and Master Facilitator with Action Management Associates, Inc. (AMAI).

Prof Bawany was awarded the “2019 Executive of the Year for Human Resources Consulting” at the Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards 2019. Every year Singapore Business Review Magazine identifies and honours the most respected companies and their C-Level executives who lead the way towards transformation of their organization to success. The panel of illustrious judges chooses the very best of the best among Singapore’s CEOs and business leaders to reward and celebrate their leadership and strategic vision across a number of sectors to identify the most successful, innovative and forward-thinking CEOs in business today.

He has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 20 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities.

He is presently the Professor of Practice for Disruptive Leadership at IPE Management School Paris for the MBA in Disruptive Leadership and Digital Transformation Programmes. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Leadership as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Curtin Graduate School of Business School (CGSB), Curtin Business School (CBS) of Curtin University, Western Australia. He was also formerly an Adjunct Professor of Strategy with Paris Graduate School of Management (PGSM).

Prof Bawany is an Adjunct Faculty & Master Facilitator for global leadership development programmes of Harvard Business School Publishing (HSBP) who partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels in global organisations and governments.

Prof Bawany is currently a Member of the Editorial Board of The International Professional and Applied Management Review and The International Journal of Professional Management.

Prof Bawany has assumed various senior management roles including that of Managing Director and Talent Management & Executive Coaching Practice Leader for DBM Asia Pacific.

His extensive talent management consulting engagement experience includes global talent design and implementation for development High Potentials for organisations across various industries. In these projects, he worked closely with executive-level leaders in the development of Competency Frameworks leading to the Competency-based Performance Management, Talent Management and Succession Planning Strategy creating alignment, consistency and a common approach, across the global corporate functions.

He was also the Head & Business Unit Leader of Global Information Services (GIS) with Mercer HR Consulting. Prior to joining Mercer, he was the Head of Hay Learning Services and Senior Consultant of Organisational Effectiveness & Management Development (OEMD) with the Hay Group. He has also assumed senior leadership roles in business development and consulting with the Forum Corporation and Mercuri International with a focus on leadership development, customer service excellence and sales force effectiveness.

Prof Bawany’s passion for people and culture is about creating an environment where employees are valued and emotionally engaged in the business. He has successfully worked with an extensive number of public and private organisations regionally and internationally specialising in people and culture through transformational change, starting with the ‘end’ in mind! He is an experienced facilitator and has spent many years developing leadership capability through the delivery of structured talent management, leadership development programmes including executive coaching.

He is especially skilled at helping executives work through leadership transition issues, whether individually or systemically. As a seasoned coach, he truly cares about others, listens with an open mind, and adds value in unexpected ways. His approach to executive coaching encourages new insights into the key capabilities and unique strengths needed to sustain practical behavioural change over time, resulting in the executive’s enhanced self-awareness, better decision making, and continuous performance improvement.

Prof Bawany is an astute advisor to executives who need to know how they are perceived and want to focus on what is most important in their professional and personal lives. He has coached a range of leaders, from CEOs to senior vice presidents, and high potential managers. His current work in organisations focuses on encouraging individual initiative and leadership from a systemic perspective in order to achieve clearly defined business results. His speciality is effectively linking people processes to business outcomes.

Apart from his executive coaching practice, Prof Bawany is also involved in training aspiring executive coaches and in supporting the professionalization of managerial coaching and a strong desire to see organizations developing performance coaching culture at the workplace. To support this work Prof Bawany has created a dedicated coaching program, Professional Coach Training Program (PCTP), which is an approved certified course by the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA).

He is a Key Note Speaker at international and regional Conferences, Workshops and Seminars on the following themes: Talent Management; Executive Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and Managing Across Generational Gap, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Talent Management & Succession Planning. He is a Contributing Author on the Chapter “Maximising the Potential of Future Leader”  for the Book “Coaching in Asia ”. He has published extensive series of contemporary articles on topics such as Talent Management, Leadership Effectiveness, Strategic HR/OD, Career Management and Executive Coaching in the “The Straits’ Times”, “Singapore Business Review”, “Today’s Manager” and “Human Capital” magazine.

His book on “Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital-Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)” published by Business Expert Press (BEP) LLC, New York in July 2019 and is now available in Paperback and Kindle version on Amazon and leading bookstores globally.

His latest book on “Leadership in Disruptive Times” also published by Business Expert Press (BEP) LLC, New York was published in July 2020. Leadership in Disruptive Times focusses on navigating the organizational challenges following the aftermath of the unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis by providing organizations with the relevant tools, frameworks and best practice approach to develop and map their digital transformation journey in today’s highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) and the digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

Both books have been endorsed by leading global thought leaders and business practitioners including Dr Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There as well Thinkers 50 – #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.

He has also been interviewed in leading international business publication such as International Business Review and Talent Management Excellence as well as regional HR publications such as HRM Asia. Prof Bawany appeared regularly on MediaCorp’s Radio’s 93.8FM Live and Channel NewsAsia as a studio guest.

He is a Graduate of Corporate Coach U and a Licensed Coaching Clinic Facilitator. He is certified in the administration and application of various psychometric instruments and assessments including the Extended DISC® System, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI), Bar-On EQ 360™ and EQ-i™. He is also certified in the administration and application of the Hogan Suite of High Potential Assessments (HPI, HDS and MVPI and Hogan 360) as well as EDA’s Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES) and MRG’s suite of instruments including “Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™” (LEA 360 Assessment tool) and “Strategic Leadership Development”. He is also accredited in the administration and application of the Benchmarks®, Skillscope® Profiling Instruments from Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL).

Prof Bawany is a Fellow of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practising Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and International Association of Coaching (IAC).

He is very well regarded by his clients for his practical “how to” approach and for his ability to communicate with his audiences and to make workplace learning a fun and pleasurable experience. Married with grown 2 children, he believes strongly in work-life balance and is highly dedicated and committed to achieving his goals.