Session on 30 October 2020 15:45 cet - View on timetable
With her 35 years of experience in business, Ümran Beba will talk about the importance of mentoring at every stage of one’s career. As a student getting ready for the first job, during internship to onboarding to your first management role, it is critical. Then you start also mentor people which is a great experience of sharing, learning and adding value to others lives. These days, we are talking about group mentoring/coaching and reverse mentoring to make it even more effective. When you lead leaders, join C-suite, become a CEO, or a board member, you still and even more need the guidance of the people who have been through those ranks and others who can add value in other ways like digital, technology and new ways of working, agile work etc. It is a matter of being open to give and get support to succeed in life and live a legacy.
Ümran Beba is an experienced senior business executive with a general management, talent, and diversity background. Close to 35 years of experience in Consumer Goods Industry where 25 years was with PepsiCo in four different locations namely Istanbul, Hong Kong, Dubai, and New York. She was the Asia Pacific President of PepsiCo following president and general management roles in South East Europe, East Mediterranean/Middle East, and Turkey. She has been in Chief HR Officer and Chief Diversity Officer roles in her career and managed several transformation projects as well as executive recruitment, talent pipeline building, culture shaping, mentoring, coaching, diversity and inclusion agenda setting and execution, and human capital management initiatives.
She has been an independent non-executive board director for Bakkavor Group plc, a publicly traded company in London stock exchange since September 2020 and was an independent non-executive board director for five years (2010-2015) in Japan Calbee Snacks, a public company in Tokyo. She is currently on the board of the International Youth Foundation as a co-vice chair of the board and Neighbors Link as a board member. She is a trustee of the Purchase College Foundation board and has an overseers role at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (USA) . She has been in the Future Council community of World Economic Forum for the last eight years.
Since June 2020, she is a partner at August Leadership which is specialised in retained executive search and consulting. She lives in Connecticut, USA with her family.