Global Leader Series featuring Jonas Prising, Chairman and CEO, ManpowerGroup

Jonas Prising, Chairman and CEO, ManpowerGroup and Junie Foo, Head, Corporate Banking, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd and Co-Chair/Co-founder, BoardAgender

Venue : The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Ballroom 1&2 (Lower Lobby)

Date : March 03, 2017

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $40.00

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Is the Future of Work a Man's World?

Helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time and it is likely to have a disproportionate impact on women. Whereas women tend to be concentrated in roles that are highly susceptible to automation, they are currently under-represented in industries anticipating job growth, such as architecture, engineering, computers and mathematics.
  Now is the time for action. At this Global Leader Series, Mr. Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO of ManpowerGroup, will speak on how business leaders can be more responsive and responsible in closing the gender gap at board level and helping women succeed in the changing world of work.

About the Speaker:

Jonas Prising
Chairman & CEO

Jonas Prising was named ManpowerGroup Chairman in December of 2015 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May of 2014. He leads all aspects of ManpowerGroup’s $20 billion business in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Prior to being elected CEO, Prising served as ManpowerGroup President from 2012 to 2014, leading the company’s operations in the Americas and Southern Europe, and overseeing the global Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions businesses. Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has also served as managing director of Manpower Italy; director of Manpower Global Accounts — Europe, Middle East and Africa; President of North America; and President of the Americas.

A recognized expert on the labor market and world of work trends, Prising regularly speaks at conferences and summits globally, and provides commentary on jobs and employment trends for media. He is actively engaged in the World Economic Forum, including as a Steward of the Future of Education, Gender and Work Global System; Co-Chair of the Regional Business Council on Europe and CEO Champion of the Digital Transformation Initiative.

Before joining ManpowerGroup, Prising worked for Electrolux, a Swedish multinational. During his 10-year tenure with Electrolux, he held various international positions within the consumer goods and business-to-business divisions, including regional manager for Asia Pacific, managing director of Sales Companies in France and the United Kingdom, and finally head of Global Sales and Marketing for one of its business-to-business divisions.

Prising is passionate about preparing the workforce of tomorrow. He is Vice Chairman of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide and is a former Chairman of the Board and a current board member of Junior Achievement (JA) USA. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurial leadership, and is a member of the board of directors of Kohl's Corporation.

Prising holds an MBA (equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics and has participated in executive programs at Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford and Yale. He speaks five languages: English, French, German, Swedish and Italian and has lived in nine countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Prising and his family reside in the Milwaukee area.

About the Moderator:

Junie Foo
Head, Corporate Banking,
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd

Junie Foo is the Chair and Co-Founder of BoardAgender, an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO), management committee of the SCWO Service Fund, council member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, member of the governing council of SIM and member of the Diversity Action Committee.

As Head of Corporate Banking Singapore and Head of Global Subsidiary Banking, Junie is also the first non-Japanese, first female Singaporean in management in the Corporate Banking Asia Oceania Division of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.

A champion of women advancing into senior leadership roles, she views a focus on gender diversity within organisations to be both a recipe for business success and a socially responsible measure.

She speaks frequently at business conferences both locally and internationally, which included addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women's Leadership Conference in Peru on Open Business Facilitation for Women.

The seasoned corporate banker has previously held positions at ANZ, Standard Chartered Bank and Citi.

Corporate tables are available at $375 for 10 seats.
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