"The leaders who catch my attention are those who form points of view, can effectively communicate those views and then put them into practice."
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"I worry enormously about skills. Statistics from the UK and US on the number of kids studying science, technology, engineering and maths show that we’re not actually creating enough people with the necessary skills today to fuel the industry in the future."
CEO, National Grid Group plc, UK
"In an interconnected world you are exposed to a greater number of vulnerabilities and externalities. So, whether disruptions occur as a result of geopolitical, climate, or economic conditions, the consequences can ripple through the system and there’s no place to hide."
Chief Executive Officer of GroupM Entertainment Global
"Given that the global economy and the global pace of life are getting faster in all aspects, one needs to become more agile and efficient about everything - including running a company."
President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrivärden AB
"We try to make sure that we have flexibility such that we can easily change the emphasis of our business to go after those markets where the growth is."
President and Chief Executive Officer, Outotec Oyj
"We get a license to operate not just from the regulators but also from civil society. To maximise our presence on the ground, we have to meet the expectations of society as a whole."
Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group
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