ISSUE #2 - Q2 2014

PARTNERS' TESTIMONY

Nigel CUMBERLAND
Founding Partner - Leadership, Executive & Talent Coach The Silk Road Partnership



"I take Global Leaders to their next levels of Success in my work as one of Asia and the Gulf regions’ leading executive coaches and leadership facilitators. I coach and train leaders to optimise and to enhance their leadership effectiveness, to take on and succeed in more senior roles, to succeed with the new stakeholders, role complexity and expectations and also to work through a range of leadership transitions, including into new geographies and new cultures.


Educated at Cambridge University and a qualified accountant, executive coach and trainer, I have worked with an array of senior leaders from Fortune 500 and other global organisations including the World Bank Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Google, Bureau Veritas, Dubai Government, the UAE’s Al-Futtaim Group and Saudi Arabia’s largest bank, NCB. Previously I had been a regional Finance Director and Managing Director with European multinationals and was based all over the world including in China and Eastern Europe.


I had the great pleasure of working with IAS on a transformation project being run within Saudi Airlines’ finance department and led by a great team from IAS under the leadership on the ground in Jeddah of Ms. Monia Zaki. I created and facilitated a series of key trainings to the Saudi Arabian national carrier’s senior finance professionals and through these workshops I helped them to understand various best practices around how finance departments are organized, aligned and run in today’s global leading airlines. The participants found the workshops very transformational and helpful.


I really value my relationship as a partner of the IAS and my varied experiences combine well with the incredible expertise possessed by the team at IAS. The IAS is one of my most valuable partners and I look forward to further collaborative projects in the months and years to come both in the Middle East as well as further afield."