How to Become a Whole Leader in the Future of Work

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Mon, Sep 26, 2022

1 PM – 2 PM (GMT+2)

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Abdul Latif Jameel Hall - P087

AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt


This Willard W. Brown International Business Leadership Seminar will feature Jon Foster-Pedley, dean and director, Henley Business School Africa, and chair for the Association of African Business Schools, who will discuss leadership and the future of work. The session will be moderated by Samer Atallah, associate professor of economics and associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research, AUC School of Business.


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Jon Foster-Pedley

dean and director

Henley Business School Africa

Jon Foster-Pedley, dean and director, Henley Business School Africa, and chair for the Association of African Business Schools.

Jon is an innovative businessperson, academic and expert in curriculum design who has built and directs the only quadruple-internationally-accredited business school in Africa, Henley Africa.

Dean and director Jonathan Foster-Pedley has worked in six continents and has over forty years of international working experience. He is a former airline pilot and senior executive in the

European aerospace industry. He has been an academic or leader in business schools, specializing in strategy and learning, for nearly thirty years. He has guided and facilitated international and local multicultural sales, marketing and management teams. 

He is also a consultant, coach (working as a visiting professor in strategy, creativity and innovation), and a writer and speaker. He’s the former vice chair for the South Africa Business Schools Association. He is currently the chair for the Association of African Business Schools and of the British Chamber of Business for Southern Africa.

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Samer Atallah

Associate Professor and Associate Dean - AUC School of Business

The American University in Cairo

Samer Atallah has been an associate professor of economics at the School of Business at The American University in Cairo since 2011. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at Stanford University in 2016 and a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago Center in Paris during Winter 2014. His research interests are in political economy and development economics. His research also covers game theory applications on the political economy of democratization and quantitative analysis of election results. His research is published in the European Journal of Political Economy, International Journal of Economic Theory and the Theoretical Economic Letters. His research work in development economics covers intergenerational inequality, informality and quantitative analysis of household surveys. He has earned his PhD and MA in economics from McGill University. The title of his PhD thesis is Essays on Resource-Dependent Economies: Political Economy and Strategic Behavior. He also holds a MSc in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum, and a member of the Canadian Economics Association and the Middle East Economic Association.

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