Global Insider Interview Series

Conversations with diverse leaders from around the globe

Each month, Martin Global Leaders interviews top executives from diverse backgrounds across industries and regions to illuminate how culture informs leadership philosophy and practices in today’s global business environment.

To find out more about the Martin Global Leaders’ GLOBAL INSIDER INTERVIEWS, or to discover the details of our GLOBAL ACCELERATOR executive development program for global leaders, please contact Craig Martin or David Howells We would be delighted to speak with you.

Agata Mitchell on Driving Success in Global Markets

Agata MitchellAgata Mitchell – International Food Industry Sales Leader, Chicago
You have to ask “why” a million times – to understand what aspects of consumer preferences are rooted deeply in history and culture.” 

>> DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (PDF) – Global Insider – Driving Success in Global Markets

Aziz El-Azarifi on Suspending Judgment

Aziz El-AzarifiAziz El‐Azarifi – Managing Director Middle‐East, Africa & Turkey at General Mills Inc., Dubai
…it’s essential to suspend judgment and to keep your own baggage carefully stowed away…

>>DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (PDF): Global Insider- The Importance of Suspending Judgment

Peggy Fang Roe on Immersing Yourself in the Local Market

Peggy Fang RoePeggy Fang Roe – Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, Hong Kong
It’s important to take time and immerse yourself in each culture.  You have to push yourself to learn what’s really happening on the ground. You have to ask a lot of questions and dig really deep.

>>DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (PDF): Global Insider – The power of immersing yourself in the local market

Paras Sidapara on Learning What Makes People Tick

Paras SidaparaParas Sidapara – Global Head of Managed Services, Financial & Risk – Thomson Reuters, London
…you can be empathetic without being influential – but the reverse is rarely true.…

>>DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (PDF): Global Insider- Learning What Makes People Tick

Stefan Rotter on “Seizing the Day” In Global Careers

Stefan RotterStefan Rotter – Global Marketing Director BASF Ultrason, Shanghai
…we should all seize the opportunities we are given rather than waiting for perfectly planned career steps…

>>DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (PDF): Global Insider- “Seize the Day”

Note To Readers: Our interviews for the Global Insider series offer personal insights from widely experienced people on the issues that have impacted them. They do not necessarily represent the views and policies of their current organization nor those in which they have worked.

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