What is EdaraLab Principles?

How CEOs Manage Their Time is one of the most successful features published in Harvard Business Review. It’s already one of the most read pieces on HBR globally, and it was written by the management luminaries: Michael Porter and Nitin Nohria. The audience will be comprised of CEOs, soon to be CEOs and other C-Suite members from the UAE and GCC. The event will include the presentation of the findings of the feature, along with a discussion with some of the top CEOs in the region on their methods and solutions that help them manage their time.

Who`s Speaking?

(in Alphabetical order)

Why you should attend?

150+ CEOs, C level managers, and Senior Managers in both private and governmental sectors to read the findings of the article based on the 12 year study, and discuss perspectives of some of the region’s top CEOs.


October 17, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 Opening and welcome
Hamoud AlMahmoud
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review Arabia
9:05 - 10:15 How CEOs Manage Their Time - Live presentation of the findings of the study
Dr. Rassel Kassem

Business Management Expert and Author
10:15 - 10:40 Q&A about the findings
Discussion with the Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Alessandro Lanteri, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Abu Dhabi University
10:40 - 11:00 Break & Networking
11:00 - 11:15 "Myths of Time Management"
CEOs approach their role differently and their tradeoffs depend on variables that range from the technology tools they use to their personality and lifestyle. So is it really worthwhile to measure and benchmark CEO time?

How I do it, by Jassim Alseddiqi, CEO, ADFG
11:15 - 12:00 Panel - A perspective from the region
Lama AlFozan - Moderator
Key Advisory Manager, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

Dr. Mishal AlKasimi
CEO, Capital Health- Health Shield Medical Center and Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital

Rayan Qutub
CEO, King Abdullah Port

Riad Bsaibes
CEO, Amana Investments LLC
12:00 - 12:15 Perspective of a Nonprofit Organization CEO
Discussion with the Editor-in-Chief

Maysa Jalbout
CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
12:15 - 12:30 How do government CEO manage their time
Discussion with the Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Khaled A. Mahdi
General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development - Kuwait
12:30 - 12:40 Closing Remarks
12:40 - 1:30 Lunch, Prayer Break, and Event Closing


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