Energy leaders of today prepare RGU’s leaders of tomorrow

Industry leaders and over 140 students from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) full-time, part-time and Distance Learning cohorts for both the MBA and MBA Oil & Gas Management degrees came together to embrace leadership, at a week long event.

Leadership Week 1RGU hosted its annual leadership event last week to bring together MBA students and a number of speakers from academia and industry. The event saw RGU students from over 50 countries, some of which had travelled from as far as Japan and Colombia, participate in academic and practical workshops, team-building exercises and leadership simulation games. Each session explored a different aspect of leadership in two main streams - Energy and Enterprise/Entrepreneurship.

Over the course of the week, industry leaders imparted their wisdom on students. Guest speakers included Paul De Leeuw, Strategy Director at Centrica; Neil Poxon, Managing Director at ITF; Melissa Stark, Clean Energy Lead at Accenture; Leo Koot, Managing Director Taqa Bratani; Fraser Moonie, Managing Director at Bibby Offshore and Dave Workman Chief Operating Officer at Stork Technical Services.

Leadership Week 2The purpose of the week was amplified at the Energy Evening, where successful leaders from the energy sector Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of Wood Group and Jim Milne Chairman and Managing Director of Balmoral Group were key speakers.

Allan Scott, MBA director, said: “Leadership week is designed to bring together RGU’s MBA students and immerse them in the fundamentals of leadership and the challenges that leaders face. The energy evening showcases leadership in the perspective of the Energy Industry and identifies the success factors of the leaders of today.”


Photo Credit: Mike Dunbar

Issued By:

Katie Begg
Communications Officer | Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
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