26 November 2019, Singapore – Professor Sattar Bawany is a seasoned executive coach, global
leadership development practitioner and author of a powerful new book for the transformation of
digital-driven future business leaders. Further building on his already impressive range of accomplishments, Prof Sattar Bawany, CEO of the Centre of Executive Education (CEE), has written and published the book Transforming the Next
Generation of Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital-Driven Era of the Fourth
Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).
With its unique framework that enables organizations to develop their high-potential executives, managers and even individual contributors, Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders has been endorsed by global thought leaders, including Dr Marshall Goldsmith.
The acclaim has focused on Prof Bawany’s insightful approaches to nurturing a crop of leaders who
can successfully navigate the digital and highly disruptive business environment. The strategies
recommended in the book have been tested during his extensive hands-on experience as an executive
coach to CEOs and C-suite leaders.
Prof Bawany draws from a deep pool of expertise spanning 30 years in international business
management, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development
and training with leading global management consulting firms including Mercer HR Consulting, Hay
Group and DBM.
He is currently serving as a member of the Advisory Panel of China-ASEAN Business Alliance
In the past two decades, he has taught international business strategies and human resources courses in
various leading universities. He is presently an adjunct professor of leadership and until recently
serves as a member of the advisory board of Curtin Graduate School of Business School (CGSB),
Curtin Business School (CBS) of Curtin University, Western Australia, and concurrently an adjunct
professor of strategy with Paris Graduate School of Management (PGSM).
Prof Bawany also puts his advice to practice, guiding the executives and affiliate partners of his
company, CEE, which is an award-winning and premier network for established human resource
management and executive development consulting firms globally. Under his leadership, the company
has forged global strategic partnerships with Executive Development Associates (EDA), International
Professional Managers Association (IPMA), Action Management Associates Inc. (AMAI), as well as a
network of affiliate partners across Asia Pacific region.
CEE’s strength lies in its close collaboration with consulting clients, which allows the latter to adapt
various contemporary organizational development approaches to suit their very specific business
situations in meeting the organizational and leadership challenges in today’s highly disruptive and
CEE programmes focus on experiential and action-based learning design, which have resulted in
strong and immediate results since participants can apply what they learn directly to their actual work
According to Prof Bawany, he is driven by an intense passion to create working environments where
employees are valued and emotionally engaged in the business, having spent years solving challenges
in public and private organizations regionally and internationally.
He said the key is to begin the journey with the “end” in mind, then aligning people and culture to
reach that shared goal, led by capable executives who are not afraid to drive transformational change.
The Singapore Business Review Management Excellence Awards was held on 26 November 2019 at
the Conrad Centennial Singapore. Some of the previous winners include OCBC Bank, BreadTalk
Group, AIA and Great Eastern Life Assurance.
The 2019 winners were judged by a panel consisting of Henry Tan, Managing Director at NEXIA TS;
David Chew, Executive Director, Risk Advisory at Deloitte Southeast Asia; Lim Wei Wei, Partner and
Practice Leader, Governance and Risk at Baker Tilly TFW; Yang Eu Jin, Partner and Co-Head of
Capital Markets Practice at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP; and Pardeep Singh Khosa, Director at
Davinder Singh Chambers LLC
If you would like to join the 2020 awards and be awarded as one of the most outstanding management
executives of Singapore, please email Julie Anne Nuñez at firstname.lastname@example.org.