In conversation with Louai Al Roumani: how to be a resilient leader in times of crisis
Charlotte Street Partners Event
Date: Thursday 11 June 2020
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Last month his remarkable book, Lessons from a Warzone, was chosen by the Financial Times as one of its books of the week. It was described as "a compelling guide for leaders grappling with the pandemic".
Louai, who now works for UNICEF UK, was part of the management team of one of the largest banks in Syria when conflict broke out in 2011.
Over the next few years, he found himself navigating an almost impossible crisis in one of the most horrendous wars in modern times. Many of the bank's branches were destroyed by jihadists, mortar bombs rained down on Louai and his colleagues regularly and he was under constant threat of kidnapping. The currency lost five times its value and the default rate on loans skyrocketed by twenty times, but in spite of all that, the bank thrived.
We hope you can join us as Louai shares his experiences and some of the business lessons he learned in times of crisis with powerful visuals and images from the war-battered streets of Syria, as well as his new life in the UK.
This event is reserved for clients and friends of Charlotte Street Partners.
While we do not usually charge for our events, and Louai is kindly giving of his time for free, we are asking guests on this occasion to please donate £10 to UNICEF, to help fund its vital work during the current global pandemic. You can donate here.
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