Dynamic Leadership For A Dynamic Region by Richard Howard
The development of the Asia-Pacific region has increased so rapidly that a major business challenge is to ensure that the leadership keeps pace. With all major business players competing for a position, companies stand to lose out if their leadership cannot match the dynamism which has come to define the region.

The challenge of managing businesses across different cultural platforms, the ability to understand and quickly adjust to rapidly changing business environments and identifying and developing promising talents are important ingredients to create a winning business environment in today’s context. And what attributes should leaders possess in order to thrive in this dynamic and fast growing region?

A dynamic region demands a winning leadership culture. Richard A. Howard, President & CEO of Daimler Financial Services Africa & Asia Pacific and Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services AG, will speak about creating a winning leadership culture. Musim Mas Professor of Sustainability Kenneth R. Richards will be the moderator for the session.

Richard Howard is currently the President & CEO of Daimler Financial Services Africa & Asia Pacific and he sits on the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services AG responsible for the Africa & Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore.

Mr Howard has over 20 years of experience with Daimler starting with Mercedes-Benz Finance (UK) Ltd in 1993. He swiftly progressed from International Project Manager and subsequently General Manager Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Finance (UK), to become Executive Chairman of Mercedes-Benz Finance (Pty) in South Africa by 1998. Thereafter, he became Managing Director at Chrysler Financial in Canada and later moved to the US to take on the role of Vice President of Daimler Truck Financial overseeing the US and Latin American markets in 2007.

Richard Howard obtained his MBA (with distinction) from Aston University, UK, and has a BA (Honors) in Business Studies from the University of Central England, UK.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Jacqueline See from the Dean’s Office (Strategic Management) at jacquelinesee@nus.edu.sg or 6516 6687.