A journey illustrating the global reach of Aspen, which has enjoyed phenomenal growth in just under two decades, from a converted house in Durban to a multinational group. Aspen is the largest pharmaceutical company in the southern hemisphere and the ninth-largest generics company in the world.

GUEST SPEAKER: Mr. Samer Kassem
Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Global 

Samer Kassem holds a Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance, an MBA Marketing and CMA, CFM and CBM financial certifications. His experience spans over several different disciplines including Finance, Consulting, brand management, Sales, Mergers and Acquisition and Global strategy. Samer moved from the USA to setup Aspen Global in Mauritius in 2008 and currently he is the Chief Executive Officer. Aspen Global runs the global pharmaceutical business for the Aspen Group with sales in more than 150 countries. Samer will also share the role of the Mauritius office in achieving this success.

PLUS: How to Achieve Success through your people in a constantly changing and developing economy like Mauritius

Success comes through people. As Mauritius continues to gear up towards an innovative and service driven economy,  focus on people will be essential.  If you understand what motivates, challenges and influences your people’s decisions, you have at your command the most powerful tool to get them to achieve extraordinary results in extraordinary times.

Ms Hannelie Strydom, Director, Gemini Consulting
Hannelie is a registered Psychometrist and holds a B Com Honns Degree in Industrial Psychology. She has spent the greater part of her 16 year career in setting up world class Human Resource Teams in multinational organisations, including Aspen Global. She has extensive experience in both the training and development and human resource arenas. Her experience includes the design and development of effective human resource teams, processes and training. She has worked on global projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa across different industries. Currently she is the Owner of Gemini Consulting – A HR and Training consultancy based in Port Louis.

Mr Mark Leisegang, Director, Connemara SA
Mark is an Executive Director at Connemara Consulting (Pty) Ltd – an African leadership, management and skills consultancy – whose portfolio specifically looks to drive the expansion of the Insights Learning and Development Solutions in Africa. Mark holds a BCOM Degree in Financial Management  and has worked across many sectors in his 17 year career, including banking, tourism, mining, retail and learning and development. He has spent the last six years building the Insights Solution in Africa, to the extent that Insights is now represented in over 10 African countries through various partnership arrangements. He has worked with several executive teams to formulate well rounded strategies that ensure effective realisation of goals, optimal levels of communication and sustainability.

WHEN:            Wednesday 12th August 2015, 08.30 – 10.30 am
WHERE:          Le Sirius Room, Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Port Louis
RSVP:               Jacinda Redman on  /+230 269 4400