The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosted its first Asean Global Leadership Program at its London campus in March. (Photo courtesy of LSE)

First Asean Global Leadership Program at LSE Spotlights Salient Topics

APRIL 16, 2019

Jakarta. For the first time, the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted the Asean Global Leadership Program on its campus in Central London, on March 25 through March 29.

The 35 senior participants from the Asean region spent a week exploring, debating and discussing contemporary strategic management issues, global and regional challenges for their businesses, the digital economy and entrepreneurship, international political economy as well as leadership and the future of work.

The ground-breaking London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) program was designed and delivered by LSE Custom Programs in collaboration with SRW&Co. and led academically by the program directors Professor Michael Cox, director of LSE Ideas, Europe's top university-affiliated think tank, and Professor Saul Estrin of LSE's Department of Management, the number one ranked Management Department in the United Kingdom.

"It has been a privilege to forge such a strong relationship with the regional leaders through the AGLP and SRW&Co., and to see the terrific global teamwork over previous months come to fruition with outcomes that exceeded even our own high expectations," Adam Austerfield, head of global markets at LSE Custom program said in a press release. 

"We were delighted to see, for example, that at the end of the program this high-level group had already decided to continue to remain in close contact, apply the knowledge and experience of the LSE AGLP for both their own business worlds and in turn for the betterment of society through prosperity and growth – one of the founding principles of LSE," he added.  

"The learning journey across disciplines from LSE faculty and additional input from panels of senior practitioners was an excellent construct that paid major dividends for the participants in a way that the LSE and SRW&.Co. are both very proud.  We look forward to remaining in touch and future LSE engagement in the Asean region," Adam emphasized.

Professor Michael Cox, LSE AGLP co-director, said "Being able to put Asean business dynamics and developments in a global context as well as identifying jointly with SRW&Co. the high expectations of the senior group of participants were the challenges that we were looking forward to face throughout the design phase of LSE's first AGLP." 

"Through a collaborative approach, our joint efforts led to a first-rate and highly-customized program delivery that substantially met the program learning objectives and the intended learning outcomes of LSE, SRW&Co. and those of the senior group of the program participants who we were privileged to host in London," Michael added.

Professor Saul Estrin, co-director of the LSE AGLP said he and his team spent a hugely productive and informative time on the design of LSE's first AGLP, incorporating insights from SRW&Co. and striving to address the challenges of the Asean region through the application of LSE´s world-class research and teaching.

"The senior group of highly experienced program participants were exceptionally responsive and engaging, and as such got the most out of this highly-customized program. We look forward to following up with the group, and indeed with the Asean region in general where we recognize that LSE´s approach to education and knowledge fits with a growing demand for high-caliber, global and comparative views on the major challenges facing business today" Saul said.

"We are delighted to host the first AGLP and it was my great pleasure to welcome Daniel Wong and Jolanda Sadrach of SRW&Co. with the program participants to our central London campus. LSE prides itself in world-class research and teaching that has real impact and builds the intellectual and strategic problem-solving abilities that make a difference in the world," Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director, added. 

Daniel Wong, chairman and partner of SRW&Co. stated, furthermore, "The first edition of our AGLP at LSE was a resounding success, based on the very positive feedback from the participants and in our own assessment against other AGLP editions we had conducted since 2009. The LSE AGLP edition sets the benchmark of a world class leadership development program [in terms of quality and standard] for our future editions. We look forward to continuing the good partnership we had forged with LSE in designing and delivering more custom programs for the clients in the Asean region."