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Community Lead, Business Engagement - India and South Asia

World Economic Forum
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Community Lead, Business Engagement - India and South Asia
The World Economic Forum - committed to improving the state of the world - is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
The Business Engagement team’s mission is to engage businesses from different regions in Forum initiatives, projects and events, and develop a solid base of members in these regions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Business development
Act as the primary person to develop and manage trusted relationships between the World Economic Forum and key business leaders in the South Asia region (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal) Build relationships with the Forum’s existing regional/industry business community and shape their yearly engagement in coordination with other Forum teams Develop the Forum’s business community in the assigned region/industry by identifying key potential Partners, understanding their strategic interests and priorities, and shaping compelling value propositions Act as a trusted adviser for Partner companies, guiding them on the Forum’s platform and ensuring that they derive the highest value from their engagement Understand strategic interests of key business leaders and translate them into tailored partnerships and engagement plans, ensuring continuous successful delivery of these plans and maximizing value of engagement Monitor closely and evaluate business developments, media reports and policy changes that impact region/industry business leaders and identify leading-edge, emerging companies and entrepreneurs that can contribute to and engage in the mission of the Forum
Thought leadership
Monitor and identify leading-edge, emerging companies and entrepreneurs that can contribute to and engage in the mission of the World Economic Forum Understand the strategic interests of senior-level executives in these companies and translate these interests into cutting-edge knowledge and activities to develop year-long engagement programmes Consult subject experts to identify the most important business issues and render them into a sustainable value proposition for community building
Qualifications and Skills
Master’s degree in relevant subject (Business, Economics, Engineering, etc.) A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in relevant industries, including business development experience in the South Asia region Fluent English, both verbal and written, and at least one South Asian language Consulting and/or client-facing function with proven strength in business development and account management, interacting with industry leaders at senior executive and C-suite level  Strategic and creative skills in thinking, research, writing and presentation Proficiency in MS Office/Excel/PowerPoint and recent digital platforms Excellent understanding of the current industry landscape, the key drivers changing the sector and their consequences for the future Experience in analyzing complex industry issues using the most relevant business intelligence and in synthesizing appropriate recommendations Experience in preparing strategic marketing plans and value propositions of new products and services for industry leaders Confirmed project management, collaboration and leadership skills Ability to travel internationally up to 25%
If you meet these requirements, please apply online.