Asia’s most influential political leader and Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to address Arab diaspora on leadership qualities at Abu Dh

Published September 17th, 2006 - 11:48 GMT

Often credited as the architect of Singapore's present, Lee Kuan Yew, one of Asia’s most influential political leaders will be in Abu Dhabi to share his leadership experiences with business and political figure heads from the region at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit. The summit is scheduled for the 21st of November 2006 at the exclusive Emirates Palace.

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore's first-ever prime minister and long-time government head who guided the country from being a developing country to one of the most developed nations in the world during his three decades in office from 1959 to 1990.  He currently advises the Government of Singapore in his capacity as Minister Mentor.

Lee Kuan Yew will draw his experiences on Global Leadership at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit. He will deliberate on the qualities of leadership as he himself perceived them from his illustrious career and wide interaction with global leaders in his lifetime. “A successful leader is someone who can communicate with the people and identify with their aspirations. He should also be trustworthy and demonstrate a track record of good judgment.” feels Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

“We are happy to have Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew participate in the summit. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew is a world-class example of a person who has achieved economic growth while retaining stability and control through leadership.  It is a formula that we are confident all delegated will benefit from. He is an outstanding public figure and an inspiration to many. At the Q & A session, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew will offer insights on the virtues required of global leaders and how leadership can be nurtured and developed.” Said Mohammed Shareef Abdul Raheem, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Global Events – organizers of the Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit.

The Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit brings some of the world’s most influential minds and global ambassadors, all live and in person on one platform. This forum has emerged as one of the World’s largest annual leadership forums, attracting more than 1300 like minded, successful business and political delegates from across the region last year.

This year the list of the distinguished speakers include The Hon. George Bush Sr., the 41st President of the United States, H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first-ever Prime Minister and current Minister Mentor, H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy apart form Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany.

The main aim of the summit is to empower delegates with knowledge from the experiences of some of the world’s most powerful leaders apart from enhancing leadership development skills, competitive business development, management tactics, networking, relationship building among others.


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