Prof Sattar Bawany is the Chief Executive Officer of the Disruptive Leadership Institute (DLI) and the Centre for Executive Education (CEE).

He is also concurrently the Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific as well as a Certified C-Suite Master Executive Coach (CMEC) & Master Facilitator with Executive Development Associates (EDA) Inc., which is a strategic partner of both CEE and DLI in the Asia Pacific.

Prof Bawany was awarded the “2019 Executive of the Year for Human Resources Consulting” at the Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards 2019.

Over the past 30 years, working with clients globally across various industries, Prof Bawany has delivered coaching engagement as well as developed a series of professional development and initiatives designed to enhance the leaders’ capabilities in leading and engaging a multigenerational and diverse workforce.

In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 20 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives, leadership and organizational behavior; international business strategies, and human resource courses at various leading universities in the Asia Pacific region.

Prof Bawany is presently the “Professor of Practice of Disruptive Leadership ” for the MBA in Disruptive Leadership & Digital Transformation by the “IPE Management School, Paris. ” He was until recently the Adjunct Professor with Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) and a member of the International Advisory Board of Curtin Business School, Curtin University.

He has assumed various senior management roles, including that of Managing Director and Talent Management & Executive Coaching Practice Leader for DBM Asia Pacific. He was also the Global Information Services (GIS) Business Unit Leader with Mercer HR Consulting. Before joining Mercer, he was the Head of Hay Learning Services and Senior Consultant of Organizational Effectiveness & Management Development (OEMD) with Hay Group (now part of Korn Ferry).

Prof Bawany is an accomplished author and has published extensive series of articles on related topics such as Talent Management and Leadership Transition, including a Chapter on “Maximizing the Potential of Future Leader” in the Book “Coaching in Asia: The First Decade.”

His book on “Transforming the Next Generation Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital-Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)” (2019) published by Business Expert Press (BEP) LLC, New York, is available on Amazon.

“Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders” provide organizations with the systematic and fact-based leadership development approach and strategies they need to develop their high potential (future) leaders in today’s fast-paced highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) and the digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (better known as Industry 4.0).

The book has been endorsed by leading global thought leaders and business practitioners including Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There as well Thinkers 50 – #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.

His latest book on “Leadership in Disruptive Times” also published by Business Expert Press (BEP) LLC, New York was released globally at the end of July 2020.

Leadership in Disruptive Times focusses on navigating the organizational challenges following the aftermath of the unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis by providing organizations with the relevant tools, frameworks and best practice approach to develop and map their own digital transformation journey in today’s highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) and the digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (better known as Industry 4.0).

The book has been similarly well received and endorsed globally by academicians, CEOs, CHROs and C-suite business leaders and global thought leaders.

He holds an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Marketing) from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Prof Bawany is a member of the Advisory Panel for China-ASEAN Business Association (CABA) and RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute. He is also a Fellow of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practicing Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the International Association of Coaching (IAC). He was awarded the “Certified Master Executive Coach” (CMEC) accreditation status by the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA).