Keynote Presentation

“I have been formally trained in some of the best institutions in the United States including US military flight school, where upon completion I flew over 50 combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan as a Helicopter Aircraft Commander. Needless to say, I have a high standard regarding executive development & training, and Professor Sattar Bawany in his Keynote Presentation masterfully weaves “VUCA” principles into his deep insight into leadership qualities creating training that far exceeds expectations and is immensely valuable to all leaders who inevitably will be faced with decisions of disruption no matter the industry.”
Dr. Christopher J. Garnier
Executive Director, AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology
Former Captain, US Marine Corps Combat Helicopter Pilot.


Bring high-quality, engaging keynote sessions to your organization with highly impactful and inspiring messages that engage the head and heart while driving leaders to action!

Clients who book motivational speaker Prof Sattar Bawany for a leadership keynote speech benefit from a memorable, educational and motivational experience.

Sattar is the master of tailoring every leadership keynote to the client and situation. He delivers practical, cutting-edge insight in a presentation style that has been described as expertise with eloquence.

Sattar’s keynote speaking engagements are immersive, expert-led sessions that address the most pressing leadership development issues facing the workforce today. From creating inclusive leaders and organizations to addressing the key challenges leaders face in the highly disruptive and digital-driven workplace, he delivers the right content targeted for your audience—from individual contributors up through the executive and board levels.

With more than two decades of experience in designing and delivering leadership development programming,  Sattar has delivered extensive keynote sessions, both in person and virtually, across industries and around the globe, and we continuously evolve the content to reflect our latest research tailored to the audience. Sattar knows what it takes to deliver content that will engage and inspire your workforce—and create organizational change aligned with your strategy and goals.

Each session is designed to provide a quick, but intensive exploration of a critical topic. Packed with actionable takeaways, we invite you to select the session that best fits your talent development goals to ensure maximum impact. Keynote sessions can be used as a stand-alone leadership development opportunity or leveraged as part of a broader initiative, inclusive of consulting, coaching, and leadership assessment.

Keynote sessions vary from 1 to 3 hours in length and can be delivered in person or virtually.



As the world becomes more complex and connected, the threat of a corporate crisis grows. There are instances everywhere: we have experienced first-hand how when a pandemic spreads worldwide, it caused massive global business disruption and a public health disaster; a corruption scandal causes a corporate leader to step down; the sudden death of a CEO without succession planning in place; a data breach shakes customer confidence; quality issues trigger a widespread product recall. These are just a few examples among many of the recent corporate crises.

The right leadership is critical for organizations to thrive in a disruptive business environment. The session will address the following critical questions: How do organizations balance business sustainability while balancing the needs of the various stakeholders during times of disruption and crisis? How do leaders transform their organizations to be agile, adaptive, and innovation-driven? What are the leadership skills that are required to navigate the organization successfully during times of crisis?


Digitalization is rapidly changing the way companies operate and create value in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The emergence of technology-centered business models is also challenging established organizations to reimagine and reinvent themselves to remain relevant to the marketplace. Digital readiness is of great importance today as it seems that while many organizations are either experiencing or expect to experience some form of significant digital disruption, few appear genuinely prepared.

This session provides organizations and leaders with the relevant tools, frameworks, and best practice approaches to develop and map their digital transformation journey in today’s highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA), and digital-driven workplace.

The session will address the following critical questions: What does it mean to be a “disruptive digital leader” also known at times as a “disruptive leader” or “digital leader”? Is it a title reserved for only technology giants or businesses with seemingly bottomless budgets? The truth is that any business can excel in digital leadership and management, regardless of its size or budget. But doing so requires more than just savvy IT leaders. It requires leaders across the business who understand why digital technology is essential and how to use it.


The growing integration of Artificial Intelligence creates a multitude of challenges and opportunities for the future of the workplace. Just as work and life are no longer strictly separated, it is no longer enough to focus (often passively) on a single sector or industry one operates in, but to work towards seamless interactions in the background.

Simply put, Industry 5.0 adds a personal human touch to the two main pillars of Industry 4.0, automation and efficiency. It refers to people working alongside robots, smart machines, and technologies. This personal touch is the core element since technology will never fully replace the human workforce.

A company’s leadership pipeline is expected to deliver its next generation of leaders who are capable of leading now. The session will address the following critical questions: How do organizations develop their next generation of leaders to navigate these nearly insurmountable challenges in Industry 5.0? How do you identify, assess, select, and development of future leaders of an organization? What is the role of leaders in transforming the organization to succeed in the digital world? How do organizations develop the next generation of leaders to ensure their sustainability?


In today’s dynamic environment, leading successful change is no longer a managerial luxury but a critical necessity. It can be said that if someone cannot lead change successfully, they cannot lead. Yet the frightening truth is that up to 70% of change initiatives fail. Organizations must adopt the philosophy of putting People ahead of Process and Technology (PPT mantra). Many change and transformation efforts do not achieve their desired results because they concentrate on process improvement, and strategies with technology as an enabler but they ignore the people aspect of the change initiative.

This session is designed to help the participants to execute change more effectively in their organization. They will learn about frameworks and tools that you can apply to lead change effectively; analyze different types of change – crisis, reactionary, anticipatory – and their different dynamics; and examine peoples’ attitudes towards change – from early adopters to hard-core resistors. The session will also assist them to enhance their leadership skills in the area of understanding peoples’ motivations, creating and sustaining a positive momentum for change, and building broad networks of support.

Clients Rave about Sattar Bawany – Selected Testimonials

Turn Ordinary into Extraordinary

Make the outcome of your next event a true success by selecting Sattar Bawany, the award-winning, world-class speaker, master executive coach, best-selling author, and internationally recognized leadership expert.

For details on how Sattar can uniquely tailor his presentations to your specific needs and situation, contact us online or via WhatsApp at +65 9002 3848.