Be agile and be prepared to adapt
European CEO
by scott
2d ago
Crown Worldwide, established in 1965 in Japan, has expanded into a global business encompassing six brands over the course of six decades, with services ranging from global and domestic relocations, records management, workplace solutions, fine art, logistics and wine cellar management. Koolen spearheads the EMEA leg of the business, operating in 18 countries, and is responsible for the results and performance of the region. Koolen has used his experience relocating from New Zealand to the UK to shape the delivery of Crown’s services, and firmly believes that a human-centric approach to leader ..read more
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The AI and machine learning boom is fuelling data centre demand
European CEO
by scott
3w ago
Although I am honoured with the European CEO award, it is only because of the collective effort of everyone at VIRTUS that this achievement has been possible. Great data centres are nothing without great people, and the whole team at VIRTUS can be proud of our success. Last year was filled with ambitious expansion into exciting new cities and countries, innovative sustainability initiatives, and industry recognition that propels us even further toward our vision of becoming Europe’s leading data centre provider. 2023 was an incredible year and we are excited for 2024, and beyond, for ourselves ..read more
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How can hospitality CEOs find hope?
European CEO
by scott
3w ago
The traditional approach to leadership is becoming less effective, what got you here may not get you to where you want to be in the future. Immediate priorities for the European hospitality sector include managing the inflationary pressures and streamlining operations to manage labour costs and efficiencies. The European Hospitality Industry Outlook survey by Deloitte in 2023 found that 83 percent of hospitality leaders surveyed stated that rising costs and labour shortage were the key risks to growth respectively. Leaders must also adjust their business strategies to cater to a more price sen ..read more
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Thomas Bargetzi: A bold solopreneur helping implement business models quickly and efficiently
European CEO
by scott
1M ago
Thomas Bargetzi, Founder & CEO of THOMAS BARGETZI AG, believes that success is the goal of all works, activities, or things you try to achieve, and the result of many little pieces of performance. “I get up in the morning to be successful, otherwise I stay in bed. Success is a mindset. This means you must be a leader, concentrated and focused on the matters you do, with the people you are working with!” he declares. Bargetzi also believes that failure is the other side of success and that you can only become successful if you’re ready to accept this fact. Likening success in sports to succ ..read more
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Four things effective Board Chairs do
European CEO
by scott
1M ago
Chairing a publicly listed or major private company board is no small task. Entrusted to some of the most seasoned businesspeople in the world, the role requires strategic acumen, interpersonal sensitivity, and an ability to move forward through ambiguity and amid competing perspectives. Here are four behaviours that high-impact Board Chairs make habitual, some of which may surprise you: 1. Great Board Chairs create an environment of clear accountability, humility and vulnerability While humility and vulnerability may not be words that first come to mind when picturing a board room, it is cruc ..read more
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Innovating and disrupting a complex industry
European CEO
by scott
4M ago
In August 2019, Greg Webb joined Travelport as Chief Executive Officer. The travel technology company, which powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, had recently been taken private and was about to undergo a tremendous digital transformation with the intention of solving some of the biggest problems in travel retailing. But then, in March 2020, the pandemic hit, and the global travel industry went from all-time highs to a low of only five percent of expected volumes overnight. While travel initially grounded to a halt, the pandemic eventually amplified and acce ..read more
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How The Life Curators is helping professionals strike a healthy work-life balance
European CEO
by scott
4M ago
The global health and wellness market is projected to reach $5.3trn this year – up from $4.9trn in 2022 – according to the Health and Wellness Global Market Report 2023, marking an ever-growing emphasis on wellbeing among consumers. That translates into several areas. The pandemic accelerated a shift towards remote and hybrid working, putting the emphasis on work-life balance – but not everyone has been able to maintain the equilibrium. A recent study by research firm Gitnux found that a poor work-life balance was damaging family relationships among nearly half of those asked, while 37 percent ..read more
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Pioneering electric mobility from start-up to industry giant
European CEO
by scott
4M ago
Just six years ago, Daniel Pérez embarked on an unconventional journey into the world of electric mobility. He began producing content online, documenting his experiences with electric cars and charging infrastructure. These weren’t just videos; they were firsthand explorations of electric vehicles and the emerging charging ecosystem in Spain. Through this content creation, Pérez gained an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by early adopters of electric vehicles. These challenges revolved around the intricacies of charging processes and the glaring inadequacy of charging infrastruc ..read more
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Creating strategies to thrive in times of uncertainty
European CEO
by scott
4M ago
Tiago Veiga, CEO of next-generation reconciliation software specialists Aurum Solutions, has had a varied career which has seen him navigate a variety of business situations across industries and across the world. In times of market uncertainty, it is this experience which enables Tiago to not only drive Aurum Solutions forward as a business but give clear and data-driven guidance to its clients as well. Rather than following a conventional route to the role, Tiago has taken considered risks, jumping into new opportunities, learning from his peers to shape him into the business leader he is to ..read more
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Going against the grain to build business success
European CEO
by scott
6M ago
Sean Reddington, CEO and Founder of Thrive Learning, is not your typical entrepreneur or founder of a technology-driven business. He didn’t go to business school or study computer sciences or have family money backing him. Instead, Sean worked hard, took advantage of all the opportunities he could find, and built his own foundations and understanding of what makes a successful business. What’s more, he ensured he had a good grounding in learning technologies and the industry, before seeing an opportunity in the market and seizing it. Founding Thrive, Sean has changed the game for creating grou ..read more
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