Leadership Through Challenging Times, with Shell

Virtual Fireside Chat with Saeed Amidi, Plug and Play CEO, and Fabian Ziegler, Chairman of the Shell Companies in Germany.

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A conversation between world-class guests

In this Fireside Chat, Saeed Amidi, CEO at Plug and Play, and Fabian Ziegler, Chairman of the Shell Companies in Germany, spoke about leadership challenges in times of COVID-19, Shell's initiatives regarding cleaner energy solutions and how the ongoing crisis is shaping Shell's current and future business models.

Fabian and Saeed further discussed the values and missions of their companies and elaborated on how Shell as one of the largest energy companies globally can convey its leadership values and mindset towards its customers and collaborators.

“Future value propositions will center around the theme of decarbonization, but equally digitalization”

FIreside Chat

Key takeaways from the conversation

  • Collaboration is key both with existing and new partners
  • Having a diverse team is one of the essential ingredients for success
  • Optimism (and knowing how to communicate it) is key for successful leadership

In collaboration with Shell

Shell is a global group of energy companies including petrochemical and renewable energy activities such as biofuels, wind, energy-kite systems, and hydrogen.


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