About CEOx1Day

CEO for a Day – an event exclusive to Odgers Berndtson – matches Undergraduate students, in the final two years of their course, with top CEOs in the UAE & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the opportunity to shadow the CEO for a day or more. The event is designed to uncover the rising top talent in the UAE & KSA, who will become leaders of the future, and to give them the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of experienced industry leaders in today’s market.

Why should students get involved?


Benefits for students:

Students are able to use the experience to further enhance their CVs as potential aids to find their first job or first internship.

Participation will include valuable interview experience in the recruitment process.

Semi-finalists will spend: half a day interacting in group exercises, experience team building skills and one-on-one interviewing, which will strengthen their presentation and interviewing skills.

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Why CEOs are getting involved?

Leveraging the talents of Odgers Berndtson’s team of executive search experts, the CEOx1Day programme uncovers some of the UAE’s most promising future talent, while providing CEOs with an opportunity to connect and better understand what drives the next generation of leaders.

Benefits to participating companies:

The CEO’s participation shows the organisation’s commitment to supporting the millennial by increasing their understanding of how a particular industry runs. This includes aiding their career development and creating opportunities for future leaders, by increasing their understanding of the market.

CEOx1Day is promoted through national media relations, social media and email marketing campaign.

Odgers Berndtson works alongside each participating organisation to coordinate a day that is both a meaningful and memorable experience for the CEO and the student.

If you are an organisation who is interested in having your CEO participate in the programme, please contact Diana Lumata, Project Coordinator, Odgers Berndtson at diana.lumata@odgersberndtson.com

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