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Jamie Cole (Chair)

Lead Client Partner at IBM and Partnership Executive for the UOE

Jamie is a lead client partner responsible for IBM’s service delivery to a company based in the UK. He is an experienced client lead with over 25 years’ experience shaping and executing delivery of complex system integration projects especially in the areas of global ERP, HR and data-led transformations - all using local and offshore project development resource. Jamie sponsors the Distribution Sector's Diversity and Inclusion Council and is especially interested in understanding the challenges faced by neurodivergent people.

What are the 3 qualities that you want to see in leaders coming up through your business?

  • Client centric; accountable; leads with integrity

What role can an MBA play in building better business?

  • Sustainability is accelerating rapidly onto every CxO’s agenda not only for the sake of the planet but because customer and consumers are demanding it more and more. An MBA that includes a focus on this topic as well as more traditional MBA aspects will equip individuals with better skills to be successful.