Transformation Leadership: Foreseeing the turning points

'Every leader with an ambition and intention to make things better should strike because everything is ready for you.'

Transformation Leadership with Mohamed Althaf

In the second episode of our new bonus miniseries of Leadership2050, Andrew White and co-host Adam Canwell of EY talk to Mohamed Althaf, Director of Lulu Group International, about the challenges of transforming the Qatar-based company to be more sustainable.

Lulu is a supermarket giant with 300 stories in six countries, based in the Middle East. When director Mohamed decided to push a new ESG agenda, he faced pushback in the region but also within the company. He talks to Andrew and Adam about managing disruption and bringing the workforce and leadership team onboard by embodying curiosity and hunger for change. 


In 2021 Saïd Business School and EY formed a long-term research collaboration to find out why:

  • most transformations fail to deliver the value that organisations expect?
  • what should CEOs do when a transformation goes off track?

These questions have confounded companies around the world over for decades.




As an extension to this research project Andrew White and Adam Canwell at EY came together in this podcast series, Transformation Leadership2050 , to explore the journey a number of global leaders and their workforce went through as they successfully led their organisations through significant change.

In this new series Andrew and Adam focus on the specific area of turning points. These are those moments every organisation faces in a transformation which can lead to failure or create positive momentum and accelerate your business into the future. They speak to five top executives who share their insights and experience of the pitfalls and the keys to success, looking at listening, sense-making, early warning systems and the human dynamics that drive organisational change.