Interview with IDG CEO Stephen Bennett in Forbes Middle East magazine – “Becoming The Best”
We are delighted to share that our Chairman, Stephen Bennett featured in April’s limited edition of Forbes Middle East Magazine.
In the Billionaire edition, Stephen talks about how IDG has harnessed the principles of the most prestigious military academy in the world and applied them to real-life business challenges. Aiming to create a globally-renowned leadership consultancy, helping organisations and governments enhance their performance through their people – Becoming the Best.
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Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and after qualifying was a lecturer to post graduate students in a private accountancy college. In 1978 he joined Deloitte, Haskins & Sells as Director of Studies. In 1982 he became a partner and subsequently served on the Firm’s central management team as assistant Managing Partner and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for UK and Europe.
Stephen left Deloitte in 1990 to become Chairman and CEO of a UK USM (second market) company. This Company went to a full listing on the main UK Stock Exchange 2 years later. The Group was sold in 2000 to a large US Corporation now owned by Warren Buffett.
In 2000, because of his on-going interest and years of experience in leading and managing people he founded the Inspirational Development Group (‘IDG’).
He has served as a Non-Executive Director on several Boards and has facilitated at Board and senior management level for several companies, particularly recently in India where IDG has just opened an office.
He is an experienced and well known speaker, particularly on business and financial topics and has written a book and numerous published articles.