ISLAMABAD – JS Bank organised another talk by Nik Gowing for a selected audience in Islamabad. It was attended by leaders from the corporate sector along with other prominent personalities. Nik has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. He also has a much sought-after analytical expertise on the failures to manage information in the new transparent environments of conflicts, crises, emergencies and times of tension.
As part of JS Bank’s belief in giving back to the society, a series of talks have been organized. JS Bank is aiming to provide an alternative platform which allows us all to be better prepared to manage the future uncertainties and being able to proactively react to unforeseen events in the current ever-changing 21st century work-space. It is imperative that a more relevant and conversant leadership is sought and developed.
Gowing’s talk revolved around his report titled “Thinking The Unthinkable”. He discussed his predictions regarding the unexpected events in the world which have had an impact on all of us including the Ebola outbreak, the collapse in oil prices, the migrant crisis in Europe and the changing global political scenario due to the appointment of Donald Trump as the US President. The focus was on the ability to foresee and handle such events is lacking and how leadership on the corporate and public service level are vulnerable to the impact of these “unexpected, non-normative events”.
The event was hosted by Khalid Imran, President & CEO, JS Bank. Speaking at the event, he said, “It is an honour for us to have Nik Gowing with us and he being able to share his decades of experience in the field of managing information in complex time with all of us. JS Bank had the opportunity to host Nik earlier last year as well and remarkably all his predictions at that time did come true.”