2017-18 AmCham Mentorship Program Kick-Off

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2017-18 AmCham Mentorship Program Kick-Off


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Following a very successful first year, AmCham kicked off our second edition of the popular Mentorship Program in April with a record 26 participants. Through the program, AmCham member company leaders nominate one mentee from their company to join. Leaders and mentees are then paired, across industries, according to stated goals and career objectives.

Google's Jan Grønbech.

The kick-off session hosted by Jan Grønbech, Google.

The initial meeting, hosted by Google, served as a plenary session to introduce the participants to each other, as well as to the program outline, setting out at least nine meetings between mentors and mentees over the coming year.

Session topics include leadership development, communication, sales, conflict resolution and digitalization.

The aim of the mentorship program is to make better leaders of all participants. Mentees develop decision-making and leadership skills and gain new perspectives by meeting executive leaders with years of experience.

Mentors benefit by engaging motivated professionals with vastly different backgrounds and experiences.

Trond Riiber Knudsen, founder and CEO of the TRK Group and former Senior Partner at McKinsey, was the kick-off meeting’s guest speaker, sharing his thoughts and ideas about what makes a good partnership. The experienced mentor also provided input on mentoring tips from his career.

Trond Riiber Knudsen adressing the Mentorship Program participants

Trond Riiber Knudsen adressing the Mentorship Program participants

AIG, 3M, Citibank, IBM, Google, AmCham and MSD remained on the program from 2016, with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, British American Tobacco, KPMG, the US Embassy and Bristol-Myers Squibb joining the 2017-18 edition.

AmCham Mentorship Program

Source: AmCham