2017 AmCham Mentorship Program Halfway Meeting

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2017 AmCham Mentorship Program Halfway Meeting


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Mentorship Program participants gathered for a productive halfway meeting to discuss best practices, share experiences and learn about The Future of Work from host Korn Ferry’s Managing Director, Mette Krogsrud.

Mentorship Program

Mette Krogsrud, Managing Director, Korn Fery, addresses the Mentorship Program participants.

The AmCham Mentorship Program is a Patron member benefit, aiming to promote inter-industry dialogue and to provide a platform where young professionals and experienced international leaders can share best practices, leadership discussions and gain new perspectives.

Explaining the importance of technology in the future of business and how it will affect the workforce in the next twenty years, Krogsrud underscored that 40% of CEO’s surveyed believe that the prevalence of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will make people “largely irrelevant,” according Korn Ferry’s own study.

While the business world is undergoing rapid globalization and digitalization, there is no doubt that people are vital when considering the use of technology.

“Technology is positioned to reshape the future of work, but without the critical components – acceptance and adoption by people – it can never achieve full impact,” Krogsrud said. 

“Future employees will need to be creative, problem solving, flexible and able to work within smaller teams and with a greater emphasis on collaboration and managing complexity. Globalization creates workplace cultures that are becoming increasingly similar and focused on getting things done fast,” Krogsrud said.

Representatives of AIG, 3M, Citibank, IBM, Google, MSD, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, British American Tobacco, KPMG, the US Embassy and Bristol-Myers Squibb are participating in this year’s Mentorship Program.

For more information, or to get involved in future programs, please contact

Source: AmCham