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Heriot-Watt University Dubai

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Dubai, Dubai 294345

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Leadership and Organisational Safety Performance

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Edinburgh Business School is excited to announce a brand new series of seminars for 2020. Throughout the year, prominent speakers will be invited to share their industry knowledge and experience in our new Edinburgh Business School Presents seminars.

Leadership and its impact on any organisational performance indicator is a complex phenomenon, however, application of appropriate Leadership style, has been shown, via numerous empirical studies, to enhance organisational productivity and profitability.

This presentation explores the unchartered territory of how appropriate leadership style can enhance safety performance of an industrial organization utilizing “servant” leadership style. Servant leadership process when applied at EGA’s residential area helped reduce safety incidents by over 70%. The presentation is also basis of a Doctoral study and goes on to show real world benefits that could be reaped by such style of leadership.

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S. D. Salman Abdulla

EGA – Emirates Global Aluminium

Executive Vice President

HSSEQ

Salman Dawood Abdulla has served as Executive Vice President, EHSSQ (Health, Safety, Security, Environment, Quality ) and Business Transformation at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) since 2016, and has a wealth of experience designing, building, operating and maintaining large industrial plants. Since joining DUBAL (which merged with Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) to form EGA), in 1984 as an engineering apprentice, he was promoted through the ranks to a number of senior positions, including General Manager of Power & Desalination at DUBAL, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Operations at EMAL, and then Senior Vice President of Al Taweelah Operations, before being promoted to his current role.

Mr. Abdulla has an MBA from the University of Bradford as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Staffordshire University. His professional memberships include Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) since 1998. Mr. Abdulla was appointed as Chairman of the Safety and Environment Committee of the Gulf Aluminum Council in 2017. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate program, at the University of Bradford.

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