China – What are the traits between leadership and management? Raffles Shanghai invited Joakim Hammar, Managing Director of IKEA’s Product Development Center, to share his personal journey with budding Raffles Entrepreneurs in February 2015. He also highlighted the main challenges that leaders today are facing.
Joakim, born in Sweden, has more than 20 years of managerial experience in renowned Swedish companies such as IKEA and H&M. His shared experience and practical advice gave a clear insight into what it takes to becoming a good leader. Since Raffles Entrepreneurs will manage their own business one day, such seminars are useful in helping them to discover how business concepts taught in class are applied in real life, thus preparing them for their future career.