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How to fuel success through adversity

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Leadership in Extraordinary Times

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas partnership has unquestionably achieved extraordinary success, culminating in their record-breaking seventh consecutive double World Championship title in 2020. Impressively, that last title was achieved against the turbulent backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement as well as increased scrutiny over issues such as diversity and sustainability.

The two men jointly responsible for the success of that partnership are Toto Wollf and Tengku Taufik. Whilst they have been close partners in delivering this triumph and have faced many similar leadership challenges, they have done so in different sectors and in organisations of very different sizes. 

Toto and Tengku will be talking to Oxford Saïd's Michael  Smets and Marya Besharov about their individual approaches to leadership, not just personal leadership but also organisational and societal leadership, and considering the impact that they have had.

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Tuesday 1 June, 14.00-15.00 BST

Toto Wolff 
Toto Wolff is Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. He is the managing partner of the team alongside wider responsibilities as Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
Tengku Muhammad Taufik
Tengku Taufik is President and Group CEO of Petronas, the Malaysian oil company. Apart from a period at KPMG, Tengku has spent his career in the oil industry and was appointed CEO of Petronas in 2020. 
Michael Smets 
Michael Smets is Professor of Management at Saïd Business School. His research focuses on professional service firms (PSFs), especially their internationalisation, innovation and regulation. 
Marya Besharov 
Marya Besharov is Professor of Organisations and Impact at Saïd Business School. She is an organisational theorist with a background in sociology and studies how organisations and their leaders navigate competing strategic priorities to achieve both social impact and commercial success.