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30 November 2021
Digital Event | 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT +4)

John Davis
Senior Associate at Informa Connect


JOHN ALAN DAVIS is an excellent strategy consultant, outstanding facilitator and intelligent negotiator with extensive international operational experience, which he has linked to global marketing capabilities and technical awareness. He is founder and managing director of Scott Davis Management, a company which has provided executive management development programmes for more than twelve years. 

His creative heritage started as a development engineer in the aerospace industry for Plessey Dynamics, grew into a passion for strategy development through sales with INA into market management in W R Grace on food packaging and then as marketing planning manager for SKF.

Then as their marketing director in the UK he was responsible for business strategy to grow market share, business planning and financial strategy for profit. After a global strategy role on automotive components for SKF in Gothenburg he became marketing director for the Middle East and Africa developing financial and dis- tribution strategies to again grow market share and profitability. Following that role as chief executive for the number two bearing company FA’G, his responsibility for strategy and business development produced high growth.

So from this competitive fast moving strategy focused background he naturally turned to people development, first with ‘strategy and marketing in business management’ for Management Centre Europe in Brussels, then ‘competitive strategy’ and ‘strategies for change’ for the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan. 

Then in 2002 he became one of IIR’s, now Informa’s senior associates creating ‘strategic skills for senior managers’ a series of very successful public programmes attracting Mobily, Sabic, Saudi Hollandia, NBK, SABB and Qatar Petrochem, Hadida, Markaz and others, followed by a ‘strategic skills forum’ for IIR itself. Then ‘strategic thinking and planning’ for Qatar Foundation and
‘strategic thinking’ for ADFCA. The programmes ‘strategy – to enhance business focus’ proved a big success for Brasil Foods and ‘strategic thinking and analysis’ for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the new public programmes ‘aligning budgeting with strategy’ completed a natural progression towards the middle of 2014.

Now, with a passion for helping managers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and the greater Middle East he brings a new dynamic focus to ‘strategic business planning’ for George Washington University and Informa, adapting strategy to location and to business model with an innovative approach and cutting edge case studies. His particular proactive, creative and intuitive hands on practical approach is tailor made to deliver company and team strategy development and planning.

A recent link up with LBL Strategies in Chicago has allowed him, as a certified trainer, to make available the follow on course programme from Balanced scorecard that is SMPS or 'strategic management performance system' a full five day bootcamp course. His personal expertise in designing and delivering strategy, leadership and management development pro- grammes and seminars for CEO’s, senior & executive vice presidents, senior and middle management, analysts, engineers and specialists with IIR and now Informa has achieved a strong reputation in the Middle East.
The work has produced high levels of business competence and organisational skill for major companies such as Sabic, Siemens, DEWA, Etisalat, Tanmia, ADNOC, Saudi Aramco, MAF Carrefour, Dolphin Energy, Royal Com- mission Hospital, Spimaco and banks and finance houses including ADCB, UNB, CBD, SABB, Mubadala, IPIC, UIC also Master Card, MOD, Shell and many others.

Experience in the Middle East that began in 1991 for SKF and expanded in the mid-nineties when he implemented comprehensive management programmes for the banks ADCB & UNB and management and leadership programmes for Etisalat & Siemens in the telecommunication industry.

His focused programmes enhance management skills on both public courses and customised in-house courses to meet client’s specific needs. They blend more than seventeen years’ experience of companies in the Middle East and Europe with a deep understanding of people skills in a business environment to enhance and grow company capability.

John’s strong proactive interpersonal managerial style, which he blends with a great deal of experience, pro- duces lively discussions and positive outcomes on his executive training courses. This is backed up with current company strategy and business information to produce comprehensive executive development and strategic planning solutions. He is a highly competent trainer, coach and mentor with proven people development skills.

Agenda Sessions

  • Strategy Journey from Ideas to Implementation