Our business across Asia has grown significantly in recent years, both in terms of footprint and commercial contributions to the Group. This was reinforced by our decision to build GSK Asia House, our new regional headquarters in Singapore. However, a new headquarters alone is not going to deliver success; our people will.
The rapid growth of our business in Asia over the last few years has increased the need for more talented leaders in the region. The launch of our first Learning Centre in Asia at GSK Asia House is a commitment towards building world-class leadership and capabilities in Asia. Learning @ Work, to be launched this week, will bring people together encouraging a more collaborative approach to learning and help employees own and invest in their development and career.
You would already have heard of the 3 Asia Leadership Programmes (“ALP”), launched last year in Singapore, which offers talented employees across Asia, opportunities to accelerate development in leadership skills. These unique programmes focus on Purpose, Passion & Performance, helping leaders of the future to deliver a “double-bottom line”: profitable growth and improvements to the communities and societies in which we operate.
Many of you would also have attended Rev Up My Career last year which highlighted global and regional learning and career development tools available and accessible by all employees. Career dialogues and clinics with Senior leaders to understand how they built their careers were particularly popular. We hope to bring this event back to GSK Asia House as well as create similar events across our markets in Asia.
All the above, along with more leadership, learning tools and programmes available and to be rolled out, will progressively build a robust and different kind of pipeline: nurturing leaders in Asia equipping them with the knowledge and expertise to profitably and sustainably to address challenges in Asia and globally.
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