Message to IERG Members

Note from IERG Chairman Waseem Naqvi

As 2020 is an election year in the United States, we can see the effects of internationalism and its counter nationalism across the globe. We see how this is affecting global commerce. The IERG has a high caliber global membership, you, that can help us all make sense of this dynamically changing world. The world is changing faster, more unpredictably and with greater shifts than at any other time in most people’s recollection.  With change comes disruption, with big change comes big disruption. The rules we once took as fixed, the relationships we considered rock solid, the perceptions of right and wrong as clear cut are all being challenged.

We are seeing more globalism represented by the increase in travel and opening of many local offices by internationally focused firms. I can see this trend continuing.

The IERG has also been going through some dramatic change. We recognize that in this tumultuous time having a unique resource of business executives with a shared international  cross cultural and global passion who come together to connect, support and help maximize the potential of all members is special.  To share some of our direction:

  • We have today the strongest and most active Board of Directors and Leadership Team in our history, thanks in large part to Steve Walton’s, IERG outgoing Chair, strategic direction.  The essentially new members of the Board of Directors are bound together by a core set of operating values dedicated to enhance member value, involvement, caliber and range as well as the long term plan and vision for IERG.
  • The IERG Global Leadership Series Webinar Program is growing rapidly in attendance, reach and notoriety as we bring in renowned global experts to speak with us about key topics in the world today reinforcing IERG as a global thought leader.
  • Communication both internal with our members and external with prospects is rapidly expanding IERG reach, frequency and branding. Note the IERG newsletter.
  • We have new individual membership criteria built to expand our membership without sacrificing quality, supported by a quick approval process and new member integration.  We also have a Corporate Membership Program that allows companies to sponsor employees.
  • We have active membership initiatives in LATAM and Europe.
  • The IERG Global Business Leadership Certification Program is attracting wide attention as a new standard for global business leadership achievement and recognition. Check your eligibility for higher levels of certification and apply.

And of course there is much, much more, but it is not about me telling you what we are doing. IERG is about members getting involved, contributing, sharing and supporting others and making a difference, and ultimately increasing value through networking and working together.  

I am very excited about the future. The IERG has an incredibly important role to play to helping make sure that our members succeed and that our world is truly global.   




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