David Jeans

David Jeans (Senior Advisor to Business Leaders, and former top executive at Merck KGaA) is a guest on the Transformation Leaders Podcast hosted by René Esteban (Founder, CEO of FocusFirst). Both talk about why having a clear purpose and a defined culture can accelerate transformations.

About David Jeans (LinkedIn): A Southern African native, who is currently residing in the UK. He boasts over 30 years of experience in leadership positions within the energy, chemical and life sciences industry, with over 20 years spent at Merck. During his time at Merck, a Fortune 500 company, he held the position of Senior Vice President and was a member of the life science executive leadership team. David has held various global and regional roles, responsible for driving business transformation. He is an expert in Leadership, Communication, and Stakeholder Engagement. In addition to his Senior Advisor role at FocusFirst, David is also the Owner of Beganya Business Services Ltd.

About René Esteban (LinkedIn): René Esteban is Founder and CEO of FocusFirst. As a former senior leader in a Fortune 500, he found that too many transformation projects take too long, waste money, and annoy key stakeholders – and that there must be a way to accelerate business transformations sustainably. Today, this belief unites an international FocusFirst team consisting of former top executives and subject matter experts. He is an international keynote speaker, author and senior advisor for top executives to achieve challenging goals and accelerate complex transformations.

About FocusFirst (LinkedIn): FocusFirst is a boutique consulting firm for transformation & strategic change projects. We are the specialised firm in the industry that combines former top executives and an award-winning method to accelerate transformations. This unique “double helix” of capabilities equips us to help our customers deliver results faster against demanding business goals. Executives work with FocusFirst to develop organisations, structure & accelerate transformations. FocusFirst works with leading Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Novartis, E.ON, BASF, as well as established mid-sized companies.

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