Live Webinar on:


19th November, 2020



In Gary Ryan Blair’s words, “Successful people throughout history have achieved big, audacious goals in the same number of hours a day that you and I get. The secret to their success is that, they use the right tools, embrace the right beliefs and implement the right execution strategies.”

Join the experts at H. Pierson Associates Ltd. and XPLANE Consulting USA as they bring to bear their combined experience to demonstrate how businesses and governments in Africa navigate strategy and governance in the new normal through this webinar.


The biggest challenges to strategy execution & governance.

Upcoming trends that you will need to know regarding agile strategy execution.

Practicable tips & tricks you will definitely need for next year’s strategy execution.

Visual Tools & Processes to adopt for 2021 strategic planning or plan review.

Examples of smart businesses that apply our methodology.


Executive Vice Chairman/Founder,
H. Pierson Associates



Eileen Shaiyen is the Executive Vice Chairman & Founder of H. Pierson Associates Limited, one of Africa’s oldest and leading Management Consulting firms with footprints spanning across Finance, Power, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Governments.

H. Pierson is an industry-leading management consulting firm, reputed for its agile approach to Strategy  execution, monitoring and evaluation. For clients, this approach bridges the gaps between strategy development and execution, and uniquely assures fast strategy adoption, institutionalization and impact optimization.

Eileen has over 25 years experience in Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Human Resource consulting. She has successfully led Strategy consulting projects for several large public and private institutions.

Eileen is an exceptional public speaker and regularly coaches corporations on organizational transformation, business longevity and professional excellence.

She has an MBA in Finance and Investments from the George Washington University and has attended numerous international trainings such as at the Harvard Business School and at Mellon Bank, now Bank of New York Mellon.


Aric Wood


Aric Wood is the CEO of XPLANE, a global Design Consultancy that helps large organizations clarify, communicate, and achieve their vision. XPLANE leverages visual thinking, human-centered design, co-creation, and multi-disciplinary teams to help clients’ transform their companies by aligning and engaging their employees to accelerate results. 

With experience in strategy development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and new product development, Aric has a keen interest in leveraging design thinking to identify opportunities, drive innovation, and leads the firm’s Strategy and Change Management practices.

He has appeared in publications and broadcasts including Forbes, CNN, Business Week, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine, and is an international keynote speaker. Aric previously served in leadership roles at Intuit and, and as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. Aric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Aric has served on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards, including the Design Museum Foundation,, Business for Culture & the Arts, and most recently as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

Ex Managing Director,
Nomura Securities International

Cathy Patterson


Cathy Patterson was an investment banker with an impressive career on Wall Street that spanned from 1987 to 1996. Cathy served as Vice President at Shearson-Lehman New York before becoming the Managing Director of Nomura Securities International. She was responsible for establishing Nomura Asset Capital Corporation and Nomura Asset Securities Corporation. Cathy is renowned for providing strong visionary leadership and developing teams that produce consistently superior performance. 

Her exposure ranges from capital markets to real estate, mortgage and asset-backed securities. She also practiced law, specializing in complex banking and capital market transactions including securities offerings with derivative companion classes and legislative matters regarding the regulation and suitability and other investment instruments.

Cathy Patterson is a member of the Board of Directors of H. Pierson Associates. She has extensive knowledge of the African and Emerging Market economic and operating environments. 

She has several degrees, including a Doctorate degree from the Harvard Law School, a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Industrial Relations from Minnesota State University and a degree in Commercial Real Estate Investment analysis from New York University.

CEO Genius Boards UK

Sharon Constancon


Sharon is the CEO and Founder of Genius Boards UK, a highly respected board effectiveness and board governance consulting firm. She is a Chartered Director, Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Business Management, she has a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Company Direction.

At the Institute of Directors (IoD), she served as a member of the Board of Examiners, a Board member for the Certificate and Diploma exams, Interviewer for the Chartered Director Program and a member Steering Committee for development of Occupational Standards in Corporate Governance and Secretarial.

Sharon has two decades of experience working as a contracted specialist to top 500 level companies in the arena of risk management, particularly treasury risk management. Her clients have included Dimension Data, Datatec, Tongaat Hewlett, Panasonic, Nashua, MTN, Telkom, Richards Bay Minerals, Beacon, Plascon.

Sharon’s experience in risk management at the Board level of more than 250 leading corporates and her knowledge of regulations, international finance, corporate governance, have together provided her with an ability to work with Boards on more than one level – strategic, risk, governance and management. This experience enables her to support Chairmen and Non-executive Directors (NEDs) in their strive to improve the leadership by and challenge within their Boards. She has strong analytical skills to complement her communication skills and uses this to help support change within Boards.

Sharon’s mission is focused on business effectiveness and efficiency, using a light touch transparent approach to embed solutions, often starting this process at the Board level, with Due Diligence and Board Evaluation programmes.

Webinar Schedule


04.30 – 5.15 (GMT + 1)

Q & A

05.15 – 5.30 (GMT + 1)

Wrap up

5.15 – 5.45 (GMT + 1)

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