Ammar Alhassan, FCMA, CGMA

Retail’s future and timeless leadership topics


Each week, we’ll delve into the reading lists of finance professionals around the world. This week, we hear from Ammar Alhassan, FCMA, CGMA, the deputy CEO and CFO of BMMI, a retail, distribution, logistics, hospitality, and contract supply group based in Bahrain, with operations in ten countries in the Middle East and Africa. Here are topics, both current and timeless, that are resonating with him:

  • High-Performing Teams: A Timeless Leadership Topic”: McKinsey Quarterly details executives’ thoughts on three key themes that are vital in building a team. The first: alignment, or a shared belief of what the company is striving towards and the team’s role in achieving that goal.

  • 3 Predictions for the Future of Retail – From the CEO of Walmart”: This article, from the World Economic Forum, highlights how customer habits have changed, how they might change in the future, and how companies must adjust.

  • Herzberg’s Motivators and Hygiene Factors”: Referencing the famous 1968 Harvard Business Review article by Frederick Herzberg, MindTools summarises Herzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory. The content is considered a foundation of motivation theory and has guided leaders in successfully influencing and motivating others.