Corporate recovery and insolvency firm KRyS Global hosted its first CEO Symposium in Cayman on Thursday, 18 October, at the Britannia Golf Club.
Managing Director Margot MacInnis and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Krys devised the event to address the difficulties and challenges experienced by chief executives transitioning from being a project leader to a business leader.
“One of the issues I have encountered is in seeking guidance from professionals who have previously been in similar situations to mine and could mentor me through the process,” Mr. Krys said. “Having a chance to speak with a number of business leaders on the Islands, I learned that they too share this problem.”
With that in mind, KRyS Global together with Cayman’s top business leaders, started planning the symposium.
KRyS Global approached Don Seymour of dms Offshore Investments Ltd, Nancy Lewis of Intertrust Group, Cindy Scotland of CIMA and Steve McIntosh of CML Offshore Recruitment to speak with Kenneth Krys as moderator. Together these speakers shared candid insights and discussed valuable tips and guidelines for directing and managing offshore businesses.
Coupled with the intimate setting and the talkshow format, the relaxed atmosphere of the session, helped break down the barriers of traditional meeting structures and enabled speakers and guests alike to interact and discuss current topical issues. The symposium covered a number of challenges including the transition to becoming a chief executive, delegation, how to develop a culture within your organisation, performance management and work-life balance.
The symposium was aimed at other business owners and leaders in Cayman, from a broad range of business sectors, including legal, construction and service industries.
KRyS Global is planning on hosting at least one of these events a year, whereby business owners can tap into the perspective and experience of the business leaders in our community.