Consulting leaders speaking at Human Capability Initiative

23 February 2024 3 min. read
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Organized for the first time, the Human Capability Initiative will be held at King Abdulaziz International Convention Center in Riyadh next week.

The Human Capability Initiative will bring together over 6,000 experts, decision makers, and more than 150 international keynote speakers from government, private and non-profit entities, and think tanks from over 50 countries to discuss the latest trends and shifts in human capital development.

The two-day event, which is one of the Vision 2030 Realization Programs, will focus on how to strengthen the human capability development ecosystem, promote innovative policy design and creative solutions, and how to build future-proof skills.

Consulting leaders speaking at Human Capability Initiative

According to Yousef Al-Benyan, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education, “the conference is the first of its kind global cooperative platform to catalyze international collaboration, enrich global dialogue in human capability development, and contribute to the development of human skills and a prosperous global economy.”

“The conference will discuss challenges facing human capabilities development in light of global changes, and the most important skills required in the future global labor market, in addition to the impact of rapid developments in the digital and economic fields on human capabilities.”

Consultants driving the agenda

Among the 150 speakers at the event are numerous leading figures from the world of consulting. This includes Gregory Case (CEO of Aon), Anuradha Khosla (Senior Vice President at HCLTech), Jean-Marc Laouchez (President at Korn Ferry), Laura Luelsdorf (Public Sector Lead Middle East at Egon Zehnder), Anton Stepanenko (Partner at Boston Consulting Group), Marco Vasconi (Partner at Kearney), and Sally Jeffery (Leader of Global Education & Skills Network at PwC)

Marsh McLennan has two speakers on the line-up: Renée McGowan (CEO for India, Middle East and Africa at Marsh McLennan), and Ana Kreacic (Chief Knowledge Officer at Oliver Wyman). The same applies for Bain & Company, with James Root (Senior Partner) and John Hazan (Partner), and KPMG, with Ismail Daham Alani (Partner) and Hanan Alowain (Partner).

All in all, the event will feature more than 100 sessions, including dialogue sessions, interactive workshops, and presentations, all focused on the development of human capability.

Meanwhile, five consulting firms have been named official partners of the event: Bain & Company, Oliver Wyman, Kearney, KPMG, and PwC.


In addition to informative sessions, the Human Capability Initiative event will provide the stage for the announcements of significant partnerships and projects involving government bodies, private sector companies, the non-profit sector, and several global organizations.

“Over 40 announcements are expected to be made, reflecting the Kingdom’s commitment to working collaboratively with all partners,” said Al-Benyan.