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Viveka Anderton

Viveka Anderton

Organisational Development | Leadership Values | Sustainability, Resilience and Ethics | Specialist Middle East

United Kingdom

Viveka is a Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant and Coach with over 30 years’ experience working across the corporate and public sector in over 50 countries. Before starting her consultancy business Viveka held senior positions in the Telecoms industry. Swedish born Viveka thrives in challenging international environments and delivers tailored, organisational transformation programmes, including sustainability and diversity programmes. Viveka actively promotes performance driven cultures in Europe and Middle East, developing leaders, through executive and team coaching, and customised training. She specialises in sustainable leadership, ethics, gender equality, discrimination, human rights, ISO 26000, UN Guiding Principles (UNGP), OECD due-diligence, UN SDSN SDGs.

Viveka has a special passion for the Middle East with 25 years of experience from across the region (Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey UAE). Viveka is a specialist on topics key to the MENA region; multi-cultural teams, nationalisation in the Gulf, operational efficiency & governance in Egypt, health & safety, diversity and gender, growth and development of family businesses. Viveka holds multiple degrees in Business & Economics, Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Social Anthropology and Arabic. Her portfolio has been further enhanced by her application of tools on organisational culture, cross-cultural assessment, training and mediation. She has adapted organisational and leadership assessment tools to suit the cultural context of the Middle East.

Viveka has published articles and papers on topics related to leadership and organisational values in the Middle East and furthermore spoken on the topic at e.g. American University of Beirut, Middle Eastern Association, AWGE –Arab Women in the Gulf Economy and London School of International Communication. Viveka received an EU grant to support her work on cultural understanding between the EU and the Middle East. Furthermore, she was selected and sponsored by the Dubai government for a ‘women exchange programme’. Viveka is fluent in English and also speaks, reads and writes Arabic.


Experience:

  • Associate (Mentor Group Ltd)
  • CEO and Founder (Vita Consulting Services Ltd)
  • CSR Consultant (Connexxions Media & Marketing Ltd)
  • Senior Consultant and Head of Business Development (CSR Company International)
  • Associate and Member of TPCL Middle East Advisory Board (TPC Leadership)

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