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7 Questions with Philip Ovanessians

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7 Questions with Philip Ovanessians

Name: Philip Ovanessians

Current title: Vice President of Commercial Management

Current organization: Worley

Mr. Ovanessians has been in the engineering procurement and construction industry for over 25 years. He has led the team globally and previously was the Vice President of Supply Chain for Jacobs Engineering and Vice President for Samsung C&T.

7 Questions  with Philip Ovanessians


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Ensuring the decisions I make are inclusive and take are aligned with the company's objectives

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I started my career taking on Global Field Construction Assignments and I always raised my hand for the most challenging assignments

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
With the pandemic I structure my work days to the needs of my global internal and external clients. If my clients need me for a meeting at 2 am then I make myself available.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Always be a servant leader. Look for potential and stretch assignment for people

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Start with Why by Simon Sinek. OFten we are creatures of habit instead of looking at the 'lens' of someone else

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

By having team players that have charisma.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

Always be authentic. Once I had a difficult client and the way I got around winning that client was being myself.

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