Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award


Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Executive Summary

In today’s competitive world, successful companies pay a lot of emphasis on a sustainable talent management and leadership development programme. Such systems when properly designed and implemented, help secure the current and future business performance of the company.

Engro, one of the largest conglomerates of Pakistan, has a diversified business portfolio from fertilizers to foods, power generation to petrochemical, commodity trading to chemical storages. This diversified portfolio is supported by a robust leadership development programme which the company inherited from its predecessor, Exxon. To keep up pace with the modern best practices and business dynamics, this leadership development programme, commonly known as the 'Top Talent programme, has gone through a metamorphosis. Designed and launched in 2011 with the help of world renowned consultants, the new programme has a robust design and a systematic approach towards acquiring, developing and retaining top talent. However, due to cultural issues, there has been some negative sentiment among the masses. The management is at cross-roads to decide whether to scrape the new system and turned back to the legacy system or move on with this new system.

The purpose of this research project is to help Engro’s senior management to decide about the destiny of this programme in a rationale and objective manner.

This thesis analyzes Engro’s Leadership Development programme, evaluates the current state and health of the programme, bench-marks it with the industry and analyzes the voice of the customer i.e. both top and non-top talent employees. Based on these inputs, it analyzes the key focus areas and gaps and recommends corrective action.



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