About michael


What i think

If Every Company Has A Winning Strategy, Then Why Doesn’t Every Company Win?
Michael F Andrew argues that even the smallest of companies can be
sucessful — they just need to have a winning strategy in place..

​​​Michael F Andrew

Global Talent & Leadership Development Executive

and Leadership Author ​​


Minimizing your risks along the way

How to think like a CEO and act
like a leader

Michael F Andrew on why thinking and acting like a leader are two powerful components to successfully leading an enterprise.

Michael is currently the Chief Talent & Leadership Development Officer for the Al Faisaliah Group in Saudi Arabia where he is also a member of the Executive Committee and is a Board Advisor for the various operating sectors.  Prior to this role, he was the Group Vice President for Talent & Leadership Development for Emirates Telecommunications Company (Etisalat) where he was responsible for the leadership development and succession management of the company’s Operating CEO’s, Board Directors, the entire C-Suite of executives, Global Hi-Potentials, and the Top 100 Global Talent.  Michael was selected as a Board Advisory member for the Etisalat Academy and a member of the Global HR Strategy Committee. Michael was also the former head of the Global Leadership Institute at Rockwell Automation and former head of Global Leadership Development & Mentoring with Sun Microsystems.  As a business owner and consultant, Mike led efforts with Fortune 500 and global firms in creating and implementing high-profile, strategic leadership initiatives built around each business’ strategic imperatives, organizational change initiatives and pressing business challenges.   He has coached senior executives and McKinsey consultants around the world by offering practical business insights and actionable management solutions.  A brief sampling of his clients included: McKinsey, Etisalat, Compaq Computer, Prudential, BP, Amoco, Shell, Lucent Technologies, Kohler, Hallmark, etc.   Michael is also DDI “Master Certified” and has presented at international and regional conferences, global webinars and universities. He passed DDI’s intensive two-day CEO assessment with his “towering strength” as a CEO determined to be his execution discipline. He has authored articles in leading magazines such as “Chief Learning Officer,” “CEO Middle East,” “Talent Magazine,” etc.  
Michael holds three degrees from U.S. universities - BS in Business Administration, MBA, and post-MBA Certificate in Advanced Management Studies.