IBM's Corporate Service Corps heading to six emerging countries to spark socio-economic growth while developing global leaders
One hundred IBM employees from thirty-three countries have been selected to participate in the company's new Corporate Service Corps programme, part of the Global Citizen's Portfolio initiative announced by CEO Sam Palmisano, to develop leadership skills while addressing socio-economic challenges in emerging markets.
Twelve teams of employees will be sent to Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, the Philippines, Ghana, and Tanzania in 2008 to work on projects that intersect economic development and information technology. The assignments were selected to use the skills IBM employees possess.
More than 5,000 high-potential employees applied to the programme and only 100 employees were selected, making this one of the most competitive employee programmes ever created by the company. IBM will select another 100 before the end of year and has committed to enabling 600 of its emerging leaders to participate over the next three years. Read more. (Source: IBM)
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26 March 2008