Driven: How to fuel success through adversity
Join us for the next Leadership in Extraordinary Times event of 2021: Driven: How to fuel success through adversity
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas partnership has achieved extraordinary success in extraordinary times. This includes the record-breaking success of a seventh consecutive double World Championship title in turbulent times marked – not least by the COVID-19 pandemic the Black Lives Matter movement and increasing scrutiny around issues such as diversity and sustainability.

Toto Wolff and Tengku Muhammad Taufik are jointly responsible for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas partnership which has achieved the record-breaking success of a seventh consecutive double F1 World Championship title. While Toto and Tengku have been close partners in delivering this success and face many similar leadership challenges, they do so in very different sectors and in organizations of very different sizes. Professors Michael Smets and Marya Besharov discuss how their approaches to leadership have delivered success.

Our panel will discuss:

Personal leadership
Organizational Leadership
Societal Leadership
Toto Wolff, Team Principal Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1
Toto Wolff is Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. He is the managing partner of the team alongside wider responsibilities as Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.

Tengku Muhammad Taufik , President and Group Chief Executive Officer, PETRONAS

Tengku Muhammad Taufik is CEO of Petronas, the Malaysian oil company. Apart from a period at KPMG, Tengku has spent his career in the oil industry and was appointed CEO of Petronas in 2020.

Professor Michael Smets, Professor of Management, Saïd Business School
Michael’s research focuses on professional service firms (PSFs), especially their internationalisation, innovation and regulation.

Marya Besharov, Professor of Organisations and Impact, Saïd Business School
Marya is an organisational theorist with a background in sociology. She studies how organisations and their leaders navigate competing strategic priorities to achieve both social impact and commercial success.

Find out more about the event, and join us here live:
Date: 1 June 2021, 14:00 (Tuesday, 6th week, Trinity 2021)
Venue: Saïd Business School, Park End Street OX1 1HP
Speakers: Toto Wolff (Team Principal & CEO, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team), Tengku Muhammad Taufik (President and Group Chief Executive Officer, PETRONAS)
Organising department: Saïd Business School
Organiser: Oxford Saïd Events (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
Hosts: Michael Smets (Professor of Management, Saïd Business School), Marya Besharov (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
Part of: Leadership in extraordinary times
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Kristine Homoki