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Appointment of Sehr Ahmed to Xccelerate's Board

Lavine Hemlani
March 15, 2021
Last updated on
March 13, 2024

As the world begins to usher in the 4th industrial revolution, our Xccelerate team makes every effort to scale the gap between education and employment with a cutting edge curriculum and digital product development.

To help us on that journey we are pleased to welcome Sehr Ahmed to the Xccelerate family, joining the mission through our board. Sehr brings a global perspective, cultural savvy and multi-industry experience in leading change and transformation for global businesses. Her experience and commercial perspective on the future of work and skills agenda will enable us to make even more of an impact for our clients.

She is currently the CHRO Asia for Mercer and has held HR leadership roles for ABN AMRO, Chartis Insurance, McDonalds and IFM Investors. What sets her apart is her distinct commercial focus having started her career as a Corporate Banker and later transitioned into Human Resources.

Sehr has an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Edinburgh Business School where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. Prior to that, she graduated as a Wien Scholar from Brandeis University with a BA in Economics. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a certified Executive Coach from the Institute of Executive Coaching in Australia.

A self-confessed global nomad, having lived in 10 countries and 12 cities, she now resides in Hong Kong. Sehr is a passionate advocate for women having raised two children single-handedly while managing a global corporate career.

On her appointment Sehr said, "Transformation in the post-pandemic world has made skills the new human currency. I am passionate about helping people, companies and societies by upskilling for today and tomorrow."

Sehr's appointment as non-executive director is another valuable addition to Xccelerate, adding to the international board of directors including Milko Van Duijl, ex-president of Lenovo commented Lavine Hemlani, CEO & Founder of Xccelerate.

Xccelerate is bracing for an exciting 2021 with the launch of fresh, proprietary digital products and offerings that will strengthen our focus on an end-to-end education to employment ecosystem for adult learners.

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