The Marel Leadership Program

17 Apr 2017

For the past few years, Marel has developed the Marel Leadership Program (MLP) in collaboration with TIAS Business School in the Netherlands.

The Marel Leadership Program aims to identify and develop employees with a combination of drive, ability, ambition and positive attitude that makes them potential future leaders at Marel. The program represents a significant investment in knowledge, skills and leadership, and is a major contribution to the organization’s culture.

TIAS is the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. Both universities have a strong track record in technology, economy, management, and society. According to the Financial Times, TIAS is one of the top business schools in Europe.

The MLP was inspirational. The program challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and face situations I often found reason to avoid.

– Ross Layton, Regional Sales Manager, second MLP participant

Future leaders

In the program, participants work in project teams on real business projects with strategic relevance for Marel and their recommendations are then shared with Marel management. The studies take place in a virtual campus to facilitate the idea that learning is an individual and social process that is not restricted to a specific place or time but rather takes place 24/7.

Throughout the program, participants work on their personal leadership development goals. They explore the concept of leadership and the key challenges that managers face when leading people and teams. Through guided peer coaching sessions, participants are likewise encouraged to reflect on and develop their personal leadership style and interpersonal skills.

Our future leaders need to be ready to tackle the challenges that are yet to come. This program enables our front runners to grow their potential even further both as individuals and as a team making Marel stronger and more prepared for our next steps.

– Arni Oddur Thordarson, Chief Executive Officer

At the forefront

The goal of the Marel Leadership Program extends far beyond a training course. It is meant to implement leadership into the Marel organization and create a network of people working together to be the leading global provider of advanced processing systems and services to the poultry, meat and fish industries.

Marel Leadership Program