What does it take to be a good leader? On June 12, the event “Leaders Tribe People 2030” is arranged in Sarajevo as part of the Imagine2030/SDG Business Week. Hamdija Jusufagic is one of the invited speakers.
The project Imagine2030 is a project that aims to strengthen local knowledge and action on the Sustainable Development Goals in Bosnia-Herzegovina. One of the project’s initiatives is the SDG Business Week (Sustainable Development Goals) that will raise awareness of the critical role businesses play in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. During the SDG Business Week, Softhouse arranges Leaders Tribe People 2030 and has invited Hamdija Jusufagic to participate. The topic is “Good leadership”. Hamdija Jusufagic gives a glimpse of his presentation:
“Good leadership for me is to be accountable and courageous. You must understand global trends, realize what they mean to your business and have the courage to make changes if needed. Another aspect is diversity. We need all kinds of personalities to build productive teams. Last and not least, I believe in the sharing economy to encourage innovation,” says Hamdija Jusufagic.
Hamdija Jusufagic has strong connections to Bosnia-Herzegovina related to his family and the fact that he served as an UN soldier during the Balkan wars. Giving back to the country and being part of the country’s reconstruction process has been one of his driving forces since then. In Sweden, he started his first company System Verification in 2002 and in 2013 he established an office in Sarajevo. Since then, the team in Sarajevo has grown to about forty people and been accompanied by people from his second company, Reeinvent.
“Our success can be attributed to our strong company values and leadership. We have been very careful in appointing leaders and we have worked hard to implement an open culture where people can flourish,” says Hamdija Jusufagic.
At Leaders Tribe People 2030, Hamdija will share leadership learnings from his seventeen years as a business owner.
“I am looking forward to meeting you all and I hope to bring inspiration and courage to be a good leader.”
The SDG Business Week will take place on June 10-14. The conference is arranged by UNDP, the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina and SIDA.