By Kevin {Kaushik} Pramanik

 

 About the author: Kaushik Pramanik is a 23+ years of experienced & highly passionate banking and finance senior management executive; he is University of Oxford, Harvard Business School, University of Cambridge and The Wharton School awarded High Impact Organizational Leader, Management and Strategy practitioner. He has worked at international big banks like Citi, Credit Suisse, UBS, BNY Mellon and Lloyds; executed many strategic and regulatory programmes and projects in his career.

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  1. What is your view on organizational and business vision?
  2. How important is the vision to transform an organization or the business landscape from the present state to the future state?
  3. How do you derive the strategy from the vision and subsequent strategic objectives?
  4. What is your view on strategy development and strategy execution? What is more important and why?
  5. How do you execute the strategy in the organization and how do you derive the road-map to realize the same?
  6. What are the various challenges you have faced to execute the strategy in the organization?
  7. How do you measure the implementation of each strategic objective to accomplish the end vision?
  8. What is the difference between strategic solution and tactical solution? How are they linked together?
  9. How do you derive business, organizational and functional target operating models in the organization?
  10. How do you synchronize business and functional value chain with the organizational structure?
  11. Are you aware of industry standard Change Management, Program Management and Project Management framework? If yes, describe each of them briefly.
  12. How do you govern a large scale program or project? What are various key requirements?
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13. What are the differences between a regulatory program and change program?

14. What is the role of steering committee or program board?

15. Please explain in brief about the relationship between Portfolio, Program and Project Management.

16. What is your view on continuous improvement and design thinking? Please elaborate.

17. How do you add value to organizational or company shareholders? What are the key measurements?

18. Have you involved in annual budget process and management accounting during your term? Please explain.

19. What are the key qualities of an organizational and business leader?

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20. How do you motivate your team to accomplish the business and organizational vision and mission?

21. How do you lead cross-functional, cross-divisional and cross-regional global team? What are the various challenges?

22. Explain in brief about the cultural diversity, equality, fairness, and ethics in the organization.

23. What do you think about performance oriented reward & recognition, discipline, work-life balance, health awareness inside the organization?

24. What is your view on partnership with off-shore vendors and professional service firms?

25. How do you negotiate with key stakeholders and key business partners to achieve the win-win solution?

 

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