Choose & Become Interview Series - Episode 1
I am honored to have Imran Qureshi as my guest for Episode One.
Imran exudes enduring success—a devoted husband and proud father, an incredibly successful business leader, and an inspiring community leader.
Imran lives his purpose, intentionally, each day.
Thank you, Imran.
As Head of North America for WTW with 30 years of experience, Imran Qureshi is accountable for connecting the entirety of WTW to clients and connecting our colleagues to the communities where they live and work. He has responsibility for WTW’s business in Canada and the United States across all business segments, growing revenue, representing WTW in the business community, and ensuring the engagement of ~17,000 colleagues.
Imran previously chaired the WTW North American Inclusion and Diversity Council where he collaborated with the Council to define and execute priorities to drive a more inclusive and diverse workforce. And, he previously sat on WTW’s Growth Board which sought to increase the company’s organic innovation efforts by supporting early-stage ideas that can expand the innovation pipeline.
Imran previously held leadership positions in WTW’s Global Services & Solutions business, during which he worked with North American and European multinationals helping them globalize through acquisition, organic growth, and governance. Before joining WTW, Imran was an international consultant in the United Kingdom.
Imran holds a BSc. degree in mathematics with honors from the University of Manchester in the U.K. and has an actuarial background. He has lectured on governance and globalization at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Imran is currently a board director at The Executives' Club of Chicago. Previously, he was the board chair of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and played a key role in helping The Executives’ Club of Chicago acquire HRMAC in 2021. He has been on the Faculty of WorldatWork where he taught M&A, and taught the International Benefits Course for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). He is frequently quoted in the press, regularly speaks at international conferences, and contributes to business and industry publications. In 2004, Imran was honored by Business Insurance magazine as one of “40 Under 40 People to Watch” in the commercial insurance and risk/benefits management services industries.
EPISODE KEY MOMENTS
Enduring Success: [01:09]
A First Choice: [04:55]
Two-Way Agreements: [07:45]
Community and Belonging: [19:55]
Boundless Love: [29:49]
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Blinded by the Light