The Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist: An Innovation Series by GBSN and Korn Ferry


Online, Zoom


Session #1: April 12

Session #2: July 27

Session #3: September 27


Emma Martens,


The task of universities and business schools is “to prepare graduates for jobs that do not yet exist.” These jobs of the future are being created right now by leading businesses worldwide.

Korn Ferry and the Global Business School Network are excited to announce their partnership to deliver a series of conversations with business leaders who are catalyzing innovation. These include chief strategy and innovation officers and other c-suite executives working where industries and ecosystems are intersecting in spectacular ways to generate the jobs of the future. These conversations will be designed for a global audience of business students and alumni, as well as the staff and faculty who are helping them navigate careers in a rapidly changing world. The live sessions will involve interactive components, such as Q&A and chat. The sessions will be recorded and packaged as a series. Live sessions will be offered once every other month.


Session #1: Workforce of the Future

The first fireside chat, The Workforce of the Future, happened on Tuesday, 12 April 8:00am EDT / 2:00pm CEST, with Lisa Harrison and Grace Chew from preeminent organizational consultancy, Korn Ferry who let us in on seven trends impacting the future of work, and its impact on people, leadership, organization and culture.

Future of Work Trends

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Session #2: Urban Air Mobility

The first fireside chat, Urban Air Mobility, happened on Wednesday, 27 July 9:00am EDT / 3:00pm CEST, with Esina Alic CEO of Res Novae Group and Grace Chew from preeminent organizational consultancy, Korn Ferry who discussed the development, current landscape, and how companies are innovating in the Urban Air Mobility Sector. We also considered the hard and soft skillsets business schools need to equip their student with to help them be competitive in the urban air mobility sector.

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Session #3: Financial Technology

The first fireside chat, Financial Technology, happened on Tuesday, 27 September at 11:00am EDT / 5:00pm CEST, with Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-Founder of CFTE. Alongside Korn Ferry and GBSN, we discussed The Fintech Job Report which analyzes the skills required to join this new sector, the consequences for individuals already in finance, and the ramification of the industry. Additionally, we explored what business schools need to know about the potential job roles, and the relevant employability skills to ensure their students are successful in this ever changing industry.

About the Partners

About the Global Business School Network

Founded in 2003 by the World Bank, today the Global Business School Network is an independent global non-profit 501(c)3 with headquarters based in Washington, D.C. Economies and societies grow on the success of organizations that create meaningful jobs, increase wealth and well-being, and generate innovations to improve society. These organizations are created by resourceful entrepreneurs and run by competent, responsible leaders and managers. Our role at GBSN—the reason why we exist—is to ensure that the developing world has the management talent (leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs) it needs to generate prosperity.

Within the context of the emerging economies mission, GBSN builds activities, programs and projects that enable the creation of new knowledge, provide meaningful international experiences, and build relationships that can transform management education, as well as provide broad visibility to our member schools as a champion and change maker for economic and social development. More information visit

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm that works with its clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. Korn Ferry helps them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

Its 10,000 experts in more than 50 countries deliver on five core areas: Organization Strategy, Assessment & Succession, Talent Acquisition, Leadership & Professional Development and Total Rewards.

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