BMW Credit’s Matthias Schlesiger wins an award at the 2023 Malaysia Management Excellence Awards
His outstanding leadership and remarkable business strategy helped BMW achieve success.
Matthias Schlesiger, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BMW Credit, showcased exceptional leadership qualities that steered the organisation to success, earning him the distinguished title of Executive of the Year in the Financial Services category at the 2023 Malaysia Management Excellence Awards.
Matthias’ profound understanding of the pivotal role played by BMW Credit's employees is evident in his unwavering commitment to cultivating an inclusive work environment. He places significant value on every team member across various departments, actively involving them in decision-making processes to instil a sense of belonging and empowerment.
Under Matthias' guidance, BMW Credit witnessed the establishment of a trust-based leadership culture. This was achieved through the implementation of a feedback-centric environment that encourages open and honest communication among team members, fostering a space where ideas can flow freely, and collaboration can thrive.
At the core of Matthias's leadership philosophy is a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement within BMW Credit. Actively seeking and implementing best practices from diverse markets, he encourages teams to adapt these practices to the unique context of the company. This agile approach enables BMW Credit to remain responsive to the dynamic changes in its landscape.
Setting himself apart from traditional executive roles, Matthias is notably one of the most approachable and friendly leaders at BMW Credit. This unique style has facilitated the easy garnering of trust from team members. By actively listening to the concerns and ideas of all employees and instilling faith in their capabilities, Matthias has cultivated cohesive and high-performing teams.
BMW Credit’s Matthias Schlesiger not only devised and successfully implemented a committed business strategy but also empowered and valued the individuals crucial to the company's achievements. His dedication to inclusivity, trust-based leadership, and a culture of continuous improvement set a benchmark for executive leadership, leaving a positive impact on each team member.
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