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ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS: The value of diverse perspectives and humble leadership

Season 4, Ep. 5

This month our host Harjot Singh is joined by Khaled Shahbo, Managing Director, Enterprise Holdings UK & Ireland and Dara Douglas, Director, PwC and One Young World Ambassador.


In this episode, Harjot and his guests discuss the value of diverse perspectives, humble leadership and being resilient. We find out from two passionate business leaders, that a person’s lived experience shapes who they are, where they are, and their future choices.


We also ask our guests, how can you succeed and lead if you feel like you don’t fit in? And how can diversity, inclusion and equality give your business the competitive advantage it needs? Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Enterprise Holding's Khaled Shahbo and Dara Douglas from PwC.



Our Guests


Khaled joined Enterprise in 1991 on the company’s graduate Management Training Programme in the US and learned the business at the front line, serving customers, managing the team - and washing cars. Only three years later, he joined a specially selected team to establish Enterprise UK as a start-up business, taking roles in the Northwest of England before becoming Managing Director of Scotland.


Since 2015, as Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, Khaled’s role has seen Enterprise develop into one of the UK’s leaders in shared mobility, extending the range of services offered through a network of 450 branches in neighbourhoods and communities around the UK with the development of Enterprise Car Club as well as the company’s commercial vehicle rental business.

Khaled is passionate about how rental can positively impact businesses, communities and individuals as part of a future mobility infrastructure where transport is shared and available to all through smart apps that guide travellers to make better, more sustainable choices. Under his stewardship, Enterprise continues to be recognised for exceptional levels of customer service and became a Which? Recommended Provider.


Khaled is involved in several community and philanthropic programmes. He is a board member of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and Bridge Builders Mentoring and has joined the Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Team.


Dara is responsible for leading new digital ways of working at PwC and helps PwC and our clients to adopt digital approaches such as agile, design thinking and growth mindset.


Dara is also a champion for Diversity and launched the Diversity Mentoring scheme, Multicultural Business Network, Colourbrave campaign and Black in Tech network.




The Lens Podcast


Supported by McCann and in partnership with One Young World, The Lens represents the breadth, diversity and priorities of the responsible business agenda. From gender equality to zero hours contracts, learning on the factory floor to activist businesses, The Lens covers a range of topics from a host of varying perspectives. 




Each episode brings together a business and future leader to foster disruptive conversations and fresh connections. Innovators and CEOs join Harjot Singh in the studio for a unique conversation covering their journeys, lessons learned, advice, insight and of course, the inspirational person they’d most like to meet for coffee. 




Business in the Community is The Prince's Responsible Business Network. We convene a unique network of purposeful leaders to share insight, expertise and create innovative programmes that deliver impact. Together our ambition is to make the UK the world leader at responsible business. 




Don’t forget to follow The Lens on Instagram and to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. instagram.com/thelenspodcast

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