About a year ago we had an idea for an exhibition that would present the face of business for the new century, as captured in the faces of those who look set to be the business leaders of the future. Its aim was to identify the new breed, whose management style and spirit will shape the new economy. It would celebrate their success as well as the photographic tradition of Management Today.
That vision comes to fruition in an exhibition this month at the National Portrait Gallery in London - Management Today Management Tomorrow, 21 leaders for the 21st century. It is a unique opportunity to see one of the country's leading galleries recognise our contemporary business leaders.
Seldom do the worlds of art and business combine in this extraordinary way. Selection did not follow a precise formula, but we consulted widely, notably with our sponsor, Spencer Stuart, the executive search consultants, and after many discussions and negotiations we think we have it right.