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Executive mentors wanted - only millennials need apply

Many young professionals have been given a new mandate: to advise the top ranks of their companies.

David Watson, left, a managing director at Deutsche Bank, and Fernando Hernandez, an engineer at the bank who has mentored him. Mr Watson credited Mr Hernandez with good tips for retaining young employees and with helping him spot trends in the financial tech industry.

JUNIOR office workers once had a fairly predictable set of daily tasks. Write the sales memo. Build the PowerPoint. Make the coffee.

Now, many young professionals have a new mandate: drag the boss into the 21st century.

While businesses chase evanescent market trends and grapple...

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