MILE Madinah hosted first ever Telecom Leadership Program and Conference for Muslim Corporate Leaders
19 March, 2012
(Madinah – KSA, March 12th, 2012) -- Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) held a one week leadership development program on High Performance Telecom (HPT) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The program attracted large number of executives from the Telecom Industry (from public and private sectors) across the world. They came from Malaysia, Brunei, Sudan, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, India and Pakistan. Participants represented some of the major regional brands; such as, STC, Mobily, Oracle, CISCO, MTN, EMS, USF-CITC, Telekom Malaysia, Go, Evolyx, NCTIS.
The program was specifically designed to meet the needs of senior executives from telecommunication industry in the Middle East by covering key critical areas of, strategy, operation, customer focus, growth, risk and leadership. Furthermore, selection of speakers from the top academic institutes of the world, such as, Yale Business School of Management, Stanford, Babson, LUMS coupling up with the facilitator(s) belonging to the telecom regulatory authorities created a perfect environment for an interoperable knowledge sharing platform between participants and speakers. Throughout the program participants remain engaged with various stimulating sessions, including hands on simulation exercises designed exclusively for the telecom senior professionals enabling them to take real time decisions affecting their own organizations.
Considering the intensive module of program design, participants were equally given a chance for outdoor activities arranged by MILE. Exclusive underground tours of the Harum-e Nabawi -- Mosque of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Madinah Museum, dinner with local businessmen at farm houses were arranged and joyfully cherished by all participants.
Last day of the program a one day event conference on Meet The Leaders from Telecom Industry was held in Le Meridien Hotel Madinah, KSA. Keynote speakers Eng. Mohammad Al-Jasser, STC Vice President, Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, ILA Chairmen, Mr. Stewart White, Head of Telecoms in KPMG MESA, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, CEO of ICT Fund UAE, Mr. Fabio Colasanti, President of IIC, Mr. Dato' Sri Zam, Group CEO of Telekom Malaysia, Mr. Hilal Halaoui, Senior Partner at Booz&co and Ambassador Mohammad Noor, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation were invited for panel discussions which were moderated by Mr. Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications, Mr. Farhat Ali Associate dean of Stanford CTO Forum and Ex Global CEO of Fujitsu, Dr. Jamshed Khan, Associate Dean, LUMS and Dr. Mohsen Khalil, Global Head Communications, The Wolrd Bank. The conference was also streamed live and webcasted over the internet from Madinah.
Overall the program was sponsored by STC as Diamond Sponsor, IIC as academic sponsor, EMS as powered by sponsor and CNBC as media sponsor.
The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) brings senior executives and high potential leaders from all over the world for executive education to discover new dimensions in leadership development, good governance, telecom training, HR Performance and various other management practices to help them grow in their business careers.
Notes to Editors:
The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) was initiated as a Corporate Social Responsibility Program of Savola Group, and grew into a collaborative initiative aiming to attract contributions and support from many other companies, academic institutions, research and consulting organizations, and professional groups.
MILE is focused on building leadership and entrepreneurial excellence in the Arab and Muslim world. The non-profit organization is building local intellectual capital and leveraging a business model that ensures sustainability and relevant development opportunities to our present and future business leaders. Our programs offer an invaluable opportunity for qualified high performance individuals to expand their leadership skills to a global level.
Our culture and excellence of our programs are fulfilling one of our key objectives:
"To establish MILE as a recognized business management role model for global enterprises and entrepreneurs."
Dr. Mohamed M. Mahmoud
Wharton alumnus, 86
The Madinah Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE)
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