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Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) held two week advanced leadership development program in Madinah, KSA

21 May, 2012

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(Madinah – May 19th 2012): The Program for Advanced Leadership and Management (PALM 4) organized by MILE for its fourth edition held from April 27th to May 12th 2012 in Madinah KSA, brought senior executives and aspiring leaders representing around dozen of countries and nationalities coming from (Telecom, Banking and Finance, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Retail, Public Sector, Education etc, Sectors of activities. PALM4, and innovative workshop centered on the themes of leadership and management practices.

PALM4 program combined high quality content, presented by renown speakers. Participants were given the opportunity to discuss case studies relevant to their professional activities and to the regional context; enabling them to be exposed, to new concepts, approaches and practices. PALM 4 speakers and facilitators included academics & business leaders from Harvard Business School, Stanford University, Columbia University, IE Business School, IESE Business School, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, IMD, Ulker, KPMG, Arab Contractors, Aramex, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Al-Zamil Group and Achieve Global. All represented organizations and institutions were unified in the goal of PALM4, which is to develop and propose solutions to a wide range of pressing issues and challenges in leadership by empowering and engaging the participants while connecting them to businesses and organizations, locally and globally.

PALM 4 was specifically designed to meet the needs of senior executives from the region by covering critical areas of Strategy, Operations, Scenario Planning, Innovation, Marketing and Talent Management. Participants were given exposure to numerous structured case studies to discuss, present and run real time simulations to take on spot decisions. One-On-One coaching sessions with consultants were also arranged for their psychometric assessments, public media speaking and social media marketing strategies.

As part of the program a one day conference entitled "Meet The Business Leaders" in Madinah was held at Dewan-Al- Marifah¸ Knowledge Economic City - Madinah. The conference featured Keynote speakers namely Mr. Osman Ahmed of Global Head-Strategic Alliances Siemens Abu Dhabi, Mr. Ali Ulker, Vice Chairman of Ulker Group Turkey, Mr. Khalid Al-Zamil of Al Zamil Group, Mr. Samih Darwaza, Chairman of Hikma Pharmaceuticals Jordan, Dr. Walid Fakieh, CEO of International Medical Center KSA, Mr. Omer Saeed, CEO of Servis Industries Pakistan and Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Managing Director A.K. Khan & Co Bangladesh, and were invited for panel discussions. The conference was moderated by Mr. Bill Connor, Principal Oratorio Media& Presentation Company USA, Dr. Farhat Ali, Dean CTO Institute Stanford School of Business, Dr. Alexander Van De Putte, IE Business School, Dr. Basil Mustafa, Said Business School Oxford University and Dr. Kamel Jedidi of Columbia Business School USA.

During the program, participants also got an opportunity to have field trips around Madinah. In addition to visiting a number of historical sites and mosques, they also attended an exclusive guided tour of the haram (the mosque of the prophet Mohamed (PBUH)), a rare opportunity for all of them to learn about the operational mechanism of the grand mosque, both from logistical operations to managing high tech advanced audio and temperature control systems.

MILE is now geared up to launch another high impact program) in the month of September 2012 on Good Governance, called High Performance Government (HPG 2).

Note for Editors

MILE offer participants engagements with the world's most influential academics and business leaders to discuss and debate on a range of critical management and leadership issues. Our programs offer the participants the opportunity to become agents of positive change in their respective organizations and accomplish their personal goals. MILE's programs are delivered by industry leaders, professors and authors from top business schools and consultants from the finest global consulting firms who share their knowledge and know-how with our growing network of participants.

Dr. Mohamed M. Mahmoud
Executive Director
Wharton alumnus, 86
The Madinah Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE)
+966.4. 865 3046 Ext. 4013/4014

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