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INSEAD Abu Dhabi Marks Successful Global EMBA Launch

The second module of INSEAD’s internationally ranked Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme in the Middle East commenced recently at the school’s campus in Abu Dhabi, bringing together 26 participants from 15 nationalities.

INSEAD Hosts Middle East Public-Private Partnerships Debate

Sixty senior financial executives gathered at INSEAD’s Abu Dhabi campus to debate ‘Public-Private Partnerships in the Middle East’ to explore ways to combine private and public sector funding to support regional capital projects. The seminar is the second in the series of INSEAD Policy Breakfast’s held in Abu Dhabi, which allows leaders from the region to discuss current policy issues.

GCC Economic Diversification can be achieved by widening the knowledge base of the economy

INSEAD, the leading international business school, in association with the royal Norwegian embassy today hosted a seminar in Abu Dhabi to discuss the pivotal role knowledge plays in economic diversification, especially in the GCC region. The seminar, attended by senior executives and leading scholars, from government and private institutions, was the inaugural INSEAD Policy Breakfast of the series that engages leaders from around the GCC to debate government policy and initiatives.
INSEAD welcomes the first participants of the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Programme in Abu Dhabi campus

INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced the launch of its world renowned Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) programme in its Abu Dhabi campus. The newly-launched GEMBA in Abu Dhabi offers the opportunity for participants in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia to join the programme in a convenient location of the United Arab Emirates’ vibrant capital.
INSEAD and ADCB partner to provide financing options for executive MBA participants

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced a partnership to offer educational financing to INSEAD’s Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) participants. ADCB’s financial product, ADCB Education loan, provides financing options for professional executives to participate in the GEMBA programme at INSEAD’s Abu Dhabi campus.

INSEAD and Booz study finds Private Equity in the Middle East is emerging stronger and smarter from the financial crisis.

INSEAD, the leading international business school, has partnered with Booz & Company to issue a report entitled Private Equity in the Middle East: A Rising Contender in Emerging Markets. The report examines how the industry has evolved over the years as well as its current challenges and outlook.

H.H. Sheikh Omar Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurates INSEAD’s Abu Dhabi Campus and witnesses the Graduation Ceremony of the Masters in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Omar Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. President’s Aide de Camp, INSEAD, the leading international business school, today inaugurated its campus in Abu Dhabi with an official ceremony and witnessed the graduation ceremony of the Masters in Entrepreneurial Leadership. The programme was exclusively developed for members of the Centre of Excellence of the, General Secretariat of the Executive Council, through a strategic partnership between INSEAD and the Centre.

INSEAD Alumni Association Hosts Event in Beirut

Beirut, 9 June 2010 – INSEAD, the leading international business school, announced the Lebanese Alumni Association hosted an event in Beirut, Lebanon at the Biel conference centre, in downtown Beirut. Through a series of thought-provoking sessions, leaders from business, government and academia discussed strategies for driving innovation in the Middle East, as well as how Lebanon navigated the economic crisis.

INSEAD focuses on Masdar Initiative and beyond at Business of Sustainability seminar at Abu Dhabi Campus

INSEAD, the leading international business school, recently hosted a seminar on ‘Changing Business of Urban Sustainability: Masdar Initiative and Beyond’ at the school’s Campus in Abu Dhabi. Leading experts from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Booz & Company and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi discussed key sustainability issues affecting the Middle East region.
INSEAD invites former US President’s financial market advisor to Alumni Association Event on its Abu Dhabi Campus

INSEAD, the leading international business school, recently hosted its first International Alumni Association (IAA) event on the school’s Abu Dhabi Campus. Dr. Philippa Malmgren, internationally renowned policy expert, and former US President’s financial market advisor, served as the keynote speaker. Alumni and regional leaders attended the lecture to hear Dr. Malmgren deliver a talk on ‘Politics, Policy and Geopolitics: The Risk to the Markets.’

UAE ranks first in MENA on INSEAD and World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report

INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced the findings of the 2009-2010 Global Information Technology Report, a study which the School has jointly published with the World Economic Forum for the past nine years. The report examines the key role of information and communications technologies (ICT) as an enabler of a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable world in the aftermath of the most serious economic crises in decades. Of the fourteen Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries assessed, the UAE has once again been placed at number one.

INSEAD Hosts Executive Education Programme Series for Abu Dhabi's Critical National Infrastructure Authority

INSEAD, the leading international business school, recently conducted the first module of its Executive Education Programme Series for the Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), the leading government authority tasked with handling the protection and security of Abu Dhabi’s vital assets and infrastructure. The programme for CNIA will take place over the next three months on the school's Abu Dhabi and Fontainebleau campuses. Participants from CNIA will undergo training in four separate modules, including strategic planning and performance management; managing human resources; managing financial resources; and leading people.
INSEAD and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Issue Global Innovation Index (GII) 2009/10 Report

Iceland, Sweden and Hong Kong lead the rankings of the Global Innovation Index (GII) Report 2009-2010, released today by INSEAD, the leading international business school, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait and Qatar were placed as the top three from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Among the best innovators from last year, USA (eleven), UK (fourteen), Germany (sixteen) have fallen in ranks.
INSEAD to Host Global Executive MBA Master Class and Information Session in Dubai

INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced that it will host an information session and master class for executives interested in learning more about the school’s Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA). Taking place at Mina A’Salam Hotel in Dubai, on 18th March 2010 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm, executives will have the opportunity to meet and network with INSEAD alumni and hear about INSEAD’s GEMBA programme and admissions process.
INSEAD to Host Global Executive MBA Master Class and Information Session in Bahrain

INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced that it will host an information session and master class for executives interested in learning more about the school’s Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA). Taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain on 17 March 2010 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm, executives will have the opportunity to meet and network with INSEAD alumni and hear about INSEAD’s GEMBA programme and admissions process.
INSEAD Abu Dhabi Announces the Launch of its Global Executive MBA Programme from the Middle East

Executives from Qatar now have the opportunity to join an internationally-recognised business school in the neighbouring city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. INSEAD, the leading international business school, has launched its world renowned Executive MBA programme from its Abu Dhabi campus starting in the 2010/2011 academic year. This marks an important milestone for executive education in the region, and is an indication of the growing importance of global executive education in the GCC region.
INSEAD Announces the Launch of its Global Executive MBA Programme from the Middle East

Executives from the African continent now have the opportunity to join an internationally recognised business school in the neighbouring city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. INSEAD, the leading international business school, has announced it will launch its world renowned Executive MBA programme from its Abu Dhabi campus starting in the 2010/2011 academic year. This marks an important milestone for executive education in the region, and an indication of the growing importance of Africa in global executive education.
First INSEAD Leadership Summit in the Middle East declared a success

Under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, INSEAD, one of the world's leading business schools, today held its first Leadership Summit Middle East. More than 300 delegates from around the world and GCC attended, including H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Research, and H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC).

INSEAD to Host Inaugural Leadership Summit Middle East

Under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, INSEAD, the leading international business school, will host its inaugural Leadership Summit Middle East on 17 January 2010.

Focusing on the theme of ‘Leadership in a Changing World: From Dreams into Action,’ the Summit will gather distinguished leaders from business, government and academia from around the world to present their views and direct discussions on innovation and leadership.

INSEAD Announces the Launch of its Global Executive MBA Programme from Middle East

INSEAD, the leading international business school, today announced it will launch its world renowned Executive MBA programme from its Abu Dhabi campus starting in the 2010/2011 academic year. Executives from Saudi and the region now have the opportunity to join an internationally recognised business school in the neighbouring city of Abu Dhabi. This marks an important milestone for executive education in the region, and an indication of the growing importance of the region in global executive education.

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