2 Apr 2018
Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments, organized the 2018 edition of its exclusive Investcorp Leadership Program in partnership with INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools. The four-day Program, held between 26 to 29 March in INSEAD’s campus in Fontainebleau, France, was attended by over 40 Future leaders from across the GCC region.
The Investcorp Leadership Program has been uniquely designed to provide its participants with a platform to develop their leadership skills and enhance their capabilities to navigate the increasingly challenging global marketplace.
Commenting on the Program, Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp said: “The Investcorp Leadership Program has become a significant milestone in the Firm’s business calendar. Every year we try to engineer the best platform for the bright business minds of this region to come together and enhance their strategic thinking skills through world-class education. By collaborating with the prestigious business school of INSEAD, we intend for our attendees to learn from some of the most renowned professors and scholars and hone their skills through academia, culture and meeting like-minded people. We see a lot of potential in the rising leaders in the GCC and we remain committed to equipping them with the necessary tools to progress in their respective careers.”
The four-day Program featured sessions focused on leadership and entrepreneurship. On the first day, seasoned entrepreneurs at Station F – the world’s largest start-up campus located in Paris – shared their experiences in working on disruptive ideas with innovative management approaches. Over the course of the second day, a host of Investcorp’s senior leaders delivered a number of talks sharing insights from Investcorp and its experience as a global investment firm. Loïc Sadoulet and Randel Carlock, Affiliate Professors at INSEAD, also hosted several sessions.
The evening wrapped up at an exclusive gala dinner for the event’s participants which was held at the stunning 17th century masterpiece; the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The gala featured a keynote speech from George de Lama, president of Eisenhower Fellowships, as well as a piano performance by renowned pianist and Eisenhower Fellow, Claire-Marie Le Guay.
The program concluded with certificate distribution ceremony and closing remarks by Mohammed Al-Shroogi, Co-CEO of Investcorp.