14 Mar 2023
Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, has concluded its 2023 Leadership Program in partnership with European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin. The program addressed major issues facing modern leaders – from adapting to the pace of next generation technology to leading in a dynamic, fast-evolving economy. Over five days, 45 participants attended engaging sessions covering global economic and political trends, the financing of innovation and industry and digital transformation.
During the program, Mohammed Alardhi, Investcorp’s Executive Chairman, spoke about the firm’s present and future plans in a fireside chat moderated by Professor Jörg Rocholl PhD, President, and Deutsche Bank Professor in Sustainable Finance, ESMT Berlin.
Mohammed Alardhi articulated his ambition and vision to grow the business from $50bn assets under management (AUM) to $100bn AUM. Mr. Alardhi also shared insights from his multi-decade career in the armed forces and the investment industry, and how his experiences had shaped him as a leader.
“The modern leader is challenged to navigate increasing levels of complexity,” said Mohammed Alardhi. “New and disruptive business models are rising quickly and understanding the interplay between different megatrends is far from easy – but we all know that sustainability, the energy transition and digitalization will define the coming decades.”
He added: “Investcorp is committed to knowledge-sharing and shaping the next generation of leaders, and our program aims to equip attendees with the skills they need to make the right decisions in an age of technology and disruption.”
“We are delighted to have supported Investcorp in delivering an outstanding leadership course this year in Berlin. At a time when there is a myriad of opportunities available for up-and-coming leaders, with rapid AI, technology, and sustainability developments, it is essential that we equip future business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools, and insights to succeed in an ever-evolving backdrop,” added Professor Jörg Rocholl.
ESMT is ranked the number one business school in Germany, and one of the leading schools worldwide. To better understand the energy transition’s economic and social applications, the Investcorp cohort also visited the EUREF-Campus – a smart urban district and a living experiment for the shift to renewable energy and networked mobility.