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Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud to Attend Special Dinner Hosted by Chief Minister of Pahang State

Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship’s CEO, Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud to Attend Special Dinner Hosted by Chief Minister of Pahang State on September 30th 2012


YabDato’ Sri Diraja (Dr.) Haji Adnan Bin Haji Yaakobis hosting an exclusive dinner talk for Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud as a pre-conference program to the 3rd International Conference on Islam and Higher Education (ICIHE).


This pre-conference event will be covering the topic of “High Performance Governments: An Islamic Perspective on Holistic Management”. Dr. Mahmoud will be the main speaker discussing a broader insight of up-to-date government and public sector fundamentals.


Dr. Mahmoud will also be providing insights into value creation in the governmental and public sector environment, sharing tips on how to increase confidence of decision makers to make better, more informed decisions at a national level and develop initiatives to improve the quality of government functions and achieve tangible results.In addition, Dr. Mahmoud will be teaching decision makers how to effectively design, develop and deploy a high performance,accountable public service.


Other attendees the pre-conference event will be high ranking officials of Pahang State Government (EXCO members), the Head of Department (HOD) of Pahang State Agency and the top management of Pahang Foundation and its subsidiaries including IKIP (university under the Pahang state). Overall there will be around 40 elite participants attending this special dinner talk.


Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud will also be attendingthe ICIHE, which is the third time in three consecutive years that the international conference on Islam and higher education (ICIHE) is held.


This series of ICIHE owes its origin and development to the close and steady collaboration between IAIS Malaysia, the Pahang State Foundation, and IKIP International College, which have worked hard to make this series a reality and share a common goal with MILE since its establishment as an executive education institute in 2007 under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Majed bin Abdulaziz Saud with the aim of increasing the knowledge value of executives in the Middle East.


The theme chosen for the 3rd ICIHE is “The Role of Awqaf (“Endowment”) in the Development of Islamic Higher Education: the Past, the Present, and Future Prospects.” It is a follow-up to the theme of the 2nd ICIHE “The Empowerment of Muslim Communities in Private Higher Education.” The conference will be devoted entirely to discussions of awqaf in its specific relation to the development of Muslim higher education.


Omar Al-Madhi has been recruited as the founding CEO of the Volkswagen Group of Saudi Arabia


Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) is proud to announce that our PALM2 alumnus and Young Executive Scholarship recipient, Omar Al-Madhi has been recruited as the founding CEO of the Volkswagen Group of Saudi Arabia.

Omar Al-Madhi joins the Volkswagen Group's leadership after five years as a member of SAGIA's executive team where his last role was Assistant Deputy Governor for Research, Analysis & Councils. In his new position, Al-Madhi’s responsibilities amongst other things include increasing the sales of Volkswagen group's brands as well as creating new business opportunities in the Kingdom.Prior to SAGIA, Omar was an associate at McKinsey & Company in Dubai. He also worked in a multitude of positions within Saudi Aramco.

Omar obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He also received an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a co-author of "The One Thing" business case study.

The Program for Advanced Leadership and Management (PALM2) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia was Al-Madhi’s most recent certification before his new position.The program combined top quality content, world-class speakers,and live regional case studies. Al-Madhi, along with other participants had the opportunity to expand their business repertoire to include new concepts, approaches, and practices.

IESE, one of the world’s top 10 business schools, acted as MILE’s Academic Partner for this program, along with professors from London Business School, Columbia, and Thunderbird Business School , who will contribute towards an enriching and rewarding program.PALM 2 had leaders from four of the top global management consulting firms; Bain,PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and EgonZehnder, who discussedthe best global practices applied with their clients locally and regionally.

Using the latest management concepts and tools, PALM 2, focused on transforming senior executives into leaders leaving attendees with a broader vision of success and equipped to make the tough decisions required to succeed in today’s global economy.



One-on-one meeting with international experts

Dr. Mahmoud attended the ASTD 2009 conference in Washington DC, which was an excellent opportunity to meet many of the world gurus in management and executive education to introduce the concept of MILE, seek advice and explore potential areas of collaboration.

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  • Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies
  • Cornell University trustee emeritus and visiting professor at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
  • Co-author of The One Minute Manager
  • One of the top 10 Leadership professionals in the international Leadership Gurus survey for 2007 and 2008


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