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Ethica Chosen as Knowledge Partner by Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE)

Leader in executive education, MILE, announces Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance as its Knowledge Partner.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 7, 2013

When Islamic finance meets entrepreneurship, Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE), the Muslim world's pre-eminent executive education institute, leads the way. Today MILE announced that it has selected Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, the global leader in Islamic finance certification, as MILE's Knowledge Partner.

Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud, Executive Director at MILE, said, "We are very excited to partner with Ethica. They bring an unparalleled combination of global reach, executive excellence, and authentic standardization that makes them the obvious choice as MILE's Knowledge Partner. MILE's 'High Performance Islamic Finance' (HPIF) program launches next month and we expect a sizable gathering of executives from across the globe to attend."

Ethica's spokesperson said, "MILE reaches out to Muslim professionals across the world, including those looking at a career in Islamic finance but who do not know where to begin. With Ethica's certification programs now also offered through MILE, we hope to serve this community with the same excellence that MILE brings to leadership and entrepreneurship."

MILE is focused on building leadership and entrepreneurial excellence in the Arab and Muslim world. By grooming tomorrow's leaders with the practical tools needed to succeed, the non-profit organization plays a fundamental role in the success of the region and beyond. With the overall slowdown in the banking world, many practitioners are now looking at entrepreneurial opportunities within the Islamic finance industry. The Ethica-MILE collaboration promises to offer these practitioners with the skills to make the transition into Islamic finance entrepreneurship.

Ethica will be at the June 15-20 'High Performance Islamic Finance' (HPIF) program in Madinah where participants will receive special discounts to Ethica's award-winning Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE) program.


Leadership Program on High Performing Healthcare Organizations arranged by MILE Concluded in Jeddah

(Jeddah, April 14, 2013) In today’s competitive atmosphere, businesses often find themselves running a race to survive and to reach the top. This leaves Quality Healthcare and Market Lead vital factors to survive and excel. The Madinah Institute For Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) recently hosted a Leadership Program for High Performance Health Organizations (HPHO). The event consisted four (4) days of valuable, interactive sessions by highly skilled, internationally recognized leaders and consultants from the Healthcare Industry.

Held at the Sheraton Jeddah Hotel, KSA, Day 1 started off with the opening speech by Dr. Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud, CEO of MILE after which the first session commenced in which Professor Salman Rawaf from Imperial College, London, enlightened the participants on Management and Leadership in Healthcare. Something aptly referred to in the conference as “The Human Factor”. Indeed, this was the perfect start to the event. The following three days proceeded with constructive, informative and engaging sessions by speakers from organizations around the world including Mr. Ramzi AbuZahrieh from King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KSA), Mr. Aurel Brudan from the KPI Institute (Austrailia), Mr. Scott Terry along with Mr. Ahmad Al-Matari from GE Healthcare and Dr. Mussaad Al-Razouki from Kleos Healthcare (Kuwait).

April 10th, 2013 – Meet the Healthcare Leaders conference marked the closing event for (HPHO). A range of sessions delivered by renowned speakers from prestigious organizations from all around the world including the International Medical Center (KSA), Saudi Food and Drug Authority, GE Healthcare (Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia), BUPA Arabia, National Health Regulatory Authority (Bahrain), Eli-lilly, Nahdi Medical Company, Kleos and Healthcare Solutions, Schneider Electrics (United Kingdom). These experts shared their insights on how leaders could beat their competitors by maintaining a correct leadership strategy for their organization.

With a combination of discussions and case study examples, participating executives were guided on how to develop a healthcare leadership style that would not only meet their organization’s aims and objectives, but will help these healthcare leaders to achieve their personal goals as well. Speakers also stressed on the importance of abilities such as quality control, employee management, conflict resolving and analyzing situations in an effective way. These skills are vital for effective Healthcare Leadership. The vast range of Leadership exercises, interactive sessions and case studies provided during the event assisted our attendees to discover the leadership style that suits them best.

Another highlight of HPHO was the One-on-One Psychometric assessment and coaching session provided by our partners TalentQ. A number of our participants benefited from this rare opportunity free of cost, which helped them in understanding the kind of personal traits that contribute to the kind of leadership method adopted by them. Along with this, attendees were also provided with complimentary copies of some of the world’s best-sellers on Healthcare Leadership; “High Performance Healthcare” by Jody Hoffer Gittell & “Lean Thinking in Healthcare” by Dr. Zamil J. Attar and were also given exclusive access to SmartKPI and knowledge base, accompanied by PDF versions of some of the most renowned and appreciated publications on Leadership research. Our International participants were also given an opportunity to perform MILE’s Complimentary Umrah!

Besides these benefits, the High Performance Health Organizations program proved to be an amazing opportunity for Healthcare professionals to mingle with people from their field by sharing insights and experiences with each other. By discussing issues and situations faced by today’s Healthcare Leaders, they managed to not only help themselves in improving their performance and position in the competitive world, but also assisted their fellows in adopting methods that would eventually lead to an overall successful healthcare industry. The team at MILE is proud to have been a channel that could be a potential contributor to the first steps of such progress.

As an ending note, we would like to thank our sponsors who helped us in making this event a success.

CSR Sponsors – Knowledge Economic City, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority    and Nahdi Medical company

Strategic Sponsor: International Medical Center

Bronze Sponsor: Eli Lilly

Our Knowledge Partner – KLEOS Healthcare

Networking Partners – Imperial Healthcare, Saudi Society for Family & Community Medicine &  GS1 KSA

Our Academic Partner – Canadian University of Dubai

Our Media Sponsor – CNBC Arabia

Our Coaching Partner – TalentQ


MILE Sponsored the 1st Regional ASTD in the Middle East with Active Exhibition Participation; Revealing the 2013 Flagship Leadership Programs


(Jeddah - Jan 23rd, 2013) Madinah Institute For Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE) has successfully participated at The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) MENA Conference & Exhibition held at Hilton Jeddah during the period of ( 13th -15th January 2013 ) as a sponsor.

This year theme was “Enabling Excellence in Human Capital Development”. As a responsive step toward the announced theme - MILE has revealed a bunch-set of its 2013 flagship leadership programs and demonstrated the latest designed features and topics covered.  The 2013 calendar offers high quality programs to meet the stunning need for both the MENA and OIC countries; this includes High Performance Islamic Finance (HPIF), Leadership Program for High Performance Healthcare Organizations (HPHO), the 5th Program for Advanced Leadership & Management (PALM5), plus other MILE successor programs.

“MILE methodology in delivering just-to-fit specialized leadership programs; have been designed in high quality and delivered by numerous internationally recognized speakers, consultants and trainers is a key factor in successes achieved so far. We are proud to enrich the leadership building capacity within the region” said Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Mahmoud, MILE CEO.

MILE aims to be the central hub of the leadership and entrepreneurship executive education of the MENA and OIC countries; providing the top-notch executive education programs offered by top schools’ professors and competing even in quality.

“The program design process is unique, we have certain set of quality assurance to enable the leadership application, increase corporate productivity and address decision makers’ challenges and needs. It is a combined unique experience rather than knowledge transfer sessions.” Said Sayed Belal Hyder - Director, Executive Education Programs.

MILE programs are being delivered and attended by speakers and executives from 25+ countries and more than 22 top business schools worldwide with continuous online free webinars to maximize the the outreach of knowledge publicity and  transfer.



World Islamic Economic Forum to Host 2013 Roundtable on Unemployment in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, in Collaboration with Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship


JEDDAH (Saturday, July 21, 2012) – Madinah Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship’s

The 6th annual roundtable session of World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) will be held in Madinah in collaboration with Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE)with the aim of discussing the issue of unemployment.

Executive Director of MILE, Dr. Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud, who attended as a keynote speaker at the World Islamic Economic Forum 2012 in Delhi, said that the two-day roundtable event will kick off in Madinah Knowledge Economic City and scholars from home and abroad will take part in several sessions also discussing theconcrete steps the private sector could undertake to move towards preferential trading& investment regime and gradually realizing an Islamic common market, the issue of Islamic business ethics in OIC countries and transition of family businesses in the OIC countries.

Minister of Labor, Eng. Adel Fakeih will inaugurate the roundtable while WIEF Foundation Chairman Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of Bangladesh Organising Committee and Member of International Advisory Panel WIEF SalahuddinKasem Khan will attend it.

The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, an executive education institute that was inititated in 2007 with the aim of increasing the knowledge value of executives in the Middle East will be the key sponsor of the event, and is currently discussing a partnership with WIEF to launch 3 programs: WIEF Women Leaders, WIEF University Leaders Program and WIEF Social Entrepreneurship Program.

Contact: Farh Mahmoud / (966) 55 – 628 – 3164 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





اختتام سلسلة برامج القيادة والتخطيط الاستراتيجي في غرفة الرياض


اختتم مركز التدريب بغرفة الرياض سلسلة برامج القيادة والتخطيط الاستراتيجي الذي ينظمه بالتعاون مع معهد مدينة
المعرفة للقيادة والريادة وبمشاركة خبراء متخصصين من كبرى الجامعات وبيوت الخبرة العالمية

وقال الامين العام بالغرفة حسين العذل إن هذه السلسلة التطويرية استهدفت عدد 30 قياديا يمثلون مختلف قطاعات الاعمال من فئة رؤساء واعضاء مجالس الإدارات بالشركات ، مدراء العموم ، المدراء التنفيذيين ، رواد وأصحاب الأعمال

وكان البرنامج الأول عن الإدارة الإستراتيجية التسويقية وقدمها الدكتور كامل جديدي بروفيسور التسويق والإستراتيجية العالمية في جامعة كولومبيا بالولايات المتحدة الامريكية ، وناقش البرنامج "إدارة الإستراتيجيات التسويقية" والذي تضمن برامج التقديم للأسواق وتصميم الخطط الإستراتيجية التسويقية ، وكيفية تقييم الفرص التسويقية والمخاطر للشركات من ناحية تطوير المنتجات والخدمات وبناء قيمة المنتج وإعطاء الأدوات اللازمة التي تحافظ على هذه القيمة في الأسواق عن طريق المشاركة في حالات
عملية تشمل آليات حل المشاكل الواقعية التسويقية لكبرى الشركات وكيفية التغلب عليها

فيما تناول البروفيسور أندرو كاكابدسي من جامعة كرينفيلد – برنامج الحوكمة وتضمن البرنامج تنمية مهارات القدرة على فهم نظام الحوكمة الذي من خلاله يتم قيادة وتوجيه الشركات والتحكم والسيطرة عليها. ويشمل مجموعة من العلاقات بين إدارة الشركة ومجلس إدارتها والمساهمين والمنتفعين

وفي البرنامج تحدث الثالث البروفيسور ألكسندر فان دي بوت وهو يعمل أستاذ الاستراتيجيات في جامعة أي إي الأسبانية للإدارة : سيناريوهات التخطيط الإستراتيجي وإتخاذ القرار وعرض التحديات المصاحبة للتخطيط الاستراتيحي و كيفية مواجهة الشركات للأمور غير المتوقعة. وقياس الوقائع المحيطة في التحول من التخطيط إلى التنفيذ ومن الاستثمار إلى العوائد. وفهم العوامل التي تشكل البيئة العالمية والبيئة الإقليمية والصناعية من خلال عملية التخطيط باستخدام السيناريوهات


خبر صحفي عن اختتام برامج القيادة والتخطيط الاستراتيجي


MILE Madinah hosted first ever Telecom Leadership Program and Conference for Muslim Corporate Leaders in Madinah, KSA

(Madinah – KSA, March 12th, 2012) -- Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) held a one week leadership development program on High Performance Telecom (HPT) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The program attracted large number of executives from the Telecom Industry (from public and private sectors) across the world. They came from Malaysia, Brunei, Sudan, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, India and Pakistan. Participants represented some of the major regional brands; such as, STC, Mobily, Oracle, CISCO, MTN, EMS, USF-CITC, Telekom Malaysia, Go, Evolyx, NCTIS.

The program was specifically designed to meet the needs of senior executives from telecommunication industry in the Middle East by covering key critical areas of, strategy, operation, customer focus, growth, risk and leadership. Furthermore, selection of speakers from the top academic institutes of the world, such as, Yale Business School of Management, Stanford, Babson, LUMS coupling up with the facilitator(s) belonging to the telecom regulatory authorities created a perfect environment for an interoperable knowledge sharing platform between participants and speakers. Throughout the program participants remain engaged with various stimulating sessions, including hands on simulation exercises designed exclusively for the telecom senior professionals enabling them to take real time decisions affecting their own organizations.
Considering the intensive module of program design, participants were equally given a chance for outdoor activities arranged by MILE. Exclusive underground tours of the Harum-e Nabawi -- Mosque of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Madinah Museum , dinner with local businessmen at farm houses were arranged and joyfully cherished by all participants.
Last day of the program a one day event conference on "Meet The Leaders from Telecom Industry" was held in Le Meridien Hotel Madinah, KSA. Keynote speakers Eng. Mohammad Al-Jasser, STC Vice President, Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, ILA Chairmen, Mr. Stewart White, Head of Telecoms in KPMG MESA, Dr. Eesa Bastaki, CEO of ICT Fund UAE, Mr. Fabio Colasanti, President of IIC, Mr. Dato' Sri Zam, Group CEO of Telekom Malaysia, Mr. Hilal Halaoui, Senior Partner at Booz&co and Ambassador Mohammad Noor, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation were invited for panel discussions which were moderated by Mr. Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications, Mr. Farhat Ali Associate dean of Stanford CTO Forum and Ex Global CEO of Fujitsu, Dr. Jamshed Khan, Associate Dean, LUMS and Dr. Mohsen Khalil, Global Head Communications, The Wolrd Bank. The conference was also streamed live and webcasted over the internet from Madinah.

The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) brings senior executives and high potential leaders from all over the world for executive education to discover new dimensions in Leadership Development, Good Governance, Telecom Training, HR Performance and various other management practices to help them grow in their business careers.


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


Achieving High Performance Government in the Middle East

Madinah, Saudi Arabia (June 19th, 2011):  The current political and social changes in the Middle East have forced many governments in re-evaluating numerous key assumptions and current operating  models. Governments in turbulent environments are seeking measures to transform governance while reducing corruption.

The Madinah Institute of Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE) is organizing a leadership program for senior executives at the public sector.  The event is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Majed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Governments are providing equitable justice with increasing accountability and transparency.  The mission of the Madinah Institute of Leadership & Entrepreneurship is to equip policy makers and government officials with necessary tools and methodologies in transforming into a High Performance Government (HPG.)  

The HPG program is sponsored by Madinah Knowledge Economic City, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Saudi E-Government Agency (Yesser).
The program has been launched in collaboration with the National School of Government (UK) and “Civil Services College, Singapore”. It focuses on the apparent need for an analytical framework that can be applied to aid country’s current situations while identifying potential areas for improvement.

The HPG program features professional speakers and prominent facilitators who are proven leaders in their field from Harvard University, University of Toronto, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Civil Services College-Singapore, Abu Dhabi Government Center of Excellence, Government of Malaysia, Saudi Minster of Labour, Ex- Minister of International Development (UK), Accenture, Booz & Co., Oliver Wyman, Monitor Group and KPMG.

The program also offers the opportunity to share knowledge on general trends in public administration, benchmarks and best practices on public service from various regional governments.
The event provides insights on the strategies adopted by successful regional role models in creating high performance governments with growing economies. The HPG event will discuss how to create an interoperable, responsive and cost effective government by bridging the gap between strategies and mission success. Another major focus area shall be the contribution of e-government initiatives which are transforming government agencies and introducing efficiency and effectiveness to their practice.

HPG is the first-of–its-kind leadership program for public servants and government leaders in the region that equips them with the knowledge and tools to reshape their lives, cities, economies, region and countries.

The Madinah Institute of Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE), a non-profit institute and a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the Savola Group, Knowledge Economic City and SAGIA, aims at contributing to human capital development in developing countries.

Dr. Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud, MILE Executive Director states “The HPG program aspires to transform senior public service executives into effective leaders while aiding governments in making the right decisions.  The HPG ensures greater success in today's competitive and volatile economy. It will provide a unique opportunity to participants to learn and network with leaders from top academic institutions, global consulting firms, multilateral donors, regulators, regional public service leaders, and role models from regional successful governments and developing countries”.

The program is scheduled for 17 September to 21 September, 2011.  The location of the HPG program will take place at The Knowledge Economic City in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

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


Program for Advanced Leadership and Management Launched in Madinah, KSA

A new programme designed to develop management and leadership skills for business leaders in Arab and Muslim countries has taken an alternative approach to relaying important business techniques to its participants. The Programme for Advanced Leadership and Management, or PALM, has been designed by a Saudi Arabia college to develop intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual relations in the Middle East business sector.

"For the first time, we tried to design and deliver an executive programme which addresses the mind, body, heart and soul," says Dr Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud, of the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, MILE, host of the two-week event.

"Mixing activities that address the four areas resulted in unexpected outcomes. Some of the bosses and spouses of the some of the participants expressed to me the dramatic changes that participants experienced."

MILE is located in Madinah in Saudi Arabia and its first PALM programme featured business leaders, university professors, management consultants, professional trainers and practitioners from around the world, including US, Europe, South America and the Middle East to teach participants.

From a pool of 150 applicants, 60 participants from a wide range of business backgrounds were chosen.

"It was a very 'complete' experience. It was very holistic, and much more than just academia. I had the privilege to be with an elite group of people," says Abdul Hadi Chalak, one of the participants and a manager at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

MILE is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide top quality, affordable executive development programmes that are tailored to the local needs of senior executives in Arab and Muslim countries.

The next PALM meeting will be in October and MILE also plans to develop and offer more specialised PALM courses for other industry sectors such as health care, financial institutions, government.