Top regional business leaders are set to speak and take part in the upcoming “Mentorship Forum Middle East – Harnessing the Power of Mentorship” taking place in strategic partnership with Tamkeen in Bahrain on November 25.
A first of its kind regional event, the Forum will showcase the important role that mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development and in the realisation of the development goals of the GCC economies and companies across all sectors.
Kicking off the event will be an address from Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of Mumtalakat, and a keynote address on mentorship by Rana Salhab, Regional Talent & Communications Partner, Deloitte Middle East.
The Forum will further feature a strong roster of C-suite leaders, which thus far include CEOs of the National Bank of Bahrain, the Forum’s lead partner, Aluminium Bahrain, Gulf International Bank, Osool Asset Management, SICO, Tasnee, APM Terminals and EMIC Training as well as other senior leaders from the World Bank, JP Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank, Invesco and Gulf Air, among others.
Forum Partner Reach will also have senior representatives and its programme mentors and mentees taking part and sharing experiences. Reach is the first non-profit mentoring programme dedicated to helping young female professionals in the Middle East. The organisation, which operates out of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with programmes in Bahrain and Lebanon, was established with the support of world-class corporates including: Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Dentons, Cisco and others.
Themes and topics for the Forum have been selected to both build awareness of mentorship and its benefits as well as to showcase best practices, examples of success stories and tools and strategies for creating impactful mentoring programmes and partnerships.
Zahraa Taher, managing director of FinMark Communications, the founders and organisers of the Forum, said, “We are delighted to announce the strong backing and participation of some of the GCC’s most dynamic business leaders for the Mentorship Forum Middle East.”
“The interest, support and time being dedicated by this important group of CEOs and other business leaders goes a long way towards showing how critical talent development is to their strategies for growth and of the greater recognition on their part of the role mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development.
“Around the world, mentorship has already been proven as a highly effective method for fast tracking the development of the next generation of business leaders and the Forum will serve as a platform to encourage its adoption by corporates across the Gulf region. We look forward to announcing further updates on the Forum and to gathering in Bahrain in November to discuss how best to harness the power of mentorship for continued sustainable growth and value creation for GCC companies and the economies of the region,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service