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HEC Paris in Qatar and Salam International sign MoU

12 May 2013
HEC Paris in Qatar and Salam International sign MoU - HEC Paris 2013

Region’s leading hub for Executive Education partners with publicly listed Qatari business conglomerate in providing development programs for its executives

Doha, Qatar – 12 May 2013: HEC Paris in Qatar – the region’s leading hub for Executive Education offering a complete portfolio of management programs – and Salam International Investment Limited (Salam International) – a publicly listed Qatari shareholding company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would facilitate the implementation of the strategic vision of Salam International through executive development programs offered by HEC Paris.

Following initial discussions between the two parties, HEC Paris in Qatar and Salam International have agreed to cooperate with a view to enroll Salam International executives  on HEC Paris talent development programs in Qatar and internationally. One of the first programs that will open its doors to participants from Salam International will be the Advanced Certificate in Luxury, which takes place in Paris and Milan.

“HEC Paris is deeply honored to partner with Salam International in providing Executive Education programs for its delegates,” said Professor Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, who signed the MoU together with Mr Issa Abu Issa, Chairman and CEO of Salam International Investment Limited (SIIL). “In addition, such a partnership enables us to collaborate on case studies that can provide professors all over the world with interesting material to be used when teaching about the region. With insights that prepare participants to work on and improve their skills in organizational change, this partnership will likewise enable Salam International build their corporate competitiveness within a global economy.

“Thus, HEC Paris looks forward to further growing its relationship with Salam International and establishing a wider-reaching partnership,” Professor Ramanantsoa added.

In welcoming the MoU with HEC Paris, Mr Abu Issa commented: “Salam International’s mission is to achieve sustainable and profitable growth whilst simultaneously creating long term value for our shareholders. As we strive to be the preferred partner of suppliers and customers, we aim to continuously develop our people and the communities in which we operate.

“Thus, we welcome this MoU with HEC Paris and look forward to a long-lasting, productive and mutually beneficial partnership,” he added.

Within the framework of the MoU, HEC Paris and Salam International will be working together on a case study that highlights the objectives and challenges of family businesses going public on the Qatari Exchange. The case study is being developed by Thomas Åstebro, Associate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris, assisted by his doctoral student Wendy Bradley.

Media inquiries:
Laurianne THOURY
Media Relations Manager, HEC Paris
Tel: +33 1 39 67 94 23

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