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Emirates Invests in it’s Future Leadership

Emirates has hosted a seminar for a number of its managers and their peers in other top global companies, as part of the company’s leadership development strategy.The seminar, or Case Day, was held in Dubai on 19th June as part of the London Business School’s Global Business Consortium, where Emirates’ senior management addressed the group on strategic organisational issues.

Now in its second year, the three-year consortium agreement between Emirates and the London Business School gives Emirates’ managers the opportunity to interact with managers in the other companies participating in the consortium.

The companies include Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) - Shanghai, Masterfoods - US, RWE (Thames Water) - Germany, SKF - Sweden, Oracle - US, and British Telecom (BT) - UK.

Maurice Flanagan, Emirates’ Vice-Chairman and Group President, commented: “Emirates is expanding rapidly into new markets across the globe and our leadership development strategy is aimed at preparing our managers to continue to meet that challenge.

“The London Business School Consortium is playing a vital role in our leadership development and I am delighted to welcome its participants to Dubai and to Emirates.”


The consortium, based on an interactive learning process, includes a CEO challenge, Case Days hosted by each company, site visits, inter-company teams and sessions with the faculty of the London Business School.

The six managers from various departments within the Emirates Group will be participating in the next module taking place in the US in September which will deal with corporate entrepreneurship, shaping corporate culture and managing innovation.  The third module in Sweden and the UK in December will focus on strategic leadership and managing by commitments.