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Emirates Invests in Leadership Development

Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to leadership development with the participation of a second group of its management in the Global Business Consortium run by the London Business School.The three-year agreement with the school involves Emirates managers joining with their peers from other international companies such as British Telecom, Masterfoods, Oracle, SKF, Standard Chartered Bank and RWE Thames Water.

Dermot Mannion, Emirates’ President Group Support Services, said: “Our leadership development policy is aimed at ensuring that Emirates’ managers are prepared to lead the company through its massive expansion in the years ahead.

“I am pleased that the Global Business Consortium is proving a success among the management team and has now become an integral part of our overall leadership development strategy.”

The consortium activities, based on an interactive learning process, include a CEO challenge, Case Days hosted by each company, site visits, inter-company teams and visits to local companies in the regions visited.

Six managers from various departments within the Emirates Group participated in three one-week modules between June and December 2004 at a number of locations, including Shanghai, Washington and Gothenburg.  They dealt with a number of issues such as Leveraging Diversity, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership.