Top regional business leaders are set to speak and take part in the “Mentorship Forum Middle East – Harnessing the Power of Mentorship” being held in strategic partnership with Tamkeen in Bahrain on November 25.

The first-of-its-kind regional event will showcase the important role mentorship can play in accelerating human capital development and in the realization of development goals of the GCC economies and companies across all sectors.

Mumtalakat chief executive Khalid Al Rumaihi will start the proceedings with a speech, while Regional Talent and Communications Partner, Deloitte Middle East, Rana Salhab will deliver a keynote address on mentorship.

The forum will feature C-suite leaders, including CEOs of the National Bank of Bahrain, the forum’s lead partner, Alba, 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 and Investment Bank, Invesco and Gulf Air.

Forum partner Reach will also have senior representatives and its program mentors and mentees taking part and sharing experiences.

Reach is the first non-profit mentoring program dedicated to helping young female professionals in the Middle East. The organization, 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, and Cisco.

Topics have been selected to 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 programs and partnerships.

Zahraa Taher, managing director of FinMark Communications, the founders and organizers 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 dedicated by this important group of CEOs and other business leaders goes a long way in showing how critical talent development is to their strategies for growth and the greater recognition 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,” Ms. Taher said.


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  • Solomon says:

    Undoubtedly, mentoring relationships can break psychological barriers, challenge and inspire you, and they can help you propel your career or scale your business. Meanwhile, do not be scared to pay it forward and mentor someone who can benefit from your experience, regardless of where you stand in your career. Everyone has something to learn from others and yet, something else to teach others. It’s never too soon to start learning? and sharing   and great leaders never stop.

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