DP World holds workshop for Oxford students
Dubai, March 11, 2013
Dubai-based DP World, a leading global marine operator, in partnership with the Said Business School at Oxford University, has led a workshop on scenario planning for the school’s EMBA students.
The workshop focused on structured methodologies to navigate uncertain futures and to develop strategic options in a complex and changing business environment.
Ayesha Sultan, director, Corporate Strategy, DP World, and Mari Sako, professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, led the discussions with students presenting their solutions to executives from DP World, who gave valuable feedback.
The workshop is the latest example of DP World’s support to the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School where it sponsors the Chair of Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sultan said.
Anwar Wajdi, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy, DP World, said: “At DP World we believe that educating aspiring corporate leaders in the way we define and approach business while retaining focus on core activities is an essential part of preparing them for real-life challenges.
“Saïd Business School’s choice of a workshop on scenario planning to navigate uncertain periods is timely in view of the prevailing global business environment. We are hopeful the lessons learned will help the students in their future careers.”
Sultan added: “We are delighted to continue the partnership with Said Business School in this workshop for a second year. We have a genuine interest in developing thought leadership and talking to a different audience about the way our company and the industry works. We were impressed with the promising group of students and welcome the opportunity for continued collaboration.”
“Interacting with real businesses is invaluable for all our students and helps turn theory into practice,” said Mari Sako.
“Global leaders in their sector such as DP World have proved that the partnership between business and academic institutions to develop the business leaders of the future is one that works well for all concerned.” – TradeArabia News Service