On April 29th, Columbia Business School faculty, alumni and other prominent business leaders gathered at the Capital Club at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The reception was held as part of a new Executive MBA course taught at Columbia Business School by Professor Laura B. Resnikoff ('76): "Investment Evolution and Opportunities in the MENA Region." The course is among the electives offered in Columbia Business School's Executive MBA program, and covers private equity and sovereign wealth fund investments issues in the MENA region. One of the highlights of the course is the opportunity for interaction between the Executive MBA students and Columbia Business School alumni based in North Africa and the Middle East.
Professor Resnikoff said, "We are pleased to introduce a course designed to understand the investment opportunities and challenges associated with the unprecedented wealth transfer and accumulation in the dynamic and resource-rich economies of the MENA region. Our visit to Dubai provided a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain insights into the Middle East marketplace."
This reception allowed Columbia Business School students to engage with some of the leading businesspeople in the region and was graciously hosted by Amwal AlKhaleej in Dubai. See press coverage in Zawya News.