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The MILE Story

The MILE Story

The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) is a joint venture of the Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC), the Savola Group and the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. It is a leading Corporate Social Responsibility Program dedicated to enhancing entrepreneurial excellence and Leadership capacity in Asia, North Africa and most importantly, in the Middle East. Sponsored by Savola Group and strategically located in KEC, it is a non-profit organization and a collaborative initiative that seeks participation from top management consulting organizations, prestigious global business schools, professional associations and academicians. In the fall of 2008, a brainstorming session was held in Dubai, UAE to conceive the vision for MILE, the purpose of which is to bridge the evident leadership deficit in the region. The senior executives and corporate leaders from Leading Concepts, Savola Group, Islamic Development Bank, Kenaxa and Mckinsey & Co. graced this momentous occasion to formulate the strategy for MILE and align its operating model with the global best practices prevailing in the world of Executive Education. As a result, the MILE has introduced a unique business model that ensures relevant talent development and sustainability for senior executives and corporate leaders. Over the years, MILE has played a pivotal role in enhancing and building intellectual capital reserves in the region. MILE also leverages the perfect combination of Madinah’s prestigious location and the affinity of more than a billion Muslims to enhance this value proposition.


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