DP World, in partnership with the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, has led a workshop on scenario planning for its EMBA students.
The partnership with the Business School started last year with the aim of engaging with tomorrow’s leaders and discussing long term strategy and responses to future industry challenges. This latest workshop onscenario planning focused on structured methodologies to navigate uncertain futures and to develop strategic options ina complex andchanging 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 presentingtheir solutions to executives from DP World, who gave valuable feedback.
Theworkshop 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.
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.”
Ayesha Sultan, Director, Corporate Strategy, DP World, said: “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 theopportunity for continued collaboration.”
Mari Sako, Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, said: “Interacting with real businesses is invaluable for all our students and helps turn theory into practice. 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.”