Etisalat Group celebrated the graduation its latest Cohort of the Global High Potential (HiPo) Programme, which is designed to develop 72 future leaders of the leading telecommunications operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia. The collaboration between Etisalat Group, its Operating Companies and the institutions of Harvard Manage Mentor, Informa Telecoms Academy and HEC Paris – all leaders in innovative learning solutions and executive education - is part of a concerted effort by Etisalat Group to grow future leaders from within involving participants from 21 nationalities across the Group’s international footprint of 18 countries.
The objectives of the High Potential Programme are to: create and implement a long-term sustainable leadership pipeline to meet Etisalat’s global business growth ambitions; identify key resources in Etisalat and create a readily available global team of talent; develop these resources for roles of greater responsibility and scope; retain key talent; and align development of HiPo pool with Etisalat leadership profile and relevant to the Group’s vision and strategy.
Commenting on the programme Abulaziz Al Sawaleh Al Shehhi, Chief Human Resources Officer, Etisalat Group said: “The High Potential Programme is about developing our most valuable talent for tomorrow. Across our international footprint, Etisalat Group has many employees with the ability, engagement, and aspiration to rise to and succeed in more senior leadership roles. This programme will enhance each participant’s global mindset and their ability to significantly contribute to Etisalat’s future growth.”
Future High-Potential leaders are identified through a vigorous selection process and those chosen to be part of the programme come together for a unique learning experience, which combines classroom learning, business simulations and taking on real business challenges, led by Etisalat Group.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Amann, Academic Director, HEC Paris in Qatar, one of the institutes contributing to the delivery of Etisalat’s HiPo Progamme, added: “It is a great pleasure to be working with Etisalat Group to deliver this programme, and to support its leadership development journey. We have worked closely with the Group’s senior team to develop this unique, but challenging learning experience, which will provide participants with hands-on insights, skills, and tools and enhance a global mindset. With the support of our expert faculty members, it will significantly contribute to Etisalat’s future growth.”