Stanford Business School to conduct its first Mideast finance program

Published March 17th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

One of the world’s most distinguished academics is due in the Gulf next week from the Stanford Business School to address executives on Financial Leadership In The New Economy. Professor George G.C. Parker, the Dean Witter Professor of Finance and Management at the Stanford Business School, is to conduct a three-day executive education program in Dubai from March 25-27, 2002. 


"This innovative financial management program for general management executives will emphasize the specific role of financial decisions in improving the value of the organization," said Aman Merchant, Leading Concepts CEO, which organizes Stanford Business School executive programs in the Middle East under an exclusive partnership with the Business School. 


"Valuation, investment decisions, capital structure, financial instruments and innovation, initial public offerings (IPO’s), strategic and financial considerations in mergers are some of the areas that this program will cover. This unique program meets the complex world of finance head-on, providing important frameworks that participants can apply immediately to the situations they face in their professional lives," added Merchant. 


“We realize that executives today would like to hear from experts who have both an academic as well as a corporate perspective. Prof. Parker is a member of the American Finance Association as well as the Financial Management Association, and also serves on the board of directors of various organizations including California Casualty Insurance Group, Dresdner/RCM Mutual Funds, Continental Airlines, H. Warshow & Sons, Inc., Bailard, Biehl & Kaiser, Inc. and Zurich Reinsurance Centre, Inc. As such, he shall be able to bring his practical, hands-on knowledge to the learning experience,” said Merchant. 


Financial Leadership in the New Economy is an intensive three-day seminar designed for senior financial and non-financial executives who want to augment and expand their knowledge of corporate finance. Financial Leadership in the New Economy will be held at the Fairmont Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the first ever finance program from the Stanford Business School to be held in the Middle East. 


Leading Concepts, headquartered in Dubai, is a Middle East provider of executive education and event management services. — ( 

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