Sheikh Mohamed Appointed to the Board of the London School of Economics
The London School of Economics has invited H.E Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Founder and Chairman of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, to join their Middle East Centre Advisory Board.
Sheikh Mohamed has been asked to join the board due to his extensive experience in the world of business, which for the past 35 years has included: owning and operating a large collection of luxury hotels and resorts, a market-leading agri-business, numerous real estate developments… and an enviable investment portfolio.
The Advisory Board itself provides independent and external advice to the Middle East Centre, and is looking forward to the knowledge and expertise that Sheikh Mohamed will bring to this new role.
The MBI Al Jaber Foundation has had a long established relationship with the LSE, beginning over 15 years ago when the university became one of the first institutions to give places to students being funded by the Foundation’s fledgling scholarship programme. This scholarship programme, now well established around the world, continues to work in partnership with the LSE towards the core goal of providing advanced – and free – education to exceptional students from across the MENA region.
As part of his new role, Sheikh Mohamed will support the Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, Professor Toby Dodge, to help enhance understanding – and develop rigorous research – on the societies, economies, politics and international relations of the region. Throughout this process, they will call on the extensive resources offered by the university’s many social science departments, to help them achieve their goals.
To date the partnership between these two organisations has borne much fruit, including: Salma Nagy, an MBI Alumna who graduated from LSE in 2004 and has been employed by Shell Egypt as a Government Relations Advisor, providing economic valuation of new gas and oil projects; and Saifedean Ammous, an MBI Alumni, who graduated with an MSc from LSE, and went on to complete numerous other degrees before attaining his Ph.D. and becoming Assistant Professor of Economics at Adnan Kassar School of Business.
Today, after working closely together for almost two decades, both organisations are certain that this latest partnership between the London School of Economics and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation will be just as successful.
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