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Takatuf, Oman’s leading Human Capital solutions in partnership with HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Education, has organized two Masterclasses on ‘Digitalization & Disruption’ and ‘The Leadership of Change’. These special sessions aimed to emphasize the benefits of Executive Education.

The events also highlighted the strong bond and close collaboration between the two entities. HEC Paris and Takatuf have been collaborating on the successful ‘Emerging Leaders Program’ (ELP) since 2016. The ELP is a unique, custom executive education program that capitalizes on Takatuf’s Human Capital expertise and HEC Paris’ internationally recognized reputation in management programs to offer a powerful learning experience to leaders from the Sultanate’s diverse sectors.

HEC Paris Professor Roger Hallowell, a leading Professor in Strategy, Business Policy and Leadership, conducted the two half-day Masterclasses at the Chedi Muscat Hotel. The 40-plus participants consisted of representatives from the French Embassy in Oman, HR Managers, CEOs and alumni from a host of industries including finance, oil and gas, aviation, construction and engineering.

In the ‘Digitalization and Disruption’ Masterclass, Professor Hallowell examined best practices within the industry and how both digitalization and disruption are applicable in the Gulf region. In the second Masterclass, ‘The Leadership of Change’, Professor Hallowell highlighted organizational change as the greatest challenge in the 21st century within the business sector. He led exercises on how leaders can determine which combinations of approaches to change are most relevant for their organization.

Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar, said: “As a world leader in Executive Education, and through our partnership with Qatar Foundation, we deliver high-quality and impactful executive training programs that help develop leaders in the region and have a positive outcome for their organizations. Through close collaboration with Takatuf, the ‘Emerging Leaders Program’ has proven to be very successful. We will offer it for the third time in the coming months. Our Masterclasses, under the guidance and expertise of Professor Hallowell, will further increase our reach to engage with more senior managers from organizations across a range of sectors.”

Ibrahim Al Harthi, Takatuf Managing Director, said “Masterclasses provide an in-depth knowledge about various topics to the leaders of tomorrow. The curriculum for these training programs are designed, keeping in mind the needs and objectives of the companies in the Sultanate and aims to meet the same by focusing on leadership competencies and skill development of the next generation leaders.”

HEC Paris is planning further Masterclass sessions as it strives to expand its geographical reach in 2018.

For inquiries, please contact:

Katya Oliveira

Takatuf Communications Specialist, Takatuf Oman

Tel: +968 2452 9032


Salwa Ghorayeb

Account Manager, Action Qatar

Tel: +974 44361499


About Takatuf Oman LLC

Takatuf is the strategic provider of innovative Human Capital solutions. Since 2013, Takatuf has been responding to Oman’s workforce development needs and providing strategic, innovative Human Capital solutions for a wide variety of corporate and institutional projects across the Sultanate. Takatuf operates in five key areas: Assessment: We support our clients in making objective and informed decisions about staff selection and development. Coaching: We offer professional coaching with a focus on developing leadership skills of our clients. Human Capital Consulting: We create customised and effective solutions for our clients that enable their organisations to attract, develop and retain employees. Takatuf Scholars Programme: We enable Omani students to develop 21st century competencies through a rigorous academic enrichment programme, preparing them for personal and professional success in Oman and abroad. Training Institutes: We establish strategic partnerships with global organisations to create internationally-accredited training opportunities. For more information, visit www.takatuf.om

HEC Paris

Specializing in management education and research, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters programs, Summer School, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA, open-enrolment and custom executive education programs. HEC Paris has been ranked one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Education programs for the past eight years by the Financial Times.

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is a founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay. It boasts a faculty of 138 full-time professors, more than 4,400 students and over 8,000 managers and executives in training each year.

In 2010, HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation and brought world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. By 2011, HEC Paris launched Qatar’s first international EMBA. The HEC Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time program that provides executives with a set of fundamental skills to expand their knowledge and leadership capabilities. In addition to the EMBA, HEC Paris provides in Qatar a Specialized Master’s Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management. The institution also offers non-degree management programs for executives, in the form of open enrolment programs as well as custom-designed programs for individual companies. It has also recently introduced bespoke executive management programs for Family Owned Businesses (FOB) that are designed to meet the specific and individual needs of each client and are aimed at key decision makers, from Board level to middle management. The programs and research activities of HEC Paris in Qatar build corporate competitiveness within the global economy and are fully aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the transformation of Qatar into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy. Accordingly, HEC Paris has opened a Research Office that has resulted in a number of case studies and innovative articles being published in renowned academic journals and presented at international conferences. HEC Paris has been ranked one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Education programs for the past eight years. http://www.qatar.exed.hec.edu/

Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development. The Foundation strives to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally. In all of its activities, the Foundation promotes a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy. http://www.qf.org.qa/