MELA is a non-profit leadership development network, established in 2010, that accelerates personal and professional growth across 13 Arab countries – fostering responsible and ethical leadership best practice across a community of interconnected, up-and-coming, high potential Middle Eastern business leaders.
MELA is part of a 46-nation global network that has grown rapidly over the past 35 years and continues to expand in the service of up-and-coming leaders; celebrating their skills and promoting their growth.
The sister networks are CELA - the Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance, SEALA - the South East Asia Leadership Academy, and SIBF - the Society of International Business Fellows.
Together, the global network extends across 46 countries, with more than 1,500 members.
"What I expected to be a typical academic course on leadership and strategy skills turned out to be a once-in-a-life-time experience that I will cherish as long as I live.”
"MELA was such a remarkable experience to me personally. It is a group of such beautiful people fully dedicated and readily willing to share their knowledge.”
MELA recognizes with thanks its partners supporting the development of leadership across the region
MELA events receive exceptional welcome across their host countries and have operated under the auspices of His Royal Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, His Royal Majesty King Mohamed VI of Morocco, as well as ruling representatives and dignitaries across the region.
Executive Director Qatar Development Bank (QDB)
Associate Director Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd.
Group CEO, Tasneea Oil And Gas Technology LLC
President Calabar Foundation
Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank
Acting Chairman IKK Group of Companies
CEO Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals
President, Strategic Leadership Solutions Inc.
President, Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership
Founder, Maisam Architects and Engineers
Managing Director, Delta Shield
Manager, Corporate Development Majid Al Futtaim
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