About Mela

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.

GLOBAL NETWORK

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.

testimonials

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Omar EL Labban

Partner, Beltone Private Equity Egypt

"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.”

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Soughit Abdelnour

Regional HR Director, Deloitte Middle East

"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.”

PARTNERS

MELA recognizes with thanks its partners supporting the development of leadership across the region

Legacy partners

Leadership partners

Media partners

royal patronage

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.

meet theMela Family

Khalid Al-Mana

Executive Director Qatar Development Bank (QDB)

Yousuf Al Yousuf

Associate Director Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd.

board OFdirectors

Amer Al Rawas

Group CEO, Tasneea Oil And Gas Technology LLC

Andrew Summers

President Calabar Foundation

Ammar Shams

Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank

Abdelhameed Sharara

CEO,RiseUp Summit

Hassan Alkabbani

Acting Chairman IKK Group of Companies

Hareth Tabbalat

Co-Founder, Treks

Iyad Masrouji

CEO Jerusalem Pharmaceuticals

Jim Crupi

President, Strategic Leadership Solutions Inc.

Michael Kouly

President, Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership

Meisa Batayneh

Founder, Maisam Architects and Engineers

Neveen El Tahri

Managing Director, Delta Shield

Yasmine El Hini

Manager, Corporate Development Majid Al Futtaim

activities& events

UPCOMING EVENTS

FELLOWS’ INTERNATIONAL BALTIC CONFERENCE

SIBF invites you to explore a fascinating region of the world. The 2018 Fellows’ International Conference will visit the Baltic States, rich in history and culture.

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CELA Mongolia Reunion

welcoming our friends from CELA, MELA, SEALA and SIBF and offering business development opportunities with show-casing of the beautiful country of Mongolia.

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PAST EVENTS

SIBF ANNUAL SUMMER PROGRAM

SIBF’s annual summer program, targeted to young adults age 17 to 24, is held at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

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GEORGIA - DAY AT DATAPATH

An overview of evolving cyber threats and a briefing on DataPath's Secure Operations Center (SOC).

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