Accelerating growth since 2010

Mela is the Middle Eastern arm of a global network spanning North America (SIBF); Central Eurasia (CELA); and South East Asia (SEALA). Together, the global network extends across 46 countries, with approximately 2,000 network members. When you join Mela or partner with Mela, you enable long-lasting, positive development for our region.

In Mela, we make it possible for executives to get exposed to best practices in leadership, to exhibit excellence in management and personal performance, and to get plugged into a global network of peers and professionals. Leaders' potential multiplies exponentially. The main driver for personal and professional growth across the MENA region.

12 years of achievements

Mela Today

Today, this non-profit leadership development network, accelerates personal and professional growth and decision-making across 14 Arab countries, fostering responsible and ethical leadership best practices. Together, amongst the global network, Mela extends across 46 countries, with approximately 2,000 members. The global network powers business opportunity, leadership development and personal and professional growth across the lifetime of its members.
When you join or partner with Mela, you enable long-lasting, positive development for our region. You make it possible for executives to be exposed to best practices in leadership, to exhibit excellence in management and personal performance, to get plugged into a global network of peers and professionals, and your potential multiplies exponentially. This is what drives progress professionally and personally across the MENA region.

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A Middle East filled with Mela alumni playing active roles in enabling positive change in the region and the world.

Mela exists to build, connect and nurture leaders who think globally and seek to create a better future for the Middle East and the world.

Our Values

Sustainable Growth

Creating a stimulating learning environment in which to connect, develop, nurture and grow leaders throughout their lifetime as part of our network.

Respect

Treating others as we would like to be treated while encouraging the expression of diversity, and honoring others by exhibiting care and consideration of needs, feelings and personal beliefs.

Active Engagement

Committing to counseling, mentoring and putting each member’s uniqueness in the service of others, while seeking help when needed.

True-Based Relationships

Enabling and nurturing genuine, value-added professional relationships that honor each member’s accomplishments and potential.

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.

Global Network

Global Network

Mela is part of a 47-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 47 countries, with more than 1,500 members.

Testimonials

Partners

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

Impact Report 2020

This fully comprehensive 98-page report showcases Mela’s commitment to serving its membership; extending its outreach efforts to benefit the lives of every Mela member across the MENA region.