Growing over 35 year
MELA is part of a 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:
The Society of International Business Fellows
The Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance
The South East Asia Leadership Academy
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Meeting and networking with successful top business leaders and executives from around the globe.
Mela members benefit not only from membership in the regional network, but also the sister networks within SIBF, CELA and SAELA.
Receiving mentorship from the extensive community of facilitators, network supporters and peers; in addition to lifetime membership in a leading Arab business-networking platform.
Marketing their businesses throughout the Mela network allowing effective brand exposure and profile-raising to new regional and international markets.
Our Network In Numbers
MELA is part of a global network that has grown rapidly over the past 35 years and continues to expand.
The Society of International Business (SIBF)
The Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) is a global network of C-level executives and senior leaders in 46 countries.
The members share a keen interest in international business, geopolitics, and global trends. SIBF connects, engages, and inspires global leaders to accelerate professional and personal success through lifelong learning and trusted relationships.
Founded 30 years ago and based in the United States, SIBF provides first-class international learning opportunities to members, and also works to share the experience of its network with other institutions and groups of international significance.
To this day, SIBF’s academy facilitators, instructors, sponsors and mentors remain intimately involved.
The South East Asia Leadership Academy (SEALA)
SEALA is a not-for-profit entity launched by [SIBF], following the model of next generation leadership organizations it has already created in CELA ad Mela.
SEALA’s event is an annual leadership workshop that serves as a gateway to membership, and a rich program of follow up events. The approach to peer education and exchange focuses around personal commitment, as well as fostering interconnections with the three sister organizations in other jurisdictions. This synergy is part of what makes SEALA strategically important for young leaders in the South East Asia region.
The Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA)
The Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA) is a forward-thinking, multicultural initiative, promoting regional cooperation and fostering the development of tomorrow's most forward thinking, mid-career leaders in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan. Co-launched by SIBF in 2002, CELA annually assembles 40 new members – representing business, government, civil society and media – for a -10day leadership workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.
Today there are over 300 members, with SIBF playing the role of facilitators. CELA hosts an energetic program of reunions, conferences and round tables.
CELA represents the premier leadership network in Central Eurasia, as well as an incubator for regional thinking and initiatives that transcend frontiers.