The Dubai Business Associates (DBI) Class of 2017 today celebrated the graduation of its 3rd Class which is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
A total of 27 graduating Associates made it through the rigours of the elite training with our valued partners at ESMT, Capadev and Bon Education, the initial placement and final consulting project with major Dubai Inc. partners from across the Emirate.
A series of deserving awards were presented. Mia Zhang received the Falcon Award which is for the next expected global leader from our DBI cohort. Askar Aryntay received the Faculty award to denote the most inspiring Associate contributor towards the learning culture of the programme. After great competition, the Smart Dubai team were victors in the Best Consulting Project. This team was mentored by Smart Dubai’s City Experience Advisor Dr Ali Alazzawi and was comprised of Yujia Guo, Askar Aryntay and Jingchao Dou (Austin). Finally, Aikerim Kargazhanova won the Erin Langlands Award in memory for our late Programme Manager and is awarded for the Associate displaying great integrity and resilience through our programme.
A wonderful event was capped off with an inspiring speech by our key note speaker, Morgan Parker who is the COO of Jumeriah Central, a Dubai Holding project. A video of the event can be seen here.