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Pioneering management education is the key for sustainable healthcare


INSEAD and the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust further equips leaders for the challenging demands of healthcare

Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2015- INSEAD, the leading international business school in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, recently conducted the “Middle East Healthcare Leadership Programme”. The programme, which is in its eighth consecutive year, is designed to develop and support a new group of Middle Eastern leaders who are deeply committed to helping their healthcare organisations fulfill their missions.

Managing the soaring cost of health and providing a comprehensive healthcare solution for a dynamic and rapidly expanding population will be one of the main challenges for the Middle East in the years to come. In this environment, innovation and leadership will be essential to realizing the effective and sustainable delivery of healthcare services.

“There is a rapid and continuing evolution in our knowledge and understanding of healthcare science, technology and practice. As Middle East policymakers grapple with the evolving challenges in the region’s healthcare sector, it is our duty as one of the world’s leading business schools to help leaders further develop the performance of their organization and teams,” commented programme director, Steve Chick, INSEAD’s Professor of Technology and Operations Management and Novartis Chaired Professor of Health Care Management.

Khaled Mansour, Area Managing Director, Janssen-Cilag, Middle East — West Asia & Africa, and Chair (Middle East branch), Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizen Trust added: “Effective healthcare is about more than acquiring sound technical medical expertise and resources – it also requires leadership, sound decision-making skills, and expertise to link resources together and provide quality patient care. Our partnership with INSEAD under the Middle East Healthcare Leadership programme reinforces our commitment to developing skilled and inspiring professionals who will manage and lead the changes required in the health sector”.

The 33 senior medical professionals who participated in the programme were offered an educational experience that will equip them with concepts, tools, techniques and strategies to play significant leadership roles in the rapidly changing and extremely challenging world of healthcare across the region.

“Most of us recognize great leaders when we come across them. However, often we don’t know what makes them great. Participation in INSEAD’s Middle-East Leadership programme broke down the different aspects of great leadership into discreet units that are easier to understand and in turn incorporate into my leadership role in the health care industry. I believe that all health care leaders should be required to take this course. I will use the material I learned in this course for the rest of my life”, said Dr. Al Aly, MD, FACS, Professor of Plastic Surgery, Consultant Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

“INSEAD’s leadership course has been a phenomenal experience. The lecturers provided expressed experience, collective wisdom, practical strategies and human social behavioral modules that will enhance my leadership style and project management strategy to achieve better results for my patients and health care in my institute. It has been a compact week’s course in a practical, extensive but also fun and stimulating environment”, added Dr. Ali Al Dameh MD FRACS FACS, Consultant Thoracic & Upper GI Surgeon, Tawam John Hopkins.

This year the Middle East Healthcare Leadership Programme brought together participants from sixteen countries and a variety of professional experiences and organisational affiliations to engage in a single pursuit. Together, these professionals from around the world gathered in a demanding and rigorous setting to learn about new and innovative approaches that are powerfully impacting the quality of healthcare in the region.

“The training programme was very useful; it highlighted critical points in my job as director of the national diabetes and endocrine center. I learnt a powerful concept which is very helpful in health system as an administrative or a clinician in my field”, said Dr. Noor Al Busaidi, MD, Director, National Diabetes and Endocrine center, President of Oman Diabetes Association.

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 150 renowned Faculty members from 34 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA, specialised master’s degrees (Master in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago; the Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC; the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York; and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Asia, INSEAD partners with School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly “The Business School for the World.” More information about INSEAD can be found at

About the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust
The mission of the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (Trust) is to make sustainable, long-term differences in human health. It does this by investing in strategic partnerships and innovative solutions that add value to society and impact people’s lives. In order to achieve this mission the Trust focuses on three key focus areas: Saving and improving the lives of women and children; Preventing disease in vulnerable populations; and Strengthening the healthcare workforce. The Trust works on these dimensions through long-term partnerships and knowledge transfer.

The Trust was founded in 2007 to manage the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The Trust is an independent organization that reflects the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies’ commitment to improve the quality of life of the communities that its employees live and work in. It is a Company limited by guarantee and a registered Scottish charity (SC0 17977). For more information about Trust CSR activities and programs in the EMEA region, please visit or contact us via email:

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