Published: Thursday, 04 August 2016

United Arab Emirates (UAE) shipyard Gulf Craft signed a partnership agreement with Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Foundation as part of the shipyard’s ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of GCC business leaders through exposure to its world-class UAE-based operations. 

Gulf Craft Sponsors Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Programme

(Photos: Gulf Craft)

The UAE-based yacht and boat builder will support the Foundation’s coveted Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Programme, which aims to empower talented young GCC professionals with the skills they are required to succeed and grow in their careers. Present at the signing were Foundation Chairman H.H. Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Gilf and Gulf Craft Chairman H.E. Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali.

The programme is composed of six distinct course modules that provide both classroom and experience-based instruction. Candidates are selected through a meticulous evaluation process that involves a series of interviews and psychometric testing. More than 500 candidates applied last year, out of which 20 were selected.

Gulf Craft will sponsor the programme’s sixth module, which will be organised under the theme “My World”.  Participants will receive valuable insights on the skills needed to survive in today’s globalised business environment. The core topics will include global trends, leadership qualities, international protocol and etiquette, and business networking.

Gulf Craft Sponsors Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Programme 1

(Gulf Craft Chairman H.E. Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali and Foundation Chairman H.H. Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Gilf)

“We live in a dynamic and competitive business environment, characterised by evolving industry landscapes, increased interconnectivity, and rapid globalisation,” says Hussein Al Shaali. “In order to survive these changes, tomorrow’s leaders must not only be equipped with the right skills, but with the sound knowledge on when and how to deploy them. By sharing our expertise and giving young professionals an opportunity to acquire valuable skills in a real-world setting, we help them realise their potential.” 

As part of the course programme, participants will spend a day’s time at Gulf Craft’s award-winning shipyard in order to gain a deeper understanding of excellence in the UAE’s manufacturing sector.

Members of the programme will also have an opportunity to meet with Hussein Al Shaali, who will share Gulf Craft’s legacy and the milestones that have led to the company’s worldwide success.

Gulf Craft is listed as one of the top 10 superyacht shipyards in the 2016 edition of the industry leading publication, the Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report.