Published: Friday, 24 March 2017

Gulf Craft, the Emirates-based shipyard, recently hosted a group of the region’s future business leaders, offering them insight on how to survive and thrive in an increasingly globalised yachting industry.

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The initiative was part of the shipyard’s partnership with the Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Programme, which aims to empower talented young GCC professionals with the skills they require to succeed and grow in their careers.

The programme is composed of six distinct course modules that provide both classroom and experience-based instruction. Gulf Craft sponsored the programme’s sixth module, which is organised under the theme ‘My World’, and focuses on global trends, leadership qualities, innovation, international protocol and etiquette, and business networking.

Participants spent a day touring Gulf Craft’s award-winning Majesty Yachts shipyard in order to gain a deeper understanding of the yacht and boat manufacturing process, as well as to observe how the different departments work closely together to create the shipyard’s globally recognised masterpieces.

Gulf Craft Shares Insights With Future Gcc Business Leaders

Abeer Al Shaali, Executive Management Officer, at Gulf Craft said: “The GCC is witnessing exceptional growth, one that is characterized by a strong focus on diversifying the economy.  However, the region’s future will be largely determined by the skills and capabilities of its nationals.”

“Only by harnessing and cultivating young talent can we truly create a sustainable business model. We view ourselves as part of this growth, and our participation in the Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Program is part of our commitment to helping the Gulf realise its tremendous potential.”

Members of the programme also had the opportunity to meet with Gulf Craft’s Chairman, Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, who shared his insights on the shipyard’s legacy and his vision for the company, as well as the CEO, Erwin Bamps, who shed light on the milestones that have led to Gulf Craft’s international success.