Crescent Enterprises Shares Business Expertise with Students of Columbia Business School

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Dubai - MENA Herald: Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based diversified conglomerate, hosted 28 MBA students from New York-based Columbia Business School during their recent educational trip to the UAE.
Reflecting the company’s commitment to supporting initiatives that strengthen economic and academic ties between the UAE and the US, the visit marked a third consecutive year of collaboration between Crescent Enterprises and Columbia Business School.
The trip is part of the school’s Global Immersion Program that offers participants the opportunity to learn more about the business landscape in the region through visiting various companies and government entities across the UAE.
Building on the success of the school’s visit in 2016, Crescent Enterprises introduced the new batch of MBA students to its subsidiaries and affiliate operations, and highlighted its dedication to advancing global best business practices. The visitors met and interacted with the senior management at Crescent Enterprises and Crescent Petroleum, including Neeraj Agrawal, Executive Director of Crescent Enterprises, Dr Zaki Hussain, Director of Finance of Crescent Petroleum, Tushar Singhvi, Vice President of Corporate Development and Investments at Crescent Enterprises, Ghada Abdelkader, Corporate Development and Investments Manager at Crescent Enterprises, and Ola Al Haj Hussin, Corporate Citizenship Manager at Crescent Enterprises.
Speaking on the trip, Margaret Rohrmann, MBA student at Columbia Business School, said: “This trip is a fantastic opportunity for us to experience the local business landscape. From the economic perspective, the UAE is going through an interesting time and I am keen to work here after graduation.”
She added: “I was impressed by the number of women leaders in the region, evident across the companies we visited. At Crescent Enterprises, we got to interact with several successful women across the organization’s leadership teams. It was fascinating to learn about the company’s journey that reflects the economic diversification we are currently witnessing in the region. I also enjoyed hearing firsthand about CE-Ventures and its commitment to developing the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
Neeraj Agrawal, Executive Director, Crescent Enterprises, said: “Our partnership with Columbia Business School provides an important platform for an international exchange of ideas. The school’s Global Immersion Program presents an excellent opportunity for us to meet with bright young minds and engage in meaningful dialogue about the region’s business environment as well as the challenges facing economies around the world. In addition, it allows us to share valuable insights from our experience of transforming a homegrown entity into a world-renowned diversified conglomerate with global impact.”
He added: “It has been a pleasure to host this diverse and dynamic group of students, and we wish them every success on their journey to becoming the business leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Columbia Business School for years to come.”

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