INCEIF today hosted a group from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US or more commonly known as Wharton. Associate Dean Mr Sam Lundquist, Senior Director Mr Mike Hugel, Associate Director Ms Amanda K. Nelson of External Affairs, and Vice Dean Mr Harbir Singh of Global Initiatives visited the INCEIF campus accompanied by BNM’s Assistant Governor Mr Bakarudin Ishak and Director at Governor’s Office, Ms Vivienne Leong.
The Wharton and BNM reps with the INCEIF management during the visit.
They were welcomed by INCEIF President & CEO Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah, Chief Academic Officer Prof Datuk Dr Syed Othman Alhabshi and Chief Operations Officer Mr Mohd Zamree Ishak. The group was in Kuala Lumpur for the Wharton Executive Board for Asia meeting held at Sasana Kijang Bank Negara Malaysia. Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who was a student at the university, is a member of the Wharton Executive Board for Asia.
During the visit, the Wharton reps had a inital discussion with the INCEIF management on potential collaboration opportunities in the area of executive education. Following the discussion, the visitors were taken on a tour of the INCEIF campus.
Wharton is widely acknowledged as one of the best business schools in the world. The Wharton Executive Board for Asia serves as a bridge between Wharton and the broader Wharton and business communities in Asia as it helps to inform the on-going priorities and future direction of the School, with emphasis on initiatives pertaining to this region. The Board is an important component of Wharton’s volunteer leadership structure, and provides alumni leaders and friends with a particular interest in the region with the opportunity to share their expertise with the School.
INCEIF has been delivering academic programmes and customised executive education on campus and through strategic collaborations with The World Bank, Islamic Financial Services Board, Islamic Development Bank and university collaborative partnerships in Middle East, Europe and Africa.