CIBAFI- Ivey Business School concluded today inaugural in-house executive program on exponential strategy and leadership for Bank of Khartoum

Over 30 Executives from Bank of Khartoum were exposed to a fast-paced interactive deep dive into strategic thinking


Khartoum, Sudan; Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain | General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions, the umbrella of Islamic financial institutions, together with Ivey Business School, concluded today their first in-house executive program at Al Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan, themed “Exponential Strategy and Leadership”.

CIBAFI is pleased to continue its successful collaboration with Ivey Business School, with this inaugural in-house executive program held outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. Recipient of this Program is one of CIBAFI’s member institutions and leading bank in Sudan, the Bank of Khartoum. Bank of Khartoum is the largest Sudanese bank and one of the leading Islamic banking business in the East African region. The bank is managed by over 2,000 employees and has more than 130 branches within Sudan, as well as two branches in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

This executive program focuses on identifying and understanding the interaction between the disruptive forces caused by environmental changes and on developing effective leadership capabilities and strategies to manage high performing organizations. The program discussed the sources and types of critical leadership and strategy-making capabilities for effective decision-making during three days of programming.

Over 30 Executives from Bank of Khartoum were exposed to a fast-paced interactive deep dive into strategic thinking, leading innovation and change, and managing stakeholders in the context of exponential leadership.

Each session of this customized executive program introduced one or several specific leadership concepts using Ivey’s high engagement learning pedagogy, with the help of cases and current materials that link best practices to the context of the participants’ organizations. The goal of this program was to maximize practical applicability of the main lessons and knowledge transfer.

The executive programs organized by CIBAFI are aligned with the organization’s larger strategic plan to promote and facilitate the growth of Islamic Finance.

In addition to professional development, CIBAFI continues to support the Islamic Financial Services Industry through various activities and initiatives. These include policy and regulatory advocacy work, providing industry stakeholders with a platform to discuss emerging issues, representing the industry at major global financial events, and sharing knowledge through specialized publications. 


About the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI)

CIBAFI is an international organization established in 2001 and Headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain. CIBAFI is affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  CIBAFI represents the Islamic financial services industry globally, defending and promoting its role, consolidating co-operation among its members, and with other institutions with similar interests and objectives. With over 120 members from 33 jurisdictions, representing market players, international intergovernmental organizations and professional firms, and industry associations.

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About Ivey Business School

The Ivey Business School at Western University, Canada was founded in 1922 and is one of North America’s oldest and most established providers of business education. Ivey’s mission is to develop outstanding business leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the societies within which they operate. Ivey is the second largest producer of business cases in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Asian business cases. These business cases are used as teaching material by top business schools around the world.


Clarence Li

Senior Program Manager, Executive Education

Ivey Business School at Western University | Canada

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