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UAE’s Mohammed Al Gergawi receives honorary doctorate from Georgetown University

Mon 20 May 2024    
The Brew News Team | 2 min read

Dubai: Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, was honored with an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University during a graduation ceremony in Washington. He received the Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, in recognition of his significant contributions to both the public and private sectors and his broader impact on society, as reported by agencies.

Mr. Al Gergawi also delivered the keynote address to the 900 students graduating from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Georgetown University President John DeGioia conferred the honorary degree, acknowledging Mr. Al Gergawi’s extensive career in public service.

The citation recognised Mr. Al Gergawi for “his career of public service, marked by investments in education and innovation in human development to elevate both his own nation and the wider world, his efforts to advance his country’s evolution and growth while also seeking the common good of all of mankind, and his work to deliver on a long-term strategic vision that will lead the way to a better world,” agencies reported.

The new graduates join Georgetown University’s distinguished global alumni network, which boasts over 220,000 members worldwide. This extensive network provides a significant resource for graduates as they embark on their professional journeys.

In September 2023, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business launched its Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) program at the Dubai International Financial Centre Academy. This initiative attracted considerable interest and enrolled 54 students. The program is designed to equip students with the skills needed for leadership and innovation, offering elective courses that align with key areas of economic growth prioritized by the UAE, such as sustainability and artificial intelligence development.

The inaugural cohort of UAE students is expected to graduate in 2025 after completing the 20-month program. This Executive MBA aims to prepare students to drive forward-thinking initiatives and lead with foresight in a rapidly evolving global economy.

Agency: WAM

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