The Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has signed an agreement with professional social network LinkedIn to launch a number of joint initiatives.
The partnership, which was formally confirmed at an event at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights on October 13, will begin with the launch of the Arab Professionals Forum.
The forum intends to gather top Arab subject-matter experts, academics and scientists from all over the world and serve as a platform for them to communicate with top Arab talent.
It will also enable talented Arabs to meet with international and regional organisations seeking to share knowledge on how they can build their skill-set and reach the very highest levels in their careers and professional lives.
“The foundation is keen to enter into alliances and agreements with government and private institutions in the UAE and internationally, in an effort to exchange experiences and effectively contribute to building knowledge-based societies, as well as to reach out to Arab innovators and professionals everywhere,” said MBRF managing director HE Jamal bin Huwaireb.
In its role, MBRF will set the criteria upon which forum members will be selected.
“We are certain that this initiative will further expand the horizons for professionals seeking to benefit from our services to advance their careers,” said Ali Matar, head of LinkedIn Talent Solutions for Southern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Growth Markets.
The Arab Professionals Forum will be joined by other initiatives from MBRF and LinkedIn to form a comprehensive series of facilities to develop the expertise and capabilities of promising individuals in the Arab world.
Eventually the concept is planned to become a global forum promoting talent in all societies using LinkedIn’s 450-million person membership.