The Society of International Business Fellows is focused not only on educating our members on the ever-changing global marketplace, but on enlightening a larger community through informative programming and events. Through the Global Network Foundation (GNF), SIBF offers global endeavors to broaden cross-cultural awareness.
"I commend the Society of International Business Fellows for their work in establishing leadership academies in regions such at Central Eurasia. It is particularly impressive to see members from CELA in attendance at SIBF’s annual meeting, making new connections and gaining insights that they will take back to their home countries.”
– The Honorable Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State
(keynote speaker 2012 SIBF Annual Summit)
Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA)
This intensive 11-day experiential program is designed to expand leadership, team building and business abilities, and create relationships that accelerate personal and business success. Success in our world now depends on rapid access to relevant information, new business skills and the vitality of international personal networks. Completion of the program will provide participants with an ever expanding network of leaders across the region and the world that overcome time and distance barriers that frequently inhibit successful organizational growth. More...
- MELA 4 Academy – March 7-17, 2013 Muscat, Oman
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Central Eurasia Leadership Academy (CELA)
CELA is an initiative to foster the next generation of leaders in the strategically important Central Eurasia region, promote cooperation and bridge differences between East and West, Islamic and non-Islamic countries. CELA trains mid-career professionals in Central Eurasia with the talent and vision to make a difference in their societies. Since the inaugural program in 2002, CELA has grown into a culturally diverse, 325-member network of leaders working toward regional peace and prosperity in the region, and connected to the SIBF network for mentoring and business opportunities. SIBF members and spouses support the program through sponsorships and serve as faculty heads, instructors, facilitators and mentors.
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- CELA Reunion – March 20 – 23, 2013, Baku, Azerbaijan
- CELA 10 Academy – June 27 - July 7, 2013, Koç University, Istanbul
- Global Network Summit hosted by CELA – August 2014, Tbilisi; open to all SIBFers