Mumtalakat announced as partner for 2nd annual Mentorship Forum Middle East

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Manama, May 29 (BNA): Mentorship Forum Middle East (MFME) 2021 today announced that Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has partnered with the Forum for its second edition, “Prioritising Mentorship in a New World”, that will take place as a hybrid event in Bahrain in November 2021.

As a Forum Partner, Mumtalakat’s vast experience in the field of training and development of human capital will play a key role in raising awareness of the importance of mentorship in accelerating career progression and professional growth for the next generation of business leaders in Bahrain and across the region.

Ms. Marwa Al Saad, Head-Human Capital at Mumtalakat joins the Forum’s “Think-Tank” that comprises prominent regional and international business leaders and talent development experts, who will assist in setting the event’s agenda.  In line with this year’s theme, topics to be explored will include workplace changes and challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, gaps in training and development and the part mentorship can play in ensuring talent development goals are on track in the new working world.

Commenting on the partnership, Ms. Al Saad, said, “At Mumtalakat, we strongly believe that mentorship is vital to building an engaged and motivated team, and to fostering a high-performance culture that is fueled by trust, transparency, inclusiveness, and a growth mindset. We are happy to partner with the Forum and look forward to exchanging expertise with counterparts on developing and furthering mentorship programmes that actively support and contribute to advancing employees’ skills, careers and overall development.”

Ms. Zahraa Taher, Managing Director of FinMark Communications, the Forum’s Founder and Organiser, added, “We’re delighted to welcome Mumtalakat as a Forum Partner for the 2021 edition.  With stakes in over 60 commercial enterprises, the success of Mumtalakat has been driven by the strong talent it employs and whose development it actively supports. We are certain that their experience and commitment to human capital development will aid both organisations and professionals to better understand the concept of mentorship and how it can be used to create and drive value, opportunity and growth.” 

The Forum’s inaugural event in 2019 witnessed the participation of more than 250 senior HR and mentorship practitioners as well as C-suite leaders from across various sectors.  Similarly, this year’s event expects to bring together a strong line up of regional and international senior executives and HR experts who will participate in keynote addresses, panel discussions and lead practical workshops to promote knowledge sharing and hands-on learning on the development and implementation of effective mentorship programmes.

Further details on the agenda, as well as information on a series of virtual roundtables that will be organised in the lead up to the main event to shed light on the topics and themes to be explored in November, will be announced soon.

The Forum is also supported by Lead Partner National Bank of Bahrain and Netiks as a Forum Partner. To learn more about how to sponsor or take part in the forum, please contact FinMark Communications on +973 17749759 or