IDG in UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

Encouraged by our successes elsewhere in the region, our presence in Kuwait is relatively new but growing

Initially, business development has been handled by combining our recourse in London and U.A.E with our excellent agency, Mashoura International – one of the largest trading companies in Kuwait.

Recently we ran our first programme for the Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies. As borne out by the outsourcing feedback from participants, course directors from fields and from the course directors at the Institute, it was a great success.

The 4-day programme was designed for aspiring managers who were earmarked for future leadership positions. The leadership development programme was designed for people who aspire to greater heights of personal and team performance – to their benefit and that of the organisation. The programme addresses the key characteristics that high potential employees have in common; aspiration, ability and engagement. It aims to help and engage delegates to develop their own Personal Leadership Philosophy through greater knowledge, capabilities and self-reflection. It also aims to get the delegates to hone the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively respond and combat the VUCA pressures of the world-wide banking sector and equip them to manage in a high-performing culture. After the 4-day programme, delegates reported that they felt more equipped with the knowledge needed to return bank to their banks.

We are currently expanding our youth work across the region and have developed a tailored programme for the Gulf Financial Centre – part of the Gulf University for Science and Technology – due to start in 2019. This will be a modular programme spread over the course of 4 months taking place both in Kuwait and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

For full details of all the services we offer please go to our main Middle East page.

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Our Clients

At IDG we see our clients as our partners and we are proud to have productive, ongoing relationships with highly respected organisations both in the public and private sectors.

Our programmes are tailored according to the particular needs of our clients. We are sensitive to cultural differences and our bespoke interventions are designed to address and overcome strategic needs within the business.

As such, we spend a lot of time at the beginning of any relationship understanding exactly what our clients are trying to achieve before designing a bespoke solution. This approach will ensure that the solution is consistent not only with the strategic objectives but also with the political and cultural environment in which the organisation operates.

Images from some of our programmes

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IDG are very impressive. They bought into what we were trying to do and were passionate about delivering this. IDG have helped the team discover its leadership potential.

Senior Representative,
King Abdullah II Fund for Development

IDG’s consistent track record with The Crown Prince’s Training Programme for Youth has seen a further successful roll out for the sixth year.

Shaikha Marwa Bint Rashed Al-Khalifa
Court of the Crown Prince Training Programme for Youth

…best Away Day ever. The key element was the professionalism and focus that IDG brought to the event.

Peter Millett
Former British Ambassador, British Embassy, Amman

Our People

Stephen Bennett

Chairman
Stephen Bennett

Chairman

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and after qualifying was a lecturer to post graduate students in a private accountancy college. In 1978 he joined Deloitte, Haskins & Sells as Director of Studies. In 1982 he became a partner and subsequently

Peter Turpie

Director, Middle East
Peter Turpie

Director, Middle East

Based in Dubai, Peter works closely with IDG clients to design and deliver a number of leadership development solutions in the Middle East.

After graduating from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Peter spent 24 years as an Army Officer in

Charlotte Simpson

Project Manager
Charlotte Simpson

Project Manager

Charlotte has worked for IDG since 2012 when she joined as a Programme Co-Ordinator in our Sandhurst Office. She then moved to London to take on part of her current role as the PA to the CEO. Charlotte is now based

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