MOSTADAM

For more information, Please contact MOSTADAM on the following:

Address: 5 | Midan Al Saray Al Koubra | Garden City Cairo | Egypt | P.O. Box: 60 Magless El Shaab

Telephone(s): +2 02-27912756 - +2 02-27912628

E-mail: mostadam@aaib.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mostadamsustainablefinance/

Arab African International Bank - MOSTADAM

Entrepreneurial Development Program

Some say that entrepreneurship is like driving fast on an icy road. To survive the journey, it requires unique industry insight through domain expertise, anticipation, and “traction” with sales. More importantly, it is a matter of finding the right balance between the individual and the opportunity.  Accordingly, understanding the mindset of entrepreneurs is critical for bankers to create services that would impact SMEs and entrepreneurs’ innovative business models. 
AAIB is recognizing the huge business opportunity from growing this promising line of business, and is now seeking to enhance senior directors’ capabilities to be the market leader for SMEs banking services. 

Program Methodology

The program shall be implemented in a collaborative learning environment to ensure full engagement of all participants in individual research and reporting projects, as well as group projects and presentations tackling the program learning objectives.

  1. Videos and illustrations
  2. Case studies from the literature
  3. Additional research assignments shall be given to participants to address specific issues both on academic and practical basis and coming up with the conclusions that meet the learning objectives of the program

Program Modules

  • Individual Team Based Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • The Role of Context and Intermediary
  • Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurial success (6 HOURS)

  • Scale-up
  • IPO
  • M&A

Supporting entrepreneurship (18 HOURS)

  • The role of context, intermediaries and support mechanisms
  • Financing entrepreneurial ventures

The foundation of entrepreneurship (12 HOURS)

  • Individual/team-based entrepreneurship
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Who Should Attend?

  • Middle managers in the banking sector
  • Equity financing professionals
  • People working in VC funds and Corporate Finance & Investment Banking divisions in banks
  • SME banking and credit risk management professionals 

Program Instructors Biography 

Instructor 1: Riccardo Fini

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management – UNIBO

Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – BBS

Fellow - Imperial College Business School

Riccardo Fini is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the University of Bologna (UNIBO) and Fellow at Imperial College London (ICL). He serves as the Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Master in Entrepreneurship and Global MBA (track in Innovation Management) at the University of Bologna Business School. Before joining UNIBO, he researched at Ecole des Mines Paris, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland and University of Bozen. He was also EU IEF Marie Curie Fellow at ICL and Assistant Professor and EU CIG Marie Curie Fellow at UNIBO. Dr. Fini holds a PhD in Management and a Laurea in Industrial Engineering and Management from UNIBO. His research lies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, science-policy and economics of innovation. His work is published (or forthcoming) in entrepreneurship and management journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies and Research Policy. He was invited to contribute to the University of Chicago

Handbook on Technology Transfer and the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. As principal investigator, he has been awarded €350.000 of research funds and invited to present his research at more than thirty universities, in Asia, Australia, Europe and Americas. He is on the Editorial Board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and the Journal of Management Studies and has been appointed to the Membership Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of Management. His research was featured in Il Sole24Ore, Nature, Times Higher Education and The New York Times.

 

Instructor 2: Alessandro Bonfiglioli

General Manager of CAAB and Secretary-General of the Fico Foundation.

Alessandro is a professional accountant and auditor. Since 2009, he is professor of Industrial Design and Branding – International MBA and Made in Italy at BBS and since 2015 Scientific Co-director of the Executive Master in Entrepreneurship.  

Job experiences: Gruppo Castelli – Haworth: administration and finance manage, CFO Europa, General Manager and Managing Director for Italy. Gruppo Alessi: Group CEO and Vice-chairman of foreign subsidiaries. He graduated in Econometrics with honours and obtained an MBA from the University of Bologna. He also specialized from CIDE Genève, Harvard Business School USA and IGDS Zürich.

 

Instructor 3: Lucia Chierchia

Managing Partner at GELLIFY

Lucia holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan and an Executive Master in Technologies and Innovation Management at Bologna Business School. After having covered different managerial positions in R & D organization, in 2011 Lucia accepted the challenge to implement the open innovation model in the Electrolux Group: she defined and implemented the open innovation strategy of the company, creating new alliances with external partners, in industrial, academic and financial networks. Now she is the Open Innovation Director of Electrolux Group, with the responsibility to identify innovative business solutions in external non-traditional ecosystems. As recognition to her professional path, in 2013 she received the "Alumni Polimi Award" of Milan Polytechnic.

In her TEDx Talk in 2015, she told the story about the Electrolux Open Innovation team. She began her professional career in the aerospace industry and then moved into the appliance business. After covering various managerial positions in the Research and Development area, in 2011 Lucia accepted the challenge of implementing the open innovation model in the Electrolux group: she defined and implemented the company's open innovation strategy, creating new alliances with external partners, in industrial, academic and financial. Now she is the Open Innovation Director of the Electrolux group, with the responsibility of identifying innovative business solutions in non-traditional external ecosystems.

 

Instructor 4: Rosa Grimaldi

Full Professor in Economics and Engineering Management University of Bologna

Rosa Grimaldi earned her Bachelor in Management Engineering from the Polytechnique University of Turin, Italy, in 1996. She took a Master's degree in “Technology and Innovation Management” at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), Sussex, UK. In 2000, she took a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering. In 2002 she joined the Ross School of Management, University of Michigan, as Visiting Scholar, where she conducted research on the impact of new technologies on competitiveness, with Professor Allan Afuah.

From 2002 to 2004 she has been assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna. Since 2004 she is associate professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Department of Management of the University of Bologna.

She is also part of the Faculty of the Ph.D program in Management of the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. Within this PhD course of ‘Economics and Management of Innovation', she is responsible for two modules: ‘Organization of Public Reseach Systems' and ‘New firms creation'.

She has been involved in several research projects on technology transfer. Among them, one of the most relevant is a FIRB project on the “Re-organization of the Italian Public Research System” (www.iris.Unibo.it).Over the past years she has been responsible for several research projects financed and supported by local institutions and research centers. She has been responsible for several collaborations on the subject of technology transfer at regional and national level.

She has been (and she is currently) involved in European projects on technology transfer.

 

Round # 1: Soon

  • Certified by: AUC 
  • Course Venue: The American University in Cairo
Arab African International Bank - MOSTADAM

Module (III): SMEs Finance

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are important engines of growth, jobs and social cohesion. However, the creation, survival and growth of SMEs are often hampered by access to finance. Thus, access to SME finance has become a key priority in developing and transition countries.

About Module (III):

  • The module involves an e-learning training for Sustainable Finance Experts have enhanced their knowledge in SMEs Finance
  • The course is a cooperation between Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and MOSTADAM
  • With the course, MOSTADAM aims to expose banking talents to the emerging social and environmental challenges of climate change and renewable energy issues as well as their implications for the finance industry
  • Frankfurt School will certify MOSTADAM change-makers as Sustainable Finance experts provided that they complete three certified courses (one of them provided by Frankfurt School)


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a leading private university with over 50 years of research, training and advisory experience in development finance all around the world.
Frankfurt School has a unique set of competencies to offer. We combine banking and microfinance know-how and bring together consulting and educational expertise with research skills in one single institution. To know more, please visit this website www.frankfurt-school.de 

LinkEd is the e-learning platform for development finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
The LinkEd e-learning courses will help you develop your qualifications systematically and successfully. Together we build your career and make a difference in the social and economic development of your country.Get LinkEd at www.linked.fs.de

 

Who should attend?

  • Middle & Senior Management Bankers
  • Customer service representatives (min.5 years of experience)
  • Retail and/or Product Development Professionals

 

Course benefits:

This Module teaches you how to manage SME Finance as an independent product line / customer segment within a financial institution. While all management levels will be taught, a clear focus is on the credit risk assessment based on clients’ individual analysis.

 

Topics of the course:

  • Module 1: Introduction to SME Finance
  • Module 2: SME Credit Analysis – Collecting and Understanding Information
  • Module 3: SME Credit Analysis – Verifying Information
  • Module 4: SME Credit Analysis – Financial Analysis
  • Module 5: SME Credit Analysis – Cash Flow Analysis
  • Module 6: Loan portfolio management and monitoring
  • Module 7: Supporting activities and strategy

 

Prerequisites to the course: 

  • Undergraduate academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a relevant major with at least 1 year of relevant work experience
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Good command of English 

 

Venue:

  • Online courses are provided on LinkEd; e-learning platform for development finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
  • Course period: 7th April – 31st August 2016

 

Course fees:

  • Tuition Fes: EUR 1,300
  • Final Exam Fee: EUR 50 
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Module (II): Climate Change & Renewable Energy

Climate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already under way with annual investment in power generation based on renewables at almost the same level as investment in power based on fossil fuels. 

About Module (II):

  • The module involves an e-learning training for Sustainable Finance Experts have enhanced their knowledge in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance
  • The course is a cooperation between Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and MOSTADAM
  • With the course, MOSTADAM aims to expose banking talents to the emerging social and environmental challenges of climate change and renewable energy issues as well as their implications for the finance industry
  • Frankfurt School will certify MOSTADAM change-makers as Sustainable Finance experts provided that they complete three certified courses (one of them provided by Frankfurt School)


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a leading private university with over 50 years of research, training and advisory experience in development finance all around the world.
Frankfurt School has a unique set of competencies to offer. We combine banking and microfinance know-how and bring together consulting and educational expertise with research skills in one single institution. To know more, please visit this website www.frankfurt-school.de 

LinkEd is the e-learning platform for development finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
The LinkEd e-learning courses will help you develop your qualifications systematically and successfully. Together we build your career and make a difference in the social and economic development of your country.Get LinkEd at www.linked.fs.de


 

Who should attend?

  • Middle Management Bankers
  • Senior Management Bankers
  • Corporate Branch Managers
  • Bankers (project financing for Renewable Energies, sustainability, asset side, investment banking and Corporate Credit). 

 

Course benefits:

This course will enable you to understand two different perspectives towards this issue:

  • Why markets alone are fundamentally not able to trigger investment in a way that environmental issues are appropriately taken into account and which policy instruments are available to correct these so-called “market failures”.
  • The project financing perspective of investors or financiers confronted with the specifics of RE financing including policy and regulation. 

 

Topics of the course:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Climate finance
  • Module 3: Environmental economics
  • Module 4: International climate politics
  • Module 5: Sources of financing and available instruments
  • Module 6: Basic of renewable energy technologies and their role in the overall energy mix
  • Module 7: Renewable energy finance and the role of project finance
  • Module 8: Financing energy efficiency projects
  • Module 9: Public support instruments to facilitate climate friendly investments
  • Module 10: Financial modeling and business plan preparation
  • Module 11: Case study electives 

 

Prerequisites to the course: 

  • Undergraduate academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in a relevant major with at least 1 year of relevant work experience.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience; and familiarity with Cash flow.
  • Good command of English 

 

Venue:

  • Online courses are provided on LinkEd; e-learning platform for development finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
  • Course period: 7th April – 31st August 2016

 

Course fees:

  • Tuition Fes: EUR 1,300
  • Final Exam Fee: EUR 50 
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Module (I): Introduction to Sutainable Finance

MOSTADAM E-Brochure

The course will begin with a presentation about sustainability and an introduction to sustainable finance. CSR in the banking sector will be examined through a broad range of perspectives. ESG reporting – the three elements of extra-financial reporting – will be explained and participants will work on exercises to strengthen their understanding of how these issues impact risk as well as financial performance. The history and development of SRI will be presented, with a focus on SRI methodologies and performance. Expert viewpoints on CSR, SRI and sustainability in the financial sector will be reviewed and discussed. Participants will work on exercises, case studies and templates, fostering interactive learning. During the second half of the course, inclusive banking will be examined, with a focus on assisting participants in developing pragmatic tools for designing and implementing a successful inclusive finance program. Concepts and definitions will be presented, followed by an understanding of how indicators and methodology are assessed and quantified. Then, the goals of inclusive banking will be analyzed. Finally, the course will describe the constituent elements of a strategy for successful implementation. Case studies, from a variety of jurisdictions, will demonstrate negative and positive examples of indicators, methodology, goals, strategy and implementation. The Equator Principles will be described as an example of environmental and risk assessment in project finance. 

 

Course Provider:

Geoffrey Mazullo, Principal, Emerging Markets ESG, possesses 22 years of professional experience as an analyst, writer and trainer covering corporate governance; corporate social responsibility (CSR); environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting; investor relations; prevention of money laundering; socially responsible investment (SRI); and sustainability reporting in a number of developed and emerging markets. He has analyzed the governance practices of banks, financial institutions and listed companies in Canada, the Caucasus, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Egypt, European Union (EU) member states, Japan, Russia, South East Europe (SEE) and the United States. He has been directly engaged in corporate governance and SRI developments in Egypt as well as in emerging markets in the Caucasus, CEE, Russia and SEE. During the past decade, he has designed and conducted training programs on corporate governance, CSR, ESG reporting and SRI in Egypt, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Serbia. Since 2010, Mr. Mazullo has designed and conducted the following courses in Egypt: Training Course on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Inclusive Banking (June 2013); Training Program on Best Practice in Corporate Governance Reporting (November 2012); Training Program on the Equator Principles (May 2012); Seminar on Inclusive Banking (May 2012); Training Workshop - Strengthening Transparency and Boosting Competitiveness through Effective Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting (March 2010). He contributes regularly to on-line and print publications. In November 2010 he launched “Five Questions about SRI,” an expert interview series published on the Emerging Markets ESG internet portal. Mr. Mazullo is Chair of the Evaluation Committee of the Baltic Market Awards, an initiative of the NASDAQ OMX Baltic Exchanges to recognize best practice in investor relations, and Adjunct Professor at the School of American Law (SAL) in Wroclaw, Poland. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) from Georgetown University and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

 

Assessment Strategy: 

Participants will be assessed as follows:

  • Attendance and active participation in the in-person component of the training course (20%)
  • Multiple choice question (MCQ) test administered on the last day of the in-person training course (60%)
  • Completion of the assignment during the post-course work (20%)
 
Who should attend?

This training program about sustainable finance targets the following participant profiles:

  • Financial sector: middle and senior level managers of corporate banking, investment banking, corporate marketing, risk management, compliance and sustainability departments as well as other departments that cover the above-mentioned issues. Whereas the emphasis is on banking, middle and senior level managers in capital market activities and/insurance may also be interested;
  • Expert consultants engaged in clean energy, microfinance and sustainability reporting; and
  • Financial sector regulators

 

MOSTADAM Testimonials: 

Course Testimonials Video (Round 4)

Course Testimonials Video (Rounds 2 & 3)

Course Testimonials Video (Round 1)

 

Course Benefits:

Upon completion, all participants should have developed an adequate understanding of:

  • The relevance and importance of sustainable finance;
  • The positive correlation between finance and social, environmental and governance issues;
  • The rising importance of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP);
  • The new trends in funding clean energy projects;
  • The ability to fund micro-small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs and develop business models for this purpose;
  • The broadening of the risk concept to include social and environmental risk assessment and risk management; and
  • The concept of sustainability reporting.

 

Topics of the course:

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Indicators
  • Assessing and Mapping ESG Risks
  • Sustainability and Financial Performance 
  • Best Practice in Sustainable Finance
  • Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP)
  • Inclusive Finance (strategy, methodology, loan analysis, microfinance, micro-saving, & micro-insurance, ...etc)
  • Integrated Reporting
  • The Equator Principles (concepts, definitions, documents, institutions, case study in risk management )
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Banking Sector

 

Prerequisites to the Course:

  • Proficiency in English, written and spoken
  • Understanding of banking operations, corporate & retail.
  • Ability to read, analyze and discuss case studies individually and in small groups.
  • Ability to complete exercises and fill-in templates individually

 

Venue:

Round # 5: December 2018 (Register Now)

  • Certified by: MOSTADAM & Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) 
  • Course Duration: 5 days (December 9- 13)
  • Course Venue: Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Garden City
  • Course Fees: EGP 15,000 (for Egyptians) and USD 850 (for non-Egyptians)

Round # 4: March 2018 

  • Certified by: Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) 
  • Course Duration: 5 days (March 18 - 22)
  • Course Venue: Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Garden City

Round # 3: November 2017 

  • Certified by: Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) 
  • Course Duration: 4 days (November 5 - 8)
  • Course Venue: Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Garden City

Round # 2: March 2017 

  • Certified by: Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) 
  • Course Duration: 5 days (March 26 - 30)
  • Course Venue: Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Garden City

Round # 1: November 2014

  • Certified by: Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) 
  • Number of Participants: 11 banks in Egypt (34 participants)
  • Course Duration: 5 days (November 16 - 20)
  • Course Venue: Kempinski Nile Hotel, Garden City

 

Arab African International Bank - MOSTADAM

MOSTADAM Brand Story

Brand Story Video

Reverse It For Better Video

The onset of the 21st century presents us with a new set of givens and a dynamic landscape urging humanity to revisit economic and financial paradigms that were prevalent throughout the 20th century.

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the financial industry is brought face to face with its own inconsistencies and shortcomings. The industry is increasingly becoming disharmonious with social and environmental realities.

Realizing financial industry gaps, MOSTADAM is a serious endeavor initiated by Arab African International Bank (AAIB) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) in 2014.  It is focused on capacity building, advocacy and advancing sustainable products and services.

As new regulations, policies and structures emerge to ensure the intactness of the financial industry, MOSTADAM subsumes that the real evolution of finance lies in “Capacity Building”; changing the mindsets and revising the educational paradigms through progressive training modules. MOSTADAM enlists “Advocacy” as another area of focus. The structural limitations will be addressed if the right stakeholders - with a cut through understanding of the challenges and the remedies – are mobilized to fundamentally rethink the industry out of its current stalemate.   

MOSTADAM is conceived in Egypt, purposefully growing to become a universal movement.  It started from within the financial industry, triggered by the rising sense that the existing financial system is approaching the limits of its growth.

MOSTADAM empowers bankers and financiers to align the financial industry with a rapidly evolving world and to become in a better position to generate new revenue streams and manage evolving risks. It aspires to rejuvenate the financial industry and to unleash new growth horizons.

First platform to enact sustainable finance in Egypt

MOSTADAM is the first platform to promote Sustainable Finance in Egypt and MENA Region. Sustainable Finance aims at instilling the connection between (EESG) (Economics, Environmental, Social and Governance) aspects within bank’s core businesses, operations, policies and practices. 

MOSTADAM seeks the transformation of the financial industry through

  • Capacity Building: introducing state-of- the-art training programs in sustainable finance.
  • Advocacy: enacting the right stakeholders in the right direction to drive the required impact and leverage the right synergies between the finance, environment and the society.
  • Sustainable Products & Services: ensuring that financial products and services attend the environmental and social dimensions.  

Launched in: 2014

Founders:

Arab African International Bank (AAIB)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC)

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