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Challenges and Opportunities for the Saudi Healthcare System

18 December 2012

Following 30 years of unprecedented growth and development, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia faces new challenges in healthcare for its citizens and expat residents. And, according to MCE’s Marc Dellaert, helping Saudi managers to acquire universal business and organizational management skills is one tool that government and industry can use to achieve sustainable development of Saudi society.

“In the past, being able to read, write and do basic arithmetic were the skills you needed to get a job,” said Mr. Dellaert. “But today’s workplace requires more. A recent survey by AMA discovered four skills everyone needs at work today. We call them ‘The 4 Cs’: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. Most education systems don’t teach these. So, many companies invest in training and development to cover this gap. And MCE is here to help young managers develop these skills so they can work effectively and competently in their roles, and compete successfully in a global market.”

Mr. Dellaert, Executive Director of Marketing and Emerging Markets, made his presentation to leaders of the Saudi healthcare system, pharmaceutical and medical technology industries at a meeting on the occasion of the official visit of HE Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium to the Kingdom of Saui Arabia. Today's even was held in the Belgian embassy in Riyadh with the support and cooperation of Healthcare Belgium. 

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