Founded in 1993 in New York, American Management Center has trained over 35,000 professionals across the MENA region. We help organizations become more competitive locally, nationally and internationally through developing their human capital infrastructure and improving the skills and performance of their employees. AMC brings more than twenty years of experience in training, consultancy and leadership development.
John is one of the foremost experts in retail banking. He is the former Managing Director at the UK retail bank Abbey National (now part of Banco Santander - 800 branches/ 15+ million customers) but during the last decade he has been involved in training and consultancy with retail banks around the globe on all aspects of retail banking activity.
Over the last decade John has become one of the leading global experts in the retail banking arena (working with major consultancy brands such as E&Y and Oliver Wyman). He has worked on strategic, transformation and training projects with clients to improve their performance across all channels (his clients include many major brands from throughout Africa/ SE Asia/ Australia/ Europe/ Middle East, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Vietnam andUK). The list of bank brands is extensive including names such as HSBC, Bank Muscat, Bank Saudi Fransi, Habib, Barwa Bank, State Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Arab Bank, Saman Bank, Shinhan Bank (Korea), Ocean Bank (Vietnam), Bank of China, Ecobank, Zenith Bank and numerous others.
A knowledgeable and experienced individual who will give real added value to senior management teams wishing to differentiate their strategy and performance in a crowded marketplace.
A proven business developer and corporate entrepreneur with extensive international experience, David Standens career has been characterized by public relations, communication, collaboration and strategic innovation. David is also known for his unique speaking style and his seminars in the areas of Business Communication, Presentation Skills, Strategy, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and particularly on the creation of value in the current milieu of uncertainty.
In addition to his business activities, David is an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and professor at the American University of Beiruts Olayan School of Business. Davids current area of interest lies in the topic of fostering innovation and organic growth in organizations.
Training Focus Areas: Business Communication, Presentation Skills, Strategy, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and particularly on the creation of value in the current milieu of uncertainty, Innovation.
Malek Zebib has an extensive international business and management experience. For the past 10 years, Malek has been working as a management consultant in leading global consulting firms where he designed and implemented organization development and strategic HR solutions assisting organizations in the transformation and creation of a performance culture. In addition, he is a frequent trainer and consultant for companies in the Middle East and Europe on such issues as strategic planning and thinking, management and leadership development, and HR management, organization development, and employees assessments.
Currently, Malek Zebib is a senior consultant and a coach at American Management Center in charge of Human Capital & Implementation services. Prior to joining AMC, Malek Zebib was the Head of Learning and Development at KPMG in Saudi Arabia in charge of planning and implementing L&D Strategies, Talent and Development solutions, as well as developing and delivering Management & Leadership, and behavioral training programs in Europe and the Gulf. In addition, Malek was administering employees assessments and providing development programs based on assessments outcomes.
Training Focus Areas: Strategic Thinking and Planning, Performance Management and Development, Leadership Development, Teamwork, Motivating and Influencing others, Customer Service Excellence, Advanced Selling Skills and Negotiation, Communication and Impact Presentation Skills, Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making.
Fadi has a PhD in administration (leadership and management) from Cranfield School of Management, one of the top twenty management schools worldwide. He completed his MBA from the Lebanese American University in 2003 and his BBA from the American University of Beirut in 2001. In addition to his current academic position at Phoenicia University and to his previous academic and administrative experience in the American University of Science and Technology and at the Arab Open University, Dr. Hashem has been very active in executive education. He delivered over 200 workshops for such clients as Qatars Government/Ministry of Administrative Development, Iraqs Ministry of Health, Morgan International, Ingeus, Norwegian People Aid (NPA), National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB), Chevron, STC/SALE, among others.
His teaching/training interests are in organizational behavior, managing change, leadership paradigms, employees personality and neuro-linguistic programming. He has authored a book entitled The Effect of the Leader/Follower Interaction on the Followers Work/Home Balance: An exploratory study in a Lebanese context, in addition to many other publications.
Solomon earned an MBA from Texas Christian University and has over 34 years of experience in management, sales and marketing; and in building successful businesses in various markets. Sol worked for 16 years in FMCG, 4 years in industrial developments, 2 years in food manufacturing and sales, and 12 years in home appliances and air conditioners.
He grew up in Africa, was educated in the US, lived and worked for 16 years in Switzerland and Spain while he traveled for work in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Then he moved to Saudi Arabia where he lived and worked for the past 18 year.
Sol worked for large multinational companies like Procter & Gamble and for large government institutions like the Saudi Industrial Development Fund in Riyadh; and for small consulting companies. He worked with American, European and Korean companies and has developed a good understanding of the Chinese market and built a strong bond with many Chinese companies. Training Focus Areas: Sales for Non-Sellers, Marketing Strategies, Effective Communication.
Since 1991, Adam has been working continuously within the field of people and team development. His skills encompass coaching, training, facilitating, career development, course development and delivery and event management. He is particularly experienced in kinesthetic learning and has been employed on a regular basis in the design and delivery of training that embeds skills through a kinesthetic process. Adam is an engaging and challenging presenter and his particular style has always veered away from straight forward power point to a more pragmatic approach.
He has delivered training for many years and he is experienced enough to be able to guide and facilitate groups through high level training courses or facilitating complex business development scenarios, working at a senior level.
Typical programs delivered include: leading high performing teams, high performance leadership, developing teams & building relationships, creativity and innovative thinking in teams, developing a coaching culture for teams & leaders, transferring knowledge & applying learning to the workplace, experiential learning in developing teams & leaders.
He is currently working as an associate for Oxford Leadership (Spain), Interaction ltd (UK, Europe), American University of Beirut (Jordan, Qatar, Dubai, Lebanon). He has extensive experience of working within the Middle East and has done so for over 12 years.
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AMC is an exclusive representative of the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA). Established in the Unites States of America in 2000, the Academy for Global Business Advancement. is a worldwide network of professionals with more than 1000 members based in more than 50 countries. AGBA is committed to provide a global platform aimed at assisting academics, scholars, professionals, officials, entrepreneurs and consultants of emerging countries to assert themselves on the global stage for recognition, networking and dissemination of knowledge.
APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard.
In line with our mission to serve our clients by offering them integrated training services, AMC offers a variety of certificate, diploma, and executive MBA programs through our collaboration with accredited academic institutions. Our programs are designed to address the personal, educational, and professional growth goals of employees, managers, and executives in a wide range of areas.