Dow Chemical in the Middle East Launches Second Annual Young Arab Leaders Arab American Business Fellowship
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Dow Chemical in the Middle East and Young Arab Leaders (YAL), the Middle East’s foremost development platform for business, public sector and civil society leaders, recently launched the second annual Arab American Business Fellowship (AABF) program, of which Dow is a lead sponsor.
The AABF program is designed to expose Arab and American Fellows to each other’s cultural and business environments in order to foster mutual understanding and ongoing dialogue. Dow’s association with this program is in line with its commitment to Young Arab Leaders through its charitable arm, The Dow Chemical Foundation, to support various initiatives under the Young Arab Leaders ‘Arab and American Dialogue Program’ in 2008 and 2009.
This year’s program offered 21 young Arab and American professionals the opportunity to gain exposure to the business practices, culture and way of life in the United States and Middle East respectively. As part of the Arab Fellowship, which was launched on October 4, 2008, 13 young Arab professionals travelled to the United States for meetings with leading corporations such as The Dow Chemical Company, Boeing and Microsoft, among others.