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RCSI Institute of Leadership & Healthcare Management signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Arab Administrative Development Organisation

05 January 2010

The Director General of the Arab Administrative Development Organisation (ARADO), Professor Refat Al Faouri, visited RCSI to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the RCSI’s Institute of Leadership and Healthcare Management.   ARADO, established in 1961, is a specialized organization affiliated with the League of Arab States. It is responsible for promoting management, administrative and institutional development in various sectors in the Arab region. 

The President of the College, Professor Frank Keane and the deputy CEO, Dr. Terry Mc Wade welcomed Professor Refat and his colleagues to the College.


Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Head of the Institute of Leadership and Healthcare Management and Professor Refat Al Faouri, Director General of the Arab Administrative Development Organisation

On signing the Memorandum of Understanding, Professor Ciaran O Boyle, Head of the Institute said; “we are delighted to sign this agreement with ARADO and look forward to helping develop leaders in healthcare across the Arab region”.  Professor Refat, Director General said “RCSI has a reputation for providing healthcare education and training internationally to the highest standards. This agreement demonstrates our mutual commitment to providing high quality management development initiatives in the healthcare sector." Ms. Tina Joyce, Director of Operations said; “a number of leadership development programmes are planned for the coming months and are particularly aimed at consultants and doctors.”



Pictured from l to r are Dermot O Flynn, ILHM; Tarek Salem, Head of Continuing Development; Professor Ciaran O Boyle, Head of ILHM; Professor Refat Al Faouri, Director General of the Arab Administrative Development Organisation; Tina Joyce, ILHM and Tamer Mahmoud.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Dermot O Flynn, Director of Continuing Professional Development, Mr. Tarek Salem, Head of Continuing Professional Development and Mr. Tamer Mahmoud.