The Crown Prince's International Scholarship Program (CPISP) has received a cheque from Investcorp as part of their new 10-year commitment 'Platinum' category sponsorship status.
HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Advisor for Political and Economic Affairs at the Court of the Crown Prince, Board Member and Head of the Financial and Administrative Committee of CPISP, has received the cheque from Investcorps's Managing Director and Executive Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Alardhi, during a ceremony held at Investcorp House in Manama
During the ceremony, HE Shaikh Mohammed thanked Investcorp for its strong support, noting that sponsors contribute towards the program's objectives of helping prepare exceptional students for the jobs of the future.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman said, “Investcorp is committed to enriching the lives of future generations and we believe that education is at the core of this. Bahrain is the birthplace of our firm and has offered us exceptional support over four decades. Investing in human capital has always been a key driver of strategic development for Bahrain’s leadership and it has granted the Kingdom with an exceptional generational pool of talent. We are proud of our partnership with the CPISP and we salute their noble cause and exceptional efforts."
Mr. Alardhi said: “We would like to praise His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, on his unceasing efforts and commitment to educational and training programs aimed at developing the skills and capabilities of Bahrain’s youth."
He added: “We greatly appreciate the role that CPISP plays in providing top educational scholarship opportunities to young outstanding Bahraini students. In fact, a number of our staff members at Investcorp graduated from world class universities with the support of CPISP and we have seen first-hand how crucial such education-based initiatives are to the development and future success of the country.”
To which, H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa responded: “We deeply appreciate Investcorp's long-term commitment to CPISP and Bahrain. Our national pool of talent anchors Bahrain's position as a regional financial services hub and complements our regulatory system."
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Ramzi AbdelJaber, Chief Administrative Officer; Mr. Gilbert Kamieniecky, Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Technology at Investcorp; Mr. Yusef Al Yusef, Managing Partner of Investcorp’s Private Wealth Platform; Mr. Mohamed Al Sada, Head of Bahrain and Kuwait for Investcorp’s Private Wealth Platform; Ms. Jordana Semaan, Diversity Champion and Head of HR Gulf & Asia as well as Dr. Cynthia Gessling CPISP Program Director and Mrs. Shatha Ahmed Ali, Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs at the program.