HEC Algiers and Business School Netherlands signed a cooperation agreement on the 17th of May in Algiers, Algeria.
Through this agreement, both schools have agreed on establishing an MBA programme for Algerian corporate executives. A triangulation agreement was necessary in commencing with this agreement between the public sector (HEC), the private sector (RedMed) in Algeria and the foreign institution (Business School Netherlands).
RedMed Group was founded and has been managed by the Fechkeur family since 1996. Today, it is the leading private Algerian provider for integrated logistical services to the Energy Sector.
HEC Algiers started as a Commerce Institute of Technology (ITC), l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and opened its doors in 1970 in Ben Aknoun. By 1984, ITC changed its name to Institute National de Commerce, INC, and became part of the academic institutions under the umbrella of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In 2010, INC changed its name and its status to Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, HEC Algiers
Business School Netherlands is already established in the Netherlands, China, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Suriname and now focuses on settling in Francophone Africa, starting with Algeria. The agreement was signed between Mr. Abdesslam Saadi, Director of HEC Algiers for the Algerian side and Drs. Dick Gerdzen, BSN's founder, for the Dutch side.
The aim of this agreement is to establish an MBA programme for corporate executives in the gas and oil industry using the “Action Learning” methodology. An MBA programme in favour of Algerian executives who have between five and seven years’ work experience, “This is another way of working, this is not an academic course,” explains Mr. Abdennour Nouiri, Director of Laboraroty Marketic of the HEC. The programme will probably commence in English in October this year, with a future goal of delivering it in French.
Photo: Mr. Abdesslam Saadi and Drs. Dick Gerdzen