Designed by leading academics and experts, the Global Energy Leadership Program offers a transformational curriculum for leaders in the energy sector. The multimodular program gives participants broad exposure to learning content, case studies, and methodologies — focused on but not limited to the energy sector — enabling them to apply contextual knowledge and best practices to their organizations. The cohort-format program features seminars, workshops, guest speakers, and webinars with in-person immersions in Dubai and Houston.
This program is ideal for senior functional, technical, and business managers about to make the transition to a general management role or embark on entrepreneurial ventures in the energy industry.
The learning journey is specifically designed for senior executives with:
The faculty of the Global Energy Leadership Program have been carefully selected to provide the right blend of unconventional wisdom, technical finesse, and cutting-edge research to ensure the program becomes a valuable investment in our participants’ careers and visions. They draw on their extensive experience to address the challenges of the energy industry today while anticipating tomorrow’s disruptive innovations.
A leading behavioral scientist, Professor Brent Smith is the senior associate dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Previously, he served on the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University and has taught at UC Berkeley, Oxford, INSEAD, Columbia, the Technical University of Denmark, and the Indian School of Business.
Professor Smith has conducted executive programs globally for companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Total, ADNOC, ONGC, Saudi Aramco, Marathon Oil, Dynegy, INEOS, Baker Hughes, National Oilwell Varco, Cameron, CGGVeritas, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Microsoft, IBM, Ericsson, PROS, Roche, Genentech, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, and Cooper Industries among many others. Professor Smith currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Leadership Institute.
Professor Smith has twice received the Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management. Professor Smith’s consulting focuses on enhancing organizational effectiveness through research-grounded interventions in the areas of executive team development, acquisition integration, enterprise culture change, and organizational alignment. He specializes in helping organizations align strategy, critical organizational capabilities, and culture. His recent clients include companies across the energy value chain.
A sought-after expert on corporate strategy and M&A and with extensive experience consulting global energy clients, Dr. Prashant Kale serves as associate professor of strategic management in the Jones Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on corporate strategy, strategic alliances, and M&A. His articles on these topics have been published in reputed international journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Managerial and Decision Economics, Academy of Management Perspective, and others.
Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology — Organizational Behavior
Associate Professor of Accounting
Associate Professor of Finance
J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Management — Marketing
Upon successful completion of the Global Energy Leadership Program, you will become a member of the Rice Business professional community. As a member, you are eligible to receive the following executive education alumni benefits:
|Module 1||June 5–10, 2022*||Dubai|
|Module 2||July–August 2022||Live Online Sessions|
|Module 3||September 25–30, 2022*||Houston (Rice University Campus)|
*Program delivery may change to live online in case there are prevailing COVID-19 travel restrictions.
|Round 3||May 19, 2022||US$500|
|Program Fee*: US$17,000|
|Application Round 3||Program Fee*: US$17,000|