ABU DHABI: HealthTech Training Center, a subsidiary of Response Plus Holding PJSC, one of the leading health service providers in the United Arab Emirates, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Asia School of Business (ASB) established in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia. This collaboration is an important step for the health industry because, for the first time, it will allow the exchange of knowledge and expertise between two very prestigious institutions.
The formal MOU signing ceremony was held at RPM Headquarters, and Major Tom Louis, CEO of Response Plus Holding PJSC, and Professor Charles H Fine, Founding Chairman, CEO and Dean of the ASB, exchanged signatures and documents.
The MOU aims to create collaboration between the two entities for the exchange of knowledge and expertise, with the goal of improving the healthcare industry, and beyond. The agreement defines the scope and obligations of both parties, which will include maintaining a dialogue between them to facilitate the implementation of the memorandum of understanding, holding monthly working group meetings and collaborating on the organization of conferences and events to achieve the broader objectives of both parties.
This memorandum of understanding is very important because it is the first collaboration of this type for ASB with an entity based in the Middle East. Major Tom Louis, CEO of Response Plus Holding, said, “With this MOU, RPM strengthens its position as a global player and shows the world that we will go beyond expectations to strengthen and improve the industry in which we operate.
“The Asia School of Business is honored to partner with HealthTech and RPM Group to share our knowledge and insights on professional talent development as it relates to the Asian business context. This partnership is the first we have in the region, and we hope it will become a valuable tool for all concerned,” said Professor Charles Fine.
About Response Plus Holding PJSC
Response Plus Holdings PJSC is the UAE’s largest provider of onsite healthcare management and medical emergency services. The company, which operates more than 260 on-site clinics, has the largest private fleet of ambulances in Abu Dhabi and was recently listed on ADX’s Second Market.
The ASB is a partnership between MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia). The partnership is a business school offering business administration-related courses in the form of a 20-month full-time MBA program and executive education courses for students from Malaysia and around the world. Through this partnership, MIT Sloan and Bank Negara collaborate on academic curriculum design, curriculum design, organizational design, admissions, and administration for the Asia School of Business. Classes at ASB are taught by MIT Sloan faculty and local ASB faculty, with the latter also serving as international MIT Sloan scholars. Students study at both the MIT Sloan campus located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the ASB campus located in Kuala Lumpur.
A crucial element of the MIT Sloan collaboration is the presence of its academics in the ranks of the ASB faculty and board of trustees. They are a panel of industry leaders and extraordinary academics who are committed to making ASB a pioneering business school in the Asian region.