2030 Leaders
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Program overview

To realize the vision and deliver on the Kingdom’s ambitions, Saudi needs bold and relentless leaders, with different mindsets and enhanced capabilities to effect change.

2030 Leaders intends to select, develop, and support 1,000 Saudi leaders, creating a pool of high-impact leaders who will strongly contribute to accelerating Saudi Arabia’s transformation agenda.

2030 Leaders is a leadership program unlike any other. Its transformative curriculum and world-class ecosystem combine academic prestige with a strong Saudi context, delivered in a uniquely Misk way. It gives access to a lifelong collaborative, influential, and elite alumni community of Saudi Leaders.

The program distinguishes accomplished leaders who aspire to take on senior national leadership roles and deliver the next level of impact.



Program outline


Module 1: Awareness (Riyadh)

5 Days – Riyadh

Starting Date

1st October 2021

Program highlights

Innovate & transform at scale
Gain diverse and strategic insights to implement innovative transformation at scale
Finding solutions
Challenge frameworks and solve social and economic problems in the Kingdom
Develop unique competencies designed to drive change in the Kingdom
New competencies
Be recognized as leaders ready to play a transformative role in realizing Vision 2030
Elite leaders
Join an elite group of inspired and experienced leaders in the Kingdom

Application criteria

  • 10-15 years of experience leading in private or public sectors (KSA or globally)
  • Senior executive, one or two levels from CEO Business unit directors, general managers, and accomplished business owners
  • Must be inspired by Vision 2030 and driven by the desire to contribute to its realization

Frequently asked questions

Yes – the course is designed this way to suit the busy schedule of executives.

Yes. Candidates will need about 25 working days to finish the program. Please note that attendance is mandatory to complete the program and to join our prestigious alumni groups (both MiSK and Esade). We encourage you to speak to your organization to gain their support and request time off.

Leaders 2030 is primarily an in-person program, with some virtual online components and sessions.

Main modules are planned to be held in person following COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, this is subject to change according to updated health and safety regulations or restrictions.

Yes. The program is exclusively for female and male Saudi nationals.

The program fees are 157,500 SAR. However, it is fully sponsored by Misk Foundation in 2021.

The sponsorship does not cover the cost of travel and accommodation in Riyadh, or the cost of travel and accommodation in Barcelona and Geneva (5 days).

Yes. We encourage our candidates to get sponsored by their organizations. However, for 2021, Misk is sponsoring the cost of the program  (excluding travel and accommodation costs).

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Application Process

  • Stage 1

    Complete an online application form and share your qualifying documents.

  • Stage 2

    Complete a psychometric assessment and video interview.

  • Stage 3

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a final interview held virtually.

  • Final decision

    Should you successfully progress through each stage, a decision on your placement will be communicated by 30 June 2021.

Applications closed

Skills you will gain:

Leadership Personal Development Growth Creative thinking


Next level of impact

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About our partner(s)

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Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets.
Minerva is a pathbreaking educational innovator, preparing exceptional, lifelong learners to address the most complex challenges of our time. Minerva’s mission, to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world, is being pursued through its flagship university programs and select strategic partnerships.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked global provider of executive education. We use research to develop people into better leaders — transforming individuals, teams, organizations, and societies. With more than 5 decades of experience working with tens of thousands of diverse organizations in more than 160 countries across 6 continents, we help more than a million leaders at all levels.
Ideasquare connects curious minds to accelerate ideas through collaboration, prototyping, and experimental innovation. The purpose is to bring together people to generate new ideas and work on conceptual prototypes related to detection and imaging in an open environment. While not in peak use, it also can host special innovation-related events. It offers ad-hoc meeting space and rapid prototyping facilities for innovation-related projects, by bringing together CERN personnel, visiting students, and external project collaborators from the domains of research, technology development and education.