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The Kingdom needs uncommon leaders to unite and achieve our common goal. Leaders with extraordinary passion and unparalleled commitment to Vision 2030. Leaders who don’t only think different, but are different. Leaders who can implement the grandest of plans and deliver outstanding results. Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk“ will select and develop 1,000 leaders to realize Saudi’s vision. If you think you belong to the 1,000 who will help achieve our nation’s destiny, then come and be part of 2030 Leaders.

2030 Leaders is an exclusive world-class leadership program tailored for Saudi leaders and delivered with renowned global academic partners with Saudi context in mind. The program curriculum will equip leaders with the necessary skills to adopt different mindsets to deal with unprecedented challenges in the Kingdom and will enable them to leverage their leadership, experience, and legacy to lead teams and organizations and deliver on Vision 2030 strategies and objectives.

Program Outline:

  • Module 1: Awareness (Riyadh)

5 Days – Riyadh

Develop the ability to spot changing market trends and to identify new business opportunities through new technologies.


  • Module 2: Discovery (Riyadh)

5 Days – Riyadh

Learn to identify unserved needs, evaluate potential opportunities, and generate ideas.


  • Module 3: Building (Barcelona)

5 Days – Barcelona

Develop new ways of creating value through the power of experimentation.


  • Module 4: Growth (Riyadh)

5 Days – Riyadh

Learn how to lead organizations and prepare them for growth and scale.


  • Module 5: Evolving (Riyadh)

5 Days – Riyadh

Develop a new mindset to evolve and lead complex continuous change. 


Important Dates:

  • Cohort 5 Start/End Date: October 2023 - July 2024
  • Cohort 6 Start/End Date: January 2024 - November 2024
  • Application closes: 31 May 2023

For full information on this program click here.


Program Prerequisites:
  • Must be an accomplished senior leader in public or private sector; or a successful entrepreneur with aspirations to take on a national leadership role.
  • Must have a minimum 10 years of work experience with at least 5 years in a leadership position.
  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Should be able to clearly articulate plans to realize Vision 2030 goals and make a long-lasting impact.
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
Skills You Will Gain:
Personal Development
Creative thinking
Application Process:
  1. Stage 1
    Complete an online application form and share your qualifying documents
  2. Stage 2
    Complete a psychometric assessment
  3. Stage 3
    Complete a one-way video interview
  4. Stage 4
    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a final interview held virtually
Frequently Asked Question:

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 SAR179,500. However, Cohort 5 and Cohort 6 are fully sponsored by Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk” in 2023 - 2024.

The sponsorship does not cover the cost of travel and accommodation in Riyadh, or the cost of international travel and accommodation for 6 days in Barcelona and Geneva (approx. SAR 10,000).

For Cohort 5 and Cohort 6 in 2023/2024, Misk is sponsoring the cost of the program (excluding travel and accommodation costs). You may ask your organization to sponsor travel costs.

The program has set minimum criteria that clearly define the nature of 10 years of full-time experience. This excludes coop, internships or research positions etc. Furthermore, leadership experience is defined as serving in a distinctly more senior position than a managerial position.

You will hear back about your application decision by September 2024 at the latest.

The application form will ask about your preference for cohort 5 (October 2023) or Cohort 6 (January 2024) however we do not promise specific cohort allocation. Decision will be made based on number of applicants received per cohort.

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