2030 Leaders

The program provides a bespoke leadership journey to equip experienced and influential leaders, to challenge convention, lead the nation, and realize Vision 2030 goals.
Application open
15 Sep 2022
Application Close
20 Oct 2022

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. 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

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
  • 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.
Skills you will gain:
Personal Development
Creative thinking

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 2023.

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 Cohort 4 in 2023, Misk is sponsoring the cost of the program (excluding travel and accommodation 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.

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Application open
15 Sep 2022
Application Close
20 Oct 2022
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
This program is in partnership with
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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.

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