22 January 2014

simplecall’s parent company, Zamir Telecom, announces fellowship for the Sloan School of Management MBA program

Zamir Telecom, simplecall’s parent company, announced the details of its new MBA fellowship program it has developed with the MIT Sloan School of Management, which includes a $25,000 per fellow grant to two MIT MBA students who come from, or have interest in the technological advancement in, emerging economies in Africa, Asia or the Middle East.

The two Sloan fellows will each receive the grant annually to help offset their investment in their education. They will also be provided with a paid internship and a one-year employment contract upon graduation.

Zamir Telecom said it sees the regions of Africa, Asia and the Middle East as future hubs for innovation and wants to enable individuals with extraordinary intellectual curiosity and talent to develop and realise their potential as future leaders and innovators in the technology sector in these places.

The Managing Director of Zamir Telecom, Naufal Zamir, and the Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management, David Schmittlein, signed the agreement in Cambridge, Mass. on Jan. 16 and have said they are looking forward to building on their new relationship.

“Naufal Zamir knows first-hand the transformative power of education,” said Schmittlein. “Thanks to his gift, MIT Sloan will be able to expand its reach to students in emerging countries and provide them with opportunities they otherwise might not have had. We thank him for his generous support.”

Naufal Zamir said, "We are delighted to announce our partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management and the creation of the Zamir Telecom Fellowship. We have long been committed to finding and developing the best talent and we are confident that Sloan has a group of extraordinary candidates who have the ability to be influential leaders and spearhead technological advancements in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We firmly believe it will not only help advance the fellows’ career development opportunities globally, but also will help our own organisation and sector by acquiring top tier talent from one of the top universities in the world.”


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