Greetings from ICMCI! I am delighted to send you this fifth issue of Meridian from the 2009-2011 ExCom. There is plenty of reading here for all to enjoy.
The Annual Conference at Jordan had a very exciting session by Dr. Hamdallah Mubarak, President of IMC Jordan where he shared some interesting perspectives on issues faced by consultants in the many countries of the Middle East. His article, summarizing the contents of the session, is the lead feature in this issue of Meridian. The efforts of Reema Nasser, Executive Director of IMC Jordan, who coordinated the entire conference, are documented in her narrative on what it took to make Jordan a success.
Other articles have come in from Romania, India and Kazakhstan and make for interesting reading about what some of our members are doing. Keep the ICMCI flag flying and keep writing in and updating us on happenings in your region.
We have yet to have a member in Ukraine and have been following the events there very closely. Elena Yuzkova has been regularly attending some of our conferences from Ukraine, and held a very successful conference of Management Consultants in Kiev, attended by over 25 consultants in many regions of Ukraine. Two pictures from the event are attached. We are looking forward to the day when we will welcome Ukraine association as a member in our midst.
Once again, do update your calendar and block your time for our forthcoming events. www.icmci.org has all the details in the events section.
And, as a last message, a reminder for your much awaited communication on the resolutions package that emerged from Jordan. Your endorsement of the proposals carved out in Jordan, will make a true breakthrough happen for ICMCI, and that is a dream that everybody has shared.
Stay in touch and keep writing in!
Aneeta Madhok, PhD, CMC, GPHR
To stop press and add a note to condole the tragic and untimely death of Gabriel Al Salem, CMC, who was a staunch supporter of ICMCI activities in the Central Asian Region, in his capacity as Regional Director – Central Asia, Business Advisory Services (BAS) EBRD. His contribution to ICMCI has been immense. Those who met Gabriel, knew that he was full of life, energy and dreams. We will miss him dearly