Designed for current and aspiring senior executives, these six-month programs are crafted to develop well-rounded leaders equipped with the necessary mindset and knowledge to succeed in the evolving business landscape.

March 7, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Emeritus, in collaboration with the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, announces the launch of its six-month C-Suite Leaders Program–India and C-Suite Leaders Program–Middle East. These programs are expertly crafted to develop participants into well-rounded leaders equipped with the necessary mindset and expertise to maximize their personal potential and their organizations’ success in these strategic geographical regions. Emeritus, the global leader in making world-class professional education accessible and affordable, has begun enrollment for these programs that start in May 2024.

Business leaders in India grapple with challenges of disruptive technologies, reputational risk, rising interest rates, and inflation, while those in the Middle East face a unique set of issues, including geopolitical conflict, macroeconomic volatility, and regional growth prospects. Such challenging environments demand a multidimensional leadership approach backed by a deep understanding of local markets as well as global interconnectedness.

The C-Suite Leaders Program–India and C-Suite Leaders Program–Middle East empower participants to acquire advanced leadership skills, rethink strategies, and adapt to keep their organizations at the forefront of progress amid rapid changes in the global landscape. Through a blend of interactive online sessions, in-person lectures in Mumbai (India) and Dubai (U.A.E.), relevant case studies, and sessions with guest speakers who are accomplished C-suite leaders in India and the Middle East and alumni of the Wharton School, participants gain a well-rounded perspective. Participants will also meet their peers, faculty, and industry experts during three days of on-campus networking and one day of off-site activity. Upon completing the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate and have a pathway to apply for Wharton alumni status.

“Operating in an interconnected world where the economic climate is increasingly volatile and uncertain presents a dual imperative for business leaders to overcome these obstacles while reinventing their organizations for the future,” said Harbir Singh, academic director of the programs. “The C-Suite Leaders Program–India and C-Suite Leaders Program–Middle East will equip you to cultivate a strategic mindset to set actionable goals, lead organizational transformation in the face of digital disruption, and foster a culture of innovation to future-proof your organization.”

The C-Suite Leaders Program–India and C-Suite Leaders Program–Middle East are ideal for business leaders seeking to grow their businesses and organizations in these regions. Leaders can include current C-suite executives, C-suite aspirants, senior-level executives, and general managers.

“The comprehensive curriculum of the C-Suite Leaders Program–India and C-Suite Leaders Program–Middle East enables senior executives to augment their strategic leadership skills with innovative thinking and navigate both short-term hurdles and long-term growth ambitions,” said Mike Malefakis, president of university partnerships at Emeritus. “We are excited to collaborate with Wharton Executive Education to equip leaders with the critical skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the evolving global business landscape.”

For more information and to apply, please visit the respective program’s home page.

About Wharton Executive Education

Wharton Executive Education has served as the global leader in executive development for 35 years. Steeped in the heritage and analytical insights of the Wharton School, with an eye toward shaping the future of business, Wharton Executive Education’s individual, online, and custom programs prepare over 100,000 professionals a year to transform their careers and organizations. For more information on Wharton Executive Education’s practical business solutions, visit

About Emeritus

Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, organizations, and governments worldwide. It does this by collaborating with more than 80 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Emeritus' short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies, and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology; curriculum innovation; and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors, and coaches has educated more than 350,000 individuals across more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs, and thousands of pre-collegiate students explore business concepts through Wharton’s Global Youth Program. More than 105,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit

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Sarah SchwabDirector of Communications Aresty Institute of Executive Education
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania