Royal visit to the IfM
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa,
Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain
and Professor Mike Gregory
Delegation arrives at the IfM
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain recently paid a visit to the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).
The Crown Prince, an alumnus of the University, is visiting Cambridge to strengthen further the ties between the University and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Professor Mike Gregory, Head of the IfM, welcomed the royal guest before giving him an overview of the IfM’s research, education and practice activities.
His Royal Highness was welcomed on behalf of the University of Cambridge by Dr Jennifer Barnes; the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy. His Royal Highness was also received by Peter Templeton, Chief Executive, IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd, and Mohamed Khater, Director, Programme for Management, Policy, and Innovation in the Middle East.
Professor Mike Gregory said: “We were greatly honoured by His Royal Highness’ visit; we found discussions very beneficial and educative”.
The sentiments were echoed by Peter Templeton: “We were delighted that his Royal Highness visited us in Cambridge and found the meeting to be very illuminating.”
Mohamed Khater said: “We were extremely grateful that his Highness decided to visit us and found his comments and advice very insightful”.
As follow up to HRH’s visit Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al-Khalifa the chief executive of the economic development board of Bahrain, accompanied by Mr Kamal Ahmed, chief operating officer, and Mr. Stephen Harrison, international advisor to the chief executive, paid a visit to the IFM. The EDB team was introduced to the activities of the IFM, and common interests were discussed.