First Institute of Risk Management licensed FoRM course provider unveiled in Saudi Arabia

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has just announced that the Executive Education Centre of the University of Business and Technology (UBT) is now the first exclusive provider of the internationally recognised Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course based in Saudi Arabia.

Sanjay Himatsingani, director of training for the IRM, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with the UBT in Saudi Arabia. There has been a big demand for risk management training in the region and we’re delighted to be able to be working with our new partners. The FoRM course is well respected and attracts delegates from a wide variety of organisations all over the world. FoRM gives students an introduction to the principles and practices of enterprise risk management and can be applied to anyone from any sector globally. It’s also a great introduction to the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.”

Dr Amir Dhia

Dr Amir Dhia

Dr Amir Dhia, director general of UBT Executive Education, added: “We’re proud to partner with the IRM to deliver FoRM programmes. Risk management has become more than ever before as a major interest and concern for corporates and institutions as they emerge and grow. We’re confident that the IRM programmes will complement our current scope of world-class partnerships and programmes and will definitely add value and expertise to the practitioners and executives who take them.”

UBT Executive Education focuses on management training and career development for practitioners and executives in business and management. It provides international certification and qualification programmes as well as customised programmes for corporations. The organisation boasts trained professionals from more than 100 companies and institutions in several countries in the Middle East.

UBT Executive Education offers programmes in Human Resources, finance and accounting, digital marketing, business development, project management, communication, supply chains and logistics and risk management.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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