Etihad Credit Insurance partners with Italian University Luiss Guido Carli

The UAE Export Credit Agency to facilitate the sharing of expertise in credit and political risk management, geopolitics and trade finance with one of the main Italian universities

  • Luiss University in 2022 entered the top 100 of the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 in the field of Social Sciences and Management, ranking No. 1 in Italy, No. 10 in Europe, No. 22 in the world for political and international studies
  • This collaboration came in the wake of the UAE government’s sweeping residency reform and entry, which aimed to attract top talent and outstanding students and graduates.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Credit Insurance, the federal export credit company of the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement with Luiss Guido Carli University, a leading Italian university, to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise in the area of ​​credit risk management and trade finance between the two entities.

This collaboration came in the wake of the UAE government’s sweeping residency reform and entry, which aimed to attract top talent and outstanding students and graduates.

As part of this partnership, ECI will bring its expertise and insight in the field of geopolitics, credit insurance and financial risks, as part of its efforts to help Luiss Guido Carli improve its internationalization programs. and innovation and to provide its graduates with a springboard into the real world. growing world of international trade and investment in the Middle East.

In an effort to forge an intersection of knowledge and experience as well as develop a new generation of business leaders, the Federal Company will also provide internship opportunities for graduate students.

In turn, the University will assist the UAE Export Credit Agency to develop world-class training and exchange programs to improve the management skills of young Emiratis, as well as attract quality talents of Luiss Guido Carli, who recently entered the top 100. in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022 in the field of Social Sciences and Management.

Commenting on the collaboration, Massimo Falcioni, CEO of the federal company Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), said: “In line with the remarkable step of the United Arab Emirates towards a knowledge-based economy and a strategy to attract the best talents , we are committed to helping equip the younger generation around the world with the knowledge, skills and new approaches required in credit risk management and trade finance. This agreement with Luiss Guido Carli will give ECI an excellent platform to share our tailor-made expertise with some of the bright young minds of one of the best business schools not only in Europe but also in the world.

Professor Andrea Prencipe, Rector of Luiss Guido Carli, said: “We are always looking for effective collaborations with world-renowned business entities to provide our students with advanced skills and expertise to excel in a highly competitive market. . We are therefore pleased to sign an agreement with Etihad Credit Insurance, to further strengthen our influence.

The agreement stems from ECI’s vision to create an Academy in order to improve the basic skills of entrepreneurs and the knowledge of professionals engaged in export activities. It provides them with the necessary training by partnering with locally and globally renowned education and training providers.

This initiative strongly believes in honing young minds and getting them started early. It is for the same reason that ECI has partnered with local universities to reach out to potential students who can become part of the growing ECI team.

The first phase of the ECI Academy started four years ago in collaboration with UAE local government education bodies such as Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), University of Sharjah and the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). It provided postgraduate students with the opportunity to learn the purpose of ECI and its solutions for the SME sector during their internship program with ECI.

The second phase of this initiative was launched this year, expanding its reach internationally. With world-renowned universities and business schools as education and training providers, ECI Academy offers programs that will meet the varied needs of the business community, especially SMEs, as they are the main contributors to the world economy.

The Academy will also provide MBA students from global universities with significant exposure to the UAE market through internship programs at ECI. At the same time, ECI employees will attend universities for business training or work on projects with the export credit agencies of the countries whose universities will receive the training.

About Etihad Credit Insurance

Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) was established by the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates and its founders, the governments of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Ajman. The company started operations in February 2018. ECI plays a catalytic role in supporting non-oil exports, trade, investment and the development of strategic sectors in the UAE, in line with the UAE Vision 2021 program and, more recently, the UAE 2071 centenary plan and operation 300 billion. .

The UAE Federal Export Credit Corporation is responsible for accelerating and supporting national economic diversification as well as supporting the export and re-export of UAE goods, works, services and foreign investment by UAE companies as well than supporting exporters in the domestic market. trade through a range of export credit, finance and investment insurance products.

ECI has also been assigned for the third consecutive year in 2021 an insurance financial strength rating (IFS) and an issuer default rating (IDR) of AA- (Very Strong) with a stable outlook according to Fitch. Ratings.

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About Luiss University

Located in the Eternal City of Rome, Luiss is an international university specializing in the social sciences, offering a diverse learning environment based on entrepreneurship, responsibility and sustainability.

At Luiss, we inspire and enable a better world, convinced that the social sciences play – and will continue to play – a central role in the emerging digital society.

Since its foundation, Luiss has developed privileged relationships with the business world, thanks to its affiliation with Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, as well as with law firms, government institutions and civil society. Luiss has also established privileged relationships with European and Italian institutions, thanks to the many professors who have worked there.

Luiss’ pedagogical model combines academic rigor with practical relevance. Its main characteristics are:

– Research-led: Luiss faculty members are top experts in their fields, actively engaged in their research communities as well as their professional and management communities.

– Experience-Based: Luiss relies on a highly selected group of senior executives, licensed consultants and diplomats to discuss topics they routinely encounter.

– Problem-oriented: Our programs require students to engage in projects and research, in which they are expected to develop solutions to real-world problems.

The Luiss model is reinforced by a life-wide learning approach that challenges students’ intellectual curiosity, inspires individual effort and self-discovery, and encourages independent and critical thinking.

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Luiss press office
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