Professor Benny Higgins gives his first talk in Dubai

Edinburgh Business School and Heriot-Watt University Dubai host a special event.

Professor Benny Higgins, who spent a decade as chief executive of Tesco Bank and serves as a Chairman of the National Galleries of Scotland, will speak during a special event hosted by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University in Dubai.

Professor Higgins, an arts-loving banker will argue that business leaders are well served by engaging with the arts, during an event at Roda Al Murooj on Tuesday, 29 January.

Guests from the world of business and the arts, as well as the University’s MBA students, alumni and staff have been invited to hear from Professor Higgins, who was appointed an Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University last year.

Professor Higgins will explore the principles of business and art and explain why he believes aspiring leaders should place great value on both.

Professor Higgins, said: “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to address the business and arts community in Dubai. To express my very personal views on how business leaders benefit from having a ‘hinterland’ is a precious moment for me.”

Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, said:

“We are delighted that Professor Higgins accepted our invitation to deliver his talk in Dubai. We are keen to open the event to the wider audience, and have made a limited number of spaces available to people new to our University to attend.

“Benny has led major organisations in financial services and retail, as well as a range of entrepreneurial interests and his knowledge is invaluable to our students and I’m sure this will be a very interesting event for the wider audience too.

“Under Benny’s leadership, Tesco Bank grew to become one of the most established ‘new’ banks in the UK, serving more than 8 million customers and employing over 4,000 people. This was a huge achievement for Benny and his team and we are very grateful for his insight and willingness to share his experience.”

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