Cornell University & XED announce Senior Executive Leadership Program

May 24, 2022

Ithaca, New York based Cornell University —  a world-renowned Ivy League institution — in collaboration with XED has launched the Senior Executive Leadership Program in Management (SELP) to provide CXOs a global edge with some of the finest content and academic expertise. Participants will learn from critically-acclaimed faculty of the elite Cornell University. The programme is slated to launch on December 7, 2022. 

SELP is a ten-month intensive learning programme designed for CXOs and senior leaders to help them navigate emerging business challenges by enhancing operational and strategic skills from a global vantage point. The first-of-its-kind programme includes two-week intensive in-class learning and graduation ceremony at Cornell’s New York Campus, eight online modules and two elective modules. On successful completion of the programme, aspirants will be awarded a verified certificate by Cornell University. The programme aims to bring wider access to global universities, premium education and customised learning to meet the diverse and challenging needs of leaders today.

Commenting on the collaboration, John Kallelil, founder-CEO, XED said, “Enterprises and business leaders are treading unfamiliar terrain today. The waves of disruption and a fast-evolving business models mean that leaders need to rethink and realign their approach to operational and strategic initiatives. We are happy to partner with Cornell University and make this premium programme available to some of the finest industry leaders and influencers”.

Devin Bigoness, director, Cornell University, said, “We are delighted to announce the first cohort of the Senior Executive Program in Management. The program has a significant relevance across sectors and it offers an innovative curriculum aligned with the industry requirements that will empower CXOs to lead through the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world challenges. We are excited to partner yet again with XED and are confident in their ability to make quality education accessible to some of the top industry leaders in Asia and help shape the leaders of tomorrow.”

Admissions to the management certificate programme are open with stringent eligibility criteria. Senior-level professionals/CXOs with minimum ten years of experience, residing in the Middle East, South Asia and Far East regions are welcome to apply.     

For more information about the programme, visit

Cornell is a private Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York state that aspires to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge, to educate the next generation of global citizens. 

Incepted in 2015, XED was founded by alumni of ISB to meet the ever-growing need for quality executive education in the Middle East, South Asia and the Far East regions.  

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