Asia Pacific & Middle East

Asia Pacific and the Middle East is one of the fastest growing geographies in the world, and Duke Corporate Education has had a strong presence in the region for years. Our office in Singapore supports clients across Asia, ranging from India to Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand, and the team also supports clients in the Middle East. In these countries we partner in a broad spectrum of industries, including: telecommunications, financial services, energy, construction-related sectors, consulting, and manufacturing. The complex mixture of countries, cultures, and business practices, coupled with a wide range of economies, from emerging to mature, has afforded us the unique opportunity to help clients navigate a diverse array of important leadership issues and opportunities. Duke CE’s custom approach means that our programs are designed to fit each organisation’s unique context, creating more effective and lasting impact.

Duke CE has worked with over 25 clients headquartered in Asia, delivering programs in over 20 Asian countries.

Mission to Mars: Lead Differently in Unprecedented Times

Immersive experiences allow teams to learn and change effectively through actively stimulating the prefrontal cortex and triggering emotions, while also providing the opportunity to practice, experiment and learn from errors. The “Mission to Mars: Lead Differently in Unprecedented Times” Virtual Immersion is designed for participants to learn, practice and reflect on what it takes to develop purposeful, adaptive and resilient teams. Participants embark on a three-hour journey to Mars. Working in small multidisciplinary pods, they are tasked to resolve a variety of challenges to ensure that they survive and thrive together on a mission to Mars in order to pave the way for the future of humanity.

On-Demand Webinars

Leading in Crisis: Building Resilience in Challenging Times

with Michael Chavez, Duke Corporate Education – Global Managing Director

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Leaders today find themselves in uncharted territory, never before seen in their lifetimes. The difficulty of leading in disorder comes not just from the nature of the crisis at hand, but also from the challenge of working with organizational models that were built for scale, efficiency and stability. Worse, our brain wiring constrains us from the creativity we need to improvise in a totally new set of circumstances.

In this webinar, Duke Corporate Education’s Global Managing Director Michael Chavez draws from his own research on Rehumanizing Leadership, as well as insights derived from working with global clients to build greater learning agility, to put forward a model for leading others with clarity through the murky waters of uncertainty and volatility. He discusses how, in times of upheaval, a human approach based upon understanding reality, anchoring in meaning and empowering improvisation is more important than ever.

SHIFT Whitepaper

To compete in today’s fast-moving environment, organizations must constantly adapt and find competitive advantage faster than competitors.

Duke CE Asia developed the SHIFT leadership framework to help organizations capture the skills needed to compete in the 21st century.

Our Partnership with upGrad

Explore our online courses with upGrad

upGrad is India’s largest online higher-education platform, providing rigorous industry-relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry experts. With more than 500,000 platform users in more than 50 countries, upGrad has a 87% program completion rate. Duke CE has collaborated with upGrad to create online programs, including our Design Thinking Certification Program and our Product Management Certification Program.

Product Management Certification Program

Product Management Certification Program

Learn to build a product roadmap through user research, prototyping and product analysis from top Duke CE faculty and industry experts. 

Design Thinking Certification Program

Start your innovation journey of leading and driving design-led projects with this program.

Partnering with Duke CE

Custom Executive Education Programmes

We build solutions grounded in your business context to help address your transformational challenges. Programs can be delivered in virtual, blended and face-to-face formats and address challenges like deep skill acquisition, behavior and mindset changes, new habits and practices, strategy and culture change.

Client Stories

ANZ Banking: Thinking Outside the Banker Mindset

ANZ Banking Group is rethinking hierarchy and leadership for a new world. Executives went to Guangzhou, China to explore a new mindset.

Asian Conglomerate: Center Leaders Drive Innovation and Growth

Teams worked on a 160-day project to identify opportunities for growth that would engage employees and return the business to top line growth.

Indian Conglomerate: Keeping Pace in a Fast-Changing World

A large Indian conglomerate wanted to ensure its business unit heads were prepared to encounter new challenges and ready to execute stretch goals fast.

Asian Insurance Company: Elevating Purpose To Catalyze Change

The firm used visceral experiences to bring to life the power of their new purpose. They cultivated a Growth Mindset and an experimental approach in their leaders.

East to the Future: Global Professional Services Firm

Faced with both a price squeeze and a war for talent, an Indian company with global aspirations and an impressive pedigree entered a new line of business, turning to executive education to facilitate its transition.

Emirates Bank Group: You Cannot Buy Leadership Competence

The combination of classroom learning with action learning proved to be very powerful for this rapidly expanding Middle Eastern bank.


Raed Haddad

Raed Haddad

Managing Director, Asia and Middle East


Singapore Office

Duke CE (SEA) Private Limited
ARCC Spaces
One Marina Boulevard
Level 20 (Suite 2041)
Singapore 018989

Phone: +65 6978 5845