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RAK Ceramics enters MBA programme of US university

Filed on February 28, 2008

RAS AL KHAIMAH The success story of Ras Al Khaimah-based global ceramic major, RAK Ceramics has entered the management study books of the MBA programme of the Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA.

The case study on RAK Ceramics, authored by Kasra Ferdows, Heisley Family Chair Professor of Global Manufacturing, and Professor Stanley D. Nollen, both from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, is being taught as part of the MBA programme and the study is set for distribution internationally.

RAK Ceramics, which started in 1991 with one factory producing just 5000 sq. metres of tiles per day, has now become the largest single ceramic tile manufacturer in the world producing 100 million square metres of tiles and 3 million pieces of sanitaryware annually from its 15 tile and four sanitaryware factories in six countries.

The company exports to 135 country's across five continents.

Professors, Kasra Ferdows and Stanley D Nollen presented a copy of the case study to Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, at a function which was attended by some 54 MBA students from the University who came to visit the RAK Ceramics plant as part of their Global Experience programme.

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