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GCF Academy of Global CIO Forum signs MOU with ILCI and LITT

GCF Academy of Global CIO Forum, a leading provider of executive education and training programs for CIOs and IT leaders in the Middle East and Africa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Intelligent Leadership® Coaching International (a John Mattone Global company & the international franchisor of the Intelligent Leadership® brand) & LITT FZ Co. (Master Franchisee of ILCI in META, offering executive coaching & leadership training services) to enhance its leadership development programs and further empower IT leaders in the region.

John Mattone, CEO and Founder of John Mattone Companies and Intelligent Leadership Coaching International (ILCI) expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership saying, “We are delighted to be working with GEC Media Group through our Master Franchisee for the META region, LITT based in Dubai. We believe GEC Media is the top digital marketing company in the Middle East and we are honored to be working with Tushar, Ronak, and their entire talented team to help us grow our brands throughout the Middle East and Africa.”

The MOU marks the beginning of a promising journey for GCF Academy of Global CIO Forum, as they look forward to leveraging the Intelligent Leadership® portfolio & Intellectual Property to strengthen their leadership development offerings. Charbel Zreiby, the Founder & Managing Partner of LITT FZ Co & President of ILCI MEA, is excited about the partnership and believes it will be a fruitful collaboration that will bring tremendous value to clients.

“For the last decade, I have witnessed the immense impact that GEC Media Group has been driving in the region and how they have been transforming to stand out from the crowd with the value-added services they provide across industries and the reach they have in the Middle East & Africa. We are thrilled & proud to start this journey with GEC as their learning & development partner, and I strongly believe the association of our brands and our common commitment to excellence will only lead to the best value we deliver to our clients,” said Charbel Zreiby.

GEC Media Group, the parent company of GCF Academy of Global CIO Forum, is a renowned digital marketing company that has been at the forefront of the industry for over a decade. The partnership with ILCI and LITT is expected to enhance GCF Academy’s ability to deliver world-class leadership development programs that will enable IT leaders to excel in their roles and drive business success.

Tushar Sahoo, Founder of GCF Academy, expressed his excitement about the partnership, saying, “We are thrilled to be partnering with ILCI & LITT to enhance our leadership development offerings. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to deliver even greater value to our clients and help IT leaders in the region take their careers to the next level.”


The Global CIO Forum Academy offers tailored courses for future leaders to achieve their mission-critical priorities and drive business success. These courses are designed to equip aspiring leaders with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to navigate the rapidly changing business landscape and achieve their strategic goals. Global CIO Forum Academy’s tailored courses are designed to help future leaders achieve their full potential and make a meaningful impact on their organizations. Whether you are looking to advance your career, lead a major business transformation, or simply enhance your leadership skills.

ILCI – Founded by John Mattone, best-selling author and top global executive coach for 4 times in the last 5 years.

LITT – Lead | Inspire | Transform | Thrive – Founded by Charbel Zreiby, well renowned Executive Leader, Coach & Speaker in the region.

(Intelligent Leadership® is a “transformational, results-driven leadership growth philosophy and process that ignites, cultivates, and polishes an individual’s heart, mind, and soul in support of creating a truly exceptional leadership and cultural capability in an organization”)