Press Release

The Virginia Institute of Finance (VIF) announced today that it has launched operations in Dubai under the leadership of Managing Director Aiman S. Sadeq. VIF is offering over 30 courses in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Strategy & Planning, Leadership & Management, and Project Management.

“Continuous learning is essential for individuals and businesses to compete successfully in an ever-evolving marketplace,” said VIF Advisory Board Member Dr. Elizabeth Griffith. “Aiman has put together a suite of state-of-the-art offerings to help businesses and individuals solve today’s problems and anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities.”

Mr. Sadeq, a CPA and finance expert himself, will deliver Finance & Accounting training, including his acclaimed classes on Finance for Non-Financial Professionals, Next Generation Excel, Financial Modeling, and Financial Analysis.

Most public courses follow a five-day format and use a mix of methodologies – with case study and interactive formats augmenting lecture – to optimize learning, retention, and value to the employer. All trainers are accomplished and certified professionals as well as proven trainers.

“We at VIF believe in best-in-class delivery and engagement," said Mr. Sadeq, who has taught over 13,000 students in the MENA region, Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. “We seek to be a dependable, consistent partner for our in-house and public course clients, so that we become the trainer of choice in the MENA region and beyond. Integrity and respect are also core values for us. We deliver what we say we will, and we respect the time and effort of our course delegates and the resources that enable them to participate.”

Public courses in Dubai will be delivered at the St. Regis and the Westin, and in Kuala Lumpur at the Intercontinental KL. Courses are priced at $4,395 and $4,495. An introductory discount will be offered for a limited time. Customized in-house training is also offered.

The Virginia Institute of Finance is an LLC registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia and licensed to operate under the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai. The website, designed by Aimteck, the award-winning Dubai design firm, is at

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