Network

MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

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Hend Al Muftah

Vice President

Dr. Al Muftah obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter in the UK in 2004, with a focus on human capital in Qatar. She has published her research in a number of academic journals.​ She has held several managerial positions, working as the Director of Human Resources at Qatar University (2004-2008), an advisor to the to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs at Qatar University (2009), an advisor to the Minister of Economy and Commerce (2010), Director of Human Resources at the Qatar Railways Company (2012-2014), the Executive Director of the Childhood Cultural Center (2012-2014) and as an Associate Professor at Qatar University since 2010. …

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Reem N Bsaiso

Founder & Managing Partner

Senior international consultant in knowledge economy for human capital, merging ICT in education policies on national levels through scalable and cost-effective models, running global programs on knowledge economy skills and job creation; and researcher and planner of national assessments and outreach initiatives.…

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Imad Yousif

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, specialized in agricultural trade and policy, teaching and research experiences in the area of  agricultural trade, food security, environmental economics and quantitative modeling. Senior consultant for many international organization like World Bank.…

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Dr. Thaira Al Shirawi

President Assistant

Thaira Mohammed Al Shirawi was born in 1963 in Cairo, Egypt. She received her MBA from The University of Strathclyde in 2002 and PhD from Brunel University in 2016. Thaira joined Ahlia University in 2009 and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Finance and is also the Director of PR & Media.…

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Ala Subhi

Journalist

Ala Subhi has been working as a Broadcast Journalist and Duty Editor for the BBC Arabic Service in London for more than 10 Years. He worked as a broadcast journalist for the last 18 years in Khartoum, Lyon and London working for Sudan Radio and TV, Euronews, Amnesty International and the BBC.…

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Janet Druker

Professor

Janet Druker is a Professor at the University of Westminster, London, supporting research development within the Business School. Her most recent full-time post was as Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University where she was based from 2005 until December 2010, leading research across the University.…

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Abdulhasan Al-Dairi

President

Abdulhasan Al-Dairi is the president of Bahrain SMEs Society, a founding member and shareholder of various companies in and out of Bahrain. He has been a researcher and practitioner in the field of entrepreneurship and SMEs development for almost two decades.…

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Tayeb Osman Yousef

Expert

Expert of the UNDP / Tokten http://www.sd.undp.org. Chief assessors teams NIBRAS award / Department of Finance and Customs 2015. Head of Planning Department and relationships population Municipality Western Region – Liwa – 2011 . …

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Hemavathy Nithyanandhan

Assistant Professor

Ms. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan is an Indian born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and lives in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Earned her B.A, M.A (Economics) from University of Madras and M.Phil.…

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Ibrahim Elbadawi

MD

Advisor and Trainer – e-Government, Open Data, Innovation. Managing Partner, Exantium (ODI Dubai), Dubai, UAE. Member of the United Nations eGovernment Expert Group. The first Arabic speaking Open Data Registered Trainer from The Open Data Institute – UK.…

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Ibrahim Hassan

Professor

Alexandria University, Egypt/ Centre of Excellence in Environmental Studies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Nurul Alam

Associate Professor

Dr. Mohammed Nurul Alam, Associate Professor of Accounting and Islamic Banking (MBA) in the School of Graduate Studies, hold a Ph.D. (in Islamic Finance from Lund University, Sweden and Masters in Accounting from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.).…

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Dr Kamal Abdelgadir Ahmed

Undersecretary

Dr. Ahmed is a medical graduate of the University of Khartoum in Sudan, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist by training and a fellow of the Royal College of OBS/GYN of the UK.…

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Subhadra Ganguli

Associate Professor

Dr. Subhadra Ganguli is Associate Professor of Economics in Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California in Riverside, USA. Dr. Ganguli has experience in academic teaching, research, quality assurance and consulting for the last 20 years in India, USA and Bahrain.…

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Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat

Professor

Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat currently teaches industrial and development economics at the University of Lille in France and is Director of the Master on International Cooperation. He is Coordinator the International Network on S&T for Maghreb Development (MAGHTECH) and Senior Researcher at the Clerse Laboratory (CNRS UMR 8019).…

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Barry Lee-Scherer

Prinicipal Lecturer

 

Barry is Principal Lecturer in International Management and Organisational Behaviour.  He is an expert in international management education and development and organisational behaviour, with a wide experience of teaching and consultancy in the UK, France, Italy and Germany, as well as the USA, Russia, Africa and Asia. …

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Seema Joshi

Associate Professor

Distinctions Achieved: Selected as a National Expert (2015-16) for project of Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo on the topic Research on Aging Society and Gender Mainstreaming in Human Capital Development.…