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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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Feride Gonel

Professor

Dr. Gonel is professor of Economics in Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. She received his master degree from Bogazici University and PhD degree from Istanbul University. She visited Seul National University and worked on Korean economic development for six months.…

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Ahmed Aljaberi

Director

Mr. Ahmed is a business academic oriented professional with 15 years of experience in information and business field. He is a member of Strategic Management Society (SMS). He holds MSc in Information Science from North Carolina Central University, USA; Certified Knowledge Manager, Change Manager and EFQM Assessor, and a Balanced Scorecard practitioner.…

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Dr. Randolf Cooper

Dean

Randolf Cooper is the Dean, Royal Docks Business and Law School at the University of East London. He is a well known leader in management services and institutional sustainability. He has personally overseen the academic restructuring at higher education institutions and his leadership posts have included Campus Director and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. …

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Liisa Laakso

Dean

Professor Liisa Laakso is political scientist and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Her areas of expertise include conflicts, democratisation, African studies and development cooperation.…

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H. E. Dr. Fawzan AlFares

Head of Office

Dr. Fawzan AlFares is a PhD graduate from Brunel University. He completed his thesis on ‘Optimisation Algorithms on Quantum Computing Principles’ in 2004 and is currently working at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait as the Head of the Kuwait Cultural Office, based in London.…

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Prof. Amer Al-Roubaie

Dean

Professor Amer Al-Roubaie teaches Economics and currently the Dean of the Colege of Business and Finance at Ahlia University, Bahrain. He holds Ph.D. degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal Canada.…

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Victoria Richards

Senior Lecturer

Vicky Richards is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour and human resource management and is course leader for the MSc Human Resource Management. As previous course leader for the MA in Personnel and Development, Vicky has extensive experience in teaching students working in professional HR roles and has subject expertise in employee relations, employee reward and strategic and international HRM.…

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Abubakr Hussein

Senior Expert

Senior Expert at the Arab Planning Institute (API) in Kuwait. He is a Ph. D. holder in Finance and Marketing, graduated at Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany, and an M.…

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Mark Hughes

Reader

Mark is the Business School’s Reader in Organizational Change with all of his research, teaching scholarship and external engagement focusing upon this field. Research – Mark is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Management and Employment (CROME).…

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Peter Heisig

Senior Research Fellow

Peter holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and a Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of G¨ttingen (Germany). He is Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School (UK) where his main research centres around Knowledge Management.…

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Sara Mubarak Al Mehairbi

Analyst

Sara is the first MBA Knowledge and Innovation Management graduate of Brighton Business School while she was working as Manager Knowledge Management for the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Government of Abu Dhabi, UAE.…

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Sarra Ahmed Mohamed Saad

Assistant Research Professor

Sarra was born in Sudan and awarded the PhD degree in Soil Science in 2002 from University of Goettingen, Germany. She was graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum majoring in Soil Science. …

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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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Yasser Al-Saleh

Senior Research Fellow

Following his novel examination of the emergence of clean-tech industries, Yasser was awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester (Manchester Institute of Innovation Research – which offers the world’s no.…

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Sonny Nwankwo

Provost

Prior to moving to Nigeria, Sonny Nwankwo was a Professor of Marketing and Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business within East London Business School, University of East London, UK.…

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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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Rafat Ibrahim

Associate Professor

  1. Chartered Physicist (CPhys), Institute of Physics, London, UK, January 2011-present.
  2. Corporate Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP), UK, November 2009-present.
  3. Associate Member of the Institute of Physics, London, UK, 2004-2007.

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Elsadig Musa Ahmed

Professor

Dr. Elsadig Musa Ahmed is a Professor at Economics Unit and Coordinator for Post Graduate programs of the Faculty of Business and Law, Chair person of Center for Globalization and Sustainable Research (CGSR) Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka Campus, Malaysia, member of Research and Development and the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) Coordination Committee (ICC) MMU.…