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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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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Abdulaziz Bin Saeed

Assistant Professor

Dr Bin Saeed is Assistant Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family & Community Medicine and Holder, Research Chair of Epidemiology, Public Health & Environment, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.…

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Prof. 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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Prof. W. Edward Steinmueller

Director

Steinmueller received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University His works include industrial economics studies of software, integrated circuit and telecommunication industries and the book Mobilizing the Information Society: Strategies for Growth and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2000 (with R.…

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Pranav Desai

Director

Pranav N. Desai, Professor, specializes in science, technology and international affairs and is currently engaged in teaching analysis in science and technology policy and technology futures analysis. Professor Desai holds a M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies.…

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Aidan Berry

Director

Aidan Berry is the Dean Brighton Business School and the Chief Examiner for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Accountant who has over thirty years’ experience in academia.…

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Prof. Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj

President

Prof. Al Hawaj ranks in the top echelon of educational leaders in the Arabian Gulf. His incumbency in numerous managerial posts in prestigious organizations associated with educational development at a national level, his academic accolades from esteemed institutions, attests to Professor Al-Hawaj’s being in the vanguard of higher educational reform in the Kingdom of Bahrain.…

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Richard Pinder

Director

Richard is a Director and Co-Founder of Smartlogic. He has 20 years experience in the knowledge and information management industry and has worked for a breadth of organizations from Eastman Kodak to small start ups, SilverStream Software (since bought by Novell).…

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Dr. Mohammed Al-Ali

Deputy Manager

Mohammed Al-Ali is a General Director at GDMS, Saudi Arabia. Research areas include GIS, safety and security and general information systems.

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Adil Dafa’Alla

Specialist Member

Dr. Adil A. Dafa’Alla (Ph.D; C.Eng.; EurIng) has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1981. He then did his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in England, where he was awarded his Ph.D degree in 1988.…

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Dr. Rafat Ibrahim

Associate Professor

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

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Prof. Naglaa Elsayed Abdallah

Associate Professor

Naglaa Elsayed is an Egyptian doctor. Holding Master and MD in Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She is a consultant radiologist. She is currently an associate professor, diagnostic radiology, KAU.…

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Osman Mohamed Ibrahim

Technical Advisor

Dr. Ibrahim was a faculty member of the College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, USA. During his tenure at the College of Engineering, he taught courses and directed a research program with emphasis on product design, innovation and entrepreneurship.…

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Mansoor Alaali

Dean

Dr. Alaali obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Aston in Birmingham, U.K. He taught Computer Science and Information Technology courses at the University of Bahrain for over 20 years.…

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Tove Sørensen-Bentham

MBA Programme Leader

Tove has worked in senior management in the public and independent sectors since 1982 including 10 years as Assistant Chief Constable in the Danish national Police Service. She has an LLM and MSc in Social policy. …

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Peter Stock

Assistant Head

Peter joined Brighton Business School in 2000 after a career in public service. Peter’s own journey of personal development being in 1985 when he enrolled as a part-time mature student on a business studies degree course.…