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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.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Yasser Bentahar

Deputy Head

Dr. Yasser Bentahar obtained his Bachelor and Master’s in Marketing and PhD in Intelligent Management from University of Salento, Italy. In addition to these qualifications, Dr. Yasser  obtained an International Masters in e-Business Management.…

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Budoor Bukhari

Urban Designer

Budoor Bukhari is an urban designer and development planning researcher, currently working as Urban Designer with CH2M. Her research interests are focused on the strategic role that innovative grassroots initiatives can assume towards transformative African urbanism.…

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Saif Al Mannan

CEO

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Arunava Sarkar

Urban Designer

Arunava is an architect with 10+ years of experience in master planning and large scale architecture projects. He has worked on prestigious Greenfield townships, urban regeneration projects, TOD hubs, retail destinations and institutional campuses in India, UK and the GCC region.…


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Dr. 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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Dr. Yasir Alnaqbi

Director

Dr. Yasir is the Director Abu Dhabi Excellence Program – Government of Abu Dhabi. He holds PhD from Salford University, Manchester, UK, MSc Engineering Management from Brunel University, UK and MSc Project Management from George Washington University, USA.…

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Prof. Djamel Eddine Laouisset

Professor

Former University Vice President – Algeria
Former Director of Research& Studies – National Institute for Global Strategic Studies -Algeria
Former Advisor Minister of Economy – United Arab Emirates
Visiting Professor Business School – Nottingham Business School – UK

Reshma Bhagwandas Vaswani

Researcher

Reshma Bhagwandas Vaswani is Research Assistant in the Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received her BSc in Biotechnology and MSc in the field Medical Biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.…

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Noor Ghazal Aswad

Programme Officer

Noor Ghazal Aswad is a Junior Programme Officer at the Policy Advice and Capacity Building Directorate at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). She has an MSc in Engineering Systems Management from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Science and Technology) and a BSc in Architectural Engineering from the United Arab Emirates University.…

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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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Rolf Richard Keil

General Manager

Rolf Richard Keil has joined Toray Membrane Europe AG in 2011 as the Strategic Business Development Manager for the Middle East office in Dubai. Since 2012, Rick is the General Manager of Toray Membrane Europe (Middle East Branch) and in charge of all operations in the region, including offices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.…


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Mohamed Albeshr

Manager

I am always open to new learning opportunities that will add value to my professional career. My purpose for PhD program is to strengthen my skills in my profession as strategic leader in my organization.…


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Dr. Shilpi Banerjee

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Shilpi Banerjee, Ph. D, is an adjunct faculty member teaching business management courses at the American University in Dubai (AUD), Dubai, UAE. Shilpi’s research focusses on social issues in management, and her research interests relate to a wide range of management studies issues, in particular, corporate social responsibility (CSR), CSR communication, CSR reporting,  and critical social responsibility.…

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Dr. Munir Hourani

General Manager

PhD in Strategic Planning and Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) both from USA, entrepreneur and innovative thinker by nature, business management specialist by education, and business developer by practice and learning.…


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Dr. 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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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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Ahmed Ginawi

Director

A  telecommunication and Internet professional.  Currently working in product development at Emirates Telecommunication corporation. Worked as Director for Internet Services Operation and Maintenance.
Was Part of the team who launched Canar Communications Co., as a new fixed/data telecom operator in Sudan
Was one of the Launch team of Mobily- The 2nd GSM Operator in KSA.…


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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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