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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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Dr. Thaira Al Shirawi

President Assistant Ahlia UniversityMarketing, Media & PR
Qualifications:

PhD MBA

Location: Manama, Bahrain

Biography

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. Thaira has extensive experience that spans a number of sectors from banking to insurance, investments and telecommunications.