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Dr. Hemant Kumar
Dr. Kumar is from India. He is currently an Owner/Director of 7 Management Institutes and Business Schools. Dr. Kumar obtained his Master of Commerce from the University of Mumbai (India) and a Ph.D in Finance. He started his teaching career in the University of Mumbai, before moving to the UAE, 25 years ago. He has taught a range of finance and economic courses in UAE for over 14 years in the following Universities: Emirates College of Management & IT, UAE, University of Southern Queensland (Dubai Campus) and London School of Economics, UAE, at graduate and post-graduate levels. He has supervised various master level thesis and research projects and has designed and organized several academic workshops for the universities. At the same time he has also provided management consultancy for a period of 5 years. Dr. Kumar is involved in strategic planning of launching & managing US, UK, Indian and Australian Universities programs in UAE namely, Griggs University, USA, University of Atlanta, USA . Manav Bharti University, Chifley Business School, Australia and University of Wales TSD, UK & SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich. Dr. Hemant Kumar has about 12 years of experience in managing and owning educational institutions. He is the owner and the director of the following companies: Al Tareeqah Management Studies Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; Chifley Business School, Al Tareeq Al Saree Management Consultancy Sharjah, UAE; Global Institute of Management and Accountancy, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Al Tareeqah Management Studies, Bahrain. In the past 28 years of his contribution to the education industry, Dr. Hemant Kumar has understood how higher education could empower individuals and how it could be the key that would unlock the potential of our youth and help them build a stronger community and a progressive nation.
Dr. Azra Fatima
Dr. Azra Fatima a Business Instructor, Head of Examination & Academic at Al Tareeqah Management Studies. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience in university level management programs with an area of expertise in Finance and Management. She is associated with ATMS for more than 6 years and is presently heading the Exam Department & Academic. Prior to her role in ATMS she was an Associate Professor and Head of Department for MBA. Dr. Azra Fatima has a vast experience as a Chief Examiner of external exams for Indian Universities.
Dr. Carl Olsen
Carl Olsen completed his undergraduate, graduate and military studies in the United States. His 23-year career as an officer in the US Army included troop leadership assignments in the US, Europe and the Far East and progressive staff responsibility as an Operations Officer, in General Staff, in Public Affairs, and as an International Liaison Officer. Following retirement from the Army in 1992, Olsen's second career has included management positions in the insurance branch, hotel branch, and as the in-country manager for an American medical device manufacturing company in Germany. He has been teaching adult private higher education in Switzerland and Germany since 2000. He is currently an instructor for business management/leadership skills, business statistics/controlling, marketing, communications/public relations and ESL. Carl Olsen is a member of the Military Officers Association of America and the 4-River Valleys Historical Society (New York).
Dr. Chiemela F. Anyanwu
Dr. Chiemela F. Anyanwu has a PhD from Central Luzon State University Philippines. Currently, he is a Professor of biological science at Ifugao State University Philippines. Prior to that, he had taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Science Research, Healthcare Education and Management, Medical Genetics, Microbiology, Health and Safety Risk Management. He has also worked as a Healthcare Consultant for the Institute of Research and Development, Ifugao State University, and at Institute of Graduate Studies, Adventist University of the Philippines as well as a Healthcare educator at Skandinaviska Bokforlaget Sweden and Norks Bokforlag Norway. His research interest includes; Health-care quality and risk management; health education and community-based healthcare promotion, food microbiology, effectiveness of health behavior/health promotion interventions, efficacy of public health nutrition interventions. Dr. Anyanwu has extensive experience on healthcare community outreach seminar/workshops in public health education and research
Dr. Suleyman Tulug
Dr. Tulug is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance who at the same time holds a Certified Public Accountant / Certified Financial Advisor (CPA / CFA) license. He has 15 years of teaching and research experience at various local / international academic institutions, with 10 papers published in refereed scholarly journals and a proven track record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA / EMBA) levels. He has valuable experience in the GCC region, having worked for HCT Sharjah Colleges between the years 2011 – 2014. Before joining academia, Dr. Tulug worked for 10 years as a professional, with the last 5 years spent in a leadership role as the Deputy Director General of a major corporation. He has provided consulting services / given seminars to industry before and also taught previously for Swiss Business School while he was in Dubai.
Dr. Khaled Sabry
Khaled is an Independent Education Consultant and Managing Director of Education and Training Interactive- ETI Consulting FZ LLE (UAE), previously an Associate Professor and Post-Graduate Director, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE. Khaled has over 15 years teaching experience in the UK and UAE with face-to-face and e-learning platform focus for Graduates and Undergraduates. Teaching experience and research stretches from Brunel University (UK) to Abu Dhabi University (Abu Dhabi), Al-Ain University (UAE), British University in Dubai, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (Dubai), University of Wollongong in Dubai, American University in the Emirates (Dubai) and King Faisal University (KSA). Khaled was promoted to Associate Professor Rank in April 2012. His teaching experience includes the areas of: Information Systems, Database Management Systems, Management Information Systems, IS/IT Project Management, E-Business/ E-Commerce, E-Learning, Educational Technology & Educational Simulation and Gaming.
My career includes over 15 years of working within government, non-government and commercial organizations. My work at companies like MTV, Oxfam, and Enfield College, and the National Institute of Vocational Education – NIVE (my current place of work in Dubai), has allowed me to gain and develop extensive skills in different areas of business that are essential to generating and sustaining growth and profit. I have a Masters degree in Business Administration, which has also provided me insight into the non-financial aspects of business that functionally drive the reiterative processes associated with successful businesses. These experiences allied with my enthusiasm, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well under pressure (both individually and as part of a team), are the key attributes that define me as a professional.
Meriem El Aoun
Assistant professor of accounting with more than 9 years of academic experience. I have prepared my doctorate with Dr. Daniel Zéghal (professor at Ottawa university Canada) as advisor and I am graduated from the University of Sfax, Tunisia with great honor. My dissertation investigates “The effect of the financial crisis on enterprise risk management disclosure in the annual reports of top US banks”. I am an active researcher. My research interests deal with a great number of subjects related to the production, communication and use of accounting and financial information. The main topics of research are the financial crisis, Determinants of risk reporting in the banking sector, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Accounting and Reporting of Enterprise risk management. I have 2 articles published in the Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing as well as in the journal of Modern economy. I have a teaching experience in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment since I worked in Tunisia, Egypt and UAE where I was responsible for carrying out teaching the following subjects: - Financial accounting - Advanced accounting - Managerial accounting - Cost accounting - Tax system - Principles of finance - Financial planning and budgeting - Money and banking
Akram H. Jaffan
With over 7 years of profound experience in quality management and organizational learning, Akram is a specialized professional in quality management, organizational learning and knowledge management with a diverse expertise in ISO 9001, JCIA, training and coaching experience in different disciplines of clinical research and Quality management. He holds a master degree from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) in quality and safety in healthcare management. His scholarly publication “A Review of the Tripartite Model Linking Associations between TQM, Organizational Learning, and Performance” was recently published in the International Business Research Journal. Furthermore, He is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a member of NAHQ (National Association for Healthcare Quality). He is currently enrolled in the academic program of Doctor of Business Administration with a focus in Quality Management and Organizational Learning.
Syed Farhan Alvi
Primary academic qualification is Bachelors in “Computer Systems Engineering” with post-graduation in “Computer Information Sciences” leading to MBA in Management Information Systems. Recently acquired Masters in “Applied Research Methodologies” and currently completing DBA (Doctorate of Business Administration). Effective track record of excellent skill-set and overall experience of total 18+ years. 11 Years in reflecting systematic approaches, organizing, monitoring, and leading Human Resources Development projects to successful completion. 10+ Years of Teaching initially with IBM (South East Asian Wing) on AS 400 System and later with Etisalat Academy for the City & Guilds National Training Program. Have been involved in chapter. Learning delivery, operations and planning for large enterprises for training needs assessments and fulfilling the skills gap. Also key seeker in many local conferences and bespoke member of Society of Human Resources & Management Middle East chapter. Have interacted and worked as core team member on HR Development Projects & Initiatives. For the same have closely worked with many HR consultants such as Egon Zandhler, Franklin & Covey, SHL, Abu Dhabi Knowledge Group, AT Kearney, Mckinsey, Hay, Spencer Johnson Partners, Corporate Executive Board, Corporate Leadership Council and IBM (Oracle Business Executive Suite) in roll out of various strategic human resource projects and initiatives.
Natalie-Jane Howard hails from England. She acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Managment Studies and Law from Brunel University in London, and later attained an MA in Education from University College London. She also holds several teaching qualifications. She plans to begin her PhD in the near future. She worked in the travel industry as a Hotel Manager in international locations before commencing her career in teaching and training in schools and universities. Her international career has taken her to many countries around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Spain, Cyprus and Korea. At SBS, she is a part-time faculty member on the BBA course, teaching modules including Commercial Correspondence, Law for Business Professionals and Human Resource Management.
Clay Gervais is a consultant in the United Arab Emirates, focusing on marketing a sustainable business practices. He worked extensively in brand management and business development, and has written on scenario analysis and the power of narratives in driving business focus. Clay began teaching more than 20 year ago, often to students who have been working full-time while studying. He has been successfully training working adults from USA< UK, Europe, Canada, etc. And presently associated with a reputed institute of higher and continuous learning in the UAE.
Mr. Sredharran Sampath has a MBA, M.Sc(Psychology), M.Phil from University of Madras. Sredharran currently having his training Consultancy ASPIRE TRAINING CONSULTANCY FZE, conducting training in Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Contracts Management, Logistics, Warehouse Operations, Export Import Documentation, Driving Strategy, Operations Management, Leadership, Change Management for the Corporate. He is an adjunct faculty with American University in the Emirates, Dubai International Academic City, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies – Dubai, Sharjah, Kings Centre for Professional Development – RAK, Birla Institute of Technology – RAK teaching the subjects of Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, International Relations, International Business, Supply Chain Management, SHRM, Change Management. Prior to that, he had worked in leading Colleges and Business Schools in India - Magnus School of Business, AMET(Academy of Maritime Education and Training) University, Annamalai University, Anna University, U.S(Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pensylvannia), U.A.E(Amity University). He had taught both undergraduate and post graduate courses in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, International Business, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management, SHRM. He does Personal counselling to help students be confident, overcome fear, understand behavioral issues and work as an effective team player. He has an extensive experience in designing and conducting customized training for the corporates in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Leadership and Change Management, Driving Strategy, Procurement and Contracts Management, SHRM.
Liaqat Ali Khan
Having earned a Gold Medal in his MBA, with a successful career spanning 15 years in Middle East, Europe, Africa and South East Asia as a Human Resource Strategist, University Lecturer, Author, Public Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Entrepreneur, Liaqat Ali Khan offers a unique set of experience and skills to upset the rules of thumb and open a window of fresh perspectives. Mr. Khan travels extensively to motivate and train professionals in that he gets to challenge the status quo definitions of his favorite area of management – HR, leadership and personal development.