Faculty

Quality faculty is at the heart of a quality MBA program. Eaton Business School is proud to be associated with some of the finest academicians and industry professionals to add value to our learner’s knowledge. By virtue of their rich experience, industry professionals lend practical insights to various corporate scenarios and challenges in today’s management dynamics. Coupled with the academicians with their decades of facilitating MBA programmes for working professionals, the learning journey gets enriched. The right mix of International faculties from different market environments and domains enables a global view to the learners in a single program.

The rigorous course work is carefully structured to a pedagogy that encourages a collaborative learning environment. The faculty facilitates interactive sessions, both on the Onsite and Online classes. Their objective is to equip the learners with the right management skill-sets and aptitude to develop a successful professional career. Course materials include management books, videos, web resources, real-life case studies both local and international, as well as students’ independent Research Projects.

Anil Ahluwalia
Anil Ahluwalia
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Anil Ahluwalia

Anil has had more than 30 years of experience as a trainer. He is a Master Trainer and acclaimed as an outstanding leader in the domain of Academic, Corporate, HR and Business Management Training Services. He was also extensively involved in Training while serving in the Indian Army and was deputed by the Indian Government to train the Botswana Defense Force. Anil is presently spearheading conduct of all training courses for Westford School of Management in UAE, India, and other regions, as the Academic Director. He has also conducted training courses from graduate to post graduate levels, including workshops and seminars for varied nationalities in diverse job industries. He is also a qualified experiential learning trainer. The various training programs conducted by him have immensely benefited senior and junior management employees, managers, supervisors, front-liners and staff from various industries. His highly motivating seminars and workshops are well known for their high quality content backed by his inimitable and engaging style of delivery. His energizing sessions are insightful and stimulate participants to unleash their innate energies, fulfill their potential and create an intense desire for success and personal excellence.

Anil is an alumni from the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and also a MBA graduate from the Symbiosis University in India. Having worked in India, Oman, UAE and Botswana (Southern Africa), Anil has been a driving force behind continual improvement philosophy, with intense focus towards improvement of people commitment and behavior, thereby helping business organizations and academic institutions to enhance their qualitative performances. He takes immense pride in dealing with the most important resource. The human resource and believes that people sometimes limit their own progress by building barriers with self-defeating prophecies and he enjoys assisting organizations to successfully overcome them.

Corporate Training: Conduct training programs on Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Team Building, Motivation & Personal Growth, Stress Management, Time Management, Train the Trainer programs, Leadership and other soft skills training programs as per specific organizational requirements.

Vivek Mohan
Vivek Mohan
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Vivek Mohan

Vivek is currently the Associate Dean of Executive Education. Vivek is an award winning researcher with several years of experience in planning, designing and delivering business management programs in the higher education and corporate sectors in UK, Europe, Middle East and India. Vivek had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions in Sheffield Business School, UK and Leeds Business School, UK and his corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council and WJ Ground Water.

Vivek has a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blended learning essentials from UK (UCL-Leeds) and in Project Management from CMI, UK. He is also a certified member of British Academy of Management and served as the editorial board member of International Journal of Family Business and Management in the US. Vivek is also a sports enthusiast and plays competitive badminton.

Steyn Heckroodt
Steyn Heckroodt
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Steyn Heckroodt

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management and Administration from University of Stellenbosch – South Africa.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Stellenbosch – South Africa.

Career Summary:

  • Dean – MBA, Westford School of Management.
  • Head Corporate Executive Education EXEED.
  • International systems thinking strategy specialist.
  • Co-founder and executive director of a strategy consulting company, developing businesses internationally.
  • Senior Lecturer at USB, virtual faculty member USB Executive Development, Business School of the Netherlands, Da Vinci Institute and Stellenbosch University Institute for Futures Research.
  • Senior Lecturer at “ Westford School of Management (Dubai).

Other Applicable Information:

  • Author of Strategic Thinking Game Over.
  • Regularly speaks at conferences on strategy and systems thinking. His interest in systems thinking and managing complexity in modern times has lead to the completion of his PHD in business environmental scanning and complexity. This has further resulted in groundbreaking thought processes directly impacting on strategic thinking in the twenty-first century and is proving to be pivotal in providing businesses with a means to retain their sustainable competitiveness.
  • Also co-authored Supply Chain Management Handbook, Oxford University Press.
  • Multiple papers delivered and published internationally.
Mila Dimitrova
Mila Dimitrova
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Mila Dimitrova

Graduating from the Summa Cum Laude Master of Business Administration with specialization in Health Care Management from the Medical University of Varna “Prof P. Stoyanov”, Bulgaria, and Dr. Mila acquired her speciality in Medical Informatics and Healthcare Management, approved by a State examination committee of the Republic of Bulgaria. In the 2012th she has successfully finished and defended her dissertation (with the title: “Model for diagnostic analysis of hospital performance to optimize its management”, 238 pages). She has 8 additional qualification courses in the last several years in healthcare & hospital management, project management, interactive methods of education, research etc. Her healthcare career started with the position of Specialist of Strategic Planning is one of the biggest university hospitals in the country – University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna. Alongside her work in the university hospital, she has worked in many different healthcare organizations at different levels of the healthcare system and has taken part in over 100 healthcare projects and initiatives. Her academic career has started in the 2008th when she has won a competition for an assistant professor in the Department of “Health Care Economics and Management”, Faculty of “Public health”, Medical University of Varna “Prof P. Stoyanov”, Bulgaria. Later on, in 2013th she became a Chief Assistant Professor and in 2015th – An associate professor. She is teaching project management, hospital management and performance analyses, healthcare quality management, statistics in healthcare, healthcare policy and management, management of innovation and change. During the last 10 years, she has been invited as a lecturer in different universities in Bulgaria, France, Ghana and UAE. Her administrative university career has started in 2012 with her position of Head of Department of “Career Development, Science and Research”, Medical University of Varna “Prof. P. Stoyanov”, Bulgaria – including management of Doctoral school, Center for career development, Pedagogical School, Project management in Science and Research (incl. managing the University Fund “Science”), administration of the procedures for career development, etc.

Angela Mathew
Angela Mathew
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Angela Mathew

Angela has more than 9 years of teaching experience.  Her work experience spans both India and abroad, including prestigious institutions such as IIM Lucknow (Noida Campus) and Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies. She teaches in the area of Information Systems. Angela is an alumni of the Cochin University of Science and Technology and IIT Delhi. She is UGC-NET qualified in Management. She is currently pursuing her PhD from Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. Her research interests include open source software, e-governance, e-participation and citizen engagement. Her teaching interests include E-business, Management Information Systems, Engineering Management, Technology Management and Sustainable Development & Corporate Governance. Angela has been associated with various training programmes for corporate as well as academia.

Abhijith Ganguly
Abhijith Ganguly
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Abhijith Ganguly

Dr. Abhijit comes with an expanse of experience and educational credit. He is an experienced professional in Higher Education, Management Consulting, and Corporate Training& Research Professional. With decades of leadership and strategic role in different Industry verticals (MNCs) and Academics he has very good exposure in American and British Higher Education system in level-6, 7 and 8 including guiding PhD/Doctoral students. He has an excellent track record as Professor, Researcher, Assessor and Internal Verifier for BTEC-Edexcel HND Diploma and PG Diploma courses of UK Level-6, 7 & 8- BBA, MBA, MA and Doctoral Diploma programs of highly reputed UK Universities. He also has a consistent track record of heading BA, BBA, MBA & MA Programs in Business Administration specializing in the areas of Strategic Management & Leadership, Innovation Management, Banking & Finance and Hospitality & Tourism of Coventry University, University of Wales, University of Staffordshire, University of Northampton, UK based at a Premier Higher Education Institutions in London leveraging decades of experience in industry, academics, consulting and research. He has worked as a Program Head and Principal Lecturer in Level-8 (Doctoral level) Diploma program in Strategic Direction & Leadership of Chartered Management Institute, UK; a Head of Academics & Research (Commerce & Management) and publishing paper in International Research Journals with High Impact Factor; member of European Centre for Research, Training and Development (ECRTD), UK; Member of Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE), UK. He has also Guided PhD students on the following research topics: Exploring Management Strategies for Corporate Excellence, Designing & Developing Leadership Role for New Generation Companies and Exploring Strategies for Successful Organizational Transition. His professional affiliations, publications of books and research articles are noteworthy.

Sonja Swart
Sonja Swart
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Sonja Swart

Sonja Swart obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Statistics and pure Mathematics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She continued her studies in Industrial Psychology at UNISA and achieved a second degree, BA (Hons.) in Human Resource Development from the Rand Afrikaans University. She received a M. Phil degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg, focusing on Personal and Professional Leadership. She is currently working towards her PhD in Leadership, specialising in Women Leadership in Africa.

Sonja started her career as a research statistician in the South African Department of Statistical Services where she was involved with Education Statistics. She moved from the public to the private sector by becoming a statistical consultant for a large international chemical company (AECI Ltd). There she became involved in the fields of Total Quality Management and Quality Improvement. As Total Quality Manager, she qualified as an ISO 9000 auditor and led the Industrial Chemical division to the achievement of ISO 9002. In 1996 she joined National Brands Limited (NBL) as a change consultant focusing on mergers, restructurings and culture change projects. She was promoted to Human Resource Development Executive where she led a number of strategic change projects.

Sonja Swart has been an independent change consultant in the areas of change management and leadership since 2001. She has consulted extensively to Executive, Senior, Middle and First Line managers. She is also a faculty member of the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Leadership and Change Management, Organisation Development, Human Resources Strategy, Diversity and Communication and Facilitation. She has been a guest lecturer on the MBA programme at Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS) (Johannesburg) and participated in a working team at GIBS which later led to the publication of the book, Women Leadership in Emerging Markets. She has been a virtual lecturer on the MBA programme at Eaton Business School, Leicester in Strategic Change Management since 2017.

Sonja has successfully managed change and organisational development projects in the private and public sectors ranging from business turnaround projects to business re-engineering, culture change and quality improvement projects. She has served a wide variety of businesses and industries including:

TANESCO (TANZANIA), TELKOM, ANGLO AMERICAN, BRIDGESTONE-FIRESTONE, SANLAM, AFGRI-OTK, SUPER GROUP, PIONEER FOODS, NASPERS, DIMENSION DATA, SASOL, STANDARD BANK, MUTUAL & FEDERAL, SAFMARINE, SABC, DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, APOLLO DUNLOP, IBURST, TCTA, UCS SOLUTIONS, TELECOM (NAMIBIA), MTC (NAMIBIA), GCRA, MERCEDES BENZ, FNB BOTSWANA, VOLKSWAGEN SA, SOUTH AFICAN AIRWAYS, SA EXPRESS, FOSKOR, MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (NAMIBIA), BOTSWANA ASH, ST PAULUS SCHOOL PRETORIA, CIC ENERGY, HALL LONGMORE, GROUNDWATER CONSULTING, AC NIELSEN, MEDSCHEME, BHP BILLITON, VODACOM, ITALTILE, CENTRAL BANK OF SWAZILAND (SWAZILAND), MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES (BOTSWANA), TSOGO SUN, AFRICAN BANK, BMW, TWP WORLEY PARSONS, STANBIC, NESTLE, AIR BOTSWANA, STEINHOFF KAP, BOTSWANA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SKORPION ZINC, METROPOLITAN, KIMBERLEY CLARK, SENWES, BOTSWANA RAIL, MAURITIUS COMMERCIAL BANK, DEUTSCHE BANK.

Fadi Majzoub
Fadi Majzoub
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Fadi Majzoub

Fadi Majzoub is an entrepreneur, a mentor, and a business coach,  with over 20 years experience of organizational development, operational strategy formulation, problem resolution, and people development.

He holds an MBA from University of Wales, in addition to his Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Moreover, He is a certified business coach.

He works with company top executives to identify the challenges impeding organizational growth and discover hidden areas of development. He also walks entrepreneurs through the process of setting the foundations for sustained successful business and growing the business to a self-operating and high-performing system.

In addition to the broad experience in various industrial and commercial fields, he enjoys sharing his experience with MBA Program students by mentoring them throughout various courses he teaches at reputable business schools.

Pradeep Bhatia
Pradeep Bhatia
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Pradeep Bhatia

Pradeep is a strategic management and business development professional with over two decades experience in sales and marketing. He has rich experience in varied industries in both domestic and international marketing .Pradeep holds two masters degrees in business management and economics. He has worked in different capacities in sales, marketing, business development, strategic management and has been instrumental in setting up and managing businesses, both small and large. He has been associated with teaching in various management colleges for the last eight years and conducts courses in sales, marketing, international marketing, strategic management and change management. Pradeep enjoys traveling and interacting with young inquisitive minds.

Paul Gulston
Paul Gulston
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Paul Gulston

A supply chain specialist and well known for his high impact and interactive sessions with students. He has had well over 18 years of experience in the area of Supply Chain Management, gaining extensive knowledge in warehousing, strategic procurement, inventory management and freight logistics. A fulltime practitioner for most of his career, the exposure to several market sectors including healthcare, aviation, construction and power generation, has contributed to his part- time teaching profession for the past 11 years in Trinidad and Tobago. Paul has played a key role in the development of the profession in Trinidad and Tobago, both in and out of the classroom, where he worked closely with other experienced professionals in procurement and supply locally. This had led to the creation of a Trinidad and Tobago chapter of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Paul held the position of Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Trinidad Branch and became an influential member of the Supply Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SMA). He holds an MSc in Procurement from the University of South Wales (UK) and has been MCIPS qualified for the past 11 years. Paul was accepted as one of the guest speakers for Fleming’s 4th Annual Procurement Strategic Summit 2015, held in Dubai. The topic presented was Brexit and its impact on Procurement. Joining the Westford team in 2017, currently, Paul is completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (HE) from the University of Greenwich (UK).

Shahid A Wani
Shahid A Wani
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Shahid A Wani

Mr. Shahid holds 8 years of experience in Business and Finance, both industrial and academic. For the first 3 years of working career, he worked for British Civil Service in financial domain. He has also been an active volunteer for an NGO in India, specifically working for social issues like Women Empowerment, Child education, Child labour, and Dowry. Shahid Started his teaching career as a lecturer in India and has accomplished himself as a valuable faculty in various domains of business management especially in areas of Accounting, Finance, Risk, and Banking. He is also well equipped and experienced in business areas like HR, Supply Chain, Operations, sustainability, and so on. Besides he is also an established Trainer with years of experience in Education & Corporate sector in the UAE & India.

He earned his Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Currently, He is pursuing his certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) body UK. He is also a successful diploma holder in the areas of Leadership and Conflict Management.

Being a sports enthusiast, Shahid is a State level cricket player and has played across many states in India and local clubs in the United Kingdom. He has won many certifications and awards in various other sports including Basket Ball, Hockey, and Running.

Raavee Kadam
Raavee Kadam
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Raavee Kadam

A practitioner turned academic, Raavee obtained her doctoral degree in Business Management from BITS Pilani Dubai Campus. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Systems and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from the University of Pune.

Raavee’s research program is multi-disciplinary and addresses the impact of cultural diversity at individual, team and organizational level. Her doctoral thesis focused on Cultural Intelligence as a critical capability for individuals working in a multicultural environment. In terms of traditional fields of study, her research program focuses on topics such as organizational behavior, human resource management, cross-cultural and intra-national differences, multicultural teams, diversity & inclusion and entrepreneurship. Her work has been published in leading ABDC listed international journals and she has presented her research at several national and international conferences.
 She was one of the two doctoral students selected globally to be awarded the Doctoral Institute scholarship by the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, USA.

Prior to commencing her PhD, she has worked in the IT industry in various capacities as SAP Project Lead, SAP HCM Functional Consultant and as a Software Engineer. She has been duly recognized by clients and the leadership team for her contribution to different projects and won awards such as Star of the Quarter, On the Spot Award, etc. She has freelanced as a SAP HCM trainer and provided extensive training to both functional consultants as well as end-users. She is a Certified Online Educator from the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai.

Zakir Malik
Zakir Malik
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Zakir Malik

Dr. Zakir is a Strategic Management & Human Resources professional, with over 20 years of experience, lead HR function for 15 business units at a conglomerate, peak 7500 employees & 6 countries including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain & India with 55 plus diverse nationality workforce. Worked with diverse industrial sectors including Retail & Trading, Manufacturing, Contracting, Facilities Management, Oil & gas, Renewable energy, Hospitality & Educational sector.

Possess extensive experience in all the aspects of Human Resources with an outright passion for developing people by enlarging the boundaries and challenging the status quo. A Proactive change agent who spends time in the people environment encouraging learning & promoting the increased productivity that results in value-added customer service.

A well-established speaker & panelist in the UAE, Oman, India and has delivered on various platforms such as Work 2.0, MENA HR Summit, ARAB Future Cities Summit, Wellbeing at Work, Recruitment Tech Mena etc.

Key Skills:

HR Strategies, Workforce Planning & Talent Acquisition, HRIT Automation & Transformation, Talent Development & Performance Mapping, Strategic Change Management, Cultural Transformation, Merger & Acquisition, People Analytics, Employee Engagement, Lean 6 sigma, Ideas & Innovation.

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner of “Human Capital Leaders Award” by World HRD Congress.
  • Awarded as an Assessor from the “Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation”.
  • Winner of “Most Effective Talent Acquisition Team” UAE.
  • Active participant on Employee Happiness programs to the “Ministry of Happiness & Positivity”.
  • As part of CSR responsibility, received consecutive 5 years award for Environment sustainability.
  • Winner of “Great Place to Work” for consecutive 6 years.

Professional Certifications

  • Licensed Psychometrician from The British Psychology Society – Ability & Personality Assessor.
  • Human Resources Management & Analytics – Wharton University of Pennsylvania.
  • Happiness & Positivity Program – Wharton University of Pennsylvania & Ministry of Happiness.
  • Lean Green Belt Six Sigma certified.

Academic Credentials

  • D. – Doctorate of Psychology – Industrial Law.
  • Masters of Commerce – Business Administration – Ranked 3rd Highest at University level.
  • MBA (PGDBM) in Business Management.
  • Masters of Law.
  • Graduation – Human Resource Management.

Dr. Zakir, is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His interest lies in positive change management, public speaking, socializing, traveling & adventure.

Ernest Kadembo
Dr Ernest Kadembo
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Dr Ernest Kadembo

Ernest is a distinguished academic at the highest level, with wide ranging experience spanning the globe and stretching for more than 30 years. He is an experienced management consultant, coach and counsellor with diverse

interests and experience in Management, Quality, Leadership, Story Branding, Purchasing and Marketing. Ernest has been an external examiner and council member for various professional institutions. He is a competent public speaker, a leader, creative thinker and distinguished scholar. Ernest has published several academic articles and books. Some of the key contributions include, The Complete Strategic Mindset and Story it! Brand it! Sell it!.

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Jan Tappé, M.A
Master Trainer and acclaimed
Jan Tappé, M.A

Jan is an International Digital Marketing Consultant, Google Ads Specialist, and Google Partner with more than ten years of experience in planning, assessing, and executing digital marketing strategies for companies from all over the world. His areas of expertise include search engine optimization, search engine marketing, web analytics, data analytics, UX, neuromarketing and marketing psychology.

Among his clients were Bitrix24, Wer liefert Was, ifa AG, Hotelcard AG, hülsta-werke Hüls GmbH & Co. KG, Link Communications Systems Ltd, Vogelpark Walsrode GmbH (Weltvogelpark Walsrode), DFB-Stiftung Deutsches Fußballmuseum gGmbH, Appen Butler Hill and many other international companies.

Jan holds a Master’s in Business & Computing from the University of Portsmouth, a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing from the DMI in Ireland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence from the Amity University in India and is currently pursuing his Doctorate at the Universidad Catholica de Murcia in Spain where he researches on how methods from applied mathematics and psychology can be deployed to optimize digital marketing campaign performances.

Jan loves music from the 1940’s. In his leisure time he watches TV series and is doing long walks in the countryside with his wife.

  • Lecturer International Marketing Management, Eaton Business School
  • Google Partner
  • -Trainer for the Google Zukunftswerkstatt
  • Google AdWords Expert (DACH)
  • Google Analytics certified (IQ)
  • Certified Data Analyst (Udacity)
  • Searchmetrics Certified Professional
  • Certified Neuromarketing Specialist (WAW)
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Prof. Michael Akerib
Prof. Michael Akerib

Michael Akerib has divided his professional life between industry, executive education and academia. He has always been interested in change – sociological, technological and the blending of the two and its impact in determining the future.

His professional experience was acquired in corporations leaders in their field (Dow Chemical, Merrill Lynch, COMILOG) in Africa, France and Switzerland.  He was the CEO of a South American gold and diamond mining corporation in the early 1990s. As a consultant he devised strategies for SMEs in areas as different as metals and luxury products.

Since 1991 he has been involved in executive education and academia in over 20 countries. He has created curricula, franchised educational programs he created, was dean, managing director of business schools and rector. He is still active in higher education in Belgium, France, Romania and Switzerland.

He has published a number of articles on demography, energy and Russia.

Michael considers himself a global citizen – born in the Near East of grand-parents of four different nationalities, grown up in South America, studied in Britain. He has lived since numerous years in Switzerland with long-term stays in Afghanistan, the Czech Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was a frequent visitor to the Soviet Union during many years.

He has a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry, a Masters degree in the Biochemistry of Nutrition, an MBA, an Mphil in Industrial History and Geography and a PhD in Social Sciences. He has also passed his Security Exchange Commission and Chicago Futures Trading Commission examinations.

His hoby is writing surealistic short stories.

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Salma Yehia
Salma Yehia

Salma Yehia is a lecturer and research analyst in the areas of Marketing and Business Studies with extensive 7-year experience in academia. She started her teaching career as a lecturer in Egypt at the German University in Cairo (GUC) and has proved herself as a valuable faculty in various domains especially Marketing and Strategic Management. She is also experienced in other business studies as Human Resource Management, International Business, Strategic Leadership and Business Sustainability. Alongside Salma has a professional research experience and has excelled as a Research Assistant on numerous field work research projects in Egypt, Germany, and UAE.

Salma holds an MSc in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing from the GUC. And is currently pursuing her PhD degree at Phillips-University in Marburg; with a thesis title “The effect of living in a sustainable city on sustainable consumption: a comparative analysis between Germany and UAE”. Her research interests lie in the areas of international marketing, sustainability, consumer psychology and corporate social responsibility. She has published and presented proceedings at international conferences in Egypt, Germany, and Turkey.

In addition to academia Salma practices Pilates and is passionate about travelling, exploring new destinations, and experiencing diversified cultures.

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Renaldo de Jager
Renaldo de Jager

Renaldo de Jager holds a Doctorate degree in Management of Technology and Innovation which he was awarded by The Da Vinci Institute. Renaldo also completed his MBA as part of his post graduate studies.

Renaldo started his journey in the corporate jungle before being approached by an international consulting firm to work on projects across the world.  He acquired over two decades of experience as an International Management Consultant in this environment.

International Industries Renaldo consulted to, include amongst others – Mining, Manufacturing, Services and the Financial sectors.

Renaldo focuses on the improvement of effectiveness and efficiencies, enhancement of productivity and a reduction in operating costs. He ensures that processes are aligned to the organisational strategy and that they are suitable and applicable. Operating Systems are implemented based on the following principles: Forecasting; Planning; Scheduling; Controlling & Measurement/Reporting.

Having been exposed to international organisations over a number of years, all theories from Lean Manufacturing to Six Sigma to Theory of Constraints, Just–in–time Stock management systems and various management theories were developed, installed and managed.

Coupled with the academic qualifications and Renaldo’s rich experience as an international management consultant, he can present students with much more than just theory.  He adds major value to the academic field by discussing implementation of theory and the advantages combined with results achieved by using the concepts.

Renaldo makes his lectures alive and practical by uniquely bringing in real life implementation of projects into the lecture and encourages students to participate and be part of the discussions.  This is done to fully internalise the concepts and appreciate the value of these when being implemented in organisations both in the public and private sectors.

Renaldo has a life-long learning approach and besides his academic journey, he stays at the front edge of developments to remain informed about various industries internationally by liaising with and consulting to his wide range of clients and influencers.

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Nabil Beshara
Dynamic Project Manager
Nabil Beshara

Nabil is a Dynamic Project Manager working in the construction industry since 2010.

Nabil has a BE in Civil Engineering from Notre Dame University, Lebanon, from where he graduated with the “Engineering Innovation Award” for his end of year project. He completed his MBA studies in Operations & Project Management in 2021 from UCAM Spain, and he is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration Degree also from UCAM, Spain.

Nabil is a practitioner as well as an academic having a combined experience of working in the corporate world managing and leading projects, alongside the higher education industry where he taught civil engineering technical courses in the areas of (Mechanics of Materials, Soil Mechanics, Concrete and Pavement Design, Environmental Engineering, Emgineering Graphics, and Civil Engineering CAD) for 8 years in Notre Dame University Lebanon. He also contributed in the A.B.E.T. accreditation process that the university underwent between the years 2012 and 2015.

Nabil is now an Adjunct Business Faculty, facilitating live online interactive MBA level courses in the areas of (Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Change Management, and Business Sustainability).

His areas of research are mainly focused on Emotional Intelligence in the workplace, Sustainability in Business, and Business Analysis.

LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nabil-beshara-9017b9a6/

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Warda Jabir
Warda Jabir

Warda Jabir is a dedicated, result-oriented, and highly productive engineering professional, specializing in business management, healthcare management, and project management. She is a full-time engineer at Ministry Of Presidential Affairs (healthcare sector) and a visiting faculty of business and management at many top-notch universities in the UAE. Since the last five years, she has been actively contributing to the education industry with her vast experience in business operations management and project management.

Holder of multiple degrees in engineering and business science, many distinction awards, and merit certificates; Warda’s research interests span both the fields of her interest, engineering and management. Much of her work has been on improving the understanding, operation, and performance of engineering processes for continual business operations improvement. Winner of the 2022 Professional Excellence Award, Warda is not only involved in business operations improvement but also in environmental compliance initiatives. She is well versed with international quality standards, accreditation processes, and engineering codes and practices, to ensure all business operations are complying to the safety, health, and environment guidelines. She is an active member of the Safety, Health, Evironment (SHE) Committee, JCI Accreditation Team, and is a Certified EMS Lead Auditor in the UAE.

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Dr. Afreen Arif
Dr. Afreen Arif

Dr. Afreen Arif has over seven years of experience in academics in the UAE and India. She has taught several mathematics, statistics and research-based courses for both undergraduates and graduate students.

She has done her Ph.D. in Statistics from Mangalore University where the area of research was on optimization of portfolio returns. She was awarded the INSPIRE fellowship for her research work from the government of India. She is the recipient of the young statistician award in 2013 from ISPS (Indian society for probability and statistics). She was awarded a gold medal and is a first rank holder during her bachelors and masters programs. She is also a Chartered Financial analyst (CFA) from the ICFAI, India.

She has publications in several Scopus indexed journals and is continuously presenting her work at conferences.

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Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera
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Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera

Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera is an enthusiastic, energetic leader and has occupied executive roles such as Financial Manager, Group Accountant, Company Secretary, Human Resource Practitioner and Administration Manager for large, listed corporations in Zimbabwe for 18 years, before joining the academic world. He is a well-rounded scholar with research interest in micro – lending companies, social entrepreneurship, finance, banking, accounting, managing people, education, fintech, sustainability and training. Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economic and Management Sciences with Administration, Master of Philosophy in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning, master’s in business administration (MBA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advanced Management Accounting Diploma and Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (CISA) Diploma.