Faculty

Allan Gardner

MHRM, PHR, SPHRi, CAHRI, Chartered MCIPD

HR Expert Trainer and Certification Instructor, EMEA Region, Adjunct MBA Professor HR Programs

With over 37 years of experience in the Human Resources field, Allan is a seasoned International Human Resource Professional, with a diverse background encompassing the successful management of Human Resource Departments in government, manufacturing, transportation, and service industries.  He has worked as HR Manager and Director for multi-national corporations in the United States, overseeing operations across the U.S., Mexico and Canada, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy in the U.S. government sector.  For the past four years, he has worked in the UAE as a HR Consultant and Trainer for the Abu Dhabi Government and private industry, specializing in Talent Management, Business Execution, Strategic Planning, Performance Management and Career and Succession Planning programs and accompanying Success Factors web based software products, as well as change management initiatives.  He also is a faculty member for the University of Atlanta, teaching Human Resource Management courses in their MBA programs at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah campuses.

Allan has been a staff member of Morgan International since June 2010, teaching the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System Program to local HR professionals at their locations in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This training for HR professionals prepares them for their HR certification exam through the Human Resource Certification Institute. He also teaches various HR and Leadership Management course for UAE University Al Ain.

Dr. Apollos Goyol

Ph.D. from Western Michigan University

Dr. Apollos Goyol has a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan. Apollos is currently an External doctoral examiner for three universities in India and an Associate Professor of Management at Emirates College of Management and Information Technology, Dubai. Prior to that he had taught and worked at various universities in America and Nigeria. He had taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Business Research Methodology (quantitative & qualitative), Management, Total quality Management, Organizational behavior, Strategic Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Operations Management, and Leadership courses.

He has also worked as the Director of Research and Assistant Registrar at the American University in Nigeria. His research interests include adjustment problems of international students in foreign universities, emotional intelligence, business and performance related issues,  international education issues such as the 2 Millennium Goal of United Nations (where we are and what is the impact so far). He is passionate about, good governance, program evaluation outcome issues (short and medium impacts) and multi-cultural issues of economic benefits in a multi-cultural society as the world gradually becoming a village. Dr. Goyol has extensive experience in designing and conducting international seminars/workshops in Outcome evaluation, leadership, performance, monitoring and evaluation teaching and working in collaboration with his colleagues internationally as a team player in conducting research

Dr. Kiran Nair

PhD from MS University

Dr. Kiran Nair has a PhD from MS University India, specialized in Business Management.  He is currently working as Category Business Head for a Leading IT Distribution Company Redington Gulf FZE based out of Dubai.  He got 17 years of Industry Experience in Marketing, Sales, Retail and Distribution Management.  During his career, he got in country experience in India, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA, Jordan Egypt. Prior to Redington he worked as a Country Head for Imation Corp, which is a US Multinational Company.

Apart from the industry experience, he is a part time faculty working with IMT Dubai, a leading Indian Management School as well as University of Wollongong Dubai one of the leading Australian University.

He had taught in the above colleges subjects such as Marketing, General Management, Vendor Management, Retailing Management, Sales and Distribution Management as well as Organizational Behavior.

Dr Kiran has extensive experience in managing people in organization, Strategic Planning, designing various Marketing and Sales Promotion campaigns and Brand Management.

Dr. Chris Tabi

Dr. Chris Tabi is a professional Engineer and Management specialist. He holds Ph.D. in Organization and Management with General Managements specialty from Capella University in the USA. Prior to his Doctoral program, he obtained his MBA with finance option and Civil Engineering degree from University of Leicester in UK. As an engineer, manager, business  owner, and consultant he has primarily been involved in business process re-engineering, project management and implementation. His doctoral research relates to procurement of capital projects through Public-Private partnerships arrangement.

A versatile lecturer, Dr. Amponsah teaches courses in Operations and Project Management, Business Process Management, Business Negotiations, Business Ethics, Consulting Practice, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Leadership Strategy, Marketing, Management Essentials, Managing Innovation, Organizational Behavior, Project Procurement and Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Project Procurement and Cost Management, Research Methodology, Strategy and Strategic Management. He holds memberships in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of British Columbia, Member of Academy of Management. Member of Ghana Institution of Engineers and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK. Until recently he was the Chair of University Canada West’s Research Ethics Board. His foreign faculty practice spans North America, Middle East and Africa.

Farhan Khan, Ph.D., MBA., (US Citizen)

Ph.D., MBA, Fellow of Al Tareeqah Management Studies

Dr. Farhan Khan is an award winning teacher and researcher and holds over a decade of professional excellence in teaching, mentoring graduates and under graduates. His major positions include: Career Counselor, President of Post-Doctoral Association, Vice President (Academic Affairs), Academic Director, Chair University Accreditation Committee and Chair Program Review Committee. He has also published papers in reputed journals and has contributed papers in various conferences.

Dr Farhan is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Business, American University of the Emirates, Dubai Campus. He holds about 10 Years of teaching experience in New York, USA and about 8 Years in UAE. His area of teaching includes the fields of Managing Information Systems, Business Management, HealthCare Management, Research Methodologies and Biochemistry.

“Farhan brings to the classroom exceptional attributes that make him an outstanding teacher with infinite patience in educating students. Not only is he a teacher for students, but he is a friend, philosopher and guide to them. His greatest strength is his willingness to share knowledge.” - Dr. Irvin Hirshfield - Chariman Dept. of Arts and Science-St. John’s University, NY.

Dr. FAYEZ ALBADRI

Diploma Tech.(Bradford), BSc Eng. Hons. (Westminster), Grad Cert. Education (ECU),

M Eng (UWA), PhD Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Management).

Academic Qualifications:

Professional Certification:

  • Certified Project Management Assessor (IPMA – AFFTP)
  • Certified Training Professional (MEIRC Intl)
  • Certified Competency Development Assessor (HRDC)
  • Certified Risk Manager (IRMA – Australia)
  • Certified ERP Consultant (SAPIENT-Australia)
  • Member: Australian Engineers / British Engineers / Jordan Engineers Association

 

Professional Training Experience:

Design, development and delivery of professional training courses to hundreds of industry employees:

  • Project Management (PMP)
  • Risk Management
  • Asset Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Soft Skills

Academic Experience:                                                                                        

Since 1995, engaged in different academic work (research, lecturing, tutoring)                                          

  • Education: Undergraduate / Post-graduate lecturing and tutoring

1995-1998: Tutoring ‘Instructional design’ at EDU and Information Systems at UWA

2008-2011: Lecturing at Abu Dhabi University (COBA & CAS)

- MIS: Information Systems (MIS200)

- MIS: Enterprise Information Systems / ERP (MIS401)

- Management: Project Management (MGT411)

- Management: Risk Management (MGT623)

- MEL - Masters of Business Administration: E-Business / E-Commerce (MIS546)

- MBA - Masters Educational Leadership: Technology Applications (EDT519)   

  • Research: 25 research papers 5 published books / Authoring & Editing

- ERP/ EIS systems

- IT Project Management Modeling

- ICT Adoption & Entrepreneurship

-Information Systems Strategic Planning

  • Affiliations / Participation: ACIS, PACIS, WDSI, APDSI, IPMA Congress, PMI-AC, IRM – EMCIS

- Associate Editor: IBIM ERP Journal / ECIS IT Project Management

- Associate Editor: ICIS – IT Project Management and Outsourcing 

- Academic Reviewer: WDSI – IBIMA – ECIS – ACIS – ICIS - EMCIS

Shahid Khan, Ph.D, CHA

Mr. Khan has been into Training and Development at college level for last 15 years in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada. Prior to teaching assignment, he has worked for hospitality industry in United States and Asia with various well known hospitality brands; Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt, Pearl Continental Hotel and Burger King.

Mr. Khans’ ability to build highly motivated team; which focused on achieving revenue goals and building team spirit has made him true hospitality professional. He is fast learner and very good in implementing training initiatives as per company policies and procedures. He emphasized on quality, effectiveness, evaluation and follow up of training programs deployed.  He holds B.S. and M.S. from  Hospitality Management Program of University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA. Earned his Ph.D. from Trinity College University from USA. Studies Real Estate from University of British Columbia, Canada and obtained Real Estate License.

He up dates his industry knowledge regularly to maintain his CHA title. Provides mentorship to his students and colleagues. His personality is very  people oriented. Strongly believes that “Happy and satisfied employee served guest with heart and feel respected” and this confidence only comes with quality training. He is also a recognized Hospitality Faculty by American Hotel and Lodging Association. He provide consultancy to Restaurants and small hotel operations and very well  enjoyed  in assisting, career coaching to young minds.

Mr. Khan is a committed, versatile, articulate and very multicultural individual with broad perspective, who understands the need and sensitivity issues related to cultural back grounds of employee in this global melting pot of many cultures.  The combination of his  academic qualification, delivery of curricula, student counseling, hospitality industry  operations experience, hands on training, hospitality executives and student recruitment, minds.

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. He also has knowledge and experience with the UAE accreditation system and has been involved in accreditation preparations and MOHESR visits as well as taking some responsibilities for programs accreditation and quality assurance aspects at the university and College levels. Khaled obtained his PhD in 2005 from Brunel University, Department of Information Systems, United Kingdom. The title of research was: Interactive Learning Systems for Higher Education: Learning Styles and Students' Attitude. Research interests are in the areas of Dynamic Information Systems & Interactive Learning Systems.

Joanna Rozanska

Joanna Rozanska has been University Lecturer of English Language, Communication in English as well as English and American Literature for 15 years. She is currently completing Ph.D. at esteemed Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland in theatrical and filmic adaptations of Shakespearean drama. She presented and published various research papers on areas of her specialization: Teaching English, Communication in Foreign Languages, Elizabethan Drama and Modern theatre, Shakespeare on Stage and Screen, Arabic Shakespeare in the Middle East, Renaissance Theatre (staging and audience), Filmic and Theatrical conventions and many more in national and international level conferences and seminars in Europe. She was holding a position of European Erasmus Programme Coordinator and Head of Cultural-Scientific Spring, the annual academic event that was a Festival of Art and Culture at the University she worked at. Joanna successfully launched several international and national Academic Events like: annual seminars, workshops, invited talks of artists and scholars from prestigious international universities.

Joanna moved to Dubai 3 years ago and since her arrival, she has been working as an Academic Teacher of English Language, Literature and Culture, Public Speaking in English, Cultural Awareness, Research Writing and Reading with Understanding. She has guided and prepared numerous students to international examinations, among others: Cambridge International Examinations e.g. She has been arranging  her personal project: The UEA Shakespeare Festival, which she hopes is to become the most recognizable Arabic international cultural festival of the theater and art in the World.

She is a member of Polish Association for the Study of English, The European Shakespeare Research Association and Polish Shakespeare Society that cooperates with Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, an organizer of annual international The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival in Poland.

Joanna's life passion is teaching English Language, Communication through the international Art as well as promotion of English Culture and Literature.

Mansoor Khan

Professional summary

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.

Accomplishments

  • Rose from Database manager to Marketing Campaign manager in the first twelve months of employment (Oxfam).
  • Raised £97,000 for the South East Region, through strategic marketing, lobbying and media contacts (Oxfam).
  • Researched, produced and analysed information, data and system designs (that would later assist the user friendly donor database for Oxfam staff) that enhanced efficacy by 15 percent. (Oxfam)
  • Managed the growth and daily functions of a team of 10 professionals (Oxfam).
  • Managed European projects (MTV).
  • Was elected to the editorial Board for ‘L&Q Places’ (London and Quadrant) magazine influencing the content of the magazine (2004).
  • Elected as chairman of the board for the Edmonton Green, North London regeneration programme - L & G (2005).
  • Represented the board for the Edmonton Green, North London regeneration programme at The Hague, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Dortmund and Birmingham at the regeneration conventions L&Q (2006)
  • Managed professional relationships and client expectations through the development and delivery of client focused training courses for a team of 60 (Enfield College).
  • Prepared a business plan for new company launch - life style asian magazine, ‘UR-Asian’ (MBA)
  • Chaired ‘Office Affairs Committee’, ‘Learning Resource Committee’ and the ‘academic advisory committee’ for the National Institute of Vocational Education (NIVE) in Dubai, UAE
  • Delivered a Policy Making and Leadership course for Nigerian delegates on affordable housing
  • Corporate trainer for HSBC Bank, Barclays Bank and Mashreq bank, Cisco ‘Entrepreneur program’ on SMEs.
  • Training Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) students in customer service and banking theory.
  • Provided consultation on Cisco ‘Entrepreneur program’ on SMEs for Abu Dhabi University.
  • Provided consultation on vocational programmes in Pakistan.
  • Visiting lecturer for SZABIST (for the Project Management, Media Planning and Management and Leadership and Motivation)

Business Knowledge

  • Strategic Planning & Development.
  • Marketing strategies. Developing marketing plans
  • Finance Management.
  • Knowledge Management. Change Management
  • Operational Management; Lean Management and Lean Six Sigma experience
  • Project Management Methodologies, Prince 2 and MS Project. Understanding of SAP.
  • Customer care

Work Experience

Summary

August 2007 Business Lecturer - NIVE (Current job)  

Developing courses for the National Institute of Vocational Education in Business, Business Ethics, Media, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Marketing and Strategic Management and Business Environment. 

Implementing the initial assessments, resources, design and evaluation of business courses according to the targets set by the college and Edexcel, for both BTEC National diploma and Higher National Diplomas

Responsible for the complete life span of business and marketing courses for the development of 250 students.

Training Barclays bank’s staff, Al Rostamani Group, Damas and ENDP in Business and Customer Service.

Visiting lecturer for the Knowledge Horizon, (Dubai)

In following subjects: Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviours, Strategic Marketing, Policy Making and Project Management at Post Graduate Diploma and MBA level.

2002 – 2007 IT Consultant / IT Lecturer (Enfield College).

Developed a successful European Computer Driving Licence training programme for staff and students at Enfield College.

Responsible for the complete life span of IT courses for the development of internal staff and external customers.

Managed the initial assessment, resources, design and evaluation of IT courses according to the targets set by college and educational bodies.

Undertook responsibility and management of the personal development plan of 30 team members for their continuous professional development, and Investing in People qualification.

Managed resources and mentored 150 Pre and post-university students with 75 percent pass rate.

Managed knowledge (within the college) and third party suppliers for the dissemination of IT resources and facilities.

Lectured in e-Business, Business Psychology and Numeracy.

1998 - 2002: Post production / Transmission, Special Project Development officer (MTV Europe)

Project Manager for the transfer of video clips on to an automated digital system. Responsible for the complete life cycle of the project including budgetary control and liaising with feeds from counties across Europe, North America, Brazil and India.

Managed a team of four, through performance management, holding regular meetings dealing with all issues - professional and personal.

Project Manager for the digitising of MTV Poland’s music library; liaising with transmission and post-production departments; and working with MTV Poland and MTV UK departments.

Developed a 24-hour monitoring procedure for transmission schedules and resources for MTV UK, MTV Germany and MTV Nordic; and, carried out trouble shooting and problem solving of transmission requirements for the above mentioned countries.

Conducted data analysis and monitoring of the transmissions library using bespoke software programs.

1996 -1998 Marketing Team Coordinator (Oxfam)

Responsible for management of account and budget for campaigns. 

Managed and scheduled resources and people for the campaign according to the venues and events.

Worked with a team for promoting campaigns through strategic advertising and media contact 

Created a user-friendly system for staff by implementing and designing new systems and procedures for updating Oxfam’s supporter database using MS Access and Goldmine.

Analysed data for supporters, donations and campaign support according geographical regional bases.

Managed volunteers and information resources raising £97000 for the South East Region.

Relevant skills and attributes

Throughout my career, I have acquired several skills and qualities that enhanced my effectiveness as a professional. My skills are based on:

  • Using entrepreneurial initiative, i.e. organising and taking risks in a business context.
  • Building relationships with commercial individuals within different departments of operational management.
  • The ability to learn and implement numerate and computer tools.
  • Translating ideas into realisable material forms.
  • Developing aggressive goal concept to achievement rapid growth strategies.
  • The development of non-technical teams to effectively operate within a technical environment.
  • The systematic development of different team structures.
  • Training assessment and development of teams and individuals.

Skills / Training.

Project Management Metropolitan Housing Trust (MHT) 2007

Leadership Skills Bedfordshire University 2006

Certificate in Education City & Guilds 2005

European Computer Driving Licence ECDL 2003

MCP Windows 2000 Microsoft Certified 2001

Educational Qualifications

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006 University of Bedfordshire - MBA in Business Development.

Sept 1994 - July 1996 Middlesex University - B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering.

Sept 1991 – July 1993 Kingston University - HND Aerospace Mechanical,

Automotive and Manufacturing systems Engineering

Sept 1989 – July 1991 Barnet College of Technology - BTEC ND Computer

Engineering.

Professional Memberships

Member of CMI (Charted Management Institute)

Member of BCS (British Computer Society)

Moldir Kaiynbayeva

Before joining SBS Swiss Business School in Ras Al Khaimah as an adjunct lecturer, Moldir had worked in finance and banking industry for about 10 years. She has an extensive practical experience in financial reporting and analysis, IFRS, bank operations, risk management, business strategy formulation and implementation, etc.

Moldir graduated from Middlesex University with distinction earning an MBA in Finance in 2012. She also has major in Accounting from her bachelor’s degree (graduated with Magna Cum Laude). In 2013 Moldir participated in the annual EPBRSS Conference held in Dubai as an author.

She teaches various Accounting and Finance courses for the bachelor’s program in SBS Swiss Business School Ras Al Khaimah. Along with teaching she is currently working towards obtaining an ACCA certification.

Abu Taslim Mohammad Amin

Prof Abu Taslim Mohammad Amin born on March 31, 1959 has a career span of 36 years covering industry, public and corporate services, and academia. Amin is a specialist in international relations, security studies, business management, public policy, governance, counter terrorism, national strategy, diplomacy, and institutional effectiveness. He is a fellow of National Defense University, USA, graduate of Turkish Armed Forces College and Doctorate from National University Bangladesh.

He held positions of Secretary to the government and Vice President of The University, Consultant to international organizations, Think Tank groups and visiting faculty members with a number of universities including SBS Swiss Business School. Currently he is the Managing Director of a company in UAE. Dr Amin has books published on civil-military relations, counter terrorism, security and governance. In recent years he presented keynote papers on ‘Deradicalization’ at IPI conference, Jordan 2011, ‘Social, Religious and Political Background of Arab Peninsula,’ IMT, Dubai 2011, ‘SME and Micromanagement‘ ICTM conference, Dubai, 2012 and ‘NATO Regional Security Cooperation,’ Dubai, 2013 Dr Amin is married to Dr. Armeena Tabassum and has two daughters."

Wasim Javed

Wasim is a qualified Management Professional with Masters degree in Human Resources Management in addition to CIPD qualification. Wasim is professionally certified in Insights Discovery Accreditation and Thomas profiling to include Personality and Emotional Intelligence testing.

With over 20 years of truly Global HR and Project Management experience Wasim has led and managed various Change Management and Leadership Transformation projects within the EMEA region. Wasim specializes in Strategic Management, Organisation Design, Corporate Responsibility, Business Ethics and Talent Management in a growing and challenging geo-political geography with Senior Director level experience within the Fortune 500 companies and brings to balance academics with commercial acumen.

Having lived in many different countries and travelled extensively Wasim enjoys learning various cultures and spending time on life couching and mastering Gourmet cooking skills. 

Gulshat Uspanova

MA, CMA


Gulshat is a finance professional with more than 16 years of international experience.

Gulshat holds a “Teacher of History and English” Bachelor Degree and Master of Arts in Economics (American Curriculum) from Kazakhstan Universities and CMA certification from Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA.

Prior to getting her Master’s degree in Economics she worked as an English teacher for children and adults. Upon graduation from Master’s school she started her finance professional career as an external auditor in Ernst & Young Kazakhstan - one of the Big4 audit firms, and then joined a global Oil & Gas services multibillion public company Schlumberger, where she worked for more than 10 years in Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, UK and USA. In UAE she worked for an Iraqi start-up oil company and a British hospital.

Gulshat has a vast experience of working at all levels within finance organization from country, to region and then corporate levels, as well as a start-up company and a hospital, doing budgeting, consolidation and reporting, improving the processes, developing business specific procedures, implementing ERP systems and internal controls, building and coaching finance teams. Throughout her professional and industry career she was providing finance and accounting in-house trainings for clients, engineers, accountants and business analysts.

She devotes herself to promoting IMA CMA program, serving as a Member of the Board of Directors, running events by IMA Dubai-UAE Chapter for the UAE finance professionals that allows them to earn NASBA approved CPE hours to maintain the CMA certification credentials. She conducts herself the team building trainings for IMA members.

Gulshat joined Swiss Business School in 2016-2017 academic year teaching Venture Capital and Private Equity where she can share her knowledge and practical start-up experience on venture capital.

Keegan Sequeira

Master of Science, Management Information Systems

A multilingual, pragmatic, driven professional with over 10 years of commercial and nonprofit experience predominantly at the managerial level, working for well-respected companies in markets spanning Australia, India, United States, and United Arab Emirates. He holds robust experience in the fields of Information Technology, Business Management, and Education Management.

Mr. Sequeira's teaching career commenced at Oklahoma State University where he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, with a focus on Operations Management and has co-authored a research paper for an international conference on Child Development that was presented at the 2011 SRCD biennial meeting held in Montreal, Canada. Keegan Sequeira holds a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the Watson Graduate School of Management at Oklahoma State University, USA. As part of his teaching career, he has lectured, mentored, and guided over 80 Master’s level students and over 400 Bachelor’s level students.

His main areas of focus have been IT Management, Information Assurance and Security, Web Design Management, and Operations Management. He currently works as the Managing Director for MSF Management Consultants FZE as well as the Managing Partner for Al Sahar General Maintenance, where he is able to focus on his core interests as well as showcase his managerial abilities. He is a keen entrepreneur, investor, and gadget freak.

Dania Kayali

Bachelor Degree, Technical Environmental Engineering

Dania kayali has an extensive experience in teaching Arabic language for non-native speakers  .

She currently teaches Arabic to Bachelor's students in their first and second year of program .

Mrs. Dania holds a Bachelor degree in technical environmental engineering & diploma in Teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) from the university of Aleppo .

She started her career working for many international institutes in UAE as a language instructor teaching modern standard Arabic .

In addition to teaching, Dania was actively involved in the development of an online listening and reading proficiency test sponsored by the National Middle East Language Resource center .

Dania is currently working on her master degree in corpus linguistic as it relates to design materials to teach Arabic literature .

David Crocker is Senior Consultant and Educator based in Dubai. He is an Australian national and holds a Bachelors Degree in International Relations, a Diploma in Business Management, and an MBA in International Business. In his 5 years in Dubai, he has been an Operations Manager, Tutor and Assessor for a Health and Wellness company, a Program Manager for a Learning and Development company, and a Senior Consultant in an Education Management firm.

His passion is to inspire constant learning in individuals and organisations to enhance effective personal development and strategic organisational growth. He has been involved in various educational projects around the Middle East, specifically in Learning and Development and Building High Performance teams. He has worked in Australia, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman. David currently delivers BBA/MBA programmes for SBS, and is still a senior Consultant for an Education Management firm.

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