Speakers 2019

Prof. Pedro Manuel Saraiva, Portugal

Diploma from the University of Coimbra, Portugal (1987) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT, USA (1993); Assistant (1993-2001), Associate (2001-2010) and Full (2010-) Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra; Dean of NOVA-IMS (Information Management School at the Nova University of Lisbon (2018-); Member of the Portuguese National Parliament …

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Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, UAE

Professor Nabil EL KADHI, President of MENA College of Management Dubai and Managing Director and Partner of ISMC (Innovative Solutions and Management Consultancy – UAE), Co-founder and vice president of and President of Future university, A trademark of FutureCitiesCouncil. EL KADHI has almost 30 years of experience in academe, and more than 15 years …

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Prof. Francois Therin

Professor François Thérin has 25 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education in 6 different countries, including Dean’s and Director’s positions in Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East, giving him direct exposure to the higher education landscape in these regions. François has worked in small and large universities and business schools. His areas …

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Prof. Abilasha Singh, UAE

A staunch supporter of quality education with a strong commitment to academic excellence and unwavering dedication to the success of students, Prof. Abhilasha Singh is a Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE. Throughout her distinguished career, she was engaged in a series …

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Dr. Lahcen Haddad, Morocco

Dr. Lahcen Haddad joined World Learning Inc.’s Board of Trustees in October 2019. He is World Bank human and social development expert, Professor with the Toulouse Business School in Casablanca and Vice President of Society for International Development. Between 2012 and 2016, Dr. Haddad was Minister of Tourism with the Government of Morocco, where he …

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Prof. Ghassan Aouad

Professor Ghassan Aouad has been the President of Applied Science University since November 2014. He spent five years in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering of Loughborough University, where he obtained his MSc in Construction (1987) and his PhD entitled Integrated Planning Systems for the Construction Industry (1991). In 1992, Professor Aouad joined the …

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Prof. Khalid Al-Begain, Kuwait

Professor Khalid Al-Begain is the first President of Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST), a highly ambitious private university in Kuwait offering programs in engineering and management. In less than four years, KCST became one of the most successful private universities in Kuwait with around 800 students. He led a number of international organisations. …

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