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 Vice President of Academic Affairs at the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE. She also serves as an executive board member and country director of UAE at the International Higher Education, Teaching and Learning Association (HETL). Throughout her distinguished career, she was engaged in a series of academic administrative positions at various institutions and have been engaged in providing strategic directives at a senior leadership role and ensuring its implementation with determination. She has been also engaged in ensuring educational quality and compliance for national and international accreditation. She is a passionate educational leader, engaged in not only leading the strategic plan, but also outcome-based student learning, and continuous improvement plans through a robust and scalable infrastructure, and, with a commitment to bring educational excellence in the region. Recipient of many awards and accolades, including amongst the most admired global Indians 2021, she is also passionate about research that resulted in many published articles in journals of high repute and in frequent invitations to numerous speaking engagements to national and international audiences. She has a Ph.D in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University, India, and graduate certifications from IIM-C and MIT, US and she is a certified practitioner of Balance Scorecard, EQ, SHRM, CIPD, & MBTI.