Mr David Orford leads as the Programme Director of Exeed College. He is the former Associate Dean of Newport Business School, University of Wales, and a Quality Assurance Consultant in Education. A member of the QAA Appeals Committee, he is also an advisor to many higher education institutions worldwide. It is exciting to have him on board. We are pretty optimistic that his wisdom and experience will enrich the programmes.
Dr Vivek is an award-winning researcher with several years of experience leading the design, delivery and digital transformation of programs in higher education in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions at Sheffield Business School, UK, and Leeds Business School, UK. His corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council, WJ Ground Water and Petrofac.
Dr Vivek holds a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from the UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blockchain essentials (UCLA), blended learning essentials from the UK (UCL-Leeds), and in Project Management from CMI, UK. He is also a certified member of the British Academy of Management and served as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Family Business and Management in the US. He is also a sports enthusiast and plays competitive badminton and basketball.
Poonam Heryani is an award-winning practitioner, education leader and professional educator with diverse experience and a strong track record fostering student-centred curriculum and creativity. She has over three decades of experience developing innovative pedagogical, technological and leadership skills, enabling positive transformation. She takes pride in inspiring and empowering young practitioners and supports local and professional communities.
In addition to engaging in research, developing curricula and professional development, Poonam has presented papers, and she is a regular speaker at international conferences like World Education Summit, Indian Education Congress and Education Innovation Summit. A Gold Medalist with a degree in Master of Science in Education (MSED) and Research with specialization in Teacher Leadership from Richard Riley College of Education, Walden University, USA, currently her area of interest is “how leadership practices in a school can impact the learning and achievement of students”.
Irfan brings with him a prosperous ten years of academic and industry experience. After leading a packaging plant for three years, he shifted to academics and never left. He has taught in the business and management departments of the UK, European, and Indian-based universities and even contributed as an internal verifier for SQA briefly. He is also a content creator for Blockchain and Analytics-based programs under the business domain.
He has completed many successful projects for the RAK Recycles initiative of the Ras al Khaimah government and is still associated with sustainable projects. He is pursuing a PhD in Management and holds a Master’s in Management Studies and Bachelor of Engineering while achieving AFHEA from HEA, UK. His areas of interest are Business Analytics, Blockchain Applications, Multivariate Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Decision Science and Operations Research.
Rajshree’s qualification entails MBA in Human Resources, Bachelor's in Science, and BA in Arts. Prior to her 8-year stint in education, she had the privilege to work as human resource personnel in organizations like GE, Nissan, Fullerton India, and Standard Chartered Bank for a span of 8 years.
Maria is an academician with over seven years of teaching experience for Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs. Areas of expertise and research interests include the field of accounting, finance, taxation, banking & education. Published several articles in national and international journals. She is currently pursuing her PhD. Other Qualifications - M. Com (Accounting & Taxation), B. Com (Finance), PGDBI (Banking & Insurance), B.Ed. (Pedagogy Commerce) and UGC NET.
Dr Rekha Shewakramani has a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational behaviour which associates with a performance at work and contentment in an organization. Rekha has been awarded various accolades in the field of research and management in human resources. Her key achievement was to receive the title of the researcher of the year in 2019 for her presentations and publications in the research field.
Rekha started her teaching career in UAE in the year 2020 and has successfully trained various professionals for the certification and courses that have accreditation from the UK. Her hands-on experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in India is now serving as an encouragement to serve and train professionals about the practices of management across different nations.
She has recently become an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) in the year 2022. Being a gold medallist in Master of Business Administration, her research work has been chosen and published in some of the UGC Listed Journals in India.
She has always been a part of the education industry by serving as a counsellor, trainer, and research fellow which has helped her in attaining the confidence in developing content and imparting knowledge using a combination of practical and theoretical tools.
Education Policy Specialist with a strong academic background in education policy and research from a leading Russell Group UK University. She holds a BA with Honors in International Relations and Foreign Policy and an MSc in Education, Public Policy, and Equity from the University of Glasgow with Distinction. Experienced in educational policy, public policy research, and practice with an overall 5-year teaching experience in the private education sector as well as internship experiences in government organizations and NGOs.
Shakhnoza is a scholarship holder of prestigious programs organized and sponsored by Harvard Business School, University of Cambridge, British Council, and OSCE. Her qualifications include a Master of Science with Distinction in Education, Public Policy, and Equity from the University of Glasgow. Her areas of expertise include education policy and research, Equity and Education policy, Economics of education policy, 21st-century teaching and learning, education and development, higher education, and labour market.
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 professional research experience and has excelled as a Research Assistant on numerous fieldwork research projects in Egypt, Germany, and UAE.
Salma holds an MSc in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from the GUC. And is currently pursuing her PhD degree at Phillips-University in Marburg; with a thesis titled “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.
Shahid holds 8 years of experience in Business and Finance, both industrial and academic. For the first 3 years of his working career, he worked for the British Civil Service in the financial domain. He has also been an active volunteer for an NGO in India, specifically working on social issues like women's 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 the 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 the 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 basketball and hockey.
Dr. Noor holds the degree of PhD in Commerce (Management Sciences) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. Her research interest includes Organizational Behavior, Business Creativity, HR Practices and General Management. She has 10 years of teaching experience at University Level. She also holds a high reputation due to her extraordinary contribution in Research and got award for outstanding research contribution in 2021 by Bath Spa University, UAE. As a trainer Dr. Noor has conducted professional trainings on Research methods Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. Where she has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from highly qualified faculty. She has around 30 national and International research publications.
Dr Renaldo de Jager holds a Doctorate 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. He started his journey in the corporate jungle before being approached by an international consulting firm to work on projects across the world.
He has 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 organizational strategy and that they are suitable and applicable.
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 the implementation of theory and the advantages combined with results achieved by using the concepts.
Graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering, receiving the Engineering innovation Award for the year 2009-2010 for the end-of-year senior project, from Notre Dame University, Lebanon. Moved to UAE in 2019 where he joined a local contracting firm in Sharjah as a Project Manager. Besides working in the corporate world, he also has a passion for teaching. He instructed Engineer Laboratory technical courses from 2011 to 2019 in the areas of Mechanics of Materials, Soil Mechanics, Concrete & Pavement Design, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Graphics, and Civil Engineering CAD at Notre Dame University, Lebanon. He also contributed to the ABET accreditation process that the university underwent during the years 2012 and 2015.
He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration at UCAM, Spain; holds an MBA in Operations and Project Management (2021) from UCAM, Spain, and BE in Civil Engineering (2010) from Notre Dame University, Lebanon. Areas of expertise include Operations Management, Project Management, Construction Planning, Project Planning and Scheduling, Human resource management, Supply chain and logistics management, Strategic planning, Change management, Leadership, Organizational psychology, Engineering economics, Structural Engineering, Cost Control, and Project Estimation. Major research interest in areas related to emotional intelligence in the workplace.
Currently, an associate professor at the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria in the Department of Healthcare Management and Economics, Dr Mila teaches in several universities around the world. Her professional career includes both academic development and working with healthcare organizations (hospitals, medical centres, etc.) for 20 years. Currently, she is working on several research projects, including the future of healthcare management, a framework for analysis of the national healthcare system, integrated electronic management system for higher education in the healthcare field. Dr Mila Dimitrova has an education in healthcare management (a master's and doctoral degree) and many additional specializations in healthcare management, medical informatics, project management, accreditation, quality assessment, performance measurement, and management. Her areas of expertise: healthcare management and leadership, hospital performance measurement and management, healthcare project management, healthcare management diagnostics and analysis, strategic healthcare management, business planning, accreditation, and hospital intranet system development.
A result-oriented and self-motivated occupational health, safety, and environmental teaching & training professional, with over 20 years of industrial experience. Skilled in the effective delivery of HSE specializations and expert in candidates’ assessment within different learning environments.
He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Other qualifications include MSc. in Occupational Health and Safety, Loughborough University, UK, MBA in Health, Safety & Environmental Leadership from Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain, and Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety Management, Cambridge International Qualification, UK.
Armed with an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow India, Parag has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector in the Gulf and has expertise in diverse Management subjects. He leverages his rich practical cross-functional work experience to share unparalleled learnings and examples with students. His classes ensure a bridge between theoretical and academic concepts and frameworks with their applications in the real corporate world which serves as an invaluable and easily relatable critical understanding for all students. His qualifications include: BE in Electronics & Communication from Delhi Institute of Technology, India, and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Indian Institute of Managemen, Lucknow, India. Area of expertise: General Management (across all business functions).
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, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advanced Management Accounting Diploma and Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (CISA) Diploma. Area of Expertise: Human Resources Management, Research Methods and Dissertation, Strategic Change Management, International Marketing, Strategic Human Resources Management, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Operations Management, Strategic Management and Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Sustainability, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Risk Management.
Corporate Trainer in Dubai, UAE. Has 16 years of commercial experience in International Business in Dubai, UAE. Worked for 5 companies in Dubai, UAE, and was the CEO and on the board of directors for two companies. A corporate trainer for the last 4 years. Qualified member of the institute of chartered shipbrokers (www.ics.org.uk), UK. Widely travelled and done business across Southeast Asian, African, Middle East, and European countries. Holds MBA, PhD (Management).
Area of Expertise:
Strategic management, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Operations Management
Bachelor in Dental Medicine
Diploma in Public Health - WHO
Professional Diploma in Medical Management and Leadership - Manchester City College
Master's Degree in Public Health - Liverpool – UK
Area of Expertise:
• Healthcare Management
• Quality of Healthcare
• Determinants of Health
• Burden of Disease Studies
• Climate change
Michael Akerib has divided his professional life between industry, executive education, and academia. He has always been interested in change – sociological, and technological, and the blending of the two and its impact on determining the future. His professional experience was acquired in corporate 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, and 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.
Dr Lawson Naidoo is a seasoned consultant, academic researcher and expert in public procurement and supply chain management. Lawson served in numerous senior roles in various government institutions in South Africa and is currently a staff member at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria.
Qualification: Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Masters in Organizational Leadership (cum laude), Degree in Logistics
Area of Expertise: Public Procurement; Supply Chain Management; Leadership & Management; Business Management; Supervision of Masters & Doctoral Candidates
Prof. Nzioki J. Mativo is an Assistant Professor at the College of Health Sciences of Jumeira University in Dubai UAE. He is an Environmental Epidemiologist, Global Health Specialist, and a Public Health Practitioner with the following research interests; Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Implementation Science, Global Health Human Rights, and One Health among other areas.
Area of Expertise:
Public Health Education
Health Education and Promotion
Health Care Management
Professional Experience: Total 5 years of work experience at varied organisations: as management faculty and Junior Executive in Finance and Accounts. Qualification: Post-graduation in Management with dual specialization in Finance and Human Resources M.Phil in Management, Submitted Ph.D. research project (Awaiting final open defense)