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The first research and teaching institution focused on governance and public policy in the Arab world, our training programs aim to help future leaders meet public administration challenges across the region.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued Executive Council Resolution No. (9) of 2021 on the formation of the Board of Trustees of the MBRSG.
Since its inception, MBRSG has endeavored to provide a faculty whose academic and scientific work adds qualitative value to the process of developing governmental knowledge
MBRSG strives to build strong partnerships and engage in a healthy exchange of knowledge, expertise and research output resulting in productive relations with public and private sector entities locally and regionally.
Dr. Ali Al Marri has served as Executive President of MBRSG since March 2013, making significant contributions in the development of education, training, and research.
Holder of a Bachelor's and Master’s in Law from Dubai Police Academy, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Strategy from Bradford University, UK, Dr. Al Marri also has many certificates and accolades from Dubai Police and a number of government bodies. In 2012, he won the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence and The Best Paper Award at University of St Andrews’ 4th Annual Scottish Doctoral Management Conference.
Dr. Al Marri delivers lectures and training programs in leadership, public administration and public management, strategic planning, total quality management and sustainable development and also serves as a keynote speaker at numerous local and international conferences and workshops. He has also contributed to the membership of a number of government committees and task forces specialized in corporate performance evaluations, strategies and policies development, as well as work mechanisms and processes.
Prior to joining MBRSG, Professor Raed Awamleh was Middlesex University’s (UK) Dubai Campus Director and Pro Vice Chancellor. Professor Awamleh was also the Dean of Academic Affairs at the...
Prior to joining MBRSG, Professor Raed Awamleh was Middlesex University’s (UK) Dubai Campus Director and Pro Vice Chancellor. Professor Awamleh was also the Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Wollongong (Australia) in Dubai and a Professor in Management.
Raed specializes in leadership and strategy, has numerous international management publications in reputed academic journals and has won a number of best paper awards at international conferences. Possessing wide corporate consulting and executive development experience across the Middle East in both private and public sectors, his industry experience also includes serving as a lead assessor for prestigious initiatives such as King Abdullah II Excellence Award, Dubai Excellence Award, and Ras Al Khaimah Excellence Award.
Holding a PhD in Management from the University of Mississippi (USA), an MBA in Finance from Mercer University (USA), and a BBA from Yarmouk University (Jordan), Professor Awamleh is also an alumnus of the Oxford University Strategic Leadership Program (UK).
Dr. Arthur King is an Associate Professor and Director of Academic Affairs at Mohammad bin Rashid School of Government. He is a career academic with over fifteen years teaching and academic...
Dr. Arthur King is an Associate Professor and Director of Academic Affairs at Mohammad bin Rashid School of Government. He is a career academic with over fifteen years teaching and academic management experience. Dr. King has taught at various universities in Europe, Africa and in the Middle East at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Before joining MBSRG, Dr. King served at various managerial positions including Head of Department, Head of Accreditation, Head of Entrepreneurship Centre and more recently Dean of a university in Kuwait. He has participated in business consultancies in the area of quality evaluation in the public and private sectors. Dr. King has expert knowledge in accreditation standards and ISO certification for educational institutions. He holds an honors degree in Business Administration from University of Zimbabwe, a Master of Business Administration from University of Science Malaysia and a PhD from Bedfordshire University, in the United Kingdom with a specialization in the quality management field. Dr King is an alumnus of Harvard University’s Entrepreneurship program (US).
Prior to joining academia, Dr. King worked in various positions including a foreign service role in the ASEAN region. He also worked as a Senior Business Analyst for an organization which specializes in providing start-up capital and consultancy services to Small and Medium Enterprises in developing countries. Broadly, Dr King’s research interests are in the area of quality management, accreditation, education and entrepreneurship.
Prof. Melodena Stephens’ areas of research and consultancy are in strategy, focusing on agile government, crisis management, entrepreneurship and brands. She has close to 30 years of...
Prof. Melodena Stephens’ areas of research and consultancy are in strategy, focusing on agile government, crisis management, entrepreneurship and brands. She has close to 30 years of experience at senior levels in both industry, government, and academia. Prior to joining MBRSG, where she heads the Master of Innovation Management program, she was the first female Indian Dean of a University in Germany. Before that, she spent over a decade in the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UAE), one of the first private universities in the UAE, where she undertook the roles of Deputy Dean and MBA Program Director. She has actively been involved in accreditation and accreditation committees (UAE, Germany) and institutional outreach. Before her PhD, she worked in India for the Tata Group. She has lived in the UAE, the USA, India, Taiwan, and Germany. Prof. Stephens is on several advisory boards. She is part of two working groups on AI ethics at IEEE SA.
Her active approach to teaching has been to facilitate an inter-disciplinary, co-created problem-solving competency with a global mindset. She has won several teaching and research awards, including two UAE National Research Foundation Grants and recently was recognized as one of the 100 Admired People in Education in 2021 by Excelligent. She is passionate about emerging markets especially the MENA region, and is frequently invited to panels and discussion forums. Prof. Stephens has published extensively - over 175 publications - the most recent books are AI Smart Kit - Agile Decision Making on AI and Business With Purpose: Advancing Social Enterprise.
She is the founder of the Academy of International Business – the Middle East North Africa Chapter (AIBMENA), which has published cases on this region for local and international consumption. Since 2010, through this book project she has captured organizational memories of a neglected region in international business studies, to further our understanding about context. AIBMENA, a nonprofit social initiative founded in 2009, now under MBRSG, is a self-financing volunteer organization. The purpose of the organization is to act as an ambassador and champion for the MENA region by fostering research and teaching in the field of international business and policy. AIBMENA was awarded the ‘Dubai Brand Ambassador Status’ by Dubai Conventions & Events Bureau, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in 2012 and jointly won the bid to host the AIB annual conference in 2017.
Prof. Melodena Stephens Publications ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7933-2750
Since 2003, Dr. Warner has worked in various academic and leadership positions at three major off-shore branch campuses in the UAE. A career educator with over 25 years international teaching...
Since 2003, Dr. Warner has worked in various academic and leadership positions at three major off-shore branch campuses in the UAE. A career educator with over 25 years international teaching experience, her professional engagement has been defined by her keen interest in social justice and equality.
In her home country of Jamaica, she has initiated inner city community engagement projects that connected benevolent business owners with families who needed educational assistance. She also works actively in communities in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Kenya to support the development and accessibility of quality education to at risk groups.
Dr. Warner holds an MA Education degree from the University of Wollongong in Australia, a PG Cert HE from Middlesex University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Exeter (both UK). Her research interest in student engagement and learner autonomy has led to her work in curriculum redesign, teacher training, and education policy development. Her doctoral thesis at the University of Exeter explored student engagement as an alternative pedagogical approach in Higher Education institutions in the UAE.
She is a member of Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL), the Vice President- Finance (Sponsorship & Treasurer) of the Academy of International Business - MENA Chapter, and has presented at many international conferences and published papers on the subjects of study skills, student engagement and the policy imperative of this approach.
Prior to joining MBRSG, Dr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman was faculty member at a number of universities including University Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), University of South Pacific (Fiji), Lakehead...
Prior to joining MBRSG, Dr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman was faculty member at a number of universities including University Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), University of South Pacific (Fiji), Lakehead University (Canada) and University of Dhaka (Bangladesh).
During his tenure at University Brunei Darussalam, he served the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Policy Studies and the Institute of Policy Studies as Program Leader of Graduate Studies. He supervised academic research by a number of graduate and doctoral students, and acted as external examiner to several doctoral theses.
An active researcher, Dr. Rahman has published papers on governance, civil service reform, local government, human resource management, e-government, and knowledge sharing in top-ranked scholarly journals. His current research interests include public governance reform, smart government/e-government, knowledge management, and public sector performance.
His rich professional experience also includes advising UNDP and providing consultancy to a range of international agencies, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development, Commonwealth Secretariat and Asia Foundation on governance and public policy areas. He was a coordinator and facilitator of executive development programs for civil servants in Fiji and Brunei, as well as a consultant to the Government of Brunei on national service and youth development.
Dr. Rahman holds a PhD from the University of Wales, UK, and has two visiting positions – as Senior Fulbright Scholar at Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA, and Visiting Fellow at York Centre for Asian Research in York University, Canada.
Dr. Scott Fargher joined MBRSG from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, where he was Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Business. He has also previously served as a faculty member...
Dr. Scott Fargher joined MBRSG from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, where he was Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Business. He has also previously served as a faculty member at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), the Institute of Public Policy; he was Deputy Director of the New Zealand Institute of Work and Labor Market Studies (now the New Zealand Work Research Institute).
His research focuses primarily on Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Sustainability and Public Policy. He has produced an extensive range of reports for public and private sector organizations and is widely published in academic journals including Applied Economics, International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Policy Modeling, International Review of Administrative Sciences, and Local Economy. Dr. Fargher also co-authored, together with Susan St John, the popular text Macroeconomics and the Contemporary New Zealand Economy.
Possessing extensive teaching experience, he has supervised to completion up to PhD level; with topics ranging from ‘the economic impact of immigration’ through to ‘Investigating cross-market interdependence in frontier markets’. Dr. Fargher holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UK), focusing on the economic evaluation of youth training programs; an MSc from Glasgow University (UK), and an MA (1st) and BA from Auckland University, New Zealand.
Dr. Yousif El-Ghalayini is an Associate Professor in Public Administration at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Executive MPA Program Coordinator, and Senior Fellow at the Centre on...
Dr. Yousif El-Ghalayini is an Associate Professor in Public Administration at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Executive MPA Program Coordinator, and Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa. His areas of teaching focus on public sector management and governance, HRM and PM, public policy development along with organizational behavior and development.
Before joining Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dr. El-Ghalayini was the Program Manager of HRM Program at the School of Business affiliated to the Australian College of Kuwait. Dr. El-Ghalayini spent few years of his career working with the Canadian Federal Government. He designed several organizational capacity-building programs and helped with the implementation of several federal government training programs including public policy development, strategic thinking and results based management. Prior to that, he spent several years as a United Nations specialist in civil society development and capacity building in post-conflict zones. Dr. El-Ghalayini holds a PhD in Public Administration from University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Master in Project Management from Université du Québec en Outaouais (Gatineau), Graduate Diploma in Administration from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University (Montreal), and BSc. in Electrical Engineering from Amman National University (Salt).
Dr. Fadi Salem is the Director of Policy Research Dept. at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (formerly Dubai School of Government). He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the...
Dr. Fadi Salem is the Director of Policy Research Dept. at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (formerly Dubai School of Government). He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Dubai Policy Review journal and leads the Future Government and Innovation research Group in the School as a Senior Research Fellow. During his tenure, he founded numerous high-impact multi-year global research programs, including the Governance and Innovation Program and the MENA Digital Government Program. Earlier, he was a Research Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); and a Fellow with the I+I Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), National University of Singapore. Fadi holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Aleppo University.
Dr. Salem is an international authority in digital governance, future technology and data policy domains. He was selected among the 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government worldwide (Apolitical), and over two decades has been an influential thought-leader in numerous fields related to digital government, AI policy, data and technology governance. He serves as a member of several influential governance, boards and international expert groups, including the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Advisory Board (Dubai Digital Authority), the Digital Government Society Board (DGS), the Global Council on SDG 16 (World Government Summit), the Expert Group on Governance Implications of Artificial Intelligence (ISO SC42 Working Group) and the Open Loop initiative’s Global Experts on the Governance of Emerging Technologies. His areas of expertise extend to AI’s societal implications, data governance, digital transformation, Govtech, open government, smart cities ecosystems and the ethical implications of emerging tech. Additionally he has extensive publications on ‘future of government’ applications, electronic participation, social media and public policy, and the impact of digital transformations in the Arab region. Some of the leading publications include the influential Arab Social Media Report series (www.ArabSocialMediaReport.com) , the Arab World Online series, the Dubai Policy Review (DubaiPolicyReview.ae), the Arab SDGs Index and Dashboard (www.ArabSDGIndex.com) and the Global Economic Diversification Index (www.EconomicDiversification.com).
Dr. Fadi has over twenty years of multidisciplinary working experience in top-tier centers of government, international media organizations, research institutions and policy think tanks. He also led tens of advisory projects with the World Bank, UNDESA, UNDP, UNCEPA, WEF, OECD, Arab League among others. Prior to joining the Dubai School of Government, he worked in The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, advising senior leaders on technology policy and digital economy. He also was an editor of two leading international information and communication technology periodicals. He is a public speaker and a frequent guest in international conferences and policy forums. He frequently comments in the media, where his work and interviews have been featured (among others) in The Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Foreign Affairs, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel and numerous other global and regional media outlets.
Dr. Immanuel Azaad Moonesar hails from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, and he also serves as Managing Director at “I AM Consulting” (Trinidad & Tobago), and...
Dr. Immanuel Azaad Moonesar hails from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, and he also serves as Managing Director at “I AM Consulting” (Trinidad & Tobago), and President (Chapter Chair) and Executive Board member of the Academy of International Business – Middle East North Africa (AIB-MENA).
Throughout his career, he has worked in quality assurance and management, nutrition and dietetics, health and safety, teaching, and institutional research. His current research interests are in public policy, healthcare management & leadership, maternal & child health, health policy and innovation, nutrition, and quality management.
Dr. Moonesar holds a PhD in Health Services: Leadership (Superior Distinction) from Walden University, USA; Master of Quality Management (Distinction) from the University Of Wollongong Australia (UOW); a Postgraduate Diploma in Institutional Community Nutrition & Dietetics (Distinction); and a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology: Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago.
A registered dietitian, he possesses professional certifications in ‘NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety’, ‘Project Management: Certified Business Professional (CBP)’ and ‘Quality Management System Internal Auditors (ISO 9001:2008)’. Dr. Moonesar also over 95 publications ranging across peer-reviewed journal articles, peer-reviewed international conferences, co-authored books, and book chapters to date.
Salma Refass is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and she is specialized in Public Policy and Economics focusing on the MENA region. She has centered her...
Salma Refass is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and she is specialized in Public Policy and Economics focusing on the MENA region. She has centered her work on government-focused public policy change theory and processes, and research relevant to the public sector in hybrid regimes.
Her research addresses the complexities of translating policy texts into practice at local, national and international levels and rethinking policy implementation in complex environments. It crosses boundaries of policy analysis, gender studies, political science, international relations, institutionalist theory and sociology among others.
She has gained interdisciplinary experience working in both academia and the not-for-profit sectors. Economist by training, she worked as an analyst on a number of policy programs and initiatives in the Education, Health and Social sectors and led a series of impact assessment missions for development programs implemented around the globe (Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Pakistan…) on behalf of international organizations. Prior to that, she worked as a quantitative researcher on academic projects in the Department of International Relations, at the University of Sydney.
Salma holds a Master’s degrees in Public Policy & Governance from the University of New South Wales and in Applied Economics from the University of Sydney, and a BA from Saint Louis University in Economics. She is currently working towards her PhD in Governance.
Dr. El-Sholkamy has been teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels for almost two decades at a number of illustrious universities both at home and abroad.
She is highly...
She is highly decorated, with qualifications covering Business Studies, Economics, and Public Administration. Dr. El-Sholkamy holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Cairo University, Egypt, a Master’s with Highest Honors from the American University in Cairo in the same field, with a specialism in International Business, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics – also from the American University in Cairo.
She has published a number of peer-reviewed academic papers and participated in several international conferences, all of which focused on her research interests of Public Administration, Foreign Aid Management, Sustainable Development, and much more.
Lama Zakzak is an Principal Researcher in the Social Policy team at MBRSG and holds a Master’s degree from the American University of Sharjah (AUS). She has served as a teacher and...
Lama Zakzak is an Principal Researcher in the Social Policy team at MBRSG and holds a Master’s degree from the American University of Sharjah (AUS). She has served as a teacher and researcher in a number of higher education institutes and universities, and her previous work has focused on linguistics, education, youth and gender, with a special interest in the GCC. Currently, Lama is working on topics related to fatherhood, happiness and well-being.
Dr. Drissi is an Assistant Professor with a PhD Cum Laude in political science and sociology within the area of comparative/global policy and international governance; from scuola normale...
Dr. Drissi is an Assistant Professor with a PhD Cum Laude in political science and sociology within the area of comparative/global policy and international governance; from scuola normale superiore in Italy. She has a background in social sciences and psychology with an experience within the public and private sector where she provided research assistance, behavioral insight consultancies and data analysis. Dr. Drissi currently works on governance, behavioral insight for public policy and system thinking; with a thematic focus on health, education and decentralized technologies. She speaks fluent English, Arabic, French and Italian.
Engy Shibl is an Associate Researcher in the MBRSG with a focus on education and social policy. Engy's work has revolved around issues related to youth inclusion, education and...
Engy Shibl is an Associate Researcher in the MBRSG with a focus on education and social policy. Engy's work has revolved around issues related to youth inclusion, education and employment. She has worked on research projects related to STEM and STEAM education policy in the UAE as well as employment challenges in remote and rural areas. Engy also organizes the research seminar series at the school.
Engy received her BBA from Heriot Watt University Dubai in 2014.
Yasar Jarrar holds a non-resident research fellowship at MBRSG, is a partner at Dubai-based PwC Middle East, and has led the PwC Middle East Government Consulting Group. He has worked in...
Yasar Jarrar holds a non-resident research fellowship at MBRSG, is a partner at Dubai-based PwC Middle East, and has led the PwC Middle East Government Consulting Group. He has worked in strategic consulting positions with a large number of companies, institutions, and government agencies in the region.
Prior to joining PWC, he served as Executive Dean of the Dubai School of Government and a Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He was also a Strategic Advisor to the Director General of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai, a Senior Advisor for public sector reform and development at the Prime Minister's Office (UAE Government), and Head of the Ministry of Government Performance in Jordan.
Previously, as the Head of Policy and Strategy in the Executive Council of the Dubai Government, Dr. Jarrar played a leading role in launching key initiatives including the Dubai Institute for Human Resource Development and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Development Program. He was also a Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and Bradford School of Management (both UK), jury member for the 2006 and 2007 Dubai Holding Excellence Awards, and is the author of numerous reports and papers on strategy and performance management.
Taufiq Rahim is a Research Fellow (non-resident) at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government and Executive Director of Globesight, a consultancy based in Dubai empowering social impact in...
Taufiq Rahim is a Research Fellow (non-resident) at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government and Executive Director of Globesight, a consultancy based in Dubai empowering social impact in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Working with leading philanthropic institutions on developing organizational, program, and partnership strategies, Globesight also publishes original insights on key regional issues. Taufiq has served as an Expert with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Visiting Fellow at the Dubai School of Government. Taufiq previously worked with McKinsey & Company, the United Nations, and the Aga Khan Foundation. He obtained his M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and his A.B. from Princeton. He is originally from Vancouver, Canada.
Ramzi Jazmati Akili, is a non-resident fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashed School of Government, Researcher in the Institute of culture and society and PhD candidate in Emirati women leadership in...
Ramzi Jazmati Akili, is a non-resident fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashed School of Government, Researcher in the Institute of culture and society and PhD candidate in Emirati women leadership in the department of Business and Humanism of the University of Navarra, Spain
He holds master degree in Bioethics and master in High management institutions from the ESADE business school Spain, diploma in High Management from IESE business school Spain and program specialization in governance and cultural diplomacy from the Academy of Cultural diplomacy of Berlin Germany
Ramzi also is deputy director in Choiseul Institute Spain Madrid, a think tank center with special emphasis on the geo-economics and the impact of international relations in the Spanish economy and member of the observatory of equity of women at the social promotion foundation Madrid Spain.
He has held the position of Projects Director of the agency for business competitiveness of the Regional Government of Catalonia in the Gulf Region. There, he was responsible for expanding the presence of Catalan companies in the Gulf region, attract capital and setting up institutional relation between the regional government of Catalonia-Barcelona and institutional identities in the gulf region.
A speaker in international forums about the leadership of the Arab women, a visiting professor in different universities in Spain, in addition he has published different papers in the center of the strategic studies in Madrid and he is a regular columnist writing about the relation between Spain and the Arab world,
He is fluent in three languages and his expertise areas are Women Leadership, Cultural Diplomacy, and Geo-economics.
Dr Pineda is a non-resident fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and the President of World ENABLED, Chancellor’s Research Fellow, and an Adjunct Professor in the...
Dr Pineda is a non-resident fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government and the President of World ENABLED, Chancellor’s Research Fellow, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a leading global expert on disability rights, policy, planning and design and has worked closely with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, World Bank, United Nations, UNESCO, UNICEF, and cabinet level officials in the UAE, Qatar, Venezuela, and Serbia among others to develop policies and programs that include persons with disabilities as equal stakeholders in development. Dr. Pineda is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) innovative research grant, a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Tom Clausen Fellowship for Business and Policy, and the Paul G. Hearne Award. Dr. Pineda holds a Ph.D. from the Luskin School for Public Affairs at the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning, a B.A. in Political Economy, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
Khamis is a Research Fellow (Non-Resident) at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. He has worked for several spearhead NHS Organisations in England where he led on Public Health &lsquo...
Khamis is a Research Fellow (Non-Resident) at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. He has worked for several spearhead NHS Organisations in England where he led on Public Health ‘Hot Topics’. In 2013, he was appointed the Head of Section and then as an Advisor for the Strategy and Policy Department - Department of Health Abu Dhabi and then Consultant for the Health Policy and Standards Department at Dubai Health Authority. Khamis has been involved with several national and local committees and has led and supported the development of over 80 strategic and policy documents. His experience covers wide a range of subject areas including but not limited to Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Policy and Strategy. Khamis is an enthusiastic advocate for translating policy into practice, transformative initiatives and driving value-based and sustainable improvements within the health system.
Khamis attended University in England and holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Human Biology and a Master of Science in Public Health and Health Promotion from Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2017, he was awarded a Master of Science with Distinction in Health Policy at Imperial College London. He is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, certified in Social Marketing and a Fellow for the Royal Society of Public Health.
Khamis has spoken at national and international conferences, holds academic publications and is a peer reviewer for several public health journals and for the National Institute for Health and Research in England. In 2016, Khamis was awarded ‘outstanding contribution in reviewing’ by Public Health in recognition of the contributions made toward the quality of the Journal. Khamis research interests fall mainly under the umbrella of Public Health, Health Policy and Health Innovation.
Dr. Mark Esposito is Resident Fellow and Professor of Economic Policy at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai, a Global Professor of Business and Economics at the Hult International...
Dr. Mark Esposito is Resident Fellow and Professor of Economic Policy at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai, a Global Professor of Business and Economics at the Hult International Business School, as well as at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education.
He is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale-up venture. In 2021, he co-founded the Circular Economy Alliance where he serves as Chairman of the Strategic Foresight Board. He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a Senior Advisor to the Ideation Center of Strategy& at PwC.
He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments and currently serves as Subject Matter for the Prime Minister Office in the UAE.
In his academic career, Mark has held academic appointments for some of the world’s leading institutions such as Harvard University, University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and Arizona State University.
He served as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter and still served as affiliate faculty to the program.
In his career he has written hundreds of op-eds and professional publications, over 150 articles, several book chapters, over 40 case studies and 13 books, including two bestsellers. Mark is indeed the co-author of the best seller “Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends”. In 2019, Mark's book on AI, The AI Republic, became #1 bestseller in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy and received global accolades. His next books are: “The Emerging Economies under the Dome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” with Dr. Amit Kapoor, published by Cambridge University Press in summer 2022 and “The Great Remobilization: Designing A Smarter World” with Dr. Olaf Groth and Dr. Terence Tse, to be published in 2023 by MIT University Press.
He holds a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, one of France’s most prestigious Grande Ecole.
Nicolas Depetris Chauvin is a non-resident fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Haute école de gestion de Genève. In the past...
Nicolas Depetris Chauvin is a non-resident fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Haute école de gestion de Genève. In the past he was Senior Advisor at the African Center for Economic Transformation, Associate Professor of International Economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Research Fellow at the Oxford Center for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies at the University of Oxford, and visiting professor at Scienes Po among others. Nicolás is an international economist with extensive research and policy analysis experience in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. His area of research is in the intersection of trade and development economics. He has published several articles and books on agriculture supply chains, food security, resource rich economies, debt relief, emerging market economies, and the economies of the Gulf and Africa. He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Reem Gaafar has almost 15 years of experience across several countries as an ER clinician, public health researcher, lecturer and writer. She obtained her MPH from University of Liverpool...
Dr. Reem Gaafar has almost 15 years of experience across several countries as an ER clinician, public health researcher, lecturer and writer. She obtained her MPH from University of Liverpool and consults for several entities including the WHO country office in Khartoum, the Transitional Sudanese Government and Federal Ministry of Health, and the Sudan COVID-19 Research Group at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Her experience includes knowledge translation in written and audiovisual form to promote health and citizen empowerment, and her research interests include social determinants of health, social justice, and advancing the role of women in political change. She writes for several platforms, has over 150 published blogs, articles and book contributions, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Miles Moreland Foundation Scholarship awarded to African writers.
Dr. Ruchi Dass is a non-resident Research Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. She has dedicated over 13 years to catalyzing global health movements and harnessed the power of...
Dr. Ruchi Dass is a non-resident Research Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. She has dedicated over 13 years to catalyzing global health movements and harnessed the power of technology to drive groundbreaking innovation to improve health outcomes and strengthen health systems. Dr. Ruchi Dass is the Managing Director at HealthCursor Consulting Group and is regarded as one of the leading global innovators and business minds in the Healthcare IT and Analytics sector.
Dr. Ruchi Dass is an award-winning Physician and a highly valued public speaker. She is celebrated for her roles as a digital health thought leader, writer, researcher, professor, and former member of innovation working group at the World Health Organization. Dr. Dass developed analytics-driven solutions and help providers identify risky patients who require close medical attention. She also conducted a workshop with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai on the role of Artificial intelligence in Healthcare. Dr. Dass was also instrumental in developing the First gesture-controlled smartwatch (US Patent) for Women safety and health.
Dr. Dass influences public policy through advocacy and advises government, non-government, and industry partners throughout the world on leveraging advanced digital technologies to transform healthcare delivery. For her evangelism in the healthcare industry, she was felicitated by the President of India in 2013. She is a Best Healthcare ICT resource Award Recipient by State IT mission and an INTEROP Business Leader. She got recognized as one of the Top 10 Impactful Technology Leaders by Information Week. Recently, she is voted as one of the Most Influential Women in Health IT in the world by Fierce Healthcare.
Her writing focuses on technology, policy, health economics, innovation, commercialization of digital businesses, and translational research. She is a fellow at the Royal Society of Medicine, UK and jury to the most coveted GSMA Digital Health Awards in Barcelona.
Dr. Ruchi Dass holds a medical degree and has completed Postgraduate programs in Public Health and Health Informatics. She has been instrumental in leading on policy at UN Commission, WHO; organizing interest groups at ICT4D and as a participant in Digital Health societies like HIMSS Innovation community for the furthering of the field.
Dr Irina Berezhnova Godchaux is a non-resident Research Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.
She is a physician and public health professional with two decades of...
She is a physician and public health professional with two decades of experience in HIV and TB prevention programs, Smoke Free Policy and Non-communicable disease prevention as well as in Program and Project Management, and Program Monitoring and Evaluation across Russia, Europe and CIS countries.
She developed, led and taught courses designed for health care / public health professionals and managers. Her teaching interests lie in the following subject areas: Smoke Free Policy from elaboration to implementation and compliance measurement.
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