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Middlesex University Dubai welcomes new director

Dr. Raed Awamleh joined Middlesex University Dubai to apply his extensive experience gained in Dubai and the region's higher education sector.

Dr. Awamleh was the Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, and prior to that the Assistant Dean of Faculty of Business at the University of Jordan.

Dr. Awamleh is a full Professor in management and specializes in leadership and strategy. Raed has numerous international management publications in reputed journals, and has won a number of best paper awards in international conferences. Dr. Awamleh has wide corporate consulting and executive development experience across the Middle East in both private and public sectors. His industry experience also includes being a lead assessor for prestigious excellence awards such as King Abdullah II Excellence Award, Dubai Excellence Award, and Ras Al Khaimah Excellence Award.

Dr. Awamleh holds a PhD in Management and Leadership from the University of Mississippi (USA), an MBA in Finance from Mercer University (USA), and a BBA from Yarmouk University (Jordan). In 2007, Dr. Awamleh completed the Oxford University Strategic Leadership Program at Oxford University, UK.

Commenting on his new appointment, Professor Awamleh said “I am extremely honoured to be a part of the heritage of Middlesex University, both in London and Dubai. I am impressed with the high level of professionalism and organizational commitment demonstrated by all members of Middlesex University Dubai. Indeed, the results of the first three years are tremendous. Building on this great record so far, I am confident that as a team we will continue to take the University to higher levels of achievement, both operationally and strategically. I am confident that Middlesex Dubai will contribute very positively to the rapid development of Dubai and the UAE. These are exciting times.”