Westford School of Management has a well rounded team of faculty staffs with faculty members from across the world. They are industry experts and proven leaders in their field being engaged in boundary-extending research on key management issues.Instructors are the heart of any academic program. Our distinguished multinational faculty comes from a wide range of academic and corporate backgrounds. They are experts in their fields and excellent teachers, as well as scholars and experienced executives. They are knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced.
Our faculty is proud to promote a learning environment that is friendly, supportive, and conducive to growth. They create the conditions that bring out the best in our students.
The rigorous coursework ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared with the knowledge and skills they need to excel as leaders in a dynamic, global workforce. Professors employ a vibrant, interactive style of teaching in classrooms equipped with cutting-edge technology. Course materials include textbooks, video, web resources, international case studies, as well students’ independent research projects.
Anil has had more than 30 years of experience as a trainer. He is a Master Trainer and acclaimed as an outstanding leader in the domain of Academic, Corporate, HR and Business Management Training Services. He was also extensively involved in Training while serving in the Indian Army and was deputed by the Indian Government to train the Botswana Defence Force. Anil is presently spearheading conduct of all training courses for Westford School of Management in UAE, India, and other regions, as the Academic Director. He has also conducted training courses from graduate to post graduate levels, including workshops and seminars for varied nationalities in diverse job industries. He is also a qualified experiential learning trainer.
The various training programs conducted by him have immensely benefited senior and junior management employees, managers, supervisors, front-liners and staff from various industries. His highly motivating seminars and workshops are well known for their high quality content backed by his inimitable and engaging style of delivery. His energizing sessions are insightful and stimulate participants to unleash their innate energies, fulfill their potential and create an intense desire for success and personal excellence.
Anil is an alumni from the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and also a MBA graduate from the Symbiosis University in India. Having worked in India, Oman, UAE and Botswana (Southern Africa), Anil has been a driving force behind continual improvement philosophy, with intense focus towards improvement of people commitment and behaviour, thereby helping business organizations and academic institutions to enhance their qualitative performances. He takes immense pride in dealing with the most important resource.the human resource and believes that people sometimes limit their own progress by building barriers with self-defeating prophecies and he enjoys assisting organizations to successfully overcome them.
Corporate Training: Conduct training programs on Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Team Building, Motivation & Personal Growth, Stress Management, Time Management, Train the Trainer programs, Leadership and other soft skills training programs as per specific organizational requirements.
HR Training: Over 25 years of experience in implementing training programs of reputed academic and training institutions. Has conducted various training programs in the domains of HR Strategy, HR Management, HR Learning & Development, Organizational Behaviour, Compensation & Benefits, HR Planning& Resourcing, Performance Management System, Industrial & Employee Relations, HR Information System & HR Compliance as per the country’s labour laws.
Business Management Training: Help companies implement their business prospects as per their specific vision, goals and objectives. Conduct management training on Change Management, Quality Management, Attaining Competitive Advantage, Project Management, Strategic Business Management with use of business tools like Balanced Score Card, KPIs, SMART techniques, etc. for business enhancement, Organizational Design &Development as per the specific business needs of the organization.
Education: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management and Administration from University of Stellenbosch – South Africa , Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Stellenbosch – South Africa.
Dean MBA, Westford School of Management
Head Corporate Executive Education EXEED
International systems thinking strategy specialist.
Co-founder and executive director of a strategy consulting company, developing businesses internationally.
Senior Lecturer at USB, virtual faculty member USB Executive Development, Business School of the Netherlands, Da Vinci Institute and Stellenbosch University Institute for Futures Research. Senior Lecturer â€“ Westford School of Management (Dubai).
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Author of Strategic Thinking Game Over
Regularly speaks at conferences on strategy and systems thinking. His interest in systems thinking and managing complexity in modern times has lead to the completion of his PHD in business environmental scanning and complexity. This has further resulted in groundbreaking thought processes directly impacting on strategic thinking in the twenty-first century and is proving to be pivotal in providing businesses with a means to retain their sustainable competitiveness.
Also co-authored Supply Chain Management Handbook, Oxford University Press
Multiple papers delivered and published internationally
Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise , University of Wolverhampton
MSc E-Business, Staffordshire University
MBA, Aston University
PGCE Bolton Institute of Higher Education Economics and Management
BA (Hons) Modern History and Economics, Manchester University
Senior Lecturer Business and Management, Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies (Now UCB) Final Year Manager Marketing Degrees
Senior Lecturer/Team Leader Higher and Professional Programmes, Telford College of Arts and Technology, Local Course Manager of UWBS HNC/D
Lecturer in Business Studies, Halesowen College
Teaching and research interests revolve around Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation and Strategic Management. More recently I have been working with Third Sector organisations.
Have conducted mapping exercises for both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes against the Charted Management Institute awards, resulting the accreditation of the Level 5 management and Leadership Award for our completing BA Business Management students. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Employment Law
University of Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS)
Andrew is a former HR Consultant who worked for many years for PricewaterhouseCoopers UK. Since entering higher education in 2004, Andrew has worked in several countries on behalf of the University of Wolverhampton and currently manages the Business School’s transnational education programmes in India and Sri Lanka.
In 2015, an article by Andrew was one of the five most highly rated by practitioners in the Chartered Management Institute’s Top Management Articles competition.
- PhD, Law, Durham University: Legal responses to the individual manifestation and expression of religion in the workplace in England and Wales: a conceptual framework
- LLM (Distinction), Law and Employment Relations, University of Leicester
- MSc, Human Resource Management, UMIST (Dissertation with Distinction)
- PGCE, Post-compulsory Education & Training, University of Huddersfield
- BA (Hons) History, University of Durham
Education: Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Microbiology from Grampian Royal Hospitals , Aberdeen – UK , Ph.D in Medical Microbiology from University of Aberdeen Medical School – UK , Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Pathology from University of Sheffield Medical School – UK , B.Sc Bio Chemistry from Sussex university -UK , FIBMS – Fellowship of Institute of Biomedical Science in Clinical Bacteriology -UK , Professional Diploma in Hospital Infection Control from Aberdeen College of Further Education – UK, Certificate in Patient Safety & Prevention of Medical Errors from American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians -USA , Diploma in Change Management , Stonebridge College -Â UK , Certified Total Quality Professional , Certificate of Safety Management , IOSH -UK
Dr Farry Bruce has more than 2 decades of experience in academic field having worked as tutor , lecturer and professor with various institutions in UK and Middle EastÂ such as Open University -UK , Aberdeen Medical School Department of Medical Microbiology. Foresterhill, Aberdeen -UK ,College of Health Sciences, MOH, Jeddah – Saudi Arabia , College of Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz University , Jeddah – Saudi Arabia , University of Bolton ,UAE University, Al-Ain. In addition to his teaching expereince, Dr Farry Bruce has also been in employment holding senior positions with hospitals in the region , most recently as the Executive Director (Expert Rank), Saqr Hospital. RAK. UAE.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise
Senior lecturer in the Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise at the University of Wolverhampton. I am very committed to the development of enterprise knowledge & skills amongst our diverse student groups. Most of my teaching and research activity is in the field of enterprise and small firm growth, particularly in developing practitioner relevant research in the topic of entrepreneurial learning. My prior experience before the University involved running my own small business and teaching in the FE sector. I have over the past four years engaged in several business support projects through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme, which have been a valuable experience from both a research and teaching perspective.
Research interests include entrepreneurial learning in SME management teams, management team learning, mentoring & learning in small firms, enterprise education and strategizing in small firms. I regularly present practitioner focused papers at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference and have several publications in the field of entrepreneurial learning
- Doctorate Business Administration, De Montfort University .(2009)
- MSc Entrepreneurial Studies (Distinction), Stirling University. (2000)
- PGCE (Distinction), University of Wolverhampton. (1989)
- CIM Dip, Wolverhampton Polytechnic. (1986)
- BA (Hons) Business Studies 1986, Wolverhampton Polytechnic. (1986)
Education: B.Com from Chennai University , M.Com from University of Madras , M.Phil from Madurai Kamaraj University, Ph.D from University of Madras , B.Ed from Annamalai University, PGDPM from Central University, Pondicherry , CFA from Towson University, USA
Abirami possess 16 years of experience in the education industry and holds senior positions in academic teaching and administration. Abirami has rich experience in teaching and served senior roles namely Curriculum Development Director & Deputy, Chairperson of the Department of Business Administration & Management Information Systems , Jubail University College (Saudi Arabia),Regional Coordinator (Research Initiative)/Faculty /lecturer at ICFAI National College(India) as well as corporate stints with Everonn Systems(India) as Senior Manager
Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Resources and Leadership
My academic career arose form a desire to move out of the engineering sector where I had spent some ten years. Although the work was rewarding, in terms designing and developing novel solutions to emergent issues in the rail sector, I had developed a desire to learn more of psychology. This inevitably put me on a path to an academic post at Keele University initially. I worked in the Management Department teaching Organisational Behaviour/Psychology whilst conducting research into the Stoke-on-Trent ceramics industry. Eventually I moved to the University of Wolverhampton Business school where I continue to work in the Organisational Theory field.
Research interests are in an eclectic mix of areas. I am interested in the idea of power from a Foucauldian perspective. Feminism and power differentials drawing from the post-structuralist philosophical work of Judith Butler and Donna Haraway. My core interests are in the field of identity (as an iterative process) in relation to Ricrian ideas of time and narrative. Lately I’ve been involved in research projects in student plagiarism (both from an ethical perspective as well as a practical one)
- D. Keele University
- PG Cert in Teaching and Learning, Wolverhampton University.
- Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Keele University
- MA Social Theory and Organisation, Keele University
- Sc (Hons) Psychology, Wolverhampton
Reader, International Business,
Department of Finance, Accounting, Systems and Economics
Currently a Reader in International Business, but previously the Head of Department of Finance, Accounting and Business and PL professional courses at the University of Wolverhampton.Â Previously worked at the University of Northampton as Head of Economics between 1983 and 2003. While at University of Northampton, worked as an external consultant/researcher on a number of projects such as disability in the workplace, an assessment of safety cameras, an evaluation of motorsport within Northamptonshire, and export performance of SMEs. In addition worked closely with Northampton Business Link in assessing their annual monitoring of businesses within the county. Before that, worked as a research associate for the University of Leicester on departmental projects examining various aspects of the teaching profession, such as job search and the return to teaching by qualified teachers.
Research interests lie in the areas of UK competitiveness, the internationalisation of small firms and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). In particular the focus lies with explaining the determinants of inbound FDI into the UK regions, with emphasis on the regional, national and supra-national factors and whether the determinants of regional FDI differ by source country, mode of entry, and the different measures of the size of FDI activity. The research also considers the spatial distribution of the regional FDI and the role emerging markets and transitional economies play in the flow of FDI to the UK regions.
- PhD, University of Wolverhampton
- MSc Economics and Econometrics, Southampton University
- BA Economics, University of Essex
Before joining UWIC in February 2003, Mukul worked in industry as a recruitment consultant‹ and on consultancy projects with various organisations. He has been involved with a number of modules on the MBA programme (such as Strategic Management and People and Organisations). He was responsible for managing the dissertation process as the MBA Dissertation Convener for over two years. Currently he is the module leader for International Management, which is one of the optional modules on the programme but his key responsibility is welfare of the MBA students as the MBA
Welfare Director. Currently he is the MBA Programme Director.
Mukul is a member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), EuSpRIG (European Spreadsheets Risk Interest Group) and AIS (Academy of Information Systems). He is also a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy) and a member of the Special Interest Group on Internationalisation.
MukulÂ is a Visiting Faculty and on Advisory Committee for Annual Research Conference at Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), India.
Besides academia, his other interests are listening to music (especially Bollywood music), playing sports (with a keen interest in Cricket) and travelling.
Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering with Honours), MBA, MSc (Information Systems). His PhD is in the field of Spreadsheets and Risk Management.
Doctorate in Management Studies, IIBMS Business School , Mumbai,
M.B.A – Finance from Bundelkhand University
M.B.A- Banking Management – IIBMS Business School , Mumbai
Bachelor of Commerce – University of Bombay .
Certified Anti – Money Laundering Expert and Certified Forensic Accounting Professional from the Forensic Accounting Research Foundation, Pune.
Dr. Raman possess 19 years of experience in the Banking, Financial Services and Education industry and has held senior positions during his illustrious career across the Banking and Financial Services Industry in India .He brings to the table several years of Industry rich knowledge & experience of practices in domains of Banking Services, Management Practices, Finance, Risk Management and Insurance Management .
Positions Held – Industry
Head – Collections Training & Deputy Vice President HDFC Bank Ltd.,
Vice-President & Head – Fraud Risk Management – Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd
Regional HeadÂ – Risk Containment Unit IDBI Bank Ltd.,
Zonal Head – Debt Management & Risk Control ANZ Grindlays Bank
Dr. Raman has also worked for multinational banks during his career with Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank managing several roles and responsibilities.
- Lead a thin team of committed bankers at HDFC Bank to train over 15000 Retail Collection associates as per the Compliance & Regulatory Requirements laid down as per RBI guidelines within a very tight timeline
- Was part of Audit, Governance & Comploance roles apart from managing Fraud Control Unit at Centurion Bank of Punjab. Cracked several high profile fraud cases across Retail, SME and Corporate Bank. Saved the bank $ 1.75mn in fraud losses & recoveries
- Designed Process & Product Manuals across Retail Banking products at IDBI Bank.. The role also involved setting up and validation of Retail Banking Channels.
Positions Held – Academics
Associate Professor Banking & Finance , IILM Graduate School of Management., Greater Noida.
Doctoral Thesis & Dissertation :- Understanding & Implementation of Risk Management in Financial Services ,Banking and Insurance Segments.
Areas of Specialization :- Banking Services Operations, Retail, Corporate , SME Banking, Investment Banking, Financial Planning & Wealth Management, Risk and Insurance Management, Marketing Strategies in Financial Products Distributions.
Responsibilities at Westford School of Management :- Lead Faculty – Accounting and Finance , University of Wolverhampton for the Top Up MBA Program, Module Leader for IAAP, UK courses. Module Leader Executive Diploma in Banking and Finance, Pearson Assured, UK
Education: PhD International/Strategic Management, University of Bradford School of Management , MBA, International Business/Business Policy, University of Bradford School of Management , MA Education, University of Wolverhampton , PG Cert in Learning & Teaching HE, University of Wolverhampton , BSc Elec/Electronic Born in the Punjab, Northeast Pakistan, Dr ShaukathÂ grew up in Lancashire, went to the local comprehensive, and then went to Burnley College and subsequently Liverpool Polytechnic to study Electrical Engineering. Dr Shaukath returned to his sandwich placement employer upon graduation and qualified as a Chartered Engineer in 1991 and Engineering, (CNAA) from Liverpool John Moores University.
After an MBA and PhD at Bradford University, Dr Shaukath taught at the Graduate School of Business Assumption University during 1997-98 and then spent two years at Bilkent University, Faculty of Business Administration, Ankara, Turkey.
Dr Shaukath joined the University of Wolverhampton Business School in 2000. Whilst at the university, Dr Shaukath completed a PGCE (HE) and an MA in Education.
Dr Shaukath is a Chartered Engineer and member of various professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Dr Shaukath has published over 30 research papers in books, journals and conference proceedings. Dr Shaukath has attended conferences in South Africa and Turkey ,
Dr Shaukath has Co – Authored more than 14 publications and 20 journals.
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Finance, Accounting, Systems and Economics
Prior to joining Wolverhampton Polytechnic, as it then was, I had spent two years working as a Research Assistant in the Local Economy Research Group at Portsmouth Polytechnic. On arrival at Wolverhampton, my main areas of teaching were: microeconomics, the economics of innovation and regional economics. At the same time I took on the role of Year Tutor for the First year on the Economics degree, which consisted of over 80 students. Over my career at Wolverhampton these two main activities, teaching and course leadership, have been the dominant themes, with the later addition of a role in quality assurance/enhancement. The focus of my current teaching is: introductory economics, managerial economics and organisational theory. I am currently course leader for the Integrated Joints within UWBS and also have responsibility for exchange students.
In the past my research interests were focussed on the role of high technology industries in the process of regional development in the UK, with a particular emphasis on the distribution of employment. My interest in the area of regional economic development has since continued at a more general level. I have also been involved in research into the use of computers as part of the delivery of material in modules on economic theory. More recently, I have developed an interest in the application of evolutionary theories to the process of organisational change, with a particular emphasis on organisational ecology.
- MA Regional Planning, CNAA, Coventry Polytechnic
- BA (Hons) Economics, University of Lancaster
Managing Director, Idea for Life Management Consultancy Services, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A highly skilled & accomplished Senior Executive in Consultancy, Training & Development with strong Marketing acumen and proven track record of leading & operating successfully in a number of performance focused & challenging training environment. He offers strong combination of commercial acumen, training leadership, marketing execution & academic track record. Besides have strong mental traits & personality to understand the market, customer and employee training needs & converts them through strategic planning into business. Proven track record of training successfully across regions with budgets and has managed employee strength team of in excess of 150 staff.
Ashok has broad industry knowledge; operated successfully in a number of quality focused environments. He is skilled communicator with first class presentation & commercial writing skills, commercially innovative with business & culturally aware of approach to decision making. Ashok has proven track record of managing successfully launches for new product & service offerings. Ashok has strong technical research, market investigation & competitor analysis skill. He is highly effective negotiator who enjoys successfully reaching â€œwin-winâ€ solutions for all parties. A strategic thinker with ability to devise and implement creative, and innovative solutions.
Ashok is pursuing PhD, FCILT – Fellow Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK, Master in Business Administration; Certified 6 Sigma Manager (Green & Black Belt); Post Graduate in Business Management, Administrative Management, Training & Development, Marketing and Sales Management, & Bachelor of Science. Ashok is a MBA Topper, all India Topper in Business Management & Delhi Topper in Marketing & Sales Management with One Gold, Three Silver
Ashutosh Pradhan : Currently pursuing Doctorate of Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole De Management, Grenoble France. He is a CFA charter holder from CFA institute USA. He has done his MBA from FMS Delhi University, and completed Executive Masters in International Trade from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. He is a Science graduate and holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry.
He has an industry career spanning more than 20 years, and has served in reputed MNC’s in Consumer goods, Telecom and Financial services in different capacities as Senior Manager. He is currently working with a MNC bank in UAE. He has been associated with Westford for more than 3 years as an adjunct faculty. Has taught all Banking & Finance courses, Marketing and HR subjects.
International Sales and Marketing professional with 15 years of experience in FMCG, IT/Telecom sector. Experience spans across leading large multi-cultural teams in different countries of channel and brand marketing, product portfolio planning and digital marketing. Strong understanding of Retail sales and Channel structures. Proud owner of some ground breaking campaigns and awards.
Expert in Marketing research, creative development, media planning, direct marketing, sales promotions & public relations. An energetic leader with strong communications skills having a clear focus on goals & results.
Distribution & channel management Portfolio planning
Cross functional team leadership Agency onboarding & management
Integrated Marketing management Budget Management
Customer relationship P&L Management
Education : Pursuing PhD in Supply Chain and Logistics from University of Petroleum & Energy , India ; MBA ( Marketing ) , PGD in International Trade Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade , Pune .
Leena possess 16 years for corporate experience working with various fortune 500 companies in India and Middle East in diverse industries viz; Engineering, Chemicals , Industrial Goods , Shipping & Logistics . During her corporate tenure she held Senior Management position in Supply Chain and International Marketing , in Supply Chain Management she possess expertise in Strategic as well as implementation of End to End SC systems .
Backed by extensive Industry experience , since last few years she is not only a educationist but also a corporate trainer .
Parag Tikekar has been a career Banker in the UAE for the past 18 years with an experience spanning both Consumer & Corporate Banking & has worked with prominent Banks: Emirates NBD and Mashreq.
His areas of expertise covers Product, Business and Segment Management; Customer Relationship Management, Database Marketing, Campaign and Data Management, Market Research, MIS and Analytics; as well as managing Portfolio and Proposition for Wealth Management. Parag has represented his Banks as a Speaker on their Strategy at International Banking and Finance conferences in London, Paris, Barcelona and Kuala Lumpur.
Presently, he is Associate Partner- Consulting in the Islamic Finance & Excellence Department of a Consultancy firm, along with being a Corporate Trainer and a visiting Faculty at Westford School of Management, wherein he takes various Strategic Management, Marketing, Banking, HR, Quality and Finance courses.
With an excellent, cross-functional Banking experience, Parag draws upon practical insights gained over his career and shares the same with the members of the different Training programs or Courses that he conducts which ensures the concepts are understood clearly and well-appreciated by the audience.
Parag ensures his Training programs are extremely interactive with lots of practical examples and case-studies to ensure his audience is well engaged and attentive throughout the program.
Needless to state, Parag has an excellent command over written and spoken English.
Training Areas of Expertise
- Banking Products & Segments
- Negotiation Skills
- Credit Policies
- Process efficiency
- Selling skills; Enhancing Customer service
- MIS & Analytics skills; Database Marketing
- Trade finance
- Stress Management
- Presentation skills; Business writing and communication skills
- Strategic v/s Tactical thinking
MBA in Finance & Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow/ India (1997)
BE in Electronics & Communication from Delhi Institute of Technology, India (1995)
Certified by Omega (USA) in Credit Skills (2004); Shariaah certified (2013)
Education: B.Sc. Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Graduate of the National Defence Academy (Pune, India) and the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun, India) , Lead Auditor for ISO 27001, Certified by British Standards Institution.
Bharat Haladi has over 31 years of experience in Leadership. He fine-tuned his leadership skills during his service of 24 years with the Indian Army, where he was a radar and guided weapons expert, heading a large combat unit under demanding operational conditions. He then gained valuable experience as the HR Head of a leading ITES company and later as Vice President with a construction company. He is also a qualified Information Security professional and has been the CISO of an ITES company. Since the year 2009, he has been executing consulting assignments with companies, assisting them with leadership identification, nurturing and career planning for senior management, and change management. He is quick to identify specific leadership development needs of an organization, and he then provides them with leadership development training through indoor and outbound experiential learning methods and on-the-job interventions.
Education: General Management Programme, IIM Lucknow (2009-2010), MSc (Defense & Strategic Analysis), Chennai University,1989. Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, Bsc (Physics and Maths) JNU, New Delhi (1976), NDA Kharakvasl
Over 32 years of experience in man management to include primarily Administration, HR and Training. Served with the Indian Army for 33 years with three years as Commanding Officer in the rank of Colonel.
Responsibilities included administration with facilities management, development of human resources together with training and development. Performed role of instructor/ faculty in three prestigious training establishments of Indian Army. Has been the Deputy Director – Administration of a well known Medical Trust as well as a Director of a prestigious outdoor leadership school providing outdoor experiential training to corporate clients and school children. He has been Colonel Instructor School Of Armored Warfare and has conducted customized training programmes for over 1500 officers and personnel of Indian and Foreign Armies based on the training need analysis &standard of students.
Education:Â CMA,CMA, CFA (ICFAI, India), B. E. (Chemical)from Manipal Institute of Technology, B.Ed.from IGNOU , pursuing Masters in Finance and Banking from University of Wollongong,Dubai.
Prof. Ketan Dhruv has more than 21 years experience in investment banking ,corporate finance , teaching and training.He had worked with several large corporate firms in India,UAE and Oman, his last assignment was as the Executive Director of Alpen Capital ME LTD.Prior to Alpen Capital he had worked with Emirates Financial Services as their Vice president , with KPMG in Oman and with Lazard India.Was involved with Management Institutes such as S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Institute of Management Technology, Dubai as faculty and in providing workshops and guest lectures in areas of FinancialÂ Management, M&A, Valuations, and Private Equity etc. to their MBA and Executive MBA cohorts.He also conductsÂ NCC,UK (QCF Level &) Program for Financial management and Certified Management Accounting Training Programs.
EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS: BSc. In Hospitality & Hotel Administration
MSc. In Tourism Management & Planning
EXPERIENCE: An enthusiastic and motivated hospitality and tourism professional, having 7 years of experience with Hospitality & Tourism industry and academic organizations.
CAREER SUMMARY:I have graduated with a Bachelors in Hospitality and Hotel Administration(India) and Masters in Tourism Management and Planning(U.K.). From my work at the Kempinski Hotel (Beijing) and the Leela Kempinski Hotel(Mumbai) I have been able to develop valuable organisational, communication and customer service skills which have helped me immensely in gaining an understanding into the practical aspects of working in the hospitality industry.
In addition, my degrees have enabled me to develop my skills in management & service operations. They have also helped me to have a better understanding of various aspects of the Tourism Industry. Moreover my dissertation on the Impact of Terrorism on London’s Tourism Industry has helped me to develop my research skills in the area of planning for crisis management.I have good team-working and communication skills along with cross-cultural exposure developed through my academic and work experience. I am well-travelled and have good cross cultural exposure of working in a different country and hence am able to easily adapt in different environments.
I have presented academic research papers at several conferences & seminars
Education: Masters in Business Administration, University of Wolverhampton , UK , PGCE (FE), Wolverhampton Polytechnic, ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants BSocSc, Birmingham University, Currently working towards a PHd in the area of Environmental reporting.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand, I have worked for a number of accountancy firms both large and small including Deliottes in Botswana. Whilst at the Business School I have been head of the Accounting and Finance Department for many years. My current position is the Head of Postgraduate Operations and MBA Full time Award Leader.
ZAWAHIR SIDDIQUE has a career spanning seventeen years with an expertise in the domains of engineering and management sciences. He has extensively travelled across various parts of the globe pursuing a career in academic excellence. He has lived and worked in countries that include India, UAE, Malaysia, South Africa and have attended and presented research papers in various international conferences in UK, Austria, UAE and Singapore. He has also organized International Study tours for MBA students to Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and conducted cultural assimilation workshops for international students at University of Wollongong (Dubai Campus) and National University of Singapore.
Zawahir Siddique has also extended consulting services to schools and organizations of diverse industry profiles. He has also conducted various training programs for Executive MBA and Engineering students helping them enhance their employable skills apart from taking up corporate training assignments in a wide range of domains including Cultural Competence, Leadership and Strategic Management.
To enhance a distinguished academic career through successful research, teaching, training and consultancy endeavors.
Westford School of Management, UAE, October 2013 -Present
Executive MBA, Christ University, Bangalore, India, November 2007 – September 2013
i2i training and consulting, Bangalore, India , January 2009-September 2013
Noble School,Alipur, Chikballabur District, Karnataka, India , May 2012 -June 2013
MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, January 2007 -February 2012
Al-Ameen Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, India, April -December 2007
University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2003 -February 2006
Al-Ghazali College, Pretoria, South Africa, April 2002-February 2003
Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, September 2000- February 2002.
- August 2000, Master of Technology in Engineering Management, Manipal Institute of Technology, India.
- September 1998, Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Karnatak University, India
Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Resources & Leadership
Senior Lecturer with considerable experience in award and module leadership in management skills, ethics, and Human Resources.Â Last year, in one semester, taught at levels 4, 5, 6, and 7.
A former librarian with 10 years experience in public academic and special libraries including 2 years in Saudi Arabia.
Involved, now or formerly, in local organisations such as Young Enterprise, Rotary and the Wolverhampton Business Breakfast.
- Successful completion of LEAD programme October 2008
- Diploma in Human Resource Development, University of Wolverhampton / CIPD
- MA Manager and Human Resource Development, University of Central England
- Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE, University of Wolverhampton, SEDA
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Wolverhampton
- Diploma in Management Studies, The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton/CNAA
- Diploma in Librarianship, College of Librarianship, Wales
- BA (Hons) History, Lancaster University, grade 2.2
Kate’s previous employment includes extensive HR, management and leadership roles across both the private and public sector. For example, managing a training organisation, career counselling, HR professional and training manager. In addition she has run her own business as an HR Consultant for local SME’s.
Having worked for UWBS as a Senior Lecturer since 2000, Kate has over 10 years experience in managing PG academic programmes, quality enhancement, developing new PG initiatives including validation, recruiting students and fulfilling vital school roles such as Student Liaison Officer and Equality & Diversity Coordinator. She has also been active in university research projects such as Equality in the Curriculum and Student Support Activities as well as acting as an External Examiner for APU. In addition Kate has organised training programmes for local and international businesses on behalf of the Business School.
Her research and scholarship interests are international HR, equality and diversity and organisational behaviour. In addition she has contributed to research and scholarly activities through 2 university wide projects looking at equality and diversity in the curriculum. She has completed 2 years of a Doctorate at Birkbeck College (UCL) in Occupational Psychology and is enthusiastic about research and scholarship.
- MA HRM, University Of Wolverhampton
- PGCE in Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton
- Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (National Exams)
- British Psychological Society (Level A)
- C&G 9292 Staff Assessors Award P/T, Telford College of Arts & Technology
- Various C&G Trainers Awards, P/T, Telford College of Arts & Technology
- PG Diploma in Career Counselling (BAC), Trent Polytechnic
- Ed., University Of Hull