Developing Global Leaders and Economies

In Collaboration With:

The GBS Faculty

Dr. Rizwan Amin Sheikh

Dr Rizwan Amin Sheikh - Blue Background(2)Dean and Professor, GBS
Adjunct Faculty, JBS-Executive Education, University of Cambridge, UK
Visiting Professor of Global Strategy, Hult International Business School, USA
Former Associate Dean and Professor of Practice, KSBL
Former Assistant Professor & Director MBA Program, LUMS
Ph.D., SKEMA Business School, France
MBA, Cleveland State University (USA)
B.Sc., The Ohio State University (USA)

Dr. Rizwan Amin Sheikh is a Dean and Professor at the Global Business School (GBS), Jeddah. He is a former Founding Associate Dean, Professor of Practice, and Director MBA Program at Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL). He is a visiting faculty at Judge Business School-Executive Education (University of Cambridge, UK), Hult International Business School (USA), University of Sharjah (UAE), and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT, Australia). Dr. Sheikh holds a Ph.D. from SKEMA Business School (France), MBA from Cleveland State University (USA), and B.Sc. from the Ohio State University (USA). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI (USA). Dr. Sheikh is also a visiting faculty at Etisalat Academy, UAE. He is President of Project Management Institute (USA) Lahore Chapter.

Dr. Sheikh also served as an Assistant Professor and Director of the MBA Program at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is the former Chairman and CEO of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Government of Punjab. Dr. Sheikh is a former Senior Manager of Deloitte Consulting (USA).

He has over 24 years of management consulting (Deloitte Consulting, USA), strategy formulation, change management, international program/project management, teaching, and business transformation experience in the public as well as private sector. Dr. Sheikh has led several business transformations, global projects, and change management initiatives in various countries including the United States, UK, Canada, Mexico, UAE, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.

His research interests focus on national culture, strategy, leadership, change management, and project management. Dr. Sheikh has published case studies and presented papers at international peer-reviewed conferences. He is a dynamic public speaker and has been given awards like “Innovative Vision & Dynamic Leadership” by Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft and Intel.

Key Global Clients and Engagements
Dr. Sheikh has been a consultant, advisor, and trainer for following key international organizations:

  • Deloitte Consulting (USA)
  • AT&T (USA)
  • Pepsico (USA)
  • United Energy Pakistan (Formerly British Petroleum)
  • Pak Arab Refinery Company Ltd.
  • K-Electric (formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company – KESC)
  • Merill Lynch (USA)
  • Eaton Corporation (USA)
  • The United States Postal Service
  • University of Sharjah (UAE)
  • Etisalat (UAE)
  • Saudi-German Hospitals (SGH) Group

Dr. Nelson Phillips

Dean & Professor of Strategy & Organization, Imperial College London Business School, UK
Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada



Dr. Nelson Phillips is the Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean of Faculty and Research at Imperial College Business School in London. Prior to joining Imperial, Professor Phillips was the Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School from 2002 to 2005 and was an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Organisation Area at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1993 to 2002.

Professor Phillips teaches courses in strategy, organisational behaviour, innovation, and leadership on the MBA and M.Sc. programmes. In addition, he is active in executive education, having worked on program design and delivery for a wide range of clients including J&J, ASDA, the Royal Society, Telefonica, BT, Atkins, Shell, SABMiller, and Laing O’Rourke.

He has published numerous academic articles and book chapters including articles in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Organization Studies.

Professor Phillips has written four books: Discourse Analysis with Cynthia Hardy published in 2002, Power and Organizations with Stewart Clegg and David Courpasson published in 2006, and Technology and Organization with Graham Sewell and Dorothy Griffiths published in 2010. He is also co-editor of the new Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management with David Gann and Mark Dodgson. He is currently working on a new book on linguistic methods and is editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Previous Appointments
Prior to joining Imperial College Business School, he was the Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Institute of Management, the University of Cambridge from 2002 to 2005 and an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Organisation Area at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from 1993 to 2002. Professor Phillips spent six months in 2000/2001, as the Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas 21 Fellow at Melbourne University in Melbourne, Australia and six months as a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Professor Phillips completed his Ph.D. in Organisational Analysis from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1995.


Dr. Alain Lempereur

Program on Negotiation (PON) Faculty, Harvard Law School
M.Phil. and M.Law from the University of Brussels
S.J.D. from Harvard Law School



Dr. Lempereur is the director of the Masters’ Programs in Coexistence and Conflict at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where he was also a visiting professor. One of his books The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion has been published in several languages. Recently, the Financial Times designated him “Professor of the Week” for his academic contribution. His current research is devoted to responsible negotiation.

Mediator in conflicts and negotiation expert, he develops worldwide programs of research, consulting, and executive education on responsible leadership and negotiation. He advises international organizations, such as the EU, NATO, OECD, UNDP, UNITAR, and WHO.

Dr. Lempereur has published many books, journal articles, book chapters, such as: Lemperuer, A., Colson, A. The First Move. A Neogtiator’s Companion. Ed. M. Pekar, England: Wiley 2010. Paris, France: Dunod, 2004, 2010, Lempereur, A. “First Things First for Negotiators and Organizations.” Human Capital Review (2010): 1-4, Lempereur, A. “Leading Successful Negotiation on Behalf of Europe. An Analysis of the EC High-Ranking Officials’ Practices.” European Review 17. 3/4, (2009): 541-568, Lempereur, A., Sebenius, J. ed. La Négociation. Revue Française de Gestion 151, Paris, France (2004).

Previous Appointments

Dr. Lempereur founded the academic institute Irene, which he led as its first director (1995-2008); he then became the ESSEC Negotiation and Mediation Chair Professor. He designed and led training programs for many universities and graduate schools (CIIM, Centrale Paris, ENA, ENPC, ESSEC Exec Ed, EuroMed, Lebanese University, Lotus University at Ho Chi Minh City, and the Universities of Brussels, Corsica, Mannheim, Mons, and Paris). He also advises consulting firms, like the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey, as well as international corporations.

Through the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, he facilitated reconciliation and leadership programs in Africa, like in Burundi (2003-2007) and in the D.R. Congo (2006-2009).  In 2003, he initiated the Negotiators of the World programs and in 2004, developed the negotiation curriculum for the European Commission. He belongs to the UN mediators’ network, and also moderated local and global meetings for the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (2009-2011).


Dr. Daniel L. Shapiro

Program on Negotiation (PON) Faculty, Harvard Law School (USA)
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
BSc, John Hopkins University



Daniel L. Shapiro, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on negotiation and conflict resolution.  He founded and directs the Harvard International Negotiation Program, and was named one of the top 15 professors at Harvard in 2016 by the Harvard Crimson.  He serves as Associate Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and faculty affiliate at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, where he is Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project.  He also is President of Integrative Dynamics LLC, which provides consultative services to senior business and government leaders.

For three years, Dr. Shapiro chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention, spearheading creation of the world’s first Global Curriculum on Conflict Management for senior policymakers and business leaders.  He has launched backchannel negotiations to help revitalize formal peace negotiations in the Middle East, and regularly conducts negotiation trainings for leaders around the world—including Middle East negotiators, Chinese officials, Serbian members of Parliament, and senior U.S. officials.  Through non-profit funding, he developed a conflict management program that now reaches one million youth across more than 30 countries.

Dr. Shapiro recently authored Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, which Ambassador Jaime de Bourbon de Parme called, “one of the most important books of the century.”  He also wrote the bestselling book Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate, co-authored with Prof. Roger Fisher; this book is required reading in negotiation courses around the world.  He has appeared on countless radio and television shows and has contributed to The New York Times, Time Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine and other popular publications.  Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association’s “Early Career Award” and the Cloke-Millen “Peacemaker of the Year” award.  The World Economic Forum named him a “Young Global Leader.”  In his spare time, he plays blues guitar and enjoys kicking the soccer ball with his three young sons.

Dr. Elizabeth Mannix

Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs
Professor, Cornell University, USA
Ph.D University of Chicago, USA


Professor Mannix’s research and teaching is focused on effective organizational performance, and the factors that make individuals motivated, high-performing leaders and team members. Specific topics include: Authentic leadership, principled negotiation and influence, the role of emotional intelligence in business settings, organizational change, women in leadership and diversity.

Professor Mannix is the author of over 50 peer reviewed articles, published in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal. She is the co-editor of the 15 volume book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Her work has been recognized by awards from organizations including the Academy of Management, Small Group Research, and the International Association for Conflict Management.

Mannix served as the Associate Dean for Executive MBA programs at Cornell University from 2012-2017. She also served as the Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences from 2005-2008, established to promote interdisciplinary research and to increase the university’s prominence in the social sciences. Mannix is also the recipient of Johnson’s inaugural EMBA Globe teaching award as well as the Faculty Research Award. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Organizational Behavior, and The Academy of Management. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review. Professor Mannix teaches and consults with firms, universities, and professional societies around the world.



Michael J. Hostetler

Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations




Mr. Hostetler’s main research and teaching interests are in strategy, decision-making, leadership, high performance teams, innovation and change management. He has taught classes in the MBA program, Executive MBA program and the Cornell/Queen’s MBA program. He is the author of four on-line courses in strategic thinking, scenario planning, leadership and team effectiveness, for eCornell, Cornell’s distance learning subsidiary.

He is also involved in the development of custom executive programs at the Johnson School, and has designed programs for a variety of international companies including Siemens, Citigroup, the Oxford University Press, Areva, Sara Lee, Johnson & Johnson, Bausch and Lomb, GlaxoSmithKlein, Hyundai, United Technologies, the Asian Development Bank, LIG, Plansee, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Samsung, Victaulic, G4S, the Americana Group and the Schwan Food Co .

As an associate dean at Johnson 1992-2003, Hostetler oversaw all public and custom executive programs. In addition, he oversaw the launch of Johnson’s Executive MBA program and served on the committee that developed the Cornell/Queen’s MBA Program.

Prior to joining Cornell University, Hostetler was assistant dean for executive education at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. His prior experiences also include positions with St. Mary’s Medical Center, the University of Tennessee, and the governor of Kentucky. Hostetler is active in the development of global executive education through the University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON) and the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR). He is an emeritus trustee of UNICON.



Wolfram Wiesemann

Associate Professor, Management Science and Operations
Imperial College Business School, London, UK

Fellow, KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics
PhD in Operations Research, Imperial College London, UK
Masters in Management and Computing,
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany


Dr. Wiesemann obtained a Joint Masters Degree in Management and Computing at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, in 2006, and a PhD in Operations Research at Imperial College London, UK, in 2010. He has been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematics at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, in 2010, the Computer-Aided Systems Laboratory at Princeton University, USA, in 2011, and the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department at Columbia University, USA, in 2012. He has also visited the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2011.

Dr. Wiesemann’s research focuses on the theory and practice of decision-making, with applications in operations management, finance and energy.


Professor Andreas Eisingerich

Professor of Marketing
Program Director of the Full-Time MBA
Imperial College Business School
Masters & PhD, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
BSc., London School of Economics


Dr Andreas B. Eisingerich is Professor of Marketing at Imperial College Business School and Programme Director of the Full-Time MBA. He holds a BSc degree from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, where he also earned his master degree. Prior to joining Imperial College Business School, Dr Eisingerich managed the Center for Global Innovation at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.

Dr Eisingerich is best known for his work on brand management, consumer engagement, and service innovation strategies. Current research projects are on the gamification of mHealth apps in the context of smoking cessation, reducing the demand for illegal wildlife products, and consumer relationships with brands in different business and industry contexts. Recently Dr Eisingerich published a book together with Professor C. Whan Park and Deborah J. MacInnis called Brand Admiration: Building a Business People Love (Wiley; 2016), exploring how brand admiration can be built, strengthened, and leveraged over time.

Dr Eisingerich’s research work has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Service Research, Harvard Business Review, European Journal of Marketing, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Services Marketing, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He served on the editorial board of Ernst & Young’s Performance magazine. Dr Eisingerich co-developed a novel index of innovative firms published by the USC Marshall Center for Global Innovation and manages a Bill & Melinda Gates foundation sponsored global pre-marketing research project together with the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and the World Wildlife Fund. His work was translated into several languages worldwide, including Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Polish, and Japanese. Professor Eisingerich acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Service Research, Research Policy, and Journal of Services Marketing, among others. He taught as visiting professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.


Dr. Markus Perkmann

Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management
Imperial College London Business School, UK
Ph.D. Lancaster University, UK



He is currently working on university industry centres, open data public-private partnerships, and how firms innovate by collaborating with universities. He has also written about university-industry alliances, academic consulting and management practices.

Professor Perkmann’s specialties including Innovation & Technology Management, University-Industry Relationships, Technology Transfer, Knowledge Management, Management Research, Cross-border regions and cross-border co-operation.


Dr. Perkmann has published many journal articles, book chapters, and videos such as Open Data Partnerships Between Firms and Universities: The Role of Boundary Organizations (2015), How Emerging Organizations Take Form: The Role of Imprinting and Values in Organizational Bricolage (2014), Academic Engagement and Commercialisation: A Review of the Literature on University-Industry Relations (2013), How to Create Productive Partnerships with Universities (2012), IPGC: Making University-Industry Collaboration Work.

Previous Appointments
Prior to joining Imperial College Business School, Dr. Perkmann was a Research Fellow at Loughborough University, UK, from 2006 to 2008, and a Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK, from 2002 to 2005 where he worked on networked innovation within biomedical sectors such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He was also responsible for developing and facilitating the Knowledge and Innovation Network, which is a practitioner forum for Knowledge Management at Warwick Business School. Dr. Perkmann was also the Head of Innovation and Strategy at Greychip, UK from 2000 to 2002.


DR. Justin P. Johnson

Professor of Economics
Area Coordinator of Strategy & Business Economics, Cornell University (USA)

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA)

Dr. Justin Johnson received his PhD from MIT and is currently a Professor of Economics at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. He teaches Business Strategy to the School’s MBA and Executive MBA students. He has worked with eCornell (a Cornell University subsidiary) and also Fortune magazine to develop web-based learning opportunities in business strategy.

Professor Johnson is an active and globally renowned researcher in economics and strategy, and is currently an editor at the Journal of Industrial Economics, one of the top journals in his field. He uses analytic tools from economics and game theory to better understand how firms can succeed in challenging environments, and what strategies they can adopt to either achieve or maintain dominance in markets. Much of his research is motivated by events in high-tech markets, such as older work on open source software and recent work on the business and pricing strategies of web-based resellers of airline tickets, hotel rooms, and other products. More broadly, he is interested in markets where rapid change is taking place and in how firms can survive and thrive in the face of such change.

In addition to his research, academic talks, teaching, and involvement with executive development, Professor Johnson discusses his research and its relevance to current matters of interest with governmental bodies around the world, including the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, the EU Directorate General for Competition, and the UK Competition Authority.


Dr. Johnson has published many books, journal articles and book chapters. Some of them are:

  • Waldman, Michael; Johnson, Justin P., 2007, Pricing Tactics, Strategies, and Outcomes, Edward Elgar Publishing Inc..
  • Johnson, Justin P.. “The Agency Model and MFN Clauses” The Review of Economic Studies 84.3 (2017): 1151-1185.
  • Johnson, Justin P.. “Unplanned Purchases and Retail Competition” American Economic Review 107.3 (2017): 931-965.
  • Johnson, Justin P.; Myatt, David P.. “The Properties of Product Line Prices” International Journal of Industrial Organization 43 (2015): 182-188.


PROF. Drew David Pascarella

Lecturer of Finance Cornell University (USA)

MBA, Cornell University (USA)



Prof. Drew is a Lecturer of Finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he currently leads the Investment Banking Immersion program. In addition, Drew has taught Core Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions (Executive MBA level), Investment Banking Essentials (undergraduate level), and Lectures in Finance. Drew was the 2014 recipient of the Class of 1992 Apple Award for Teaching Excellence.

Prior to his arrival in 2012, Drew spent 15 years working at bulge bracket investment banks. Drew has advised clients on over $35bn of Merger and Acquisition transactions and led equity, convertible, and debt financing transactions totaling over $9bn in proceeds. Most recently, Drew was a Director in the Technology Investment Banking group at Citi. Notable transactions include the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks (largest JV in corporate history), Nokia’s $8.1bn acquisition of NAVTEQ (largest acquisition by a Finnish corporate) and associated €1.75bn debt IPO, Andrew Corporation’s $2.6bn sale to Commscope, Lucent’s $1.625bn convertible bond offering, and sale of multiple private businesses to Cisco. While at Citi, Drew was an active participant in the Investment Banking Associate Training Program, developing and delivering hard and soft skills courses. Prior to joining Citi, Drew was a Technology Project Manager at Goldman Sachs where he led the design, development, implementation, and support of global trading technology systems.

In addition to his duties at Johnson, Drew Pascarella is Managing Director and Head of East Coast Banking of Vista Point Advisors.

Drew holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University. Drew was the class Co-President and a Fried Fellow at Cornell.

PROF. Alek Grzeszczak

Lecturer in Finance,
University of Cambridge (UK)
Adjunt Faculty, Ashridge Exec Ec,
Hult International Business School (UK)

MBA, Columbia Business School (USA)


Prof. Alek is a finance faculty member at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He also teaches finance and accounting at Hult International Business School across Hult’s London, Dubai, Shanghai, and New York City campuses. He was the recipient of the 2017 Professor of the Year Award for the Global One- Year MBA program at Hult.

For the past 15 years, Aleksander Grzeszczak had been working on behalf of Value Discovery Partners, a mid-size private equity investment fund focused on emerging markets, and particularly on South Eastern Europe. Alek headed the transaction execution team at VDP and as such had executed a number of acquisitions in the region, had conducted all exit preparations and disposals of VDP portfolio companies.

Prior to VDP, Alek was a VP in the Telecom Investment Banking group of Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank, where he worked 5 years, first in the New York office and later in London. At SSB, he executed a number of advisory, M&A, equity and debt financing transactions for SSB’s American and European clients.

Alek is a graduate of Columbia Business School, where he received a joint MBA (Finance) /MIA (International Business) degree. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in Telecom and Electrical Engineering.

Marc Kitten

Partner and co-founder, CANDESIC
Visiting Professor in Finance, Imperial College Business School, UK
MBA – The University of Chicago, USA



Professional experiences : CANDESIC, McKINSEY & COMPANY, DEUTSCHE BANK
Education : EDHEC, INSEAD, University of Chicago
Language : French, English, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese

Marc is a Partner and co-founder of CANDESIC Strategy Consultants, based in London, with 25 years of experience advising senior executives and investors globally. He is also a member of the boards of several international growth companies and a visiting professor in finance at Imperial College. He also lectures at ESCP Europe, EDHEC, Cass Business School, ENPC ParisTech and previously within the MBA Programme of Sciences Po.

Prior to co-founding CANDESIC, Marc was a senior consultant with McKINSEY & COMPANY and a Vice-President with DEUTSCHE BANK Global Markets.

Marc graduated from EDHEC, holds an MBA from CHICAGO BOOTH, and attended the Young Managers Programme from INSEAD.

Sohail Ausaf

Chief Financial Officer
ServeU LLC & FitOut LLC (Subs of Union Properties)
IFRS Certification – ICAEW, UK
Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) – ICAEW, UK
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance – University of Wales, UK


Professor Ausaf is a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW, UK) with “Big Four” and a Corporate Treasurer (UK). With more than 20 years post qualification experience in the UK and UAE, working in Audit & Consultancy, Real Estate (Commercial, Residential and Retail), Interior fit outs, Telecom, IT and Facilities Management. Proven track record in enhancing effectiveness of finance function, providing platform to partnering with Operations and support functions resulting in margin improvements and work efficiencies. He has hands on experience in Financial Planning and Risk Assurance executed with Change Management exposure to deliver excellent Performance.

Professor Ausaf’s specialties include: Financial & Management Reporting, Change Management & Business Transformation, Financial Planning and Budgeting, Setting up Shares Service Centres, Corporate Strategic and Organizational issues, Cash-flow Forecasting, ERP Selection & Implementation, Project Appraisals, Due Diligence, Working Capital Management, Valuation and Feasibility, IFRS implementation Project, Financial & Commercial Policies & procedures, Debt & equity Financing.

Dr. Rodney Turner

Professor SKEMA Business School, France
Ph.D., Oxford University




Dr. Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA Business School, in Lille, France, where he is director of the Ph.D. in Strategy, Programme and Project Management. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, the Kemmy Business School, Limerick, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, and Visiting Professor at Henley Business School.

He was introduced to project management working in the process plant industry, working for ICI as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the petrochemical industry. He then worked for Coopers and Lybrand as a management consultant, working in shipbuilding, manufacturing, telecommunications, computing, finance, government, and other areas.

He is Vice President, Honorary Fellow and former chairman of the UK’s Association for Project Management, and former President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association.

Previous Appointments
From 1997 to 2005, he returned to the process plant industry as Foundation Operations Director of the Benelux Region of the European Construction Institute. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Dr. Turner is the author or editor of sixteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best-selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management. He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management. He lectures on project management worldwide.

Dr. Khalid Ahmad Khan

Customized ProgramCEO, Expert Systems (Pvt) Ltd.
World Bank Consultant
Adjunct Faculty, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Ph.D., SKEMA Business School, France
M.Sc., Northwestern University, USA
B.Sc., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals  (KFUPM), KSA


Dr. Khalid Ahmad Khan has over 25 years of experience in project management in a diverse range of projects both in the public and private sectors. In the last eight years, Dr. Khan has been involved in deploying modern project management in several public sector mega projects. This work includes planning, monitoring, evaluation and well as developing rules/regulations and standards for public governance.

Dr. Khan has been actively involved in the promotion of Project Management as a profession in Pakistan. He is a founding member and President of the PMI (USA) Lahore Chapter. He was a member of the project team for the PMI PMBOK Government Extension Third Edition. Dr. Khan has read papers and lectured on the need for the use of Earned Value Approach on Public Sector projects.

Strategy, Change Management, Project Management, Project Leadership, Governance, Program Management, Engineering Economics, Project Organizational Design

Some Key Clients:
Below are some key clients of Dr. Khan.

  • World Bank
  • GIZ – German Aid Agency
  • LUMS
  • ICI
  • Government of Punjab

Dr. Tayyab Maqsood

Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School of Property, Construction, and Project Management
RMIT University, Australia
Ph.D., RMIT, Australia



Dr. Tayyab Maqsood earned his Ph.D. in the area of Project Management from RMIT University specializing in Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, and Innovation. He is a recognized expert in this area and has widely published and presented internationally. He has authored and co-authored over 60 peer reviewed publications (Conference papers, Journal papers and Book Chapters). He has successfully supervised four Ph.D. students for their doctoral degrees and is a first supervisor for another four Ph.D. students who are currently undertaking their doctoral studies. He is currently carrying out research in the following areas:

  • Knowledge Management and Information Communication Technologies
  • Building Supply Chain capital through knowledge transfer and sharing in supply chains
  • Using BIM as a tool to manage knowledge and integrate supply chains
  • Post Disaster Project Management
  • Project Management techniques/issues in developing countries
  • Integration of Qualitative/Quantitative Risk Management.

Research Supervision
Dr. Maqsood is a registered research supervisor in the areas of:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement/Alliances
  • Risk Management
  • ICT
  • Post Disaster Project Management
  • Project Management in Developing Countries

Dr. Merwyn Strate

Professor, Hult International Business School
Ph.D., University of Nebraska (USA)
MBA, University of Nebraska (USA)
Dr. Merwyn Strate is currently a Global Curriculum Leader and Professor with Hult International Business School.  Dr. Merwyn Strate joined Hult as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on the Dubai Campus in 2009 before being named Campus Dean in June 2012, a position he held until taking his current position on the Global Academic Team.


Dr. Strate’s leadership and administrative positions include those of Chief Financial Officer, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Exchange Programs/Australia and Department Chair of Business Faculties.  Prior to Hult, Dr. Strate held positions with the University of Nebraska (USA), Purdue University (USA) and the American University of Dubai (UAE).

Before entering academics, Dr. Strate worked for over 20 years for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in a variety of management assignments that included operations, marketing, global sales and accounting/finance. With a PhD in Human, Organization and Leadership Development, his appointments have included leadership roles in education and global manufacturing. He also held board level positions in global professional organizations in the areas of Leadership and Human Resource Development (HRD).

Dr. Strate holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the University of Nebraska (USA). He also holds a BS in Accounting, Finance and Economics from Wayne State College (USA). His research interests focus on complex adaptive systems and leadership. Dr. Strate’s other interests include agriculture, golf, and trekking around the world.

  • Agriculture
  • Golf
  • Trekking around the world
Leadership & Administration
Chief Financial Officer, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Exchange Programs/Australia and Department Chair of Business Faculties.  Prior to Hult, Dr. Strate held positions with the University of Nebraska (USA), Purdue University (USA) and the American University of Dubai (UAE).