Industry Experts Convene at the Strategic Advisory Board Meeting at College of Business Administration
Saturday, Jun 30, 2018
The inaugural Strategic Advisory Board meeting of the College of Business Administration at Ajman University convened to discuss the way forward amidst the ever-evolving dynamics of the market. Dr. Karim Seghir, AU Chancellor, formally presented the inaugural message and welcomed the members. It was chaired by CBA Acting Dean Prof. Akinola Fadahunsi and attended by five members of the board.
These board members represent renowned institutions and are experts in various field of business. They are Prof. George. K. Najjar, Provost, Lebanese American University; Mr. Idriss Al Rifai, Founder and CEO Fetchr; Mr. Mohamed Abdul Rahman Amiri, CEO Ajman Bank; Mr. Sumair Tariq, CEO of R Holdings and Ms. Soukaina Ben Bihi, Senior Research Analyst, Prime Minister’s Office – Youth Office.
Other distinguished experts at the meeting included AU Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Prof. Khaled Assaleh, Director of Ajman University Innovation Center, Dr. Chuloh Jung as well as college faculty and staff. Their collective insights and valuable inputs contributed towards making the inaugural meeting both constructive and productive.
Dr. Seghir welcomed the board members and gave a brief introduction of Ajman University along with a summary of recent achievements and honors attained by the University. Prof. Akinola then gave a presentation that introduced the College of Business Administration (CBA) to the gathering and overviewed the meeting agenda. The introductions led to a lively and candid discussion on a number of issues by the advisory board members, who demonstrated a keen interest in being proactively involved in the review and implementation of CBA’s strategic priorities.
AU encourages all colleges to have advisory board, as the industry experts’ opinion and advice can prove pivotal to the course of academia the students are pursuing. It is the obligation of the University to prepare a cadre of graduates that are ready to take on the challenges and trends of the market and therefore the strategic advisory board strives to achieve the level of competency required.