Professor AbdulSattar Ahmad

Nominated By: Fang Le
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): Al-Alusi
Mailing Address: PO Box 39292, Al Nahda 2, Dubai, UAE
Country: United Arab Emirates
Office Telephone: 00974 2675016
Office Fax: 0097172362294
Residence Telephone: 0097172362294
Nationality/Citizenship: Iraqi
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 01-07-1951
Current Position: President and CEO
Current Employer: Emirates College for Management and Information Technology, Dubai, UAE
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD Operational Research/Management Science, Bradford School of Management, UK, 1988
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MSc Operational Research, University of Southampton,UK, Feb 1978
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bsc Mathematics, Al-Mustansiriyah University, IRAQ, 1975
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: CQP FCQI (Chartered Fellow of the CQI), The Chartered Quality Institute, UK, 2012
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Student feedback and surveys
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Founding Planning, Evaltuation & Quality Administration and its Director (2001-2008) setting the Effectiveness System, University Policies in Planning, Programs revies, Accreditation and QA in general.
Institution/City/Country: ITTIHAD UNIVERSITY, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Date: 2001-Now
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Academic and Quality Reviews. Reviews were for Institutional, Academic Programs accreditation, Quality reviews for programs, Institutional, External Examiner, and setting Quality Assurnace Based on QQA Standards on Bahrain
Institution/City/Country: Applied Science University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Date: 2009-2041
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: Quality Audit Portfolio
Institution/City/Country: MAZOON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Muscat, Oman
Date: Dec 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
4. Brief Description: Institutional Audit -Review
Institution/City/Country: Emirates College for Management and Information Technology, Dubai, UAE
Date: Jan 2015
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: A well experienced educator equipped with excellent teaching, research, business and administrative skills. Overall work experience of more than three decades, 16 years of it in the UAE which enables me to have extensive knowledge in the HE sector and a record of success in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing as proven by the international awards bestowed upon me.
Chartered Fellow/Chartered Quality Professional of The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) (UK)
I have had the opportunity of being a key person in creating a university (ITTIHAD UNIVERSITY) from concept to reality which requires vision, passion, and courage to attempt to innovate and to deliberately create a new and improved learning culture. The aforementioned positions have enabled me to develop a high level of skills and experience in the following areas:
 Curriculum Design and Development.
 Creating innovative programs, extending from inception of idea, through preparing and planning, to developing and implementing and providing support structures
 Hands on involvement in managerial level in delivering quality programs and working closely with the quality accreditation agencies
 Extensive experience in consultation in HE. Delivering special expertise in quality related issues and working as an external expert in organizations that need to start new HE programs which have information dissemination and knowledge creation as the focus of their program activity.
 A vast experience in the educational field in different countries (Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, and UK).
 A comprehensive experience in the Accreditation and Licensure Standards of the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), UAE; QQA Standards of Bahrain and well-aware of other QA Standards QAA of UK, OAAA of Oman, and TEQSA of Australia.
 Member, The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), 2011 – Present
Chancellor of Ittihad University, UAE (April 27, 2011 –Present), Member of the BOT since 2010. Other positions were: Vice-Chancellor for Quality Affairs (Feb. 2010 - April 2011), Dean of the College of Management and Information Systems (Sept. 1999 – Jan. 2010), Director of Planning, Evaluation, and Quality (2001 – 2008)., and Director of he University Off-Campus Centre in Dubai in collaboration with the ECMIT (2008-2011).
• Local PhD Advisor, School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton, UK, May 2013 - Present
• Visiting Professor at Business Improvement Centre, Coventry University, UK (2012 - 2013).
• Other Positions:
• Founder and Director of the BIS Program, ITTIHAD UNIVERSITY (1999-2010)
• Associate Professor at US&T and University of Sanaa, Yemen (Dec. 1996 – Sept.1999)
• OR Advisor – Assistant/Associate Professor, ALBAKR University (Dec. 1988 – Jan. 1996)
• Adjunct Assistant /Associate Professor , AlMansour University College, Baghdad (1988-1996)
• PhD Researcher, Bradford School of Management, UK, 1985 - 1988
• Lecturer at Military Engineering College (1984- 1985)
• Adjunct Lecturer, Al-Mustansiriyah University, 1978 - 1985
• Director of Computer Centre, State Constructional Constructing Co. (1979-1981) and State Constructional Co. for Industrial Projects (1981-1983)
• Acting General Manager for Planning and Follow-up, SCCCo. (1979 – 1980).
• Administrative, Programmer/ Systems Analyst. SCCCo. (1970 – 1976).
Taught: OR, Quantitative Methods, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Change Management, BIS Analysis and Design, IS&T, MIS, ISM, Simulation (Discrete & System Dynamics), e-business, Organization Theory & Design, HRM, Management, Mathematics for Business, Statistics and Probability Theory, OR Modelling, Computing for OR.
Supervised: Masters and PhDs

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