Dr. Christopher Abraham
CEO & Head of Dubai Campus & Senior VP
S P Jain School of Global Management
Dr. Christopher Abraham is a PhD in Business Administration (Design Thinking & Innovation) and has three Post Graduate qualifications in HRM, Business Administration (Marketing), Labor & Administrative Law.
He is a Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), UK. He has thirty-five years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, and management education in India, Singapore and the UAE. Currently he is the CEO & Head – Dubai campus and Sr. Vice President (Institutional Development) at the S P Jain School of Global Management, a Forbes Top 10, Economist & FT Top 100 ranked Business School, with campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney
Dr. Abraham has been a visiting Professor at many leading universities in Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore and UK. Earlier in Dubai, he headed the Executive MBA Program of XLRI, Jamshedpur, one of Asia’s top business schools. His areas of competence are Innovation, Design Thinking, Behavioural Design,Neuroscience of Decision Making, Future of Education, Science of Happiness, Leadership, Human Potential, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Strategy.
A much sought after 3 x TEDx and international keynote speaker, he has successfully presented in numerous global forums and has also conducted many consulting and executive development assignments for global organizations, including The World Bank, The Executive Council (Govt. of Dubai), Emirates Airlines, SEWA (Government of Sharjah), Aramex, DHL, P & G, LG, Reckitt & Benkiser, AW Rostamani (Nissan Auto)
Expert on Digital Citizenship Education – Council of Europe
Expert on “Tackling Disinformation and Promoting Digital Literacy Through Education and Training” – European Commission
Trainer – Portuguese Ministry of Education / National Training Centre for Journalists
International expert (e.g.: Digital Citizenship Education – Council of Europe; Tackling Disinformation through training – European Commission), researcher at CIES-ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon (Media Literacy and Journalism), lecturer at Autonoma University of Lisbon (Communication Sciences), teacher trainer (Portuguese Ministry of Education) and journalist (CP1524). Currently coordinating/co-coordinating projects such as: PICCLE-Ministry of Education, Portugal; Digital Citizenship Academy, funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Media Literacy and Journalism – Portuguese Journalists Union). Tomé is a trainer of in-service teachers (Ministry of Education) and journalists (CENJOR). Concluded a degree in Education, post-graduations in ICT and in Journalism, a PhD in Education (Media Literacy), and a 6-year post-doctorate in Communication Sciences.
Dr. Vida D. Jimenez
Director for Online Education and Professional Advancement Office
Philippine Christian University
Dr. Vida Jimenez is a graduate of Bachelor of Early Childhood Education in Philippine Normal University. She finished her Masters in Early Childhood Education in the same University. She also has a doctorate degree in education major in educational Management. Currently, she is the director for Online Education and Professional Advancement Office in Philippine Christian University. She is also the current department head of the Graduate School of Education. She has presented research on education in the Philippines and abroad.
Dr Fida Sanjakdar
Dr Fida Sanjakdar is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy in Faculty of Education, Monash University. She is the author of ‘Living West, Facing East: The (de)construction of Muslim Youth Sexual Identities’ (2011, Peter Lang, NY), lead author of ‘Re-searching Margins: Ethics, Social Justice and Education’ (with Gabriel Fletcher, Amanda Keddie and Ben Whitburn 2022, Routledge) and co-editor of ‘Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education and Young People’ (2018, Peter Lang, NY) with Professor Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (University of Nottingham). She is currently leading an international edited volume on Critical Pedagogy in Education with Professor Michael Apple (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Dr Tanya Davies
Charles Sturt University
Dr Tanya Davies is a teacher educator in the field of curriculum and pedagogy and English education at Charles Sturt University. She has a background in teaching English, Humanities and Outdoor Education in secondary schools in Australia. Her research interests include ethics and education, culture and identity, and the role of teacher education in contributing to socially just educational futures.