Currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Finance since 2014, Ahlam Hassan is discharging the additional duty as President Assistant for Quality Assurance since 2005. She was approved as a recognised supervisor of Brunel University UK in 2015, which entitles her to supervise PhD students of Brunel University. She completed her PhD (Management Studies Research) in 2014 in Brunel University, UK.
Her topic of research in her PhD was “Leadership Styles and effectiveness: a study of business school deans in higher education” and earned the distinction of being the first awardee of the Dean’s Prize for Innovation and Impact in Doctoral Research in the academic year 2014-2015 by Brunel University (UK). She earned her Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management, in the year 2006 from the University of Sunderland (UK).
She joined Ahlia University in 2001 when Ahlia University was being established and has served the University since inception in different capacities including Personal Assistant to the President and Acting Director of Administration and Finance. She has a rich experience in organisational affairs and has actively involved herself in the quality assurance activities across the University. She has played a major role in the development of the quality management system for Ahlia University and continues to be actively involved in the development and implementation of the system across the University.
Additional roles include participation as a key member of the team responsible for the development of the Strategic Plan and overseeing its implementation. Her responsibilities include overseeing the development and implementation of Quality Assurance activities in Ahlia University and supporting the management in making major decisions based on the outcome of the quality assurance activities. Besides this, she has a vast experience in many other areas including strategic planning, budgeting and personal administration.
Her strong leadership abilities combined with high level of motivation enables her perform as a team leader while executing projects on a turnkey basis.