Christopher Abraham

Professor, Head of Dubai Campus

Education 

  • Master of Business Administration, Regional Engineering College - 1986

  • Masters in Human Resource Management, Bhartidassan University 1984

  • Masters Labor and Administrative Laws, Anna Malai University 1984

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Interpersonal Organizational Dynamics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Leadership Excellence
  • Becoming a Leader

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Head of Executive MBA Program, XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Regional Engineering College (NITT), Tiruchirapalli, India 
  • Visiting Professor at University of Wollongong, Australia, XLRI Jamshedpur, India, Champlain College, USA, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, University of Paisley, UK, e-TQM College, UAE, University of British Columbia, Canada, South Eastern University, USA, Baker College, USA and University of Bellevue, USA

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  • Philadelphia Consulting Group
  • Modi Xerox 
  • Business Development, TNT Worldwide 
  • Freelance Consultant (Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Organizational Development & HR and Executive Development Programs) for many leading global companies and governments

Research & publications

  • Keynote Speaker: “Science of Happiness – the Neural links” Management Development Conference, Dubai (March 2010) 
  • Keynote Speaker: “Management Trends in the New Millennium” Annual Conference of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce, Port Louis (June 2008) 
  • “World class People Practices” Middle East HR Conference, UAE (November 2007) 
  • “Innovation in HR Practices-Lessons from the corporate world” International Conference on Management, New York (2006) 
  • “Knowledge Management in the New Economy-Challenges and Opportunities” Institute of Chartered Accountants, Abu Dhabi chapter (2006) 
  • “Business Education – New Paradigms, New Challenges” Annual Conference, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICCI), Singapore (2006) 
  • “Consumer Trends for the New Millennium” International Symposium of Advertising Professionals, Toronto (2005) 
  • “From Good to Great – Lessons for Corporates” Annual Conference of Chartered Accountants, Dubai Chapter (2005) 
  • “Customer Service Excellence” International Conference on Medical Insurance in Dubai (2001) 
  • “Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Corporates” Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (1994) 

Conferences & workshops

  • Presented keynote address on "The Flipside – A Different Way of looking at Markets and Marketers" at the 2012 Annual Commercial Meeting organized by Airarabia, on 14 April, 2012 
  • Invited for an exclusive presentation on "Happiness in Action-Lessons from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology" by Procter & Gamble (P&G) MENA and South Asia Regional office on 18 April 2012 
  • Changing Times, Changing Strategies: Keynote speaker on “Creativity & Innovation – Keys to Survival in Changing Times” at the Annual Marketing Conference organized by Paradeep Phosphates, India on 24-25 March, 2012

Memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM) 
  • CEO Club International 
  • Indian Business Professionals Club (IBPC) 
  • Dubai Human Resources Forum (DHRF) 

Awards & recognition

  • Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, Junior Chamber International 
  • Judged the “Best Faculty” in different Teaching and Training Assignments globally