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CHRISTOPHER ABRAHAM

Professor and Head of Campus (Dubai)

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Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Regional Engineering College, India (1986)
  • Masters in Human Resource Management, Bharathidasan University, India (1984)
  • Masters in Labour and Administrative Laws, Annamalai University, India (1984)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT / STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Interpersonal Organisational Dynamics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Leadership Excellence
  • Becoming a Leader
EXPERIENCE

Academic experience

  • Head of Executive MBA Program, XLRI, India
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Regional Engineering College (NITT), India
  • Visiting Professor at University of Wollongong, Australia; XLRI, 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, Organisational Development & HR, and Executive Development Programs) for many leading global companies and governments
  • Presented the keynote address on "The Flipside – A Different Way of looking at Markets and Marketers" at the 2012 Annual Commercial Meeting organised by Airarabia, on April 14, 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 April 18, 2012
  • Changing Times, Changing Strategies: Keynote speaker on “Creativity & Innovation – Keys to Survival in Changing Times” at the Annual Marketing Conference organised by Paradeep Phosphates, India on March 24-25, 2012
  • 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, Mauritius (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, USA (2006)
  • “Knowledge Management in the New Economy – Challenges and Opportunities” Institute of Chartered Accountants, Abu Dhabi Chapter, UAE (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, Canada (2005)
  • “From Good to Great – Lessons for Corporates” Annual Conference of Chartered Accountants, Dubai Chapter, UAE (2005)
  • “Customer Service Excellence” International Conference on Medical Insurance in Dubai, UAE (2001)
  • “Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Corporates” Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (1994)

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