Majed holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He has over six years of experience in recruitment working for multinational companies and award-winning recruitment firms. In addition, Majed grew up in the US and UAE; therefore, his bilingual skills and experience bridge two different cultures. Being based in Dubai for over a decade, Majed’s expertise also comes with a profound understanding of the GCC.
Majed has been in the front-line in hiring young to senior professionals across Middle Eastern, European, African, and Asian markets. With his vast years of recruiting experience across multiple sectors, Majed gained strong, insightful knowledge and realized that students and young professionals within the Middle East are not given enough guidance during their education life cycle and towards pursuing a career of their choice.
Through his experience, Majed became an expert in unlocking human potential and, therefore, is passionate about allowing people to discover their strengths, talents and motivation.
Eliza is a mental health counselor, a Life coach, and a business psychologist. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial and organizational psychology with a concentration in coaching and consulting from Adler University Chicago, IL. She studied and worked in the United States for the past 7 years, and she currently lives in Dubai. As a mental health counselor, Eliza worked with refugees in camps who were forced to flee their country due to war. Her role as a counselor at the refugee camp was to raise awareness about mental illness, conduct individual and group therapy sessions, and provide adults and young kids with better coping strategies. As a Life coach, Eliza has helped clients set and achieve goals in their personal and professional lives, held them to high standards, and empowered them to live life on their own terms.
Paul brings 40+ years of work experience of which he started as a qualified teacher in the early 1970s and taught in the UK state system for ten years. He has been based overseas since the early 1980s, working with schools, universities, military training colleges and vocational training providers, in both the public and private sectors.
He took a Master of Science degree in the mid-1980s, a US Doctorate in the early 90s and has presented at various international conferences. Subjects covered included second language acquisition, online & blended learning, testing & evaluation, teacher training and educational leadership & management. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and more recently, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He has worked for Aston, Leeds and Southampton Universities in the UK, as well as the RAND Corporation in the USA as Programme Manager for Teacher Training in the Middle East. He has been employed by British Aerospace, the Centre for British Teachers and for the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Cyprus, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Social Media Coordinator
Rana is an honours graduate from the American University of Sharjah and hold’s a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She has a worked in the field of mass communications and assisted editorial work for Abu Dhabi Week and Tempo Magazines. In addition, she PR internship experience with the UN Refugee Agency.
Learning Solutions Manager
Raye comes with 20 years of work experience within the GCC and UK. During the last 10 years, she has been involved in building e-learning courses, training, L&D, program management, staff training, client relationships, and operations. Raye holds a Master’s degree in International HR training from the University of Liverpool and is an IELTS certified examiner.