PhD MSc BEng PgCert SFHEA FAIQS FCIOB MLSEA MEFMA-CEO, KHC President, KIC
Dr. Assem Al-Hajj is the Khawarizmi Holding Company CEO and Khawarizmi International College President, an experienced international leader with 28-year career spanning the UK, Africa and the MENA region. A Civil Engineering graduate from the Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, and Masters and PhD degrees in Construction Management and Economics from UK. He was the VP for Academic Affairs and Development at Applied Science University in Bahrain (2015-2018). Prior to that he established the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai Campus and was the Academic Head for nine years (2006-2015). Dr Al-Hajj, also worked at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and Nigeria. He is an experienced trainer for engineers and executives particularly in the Construction and Oil and Gas industries. He is A Senior Fellow of HEA (UK), a Fellow of CIOB, and AIQS. In 2012-14, Dr. Al-Hajj was selected by The FM Middle East magazine as one of the 50 most influential professionals in the Facilities Management Industry in the Middle East. Winner of MBM Research and Teaching Award at AIQS 2013 Infinite Value Awards, Australia. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 research publications.