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Abu Dhabi University Appoints Professor Christopher Pitelis Dean of College of Business

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 June, 2018 – Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has named Professor Christopher Pitelis the new Dean of the College of Business.

In this role, Professor Pitelis will build on the existing outstanding reputation of the College of Business, and work to ensure that ADU’s graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to thrive in the activities and sectors of the future.  

Speaking on the appointment, Dr Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, said: “As an ambitious College of Business with world leading professional accreditations, it is critical to ensure we have a world-class academician and leader at the helm. In Professor Chris Pitelis, we have found just such a leader.

“He has completed a successful tenure as head of industry partnerships at the Cambridge Judge Business School in the University of Cambridge, and as professor of leading business schools at the University of Bath and in the UK, Europe and Australia, President of Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, a nation-wide organization supporting small and medium sized enterprises, and as Head of Business School at Brunel University London.

Dr Ahmad added: “With impeccable credentials to head our ambitious College of Business, we are confident that under his leadership, Abu Dhabi University will continue to enhance our contribution to realizing the UAE’s vision for progress, now and in the future.”

The College of Business at Abu Dhabi University offers seven undergraduate and 10 postgraduate programs, as well as the highly regarded Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree, across its three campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai. The College’s programs are kept industry relevant and future proof.

ADU’s College of Business is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Less than one percent of business schools across the world boast this dual accreditation.

For his part, Professor Pitelis said: “Having worked at some of the world’s top business schools, I’m impressed both by the achievements and the potential of ADU’s College of Business. I will work closely with our faculty members, students, and relevant stakeholders to ensure the sustained advancement of the college. This is crucial to the development and growth of our students and their future careers, and will enable the College to support industry and public policy to foster sustainable international competitiveness and national prosperity.”

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