Applied Science University (ASU), Bahrain
London South Bank University (LSBU), UK
24 - 25 November 2019
Kingdom of Bahrain
The Grove Hotel & Conference Centre
Professor David Phoenix, PhD,
Conference Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker
Professor David Andrew Phoenix is the Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and CEO of LSBU Group. In addition to being the accountable officer for the University he is accountable Officer for South bank Colleges and Principle Accounting Officer for South Bank Academies. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) for his contribution to medical research and education and recognized as an Academician by the Academy of Social Sciences for his work in areas linked to educational policy. He is a Director of Universities UK and the elected lead for funding policy. In 2015 the Prime Minister appointed him as a trustee of the Science Museum Group where he remains as Deputy Chair. He is also a Director of the National Centre for Universities and Business. With over 250 publications, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Society of Biology, The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, and the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2010 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to Science and Higher Education, and appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2015. Prof Phoenix has worked extensively overseas, developing and leading on an overseas campus in Cyprus and a research institute in China. He was awarded an individual Excellence award by China’s Vice Premier in 2014 and in 2016 was given the national Friendship Award (China) by the Premier for his outstanding contribution to the country’s economic and social development.
Professor Paul Ivey, PhD,
Conference Chair and Keynote Speaker
Professor Paul Ivey is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Business Officer at London South Bank University. He has group responsibility for Innovation; specifically campus development, income diversification, and global delivery. Educated at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Paul began his career as an engineering apprentice and as a certificated sea-going marine engineer. He then studied at the University of Sussex, awarded BSc Engineering and Applied Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. After working as an aerospace design engineer in the US, Paul returned to the UK to research aero-engine thermo-fluid-mechanics: subsequently he authored over one hundred publications in journals, conferences and book chapters; initiated / supervised twenty-five Doctoral research projects; secured research contracts worth £13.5M and two aero-engine anti-icing patents. His work has contributed to the design of internal air systems of GE and Rolls-Royce aero-engines, HP Compressor blades for the RR Trent engine family, and smart sensor gas turbine diagnostic systems. For these contributions he was awarded the title Professor of Turbomachinery. Prof Paul has been Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, Professor at Cranfield University, Head of School at the University of Hertfordshire, Executive Dean at Coventry University and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University. He was also elected County Councillor and twice selected as a Westminster Parliamentary Candidate. He is chair of the University of London’s military education committee, honorary fellow of the Jordanian Royal Scientific Society, governor at the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai and named ‘Individual of the Year’ by the Chinese Hanban.
Professor Charles Egbu, PhD,
Gala Dinner Speaker
Professor Charles Egbu is President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education & Experience) at the University of East London, UK. He was formerly the Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, UK, where he held the Chair in Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction. He has also held academic posts at University College London (UCL), University of Salford, Leeds Metropolitan University, and Glasgow Caledonian University. His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours]. His Doctorate was obtained from the University of Salford, UK, in the area of Construction Project Management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was until 2014 a Director and member of the Board of Trustees for the Association for Project Management (APM), and Chairman of the Professional Standards and Knowledge (PS&K) committee of the Association for Project Management. He was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Constructors in May 2017 and received the Freedom of the City of London in 2017.
He has over 25 years of experience in the Higher Education sector. He has lectured, nationally and internationally, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas such as sustainable development, resilient communities, construction economics, contract procurement, project management, construction management, and Innovation & knowledge management in complex environments. He has also developed several education and training programmes for the construction industry and construction organisations. He is an author of 12 books in Project Management, Construction Management, Knowledge Management, and Sustainable Development. He has managed several large multi-disciplinary research projects as Principal Investigator and led a number of successful Research Centres. He was formerly a Member of the Peer Review College of the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) and a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He also sits on many Editorial Boards, and National and International Scientific Committees to do with research in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. He was the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM: 2010 – 2012). He is a Visiting Professor to a number of Universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has supervised over 30 PhD students and examined over 80 PhD candidates world-wide; and has acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world. He has contributed over 350 publications in various international journals and conferences and has hosted, chaired and spoken at many conferences in his areas of expertise. In addition, he has chaired many industry and government committees to do with the built and natural environments, and produced many practitioner-based reports, policy and guidance documents.
Professor Amr Ezzat Salama, PhD,
Conference Honorary Guest
Professor Amr Ezzat Salama is the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities and a Professor of Structural Engineering in Helwan University, Egypt. In addition, he was the Counselor of The American University in Cairo. He was the focal point between the Egyptian Authorities and AUC Administration. Prof Amr maintained excellent contacts with ministries, Egyptian universities and the Supreme Council of Universities to develop good relations with AUC and help implement the accreditation process for all AUC academic degrees. Also he is the Former Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt. He was also the Former member of the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament of Egypt) and head of its housing committee. Prof Amr is the Chairman of the Management Engineering Society and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the President of the Executive Bureau of 57357 Foundation (Children Cancer Hospital). In addition, Prof Amr is the Chairman of the Council of Housing and Building of Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. Formerly, he served as Chairman of the Housing and Building National Research Centre and President of Helwan University.
Ms Ruqaya Mohsin,
Ms Ruqaya Mohsin is currently the Director of Marketing & Public Relations of Applied Science University. In addition to her side activity as a TV presenter at the Ministry of Information Affairs which made her stronger in terms of appearance and presence in media as an Educational Institution. Ms Mohsin, has over 18 years of extensive experience in Media, Public Relations, Marketing Teaching, Research, Banking and Finance. In 2012 she was the Head of Media & Public Relation in the Ministry of Education (MOE) for Project of Skills Bahrain Competition. She was awarded as the best event planner for the competition compared to the 1st and 2nd GCC skills Competition and achieved the highest score in organizing and publicizing the 3rd GCC skills Competition. She served the (MOE) for 11 years as a Senior Teacher for Commercial Studies at high Schools and she was awarded as Employee of the year 2011/2012. Ms Ruqaya, worked for 3 years at Citi Bank Bahrain as a Processor in the Treasury Operation (offshore sector) and in 2001 as a Credit Analyst in Credit Centre. She was honored in her Bachelor in Business Information System from University of Bahrain in 2003. She was also certified in the Digital Marketing (ICDL) in 2018 and CIPR, Charted Institute of Public Relations, UK in 2017.
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