Amir M. Sharif PhD, BEng (Hons), FRSA, FInstLM, MCMI, AffCILT

Amir SharifProfessor Amir M. Sharif (PhD, BEng (Hons), FRSA, FInstLM, MCMI, AffCILT) is currently Head of Brunel Business School (acting) and is Professor of Operations Management. Amir’s responsibilities include: all aspects of academic management and delivery within and across the School, and is currently spearheading undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment and retention, as part of the School’s wider strategic employability goals.

Alongside his academic background, Amir has had extensive industry experience within the professional and financial services sector working and consulting for companies such as JPMorgan, UBS, KPMG and Sony. He has worked with executives and senior managers globally including Europe, MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa and the GCC.

Amir is research active and has published many academic and management articles in the subject areas of knowledge management, decision-making, operations and supply chain management, information systems, as well as having interests in general management and leadership, electronic government, humanitarian logistics, microfinance, gamification and financial services.

Amir has extensive teaching experience at all levels from undergraduate through to MBA, PhD and executive education and continues to regularly teach at MBA and MSc level, within his own subject area as well as in terms of general leadership development and strategic planning. As such he continues to be an external examiner and has validated a number of MBA and MA programmes at leading UK universities as well as overseas.

Amir has also been a member of the organising committee of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) annual conference for Deans and Directors of MBA Programmes since 2011. He continues to be a research grant reviewer for numerous national and international funding bodies such as the British Academy, British Council, Czech Research Foundation (CRF), the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Union (EU), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Natural and National Science Foundation of China (NNSFC), and the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF).

Type: Subject Matter Experts