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CHRISTOPHER ABRAHAM

Professor and CEO & Head of Dubai Campus
SP Jain School of Global Management

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BIO

Christopher Abraham has three Masters in Business Administration, HRM and Law, and is a PhD scholar in Positive Psychology. A Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford, he has 34 years’ experience in management consulting, marketing and management education in India, Canada, Singapore and the UAE.

He has been a visiting Professor at universities in Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore and UK. Earlier in Dubai, he led the Executive MBA program of XLRI Jamshedpur. His areas of competence are Strategy, Innovation, Neuroscience of Decision Making, Positive Organisational Behaviour, Science of Happiness and Design Thinking.

A 3-time TEDx and keynote speaker, he has successfully presented at several global forums and has conducted many consulting and executive development assignments for global organisations including The World Bank, Governments of Dubai, Sharjah and Nigeria, Emirates Airlines and DHL.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration, Regional Engineering College, India (1986)
  • Masters in Human Resource Management, Bharathidasan University, India (1984)
  • Masters in Labour and Administrative Laws, Annamalai University, India (1984)
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ONLINE COURSE

ILEAD – Impactful Leadership

Develop the skills you need to become a successful leader and decision-maker

Duration: 30 hours

EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Head of Executive MBA Program, XLRI, India
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Regional Engineering College (NITT), India
  • Visiting Professor at University of Wollongong, Australia; XLRI, India; Champlain College, USA; Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE; University of Paisley, UK; e-TQM College, UAE; University of British Columbia, Canada; South Eastern University, USA; Baker College, USA; and University of Bellevue, USA

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

  • Philadelphia Consulting Group
  • Modi Xerox
  • Business Development, TNT Worldwide
  • Freelance Consultant (Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Organisational Development & HR, and Executive Development Programs) for many leading global companies and governments
  • Presented the keynote address on "The Flipside – A Different Way of looking at Markets and Marketers" at the 2012 Annual Commercial Meeting organised by Airarabia, on April 14, 2012
  • Invited for an exclusive presentation on "Happiness in Action – Lessons from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology" by Procter & Gamble (P&G) MENA and South Asia Regional office on April 18, 2012
  • Changing Times, Changing Strategies: Keynote speaker on “Creativity & Innovation – Keys to Survival in Changing Times” at the Annual Marketing Conference organised by Paradeep Phosphates, India on March 24-25, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker: “Science of Happiness – the Neural links” Management Development Conference, Dubai (March 2010)
  • Keynote Speaker: “Management Trends in the New Millennium” Annual Conference of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce, Port Louis, Mauritius (June 2008)
  • “World Class People Practices” Middle East HR Conference, UAE (November 2007)
  • “Innovation in HR Practices – Lessons from the Corporate World” International Conference on Management, New York, USA (2006)
  • “Knowledge Management in the New Economy – Challenges and Opportunities” Institute of Chartered Accountants, Abu Dhabi Chapter, UAE (2006)
  • “Business Education – New Paradigms, New Challenges” Annual Conference, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICCI), Singapore (2006)
  • “Consumer Trends for the New Millennium” International Symposium of Advertising Professionals, Toronto, Canada (2005)
  • “From Good to Great – Lessons for Corporates” Annual Conference of Chartered Accountants, Dubai Chapter, UAE (2005)
  • “Customer Service Excellence” International Conference on Medical Insurance in Dubai, UAE (2001)
  • “Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Corporates” Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (1994)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • CEO Club International
  • Indian Business Professionals Club (IBPC)
  • Dubai Human Resources Forum (DHRF)

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, Junior Chamber International
  • Judged the “Best Faculty” in different Teaching and Training Assignments globally