Mar 03 2013

HEC Paris in Qatar announces appointment of new CEO and Academic Dean

HEC Paris in Qatar announces appointment of new CEO and Academic Dean
Doha, Qatar - March 3, 2013: HEC Paris in Qatar - the region's leading hub for Executive Education, offering a complete portfolio of management programs including the first ever international Executive MBA (EMBA) in Qatar - has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer and Academic Dean Professor Laoucine Kerbache, who begins his duties with immediate effect.

Professor Kerbache holds a PhD (1984), an MSc (1981) and a BSc (1979) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts in the US, and an International Teaching Program Certificate (2005) from IMD-Lausanne, Switzerland.

He previously held the position of Associate Dean, Director of the HEC Paris PhD Program for five years, and he is Full Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has been teaching (Masters, MBA, PhD, and executive programs), researching and consulting in the field of operations management, logistics, and applied quantitative methods for more than 30 years.

He has published numerous papers in international journals and is also the co-author of 'Industrial and Logistic Management: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain' in 2007. Professor Kerbache has extensive teaching experience globally (Africa, Europe, Asia, and MENA regions) and has acted as consultant to many international organisations in designing and implementing programs in newly created business schools and universities worldwide.

The Professor commented: "Naturally I am both honoured and excited to be taking up the position of CEO and Academic Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar. There have been, with no exaggeration, tremendous achievements by my predecessor, Antoine Hyafil, and he's definitely going to be a hard act to follow.

"Nonetheless, in my new position I hope to carry on from where Antoine has left off, to continue with the expansion of HEC Paris in Qatar and to establish the organization as the premier Executive Education institution in the region. It's a challenge I am looking forward to immensely and I know that with the support of the Faculty and Qatar Foundation this vision will become a reality."


HEC Paris in Qatar
HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation in June 2010, bringing world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. Qatar's first international EMBA was launched by HEC Paris in Qatar in February 2011. The HEC Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time program which provides executives with a set of fundamental skills to expand their knowledge and leadership capabilities. The course is taught in English, and is offered in five different locations, including Doha. In addition to the EMBA, HEC Paris in Qatar provides a Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management. The institution also offers non-degree management programs for executives, in the form of open enrolment programs as well as custom-designed programs for individual companies. HEC Paris in Qatar's programs and research activities build corporate competitiveness within the global economy and are fully aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the transformation of Qatar into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy. HEC Paris has been ranked as one of the top Business Schools in Europe since 2006, and was ranked second in the world for Executive Education in 2012.


HEC Paris
A leader in Europe, HEC Paris specializes in management education and research. HEC Paris offers a full, unique range of courses to the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Degrees, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA and Trium Global Executive MBA. Founded in 1881, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 109 professors, 4000 students on its campus (40% of whom are foreign) and over 8500 managers and executives trained in executive education programs each year. HEC Paris has been ranked as one of the top Business Schools in Europe since 2006 and #2 worldwide for Executive Education by the Financial Times. http://www.exed.hec.edu/

Qatar Foundation
Founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on education, scientific research and community development. Under Qatar Foundation 's umbrella are Education City which comprises elite universities, academic and training programmes and Qatar Science and Technology Park which boasts more than 26 world-class companies involved in scientific research and development. Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation also aims to enhance lives through community development initiatives including Doha Debates, Reach out To Asia and Al Jazeera Children's Channel. Joint venture partnerships in the areas of design, ICT, telecommunications, policy studies and event management contribute to fulfilling the objectives of the Qatar Foundation . http://www.qf.org.qa/

Media inquiries:
Salwa Ghorayeb
Account Manager, Action Qatar
Tel: 00974 44361499
Email: salwa.g@actionprgroup.com

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