Program Advisory Board


A College Advisory Board (CAB), formerly referred to as Business Advisory Council (BAC), is a group of corporate, academic and professional leaders who are dynamic and result-driven. They are committed to support UD’s academic and non-academic programs. In the process, CAB affiliates would also benefit, thus there is a mutual win-win for both UD and CAB.


The CAB is a reflection of the College’s dedication to establish and maintain partnerships with the business community to expand the horizon of quality management education in the UAE in particular and Middle East Africa and Asia Region in general. The mission is served through the following:

  • Periodically align UD curriculum (both undergraduate and graduate) to be relevant and current to the industry through innovation.
  • Promote UD Centre of Research and Consultancy (CRC) activities with focus on:
    • Impact to the community by engaging them in various initiatives
    • Generate revenue to the UD-CRC and CAB affiliates
    • Build quality reputation to UD and CAB affiliates
  • Support UD’s non-academic programs delivered through Centre for Executive Development (CED)

Members of the Program Advisory Board

  Name Position Organization

Dr. Kumar Prasoon

Group Chief Information Officer (CIO

Al Safeer Group


Dr. Syed Al Gilani

Director, Strategy & Excellence

Dubai Maritime


Mr. Karim Seifeddine

Vice-President, Citi Group, MENA region



Ms. Geetu Ahuja

Head, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Gulf Cooperation Council Region

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


Mr. Wissam Kadi

MENA Regional Lead



Mr. Brad Boyson

Executive Director, SHRM-MEA



Dr. James Stone

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Panel Chair

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

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