MBA (International Business), American InterContinental University, London, UK
Postgraduate diploma (Management Research), University of Bradford, England, UK
Graduate Human Resources Management Certificate, University of Phoenix, USA
Higher National Diploma (Accounts and Finance), Polytechnic of North London, UK
Raj was born in Nairobi, Kenya, is of Indian origin, and was educated and raised in London where he lived for 25 years, before making Dubai his home in 1999. He was appointed Associate Dean - Operations and Administration, School of Business Administration at AUD in 2012.
He began his professional career in the mid 1980’s working in the banking sector in London, before moving to retail, where he held several management roles in the late 1980’s. His love for the academic environment began in 1990 when he joined the American College in London and he has remained in academia ever since. Prior to his current position at AUD, he was Director of the University of Phoenix’s Dubai Student Service Center for five years.
This is Raj’s second stint at AUD; he was AUD’s first Human Resources Director and distinguished himself in that position for nearly eight years (1999-2007). Effectively, Raj created the HR Department and put in place the systems, databases and operating procedures that established that department as a linchpin between academic and administrative management at all stages and levels of HR management. Besides his role as HR Director, Raj also taught various courses as an adjunct faculty member.
Raj recently had an article featured in the augural edition of QS Showcase- MEA (2011) entitled “Role and Challenges of Online Education in the Middle East” - www.qsshowcase.com/mea/ebook (p. 39-40) and was a panelist at the “Does online education deliver” education forum hosted by Dubai International Academic City (November 2011).
While Raj enjoys all sports – his passion is soccer, and he has been an ardent fan of Chelsea FC since 1974.