Welcome to EIC, the BOUTIQUE higher education institution!
What does “boutique” concept mean? Boutique concept has emerged first in hotel industry when small hotels decided to differentiate themselves from big hotels through a trendy and customized service.
At EIC we were inspired by this concept and we deliberately opted to be a small higher education institution. This choice is anchored in our belief that our success does not depend on the number of students that we have. What matters for us is the quality of education to be delivered to our students.
EIC offers a customized learning experience, qualified and passionate faculty members, small class size, cozy facilities, dedicated staff, and courses linking theory and practice. All these ingredients mixed together will enable you to acquire the skills and knowledge as well as the needed soft-skills that will enhance your future professional career.
If you decide to study at EIC, we commit to provide you assistance and care in order to facilitate the achievement of your objectives of personal development and of being a responsible citizen who will contribute to the prosperity of your nation’s economy.
EIC family is waiting for your visit to share with you our passion about education!
Professor Thouraya LABBEN, Ph.D.
Dr. Rafika Ben Guirat is an Associate Professor holding a PHD in Management/Marketing from IAE de France (Instituts d’Administration et d’Entreprises), Universite Rennes I with 20 years experience of teaching and supervising thesis in reputable universities between UAE, France and Tunisia.
Dr. Rafika Ben Guirat has held multiple positions IE & QA Director, MBA/BBA Programs Director to Business development and Marketing intelligence Director as well Executive Member in different Committees Accreditation, Assurance of Learning, Partnerships, MBA and Ph.D. She has many areas of expertise such as Institutional effectiveness, Assurance of learning, developing new programs and creating Industries’ partnerships.
Dr. Rafika Ben Guirat is a confirmed reviewer in the editorial team of Independent Journal of Management & Production researches As a researcher, she has many interests in Gender ideologies with being the author of the only and first Measurement Scale of gender ideologies for Arab women, with parallel interest in analysis methods via Partial least square PLS and AMOS in Neuro-Marketing, Marketing and scents, with various publications in books “ Global Consumer behavior” and journals with impact factor. Publications range from "Gender studies" to “Impact of Neuro-marketing on consumers emotional responses” .
Dr. Rafika Ben Guirat is also consultant & Mentor in Business/ Marketing for different Organizations in UAE, France, Italy and Tunisia in different fields as Education, Oil and Gas and Foods’ Industries. She is very active in Gender studies and projects, innovation and entrepreneurship by contributing as a volunteer in different well-known organizations: Mentor in Womena, Member of ArabWomen Council, Member of AmCham Abu Dhabi, Member of Women in Business, volunteer for different associations of special needs.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Quality Assurance at European International College
Lakshmi C Radhakrishnan is Acting Program Director for Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor of Business at the European International Abudhabi. She is a passionate learning facilitator and an active researcher who aims at transforming learning experiences through pedagogy improvements enhancing deeper learning among students.
Dr. Lakshmi is also an internationally published fiction author, who believes students if taught the way they could recollect and reflect learning, can be better performers even if it calls for innovative teaching strategies like concept-story, experience mapping with concepts and theoretical reflection into case-based learning.
She is a Master in Business Administration specialized in human Resource Management and Marketing and holds a PhD in Business Administration. Her area of research includes Job-Stress Management and Corporate Spirituality. She is also a certifies specialist in Higher Education Pedagogy from Harvard in guidance with Derek Bok Centre for Teaching. Her expertise is in curriculum planning and development, effective alignment of course outcomes to assessments and classroom management creating active learning experience in globally diverse student community apart from efficient advising and career support.Dr.Lakshmi is a change maker and trend setter who can promise a much more interactive and entertaining learning atmosphere at EIC.
In addition to writing works of area taught and fiction, Dr.Lakshmi is committed to exploring alternative and experimental methods of infusing QFEmirates framework into course delivery and assessments as a measure to align the education system in the institution with the Vision of UAE 2021 of Quality education to every citizen.
Charl Reze (Chef Islam) is a Chef and Culinary Arts Faculty who works with Students, Industry Professionals and aspiring cooks to unlock their food passion human-to-human. After spending almost 2 and a half decades working globally in some truly awesome establishments Chef Islam believes food has to be the ultimate human experience, it’s not about mastering the technique but how well you connecting with the heartbeat of the people and how you communicate the pleasure of food to them. Charl has worked at Award Winnings International Restaurants in Cape Town , London, Algiers and Dubai as well as Chef Patisserie to the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. Charl is trained in HACCP, COSHH and relevant Food Production and Food Service Management. Charl holds a Bachelor of Science in International Culinary Arts from the University of West London.
Dr.Sugandha is a seasoned academician with a persistent passion for continuous learning. She is working with EIC in the capacity of Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator. She possesses the rich experience of more than 11 years in academics, research & training. Dr.Sugandha has strong interpersonal and leadership qualities with excellent presentation skills. Her PhD was in the field of Marketing . Her interest majorly lies in the area of Marketing and Economics as she has successfully completed her double masters i.e. MBA and MA (Economics). Along with this, she has completed many certification courses from internationally renowned universities like the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the North-western University, USA, Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania and the National University of Singapore etc. As an Academician, she always practices innovative class activities by using interactive technology to enhance analytical ability of students and to ensure active student participation in the learning process.
She has to her credit more than nine publications in refereed International/National Journals . She has also attended various National & International conferences/ seminars and presented research papers . She is the member of International Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management & Applied Science (IJLTEMAS). She is dynamically heading the Academic Research and Professional Development Committee of EIC. Keeping her journey to contribute to the area of research, she has recently got one of her research papers based on the theme of human resource challenges accepted in an International journal. Currently she is working on a research paper on the theme of employees’ happiness at their workplaces.
In addition to the academic activities, she has actively looking after various administrative activities like contributing to the relicensing tasks and activities, internship coordination and consultation etc. She is also involved in organising field trips, case study competitions, workshops and seminars for the students towards her commitment to provide differentiated leaning exposure and ensuring their professional development. She is also the active member of Curriculum review committee and member of Program advisory committee of EIC. She has effectively and efficiently contributed in the orientation programs, management development programs, convocation ceremony, editorial board and management fest with her previous ventures. Considering her efforts and contributions towards adding value to the college, she has been promoted to the post of Associate Professor in her previous college in India.
Ernest Beryl Baltazar, Faculty and Head of the Outreach and Partnership Committee of European International College (EIC), has been in the field of education for 17 years. He has taught Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs in university, college and academy in UAE, Kingdom of Bahrain and Philippines. His specializations are accounting and business administration. He conducted training programs of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry UK (LCCI), Institute of Commercial Management UK (ICM) and Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC).
Ernest served as an Internal Verifier of the BTEC Program in one of the colleges in Fujairah and Editorial Board of International Journal of Applied and Behavioral Sciences (IJABS) in India. In addition, he worked as a Market Risk Analyst at the Head Office of Metrobank- the second largest bank in the Philippines.
Ernest has been awarded certifications on module 9 and 9A after successfully completing the examination for Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services of Singapore College of Insurance.
Ernest holds degree in Masters of Business Administration from Lyceum Northwestern University, Philippines where he also earned units in Doctor of Business Administration.
Name: Mr. Mohammed Al Dhaheri
Position: Supporting organizations on the path of excellence at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Mr. Mohammed Al Dhaheri is a diligent learner, and he likes to effectively implement what he learns and benefits others from it. He is currently pursuing DBA studies (Swiss Business School – Switzerland).
Mr. Mohammed Al Dhaheri is specialized in different areas e.g. Eastern Region Development Committee-Working Team member, Certified Enterprise Architect, Certified Balanced Scorecard Practitioner, Certified European Excellence Assessor, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award-Senior Assessor, Dubai Quality Award-Senior Assessor, Founding member of Emirates Quality Association, Monitoring and Evaluation for Results-Based Decision Making (2010).
Name: Mr. Majed Al Marzouqi
Position: Manager of Financial Services at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Majed Al Marzouqi has been in this field for approx. 15 years with variance of leading financial institutes (FAB "NBAD" & Emirates Bank Group). He is currently occupied a role of Financial Service Manager in Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange - ADX. He is looking after the financial services aspect in order to follow the organization path in line with Abu Dhabi vision. He handled different distribution channels across the region in United Arab Emirates with full of success & remarkable records.
Majed's is having a rich experience in Banking & Financial Sectors that allows him to have the ability to maintain the flexibility of communicating with different sectors with a different approach which gave him the privilege to close the deal positively.
Al Marzouqi went through too many challenges and had gained an excellent experience from those leading & repute organizations which has driven him to be one of the high-quality standards of employee that can be relied on. In addition, he is well connected person and having lots of business opportunities Locally & Globally (MENA, Europe, Africa & US).
Name: Ms Dareen Khayyat-Zoughbi
Position: Director GE Healthcare Partners
Board Member, AmCham Abu Dhabi. Chair, Healthcare Committee. Chairperson, Women in Business.
Dareen Zoughbi is a Director GE Healthcare Partners, Middle East Region. Prior to joining GE, she led the healthcare consultancy practice at Nadereen Consultancy based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
With more than 14 years of professional experience, Dareen’s expertise include strategy, business development, operational due diligence, large scale project management, asset performance management, and investment advisory.
Dareen is currently a member of the Board of Directors at AmCham Abu Dhabi and Chairs the Healthcare Committee and a Member of the Board of Trustees for the European International College. She holds an MBA degree from Manchester Business School (UK- distinction) and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Manchester (USA).
Name: Mr. Ahmed Al Yafei
Position: Founder Art Hub
Mr. Ahmed Al Yafei is the owner and founder of “Art Hub” http://www.adah.ae/ which is the first artist community to be established in the United Arab Emirates. It focuses on emerging and established visual artists from across the world, Abu Dhabi Art Hub serves as a platform for interaction and cross-cultural artistic exchanges between national, regional and international artists.
Mr. Ahmed AL Yafei, has an engineering background. He is graduated from Tr-University – USA. His passion for Art made him become one of leading figure of Art Promotion within UAE.
Name: Mr. Kamel Zayati
Position: COO Pomme de Pain – Middle East
Sami Zayati is the Area Sales Manager – Middle East & Africa at the Dubai-based regional office of Maserati S.p.A. He holds a BSc. in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah, and an MBA from the distinguished University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
With 6 years invested in the automotive industry, Sami has gained significant experience in leading automotive manufacturers such as Nissan and Maserati, namely in the Middle East and Africa. He began his automotive career in Marketing but later shifted into the Sales aspect of the business to be directly involved with business development and growth. Today, he is directly responsible for markets such as the UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and South Africa.
Sami’s academic and professional backgrounds contributed in him becoming a major advocate of Leadership, Innovation, and Change Management for strategic decision-making, especially in today’s highly dynamic global environment.
Name: Mr. Adel Manai
Position: Department Head at Majid Al Futtaim Retail (Carrefour)
Mr. Adel Manai has been for more than 16 years in Retail industry, 14 years of experience were with Majid Al Futtaim Retail (Carrefour). He is so proud of the achievements within his company: 2 opening stores as DH, 2 remodeling of big stores. The main achievement is coaching people and lead them positively to the company view and goals.
Name: Mr. Joao Aguiar
Position: GateGourmet – Private Aviation Catering – Abu Dhabi
Joao is a veteran of our industry, with over 30 years experience in Hotel Management, Hospitality, Airine Catering & Aviation Services. Graduated from Hotel & Management School Estoril – Portugal, Joao’s career saw him in several senior positions, with Marriott International; THF Airport Services – Alpha; Royal Jordanian where he was responsible for Europe & North America Catering Services, based in Vienna - Austria; Bahrain Airport Services – Gulf Air, as General Manager Catering Services and finally Gate Gourmet.
Along the years Joao worked and managed busness units in Portugal; Spain; Vienna; Amman; Bahrain; India and now Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen Executive Airport, where in 2012, opened «executive gourmet by Gategourmet.
Name: Mr. Qusssay Abdul Wahab Khalifa Fund - Abu Dhabi
Qussay Abdul Wahab, 41 years old, an Iraqi-Canadian citizen with over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in gastronomy, information technology, supply chain management and SME advisory. During his MBA studies, Qussay decided to join the corporate world and started with Injazat Data Systems, an IT outsourcing company, as a business consultant. A year and a half later, in 2008, he joined Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development as a business counsellor assisting UAE Nationals in their start-up ventures.
At his current position as an Entrepreneurship Development Manager, Qussay has supported over 150 Emirati-based projects and initiated several strategic initiatives such as the Kitchen Incubator, e-Knowledge platform, Agribusiness (Poultry & Hydroponics – Zaarie Program), and awareness campaigns (AKOUN, Technopreneurship).
In the past, Qussay has successfully executed various business ventures as an entrepreneur. He is dedicated and client-focused. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Concordia University, Montreal, Qc, Canada and was awarded an MBA degree in Strategic Management from the University of Strathclyde, Abu-Dhabi, UAE in 2010.
Name: Mr. Osman AlNajjar Strategy
Position: Performance and Management Advisory Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Management professional with an extensive experience and background in public and private sectors, specialized in (i) Strategy, (ii) Business Planning, (iii) Performance Management, (iv) Business Processes Improvement, (v) Change Management, (vi) Risk Management, and (vii) Sustainability.
Managed and undertook a wide range of projects and special tasks in different roles among different functions and industries. Believes in continuous learning and education through ongoing development of skills, abilities and knowledge.
Name: Salah AL Rajhi
Position: General Manager Advanced Integrated Services - Bin Butti International Holding
More than 15 years of experience in hotel management (Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, and Spain). He worked for international hotel brands and resorts (Iberotel, Riu, Sprintours and Yadis). Than he moved to another sector: catering and facilities management. He worked first as Business Development Director at the French Company SODEXO. Currently he is the General Manager of Advanced Integrated Services (Abu Dhabi).
Mr. Salah holds Master Degree in International Hospitality Management from VATEL (France) and he speaks fluently 7 languages.
Name: Salem Ahmed
Position: Managing Director, DC Communication
Ms. Salem Ahmed is a young Emirati who has several experiences in Marketing and Event Management in UAE. In addition, he was member of ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council) where he was responsible of Marketing and Event planning. During this period, he was acquainted with education sector in UAE.
With innate spirit of entrepreneurship, he currently owns a company, where he is also the Managing Director. The company is DC Communications (TwoFour54) specialized in marketing, communication and event management. Ms. Salem Ahmed is graduated from Edith Cowan University (Western Australia).
Name: Ms. Tarsila Fercher Geis
Position: Cézar Ritz Colleges, Switzerland
Tarsila Fercher Geis, Director of Business Development and Partnerships. The programs offered at César Ritz Colleges are based on the philosophy of César Ritz, founder of the famous Ritz-Paris hotel, who is widely recognized as the pioneer of luxury hotels. With hard work, innovation, flair and a touch of class, César Ritz accomplished an unprecedented career in the hospitality industry and rose to legendary status. It is his tradition of luxury, excellence and service that created the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world, setting the foundation for our international Swiss hotel management school. Bachelor students can choose to start their studies at our Swiss hotel school in French-speaking Le Bouveret or German-speaking Lucerne. By studying and living in different regions, students can discover the diverse aspects of the famous Swiss hospitality culture, through their Swiss journey.