Dima Rachid Jamali

Dean, University of Sharjah

Dima Jamali is currently serving as Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah, UAE.  She was elected in 2018 as Member of the Lebanese Parliament and assumed the role of the Chair of the Sustainability Parliamentary Committee.  She suspended her parliamentary activities following the horrific Beirut Explosion on August 4, 2020.

Dr. Jamali recently made it to the Stanford list of the top 2% scientists and researchers globally being recognized as a unique and highly ranked talent in her field. She is the winner of the 2016 National Council for Scientific Research Excellence Award, and the 2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, dubbed by the Financial Times as “the Oscars of the Business School World” for pioneering faculty who are at the cutting edge of teaching and scholarship in their field.  She is also winner of the Shield of Excellence for the Arab Region and designated as Personality of the Year for CSR by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in 2015.   She is also winner of the 2010 Shoman Prize for best young Arab researcher, which recognizes distinctive scientific works that contribute to addressing priority issues at the local, regional and international levels. In 2013, Dr. Jamali was selected for the Eisenhower Fellows Program, joining a global network of leading professionals committed to collaborate for a more prosperous, just and peaceful world; she was also selected in 2007 for the British Academy of Management Fellowship for South Asia and the Middle East which identifies and supports scholars with exceptional potential and trajectory from the Middle East.  Dr. Jamali is also winner of the AUB Teaching Excellence Award in 2006, which recognizes outstanding educators from across the AUB campus.