Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board

Meet Our Highly Skilled Mentors

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CEO - Meraj Naem, PhD

As and experienced higher education and business management professional, with more than 20 years of professional experience, Meraj holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Strategic Management and possess sound experience in Business consulting, Higher Education Planning and Quality Assurance along with comprehensive university level academic deliverables.

Dr. Meraj is well versed in delivering workshops and trainings in corporate and higher education domains on a wide range of topics however his well acclaimed areas such as Leadership Excellence, Business Process Reengineering, Strategic Planning, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable Development and Other Strategic Dimensions of an Organization.

Dr. Meraj is a certified CSR Practitioner from CSE (Center for Sustainability and Excellence), and is trained and certified by the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) for Sustainability Reporting. The approach of blending the Professional and Philanthropic aspects, makes the training programs of Dr. Meraj not only unique but also nurture the candidates Ethics and Values.

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Zafar Mueen Nasar, PhD

Professor Zafar Mueen Nasar has a long and distinguished career in research, education, and leadership, spanning over 40 years. He has received an MA and Ph.D. from Kansas State University USA.

His educational background and experience in prestigious positions demonstrate his expertise and leadership in academia. Additionally, his work with international organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and International Monetary Fund highlights his involvement in policy-making and understanding global economic and social issues.

He has held various prestigious positions in the academic sector, such as Vice Chancellor at Punjab University, Dean at American University, and Director of PIDE. Furthermore, he worked on projects with ILO, IMF, UNFPA, UNDP, IFPRI, UNICEF, UNHCR, Johns Hopkins University, and IFC. He has published above 100 scholarly research scripts in journals of internal repute and indexed conference proceedings in addition to supervising 10 Ph.D. scholars.

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Lori Breslow, PhD

Lori Breslow is an internationally recognized expert in teaching and learning in higher education. Her work focuses on pedagogical, curricular, and digital innovations and how they strengthen student learning. She founded the Teaching & Learning Laboratory (TLL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and served as its director until 2015.

As TLL’s director, she designed, implemented, or supervised over 80 studies at MIT on educational change and advancement. She led a collaboration between TLL researchers and researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that produced some of the earliest findings on Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs). That research was presented, for example, at the [US] President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology, the American Education Research Association, and the New American Foundation. As well, it was reported on by The Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education.


Her other research efforts involve how students’ online behaviors and interactions can result in better learning outcomes, the strength of active learning pedagogies, and a current study of MIT Sloan’s MicroMasters in Finance, including employer attitudes towards the MicroMasters credential. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the CMI-Institute, and the Spencer and Davis foundations.

Her articles have been published in Educational Researcher, Computers & Education, the Journal of Science and Technology, and the European Journal of Education, among others. She has edited or contributed book chapters to Strengthening teaching and learning in research universities: Strategies and initiatives for institutional change; Learning analytics in higher education: Current innovations, future potential, and practical applications; Emerging models of learning and teaching in higher education: From books to MOOCs; and The reflective spin: Case studies of teachers in higher education transforming action.

She has contributed to a number of efforts to improve teaching and learning globally, particularly in the STEM disciplines. She served as the co-director of the Teaching for Learning Network, a collaboration between MIT and Cambridge, and consulted on MIT’s partnerships to create Masdar University in Abu Dhabi and the Singapore University of Technology and Design. An approach to curriculum design she developed, called strategic teaching, was the foundation of a national initiative in South Africa. Besides speaking at a number of U.S. and international universities, she has presented at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Times Higher Education Summit, the U.K.’s Royal Academy of Engineering, the Global Human Resources Forum in Seoul, and the New York Times-organized Schools for Tomorrow Symposium.
Dr. Breslow is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She also teaches in TLL’s teaching certificate program, which has educated over 2500 MIT Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates in university-level teaching and learning.
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Marija Ristic, PhD

Dr. Marija Ristic received her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and SHRM-SCP from the Society of Human Resource Management USA.
Her main research interests are management, HRM, leadership, and organizational behavior. She is the author of 50+ research articles, monographs, and reviews published in highly-ranked journals of internal repute and indexed conference proceedings. She is an active member of the Serbian society, Society of Human Resource Management, and Human Resources Capital Institute.
Besides teaching, Dr. Marija has worked as an HR consultant and participated in various projects financed by the Ministry of Education, Science & Technological Development- Serbia and the World Bank. Dr. Ristic is currently an Associate Professor of Management and HRM.

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Mahwish Sindhu, PhD

Mahwish Sindhu is a highly accomplished professional with expertise in management and marketing. She holds MBA, MS, and Ph.D. Degree from University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Malaysia.

She is an active member of world high-ranked societies, including the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), American Marketing Association (AMA), and Academy of Business Management Conferences (ABMC).

Currently serves as Associate Professor of Marketing, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Research in Administrative Sciences, Conference Chair for the Global Conference on Business Management and Social Sciences (GCBMS), and advisory board member for Himalayan Group and Talent Nurtures Educational Institute (TNEI).
Her research interests include data-driven insights related to business management activities and their impact on sustainable competitive business growth. With her knowledge and experience, she has built a strong rapport in corporate and academic sectors alike, making her an invaluable resource for all related matters in the field.

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Gilles Chemla, PhD

Gilles is a Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School and Co-director of Imperial's Centre for Financial Technology.

He is also a research fellow at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, a research fellow at Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a senior research fellow at the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), and a member of the American Finance Association, American Economic Association, Western Finance Association, and European Finance Association. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Empirical Finance.

Gilles holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics, an MSc in economics from the Paris School of Economics, and he is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Prior to joining Imperial, Gilles was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. He has also worked in corporate finance at BNP Paribas, as an independent consultant for a variety of corporate, financial, and governmental institutions and professional and international organisations, and he has served in a wide range of boards.