School of Business Industrial Advisory Board


  • Provide trends and scenarios for the medium-term development of different sectors within industry with respect to;
    • Professional abilities or competencies;
    • Market forces;
    • Structural changes that affect human capital (E.g. forecast skills shortages) in Business.

    The depiction of the trends above is achieved through the development, and subsequent regular revision of graduate attributes and Program-specific knowledge and skills (Management, Marketing, HRM and other majors offered by the School of Business).

  • Provide input and recommendations to the School of Business from an industry perspective as well as supporting the School’s strategic directions in terms of academic programs and partnerships.
  • Review the School of Business curricula and educational objectives to ensure that they meet the industry needs. In addition, identify the strengths, merits, and weaknesses of the current curriculum in the context of the School of Business mission and educational objectives, to create opportunities for enhancement.
  • Provide networking support with business leaders in the community allowing the School of Business to develop strong and enduring partnerships with industry and engagement with key decision makers to ensure consultancy opportunities for faculty and students; internship placements for students and research projects.
  • Provide feedback on internship or employed student’s capabilities and gaps in knowledge to be included as curriculum development.


Internal Members

Dr. Steven Telford

Assistant Professor (Economics), and Head of the Management Department

Marcelle de la Roche

Senior Instructor/Acting Head of Marketing Department

Dr. Dieter Thom

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bashayer Al Khalifa

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bodour Al-Shakhs

Assistant Professor

External Members:

Dr. Abrar Abul

Faculty Member

Kuwait University College of Business Administration

Meshari AlOud

Head of Upstream

ROF Group

Abdulaziz AlTuraiji

Chief Executive Officer

TABCo. Food

Andre Botha

Deputy HR Director

National Bank of Kuwait

Ms. Sahira Al-Mallak

Director Secretarial & Office Administration Institute & NVQ Center

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training

Dr. Manal Al Hasawi

Managing Partner

Thinktank Management Consultants

Mr. Bader Alsubaie


Richards Coffee Bar

Dr. Adel AlWuqayan

Acting Head-Marketing Department

Kuwait University

Ms. Asma Al Mullah

Social Media Executive