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Experts in the field

Access some of the world’s leading thinkers whose cutting-edge research in global business is grounded in real-world practicality.

Niro Sivanathan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Academic focus: Niro’s research broadly centres around decision-making and power and status. He is an award winning teacher of negotiations, decision making and influence.
  • Experience: His research is regularly presented at leading international conferences, and he serves on editorial boards and publishes in top international journals in the field of management and psychology, such as, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Psychological Science. His research has also garnered international press coverage in CNN, Financial Times, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sunday Times and Forbes. He has won numerous awards, including Poets and Quants, “top 40 under 40” – the top 40 business school professors globally, under the age of 40.
  • Key clients: IBM, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Roche, PwC, Sanofi, Vodafone, Mars, Deutsche Bank, A.T. Kearney, Vodafone, Nordea and Sabic.

Margaret Ormiston

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  • Nationality: American/British
  • Academic focus: Margaret is an expert on team design and effectiveness. Her research examines leadership within top management teams as well as small groups in organisations to understand what makes them successful.
  • Experience: Her research has been presented at international conferences and is published in top academic publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Personnel Psychology and Psychological Science. Her work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including Business Week, Fortune, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
  • Key clients: Areva, Deutsche Bank, Oman Oil and Prudential.

Key details

Duration: 4 days
Next start: 19 Nov 2018
Fees: $7,000*
Location: DIFC, Dubai

*All fees currently quoted exclude the new mandatory 5% tax (VAT) that is applicable in the UAE.

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