Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar is currently Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) as well as Honorary Visiting Fellow in Organization and Information Management at the University of Bradford, UK; Adjunct Professor at the University of Salford, UK; member of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ); and is a Certified International Assessor for the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Awards. He was awarded a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Wales, UK, in 1994.
Dr. Al-Awar has received a number of awards and accolades, most notably the Middle East CEO of the Year Award (2011) for his efforts to promote the knowledge economy and IT; Distinguished Government Employee Award, Dubai Government Excellence Program 2005; Dubai Police Medal (2005); and Certificate of Creativity and Innovation from the General Command of Dubai Police in 2002. Dr. Al-Awar has also held several positions including Director of the College of e-TQM (Total Quality Management) from inception in 2002 until it was transformed into HBMeU in 2009; Founder and Director of Dubai Police Total Quality Management Department from 1998–2006; the first Chairman of the Board of Dubai Quality Group of the government sector in 2001; and Founder of the Public Opinion Survey Center at the General Command of Dubai Police in 2001. Moreover, he has launched many leading initiatives including the Feigenbaum Excellence in Leadership Award in the Arab World (2005); the Joran Chair at HBMeU (2004); Media Quality Award for the Arab World (2004); Virtual Executive Club (2003); and the Dubai Quality Group’s Emirates Business Women Award (2002).
Dr. Al-Awar has published several books (in Arabic) on management and quality, including The Road to “My Vision,” Practical Steps for Achieving “My Vision” in Education, Leadership and Excellence; and the “Facilitating Knowledge” series of publications Institutional Loyalty and Effective Performance; Good Governance between Fairness and Transparency; Managing Knowledge and Performance Effectiveness; and Innovation Management. Dr. Mansoor Al-Awar is also a lecturer and expert in the fields of education and e-learning in particular, in addition to areas of excellence and quality. He has participated in numerous regional and international conferences and seminars on education, quality and excellence.