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Imran Zawwar
Regional Director (Middle East) at Cranfield University


Dr Imran Zawwar is an executive development strategist with experience in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Australia. He is an Ex-military officer, and prior to his role with Cranfield, he was Director Executive Development Programmes and Head of Research at Madinah Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE) Saudi Arabia, where he led several executive and corporate development engagements/programmes.

Imran's current research focuses on the strategic interaction between technological innovation and the role entrepreneurs and freelancers play in helping the countries to catch-up with the developed world. His teaching, research and consulting interests include business strategy, entrepreneurial scale-ups and business model innovation.

As part of his role at Cranfield Imran leads the Executive Development Programmes portfolio in the Middle East as a Regional Director. He has worked on more than 200 client projects helping different organisations with their business needs.

Imran holds MBA with two Academic Gold Medals; MS in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, USA with Highest Academic Distinction and a PhD in Entrepreneurial Economics from Cranfield School of Management, UK.

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  • Use of AI & Data in Talent Identification and Development