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Prof Payyazhi Jayashree
Dean, Faculty of Business at University of Wollongong in Dubai


Professor Payyazhi Jayashree, Acting Dean and Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai, is a multiple award winning Academic scholar and practitioner.The University of Wollongong (UOW) is the leading institution in Australia and is ranked in the top 1% Universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey. Dr Jayashree has extensive experience in Academic governance and leadership in a transnational institutional context (UAE and Australia), with a specific focus on quality improvement, risk-management and governance in Education sector. She has led several research teams to achieve the mandate of Leadership, Strategic Change and Innovation. Her collaborators for these projects include key institutions such as UN, Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), Dubai Chamber of Commerce; and Corporate Leaders and CEOS, from global organizations. Dr Jayashree’ s sustained commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal#5 and impactful research in Women and Leadership has led to Global Recognition and substantial Media Coverage, including her research being featured on BBC Minute, besides uptake by prominent publications such as Forbes Middle East along with key Awards such as the ‘Women of Impact’ by UOW, Australia. Dr Jayashree is a Board Member for Water for People, India Trust, an international non-profit, working across nine countries to bring safe water and sanitation for 4 million people. She has consulting and training experience in global institutions, and is a visiting faculty, at leading global institutions such as Indian Institute of Management (IIM), in the core area of Leading Strategic Change. Dr Jayashree is a Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional, awarded by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSCI) and George Washington University College of Professional Studies, USA. Dr Jayashree is also a Certified New Code Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Certified NLP Coach, having been trained and certified by the Co-Creator of NLP and New Code NLP, John Grinder, UK.

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