Stenden University Qatar has announced that Dr. Ivan Ninov has been appointed as Executive Dean, effective 17th of January 2016.
Dr. Ninov was selected after an extensive international search and is joining Stenden University Qatar from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai, where he was an Assistant Dean. Dr. Ninov brings extensive industry and academic knowledge, combined with successful international and regional experience. He holds a PhD degree in Hospitality Administration from Texas Tech University in the US, and a Master of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from the same institution.
At the Emirates Academy Dr. Ninov was responsible for developing the Institutional Effectiveness Programme, the purpose of which was to assure the highest quality in all areas of the university. This programme was recognized as exemplary by UAE’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by various external audits. Dr. Ninov was also involved in the day to day operation of the university and was specifically in charge of directing and managing the MBA programme.
During his welcoming ceremony, Dr. Ninov said: “I am grateful to the Board of Stenden University Qatar for entrusting me with the leadership of this institution and I will do my best to continue and initiate efforts towards making this university one of the premier higher education providers of hospitality management, tourism management, and business management education on a regional and international level. Stenden University Qatar is very well situated to give our students great opportunities for learning, and our location in Doha and the GCC region is vital to our identity and our success as a school”.