On December 4th, 2017 Stenden University of Applied Sciences – Qatar (SUAS-Q) held the third meeting of its Industry Advisory Board, which is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Al Faisal Holding. The event took place at the City Centre Rotana Hotel – Doha and was attended by H.E. Sheikh Turki Bin Faisal Al Thani (Board Member of Al Faisal Holding), Mr. Rashid Al Mansoori (Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Stock Exchange), Eng. Abdulla Al Mehshadi, (Chief Executive Officer of Msheireb Properties), Mrs. Amruda Nair (Chief Executive Officer of Aiana Hotels and Resorts), and Mr. Wayne Johnson, Head of Sites and Internationalisation of NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.

The Board members were updated with the latest development at the university through a presentation given by Dr. Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean of SUAS-Q. Mr. Wayne Johnson acquainted the Board with the progress of the merger between NHL and Stenden University – the Netherlands and the new educational approach to be implemented in the future. Mr. Faruk Azad, President of SUAS-Q’s Alumni Association was also invited to share his strategic plans for the alumni body.

The Industry Advisory Board of SUAS-Q meets twice a year to provide its members with an opportunity to share and discuss ideas about the future development of the university. The Board serves as one of the main pillars of the university by supporting it in its strategic planning activities and in the further development of its academic curriculum. The Board also assists SUAS-Q with internship, employment, and sponsorship opportunities for its students and alumni.