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Khaldoun Dia-Eddine

Khaldoun Dia-Eddine

Khaldoun Dia-Eddine

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for Global Competitiveness
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 15

Work at ZHAW

Management role

Head of Research/Focus Area, Desk for Middle East and Africa Business

Position at the ZHAW

• Senior Lecturer in Bachelor and Master Courses for International Business, International Negotiation, Doing Business in the Middle East, and "War, Economics and Business", Islamic Finance
• Consultant and expert for the development and implementation of internationalization strategies, Development of companies in Middle-East, multidisciplinary and multicultural projects, Islamic Finance
• Research activities

Activities in further education:
• IEMBA: Emerging markets, International Negotiation, Communication and Public Speaking
• MAS BA: Emerging Markets
• CAS international HR: HR in Middle East
• Tailor made courses: Swiss Police and Security Corps, Swiss Tourism, Angola future leaders
• CAS Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy
• Business Skills Training – The Middle East

Professional development teaching

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

• Internationalization in Unstable Countries
• Islamic Finance and Financial Crisis
• Vocational Training and Unemployment in Arab World
• Multicultural Negotiations
• Integration of Muslims and Arabs in Switzerland


Professional milestones

• Focus point: International Negotiations, International Business, Doing Business in Middle-East, Emerging markets, Islamic Finance, Cross cultural management, non-profit organization

6 years development engineer for HW and SW development in telecom business
3 years sales supporter of supervisory control systems
10 years Executive Manager in Switzerland and worldwide for industrial, telecom and finance industries
5 years project manager for organization development of a world insurance company
5 years independent consultant and management coach
since 2009 full time Senior lecturer at ZHAW

Educational background

M.Sc. El. Eng.
MBA Int. Business
Swiss Federal Diploma for adult education
Certified Integral Business Coach

• French
• Arabic
• English
• German
• Italian
• Spanish
• Albanian

Membership of networks


Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
  • Dia-Eddine, Khaldoun,


    Experiencing digital storytelling



    Yülek, Murat; Wissema, Johan G., eds.,

    Towards third generation learning and teaching : contours of the new learning.


    Anthem Press.

  • Hemissi, Omar; Dia-Eddine, Khaldoun,


    Islam and conscious capitalism



    Dion, Michel; Pava, Moses, eds.,

    The spirit of conscious capitalism : contributions of world religions and spiritualities.



    pp. 273-292.

    Ethical Economy. Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy ; 63.

    Available from:

Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts