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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

Personal profile

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

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


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

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

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.

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