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Khaldoun Dia-Eddine

Khaldoun Dia-Eddine
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for European Business & Affairs
Stadthausstrasse 14
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 15

Personal profile

Management role

Head of Centre, Center 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: Cross Cultural Excellence
• Business Skills Training – The Middle East: International Project Management in the Middle East
• Business Skills Training – The Middle East: Islamic Finance for Wealth Management


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: Corporate and Business Development, International Negotiations, International Business, Strategic and Marketing Management, 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

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