Dr. Christopher Abraham is a PhD in Business Administration (Design Thinking & Innovation) and has three Post Graduate qualifications in HRM, Business Administration (Marketing), Labor & Administrative Law.
He is a Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), UK. He has thirty-five years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, and management education in India, Singapore and the UAE.
Currently he is the CEO & Head - Dubai campus and Sr. Vice President (Institutional Development)at the S P Jain School of Global Management, a Forbes Top 10, Economist & FT Top 100 ranked Business School, with campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney
Dr. Abraham has been a visiting Professor at many leading universities in Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore and UK. Earlier in Dubai, he headed the Executive MBA Program of XLRI, Jamshedpur, one of Asia’s top business schools.
His areas of competence are Innovation, Design Thinking, Behavioural Design,Neuroscience of Decision Making, Future of Education, Science of Happiness, Leadership, Human Potential, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Strategy.
A much sought after 3 x TEDx and international keynote speaker, he has successfully presented in numerous global forums and has also conducted many consulting and executive development assignments for global organizations, including The World Bank, The Executive Council (Govt. of Dubai), Emirates Airlines, SEWA (Government of Sharjah), Aramex, DHL, P & G, LG, Reckitt & Benkiser, AW Rostamani (Nissan Auto) etc.
Awards & Recognitions
Twice Awarded “Best CEO in the World” in 2018 & 2019, by Indo – UAE Business & Social Forum
Twice winner of the Education Leadership Award – World Leadership Congress 2015 & 2017
Regularly Interviewed in leading TV & Media Channels like CNBC, Dubai Eye, Dubai TV etc.
Regular News Columns and quotes in leading newspapers like Gulf News, Khaleej Times, The National, Times of India, Economic Times, The Hindu, Mumbai Mirror etc.
Positions & Memberships
Honorary Fellow – Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, US
Advisor – RTA Innovation Lab, Government of Dubai
Global Advisory Board Member - World CMO Council, US
Member of the Board – The Abrahamic Business Circle
Advisory Board Member – CEO Clubs Worldwide
Senior Advisory Board Member –WASME World Association of SMEs (An UNESCO Initiative)
Senior Advisory Board Member – World Sustainable Business Forum, UK
Director – S P Jain Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness
Member of the Governing Board – Gulf Marketing Association
Executive Board Member – CIVITAS DEI Institute of History and Archaeology of Jerusalem, Israel
Member of the Board of Directors – Talents of Endearment
Member of the Board – Joblio, An AI enabled ethical recruitment solutions company, US
Member of the Academic Board – World Masters Academy, Italy
Member of the Advisory Board – Economic Times HR World (ETHRWorld)
Member of the CII-Elite Group (SCM) – Confederation of Indian Industry
Conferred as the Knight of Parte Guelfa, Italy representing India for Ecology & Environment