Ibrahim Gaber Shaban

Doctoral Candidate

Nationality: Egyptian

Highest Academic Degree: EMBA (2016)

Institution / University: Hult International Business School – Boston, USA – Dubai Campus

Professional Career

Founder of 3B United Group of Companies in Dubai & Egypt, specialized in the Trade Show Industry (Events & Exhibitions). I started in 2003 with a single-handled company that expended over 18 years to a portfolio of companies in diversified business sector with over 150 employees.

A firmly grounded leader in analyzing key business drivers and developing strategies to grow the bottom line and achieve revenue and growth targets. Till 2013, the company was expanding and growing steadily with a remarkable increase in the market share and company profitability.

Research Interest

Business Development & Growth Strategies, Strategic management, Competitive Marketing Positioning, Leadership skills.

Research Specialty

Industry 4.0 Adoption in the Middle East SMEs and why Governments should support and encourage them.

Statement of Motivation for a DBA

As an innovative entrepreneur and a ‘big picture’ visionary with remarkable success in overcoming complex challenges and Having bigger ambitions and dreams, I have set new objectives for my company for the upcoming decade, consisting of introducing Industry 4.0 Technology such as (IA) Intelligent Automation, (AI) Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and for further improvement of the business process and achievement of sustainable growth.

The DBA Program with BSL will help me to build a bridge between my practical experience and the knowledge I will acquire from this academic journey, which will enable me to contribute positively to the development of the SMEs in my region and achieve my goals/dreams.

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