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Asma Siddiki, D.Phil (Oxon)

Vice-Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Siddiki has been involved in the education and higher education sectors in the region for the past twenty years.  She most notably held leadership roles at corporate and academic institutions, in particular working with universities in their early stages of development focusing extensively on student services, institutional effectiveness, curriculum development, organizational development, and global institutional partnerships.

Prior to joining MBSC and EEC, Dr. Siddiki was a Higher Education Management Consultant as well as the Founder and CEO of Alpha1Education an education company specialized in developing and delivering educational programs for youth and is Founder of Oxbridge Summers, a summer school hosted at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK. Previously, Dr. Siddiki was Director, Global Higher Education at Huron Consulting Group based in Dubai; Associate Dean for Development and Director of Degree Programs at the Dubai School of Government (in association with Harvard Kennedy School), and served at Effat University (then College) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs as well as Student Affairs.  Dr. Siddiki was also a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2004 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst focusing on Civic Engagement as it relates to the student experience.  She has also taught at University of Oxford, King Abdul Aziz University, Dar Al Fikr Schools and Effat University.

Dr. Siddiki serves on the Saudi-British Society Committee amongst other initiatives for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, was selected for the Vital Voices VV Grow Fellowship for female entrepreneurs (2014), and was recently recognized for her professional achievements and contributions to society by the World Economic Forum, as a Young Global Leader (Class of 2014).

Dr. Asma Siddiki was educated in England, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.  She received her Doctoral degree (DPhil) as well as her Master’s (MSt) from the University of Oxford, and her Bachelor’s (BA) from King Abdul Aziz University.