12th Business & Management Conference, Berlin

Keynote speaker

Professor Christopher Abraham
CEO & Head of Campus, SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Christopher Abraham is a permanent resident of Canada with three Post Graduate qualifications in HRM, Business Administration (Marketing), and Labor & Administrative Law and is a PhD scholar in Positive Psychology. He is a Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford and has thirty two years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, and management education in India, Canada, 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.

Prof. 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.

His areas of competence are Strategy, Marketing, Innovation, Neuroscience of Decision Making, Negotiation Skills, Positive Organizational Behavior, Science of Happiness and Design Thinking.

A much sought after TEDx and 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 (Gov’t. of Dubai), Emirates Airlines, DHL, AW Rostamani etc.

Awards / Positions:

  • Winner of World’s Greatest CEO Award - World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18
  • Twice winner of Education Leadership Award – World Leadership Congress 2015 & 2017
  • Twice winner of “Outstanding Professional of the Year Award“ by Junior Chamber International
  • Honorary Fellow – Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square
  • Global Advisory Board Member - World CMO Council (Council of Chief Marketing Officers)
  • Director – S P Jain Neuroscience & Neuromarketing Centre
  • Director – S P Jain Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness

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