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Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Sustainability- Fiction or Fact
The Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaborationwith the College of Engineering, is pleased to host Dr. Rashid Al Leem,Chairman of SEWA, who will give a lecture to the AUS community entitled"Sustainability: Fiction or Fact."
Dr. Rashid Al Leem is widely considered a visionary and thoughtleader in business. As the Director General of the Sharjah Department ofSeaports and Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authorities (Hamriyah Free ZoneAuthority, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority), he is thedriving force in transforming them into a strategic commerce hub and empoweringthousands of businesses in the region. He has authored many acclaimed books andarticles in journals and magazines in both Arabic and English, including hisrecent book My LeadershipSecrets.
HisHighness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Ministerof the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, selected Dr. Al Leem as the Ambassador ofKnowledge of the UAE.
With a PhD from University of Salford, Manchester, UK, andmultiple honorary doctorates, testament to his efforts are the variousaccolades he has received, including the Achievement Award by League of ArabStates, Gold Medal from the Mayor of Cannes for environmental efforts,Excellence in Leadership award from ASSOCHAM in India, and Celebrity of theYear by Khaleej Times. He was endorsed as a Maritime Personality for2009 by Marine Biz TV and acclaimed as Middle East Business Leaders Awards 2012as a tribute to his acumen in training and human capital development. He wasconferred the Jewels of Muslim World Award 2012 in Jakarta in recognition ofhis achievements as one of the top nine movers of the Islamic economics andbestowed the honor of Environmentalist of the Year 2012 in Malaysia inrecognition of his contributions towards a sustainable environment. He wasawarded the Extraordinary Human Award by the United Nations-World PeaceOrganization for UAE, on December 9, 2013. He received the Golden Arrow Awardon February 18, 2014 in a rare tribute to the wisdom displayed in management inthe whole Arab world. He is known among his peers as the Green Ambassador ofthe UAE. He is a member of Board of Trustees by Sharjah University.
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