dr. M (Maral) Mahdad

dr. M (Maral) Mahdad

Senior Researcher & Lecturer

Maral is an entrepreneurial, innovative and performance driven team member with strong business acumen and academic background resulted from the right mix of managerial and engineering skills required for orchestrating open innovation processes, organisational development and change management. Her diverse experience resulting from working in differnet countries including Denmark, Italy, India, Malaysia and Iran with diverse cultures guides her in carrying out different roles: 
- As an Open Innovation Expert and Researcher she helps organisations facilitate knowledge and technological inflows and outflows, leveraging on their core capabilities and to go through digital transformation journeys, and stakeholder engagement. Her experiences as an Open Innovation Consultant are in Telecom Industry, Food and Agricultural sectors and Research and Education sector.
- As a humanitarian - through years of volunteering experiences in NGOs - she is able to understand and solve socio-economic issues implementing sound methods, particularly designing and implementing educational programs specialised for vulnerable minorities to enhance their entrepreneurial competences.