Dahir Hassan

Dahir Hassan is the Rector of SIMAD University in Mogadishu, Somalia. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration at Preston University in Pakistan and a Masters degree in Business Administration at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU). Dahir has more than 11 years of experience in the field of research, consultancy, and Lecturing. His bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration have led him to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles.

Dahir has undertaken a variety of administrative duties at SIMAD University, including serving as the Deputy Rector for Planning and Development as well as Chief Editor of the Somali Business Review. He is trained in designing university peace-building curricula at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. He has served as a volunteer Chief Executive Officer of Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN). He initiated negotiations with the World Bank on funding connectivity to SomaliREN member Universities.

His previous professional experience includes special consultant to UN Agencies, numerous leading business companies & Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Somalia. Dahir tripped to Turin, Italy to participate the Communicating Labor rights for Media Professionals forum organized by the ITC ILO. He was a prominent member of the ASREN and UBUNTUNET conferences representing Somali Universities in general.

Dahir has been elected as the President of the Association of Somali Universities (ASU) in 2015. The organization works towards the formation of joint educational breathing space, standardizing education, assistance in academic mobility and expansion of cultural relations between higher educational institutions in Somalia. His teaching and research focus on aspects of the Economy Development; International Marketing; Creativity and Innovation; Leadership; and Strategic Management.

You can keep in touch with Mr. Hassan at the following address:
Dahir Hassan Abdi (Arab)
SIMAD University
Email: dahirhassan@simad.edu.so or rector@simad.edu.so or

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