Alaa Garad

Alaa has a PhD in Organisational Learning Salford University, UK, Master in Quality Management and Bachelor of Commerce, He is First Arab Accredited Investors in People Assessor and Advisor.  Alaa has over 24 years’ extensive experience in several sectors, he had lead quality and customer relations in Emirates Flight Catering before he became the AVP and Quality Manager in Union National Bank, he is the former director of Emirates Centre for Organisational Learning and the founder of Society for Organisational Learning Egypt. In 2012, Alaa co-founded the Organisational Learning Conference and Award for MENA region. In addition to his full time job as a CEO for Investors in People UAE, he is a visiting professor at Abu Dhabi University. Alaa is passionate about learning, quality and character education, the topics that he covers in his weekly column in one of the leading newspapers in the United Arab Emirates. Alaa is active member and board member in several national and international organisation including American Society for Quality, International Foundation for Action Learning, Academy of Management and Arab Organisation for Administrative Development. He published three books and over 120 Articles on best practices and business excellence. Alaa donates the revenue from his books to charity, especially for homeless children and children with cancer. He can be contacted at