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Nouf Al Khalifa Director, Dubai Centre, External Affairs in the Middle East at London Business School


Nouf Al Khalifa is the Director of London Business School’s Dubai Centre for External Affairs—focusing on Alumni Relations within Advancement in the Middle East. Nouf has dedicated her professional life to working with students at various prestigious universities. She has been involved in many key aspects of higher education including accreditation, quality assurance, orientation and admissions, as well as the registration process.

Nouf’s role as Director at London Business School’s Dubai Centre involves overseeing the development and promotion of the Dubai-London Executive MBA Programme as well as collaborating with corporate and government stakeholders. She is enthusiastic about the goals she has planned for this role as Director of External Affairs. These include further establishing London Business School’s position in the region as a world-class leader in MBA with a special focus on the Alumni base whilst furthering the schools commitment to the region.

A Bahraini national, Nouf has formerly held positions at the United Nations Development Programme, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Bahrain. As Head of Student Services at RCSI Bahrain, Nouf was responsible for developing department goals and objectives, annual budgets and operational procedures. Prior to this, Nouf served as the Director of Enrolment Services at NYIT Bahrain, leading the admissions and registrations offices by developing, coordinating and evaluating the operational activities of the department. She was also involved in annual strategic planning of the organisation and close liaison with the New York campus.

Nouf holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology in Bahrain and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Bahrain.