UON doctoral student appointed as Minister of Transport in Jordan
University of Northampton doctoral student, Khalid Saif, has been appointed as the Jordanian Minister of Transport.
Khalid is about to submit his thesis for his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) exploring the challenges facing the logistics and transport industry, and his proposals developing the industry response to these challenges, to the University. Khalid Saif is a supply chain & logistics management specialist with over twenty years of experience dedicated to supply chain and operations management.
Dr Hala Mansour, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Postgraduate Research Lead for the Faculty of Business and Law: “The Doctor of Business Administration programme at the University of Northampton is designed to support senior professionals who wish to advance their careers by developing their academic research and critical thinking skills. Khalid’s doctoral studies and extensive experience will give him excellent grounding in his new role as Minister of Transport.”
Speaking about his experience studying with the University of Northampton, Khalid Saif, said: “The future stability and prosperity of Jordan is deeply rooted in the development of our transport infrastructure. I feel that my DBA experience, as the highest academic management qualification, has equipped me as a senior leader in the government to best meet this sector development. It’s my honour to be a University of Northampton student, I have thoroughly enjoyed my doctoral studies.”
Khalid has also worked with the United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA) as a consultant, developing skills within the communities living within refugee camps in Jordan.
Khalid and eight other new Government ministers were sworn in before His Majesty King Abdullah at Al Husseiniya Palace in November 2019.