Amir

Senior Leader in International Higher Education Influential, dedicated, engaging and result-oriented professional with 20+ years of progressive, practical, and transferable experience providing guidance and leadership in actions that further internationalization of education with a commitment to principles of collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and equality. He has a strong history providing oversight of all aspects of strategic planning, program and policy development and advancement, international higher education and entrepreneurship, financial management, revenue generation strategies to meet future-facing institutional priorities and objectives. He is a proactive initiator acting through transparency and integrity to promote continued improvement of academic programs and services involving both faculty and students. He also acts with diplomacy, sound judgement and decision-making earning collaboration with key stakeholders, staff, and faculty to further mission objectives. Selected Accomplishments include: • Championed many successes and recognitions for Babson College: Recipient of Senator Paul Simon Comprehensive Internationalization Award; Forbes ranking of Babson as the best school for international students in U.S; and recognized as top sending institution by Fulbright and top rating for education abroad in Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report. • Recipient of numerous personal achievement awards for influencing and accomplishing change in higher education. • Led launch of Babson Academy: developed mission and vision, outlined objectives, provided financial acumen, hired high performing team, and constructed portfolio of programs. • Successfully navigated challenges surrounding COVID by building and elevating cohesive team, retaining talent, implementing strategic financial measures, and reducing impact on staff and learners, by victoriously pivoting instruction to virtual. • Recognized for expertise and background in field of international education – selected by universities, organizations, Boards of Trustees and requested to analyze program structure and strategies of large public universities as well as review numerous doctoral dissertations. • Requested to deliver numerous impactful and dynamic workshops, presentations, seminars to faculties at various universities and conferences focusing on topics centered around intercultural competence, global learning, inclusivity, diversity, equity, and international higher education.