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Professor Payyazhi Jayashree

Dean, Faculty of Business - University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE

Professor Payyazhi Jayashree is Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai and a multiple award winning academic scholar and practitioner. The University of Wollongong is the leading institution in Australia and is ranked in the top 1% Universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey.

Professor Jayashree’ s core areas of teaching and practise impact include Leadership, Design Thinking, Strategic Change and Business Transformation, and she has extensive experience in academic governance and leadership in a transnational institutional context in the Education sector. She has led several research teams to achieve the mandate of Leadership, Strategic Change and inclusivity for Innovation. Her collaborators for these projects include key institutions such as UN, Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC); and Corporate Leaders and CEOS, from global organizations.

Professor Jayashree’s sustained commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 and impactful research in Women and Leadership, has led to Global Recognition and substantial Media Coverage, including uptake by prominent scholarly publications, such as Personnel Review, and practitioner publications, such as Emirates Woman and Forbes Middle East along with key Awards such as the ‘Women of Impact’ by UOW, Australia. Dr Jayashree is Vice President, Board, for Water for People, India Trust, an international non-profit, working across nine countries to bring safe water and sanitation for 4 million people.

She has extensive experience in leading executive development programs in global institutions, and continues to contribute her learning to top Business schools, including Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and Sydney Business School, Australia.

Professor Jayashree is professionally certified in key tools of Design Thinking (Empathize and Prototype) awarded by Stanford Centre for Professional Development, Stanford University, and is a Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional, awarded by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSCI) and George Washington University College of Professional Studies, USA. She is also a Certified New Code Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Certified NLP Coach, having been trained and certified by the Co-Creator of NLP and New Code NLP, John Grinder, UK.