Education and Research Executive Board
Dr. Saad Laraqui
PhD, LSSBB, PMP, CSCM, CSCA
Professor and Program Director
University of Maryland
Dr. Saad Laraqui is Professor of International Business, Finance and Strategic Management at the University of Maryland Global Campus in Europe where he teaches in Germany, United Kingdom and Italy. He is also a Higher Education consultant with the World Bank and a partner with a Regional Leading Professional and Practitioners Consulting Group in Institutional Certification & Accreditation in Quality, Project, and Organizational Management. In addition, he holds a faculty position with the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Worldwide Campus). Dr. Laraqui research interests include foreign direct investment, economic integration, competitiveness, global economics (with regional interest in the MENA region), and the activities of MNEs.
Dr. Laraqui has held numerous positions with private (banking and manufacturing) and government organizations in four continents. His recent consulting projects include: multiple large scale Private Public Partnership projects in higher education in Africa and the Middle East, and several joint venture projects for development of airlines in the Middle East and Central Asia region.
Dr. Laraqui holds a Ph.D. in Management from Rutgers University, an MBA from the University of Tampa in Florida, a Diploma in Airline Accounting and Finance from IATA Aviation Training and Development Institute and numerous certificates in various aviation related subjects. His undergraduate degree in business is from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, France. He is also certified LSSBB, CSCA, CSCM, and PMP.
Several of his works have been published, including a chapter on Airline Management and Operations in the Transportation Engineers' Handbook, and chapters in Borderless Business: Managing the Far-flung Enterprise; and in Development and Implementation of RFID Technology a chapter titled “RFID System Integration Design.
Dr. Laraqui lives at Kehl, Germany. His hobbies include horseback riding, flying and swimming.