An expert in entrepreneurial leadership, Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, has joined HEC Paris faculty in Qatar this semester.
Dr Janjuha-Jivraj was associate professor of entrepreneurial leadership at Henley Business School, and senior lecturer at Brunel University prior to joining HEC Paris. She is also a world-class business consultant, having founded two leadership consultancies with extensive global client rosters, including Fortune 500 firms.
Dr Janjuha-Jivraj is a regular contributor to ForbesWomen since 2018 and has authored more than 30 articles that take a data-driven approach to the latest thinking on diversity and inclusion. Her writing explores a breadth of issues and topics related to what she calls “cognitive diversity;” from the role of technology in human resources to emerging strategies to halt female and minority attrition in the workplace.
Dr Janjuha-Jivraj’s said, “This is a fantastic time to strengthen our offerings in entrepreneurship and leadership and I'm particularly excited about the opportunity to provide programs focusing on women and leadership across all sectors. One of my goals is to develop a strong research agenda on women in leadership in the region, to benchmark progress. And I want to further my agenda of developing thinking around how entrepreneurial leadership provides a new way to harness innovation and leadership with diverse teams.”
Dr Pablo Martin de Holan, dean of HEC Paris in Qatar, added, “The appointment of Dr Janjuha-Jivraj is a clear demonstration of our commitment to world-class knowledge creation and educational offerings that are of critical interest and importance to this region. In particular, we are sure that Dr Janjuha-Jivraj expertise in entrepreneurship and women in leadership will be very relevant for the needs of Qatar in alignment with the National Vision 2030.”
Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj holds a PhD in Family Business Succession from Brunel Business School and she has attended programmes at Harvard Business School and Manchester Business School. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.