Laith Dajani appointed as Director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Learning

The Business School is pleased to announce the appointment of Laith Dajani as Director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Learning (CEPE).

Mr Dajani joins the faculty from Queen’s University Belfast, where he was Executive Director of the W.J. Clinton Leadership Institute for over three years. Prior to this, he spent 20 years working in international business roles within global organizations across multiple industry sectors including education, logistics and transportation, professional services, and facilities management.

Mr Dajani is experienced in leadership across a range of industries but specialises in learning experience and program designs for executives and professionals. He gained his BSc in Management Sciences from Manchester University. He also continued his professional development throughout his career, undertaking programmes at leading ranked international Business Schools including Centre for Creative Leadership, INSEAD and CTI Institute of Coaching.

As Director of CEPE, Mr Dajani will shape the next, exciting stage of the Centre as well as executive and professional learning at the Business School.

Mr Dajani commented:

I am thrilled to be joining Leeds University Business School, a vibrant hub of knowledge and innovation. The Leeds City Region offers an incredibly diverse range of growing business across all sectors and provides the perfect platform from which to grow our executive and professional learning offering. I am eager to engage with this dynamic community and collaborate with local businesses, as we strive to make a positive impact across the region and beyond.

Executive Dean Professor Julia Bennell commented: “We are delighted to welcome Laith to Leeds University Business School. He brings with him an array of experiences from across the globe both in Higher Education but also from working directly in leadership roles in industry. We want to grow our corporate connections across the region and beyond, and our professional and executive learning programmes are central to this. We see Laith as a key figure whose experience can help us bridge the gap between industry and academia and help our industry partners upskill and grow their businesses.”

The Business School is excited to formally welcome Mr Dajani at the beginning of September.

Find out more about the Centre for Executive and Professional Learning here.