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Ali Jaafari, PhD

Sydney, Australia
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Dr Ali Jaafari is an author, academic, practitioner and consultant, recognised internationally, particularly in management of large complex projects and programs. He served as an academic and researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia for 24 years, and was appointed to a Professorial Chair in 2000, in recognition of his contributions to the research and education of students and practitioners, as well as his widespread global contribution to knowledge in this field. He has delivered courses and training workshops to thousands of professionals and executives globally, including major public and private sector organisations, and government agencies.

Dr Jaafari has published widely in major international journals and conferences, books and monographs. He has been at the forefront of research and development of project, program and organisation management. Currently, he acts as a consultant in the field of project and program management, though he has held leadership positions in higher education for over 15 years, including President, Asia Pacific International College (2005-2015), Vice-President, Group Academic and Compliance, Education Centre of Australia (2015-2020), and Principal and Director of ECA College of Health Sciences (2018-2020). Dr Jaafari has an extensive professional track record in business and project management, and is known as an authority internationally. He has a Master of Civil Engineering from the University of Tehran, a Master of Highway Engineering and a PhD in Quantitative Business Methods from Surrey University in the UK.

Dr. Jaafari is the author of the recently-published two volume textbook: The Handbook of Integrated Business and Project Management, Volume 1: Fundamental Concepts, Structure and Methodologies and Volume 2: Business and Project Management Framework and Processes

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Profile created 14 April 2023

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