Before joining the academic world, he was the head of HR teams across 74 countries including those in East Europe, Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Levant and CIS for one of the leading and most successful Pharmaceutical and Chemical organizations in the world.
He has been invited to lecture at several reputable universities including London Business School (Dubai Campus), Middlesex University (Dubai Campus), The Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), and Abu Dhabi University as a visiting lecturer. In addition to this, he has been a frequent guest speaker and chairman of several international conferences in Europe and the Middle East, plus being invited to several TV programs discussing human capital development.
He holds a Masters degree in "Change Management in the Middle East's context" (researching cross-cultural barriers towards applying change management theories in the Middle East) from Aberdeen, UK, and a doctorate degree in organizational behavior, focusing on cross-cultural barriers in staff engagement, attempting to solve the myths of over- globalization from the same university.
As a consultant, he has supported several organisations in different industries manage and lead change. An example of those organisations are Kodak, Saudi Airlines, Saudi Security Forces, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Merck, Abbott Laboratories and Ford.
Originally coming from Egypt, but with a diverse blood from Turkey, Lebanon and the Arabian Peninsula, he believes in innovation and challenging the status quo. For that, he has managed to develop globally trusted change management models and employee engagement models that have been well recognized by several local and multinational organisations as well as media bodies.
He believes in the mission of supporting the creation of a world-class education in the Arab World, resulting in having a university that ranks among the top 10 universities in the world. This will only be possible by enhancing and supporting local research levels and fostering the “Can Do” attitude among Arab students and researchers.
Elewa, T. (2014). Why global engagement strategies fail: The Middle East's view. HR Review, March, pp. 14-17.
Elewa, T., and Al Maktoum, S. (2015). The Engagement Code.Scholar's Press: Germany.ISBN-13: 978-3639769562.
Elewa, T. (2014). The Evolving Engagement Strategy. Scholar's Press: Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3-639-51458-2
Elewa, T. (2013).Globalising Employee Engagement: Myths and reality. A Middle East perspective, Robert Gordon University Research Association Forum.
Elewa, T. (2012).The Challenge of Globalisation - Are we Over Doing it?. Digby Morgan HR Conference.