Keith

Nominated By: Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): White-Hunt
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 55040, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Country: Bahrain
Office Telephone: + (973) 17 794 412 Ext. 414
Office Fax: + (973) 17 793 828
Residence Telephone: + (073) 36 326 364
Email: drkwh@btinternet.com
Nationality/Citizenship: British
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 06-09-1950
Current Position: Provost
Current Employer: University College of Bahrain
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English
Fluent in Writing: English
Fluent in Speaking: English
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Postgraduate Certificate in Education,University of Leeds, United Kingdom,1976
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Social Studies,University of Exeter, United Kingdom,1973
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Science in Industrial Technology and Management,University of Bradford, United Kingdom,1975
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Doctor of Science in Economics,University of Lodz, Poland,1983
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
  • Research assessment
Other (please specify): Establishment of new universities
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Expert on business & management education for the on-site inspection/approval of 10 Colleges of Higher Education in Malaysia for the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education approval for the local delivery of British university degree awards in Business & Management.
Institution/City/Country: SEGi/Malaysia
Date: 2006-2007
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Acting Dean of the School of Business at the University of Macau during Portuguese/China handover and Quality Review and Development. Technical Advisor to establishment of postgraduate offshore campus in Macau, China of Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisboa (Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon) ranked in the 2008 THES QS Top 500 World University Rankings]
Institution/City/Country: Macau/China
Date: 1997-2000
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: Under my leadership as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Business at Massey University enhanced its national and international profile, including research capability and output, driving towards AACSB recognition and ranking of its Finance Department as 1st in New Zealand and 12th in the Asia-Pacific Region. Also, led a major restructuring of Massey Universityâ??s College of Business School of Aviation, including strengthening academic programs and faculty, assuring professional recognition of flight training qualifications and strengthening links with domestic and international airlines.

Institution/City/Country: New Zealand
Date: 2003-2004
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Under my leadership as Dean of The Newcastle Business School [NBS] at the University of Northumbria, one of the largest business schools in the United Kingdom, NBS was rated â??Excellentâ? by the UK Government Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Institution/City/Country: United Kingdom
Date: 2001-2003
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Professor Keith White-Hunt: Outline Curriculum Vitae


Professor Keith White-Hunt is currently the Academic Dean (cf. Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President for Academic Affairs or Provost) at University College of Bahrain*. He holds a Doctor of Science degree in International Business Economics; a Masterâ??s degree in Industrial Technology & Management; and a Bachelorâ??s degree in Economic History & Economics; and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education; as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Finance and Accounting from Cornell University (USA) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management from Stanford University (USA). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and holds several other professional qualifications.

Previous Positions:

 Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Business at Massey University (with 15,000 full & part-time students and over 500 staff on three campuses, the largest Business School in New Zealand and one of the largest in the World).

 Dean of The Newcastle Business School (one of the largest business schools in the United Kingdom, rated â??Excellentâ? by the UK Government Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and listed by the Financial Times of London as â??being among only a handful of top business schools in the UK).

 COO of a â??Top 100â? Hang Seng Listed Company (telecommunications and internet-related technologies; biotechnology & pharmaceuticals; hotels & country clubs; retailing; property management & development).

 Professor and Director for Technology Transfer & Commercial Development at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (listed by the Financial Times of London among the â??Top 40â?? universities in the World and in the â??Top 10â?? in Asia with the No.1 Business School) that developed one of the Worldâ??s most successful research commercialisation programs with over 50 patents granted; produced 30 â??spin-offâ? companies including Asiaâ??s first ISP; and undertook leading edge consulting for many of the top international corporations.

 His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, Amir of Bahrain, Professor in Management and Director of the College of Business at Arabian Gulf University (Bahrain), the prestigious postgraduate university jointly-funded by the GCC countries.

 Director for International Business Development with Regent Pacific Management Corporation (USA) a â??Silicon-Valleyâ? based international consulting company providing expertise in crisis management, strategy development and new technology start-up ventures.

 Deputy CEO (Corporate) and President â?? North American Operations, of the Yorkshire and Humberside Development Association: the principal development organization (publicly and privately funded) for this major British region representing 10% of the Population and GNP of the United Kingdom, created to manage and coordinate regional resources to optimize economic growth and social welfare, including the attraction of investment by international business. Offices in the USA (California; New England; Texas), Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, Holland and Germany;

 Group Executive for Marketing and Corporate development of a large UK-based holding and management company with over 20 limited companies (principally located throughout Scotland, but with subsidiary operations in the USA and Australia) in its portfolio.

 Senior Research Fellow in Technological Economics at the University of Stirling (UK) working with the Unilever Corporation in the fields of North Sea Oil Development and Microelectronics. UK Government representative to OECD Committee on Microelectronics and Consultant to Scottish Development Agency on Electronics; Information Technology; and Oil-related sectors. Advisor to several qualifications-granting education bodies.

 Senior Lecture in Management at Usmanu DanFodiyo University (Nigeria). Consultant to various regional urban and development organisations and/or projects.

 Lecturer in Industrial Technology and Management at the University of Bradford (UK). Involved in first multidisciplinary degree development for industrial managers and chartered engineers.


Professor White-Hunt has taught and/or held senior management positions, as well as conducted and supervised research in major universities on every continent (with the sole exclusion of South America) and has held senior business executive positions in the USA, Europe and Asia. He has sat on the Boards of numerous companies and government advisory groups and has over 80 publications principally in the areas of entrepreneurship and new business development; technological change; technology transfer; and international business.

* Founded in 2001, with the patronage of the Royal Family, University College Bahrain [UCB] is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a provider of higher education. UCB is a new and private â??Western-styleâ? university designed to provide an international teaching and learning experience entirely conducted in the English language, particularly specialising in business and ICT. UCB is recognised in Bahrain as the premier university for quality education and one of the leaders in the Gulf Region. Bachelorâ??s programmes are offered having initially been developed through collaboration with MacMaster (one of Canadaâ??s leading universities and rated in the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement QS â?? World University Rankings at number 117) and UCB awards are recognized for admission to postgraduate study in both North America and the United Kingdom. Through an agreement with the International Islamic University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, UCB offers Masterâ??s and PhD degrees in Islamic Banking & Finance allowing graduates of these programmes to work in the Sharâ??ia compliant financial services sector. UCB also has a successful MBA Programme, graduating around 150 executives annually. Through a collaborative support agreement, UCB is also assisted by The American University of Beirut (founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, functioning under a Charter from the State of New York) in the development of its academic administrative systems and learning & teaching standards. Many students are drawn from the royal and leading families in the Gulf region with about 55% female intake. UCB operates from its own purpose-built, state-of-the-art and up-market campus and an aggressive & ambitious investment programme is in place to grow student numbers and facilities over the next 10 years.

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