Dr. Nizar Becheikh

Nizar Becheikh received a BBA in International Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis (Tunisia). He earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Laval University (Canada). Duringhis time in Canada, Dr. Becheikh worked closely, as part of R&D and consulting projects, with managers and policy makers from several Canadian SMEs, public organizations, and governmental agencies intended to foster innovation and regional economic development in Canada. He published his research in top-tier academic journals and prestigious conferences. Upon joining AUC in 2011, Dr. Becheikh served in different administrative positions. Since 2013 he has been acting as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. Duringhis tenure as Associate Dean, Dr. Becheikh reshaped the researchenvironment in the School of Business by adopting a proactive researchstrategythatled to a significantincrease in both the volume and the quality of publications as well as the external research funding. Dr. Becheikh has also contributed to several major initiatives such as the AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA accreditations and the development of the School of Business strategic plan 2015-19.