On behalf of the Board of EFMD, the members and staff, we were deeply saddened to hear of Ali’s death.

Dr Ali Abu Rahma was Associate Dean of the Abu Dhabi University College of Business and a very dedicated Steering Committee Member of the EFMD Middle East and Africa Conference. He spent the last couple of months designing an outstanding conference that he was very proud to host.

Dr. Ali has spent the last 28 years as a senior academic administrator, managing bachelor, master, and doctoral business programmes. The management education community has lost an outstanding scholar and a genuine and wonderful person. Ali and Abu Dhabi University College of Business have been long-standing and great friends of EFMD and words can’t express our grief.

Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with his family, colleagues and the whole academic community. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD