Dr. Block

Dr. Corrie Block is Professor of Strategic Management at Monarch Business School. Presently, he is an Independent Corporate Advisor in Dubai, where he serves as a trusted voice in a number of UAE companies. He holds masters degrees in Business Administration and in Global Leadership in addition to a Doctorate in Business Research and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies. He is currently completing a PhD in Administration focusing on The Qur’an in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Professionally, he has managed projects as diverse as tech start-ups, billion dollar equity investments, new product research and development, and has led the corporate restructuring of several companies in the MENA region. He has worked in various industries covering: Luxury Retail, F&B, FMCG, Power & Water, Education, and Oil & Gas. He has provided leadership and strategy consulting in more than 30 countries, and is a published author on business strategy and consulting. Academically, he has been the primary developer of the MBA and AMP programs at the Lebanese International University.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Strategic Management, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Adjunct Professor of Applied Anthropology, GIAL, USA
Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University, UK
  • Doctor of Business Administration, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Masters in Business Administration, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Master of Arts in Global Leadership, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, USA
Awards and Honours
  • SIAL Innovation Selection Award
  • Gulfood Awards: Best New Halal Food (Finalist)
Main Academic Interests
  • Corporate Governance and Structure
  • Business Strategy
  • Islamic Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Spirituality in Management
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Chief Executive Officer-LifeOnScreen, Malta
  • Managing Consultant-Zyada Consulting, UAE
  • Director of Business Development – UniGlocal Intertrade, UAE
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, UK Institute of Consulting
  • Chairman of the Board, International Training and Development Center, UAE
  • English
  • Arabic
Symposiums & Workshops, Conferences Attended
  • SME World 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Monarch Doctoral Workshop, Fuengirola, Spain, April-2016
  • Monarch Doctoral Symposium, Dubai, UAE, May-2013