Dr. Manzar Ahmed is a versatile growth-oriented executive with over 15 years of Corporate and Academic experience and is classified as the only Practicing Academic (PA) at Effat University. He has been the Department Chair of Marketing at Effat College of Business for the last 7 years in this 8 years at Effat University. He is the true catalyst in bringing the industry practical experience into the academic curricula at the University.
Dr. Manzar Ahmed is the only Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) UK in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CIM is the only Chartered body for marketers all over the globe with 7,537 international members with 419 of them being Fellows of the institute since its inception in the year 1911 (more than a century ago). Currently there are only 2 Chartered Marketers in Saudi Arabia and upon completion of his CPD hours, he will become the 3rd Chartered Marketer in the Kingdom. Apart from the FCIM designation, he is also a registered CIM global mentor. Further, he has a Doctorate Degree in Marketing, Master of Business Administration bi-major in Marketing and Management Information Systems and Bachelor of Commerce.
In addition to his FCIM status, he is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Financial Consultants (MIFC) Canada and Associate Member of the Arabian Society of Human Resource Management (MASHRM). He is a SAP Certified Professional in SAP TERP_10_66 (98% highest scorer in the world) and Microsoft Certified Professional MCP) in Windows Advance Server 2000. He is also certified in First Aid and Life Saver CPR course by the Saudi Heart Association.