Dr. Dima Jamali is a Professor in the Olayan School of Business at American University of Beirut. She currently holds the Kamal Shair Chair in Responsible Leadership and serves as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. She has a PhD in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Kent. Her research and teaching revolve around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship. Dima is the author/editor of four books (CSR in the Middle East – Palgrave, 2012; Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East – Palgrave 2015; Development Oriented CSR – Greenleaf 2015; and Comparative Perspectives on Global Corporate Social Responsibility – IGI 2016), and over 65 international publications focused on CSR in developing countries and in the Middle East region.
Dima is the winner of the 2016 National Council for Scientific Research Excellence Award, the 2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, the Shield of Excellence for the Arab Region, and was designated as Personality of the Year for CSR by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in 2015. In 2013, she was selected for the Eisenhower Fellows Program, joining a global network of leading professionals committed to collaborating for a more prosperous, just and peaceful world.
She has worked as an expert consultant for the United Nations on Social Policy and CSR as well as various projects funded by the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and major private and public firms in Lebanon and the region.