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Deputy President for Strategic Affairs
Professor of HR and OB
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)

Professor Ghada El-Kot is a professor in HR and OB at AAST-MT and Deputy President for Strategic Affairs. She has more than 35 years of experience as an effective international consultant, a researcher, a trainer and a reviewer in the HR and OB field.

She earned her PhD from University of Plymouth, UK in 2001 and won the best PhD thesis. In 2011 she received an outstanding paper award for her research on 'Work engagement among managers and professionals in Egypt: potential antecedents and consequences". In 2020, She received a highly commended Paper Award for her research "Egyptian women supervisory empowerment behavior on wellbeing outcomes".

She is Listed in Who's Who in the World. She won the Exemplary Woman Mentor Award 2020, from Women Leadership and Excellence Awards (WLEA). She won the Middle East's Women Leadership Award 2020, from World Women Leadership Congress and Awards. She is listed in AD Scientific Index 2021, 2022 and 2023. She has published more than 50 papers in the HR and OB field in an international peered review Journals and has also contributed different book chapters and presented many papers to international conferences.

She has been commissioned to undertake and lead many consultancy projects and training programs by organizations in Egypt, other Arab countries, and Europe. Much of the consultancy work has been concerned with developing HR systems in Egyptian and Arab organizations.

She served as a Judge Committee member twice in 2022 and in 2023 for the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards in Human Resources Committee. She served as a member in university promotions in many counties.

In her University teaching role, she has supervised a number of successful Master's and Ph.D. students (15 as supervisors; 24 as external examiner). Since 2004 Professor El-Kot has effectively performed a number of senior leadership and management roles at AAST-MT.