Associate Professor of Business Management
American University of Kuwait
Dr Ralph Palliam has a combination of academic and business leadership in Africa and in the Gulf. He earned his doctorate at the University of Pretoria and his masters and honors degrees from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Sasol Award for the best graduate student at University of Pretoria. Upon receiving a Senate Research Travel Grant he researched strategic issues in purchasing, materials and logistics management at the Arizona State University’s Center for Advanced Purchasing and Logistics Management. His professional work is rooted in an interdisciplinary context, both in style and substance allowing him to meld the toolsets and paradigms from disparate fields into an integrated framework for understanding the world of business and the world of students. He held the position of Associate Professor of Finance and currently is in the Department of Business Management at the American University of Kuwait.