CEO Advisory Council

The CEO Advisory Council brings unique knowledge and skills to help further the HRCI mission of enabling people and organizations to discover, develop and demonstrate their fullest potential through innovative learning and certification in the ever-evolving world of HR. The Advisory Council is a resource to the CEO by offering advice, insight into industry trends and bringing a different perspective. 

Dr. Amir Dhia, MA, CCTM, ASMEC, CDMA


Dr. Amir Dhia is the Director General of UBT Executive Education (University of Business and Technology, Jeddah), the Director General of UBT English Language Academy, and Assistant Professor of UBT MBA and MSc programs. He is a Board Member of the Standards Supreme Council of the Global Academy of Finance and Management, and the American Academy of Project Management.

Dr. Dhia  was Dean at INSEEC Management and Communication School (MBA & MSc Programs, Paris Campus), Founder & Director of INSEEC MBA in Business Diplomacy (awarded Innovation Program for 2015 by Eduniversal Rankings), and Director of its MBA program in Marketing and Communication. He was also a Professor at the Center of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies (CEDS, Paris), and at the Department of Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations of the University of Paris XI, Jean Monnet College (awarded Professor of the Year 2009), as well as Head of English language and business programs at one of the largest language and training centers in Paris, CFILC.

With a PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy from CEDS (summa cum laude), along with Master and Bachelor degrees, Amir Dhia is a specialist in the Information and Knowledge Society, a Legal Translation Expert, an Accredited SME Consultant, a Certified Digital Marketing Associate, holds a Chartered Certification in Talent Management, and completed the Distinguished Leadership Development Program from the National School of Administration (ENA, Paris). Training ambassadors, diplomats, officers, government officials, CEOs and executives of various corporations, he has been a professor and expert trainer in several countries including Azerbaijan, France, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.