Dr Siham El-Kafafi

Director of Research
Senior Lecturer – Business Management

PhD, University of Waikato; Masters of Adult Literacy and Numerical Education, AUT; MPA, American University of Cairo; BA (Hons), Faculty of Alsun, Ain Shams University

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”
—William Butler Yeats


Welcome to the Graduate Business School, ICL Education Group where we are dedicated to support you in your educational journey in New Zealand. You will find yourself in a supportive yet demanding environment where you will flourish and enhance your skills which will open more opportunities for you.

My goal is to help you develop into a reflective practitioner, dedicated to the principles of community, diversity, equity, excellence and to help you reach your fullest academic potential and attain your goals.

I look forward to work with you all and drive you to academic heights and the path of greatness.


Dr Siham El-Kafafi comes with wide overseas industry experience and consultancy (i.e. medical, manufacturing and service industry) as well as being an academic for the past 20 years in higher education institutes. Her teaching experience plays a leadership role in the creation of high quality student experience in a wide range of business courses e.g. open innovation, corporate innovation, applied innovation, business management, leadership, applied management, research methods, human resource management, operations management, quality management, project management, organizational 12 behaviour, quality assurance, business ethics, supervision of industry projects and industry training in the areas of quality management systems, leadership, teamwork and business excellence.

Siham is a solid researcher with numerous publications in high-quality academic journals, book chapters, conference proceedings, international and national roles as journal editor/reviewer and referee on 8 academic journals besides being on board of examiners and award committees.

Siham’s focus is integrating business disciplines in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary context through entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. She is a highly effective communicator, experienced in research mentoring and coaching, knowledgeable in her field, passionate about people development and their life long learning experience. She has efficiency and accuracy in meeting deadlines and requirements with knowledge of quality assurance requirements. She translates theory into practical solutions that can result in a significant impact on growth.

Papers taught by Dr Siham

  • Level 8 Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • Level 7 Graduate Diploma in International Business and Innovation
  • Level 7 Graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management

8230 Organisational Behaviour
7271 Open Innovation
7273 Corporate Innovation
7272 Applied Innovation
7280 Intercultural Relations
7281 Mindful Management
7501 Industry Practicum and Research Project

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