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Khalid Akhal

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Dr. Khalid Akhal has a unique mix of professional experience in academia, management, and media. Over the past two decades, he has worked with several international organizations such as the United Nations University, LG Electronics, and China Central Television. He gained his Ph.D. in International Business Management with several awards of excellence from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing China and his MSc. degree in the same subject from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. Being an expatriate for most of his career, his main research interests are expatriates’ cross-cultural adaptation, entrepreneurship, and work performance with a core focus on the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) theory. He conducted both business and academic research projects and has several peer-reviewed publications with reputable international journals. He is a reviewer at the Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management Research Review from Emerald Publishing. He is a certified AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics instructor by the American College Board, and a certified CQ facilitator by the Cultural Intelligence Center in Michigan, USA.

Research interests

AI for Business


Cultural Intelligence

Expatriates Adjustment Performance.


Currently: Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at XJTLU (Taicang)

2010-2020: Economic News Editor at China Central Television / CGTN

2012-2013: Founder of Sound Chinese Learning Center in Suzhou - Jiangsu.

2008-2010: Deputy General Manager at Masaken Capital PLC ($25 Million)

2007-2008: Regional Sales Manager (MENA region) at LG Electronics Korea

2006-2007: Research Intern at Ashridge Business School in United Kingdom

2003-2006: Trade Information Officer the South African Diplomatic Mission to Jordan

2001-2003: Academic Assistant at United Nations University/ Leadership Academy

200-2001: ESL Instructor at City University/ JUST Campus


Module Leader: ENT403TC Strategic Management

Module Leader: ENT408TC Leadership



AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

Awards and honours

Medal of 70th Anniversary of Founding China (004260)

CCTV Award of Excellence 2014

XJTLU Teaching Excellence Award 2021

Most Outstanding Int’l PhD Student 2018

1st Place at Hult Prize 2014 (UIBE Edition)

Education/Academic qualification

2018 Ph.D. in International Business Management from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing.

2007 MSc. in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

2001 BA. in Business Communication from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

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