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New leader of ARU’s Faculty of Business and Law

Published: 3 March 2023 at 13:00

Professor Mohammad Ali

Professor Mohammad Ali takes up senior role at Anglia Ruskin University

A professor with expertise in the higher education and automotive sectors has joined Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) as Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.
Professor Mohammad Ali joins ARU from the University of East London, where he held the role of Dean of the Royal Docks School of Business and Law and led on the creation of a new academic strategy. 
Professor Ali has previously held leadership roles at Coventry University and Buckinghamshire New University, and is an elected Council member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
Professor Ali’s research focuses on business forecasting and supply chains, building on his previous professional experience in the automotive industry, having spent several years working first as a consultant engineer and then in supply chain management at AGTL, which manufactures Fiat - New Holland vehicles.
Professor Ali, who oversaw a period of considerable expansion and change in his previous role, said:

“I am extremely proud to be taking on this vitally important role at such an innovative university. The university’s enterprising spirit, can-do attitude and impactful research has resulted in ARU being ranked as one of the top 350 universities in the world.
“I look forward to being part of the ARU journey to continue to make a huge difference in the lives of our students and to industries and communities, both globally and in the regions that we serve.”

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said:

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Ali to ARU. His significant experience in industry and higher education leadership will be invaluable to our work building partnerships with businesses across the region and ensuring our students are equipped with the knowledge they need to succeed beyond graduation.”