Dr Ayoub Kazim


Managing Director,
TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster

Dr Ayoub Kazim is the Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), members of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster. He is responsible for strategically steering the education clusters and further consolidating their status as leading centres of learning excellence in the region.

Heading a proficient team of top-tier academic professionals, Dr Kazim has successfully ensured a consistent growth in the number of business partners at both the clusters.

Under his guidance, Dubai Knowledge Village has channelled its focus on human resource development, human resource management and business consultancy.

Dr Kazim’s persistent endeavour has also paid rich dividends at Dubai International Academic City, the world’s only free zone dedicated to international higher education. Dubai International Academic City currently hosts 27 institutions from 11 different countries.

With nearly 20 years of experience gained from working with Dubai Municipality and the UAE University in Al Ain, Dr Kazim has an in-depth understanding of the technical, administrative and academic work environments.

In addition, he is actively involved in research studies and has published numerous articles and technical papers on renewable energy, hydrogen energy, fuel cells, energy policy and economics.

Dr Ayoub Kazim holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and a Master’s from the Polytechnic University in New York. He received a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami in 1998.

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