Osama AL-KWIFI is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Marketing. He received his PhD in Management of Technology from the University of Waterloo and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Before returning to university to complete his PhD, he worked at the University of Toronto developing medical applications, and at several medical companies designing and evaluating new products for global markets. He was a visiting scholar at Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University.

Academic Positions

  • present2016

    Associate Professor

    Qatar University, Qatar

  • 20162014

    Assistant Professor

    Qatar University, Qatar

  • 20142011

    Assistant Professor

    Prince Mohammad University, Saudi Arabia

  • 20102009

    Research Fellow

    Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada.

  • 19971995

    Research Associate

    University of Damascus, Syria


  • Ph.D. 2009

    Management of Technology

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  • Ph.D. 2008

    Certificate in University Teaching

    The Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo

  • M.Sc. 2000

    Biomedical Engineering

    University of Alberta, Canada

  • B.Sc. 1994

    Biomedical Engineering

    University of Damascus, Syria

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2015
    Best Paper Award, Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME)

  • 2014
    Distinguished Scholar Award, Academy For Global Business Advancement

  • 2014
    Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Technology Management in China

  • 2010
    Canadian Federal Funding (NSERC- PDF), Canadian Government

  • 2009
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Ontario Provincial Government

  • 2005
    Canadian Federal Scholarship (NSERC- Ph.D.), Canadian Government

  • 2005
    University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo

  • 2003
    Imaging Network Ontario Honorable Award, Ontario Medical Imaging Network

  • 1999
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 75th Anniversary Award, University of Alberta

  • 1998
    University of Alberta Scholarship, University of Alberta

  • 1995
    First Class Graduation, Syrian Ministry of Higher Education

  • 1994
    Class Honor - Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Damascus

Professional Positions

  • Present2012

    Business Strategy Consultant

    MGB Consulting , Middle-East

  • 20082005

    Project Consultant

    Sunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

  • 20052001

    Project Leader

    Department of Medical Imaging Research, University of Toronto, Canada

  • 20012000

    Research & Development Engineer

    Department of Medical Imaging Research, University of Toronto, Canada

  • 19981997

    Biomedical Engineer

    Quality Control Supervisor, BGA Intl. Company, Saskatchewan, Canada