Omar Ben-Ayed is Professor of Management at the Department of Management and Marketing at the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University. He is also Qatar Rail Chair in Business Excellence. He received his PhD in Business Administration (1988) and his MS in Applied Mathematics (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA.  He is tri-lingual (Arabic, English and French) with varied academic and non-academic work experience in United States, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Qatar. His teaching interests are related to the subjects of Management Science, Operations Management, Business Statistics and Quality Management. His research interests are mainly in the areas of bi-level linear programming, parcel distribution network design and scheduling, in addition to the applications of quality management to higher education.

  • Ph.D. 1988

    Ph.D. in Business Administration

    University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA

  • M.S. 1985

    M.S. in Applied Mathematics

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • B.S. 1982

    B.S. in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Business

    University of Sfax

  • 1986 and 1987
    University of Illinois Fellowship Award

  • 1982
    Tunisian President's Award Winner of the College for Outstanding Achievement

  • Present2012

    Professor of Management

    Qatar University, Qatar

  • Present2015

    Qatar Rail Chair in Business Excellence

    Qatar University and Qatar Rail

  • 20122010

    Principal

    Optimal Solutions Center for Management Science, USA

  • 20102005

    Professor of Quantitative Methods

    University of Sfax, Tunisia

  • 20101999

    Operations Analyst

    Federal Express, Saudi Arabia

  • 20052001

    Professor of Operations Management

    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

  • 20011994

    Associate Professor of Operations Management

    King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

  • 19941991

    Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods

    University of Sfax, Tunisia

  • 19911988

    Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods

    University of Tunis Manar, Tunisia

  • 19881985

    Research and Teaching Assistant in Business Administration

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • 2015
    Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University
  • 1985 and 1986
    Excellent Instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign