Taimur has profound teaching, research, scholarly and consultancy experiences in the UK, the Gulf states and the South Asian region. He completed an MA in Economics from Aligarh Muslim University (India), an MSc in Quantitative Methods from Stockholm University (Sweden), a PGCE from the University of Sussex (UK) and his PhD in International Business & Economics from London South Bank University (UK). Recently, Taimur completed a teacher training qualification in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) at Stanford University, USA under the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) scholarship. He’s a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM); a professional member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), USA; and a certified professional (CAHRI) from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australia. Taimur is also enlisted as an External Reviewer of Business programmes for the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA).
Taimur has also developed and delivered a wide range of academic curriculum and training programmes for higher education institutions (HEIs) and professional bodies in the UK and the Gulf. Recently, he earned national level recognition in the UAE by developing a comprehensive teaching & learning site www.iees-uae.com for I&E educators and trainers. This he presented to the UAE Prime Minister’s Office on special invitation from the UAE- MOHE on 14 June 2016. Taimur has conducted numerous research projects in academic quality assurance (AQA) in HEIs, HR development & management topics and published the outcomes in reputed peer-reviewed journals and/or presented in conferences globally.