Core Team

Our Team

Our university team is comprised of highly proficient and professional individuals who are dedicated to our students’ success. Our students are our top priority, and we work tirelessly to ensure they receive the best education and support possible. We believe in teamwork and believe that by working together, we can achieve great things. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education and training possible so that they can succeed in their future careers.

Achraf El Amine

Achraf has acquired a unique 16-years of international work experience in the education sector and has formed an excellent understanding of higher education in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Lebanon. Achraf’s passion for education began in 2003 with his work for the UAE Ministry of Education-Washington Station. Achraf managed several scholarship programs and supervised students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs and medical training.  

As Program Manager for the University of South Carolina at the Global Studies Institute, Achraf devises and implements recruitment strategies and operational plans towards the recruitment of well-qualified students wishing to study at the Darla Moore School of Business at UofSC.  Achraf holds a master’s degree in General Law (LLM) in 2008 from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.  

Nour Kechari

Nour brings a wealth of experience into her position as the program manager for undergraduate studies at the State University of New York- ADIRONDACK in Qatar. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Media and Mass Communication from the University of Press and Information Sciences in Tunis.  

Ms. Kechari has worked for GSI since 2020 and is passionate about student success.  In her role, she oversees the university programs and works to ensure their successful implementation. Before joining GSI, Nour had the privilege of working in several communication roles for the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, radio, and television channels, and newspapers in Tunis and Qatar.  Her experience is supported also by years of volunteering and activism in environment, sustainability, and climate issues.

Nidal Nassar

With a formal background in Education, Management, and International Relations paired with success in educational institutions, Nidal Nassar is eager to utilize his experience and “Student-Centeredpractices to support our students. Mr. Nassar is an honor list B. A. Graduate from Lebanon with more than four years of experience in higher education recruitment. Nidal joined us in January 2022 as the Program Manager of Arkansas State University- Qatar. 

Amal Dib

Amal Dib is the Student Success Manager at Global Studies Institute.  She has over 15 years of experience in education management, student services, and operations in schools and higher education institutions in the United States and Qatar.   

Amal joined GSI in February 2022, coming from California, the USA, where she worked as a Learning Skills Program Manager at Folsom Lake College.  

 Amal graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. She also holds the Professional Administrative Certification of Excellence (PACE) certificate.  

Amatul A. Asra

Amatul A. Asra is our Office Manager.  She handles a range of responsibilities, including Human Resources and Procurement. Asra has broad experience in performing multiple office duties and managing the HR and procurement responsibilities for GSI. Before joining GSI in 2021, she had worked for more than nine years in various administrative positions in several companies in Qatar.  Asra is a graduate of Business Administration and holds multiple certifications. 

Diaa Sharaawy

Diaa is the head of the finance department. He has more than thirteen years of experience in accounting and finance firms between Egypt & Qatar. Before joining GSI, Diaa worked as the Head of the Finance Department at Al Hattab Holding in Qatar.  

Diaa graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Alexandria University, Egypt.  

Muhammad Azy Danna

Azy, as he is known to the team, is focused on supporting studentssuccess through his management of the Live-Classroom Technology implementation in the classroom.  He is also an integral part of the Student Success Team and works closely with the Student Success Manager to support students in their college journey.

Azy has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and has worked in sales and marketing for renowned companies such as the Qatar National Convention Centre and Vodafone. Azy also holds the Gold and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the World’s leading youth achievement qualifications. 

Sohaib Farooq

Sohaib is the IT Application Specialist at Global Studies Institute.  He has more than six years of experience with IT Applications, web, and app development. Sohaib worked with several startup companies in Qatar and the UK. His passion for innovation has brought several technological upgrades to GSI operations. 

Sohaib received his Diploma in Information Systems from the University of Doha for Science and Technology and his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Northumbria University.   

Louay Gattouchi

Louay is our Talented Graphic and Multimedia Specialist.  Louay is a student intern with exceptional abilities and talent.  His skills reflect years of experience in Graphic and Game Design.  He, plus the multiple tools and methods he developed and mastered for Graphic Design work. Louay manipulates technological tools with mastery and finesse. In addition, he shares his artistic vision and prowess with the team to envision a new tomorrow.