Business Administration

Faculty Member Professor
Professor Scott V. Valentine
Dr Scott Valentine is a former Professor and Associate Dean of Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT in Melbourne. As senior circular economy specialist at KPMG, Scott is responsible for coordinating circular economy work within the firm and for providing expert support for projects around the circular economy. He has led major research projects in Denmark and Holland around the circular economy with an emphasis on corporate strategy and public policy design and implementation. In Australia, he leads a number of projects including the development of a vanguard online circular economy training program delivered in alliance with Hume and Kingston City Councils.
In regard to his energy policy work, Scott is author of Wind Power Politics and Policies (Oxford University Press), and co-author of the National Politics of Nuclear Power (Routledge) and Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Empowering the Great Energy Transition (Columbia University Press). The last two books were co-authored with Nobel laureate Marilyn Brown. He has also published more than 30 book chapters and journal articles and is on the editorial boards of the journals, Energy Research and Social Science, AIMS Energy, Sustainability Science and CSR and Environmental Management..
Scott has over 20 years of diverse international business experience specialising in business development and organisational development. Past positions include Executive Vice-President of Vektor Multimedia in charge of Japanese operations (subsequently Sony-Vektor), Managing Director of Asia Pacific Development International, Dean of the British Education College in Tokyo (affiliated with the UK Northern Consortium), and Director of the British Council Training Centre in Taiwan.

Faculty Member Associate Professor
Dr Hj Mohamad Nabil Almunawar
Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Ir. IPB Indonesia, MSc UWO Canada, Ph.D. UNSW, Australia)  is a senior lecturer at  the School of Business & Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei Darussalam. He received his first degree from Bogor Agricultural University in 1983 (Indonesia), master degree (MSc Computer Science) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 1991 and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales (School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW) in 1997. Dr Nabil has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals, book chapters, encyclopedia as well as international conferences. He has many years teaching experiences in the area computer and information systems. His overall research interest is application of IT/IS in Business/Management and E-Commerce/E-Business/E-Government. He is also interested in health informatics,  information security, cloud computing, object-oriented technology, databases and multimedia retrieval.

Faculty Member Associate Professor
Dr. Nazlida Muhamad
Phd in Markerting (The University of Western Australia)
MBA (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
BBA (Hons) (Universiti Utara Malaysia)

Faculty Member Associate Professor
Dr Md. Zahidul Islam
Md Zahidul Islam is a Senior Assistant Professor of Management at University Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Dr Zahid earned his PhD and MBA degrees from the University Science Malaysia (USM). Previously he worked with universities in Bangladesh and Malaysia. Dr Zahid has years of active teaching, consultancy and research experience in the fields of Strategic Management, Human Resource Management and Knowledge Management. His research work has appeared in such journal as Management Decision, Journal of Database Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems and International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.

Faculty Member Associate Professor
Dr M Muzamil Naqshbandi

Faculty Member Senior Assistant Professor
Dr Hjh Syamimi Binti Hj Mohd Ariff Lim

PhD in Development of Factors of Motivation to Influence Employees Change

Dr Hjh Syamimi Graduated from Edith Cowan University, Australia with Double Major in E-Commerce and Management Information Systems, and Masters in Management Information Systems.

Graduated from Brunel University, United Kingdom with Doctor of Philosophy.

Programme Leader (Business Administration) Senior Assistant Professor
Dr Leong Vai Shiem

PhD in Marketing, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Master of Marketing Management, Griffith University, Australia

Bachelor of Business Adminstration, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Vai’s primary research interests lie in advertising and service marketing. To draw out greater understandings into these two domains, consumer cognition process and emotional interpretation of cues are important aspects providing insights into their roles on consumer perception, attitudes, behaviourial intention or consumption choice; and advertising effectiveness or branding in the service sector. Residing in Asia, her research naturally span into cultural dimensions – including Islamic values and Chinese practices – denoting the increasing importance of examining cultural influences on marketing strategies.

Vai received her doctorate degree in 2009 from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, where her thesis examined the effects of tangible cues as a visualisation strategy on advertising of services with particular emphasis on financial services. In 2008, her paper presented at the Academy of Marketing Annual Conference, hosted by University of Aberdeen was awarded the best paper for the Services Marketing track.

Faculty Member Assistant Professor
Dr. Annie Dayani Ahad Abdullah
Annie Dayani is a lecturer at the School of Business and Economics UBD since 2001. She graduated from UBD with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Under UBD study exchange program, she has also earned a Diploma in European Management Science from University Kent, Canterbury UK. Her Masters Degree is in Applied Information Technology from Monash University Australia. In 2013, she completed her PHD in Communication Technology at University of Queensland, Australia. Research interests include business and management, information systems and e-government as well as knowledge management. 

Faulty Member Assistant Professor
Dr Wardah Hakimah Binti Haji Sumardi

Wardah Hakimah is a lecturer at the School of Business and Economics UBD since 2008. She graduated from UBD with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Under UBD study exchange program, she has also earned a Diploma in Business Administration from University Kent, Canterbury UK. Her Masters Degree is in Marketing from University of Manchester, United Kingdom. In 2018, she completed her PhD in Business Management at University of Manchester, United.

Faculty Member Assistant Professor
Dr Pang Li Li
Msc Public Policy (University of Bristol)
PhD (Monash University)

Faculty Member Assistant Professor
Dk. Dr. Siti Rozaidah Binti Pg Haji Idris
Pg Dr Siti Rozaidah has been a lecturer in leadership at Universiti Brunei Darussalam School of Business and Economics (UBDSBE) since 2008. She has been the Head of Graduate Programme at UBDSBE since 2018.

She has a PhD in Management Learning and Leadership from the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) United Kingdom, 2016, MA in Human Resource Development & Consulting from LUMS, 2007 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Sheffield, 2006. Her current research interests are public sector leadership, islamic perspectives of leadership and cultural studies on leadership. Other areas of interest are in human resource development policies and employability. She has also published several chapters on CSR initiatives in Brunei in a book entitled Green Behavior and Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia (Emerald Group Publishing) and Scopus-indexed journal articles on unemployment issues in Brunei. She has also represented Brunei at the APEC HRD Working Group Meetings under the Capacity Building Network from 2009 to 2014. She has also been invited as a guest speaker and trainer for several leadership development programmes. 

She welcomes research collaboration in the areas of leadership, human resource development and cross-cultural management.


PhD in Management Learning & Leadership. 
MA in Human Resource Development & Consulting 
BA in Accounting & Financial Management 
BA in Business Administration

Deputy Dean (Academic and Administration Assistant Professor
Dr. Wardah Azimah Binti Haji Sumardi
A lecturer specializing in Human Resource Management at the School of Business and Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She has been with the faculty since 2007. She received her PhD in Business and Management and MSc in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She earned a bachelor degree from Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Business Administration. She also received a diploma in Business Administration from University of Kent, United Kingdom

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Assistant Professor
Dr Mohamed Syazwan Ab Talib

Mohamed Syazwan Ab Talib is an Assistant Professor of Logistics Management at the School of Business and Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Prior to UBD, he was a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and a Lecturer in Logistics Management at the Faculty of Business and Information Science, UCSI University.

He studied logistics and transportation management at Universiti Teknologi MARA and graduated with a bachelor’s business degree with honors in 2011. Having completed the Master of Business Administration from Universiti Selangor in 2013, he pursued a doctoral degree in management in 2014 and was successfully awarded the PhD in Management, with distinction, from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2017.

His research and teaching focus primarily on logistics and supply chain management with the inclusion of halal principles and Islamic distribution. His research also encompasses the halal management standard that centered on the association between halal certificate implementation and business performance. He has published numerous academic papers and presented in international conferences on various subjects, particularly on halal, halal food, halal management standards, halal logistics and halal food supply chains.

Faculty Member Lecturer
Dr. Fairul Rizal Bin Haji Rashid

BBA (Brunei), MSC Operations Management (UK)

Fairul Rizal is an active academia, with research focus on quality improvement, organizational development and change management in various sectors. He has been involved on numerous academic, training, consultancy and research projects particularly in his areas of interest. He has also been entrusted to hold administrative positions at the university in relation to its Strategic and Quality Assurance and Management related domains. 

Faculty Member Lecturer
Dr Thuraya Farhana Hj Said
PhD in Management, University of Surrey, United Kingdom (2015).

MSc in Management (International Management), Swansea University, United Kingdom (2008).

BA (Hons) in Business Studies, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom (2007). 

Faculty Member Lecturer
Dr Mohammad Iznan bin Haji Tarip