VP, Academic

Dr. Chehra Aboukinane (MSc, EMBA, Ph.D, P.Eng)

Dr. Chehra Aboukinane has more than 20 years of professional experience in senior management education, consulting practice, teaching and research in the public and private sectors.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Systems Engineering, Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Prior to coming to British Columbia, she worked as an engineering consultant at Parsons Corporation in Austin, Texas.

She then joined academia as a senior educational consultant and academic director at El Akhawayn University and A&V Institute in Morocco where she directed major research and new program development projects and served for four years as an executive director at CIC Canada, in Edmonton, Alberta. She currently serves as the Vice President of Compliance, Program Development and Partnerships at Acsenda School of Management, Vancouver, BC, Visiting Lecturer at Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business, and as President of Nisa International Success Association, a not-for-profit organization which supports women in leadership across the globe.