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Technology-Enhanced Learning and the Future of Higher Education
Dr. Mark S. Kamlet, provost emeritus, is a professor of economics and public policy, with joint appointments in Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College and in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
He joined Carnegie Mellon as a faculty member in 1976. From 1990 to 1993, he served as SDS department head. From 1993 to 2000, he served as Heinz College dean.
In 2000, Dr. Kamlet began serving as provost (chief academic officer) and executive vice president of the university. As chief academic officer, he oversaw the research and educational activities of the academic side of campus, including budgetary and space issues, as well as the appointment, reappointment, promotion and tenure processes for faculty.
Innovation in Banking
Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi
CEO, Commercial Bank of Qatar
Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi is the Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Qatar.
Throughout his career, Mr. Al Raisi has held numerous senior positions in his native Qatar commencing in 1983 with Arab Gulf States Folklore Center as the Head of Finance and Administration. In 1987 he was appointed as a Commercial Manager at Doha Bank, where he served until his departure from the Bank in 1996. Mr. Al Raisi was then appointed as Head of Marketing Administration at Qatar Fertilizer Company in 1996, and held this position for the following two years. In 1998, he was appointed by Commercial Bank for the position of Branch Manager. After playing an instrumental role in growing the Bank’s business, Mr. Al Raisi was then promoted to become the Senior Assistant General Manager and Head of Government Relationships in 2002, leading to his subsequent appointment as Deputy CEO in 2007, which he held until July 2013.
Mr. Al Raisi holds a B.Sc. in Political and Social Science from Portland State University, Oregon, USA. In addition to his current role serving as CEO, Mr. Al Raisi is also the Chairman of Commercial Bank Investment Services.