Prof. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani Foto: Norman Posselt

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani supported the Digitalization, Diversity, and Lifelong Learning - Consequences for Higher Education research cluster as a visiting professor from October 2017 to September 2018. He particularly contributed his expertise on competencies and digitalization as well as the possibilities and challenges of individualized learning paths for individuals and institutions.

Prof. Al-Ani researches at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and teaches at the University of Potsdam and the University of Basel. He is a Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has published on the topics of new work and digital politics in Die Zeit, Zeitonline and Handelsblatt, among others. His current book on this topic, entitled Widerstand in Organisationen. Organisationen im Widerstand (“Resistance in Organizations. Organizations in Resistance.”) was published in an updated edition in 2017 by Springer. He has over 20 years of experience in international consulting firms, including as an executive partner with Accenture. He was previously President and Professor at the ESCP Europe in Berlin as well as Professor at the Hertie School of Governance.