Yusuf Abdul-Jobbar Torofdar
World class educator and leadership strategist Yusuf Abdul-Jobbar Torofdar has been nominated to receive an honorary doctorate for outstanding service and contribution to the field of Education. This will be awarded by Warnborough College (Ireland). Yusuf has been serving the field of education for over 15 years. His achievements vary and include service both to the private and public sectors. He started his career as an educator who has authored books, written various journal articles and presented at many conferences around the world.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia he has contributed immensely to the field of education by holding several senior posts at a young age. Specifically, he has held the post of Chair of Department at 3 universities (2 of which are government universities). As an expat in Saudi Arabia, it is rare to be appointed at such senior level. He was instrumental in building these departments at those 2 newly established universities. Additionally in the private sector he has been championing the raising of standards in global education. He has led a team of experts to successfully deliver a 3 year British Council (DFID funded) educational leadership program across the Middle East (Iraq-Kurdistan, Jordan, Palestine and Occupied Territories).
Furthermore, close to home he has been active in the local communities as a bastion of improving community cohesion and promoting global citizenship through his research efforts; one of which include his PhD thesis which focuses on strategic leadership styles in UK Islamic schools. His list of outstanding achievements continues, therefore without a doubt he deserves this award as a token of appreciation for the great work he has done. The ceremony will take place in July in Canterbury. Well done and many congratulations! Dr. Brenden D. Tempest-Mogg