Alaa Garad, FRSA, CMBE, PhD, is the Academic Director of Al Maktoum College of Higher Education, Scotland. He is an associate professor of Organisational Learning and Business Excellence, and a fellow Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce. Alaa is regarded as a leading authority in Quality Standards and Organisational Learning. He occupied leading management roles at Union National Bank, Emirates Airlines and IIP UAE, where he was the CEO. Alaa is an active member of the Scottish National Party (SNP). In March 2022, He was awarded the UK Excellence Award by HRH Princess Anne. Alaa created the Learning-Driven Organisation Model and the bestseller ‘The Learning-Driven Business; How to Develop an Organisational Learning Ecosystem Book.