School of Business and Economics


Ahmad is on study leave for the duration of his PhD starting from April 2018. He currently holds a position as an Information Analyst in IT projects division at the Ministry of Information in Kuwait. He previously worked as a specialist in HR management systems as an HR analytics and IT applications specialist in the Kuwaiti oil industry. He also worked as a Kuwait regional manager for a major custom web development company based in Dubai.

With over nine years of work experience, he has developed a special interest in the field of knowledge and information management as a premise for organisations to develop their capabilities and technology alignment efforts.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait (2007)
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Kuwait University, with distinction (2016)
  • Currently pursuing a PhD in Information Management in Loughborough University

Research interests:

  • Knowledge management
  • Information management/science
  • Absorptive capacity
  • Capability-based view of the firm
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Microfoundations of capabilities in strategic management



Dr Gillian Ragsdell and Prof Mathew Hughes


Dissertation working title:

Microfoundations of Internal Absorptive Capacity in an Information Management Process.