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Dilshad Sheikh



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Professor Dilshad Sheikh

Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) & Dean Faculty of Business, Arden University

Dilshad has over 20 years of experience in the Higher Education sector gained from multiple roles. She currently holds a dual strategic leadership position as Dean of the Faculty of Business at Arden University and is also the Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic). Born in Nairobi, Kenya, and the youngest of seven children, she has enjoyed a successful career in industry prior to making the jump into academia. Realising this was where she could enact genuine change, she moved across as a result of her desire to help students from widening participation backgrounds achieve their goals and support their communities. Dilshad’s most recent win was the most prestigious CMI Volunteer of the Year Award 2022 having been the former regional chair for the West Midlands and Northwest. Dilshad continues to engage with audiences across a variety of sectors with the ambition to encourage and inspire more females, especially from ethnic minority backgrounds, attaining senior leadership roles.

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