Dr Usman Tarqi

About Me


With over 16 years of extensive experience spanning industry and academia, Dr. Muhammad Usman Tariq stands as a distinguished professional known for his multifaceted expertise. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions across diverse sectors and regions, serving in various roles including practitioner, facilitator, trainer, supervisor, consultant, researcher, assessor, online tutor, and counsellor.

Dr. Tariq’s professional journey has taken him across the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, where he has played pivotal roles in driving organizational change initiatives, implementing innovative solutions, and fostering excellence in standards compliance. Notably, he holds certifications as an organizational change leader and assessor, and his pioneering work has led to the development and implementation of four scientific patents, underscoring his prowess in research and innovation.

His expertise extends to consultancy and training in areas such as Six Sigma, quality management, health and safety, environmental systems, project management, and information security standards. Dr. Tariq has been involved in numerous international projects, offering his insights and guidance in computing, leadership, human resources, and learning and development. He boasts a rich portfolio of collaborations with renowned accreditation agencies including NQF, ENQF, CAA, CEA, ABET, ACBSP, AACSB, WASC, and NCEAC, at both institute and program levels.


Dr. Tariq’s diverse professional background encompasses a wide array of sectors including aviation, manufacturing, hospitality, education, finance, research, software, and transportation. He has played instrumental roles in policy and procedure development for academia and businesses alike, serving as a consultant for educational institutes on matters of curriculum design, program development, and accreditation.

Education lies at the heart of Dr. Tariq’s pursuits, evident in his academic achievements. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration with distinction from California Southern University, as well as a second doctorate degree in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice (Equalized OTHM Level 8/RQF Level 8). Additionally, he possesses a Master’s of Science in Computing Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computing, reflecting his commitment to lifelong learning and academic excellence.

Driven by a passion for learning and development, project management, and training, Dr. Tariq actively contributes to the academic community as a member of various doctoral advisory committees across universities. He is also honoured to be a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and has been recognised with the Principal Fellowship Advance HE UK.

Dr. Muhammad Usman Tariq embodies a dedication to excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement, shaping the future of industry and academia through his visionary leadership and profound expertise.


Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Operations Management
Abu Dhabi University · Full-time
Jan 2023 - Present
Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates · On-site
Assessor and Tutor @CIPD UK
ICS Learn· Contract
Dec 2021 - Present
United Kingdom
Assessor and Tutor @CIPD UK
Acacia Learning · Contract
Jan 2022 - Present
United Kingdom
Assessor and Tutor @CIPD UK
DPG· Contract
Jan 2022 - Present
United Kindgom
Editorial Board Member
ICS Learn · Contract
August 2023 - Present
United States
Member of Review Board (RB)
MDPI · Contract
August 2022 - Present
Youth Member
Federal Youth Authority Member
Jan 2022 - Present
Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates · On-site
Doctoal/PhD Advisory Committee Member (DAC)
Global Universities · Contract
Jun 2018 - Present
Various local and international
Chartered Fellow CIPD
CIPD · Self-Employed
Jan 2021 - Present
United Kingdom
Associate Professor and Multiple Leadership Roles
Associate Professor of Quality Management and Computing
Graduate Thesis Manager
MSQBE Academic Program Director
Case Center Manager
Chair of Big Data and AI Graduate Capstone Projects
Student Research Publications Coordinator · Full time
April 2019 - Jan 2023·
United Arab Emirates
External Co Principal Investigator (CO-PI)
National center of Artificial Intelligence · Contract
Jan 2018 - May 2021
Islamabad, Pakistan
Group CEO
Mad Engineering Labs · Startup
Feb 2017 - Aug 2020
Islamabad, Pakistan
Adjunct Professor and Program Director
Walden University · Contract
May 2018 - Apr 2019
United States
Adjunct Professor and MBA Mentor
California Southern University. Contract
Jun 2017 - Apr 2019
United States
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Head of Innovation and Commercialization
· Full Time
August 2015-August 2018
Islamabad, Pakistan