Dr. Nafez Alyan is a senior educational expert who specializes in operations and finance. For decades, Nafez has advised several clients from both the public and private sectors in a wide range of issues related to financing education, school budgeting, streamlining operations in the education sector, and finance reform.
He played a key role in designing and building the Qatari Educational reform’s operational infrastructure, setting the rules and regulations of the finance department, and developing modern and efficient policies and procedures. As the Economic and Financial Advisor to the Minister of Finance in Qatar, Dr. Nafez led a major reform initiative to modernize, restructure, and streamline all key processes at the Ministry. He also developed the framework for funding ministries and public sector agencies based on a comprehensive performance system. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the United Arab Emirates University where he led a major overhaul of the University’s administrative and financial functions.
In 2012, Dr Alyan established his consulting firm, NOVUS International Consultants, and undertook and lead projects commissioned by different public and private clients in the GCC region. Most of these projects focus on the education and higher education sectors. Dr Alyan Advised clients and offer recommendations on matters related to establishing priorities and strategic directions that fulfill their mandates, oversee implementation of developed strategies, and ensure alignment between operational tasks and strategic objectives. Recruit, mentor, and lead teams of highly qualified experts and consultants.
Dr. Nafez holds a M.A. in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and a Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, Labor Economics and Econometrics from the University of Oklahoma in the USA.