Nowshir is the Founder of EMDI and spends much of his time traveling across all of EMDI’s branches in India, Dubai and Africa. He calls Dubai his home and has painstakingly grown EMDI from a small Institute to a global conglomerate, now partnered with Greycells Education.
Never found without a Smile, Nowshir can be often seen networking, talking and engaging with students and faculty members, a profile which he enjoys the most.
He lives by the caveat – The only way to do great work is to Love what you do. When not found at EMDI (which is very rare), he can be seen watching cricket, exploring new places to eat and the occasional good sheesha.
Regarded as a Marketing Leader providing marketing and communications solutions to Sovereign Owned Entities in the Middle East and major international brands on a global scale. Alan combines international expertise (Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia) with essential Middle East knowledge (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Beirut), and this combination allows for a unique level of Cultural Awareness within the events and experiential marketing industry.
Having been based in Dubai for 21 years, Alan has worked with Event Companies, Festival Centers, Advertising & Marketing Companies and Tourism Boards. Having worked on both agency and client side, Alan has an ability to provide creative strategic solutions delivered with operational know-how and execution
Current / recent activities include:
Majid Al Futtaim Properties – Head of Marketing (Communities)
Doha 2020 Olympics Bid – Communications Advisor
Enterprise Qatar – Marketing Advisor
TDIC Abu Dhabi – Executive Director Marketing & Communications
Gary Player Group – Brand Advisor
Al Futtaim Group – Head of Marketing & Communications
Global Village – General Manager
With this extensive experience across all forms of the face to face industry, Alan is the Honorary Chairman of EMDI, sharing his contacts and expertise with the students and EMDI management to train the future generation.
Dalida is the unofficial “mother” of EMDI, having produced and grown over 1000 babies with EMDI! Formerly working with the EMDI team in Mumbai, Dalida moved to Dubai in 2007 and joined EMDI after short stints working with Event Production Companies in the UAE.
Started off as a Program Coordinator – Dalida is now the Deputy GM of EMDI Dubai, managing all students, admissions, internships, events, placements and evaluations. She is probably the most adored EMDI team member, and represents the face of EMDI Dubai.
Chocolates are a way to win her over, and she loves to enjoy herself going out during the weekends. Dalida is the proud mother of 2 sons… and a 3rdbounty of joy is on its way !!
Flying high can’t be more true for EMDI’s team member – Zeon. After completing a Degree in Business Studies and specializing in Marketing – Zeon took to the skies as a Flight Attendant and while globetrotting, learned the art of customer service, SOPs, hospitality, negotiation skills, time management and dealing with different people and cultures.
Bringing this 8 year experience to the team, Zeon currently manages the Advertising & Wedding Program, and has the mandate of managing EMDI’s Social Media & Marketing strategy.
A true peoples person, he is gifted with confidence and is the EMDI Official Caricature Artist and Photographer. Watch this space – it’s going to take off !
Communication & PR expert – Bharti manages the PR & Journalism vertical at EMDI – under the brand name World Media Academy. Bharti is a self confessed “nutritionist” and is often heard trying to ensure all the team members eat healthy and stay healthy.
Bharti is the true “brit” in the office, bringing a perfectionist attitude to her work and timings imbibed from her years in London. Blessed with a 2 wonderful children, she is ready to make waves in communication !
Bela Desai is the legal machine and financial brain behind EMDI. A lawyer by qualification, Bela is one of the promoters of Greycells Education Ltd, which partnered EMDI in 2008.
Bela also wears the hat of a Director with Value Line Advisors, an Investment Banking firm in India. An expert in strategic partnerships & financial acquisitions she continuously ensures all compliances, strategic documentation and processes are in place at EMDI.
Fayaz is the self-designated Chief Financial Officer. As the Head of Administration – Fayaz manages EMDI’s lecture recording technology, accounts, admin and banking work – and is duly the PRO of the company. He is always spotted running between Immigration authorities, KV authorities, Bank Authorities, and manages the Technicals and AV in the class during lectures. Blessed with a wonderful wife and 3 daughters, Fayaz has a massive fan following with the students.
Who love him for this enthusiasm, humour and as the team says; his Local Arab style!
If you ask 90% of the faculty at EMDI, they all say they come to teach for 3 reasons – Love and Passion, EMDI’s token of appreciation, and most importantly – the cup of coffee.
All courtesy of EMDI’s team member – Elango. Elango is the first to arrive and the last to leave, ensuring the premises are spotlessly clean. He remembers every faculty requirement – and ensures that their choice of snacks, juices, tea, coffee or Redbull is ready.
He is a stickler for cleanliness and timing – and hence is entrusted with taking student attendance, and collecting late fees ! His best quality – he never says No.