Farid A. Muna, PhD - Board Member
Dr. Farid Muna is a Board Member of Meirc Training & Consulting. He holds a BA in Management from San Diego State University, an MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School, University of London.
Dr. Muna held managerial positions as Financial Controller with an American manufacturing company in California and Texas before joining Meirc in 1973. Between 1982 and 1985, he was seconded to Qatar Petroleum (QP) where he established and managed their Qatari training and development function. While with Qatar Petroleum, Dr. Muna introduced a career development system that emphasized Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for high potential Qatari employees. He also introduced the first five-year plan for Qatari development. Between 1992 and 1997, he was the Managing Director of Meirc. With Meirc, he participated in consulting, research, and management training assignments in North Africa, Japan, USA, the Middle East, and the Gulf Area.
Dr. Muna’s training and consulting interests concentrate on leadership, negotiation skills, creativity, strategic thinking and planning, as well as human resources management. He has written several articles on these topics. His early research findings have been published in a book entitled The Arab Executive (1980). Dr. Muna has also directed and published Meirc’s research project titled The Making of Gulf Managers (1989). His latest books are titled Seven Metaphors on Management: Tools for Managers in the Arab World (2003), Developing Multicultural Leaders: The Journey to Leadership Success (co-authored with Dr. Ziad Zennie), 2010, and The Palestinian Executive: Leadership under Challenging Conditions (2012).