Marketing, Admissions and Student Services (MASS)

Mira Hamzeh 
Head of Marketing, Admissions & Student Services (MASS)

Email: [email protected]


Mira graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Human Resources. She has 12 years’ experience in the educational sector as well as 6 years’ experience in the financial sector (including as a Finance Officer for the Fakih Institute of Reproductive Sciences and Technologies).

She has extensive experience in the Office of Admissions at AUB, becoming Senior Student Recruitment Officer in 2010. In 2018 she joined the University of Balamand Dubai as the Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment. In this senior role, she handles the responsibilities of managing all recruitment and admission activities (for both undergraduate and postgraduate students), including coordinating and implementing various recruitment programmes.


Marketing Team

We provide the communications, marketing & external relations function of the University. Staff promote BUiD at local, regional and international levels and to a variety of stakeholders – students, industry, government and higher education.  We maintain the university’s website and social media, produce a variety of publications, and run events and campaigns to encourage people to engage with BUiD.


Samar Alkhatib
Communications Manager, Marketing Team Leader

Email: [email protected]

Samar joined The British University in Dubai as a Marketing Assistant in November 2010, and later was promoted to Marketing Coordinator. Before moving to the UAE Samar was living in Canada. She held similar positions in Canada and UAE between 2006-2009.


Nadine Markiz
Student Relations Coordinator

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Nadine is a Canadian/Lebanese Biotechnology Graduate and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree specializing in General Management. She was previously working in GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai as Learning Support Assistant.


Samer Batran
Marketing and External Relations Officer

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Samer obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Sciences (majoring in Marketing) from Yarmouk University, Jordan. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree at Istanbul Okan University, Turkey. He has attended various professional courses and obtained Level-7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from Ofqual UK. He has worked in several jobs during his career in different countries, including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, which include various fields in customer service, sales, marketing, real estate, and business development. He also has experience in establishing small and medium enterprises (SMEs)



Tanisha Simon
Digital Marketing Officer

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Tanisha obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications from Mahatma Gandhi University, India in 2020. She held the position of IT and Media Assistant for a cosmetic company.


Student Admissions


Ahmed Abu Shaaban
Senior Student Administrator, Admissions Team Leader

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Ahmed Joined BUiD in 2013 as a Social Media Executive and he is currently working with the Student Administration department as Senior Student Administrator. Before joining he was working as a Customer Service Representative at Etisalat. He was born in the UAE where he has a Diploma in Computer Studies. Later on he decided to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Psychology, Heriot Watt University.


Mohamad Jammal
Admissions Officer

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Having spent five years in UAE higher education sector, Muhammad joined BUiD in February 2015 as faculty administrator and he was involved in effective administration support for postgraduate Programmes in the Faculty of Business and Law. Currently, He leads the admission team to support applicants to get admitted to Postgraduate Programmes offered by The British University in Dubai.


Dina Haddad
Undergraduate Admissions Officer

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Dina obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Ajman University. Dina previously worked at Ajman University as Student Recruitment and Admissions Assistant where she gained experience in the University’s student operations and recruitment.


Student Services


Christine Salvador
Research Programmes Officer, Student Services Team Leader

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In 2009, Christine started working at BUiD as a Resource and Library Assistant. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.  At present, she is the Research Programmes Officer and Student Services Team Leader.   She is responsible for overseeing a wide range of services throughout the entire student life cycle.  She is also involved in handling general issues including progress monitoring of doctoral students and arrangements of their assessments.


Dr Godwin Francis
Senior Faculty Administrator

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Godwin joined BUiD in 2009 and holds a Phd degree in Business Management.  At present, Godwin is involved in high level administration support for university assessments with board of examiners meetings including Undergraduate, Masters and PhD in all the faculties of BUiD. He also handles the general issues related to MSc Students progression and dissertations.


Abdullah El Nokiti
Faculty Administrator

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Abdullah El Nokiti is a Computer Science-Business Administration Graduate and is currently pursuing his Masters from UOWD in IT Management. He started his career while he was a student by being an active volunteer in various events and has experience in customer service. We received positive feedback from the references stating he would be an asset to the organization he joins.


Maria Kopteva
Undergraduate Student Officer

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Maria Kopteva is currently working as UG Student Officer at BUiD. Maria is having administrative role experiences at different universities in Russia before she arrives to the UAE.

Maria holds a bachelor degree in Law and advanced qualification as mediator.


The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971507012843

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