Dr Maria Papadaki

Contact details

Email: [email protected]


Short Bio

Over ten years’ of experience in Risk Management from both Academia and Industry, with numerous of years in the implementation, development, improvement and management of risk frameworks, tools and techniques. An individual who can be exposed to a wide range of areas and proves the ability to manage, lead projects, influence, manage people, motivates and drives change in different environments. Portfolio of Achievements Include:

  1. Created and Managed the BUiD PMO office.
  2. Launched and managed the Dubai Centre for Risk Management.
  3. Developed and execute a risk strategy to support a bid for a £7.2bn.
  4. Managed the Risk and Business Continuity Management process for Rolls-Royce Supply Chain. Identified and improved risk maturity for 1200 suppliers.
  5. Managed and Designed the Supply Chain Risk Management strategic framework in Rolls Royce.
  6. Accredited Rolls-Royce Risk Facilitator and Risk Mentor (Subject matter expert).
  7. Lead and organized benchmarking sessions between organisations (e.g. Zurich, Cisco and Rolls-Royce)
  8. Lead, designed and managed quality processes.
  9. Lead the Suppliers Delivery failures Investigation process in Rolls-Royce

Degree/Professional Qualifications

  1. PhD in Risk Management-School of Mechanical Aerospace & Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester
  2. MSc Management of Projects-School of Mechanical Aerospace & Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester
  3. BSc Business Economics- Business School, Salford University
  4. Certificate of Scholarship BSc Business Economics- IPAG University, Nice, (Monaco) France
  5. Foundation degree in International Business, Salford University
  6. Senior Relationship Manager –Risk Manager, The University of Manchester (2014 – Present)
  7. Supply Chain Risk Manager (Global leader), Rolls-Royce plc. (2011 – 2014)
  8. Interim Head of Risk (UKNR), Rolls-Royce plc. UK Nuclear Restoration (UKNR) (2013)
  9. Enterprise Risk Management professional, Rolls-Royce plc. (2010 – 2011)

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


Email: [email protected]