Daniel Adkins

Daniel Adkins

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Chief Executive Officer, Transnational Academic Group, Middle East FZ LLC

Dan joined Transnational Academic Group Middle-East (formerly, Global Institute Middle-East) in November 2009 to teach in the Foundation and Business programmes. Dan began his career working in the information technology industry. During his time in the IT industry he performed IT services for companies including IBM, Dell, Clorox, Philips, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, Merck, and VISA. Over the course of 20 years, Dan held numerous management positions, including CIO and CEO. Before coming to the UAE he worked extensively in the United States, India, Vietnam, the UK, and the Philippines. He has taught IT professionals in various disciplines including project management, quality management, and leadership skills.

After retiring from the IT industry and founding an international school in India, he moved to the UAE in 2007 teach at the tertiary level. Dan holds an MBA and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Research from Herriot-Watt University and has received professional certifications in project management, quality assurance, and TEFL. He has lectured at the university level in IT, economics, accounting, marketing, management, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship, and law, and has overseen the development of multiple foundation programs.  He regularly speaks at public seminars on education and is a TEDx speaker.

Daniel Adkins

Chief Executive Officer, Middle-East

Mail: Daniel Adkins@transnatedu.com


  • MBA from Herriot-Watt University.
  • Professional certifications in project management, quality assurance, and TEFL.