Akram Al Matarneh

Associate Professor of Business Administration

School of Business

Department of Decision Sciences and General Business


PhD. in Philosophy, University of Wollongong, Australia,
MA. in Philosophy, Macquarie University, Australia,
MA. of Laws International Business Law, University of Western Sydney, Australia
BA of Laws, Mu’tah University, Jordan.

Akram M. Almatarneh serves as an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai. With over 15 years of experience, he has imparted knowledge, conducted research, and provided coaching across diverse domains including business law, business ethics, data protection, corporate governance, corporate culture, international business, and public policy.

Mr. Almatarneh earned his PhD in Law, specializing in Privacy and Data Protection legislation, from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He also possesses a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) from Macquarie University, a Master of Law with a focus on International Business from the University of Western Sydney, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Mu’tah University in Jordan.

In his academic journey, Mr. Almatarneh has contributed numerous articles and research papers to international journals and conferences across various fields. A selection of these are as follows:


Currently, Mr. Almatarneh is developing training courses and handbooks focused on privacy and data protection. This initiative is in reaction to the recent legislative changes in various countries of the region, particularly the Data Protection law in the United Arab Emirates.

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