PDI Staff | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

PDI Staff

Rava Khorshid, PDI Director

Rava Khorshid currently heads the Professional Development Institute. Her main focus is to provide leadership and planning for the PDI team in order to develop and enhance the scope and contribution of AUIS in the area of adult education and professional, lifelong training. She manages the excellent reputation that PDI enjoys among the public and private sector companies and joined AUIS in 2012.
 
Rava holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (majored in Marketing) from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland and an MBA degree in International Business Development from the same university. She has 10 years of work experience with administrative, marketing, and business development duties. 
 
Office: A-F3-36. Ext: 1521.
 

Rawand Abas, Business Development Manager

Rawand Abas holds the position of Business Development Manager at PDI where he is responsible for building relationships with staff members internally and clients and partners externally, and providing relevant internal coordination to optimize quality of service, business growth, and customer satisfaction. Additionally, he coordinates marketing and sales activities towards achieving PDI's growth goals, and establishes and maintains a customer database for the purpose of expanding PDI’s services to a broader audience.
 
Rawand holds a B.A. in English from the University of Sulaimani; a diploma in Accounting from Hackney Community College in London; and an MBA from AUIS. Rawand has previously worked as an administrator and interpreter/translator in a solicitors firm in the United Kingdom. He joined PDI in November 2013 as PDI Coordinator.
 
Office: A-F3-41. Ext: 1536.
 

Hanar Hemn, PDI Coordinator

Hanar Hemn holds the position of PDI Coordinator. Her primary goal is to be the focal point for all courses, student registration, and coordination with other members of the team to ensure seamless service. She is also responsible for ensuring effective interdepartmental collaboration in support of office operations and  administrative functions. In addition to these duties, she is also responsible for leading and proctoring global standardized tests such as IBT TOEFL and SAT.
 
Hanar joined the PDI team in January 2018 as Administrative Assistant. She has prior administrative experience and has participated in a leadership training in the US. Hanar holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Sulaimani.
 
Office: A-F3-42. Ext: 1556