Director, Global Education,
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Kevin Dunseath is Director of Global Education for Cisco in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia, developing strategies for engagement with ministries and other governmental agencies responsible for education as well as with educational institutions, both public and private. He leads Cisco’s education development across the regions aligning the company’s wide-ranging expertise and solutions for the education market and acting as Global Ambassador for higher education.
Kevin’s career spans more than 40 years in education, in both the secondary and higher education sectors. He has significant teaching and senior management experience at educational institutions across the world.
This experience includes leadership positions in Brunei, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK and Zambia. The universities at which Kevin has worked for significant periods include: London Business School; the University of Sheffield and the University of Exeter in the UK; Universiti Brunei Darussalam in Brunei; the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates; and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining Cisco, Kevin was Director of London Business School’s operation in the UAE, the first international presence established by the School anywhere in the world. Instrumental in setting up this UAE operation, Kevin oversaw the successful introduction and expansion of the School's world-class Executive MBA program in the region, attracting top quality participants from across the globe.
With an academic background in language, linguistics, education and management, Kevin has particular interest in the challenges facing educational institutions as they seek to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning and also in the changing role of higher education in the new millennium. His extensive international experience in a wide range of educational institutions has given him the benefit of insights grounded in both solid theoretical underpinnings and real-life practice.
A UK-qualified teacher, Kevin has a first degree In English from the University of Oxford and a MPhil degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. In addition, he has both a MBA degree and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Sheffield. His doctoral thesis explored changing perceptions among government leaders, the media, and researchers themselves about the role and value of educational research in the UK in the late 20th century.