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Mareyia Akbar Husain Hajeeh Saberi

Assistant Professor
Management & Marketing
Ahlia University


Maria Saberi is an organisational behaviour specialist participating in the enhancement of human resource performance starting from undergraduate level. She is also a Regional director for the Middle East, at the International Society for Emotional Intelligence (ISEI). Specialized in Emotional literacy and Emotional Intelligence (EI) development and a certified administrator of the intercultural sensitivity development inventory (IDI). For over a decade she has passionately provided both academic and career counseling and coaching to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students at Ahlia University. During this time she has been able to help young adults deal with behavioural as well as emotional issues related to poor academic and work performance.

Research Interest

Maria is focused on the dynamics of emotions in organisational settings. Recent research work: Empirically developed an intercultural training model which utilises emotional intelligence to enhance intercultural sensitivity during workplace intercultural encounters.


  • Saberi, M. A. (2007), The Effects of Long Working Hours on the Bahraini Woman’s Work-Life Balance, Bahrain Center for Studies & Research. ISBN: 9739990109733.

  • Maria Saberi, (2011), “The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Improving Intercultural Training: A Literature Review”, in: Proceedings of the second international congress on Emotional Intelligence. Santander – Spain pp. 496-504.

  • Presented PhD findings at the fourth international congress on Emotional Intelligence, September 8-10 (2013), New York City, USA. Paper titled: “The Role of EI in Enhancing Intercultural Sensitivity: A training Model”.

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