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Associate Professor of International Business, RMIT University

Sharif As-Saber is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of Master of International Business program at RMIT's School of Management. He is also the Head of Geopolitics, Business and Governance research cluster within the Centre Sustainable Organisations and Work (CSOW) at RMIT. He joined the RMIT University in 2010 and held the position of Deputy Head (Research & Innovation) of the School of Management until 2013. Previously, he served at Monash University, the University of Tasmania and Massey University. He earned his PhD in international and comparative management from the University of Tasmania. He also holds academic qualifications such as BSocSc (Honours) (International Relations), LL.B, MSocSc (International Relations) and an MBA (International Business). He completed a faculty development program in International Business Law and Ethics at the University of Colorado at Denver.

He held, in the past, several academic administrative positions including the Founding Director, MPhil (Industry) Program and Director, International Business Program at Monash University; Sub-Dean, International Business Program at the University of Tasmania; and International Business Program Manager at Massey University, New Zealand. He also has a long public service experience.

His current research interests include e-governance, anti-corruption, social reregulation, international business, call centre management, geopolitics and international education. He has edited two books and authored several book chapters, published extensively in refereed journals and presented in leading international conferences. He also received competitive research grants including ones from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Telematics Trust.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Administration & Governance and the Honorary International Advisor of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).


  • 2010–present
    Associate Professor, RMIT University
  • 2001–2010
    Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • 1999–2001
    Lecturer, University of Tasmania
  • 1998–1999
    Lecturer, Massey University


  • 1999 
    PhD, international and comparative management, University of Tasmania
  • 1994 
    MBA (International Business), Monash University
  • 1987 
    LL.B, University of Dhaka
  • 1982 
    MSocSc (International Relations), University of Dhaka
  • 1981 
    BSocSc (Honours), (International Relations), University of Dhaka