Mary Emami


Ph.D., International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016

Thesis Title: The Moderating Effects of Social Environment on the Relationship between ‘Individual Components of Creativity’ and ‘Creativity’

MBA (Strategic Management), International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010

BA (English Literature and Language), Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tehran, Iran, 2004

Professional Experience

ALDER KOTEN, Houston, Texas, 2017

Independent Change Management Consultant

  • Implementing changes through building the culture of trust and commitment for the IT team of Rice University through coaching sessions and leadership workshops


Independent Organizational Creativity Consultant

  • Implementing effective organizational development strategies to drive business efficiency for clients

HODN (Houston Organizational Development Network), Houston, Texas, 2017

Speaker: Want Innovation? First Stop: Creativity

  • An engaging and pragmatic presentation and discussion to talk about creativity from an individual and environmental point of view and its relation to innovation and how to implement the strategies within the organization for audience in various industries.

UTM and UNIRAZAK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010-2015

Consulting and Delivery for Organizational Development Workshops and Projects

  • Consulted with CEOs and managers to understand business needs and prepare them for effective learning experience and ability to apply in the work environment
  • Developed outside-the-box outlook on assignments that improved problem-solving approaches for engineers to enhance productivity within the setting of the current work environment
  • Provided consulting services in creativity and corporate change in oil and gas businesses

UNIRAZAK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010-2015

Teaching Assistant

  • Taught creativity and innovation in management courses for MBA students facilitating a critical thinking process to enable students to more effectively problem-solve

KONNYAKU INDUSTRIES SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011

Marketing Manager

  • Designed and implemented business strategies to introduce new diet cookie products to Malaysian and South East Asian market
  • Created strategies that enhanced the brand of a start-up company
  • Supervised the research team working on product development and improve business performance

UNIRAZAK and TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010-2011

Coordinating Participant Affairs

  • Conceived and developed detailed plans for four modules of the Doctoral Research Methodology Workshops for PhD candidates

MALAYSIAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009- 2011

Research Coordinator

  • Conducted various studies on social and political issues and their effects on South East Asia%u2018s business environment
  • Supervised and monitored the research team
  • Analysed data for research projects, preparing descriptions and reporting to the board of directors on monthly basis

EN INVESTMENT COMPANY, Tehran, Iran, 2005-2007


MBI Company, Tehran, Iran, 2006-2007

International Affairs

  • Supervised the international communications within all three companies
  • Translated emails, interpreting the contents of the meetings (from English to Farsi and vice versa) in various fields of business including banking and trading
  • Served as interpreter at %u201CFirst international conference on hotel industry%u201D (English to Farsi) at Crown Plaza Hotel, Dubai, held by the Foresight General Trading Company

OIL, GAS, PETROCHEMICAL EXHIBITION, Tehran, Iran, 2004 Interpreter

  • Interpreted and translated the contents of the exhibition to both English and Farsi speakers in the 9th international oil, gas, petrochemical fair.
  • Discussed trends in oil and gas industry with various participating companies.

  • Sajad Rezaei, Maryam Emami and Naser Valaei, 2017 (Under Review). Anticipated elation, trust propensity, immersive satisfaction, repatronage intention and the impact of product classification A dual-process framework. International Journal of EBusiness Research. (Scopus)

  • Nasser Valaei, Sajad Rezaei, Maryam Emami, 2016, Impact of Exploitative Learning Strategy on Malaysian SMEs’ Creativity and Innovation Capabilities, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 15(4):328-354(Scopus), DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2016.079853,URL:

  • Maryam Emami, Management in Iran, case study:” She is smart enough”, issue 158, November, 2014, page 35: URL:

  • Maryam Emami, Barjoyai Bardai , Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail, The interrelationship between Entrepreneurial Trait-E.Q(Emotional Quotient), I.Q(Intelligence Quotient), ADHD(Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder), Creativity and Leadership Talent(including Ambassador, Advocate, People Mover, Truth-Seeker, Creative Builder and Experienced Guide). Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management, Volume 2 Issue 1 February 2013.