Our Team

Managing Director

  • Dr. Suzanne White FCIICII Accredited Advanced Trainer
    Suzanne started her career with top UK insurance companies RSA and Norwich Union, spending over ten years in a variety of technical and managerial positions. As a qualified university lecturer, this was followed by seven years in a Senior Lectureship position at a London University, teaching on insurance and risk management courses and leading an insurance teaching team, as well as undertaking consultancy work for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). More recent positions have involved running insurance courses in a Bahraini training institute, founding a consultancy business and running a campus of an American university in Bahrain. Suzanne has over 20 years of consultancy and training experience with educational and corporate entities, plus a PhD in Educational Research. She is the owner and founder of Oasis Training Center in Bahrain.
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  • Tanya Nikolaieva PhD, MA, BA
    Tanya is a highly accomplished and motivated Assistant Professor with more than 10 years delivering advanced courses for undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students on the English language and Literature, Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Studies and Text Analysis, Translation Theory and terminology. PhD qualified in Philology: Germanic Languages (validated by NARIC UK), an extremely high achiever reaching senior lecturer in 3 years. Adaptable and flexible with experience in working with International colleagues across Europe and the USA. Tanya has an extensive teaching and research experience (11 years) in the field of Linguistics and the English Language as an Assistant Professor, latterly employed at Ukrainian Chernivtsi Yuriy Fedkovych National University (College of Modern European Languages). She was also delivering lectures for postgraduate students on Applied Linguistics in Modern Language Centre in King`s College London. Her work focused on the areas of The English Language and Literature, Cognitive Linguistics and Conceptualisation, Language, Culture and Cognition, Discourse Studies and the Theory and Practice of Translation.

    Tanya also is a certified translator from Ukrainian and Russian into English and from English into Ukrainian and Russian. She was awarded her PhD in 2013. Tanya is experienced in liaising with colleagues to help students with a range of issues. She is keen to continue her career in the field of lecturing and enjoy passing on her learnings to other students.
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  • Cathren Armstrong 
    Cathren is a Registered Nurse (General), with a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool in the UK. Her most recent role involved the start-up and implementation of an occupational health clinic and medical service in Sadara Chemical Company, Saudi Arabia. She has more than 24 years occupational health nursing experience in the mining, construction and petro chemical industry working for Lafarge, Engen (Mobil) Petroleum, Dow Chemical and EQUATE Petrochemicals, as well as extensive occupational hygiene experience in the mining and petrochemical industry.
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  • Dr. Mohammed Abbas 
    Mohammed has a BA (English and Education) from Bahrain University Collage, a Diploma in Advanced Educational Studies (TESOL) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (U.K.), a Master of Education (EFL) from the University of Exeter (U.K.), followed by a PhD in Education from the University of Mumbai in 2004 (India). With over 20 years of teaching experience, he has experience in teaching diverse ESP courses.
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  • Sean Thomas 
    With a Masters degree in Offshore Engineering and 37 years in the international offshore oil and gas industry, Sean has had a rich and varied career. He currently divides his time between the UK and Bahrain, working on diverse projects.
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  • Dr. Dina Fakhrawi
    Dina has a PhD in Nutrition from a reputable American University. She has worked in Qatar and Bahrain at universities offering science, biology and nutritional studies. She was the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Science at NYIT for two years, providing excellent leadership and management skills to the organization.
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  • Samer Shennar
    Samer has been a lecturer in the field of computer and electrical engineering for many years. He holds a Masters of Electrical and Computer engineering from the USA and is professionally qualified in CNE, MCSE, and ITIL.
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  • Ali Alfardan 
    Ali is a Chartered Accountant and a talented risk assessment professional, credit group controller and a results-producing marketing professional with a proven record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive marketing strategies in support of business goals and objectives.

    Expertise in directing the control of risk and creation of marketing tools and steering the execution of marketing programs. Demonstrated success for driving growth in targeted markets through the implementation of key initiatives/projects. Solid leadership skills; able to build and guide top-performing risk/marketing teams.
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  • Jasim Salman
    Jasim has a Masters in French language and has taught at several schools in Bahrain over the years (APG International School, Choueifat Intenational School and Alwisam International School). His experience in teaching and his knowledge of the French language and culture are assets to our center.
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  • Julia Redgewell 
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  • Mustafa Ali Busharar 
    Mustafa Ali Busharar was born in Jan 14th 1983, in Muharraq, Bahrain. He has two brothers and two sisters. He joined SH. Abdulla Commercial School in 1998 and graduated in 2001.

    Mustafa Ali Busharar worked for the New York Institute of Technology (NYiT) from 2003 until 2014, as a Security Officer, and latterly, as Head of Security. At Oasis, he is the Administrative Assistant. During his free time, he likes to play football or spending some time with his family and friends.
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