Meet SAE Dubai's Advisory Council
SAE Dubai launches industry-based Advisory Council through Center for Industry Engagement
In its ongoing efforts to offer practical, real life and industry aligned approach to its academic curriculum, SAE Dubai launched a new advisory council through its Center for Industry Engagement, comprising a selection of leading professionals from across Creative Media industries.
The founding members of the new advisory council include: Geraint "G" Bungay - CEO and Founder of Boss Bunny Games, Sujoy Cherian - CEO of Option 1 Events, Sreejesh Nair - Audio Engineering Specialist, Graeme Erens - CEO and Executive Creative Director of Genius Loci Agency and Frederico Beja - Filmmaker at Concept View Media.
The advisory council members will share insights and expertise from their respective creative fields with aspiring students and emerging talents in the region. They will be available to advise SAE leadership, academic staff and faculty on the current, up to date and relevant trends in the industry.
Jan Horn, Managing Director at SAE Institute Dubai commented on the launch of the advisory council by saying “having industry experts of this caliber represented on SAE’s advisory council is an honour and will greatly enhance our industry engagement and the opportunities for students to be mentored by industry leaders and trailblazers. The creative industries in the UAE are at the dawn of a new era of growth and SAE will play a pivotal role in ensuring our creative talent is ready to step up to the challenge and turning their passion into a lucrative and rewarding profession.”
From a Creative Media industries standpoint, members of the council commented on the benefit of such a platform.
“The Advisory Council is a well-structured, highly beneficial body where Academia meets industry, a combination that will greatly enhance students’ experiences, as young professionals, through direct insight from the real-life work environment,” said Frederico Beja - Filmmaker at Concept View Media.
“It is a great honour to be asked to join the Advisory Council at SAE Institutes CIE. Boss Bunny is keen on supporting the gaming community and we hope that by serving on the advisory council we would be able to support those seeking the necessary skills to grow in the gaming industry. Building this relationship with the SAE Institute will be key in supporting the growth of future game designers and developers in the region,” said Geraint "G" Bungay - CEO and Founder of Boss Bunny Games.
SAE Institute’s Centre for Industry Engagement (CIE) is established with a holistic vision to build valuable relationships between the creative industries and talent, thereby creating an ecosystem which benefits all stakeholders, including students, industry partners and the academic community. It aims to create a global, well networked professional community in creative media where the stakeholders share practical experiences and exchange industrial credibility.