Abeera has over a decade of experience in academic and quality management within the higher education sector. Coming from a background in humanitarian jurisprudence and commercial law, Abeera worked as a lawyer before joining Global University Systems (GUS) in 2009. Over the years she has been responsible for fostering and managing relationships with regulatory and compliance stakeholders such as those pertaining to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), and British Accreditation Council (BAC), as well as national and international regulatory and funding bodies. As such, Abeera is highly experienced in ensuring market growth, commercial sustainability, and corporate social responsibility take place in tandem.
Abeera has played an instrumental role in establishing GUS subsidiary colleges and entities through the development of robust academic governance processes, brokering new partnerships, and streamlining operations procedures. She joined GISMA Business School in 2019 as Head of Business Transformation with the aim of reshaping the school's operational and academic processes and managing strategic change in a fast-changing world.