Shai is the academic lead for the Edinburgh Business School MBA courses, including: project management, project management for the oil and gas industry and strategic risk management.

Shai has an extensive direct practical experience of strategy, operations and risk management, having worked as a senior programme manager, technical director and account manager in a range of capacities and for a number of different employers in the private sector, before joining Edinburgh Business School in 2013.

He co-founded a successful online shopping business and owned a professional consulting firm that assisted organisations to improve their business results by strategically plan and implement project, programme and portfolio management culture, processes, tools and techniques. His clients ranged from private start-ups companies to public authorities.

Shai is a fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Scottish Programme and Project Management Group (SPPMG), the Risk Management Society (RIMS), and the Strategic Planning Society (SPS). He is a graduate of the Advance HE Academic Leadership Programme and a Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE). Shai had served as an elected member of the University’s Senate as well as committee and board member in several organisations and NGOs.

As part of his PhD studies at Edinburgh Business School, Shai researches the intersection of sustainability and strategy.  


2016 – PRINCE2P, British Computer Society
2009 – CSM, Scrum Alliance 
2006 – MBA, Heriot-Watt University
2004 – PMP, Project Management Institute
1997 – BSc, Hebrew University in Jerusalem


Wallace W., McClure N. and Davidov S. (2016) ‘Strategic Risk Management’ Edinburgh Business School Distance Learning Textbook.