Ghazwan Hassna Ph.D

College of Business - Department of Business


Program Chair – Business Analytics and Information Security



Ph.D. Information Systems - City University of Hong Kong

M.Sc. Management & Information Systems - University of Manchester

B.Eng. Information Systems & Software Engineering - Damascus University


Dr. Ghazwan Hassna is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and the program chair of the Business Analytics and Information Security Program at the College of Business of Hawaii Pacific University. Before joining this position, Dr. Hassna, was conducting his research at both EPIC LAB (Enterprise Process Innovation and Computing) and GCIF Lab (Global Center for Internet Finance) at City University of Hong Kong where he obtained his PhD.

Before earning his PhD, Dr. Hassna had more than 10 years of experience in formulating, planning and managing IT-Enabled Change Initiatives. He worked in different geographies and for/With different prestigious organizations including Dubai the Model Center, Prime Ministry of Syria, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), European Commission, Syrian Enterprise Business Center (SEBC), and the Arabic Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD) to name few.

Dr. Hassna participated in formulating the Syrian e-Government Strategy before the war ravaged the country. He held the position of the monitoring and evaluation manager within the Syrian e-Government Executive Team and was responsible for establishing and managing the national e-Government Monitoring & Evaluation Unit (Framework – Organization Structure – Required Systems). Before that, he worked as the Executive Director and Founder of ISRAR Initiative at the Prime Ministry of Syria within the European Commission Program for Simplifying Business Environment BESP.

Dr. Hassna's multinational and cosmopolitan approach has been developed and polished through extensive contact with international organizations and personnel, and through overseas education and work in multiple countries, including United States of America, Hong Kong SAR, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Malta, Bahrain, Netherlands, Serbia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Oman.

While serving as a faculty member and program chair at Hawaii Pacific University, Dr. Hassna is still invited as a guest speaker and an international consultant by several organizations and entities worldwide.


Digital Strategies & Digital Transformation

Big Data and AI Strategies

Big Data and AI Applications

Smart & Digital Government/Governance


Blockchain Applications

Crowdfunding and Internet Finance

Business Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

Big Data Strategy & Analytics

Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation

Strategic Information Systems Planning

Information Technology Management

Smart & Digital Government/Governance

Ghazwan Hassna

Associate Professor

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