Samer Bagaeen holds first and second degrees in architecture and urban design from University College London (www.ucl.ac.uk) (ranked 4th in the World in 2012) and a PhD in planning studies (2003), also from UCL. He was awarded an MBA from the Strathclyde Business School in 2008. He is fluent in Arabic, English and Spanish and has previously studied at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid.