THE 9 EXPERT MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
All the nine expert members are experienced and prominent personalities in the academic field of their geographical zone:
AFRICA / Prof. Sherif Kamel
Sherif Kamel is professor of management and vice president for information management at the American University in Cairo (2015-present). He was founding dean of the School of Business (2009-2014). Kamel led a major repositioning of the school by adopting a multi-tier thematic approach that included entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and responsible business. In 2014, he successfully led the school to AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and ACCET accreditations joining 70 business school in the world that are known as triple-crown accredited. In addition, he helped establish the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the university’s Venture Lab becoming Egypt’s primary university-based incubator. He was associate dean for executive education (2008-2009), and director of the Management Center (2002-2008). Before joining AUC, he was director of the Regional IT Institute (1992-2001) and managed the training department of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center (1989-1992). He is a member of the AACSB International Middle East Advisory Council (2015-present); and the Egypt-US Business Council (2013-present). He was executive VP of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (2012-2015) and member in the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission (2012-2014). He holds a PhD in information systems from London School of Economics and Political Science (1994), an MBA (1990) and a BA in business administration (1987) and an MA in Islamic art and architecture (2013) from the American University in Cairo.
CENTRAL ASIA / Prof. Dr. Aneeta Madhok
Prof. Dr. Aneeta Madhok (PhD, CMC, GPHR) is Managing Director at Open Spaces Consulting and has been the Dean (Center for Human Resources) at S.P. Jain Center of Management, Dubai and Singapore and Dean (School of Business) at NMIMS Deemed University in India.
She has contributed to the consulting profession as Chairperson of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) (2009-2011) over 49 countries worldwide, and is a global expert on Professional Development and Knowledge in the areas of Management Education, Human Resources and Management Consulting.
EASTERN EUROPE / Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas
Virginijus Kundrotas is Doctor of Social Sciences (Education), Dean of Adizes Graduate School (USA), Managing Director of Adizes Institute for Lithuania, and certified Adizes Associate in the Adizes Methodology for Organizational transformation and change. He is President of the Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA), Vice-president of Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN); Member of Editorial Board of Baltic Journal of Management (UK), member of International Scientific Committee of the EDUNIVERSAL - Official selection of World Business Schools (France), Member of the Board of Trustees of Almaty Management University (Kazakhstan). He also serves as a Board member of Lithuanian Free Market Institute, VilNews on-line magazine, and number of other institutions.
Dr. Virginijus Kundrotas is Founding President of ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania (first private HEI in the country) performed in this position from year of establishment in 1999 till 2008. Virginijus Kundrotas delivers trainings and consults various organizations around the World on Change Management, Organizational transformation, Leadership, Business ethics and Corporate responsibility. He also coaches managers of various business and non-profit organizations. His extensive practical experiences and practice of managing organizations as well as deep theoretical knowledge of various management methodologies and approaches, makes him easy understandable and very well accepted among CEOs and other managers within companies.
Dr. V.Kundrotas is visiting professor at number of Business Schools in USA (Adizes Graduate School), France (Kedge Business School), Poland (GFMD), Czech Republic (Prague University of Economics), Latvia (RTU, RISEBA, BA Business school), Lithuania (ISM University of Management and Economics, KTU), Kazakhstan (ALMU), Russia (IBS, Moscow), etc.
Dr. V. Kundrotas is a Founding President and member of Kauno Tauras Rotary club as well as member of Vilnius International Club.
EURASIA & MIDDLE EAST / Prof. Nehme Azoury
Nehme Azoury is a Professor and Deputy-President for research at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK. He is also one of the eight members of the scientific committee of Eduniversal (the representative of the Eurasian region).
Former Dean of the Faculty of Business, he lectures in the fields of marketing, strategy and Corporate Governance in several reputed universities namely, The Georges Washington University, which presented him with an appreciation award. As part of his research activities, he has to his credit several publications in internationally renowned scientific journals. To promote research in the Arab world, he is founder and editor of "The Arab Economic & Business Journal". In addition, and beyond his academic and administrative activities, Nehme Azoury is currently Managing-partner at Widein, a consulting firm headquartered in Beirut.
FAR EAST ASIA / Prof. Sung Joo Park
Prof. Sung Joo Park is the former Dean and Vice president of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He is currently a professor emeritus at KAIST Business School. Holding a PhD from Michigan State University, he was also the founding president of AAPBS (Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools,), and served as board members of the AACSB and the GFME (Global Foundation for Management Education) and is an advisor to EFMD. Also, he served as an advisor to Samsung Group and is a lifetime member of Korean Academy of Science & Technology.
LATIN AMERICA / Prof. Edson Luiz Riccio
Prof Dr. Edson Luiz Riccio is a well-established Researcher and Senior Professor at the School of Economics Business and Accountancy, University of São Paulo (USP). His areas of teaching and research are: International Management and Business Information Systems. He was the Director of International Office for the School of Business for 20 years, from July 1996 to October 2016. He continues to support the international office as the International Education Advisor. He is founder and Editor of the Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management (ISSN 1807-1775) ; founder and Chair of CONTECSI – International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management (ISSN 2448-1041); Founder and Director of TECSI – Research Lab of Information Systems and Technology Management. He is founder and President of the Brazilian Chapter of AIS – Association for Information Systems. He holds a PhD in Business Information Systems from USP and an SEP in International Management from Stanford University. His professional career includes long experience in top executive positions such as CIO and Chief Officer in international companies as well as Senior Leader Consultant of Organizational Projects for regional and federal Government in Brazil.
NORTH AMERICA AND MASTERS RANKING BRANCH / Prof. George M. Jabbour
Dr. George Jabbour is the Associate Dean for Executive Education, Professor of Finance, and Director of the Masters in Finance Program at The George Washington University School of Business. He has been a consultant and conducting professional training for the World Bank Group in Washington DC (USA), Vienna (Austria) and Islamabad (Pakistan), for The International Training Banking Center in Budapest (Hungary), the Center of Excellence in Management in Kuwait, and for Kipco Asset Management Group (KAMCO) in Kuwait. He was a Visiting Professor at Franklin College in Lugano (Switzerland), Dongseo University (South Korea), Holy Spirit University-Kaslik, Sorbonne University in Paris (France) and Renmin University in Beijing (China). He developed curriculum for BBA and Msc degrees in business and finance. He has several publications in professional refereed journals. He co-authored “The Option Trader Handbook” for trade adjustments. His research papers were presented in the US and around the world. He is a member of several leading professional finance organizations. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of five journals. Four of his co-authored papers won the best paper award. He has received several Teaching Excellence Awards. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Jabbour is very active in equity and derivatives trading. He was Senior Financial Analyst at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and a consultant to several American corporations and international organizations. He has a Ph.D. in Finance, an MBA in Finance, a BBA in Marketing, and BS in Mathematics.
OCEANIA / Prof. Michael Wood
Mike Wood’s career is diverse: he has been a journalist, academic, senior public servant as Public Service Commissioner, chair of the WA Salaries and Allowances Tribunal, director of his strategy company and Dean of the Curtin Business School. In this role, he lead his school to become the first Australian business school to earn any tick of international quality when CBS was accredited in 2000 by EQUIS. At present, he is an adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia in the Business School at its Fremantle campus and continues his international accreditation work.
Mike taught public policy at the University of Tasmania, at Curtin and UWA. When in the public service, he contributed to the reform of Cabinet processes and to local government grants funding as chair of the WA Local Government Grants Commission. He has published on Australian local government , state administration, electoral behavior and federalism. He is chairman of Member (trustees) for Ruah Community Services.
WESTERN EUROPE / Mr. Axel Schumacher
Axel Schumacher is advisor for several Business Schools in Europe. Before, he was Associate Dean for International Relations at the Business and Law Schools of the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (EBS University of Business and Law) in Oestrich-Winkel and Wiesbaden (Germany) between May 2002 and December 2015 and Director of International Programmes at WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). He has been working in the field of International Relations for more than 30 years. Over this period he has initiated more than 300 university partnerships in 55 countries around the globe, including 50 dual degree agreements at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has published research papers and contributed to books on the Concept of Private Universities in Germany and on Strategies of Internationalization for Business Schools.