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I have been a student at Monarch for more than a year now, and it is exactly what I had hoped for. The Monarch experience is focused on your progress as a scholar, researcher and thinker, and the key ingredient is a very close follow up by a highly qualified professor assigned to you as a supervisor. At Monarch the school works for your success. You are not stuck in an impersonal bureaucracy that presents another obstacle on a pursuit that is already very challenging and demanding. There is just you, the degree you are after, and the support and encouragement of Monarch. This is perfect for any post graduate student, but especially for those that already have a career or even a family to take care of as well.”

Terje Tonsberg – D.Phil. in Business Research

Terje Tonsberg

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Students are the heart of UGSM-Monarch Business School and is why we exist. At Monarch, students enjoy a high ratio of student to faculty members and have diverse interest in business and research. Below you may find profiles of selected candidates that reflect our student community. Our students come from many of the top universities of the world, including:

  • AinShams University Cairo
  • American University Dubai
  • Athens University of Eco. & Business
  • Concordia University, Canada
  • Case Western University, USA
  • Cranfield University, UK
  • Damascas University
  • Duke University
  • ESCP-EAP: European Business School
  • FHNW, Brugg-Windisch, Switzerland
  • George Washington University USA
  • Ghana Inst. of Mgmt. & Public Admin.
  • Hellwan University Egypt
  • Herriot Watt-University of Edinburg
  • Harokopio University Athens
  • IE Business School, Spain
  • Jordan Applied University
  • King Saud University
  • Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
  • Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana
  • Lebanese American University
  • Maastricht School of Management
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • McGill University, Canada
  • Middlesex University, UK
  • Middle East University, Beruit
  • Panteion University Athens
  • Queens University, Canada
  • Royal Holloway-University of London
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • University of Asia & Pacific, Philippines
  • University of Bern
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • University of London, UK
  • University of Manchester, UK
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • University of Quebec
  • University of Reading, UK
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Wales, UK
  • University of Western Ontario

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Name:
Aurelia Ravet

Nationality:
France

Program:
D.Phil. in Business Research

Focus:
Marketing & Communications

Biography

Ms. Aurelia Ravet is a D.Phil. in Business Research. She holds a “Master Europeen de Management et de Strategie d’Entreprise” as well as a “Diplome Europeen d’Etudes Superieures” from the European Federation of Schools. She also holds a Certificate in project management from Lyon 1 University Claude Bernard and a DEUG-Diplôme d’études universitaires générales from the University of Lyon, Jean Moulin Lyon III. At present, she works as a consultant in marketing & communications in the pharmaceutical and medical industries in India for RxModules. She has in the past held the position of Assistant Manager at Sanofi Pasteur MSD in Lyon, France.

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Education:

  • Master Europeen de Mgmt. et de Strategie d’Entreprise from Federation Europeen des Ecoles, France
  • Diplome Europeen d’Etudes Superieures, Federation Europeen des Ecoles, France
  • Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales, University of Lyon, Jean Moulin Lyon III, France
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Name:
Gregor Hoch

Nationality:
Austrian

Program:
Doctor of Professional Studies / Doctor of Management

Focus:
Hotel Management

Biography

Mr. Gregor Hoch holds an International Master of Business Administration (Magister der Sozial und Wirtschaftswissenschaften) from the University of Vienna. Mr. Hoch is presently the General Manager of a well-known and successful Austrian Ski Hotel and Resort. Mr. Hoch wishes to study the science behind vacancy analysis as applied to his own hotel and resort.

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Education:

  • International MBA University of Vienna
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Name:
Terje Tonsberg

Nationality:
Norwegian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research

Focus:
Leadership

Biography

Mr. Terje Tonsberg has over 20 years experience in industry with the last decade being within the petroleum industry in Kuwait. Terje is interested in human and organizational performance improvement and organizational learning and as such will complete his dissertation on leadership studies from a praxeological perspective. Terje holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada where he is a member of the Dean’s honor list for academic excellence.

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)-Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Dean’s Honour List-Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
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Name:
Khalil duPlessis

Nationality:
South African

Program:
Doctor of Professional Studies / Doctor of Management

Focus:
Enterprise Resource Planning

Biography

Mr. Khalil DuPlessis holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Mr. DuPlesisis has over 20 years of management and leadership experience within the accounting domain with specific interest in Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP. He presently works as an ERP consultant in Kuwait. The focus of his studies revolve around Enterprise Resource Planning.

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Accounting – Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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Name:
Dr. Corrie Block

Nationality:
Canadian

Program:
Doctor of Business Administration

Focus:
Entrepreneurship

Biography

Dr. Corrie Block holds a Master of Global Leadership from the Fuller Theological Seminary in California and a Ph.D. from the University of Exeter in Arab & Islamic Studies. Presently, Corrie Block holds the position of Vice-President of IPSA HR Solution for the MENA region. Previously, he has worked both as an independent business consultant as well as within the corporate environment with the following groups: Zeitgeist Holdings and Vabadus Noorte Liikumine. Within the academic field, Mr. Block has been involved with curriculum development at the MBA and AMP (Advanced Management Program) level at the Lebanese International University.

In the past he has been instrumental in the co-ordination of the production of comprehensive strategies for water provisioning and for natural gas market in Yemen. Mr. Block has been a speaker or keynote speaker at a number of conferences and seminars throughout Canada, the US, UK and EU countries and is the only non‐Arab presenting at the 2011 National Leadership Forum in Yemen hosted by the Qurtoba Group. Mr. Block has been published in Consulting Magazine in December 2008 on “Consulting for Metanetworks” and he is currently in the development stage of several non‐fiction books. His professional and academic focus revolves around business development within the NENA region with an emphasis on Human Resources.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, U.K.
  • Master of Global Leadership, The Fuller School of International Studies, California, USA
  • Arabic Language Program (Honours), Contemporary Language Institute, Taiz, Yemen
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Name:
Kwame Kusi

Nationality:
Ghanaian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Finance

Focus:
Investment Banking

Biography

Kwame Kusi holds a Master of Science in Banking & Finance from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland as well as a Master of Business Administration from South Bank University in London, England. He also is a graduate in computer science (B.Sc.) from K.N.U.S.T. in Ghana. Presently, Kwame Kusi holds the position of Managing Director & CEO of uniSecurities (GH) Limited, an investment banking institution specializing in structured finance, brokerage services, fund management and private wealth management. Previous to uniSecurities, he has held the positions of Chief Manager of SIC-Financial Services Ltd. and General Manager of SDC Brokerage Limited. Mr. Kusi also holds board memberships at Waste Recycling Limited and Ejuram Rural Bank. Academically, Mr. Kusi has been an adjunct lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) on the topic of International Finance and Banking.

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Education:

  • M.Sc. Banking & Finance, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • MBA, South Bank University, London, U.K.
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, K.N.U.S.T. Ghana
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Name:
Andreas Masouras

Nationality:
Cypriot

Program:
Doctor of Professional Studies / Doctor of Management

Focus:
Mass Media Communication

Biography

Andreas Masouras is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication and Mass Media from the University of Brighton, UK, specializing in television communication and television programming. He is a Research Visitor at the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University USA, specializing in content diversity. His other research interests are in political communication, media policy, journalism in comparison to new media and globalization of media organizations. Andreas is completing a Doctor of Professional Studies to augment his Ph.D. thesis work and apply the academic lessons to the professional arena.

Andreas also holds a BA degree in Communication and Mass Media from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, a M.Sc. in Globalization, Media and Culture from the University of Glamorgan in Wales as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (with specialization in media) from the National Awarding Body of the United Kingdom. Opposite of media studies, Andreas holds a postgraduate certificate in university education from the University of Brighton. Andreas is well published and has presented a series of papers at international congresses while giving lectures in Cyprus, at Brighton and at Fordham mainly on the subject of the diversity and quality of Media content.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Mass Media, University of Brighton, UK (in progress)
  • M.Sc. Globalization, Media & Culture, University of Glamorgan, Wales
  • Post-Graduate Studies Media, National Awarding Body of the UK
  • BA Communication & Mass Media, National Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece
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Name:
Liane Moosho Imakando

Nationality:
Zambian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research

Focus:
Agricultural Extension / Entrepreneurship

Biography

Liane Moosho Imakando holds both a diploma and M.Sc. in Agricultural Extension from the University of Reading, U.K. as well as a Diploma in Agriculture from the National Resource Development College, Zambia. At present, she is the Senior Program Officer Natural Resources and Gender at the Norwegian Embassy. She also holds the position of Director for Lui Holiday Homes, a private sector entrepreneurship program in the hospitality industry. Previously, Ms. Imakando has held positions as Senior Programme Officer at the Royal Norwegian Embassy as well as Credit Manager for the Women’s Finance Co-operative. She has held the position of Acting Executive Director of the National Women’s Lobby Group.

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Education:

  • M.Sc., Agricultural Extension, University of Reading, U.K.
  • Diploma, Agricultural Extension, University of Reading, U.K.
  • Diploma Agriculture, National Resource Development College, Zambia
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Name:
Professor Charles Omagor

Nationality:
Uganda

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research

Focus:
Spirituality in Management

Biography

Professor Charles Omagor is a D.Phil. in Business Research Candidate. He holds a MA in Marketing from Lancaster University in the U.K. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K. and a Honors Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University in Uganda. At present, Professor Omagor holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Vocational and Distance Learning of Makerere University, Uganda.

Education:

  • MA Marketing, University of Lancaster, U.K.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K.
  •  Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), Makerere university, Uganda
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Name:
Dr. James Chua

Nationality:
USA

Program:
D.Phil. Economics

Focus:
International Development

Biography

Dr. James Chua is a D.Phil. in Economics Candidate. He holds a Doctor of Management in Regulatory Economics from Case Western University in the USA. He also holds a Master of Applied Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific in the Philippines as well as holding a B.Sc. in Accounting from the Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Dr. Chua has professional and leadership backgrounds in international development working with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, and European bilateral donors on a wide variety of economic and governance reform programs. His roles have included designing and/or leading the implementation of programs in competitiveness, business regulation reform, small and medium-sized enterprise, agricultural trade and private sector development, food security, and impact evaluation methodologies. Dr. Chua is also an active academic currently teaching a graduate course on comparative political economy of development in East Asia at The Center for the Pacific Rim, University of San Francisco. At present, he is the Senior Director for Public Sector Development Services at the Asia Foundation, USA.

Education:

  • Doctor of Management, Regulatory Economics, Case Western University, USA
  • Master of Applied Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
  • B.Sc. Accounting, Far Eastern University, Philippines
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Name:
Alam Mafouz

Nationality:
Jordan

Program:
D.Phil. in Finance

Focus:
Applied Finance & Banking

Biography

Mr. Alam Mahfouz is a D.Phil. in Finance Candidate. He holds a Master in Applied Finance & Banking from the University of Wollongong Dubai and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Banking from An-najah N. University in Palestine. Presently he works as Finance Manager at Univest Real Estate in UAE. Previously, he held the position of Chief Accountant at Bin Masoud Group, Dubai. He is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Education:

  • Master Applied Finance, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Finance & Banking, An-najah N. University, Palestine
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Name:
Dionysios Solomos

Nationality:
Greek

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Focus:
European Union Policy

Biography

Mr. Dionysios Solomos is presently completing the D.Phil. in Economics program. Dionysios also holds a Master in European Economic Policy from Athens University of Economics and Busines as well as a Bachelor in Political Science and History from Panteion University of Social and Political Science in Athens. His research interest focuses around European Economic Policy, the Euro and business cycles.

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Education:

  • Master in European Economic Policy, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Bachelor of Political Science & History, Panteion University of Social & Political Science, Athens
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Name:
Kwape Mmela

Nationality:
South African

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy Business Research

Focus:
Business / Turnaround Strategies

Biography

Mr. Kwape Mmela is trained as a lawyer (LL.B.) at The University of the North in South Africa where he also completed a B.Proc. At present, he is the Managing Director of Mmela Management Consulting in Sandton, South Africa. Mr. Mmela also sits as the Deputy Chairman of Platmin Limited, an independent developing mid-tier producer of platinum group metals. In previous positions he has acted as the Chief Strategy Officer and Mineral Rights Adviser. In the past, he has held the position within the civil service as a Land Reform Officer. Mr. Mmela is an active member of several groups, including: Black Management Forum, Black Business Council, Business Unity South Africa and World Economic Forum on Africa and Institute of Directors.

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Education:

  • LL.B., University of the North, South Africa
  • B.Proc., University of the North, South Africa
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Name:
Bob Chitty

Nationality:
Canadian

Program:
Doctor of Professional Studies

Focus:
Corporate Social Responsibility / Aboriginal Studies

Biography

Mr. Robert Chitty has over 25 years experience in the design field. Bob founded The Gordon Group in 1987 in Ottawa, Canada. Through his efforts, the company has grown into one of Ottawa’s largest and most respected communication and marketing firms. He has directed many complex, large-scale campaigns and has won the trust and admiration of clients in both the private and public sectors. Bob is a member of Boston’s Design Management Institute. Bob holds a M. Phil. in Business Research from UGSM-Monarch Business School. Bob is focusing his doctoral studies on the field of corporate social responsibility and the aboriginal society of the Cree Nation of Northern Quebec.

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Education:

  • M.Phil., UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland
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Name:
Ezzat Ragab

Nationality:
Canadian / Egyptian

Program:
Doctor of Professional Studies

Focus:
Real Estate / Urban Planning

Biography

Mr. Ezzat Ragab holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Quebec as well as a Honors Bachelor degree in Architectural & Urban Planning from Hellwan University in Egypt. Mr. Ragab holds extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development and planning. He presently holds the position of COO at Qatar Project Management. Previously he held the position of General Manager at Limitless Development a business unit of Dubai World Group. He has also held managerial and Director positions with Al Riyadh Development in Riyadh and Doran Contractors of Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Ragab is inspired to explore, examine and critically evaluate theories, applications, concepts, processes and conventions within the real estate industry in new and creative ways.

Education:

  • MBA, University of Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelor of Architectural & Urban Planning-Honours, Hellwan University, Egypt
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Name:
Godwin Umeaka

Nationality:
Nigerian

Program:
D.Phil. in Finance

Focus:
Strategic Planning / Financial Control

Biography

Mr. Godwin Umeaka holds a MBA in Finance with Distinction from Anambra State University of Technology. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria. Mr. Umeaka has experience in banking, government agencies, private business as well as NGOs. At present, Mr. Umeaka holds the position of Group Financial Controller for Coscharis Motors Inc. in Nigeria. He was the first Executive Director of the League of Anambra Professionals (LAP) an operating NGO. He has received both the Merit Award for Academic Excellence from the University of Nigeria and a Fellowship Award for Contribution to the growth and development of accountancy practice in Nigeria. In 2000, he won the Superior Performance Award for contribution to progress and growth of Manny Bank, plc. Mr. Umeaka is also a Fellow of the Institute of Accountants of Nigeria.

Education:

  • MBA, Anambra State University of Technology, Nigeria
  • B.Sc. Accountancy-Honours, University of Nigeria
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Name:
Wellars Gasamagera

Nationality:
Rwandan

Program:
D.Phil. in Business Research

Focus:
Peace Studies / Economic Development / Leadership

Biography

Senator Wellars Gasamagera of Rwanda is a D.Phil. Business Research Candidate. His focus is on Peace Studies, Economic Development and Leadership. Mr. Gasamagera holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Quebec as well as BBA and Communicaton degree from Paris, France. He is a Member of the Political and Good Governnce Standing Committee and Member of the Parliament Steering Committee on ICT. He has also been a Member of the Senate adhoc Committee on Research and Development involved in “Research on Genocide and its Eradication in Rwanda” and “Political Puralism and Power Sharing in Rwanda”. Professionally, he has worked as an independent consultant and procurement manager within Rwanda and France and has held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Diplomatic Representation in Kigali.

Education:

  • M.P.A., University of Quebec at Quebec (UQAQ)
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Name:
Myriam Maier

Nationality:
German

Program:
Master of Economics / Doctor of Economics Combined Program

Focus:
Economic Development

Biography

Ms. Myriam Maier is a Doctor of Economics candidate. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours and Merit from Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion, Switzerland. At present, she holds the position of Fleet Manager and Customer Satisfaction Representative at Maier Management GmbH. Previously, she worked in various capacities within the hospitality industry at the Grand Hotel Bellevue Gstaad as well as the Hotel Watthalden in Ettingen, Germany. Ms. Maier is a certified paramedic, a certified USTA Class B Tennis Coach and performs voluntary work for the German Red Cross.

Education:

  • BBA-Honours & Merit, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland
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Name:
Dr. Bwalya Ng’Andu

Nationality:
Zambia

Program:
D.Phil. Economics Program

Focus:
Central Banking

Biography

Dr. Bwalya Ng’Andu holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Cranfield University, U.K. and a M.Sc. in Ergonomics from the University of London, U.K. He also holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Zambia. Presently, Dr. Ng’Andu is the Deputy Governor of Operations of the Bank of Zambia. Previous to that he was the Managing Director of the Development Bank of Zambia. He has spent most of his career, spanning over thirty years, in banking, financial services, research and consulting. His functional expertise is in banking, financial management and analysis and financial and economic research. He has served as the President of the Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services, National Secretary of the Economics Association of Zambia and the Chairman of the Banking and Finance National Taskforce.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Applied Psychology, University of Cranfield, UK
  • M.Sc. Ergonomics, University of London, UK
  • BA Psychology, University of Zambia
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Name:
Max Wright

Nationality:
South African / American

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research Program

Focus:
Recursive Organizational Dynamics

Biography

Mr. Max Wright has thirty years of experience in the information processing industry. He is a business intelligence architect with technical leadership experience that emphasizes all aspects of data management. His work is primarily focused on the designing, building, implementing and managing database, decision support and business intelligence systems. Max holds a Master of Information Systems degree from American Sentinel University. Mr. Wright is also the recipient of the 2009 Richard W Oliver award for innovative thought in the ASU technology masters degree programs.

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Education:

  • Master of Information Systems, American Sentinel University, USA
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Name:
Ashley Robinson

Nationality:
British/American/Bermudian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in International Business Program

Focus:
eCommerce

Biography

Ashley Robinson is a Doctor of Philosophy in International Business candidate. She holds a LLB from the University of Bristol, UK with honours and an Hounours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concordia University, Canada. She graduated her BA with Distinction having attained the Dean’s List every semester during her program. In 2008, she received the Nicholl Scholar Award which is presented to students who possess outstanding character and scholastic abilities. Ashley is currently studying the relationship between global company culture and negotiation.

Education:

  • LLB Honours, University of Bristol, UK
  • BA Psych-Honours, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Dean’s Honor’s List For Academic Excellence
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Name:
Yusuf Mohammed Nulla

Nationality:
Canadian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research

Focus:
Executive Compensation

Biography

Mr. Yusuf Nulla is a D.Phil. in Business Research Candidate. He holds both an MBA and M.Sc. from The Edinburgh School of Business, Heriot Watt University in the UK. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. Mr. Nulla is a Doctoral transfer student from Heriot Watt’s DBA program. Professionally, Mr. Nulla is a CPA candidate at the Colorado State Board of Accountancy and shortly will conclude his CGA designation in Canada. Mr. Nulla’s research focuses on CEO compensation, firm performance and firm size.

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Education:

  • MBA, Heriot Watt University-Edinburgh Business School, UK
  • M.Sc. in Strategic Planning, Heriot Watt University-Edinburgh Business School, UK
  • B.Comm., University of Toronto, Canada
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Name:
Francois Volschenk

Nationality:
South African

Program:
Doctor of Business Administration

Focus:
IT Infrastructure

Biography

Mr. Francois Volschenk is a Doctor of Business Administration candidate.He holds a B.Comm. Distinction in Actuarial Science and a B.Comm. Honors Econometrics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. At present, he holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at GX Technologies in South Africa. He has also been a Junior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria.

Education:

  • B.Comm. Distinction Actuarial Science, University of Pretoria,
  • B.Comm. Honors Econometrics, University of Pretoria
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Name:
Andrew Nicolas

Nationality:
Australian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research

Focus:
Health Management

Biography

Mr. Andrew Nicolas is a D.Phil. in Business Research Candidate. He holds a Master of Health Management from Curtin University, Australia as well as a Bachelor of Finance from LaTrobe University, Australia. At present, he holds the position of Operations Manager at Drs. Nicolas and Asp Centers in Dubai. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Executives, a Member of CPA Australia as well as an Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Education:

  • Master of Health Management, Curtin University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Finance, LaTrobe University, Australia
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Name:
Professor Dickinson Turinawe

Nationality:
Ugandan

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research

Focus:
Leadership Competencies

Biography

Professor Dickinson Turinawe is a D.Phil. in Business Research Candidate. He holds an MBA and B.Sc. Honours degree in  Mechanical Engineering from Makerere University, Uganda. Presently, he holds the position of Head of the Department of Business Administration at Makerere University Business School. Professor, Turinawe has a long career in the Aviation industry. His academic focus is on human resources and leadership.

Education:

  • MBA, Makerere University, Uganda
  • B.Sc. Honors Mechanical Engineering, Makerere University, Uganda
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Name:
Anastasiia Romanko

Nationality:
Ukrainian

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in International Business

Focus:
Private Book Publishing & Internationalization

Biography

Ms. Anastasiia Lutsenko is a D.Phil. in International Business Candidate. She holds a Masters and Bachelor of Management with Honors  from the Kyiv Polytechnical Institute in the Ukraine achieving the Dean’s list each semester. Presently, she holds the position of Executive Project Manager at the International Relations Department at a division of the Kyiv Polytechnical Institute and position as Editor for the Monarch Management Review. She has held part-time lectureships at the Polytechnic in Management and has attended internships at a leading Polish Bookseller. Ms. Lutsenko is also a founder and general manager of two businesses and consults in the fields of self-managed tourism and education abroad. Her Master thesis was entitled: “Theoretical and Practical Foundations of the Marketing Activities of Bookstore Chains in Ukraine”. Her academic interests are: marketing and management in IT, the publishing industry, luxury markets, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship

Education:

  • Master of Management with Honors, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
  • Bachelor of Management with Honors, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
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Name:
Emile Kemayou

Nationality:
Canada & Cameroon

Program:
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Focus:
Development Economics

Biography

Mr. Emile Kemayou is a D.Phil. in Economics/Ph.D. in Administration Candidate. He holds both a Bachelor and Master of Economics Sciences from Yaounde University in Cameroon. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Development from the Fondation Universitaire Mercure in Brussels. Professionally Mr. Kemayou works as a Business Expertise Consultant for the Government of Canada in Toronto. Previously, he had worked as an Expert-Consultant in Resource Mobilization for the African Development Bank Group.

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Education:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma, Economic Development, Foundation Universitaire Mercure, Brussels
  • M.Sc. Economics, Yaounde University, Cameroon
  • B.Sc. Economics, Yaounde University, Cameroon
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Name:
Hazman Abu Kasim

Nationality:
Malaysian

Program:
Doctor of Economics

Focus:
International Finance/Project Management/NGOs

Biography

Mr. Hazman Abu Kasim is a Doctor of Economics candidate. He holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in The Nethlands and a BBA in Finance from the Royal Melbourne University of Technology, Australia. He also holds a Diploma in Accounting from MARA University of Technology in Malaysia. He is an international finance and project management specialist with 15 years experience in diverse portfolios serving The International NGO, The United Nations and the commercial entities. His expertise includes: financial management and reporting, budget control and analysis, strengthening operational support units, auditing and establishing strategies to expand portfolios. He has more than five years specifically in assisting the rebuilding of Afghanistan and has managed diverse portfolios in countries such as in Malaysia, Afghanistan, Timor Leste, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Samoa Islands, Thailand and Pakistan. He has also specialized in donor reporting such as project delivery and budget revision as well as procurement work and operational support.

Education:

  • MBA, Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands
  • BBA Finance, Royal Melbourne University of Technology, Australia
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Name:
Omar Muasses

Nationality:
Syrian

Program:
Doctor of Professional Studies

Focus:
International Marketing Management

Biography

Mr. Omar Muassess holds a bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Damascus University and a Graduate Diploma in Management and Leadership from Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership. Mr. Muassess is a career manager with over 20 years of managerial experience primarily with Nestle having worked with their Kuwaiti and Syrian subsidiaries. Within his managerial roles at Nestle Mr. Muassess seeks to increase efficiency across all processes within product production.

Education:

  • Diploma, Management and Leadership, Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership, UAE
  • Diploma, Supply Chain Management, Rive Reine- Nestec, Vevey, Switzerland
  • Mechanical Engineering, Damascas University, Syria
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Name:
Rita Younes

Nationality:
French

Program:
D.Phil. in Business Research

Focus:
International Marketing Management

Biography

Ms. Rita Younes is a D.Phil. Business Research candidate. She holds a Master in Economics from Universite Paris II, Assas and a DESS in management (post-graduate diploma) from Universite de Picardie-Institute d’Administration des Entreprsies, France. She presently works as the undergraduate program chair for the Canadian University of Dubai. She has been a professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Beirut, the Instittue Superior des Etudes Commerciales Beruit within the MBA program and at Notre Dame University Beirut. She has more than 16 years of experience; covering strategy, brand and marketing management, marketing communications, relationship management and business development for a variety of international and regional brands across several industries.

Education:

  • Master of Economics, Université Paris II Assas, France
  • DESS in Management, Université de Picardie, France
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Name:
Marvin Ama

Nationality:
Swiss

Program:
D.Phil. in Business Research

Focus:
Entrepreneurship/IT/Biomedical

Biography

Mr. Marvin Ama is a D.Phil. Business Research candidate. He has more than 14 years as an entrepreneur, including about 8 years of IT/Project management and engineering services. He has diverse training courses and seminars in the areas of software testing, IT service and project management with regards to biometric systems, biomedical and therapeutic technologies. He holds a M.Sc. in Bomedical Engineering from The University of Berne Switzerland and a B.Sc. in System Engineering from the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland. He also holds a Diploma of Engineering from Auchi Polytechnic in Nigeria.

Education:

  • Master Biomechanical Engineering, University Bern, Switzerland
  • Dip. Ing./B.Sc., University of Applied Sciences, FHNW, Brugg-Windisch, Switzerland
  • Diploma Electrical Engineering, Auchi Polytechnical, Nigeria
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Name:
Hasan Jawad Ahmed Jawad Al Fardan

Nationality:
Kingdom of Bahrain

Program:
D.Phil. in Business Research

Focus:
Human Resource & Culture

Biography

Mr. Hasan Jawad Ahmed Jawad Al-Fardan is a Doctoral transfer student from the Open Univeristy of Malaysia and is registered as a D.Phil. Business Research Candidate. He holds an MBA from AMA International University Bahrain and a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and a BA from the University of Bahrain. At present, he holds the position of Head of Promotions and Conferences at the Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA). He is a dynamic professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in facilitating consulting projects and training programs in business, marketing, PR, and HR management.

Education:

  • MBA, AMA International University, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
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Name:
Professor Michael Oakes

Nationality:
USA

Program:
D.Phil. in Economics

Focus:
Austrian Economics

Biography

Professor Michael Oakes is a D.Phil. in Economics Candidate. He holds an MBA in Finance & Applied Economics from the University of Rochester as well as a BA in Journalism from Indiana University. Professor Oakes most recently held the position of MBA Director at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) where he has also held the positions of Interim Head and Chair. Previous to Indiana University he held the positions of Chair at both the Division of Business and the Department of Economics as well as Program Director at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana. He has also held the position of Senior Lecturer in Finance at the Kelley School of Business – Indiana University and IUPUC. Professor Oakes is the recipient of several teaching awards being: the MBA Outstanding Faculty Award for 2013 at IUPUC; the Exemplary Teaching Business Award 2007 to 2008 Saint Joseph College; and the Teaching Excellence Award 2005 Saint Joseph College.

Education:

  • MBA Finance & Applied Economics, University of Rochester, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Indiana University, USA
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Name:
Adel Abdulla Salem Abdulla

Nationality:
Kingdom of Bahrain

Program:
D.Phil. in Business Research

Focus:
Customer Service Banking

Biography

Mr. Adel Abdulla Salem Abdulla is a D.Phil. in Business Research Candidate. He holds an MBA from the University of Glamorgan, UK and a Diploma in Commercial Management from CIM. Professionally, he holds the position of Deputy General Manager for AGM Business Support in Bahrain. Previous to that he held the position of Head of Electronic Banking at the Bank of Bahrain.

Education:

  • MBA, University of Galmorgan, UK
  • Diploma in Commercial Management, CIM, UK