AGBA Leadership

AGBA Leadership

Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Norman Wright
Dean
Woodbury School of Business
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah,
USA

Associate Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of  Trustees

Prof. Dr. Najiba  Benabess
Dean
School of Business
Elizabethtown College
Elizabeth Town, Pennsylvania
USA

Deputy Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of  Trustees

Dr. Kip Becker
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Transnational Management
Metropolitan College
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
USA

Assistant Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Leo Paul Dana
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Montpellier Business School
Montpellier
France

AGBA’s Founder, President and CEO

Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed
BBA (New York), MBA (Texas), Ph.D., (Utah), D.Litt., (India)
Professor of International Business
Founder, President and CEO:
Academy for Global Business Advancement
Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Journal for Global Business Advancement 
Founder and Editor-in-Chief: 
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Alexandria, Virginia,  
USA
Email: zafaruahmed@gmail.com

AGBA’s First Vice President:

Prof. Dr. Popy Rufaidah
Secretary General:
Indonesian Association of Faculties of Economics and Business (AFEBI)
Cultural Attaché:
Indonesian Embassy to the USA, Washington DC. USA
Professor of Marketing:
Faculty of Economics and Business
Padjadjaran University
Bandung, West Java,
Indonesia

AGBA’s 2nd Vice President:

Prof. Dr. Ali Khatibi
Senior Vice President
Post Graduate Centre
Management & Science University
Shah Alam
Malaysia

AGBA’s 3rd Vice President:

Dr. Sanjay Dhir
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi
India

AGBA’s Managing Director:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hinck
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
American University of Iraq Sulaimani
Sulaymaniyah
Kurdistan Region
Iraq

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Conferences:

Dr. Viput Ongsakul
Former Dean
NIDA Business School
National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
Bangkok
Thailand

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Publications:

Dr. Sahil Raj
Assistant Professor of Management Information System
School of Management Studies
Punjabi University
Patiala, State of Punjab
India

AGBA’s Director for Global IT Operations

Mr. Tanveer Kajla
Ph.D., Candidate in Management Information Systems
School of Management Studies
Punjabi University
Patiala, State of Punjab
India

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Social Media

Dr. Hossien Bodaghi Khajeh Noubar
Head
Department of Business Administration
Islamic Azad University
Tabriz Branch
East Azerbaijan Province
Iran

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Entrepreneurship

Dr. Nayana Dehigama
Chairman and Managing Director
EPIC TECHNOLOGY GROUP 
Epic Techno-Village
Thalangama, Battaramulla 
Sri Lanka

AGBA’s Treasurer

Dr. Christopher J. Marquette
Grover Hermann Professor of Business
Department of Finance
Tabor School of Business
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
USA

AGBA’s Auditor

Mr. Afzal U. Ahmed
MS in Accounting Candidate
Department of Accounting and Finance
College of Business
Texas A&M University at Commerce
Commerce, Texas,
USA

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Field Operations:

Mr. Iqbal U. Ahmed
Ph.D., Candidate in Exec. Business Research - (Marketing)  
Department of Marketing
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia,
USA

AGBA’s  Country Vice Presidents

Prof. Dr. Hassan Yazdifar
Professor and Head
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Faculty of Management
Bournemouth University
Bournemouth, England
UK
(AGBA’s Vice President for England)

Prof. Dr. John Andrew (Andre) van der Poll
Research Professor
Graduate School of Business Leadership
University of South Africa
Pretoria
South Africa
(AGBA’s Vice President for South Africa)

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Sidani
Dean
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
American University of Beirut
Beirut
Lebanon
(AGBA’s Vice President for Lebanon)

Prof. Dr. Salem Matar Saeed Al-Ghamdi
Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Management and Marketing
KFUPM Business School
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran
Saudi Arabia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Hamdan Sulaiman Al. Fazari
Vice Chancellor
Sohar University
Sohar
Oman
(AGBA’s Vice President for Oman)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hinck
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
American University of Iraq Sulaimani
Sulaymaniyah Governorate
Kurdistan Region
Iraq
(AGBA’s Vice President for Iraq)

Dr. Hossien Bodaghi Khajeh Noubar
Head
Department of Business Administration
Islamic Azad University
Tabriz Branch
East Azerbaijan Province
Iran
(AGBA’s Vice President for Iran)

Prof. Dr. Zafar Husain
Dean
College of Business Administration
Al Ain University of Science and Technology
Al Ain
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA’s Vice President for Abu Dhabi)

Associate Professor Dr. Osama Sam Al-Kwifi
Associate Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business and Economics
Qatar University
Doha
Qatar
(AGBA’s Vice President for Qatar)

Associate Professor Dr. Sabri Elkrghli
Dean
Faculty of Business Administration
Libyan International University
Benghazi
Libya
(AGBA’s Vice President for Libya)

Dr. Mohamed Al-Shami
Dean
College of Economics and Management
Al-Qasimia University
Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA’s Vice President for Sharjah)

Dr. Nada Megahed
Assistant Professor
College of Business
University of Bahrain
Kingdom of Bahrain
(AGBA’s Vice President for Bahrain)

Dr. Viput Ongsakul
Former Dean
NIDA's School of Business
National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
Bangkok
Thailand
(AGBA’s Vice President for Thailand)

Mr. Hafiz Fawad Ali
Deputy Director
Social Science Research Centre
University of Okara
Okara, State of Punjab
Pakistan
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Punjab, Pakistan)

Prof. Dr. Dhruba Kumar Gautam
Professor of Management
Faculty of Management
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu
Nepal 
(AGBA’s Vice President for Nepal)

Dr. Mir Parvez Ahmed
Head
Entrepreneurship Development Cell
Islamic University of Science & Technology
Pulwama, Awantipora,
Kashmir Valley
State of Jammu & Kashmir
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for Kashmir Valley, India)

Prof. Dr. Bhavan Narayana Kandala
Professor of Marketing and Former Principal
Pendekanti Institute of Management
Vasavi College of Engineering
Hyderabad, Telangana State
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for South India)

Dr. Nakul Parameswar
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management,
Indian Institute of Management Hyderabad
Hyderabad, State of Telangana,
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Tamil Nadu, India)

Prof. Dr. Suharnomo
President
Indonesian Association of Faculties Economics and Business (AFEBI) and
Dean
Faculty of Economics & Business
University of Diponegoro
Tembalang, Semarang, Central Java
Indonesia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Northern Indonesia, India)

Prof. Dr. Mahrina Sari
Professor and Associate Dean
Faculty of Economics and Business
University of Lampung
Bandar Lampung
Lampung
Indonesia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Southern Indonesia)

Dr. Satriyo Budi Cahyono
Director General
Department of Treasury
Ministry of Finance
Jakarta
Indonesia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Greater Jakarta)

Prof. Dr. Harif Amali Rivai
Dean
Faculty of Economics and Business
Andalas University
Padang
West Sumatra
Indonesia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Eastern Indonesia)

Prof. Dr. Syunkri Lukman
Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Management
Faculty of Economics and Business
Andalas University
Padang
West Sumatra
Indonesia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Western Indonesia)

Associate Professor Dr. Charles Lagat
Associate Professor of Marketing 
School of Business and Economics, 
Director: International Programs, Linkages & Alumni 
Moi University
Eldoret
Kenya
(AGBA’s Vice President for Kenya)

Dr. Said Seif Mzee
Managing Director
Zanzibar State Trading Corporation
Zanzibar
Tanzania
(AGBA’s Vice President for Tanzania)

Prof. Dr. Abdul A. Rasheed
Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professor and,
Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Texas at Arlington,
Arlington, Texas,
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Southern USA)

Prof. Dr. Eugene Seeley
Professor of International Business
Department of Management
Woodbury School of Business
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah,
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Utah, USA)

Dr. Omer F. Genc
Assistant Professor of International Business
Department of Marketing
Williamson College of Business Administration
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Ohio, USA)

Prof. Dr. J. Mark Munoz
Professor of Management and International Business
Department of Management
Tabor School of Business
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Illinois, USA)

Prof. Dr. Dana-Nicoleta Lascu
Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Virginia, USA)

Dr. Chetan Srivastava
Associate Professor of Marketing
School of Management Studies
University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad, State of Telangana
India
(AGBA’s President for the States of Andhra and Karnataka, India)

Associate Professor Dr. Ghulam Ali Arain
Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Agility
Department of Leadership & Organizational Agility
College of Business and Economics
United Arab Emirates University
UAE
(AGBA’s Vice President for Pakistan)

Dr. Nina Drejerska
Deputy Director for Science
Institute of Economics and Finance
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Warsaw
Poland
(AGBA’s Vice President for Poland)

Prof. Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba,
Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Florida, USA)

Dr. Maher Itani
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
Ajman University
Ajman
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA’s Vice President for Ajman, UAE)

Dr. Sattambi Sumith de Silva
Director
Institute of Event Management
Colombo
Sri Lanka
(AGBA’s Vice President for Sri Lanka)

Dr. Sahil Raj
Assistant Professor of Management Information System
School of Management Studies
Punjabi University
Patiala, State of Punjab
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Punjab, India)

Prof. Dr. Demetris Vrontis
Vice Rector for Faculty and Research
University of Nicosia
Nicosia
Cyprus
(AGBA’s Vice President for Cyprus)

Dr. Anisur R. Faroque
Senior Researcher of International Business and Entrepreneurship
School of Business and Management
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology
Lappeenranta
Finland
(AGBA’s Vice President for Finland)

Dr. Haileslasie Tadele Gebremariam,
Assistant Professor of Finance
Department of Finance
School of Business
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA’s Vice President for Ethiopia)

Dr. Jimmy Teng,
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
College of Business
Yamanashi Gakuin University
Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture
Japan
(AGBA’s Vice President for Japan)

Dr. Atif Saleem Butt
Assistant Professor of Management
Department of Management
School of Business
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA’s Vice President for Ras Al Khaimah)

Dr. Abdulrahman Chikhouni
Associate Professor of International Business
Bissett School of Business
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta,
Canada

(AGBA’s Vice President for Canada)

Prof. Dr. K. M. Baharul Islam
Professor & Chair,
Centre of Excellence in Public Policy and Government,
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Kundeswari, Kashipur, State of Uttarakhand,
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Uttarakhand, India)

Dr. Prem Prakash Dewani
Associate Professor of Marketing
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Prabandh Nagar,Lucknow, State of Uttar Pradesh,
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Uttar Pradesh, India)

Dr. Vishal Gupta
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior Area
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, State of Gujarat,
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for Western India)

Dr. Sheikh Ashiqurrahman Prince
Dean
Faculty of Business Studies
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University
Gopalganj
Bangladesh
(AGBA’s Vice President for Bangladesh)

Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Bin Abdullah
Interim Vice Chancellor
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Sintok, State of Kedah,
Malaysia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Malaysia)

Dr. Dina Abdel-Zaher
Associate Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business
University of Houston Clear Lake
Houston, Texas,
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Texas, USA)

Dr. Caterina Farao
Assistant Professor of People Management
Department of Economy
Insubria University
Varese, Via Monte Generoso, Varese
Italy
(AGBA’s Vice President for Italy)

Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Van Phuong
Head
Center for Public Administration
International University
Vietnam National University at Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
(AGBA’s Vice President for Vietnam)