AGBA Leadership

AGBA Leadership

Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Kyle S. Wells
Former Dean
College of Business
Utah Tech University
St. George, Utah,
USA

Members: AGBA’s Global Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Norman Wright
President and CEO
Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
Provo, Utah,
USA

Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse
Professor of International Business
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Arizona State University
Glendale, Arizona,
USA

Prof. Dr. Vincent Chang
Former President
Brac University
Dhaka
BANGLADESH

Prof. Dr. Abdul Razak Bin Ibrahim
Vice Chancellor
Universiti Melaka
Melaka City, State of Melaka,
MALAYSIA

Dr. Hamdan Sulaiman Al-Fazari
Vice Chancellor
Sohar University
Sohar
OMAN

Dr. Tran Tien Khoa
Former President
International University
Vietnam National University
Ho Chi Minh City
VIETNAM

Prof. Dr. Dheeraj P. Sharma
Director
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Rohtak, State of Haryana
INDIA

AGBA’s Founder, President and CEO

Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed
BBA (New York), MBA (Texas), Ph.D., (Utah), D.Litt., (England, Candidate)
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
Washington D.C.,
District of Columbia
USA
Email: zafaruahmed@gmail.com

AGBA’s Senior Executive Vice President

Prof. Dr. Shawn Carraher
Professor of Management and Global Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Marketing
KFUPM School of Business
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran
SAUDI ARABIA

AGBA’s First Vice President:

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

AGBA’s Second Vice President:

Prof. Dr. Popy Rufaidah
Professor of Marketing
Padjadjaran University
Bandung, West Java
INDONESIA

AGBA’s Third Vice President:

Prof. Dr. Hassan Yazdifar
Professor of Accounting and Management
College Head of Research and Innovation
University’s Research Lead for Business, Economics and Social Policy
College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
University of Derby,
Derby, England
UNITED KINGDOM

AGBA’s Managing Director:

Wolfgang Hinck
Former Provost
American University of Iraq at Sulaimani
Sulaymaniyah
Kurdistan Region
IRAQ

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Social Media Communication, AGBA’s Global Brand Ambassador; and Managing Editor for AGBA’s Quarterly Newsletter:

Ms. Aruzhan Belgibayeva
Almaty
KAZAKHSTAN

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
Associate Professor of Management Information System
School of Management Studies
Punjabi University
Patiala, State of Punjab
INDIA

AGBA’s Director for Global IT Operations

Dr. Tanveer Kajla
Assistant Professor
Department of Management Studies
NALSAR University of Law
Hyderabad, State of Telangana
INDIA

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
Assistant Professor
Department of Finance
Tabor School of Business
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
USA

AGBA’s Auditor

Mr. Afzal U. Ahmed
MS in Auditing Analytics Candidate
Department of Accounting and Finance
College of Business and Technology
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
College Head of Research and Innovation
University's Research Lead for Business, Law and Social Science
College of Business, Law and Social Science
Derby University
Derby, 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 Northern Region of South Africa)

Prof Dr. Breggie van der Poll
Professor of Financial Management Sciences
Graduate School of Business Leadership
University of South Africa
Midrand
SOUTH AFRICA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Southern Region of South Africa)

Prof. Dr. Said Elfakhani
Professor and Director
Executive MBA Program
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
American University of Beirut
Beirut
LEBANON
(AGBA’s Vice President for Lebanon)

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

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)

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)

Dr. Abdullah O. Almashayekhi
Chair
Department of Management & Marketing
KFUPM Business School
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran
SAUDI ARABIA
AGBA’s Vice President for Saudi Arabia)

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

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 Lecturer of Marketing
Faculty of Commerce
Hailey College of Commerce
University of the Punjab
Lahore, 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
Director and CEO
Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development
Islamic University of Science & Technology
Pulwama, Awantipora District,
Kashmir Valley
State of Jammu & Kashmir
INDIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Kashmir Valley, India)

Mr. Balarama Krishna Varanasi
Globalization Consultant
Hyderabad, State of Telangana
INDIA
(AGBA's Vice President for Global Academic and Entrepreneurial Partnerships).

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

Prof. Dr. Suharnomo
Rector
Faculty of Economics & Business
University of Diponegoro
Tembalang, Semarang, Central Java
INDONESIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the Central Java Province of Indonesia)

Prof. Dr. Mahrina Sari
Professor of Marketing
Faculty of Economics and Business
University of Lampung
Bandar Lampung, Lampung
INDONESIA
(AGBA’s First Vice President for the West Sumatra Province of Indonesia)

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

Prof. Dr. Popy Rufaidah
Professor of Marketing
Padjadjaran University
Bandung, West Java
INDONESIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for West Java Province of Indonesia)

Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Kadir
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Economics and business
Hasanuddin university
Makassar, South Sulawesi,
INDONESIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for South Sulawesi Province of 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)

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 the State of Texas, 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
Associate 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)

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
Associate 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. Jimmy Teng
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Business
School of Business
Zhejiang University City College
Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
CHINA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Singapore)

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

Dr. Arthur Seakhoa-King
Dean
Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government
DUBAI
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
(AGBA’s Vice President for Pan-Africa)

Dr. Nguyen Giang DO
Vice Dean
Faculty of Business Administration
Nguyen Tat Thanh University
Ho Chi Minh City
VIETNAM
(AGBA’s Vice President for Vietnam)

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Falahat Nejadmahani
Professor of Marketing and International Business
School of Marketing and Management
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation,
Kuala Lumpur,
MALAYSIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Malaysia)

Dr. Basheer Al-Haimi
Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management
University of Technology Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Pan-Arab World)

Dr. Bhumika Gupta
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management,
Institut Mines-Télécom Business School,
Paris
FRANCE
(AGBA’s Vice President for France)

Prof. Dr. Seung Hun Han
Dean
Graduate School of Global Digital Innovation
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Daejeon
SOUTH KOREA
(AGBA’s Vice President for South Korea)

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Singh
Chair Professor of Human Resource Management
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland
UK
(AGBA’s Vice President for Scotland)

Dr. Song Zening
Associate Dean
International Business School
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing
CHINA
(AGBA’s Vice President for China)

Prof. Dr. Rock-Antoine Mehanna
Dean
School of Business and Quality Management
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Dubai
UAE
(AGBA’s Vice President for Dubai)

Prof. Dr. Hermann Lassleben
Professor of Human Resource Management
SB Business School
Reutlingen University
Alteburgstraße, Reutlingen
GERMANY
(AGBA’s Vice President for Germany)

Dr. Felix A. Flores
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
College of Business
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for the State of Colorado, USA)

Mr. Srinivas Vajapeyajula
Assistant Vice President
Global Information Security
Bank of America
Hyderabad, State of Telangana,
INDIA
(AGBA’s Vice President for Global Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence)