AGBA Leadership

AGBA Leadership

Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of  Trustees

Prof. Dr. Gary L. Frankwick
Professor of Marketing
Marcus Hunt Chair of International Business, and
Director of International Engagement
College of Business Administration
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas,
USA

Associate Chair:
AGBA’s Global Board of  Trustees

Prof. Dr. Najiba  Benabess
Dean
Tabor School of Business
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
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 Marketing and International Business
Founder, President and CEO:
Academy for Global Business Advancement
Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Journal for Global Business Advancement 
Founder and Honorary Editor-in-Chief: 
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Alexandria, Virginia,  
USA
Email: zafaruahmed@gmail.com

AGBA’s 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 Managing Director:

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

AGBA’s Vice President for Global Affairs:

Prof. Dr. Vinh Voi Xuan
Dean
Institute of Business Research
University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

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 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 of Finance
Department of Finance
Tabor School of Business
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
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. Dheeraj P. Sharma
Director
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Rohtak, State of Haryana
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for Middle East and South Asia Regional Chapter)

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 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
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Resources)
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)

Associate Professor Dr. Zafar Husain
Deputy Dean for Academic Accreditation
College of Business Administration
Al Ain University of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi
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)

Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Naim Chaker
Coordinator: MBA Program
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Finance and Economics
College of Business Administration
Ajman University of Science and Technology
Ajman
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA’s Vice President for Northern Ajman, UAE)

Prof. Dr. Minwir Al-Shammari
Former Dean
College of Business Administration
University of Bahrain
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)

Prof. Dr. Vinh Voi Xuan
Dean
Institute of Business Research
University of Economics
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
(AGBA’s Vice President for Vietnam)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar
Vice Chancellor
National Skills University
Islamabad
Pakistan
(AGBA’s Vice President for Pakistan)

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

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 Telangana State, India)

Dr. Nakul Parameswar
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management,
Institute of Rural Management,
Anand, State of Gujarat,
India
(AGBA’s Vice President for Gujarat State, 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)

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

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. Bashir Tijjani
Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting
Faculty of Management Sciences
Bayero University
Kano
Nigeria
(AGBA’s Vice President for Nigeria)

Dr. Ali Yasin Sheikh Ali
Lecturer of Marketing
Faculty of Management Sciences
Simad University
Mogadishu
Somalia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Somalia)

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 South 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
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. Arif Sikander Khan
Assistant Professor of Aviation Management
Murdoch University
Perth
Western Australia
Australia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Australia)

Prof. Dr. Álvaro Lopes Dias
Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
Universidade Lusófona,
Lisbon,
Portugal
(AGBA’s Vice President for Northern Portugal)

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

Dr. Tugba Bas
Chair
Department of Economics and Finance
Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences
Istanbul Gelisim University
Avcilar
Istanbul
Turkey
(AGBA’s Vice President for Turkey)

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 UAE)

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)

Prof. Dr. Bharath M. Josiam
Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas,
USA
(AGBA’s Vice President for North Texas, 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 Southern Ajman, UAE)

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Balcilar
Chair
Department of Economics
Eastern Mediterranean University
Famagusta
North Cyprus
(AGBA’s Vice President for North Cyprus)

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 Punjab State, 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
Lecturer of International Business and Entrepreneurship
School of Business and Management
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology
Lappeenranta
Finland
(AGBA’s Vice President for Finland)

Prof. Dr. Paolo Esposito
Professor of Business Administration
Department of Economics and Business Organization
University of Sannio
Benevento
Italy
(AGBA’s Vice President for Italy)

Dr. Sheeja Sivaprasad
Principal Lecturer of Finance
School of Finance and Accounting
University of Westminster
London, England,
UK
(AGBA’s Vice President for Greater London Region)

Dr. Mohammad Falahat Nejadmahani
Director
Centre for Sustainable Development and Corporate
Social Responsibility in Business
Faculty of Accountancy and Management
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
(AGBA’s Vice President for Malaysia)

Dr. Tareq Bani-Khalid,
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Accounting
Al al-Bayt University,
Mafraq
Jordan
(AGBA’s Vice President for Jordan)

Dr. Mahabubur Rahman,
Associate Professor of Marketing
Rennes School of Business,
Rennes
France
(AGBA’s Vice President for France)

Dr. Hiran Roy
Lecturer
International School of Hospitality, Sports & Tourism Management
Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada
(AGBA’s Vice President for Canada)

Dr. Basheer Al-Haimi,
Senior Lecturer
School of Management
Hebei University
Baoding City
China
(AGBA’s Vice President for Yemen)

Prof. Dr. Leandro Ferreira Pereira,
Professor of Strategy,
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa,
Lisbon
Portugal
(AGBA’s Vice President for Portugal)