AGBA Leadership

AGBA Leadership

Chair: AGBA Global Board of Trustees

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

Deputy Chair: AGBA Global Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse
Past President: Academy of International Business
Professor of International Business and
Director: Latin America Program
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Arizona State University
Glendale, Arizona,
USA

Assistant Chair: AGBA Global Board of Trustees

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

AGBA Founder, President and CEO

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

AGBA Managing Director

Dr. Wolfgang Hinck
Dean
College of Business Administration
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Al-Khobar
Eastern Province
Saudi Arabia

AGBA Vice President for Global Publications:

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

AGBA Vice President for Corporate Relations:

Mr. Lavanya Rastogi
President & CEO
Digital Business Group
Happiest Minds Technologies
Houston, Texas,
USA

AGBA Vice President for Global Field Operations:

Mr. Iqbal U. Ahmed
University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas, Texas,
USA

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AGBA’s Country Vice Presidents

Prof. Dr. A. K. Shamsuddoha
Professor of Marketing
Rajshahi University
Rajshahi
Bangladesh
(AGBA Vice President for Bangladesh)

Dr. Anil  Fernando 
Senior Lecturer
Department of Accounting 
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gangodawila, Nugegoda
Sri Lanka
(AGBA Vice President for Sri Lanka)

Prof. Dr. Corrado Crocetta
Professor of Econometrics
Department of Economics
University of Foggia
Foggia
Italy
(AGBA Vice President for Italy)

Dr. Broto Rauth Bhardwaj
Head:
Research and Entrepreneurship Cell
Bharati Vidyapeeth University
New Delhi
India
(AGBA Vice President for India)

Prof. Dr. Arvinder Singh Chawla
Vice Chancellor
RIMT University
Mandi Gobindgarh
State of Punjab
India
(AGBA Vice President for Northern India)

Dr. Bhavan Narayana Kandala
Director
Department of Management
Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
Hyderabad, Telangana State,
India
(AGBA Vice President for Southern India)

Ms. Jeanette Angeline B. Madamba
Associate Professor
Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
College of Economics and Management
University of the Philippines at Los Banos
College, Laguna
Philippines
(AGBA Vice President for Philippines)

Dr. Sorasak  Tangthong
Assistant Dean for International Affairs
College of Administration and Management
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology at Ladkrabang
Bangkok
Thailand
(AGBA Vice President for Thailand)

Dr. Irwan Trinugroho 
Chairman
International Collaboration and Accreditation
Faculty of Economics and Business
Sebelas Maret University
Surakarta (Solo), Central Java
Indonesia
(AGBA Vice President for Northern Indonesia)

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

Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah
Dean
School of Business Management
University of Utara Malaysia
Malaysia
(AGBA Vice President for Malaysia)

Dr. Sabri Elkrghli
Dean
College of Business Administration
Libyan International Medical University
Benghazi
Libya
(AGBA Vice President for Libya)

Dr. Abderrahman Hassi
Assistant Professor of Management
School of Business Administration
Al-Akhawayn University
Ifrane
Morocco
(AGBA Vice President for Morocco)

Dr. Mustafa Colak
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Department of Business Administration
Social Sciences University of Ankara
Ankara
Turkey
(AGBA Vice President for Northern Turkey)

Dr. Ömer Faruk GENÇ
Assistant Professor of International Business
Department of Business Administration
Abdullah Gül University
Kayseri
Turkey
(AGBA Vice President for Central Turkey)

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 Vice President for Abu Dhabi)

Prof. Dr. Shahid Bhuian
Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
College of Business Administration
Sultan Qaboos University
Oman
(AGBA Vice President for Oman)

Dr. Osama Sam AL-KWIFI
Associate Professor of Management
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
Qatar University
Qatar
(AGBA Vice President for Qatar)

Prof. Dr. Abdullah Alhumoud
Dean
School of Business
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA Vice President for Ras Al Khaimah)

Dr. Mohammad Naim Chaker
Chair:
Department of Finance and Economics
Ajman University of Science and Technology
Ajman
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA Vice President for Ajman)

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Sadiq Sohail
Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
Faculty of Industrial Management
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran
Saudi Arabia
(AGBA Vice President for Saudi Arabia)

Prof. Dr. Demetris Vrontis 
Executive Dean: Distance Learning
University of Nicosia
Nicosia
Cyprus
(AGBA Vice President for Cyprus)

Prof. Dr. Minwir Al-Shammari
Dean
College of Business Administration
University of Bahrain
Bahrain
(AGBA Vice President for Bahrain)

Prof. Dr. Syed Aziz Anwar
  Dean
Research and Doctoral Studies College 
Deanship of Research and Doctoral Studies
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
(AGBA Vice President for Dubai)

Dr. Charles Lagat
Senior Lecturer of Marketing 
School of Business and Economics, 
Director: International Programs, Linkages & Alumni
  MOI University
Eldoret
Kenya
(AGBA Vice President for Kenya) 

Dr. David McArthur
Chair
Department of Management
Woodbury School of Business
Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah,
USA
(AGBA Vice President for Western USA)

Prof. Dr. J. Mark Munoz
Professor of International Business
Tabor School of Business
Millikin University
Decatur, Illinois
USA
(AGBA Vice President for Northern USA)

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

Dr. Kishwar Joonas
Associate Professor of Marketing
Department of Marketing
College of Business
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, Texas
USA
(AGBA Vice President for Southern USA)

Prof. Dr. Hassan Yazdifar
Chair and Professor of Accounting
Head of Academic Unit 
(International Finance, Accounting and Economics)
Salford Business School
University of Salford, 
The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, England,
UK
(AGBA Vice President for England)

Dr. Craig Julian
Senior Lecturer of Marketing
Department of Marketing
Southern Cross University
Gold Coast, Queensland
Australia
(AGBA Vice President for Australia)

Dr. Jun-qian (Cathy) XU
Assistant Professor of Economics
School of Business
Jiangnan University 
Wuxi, Jiangsu
China
(AGBA Vice President for Eastern China)

AGBA’s Vice Presidents for the Promotion of Global Research

Prof. Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba,
Professor of Management
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
USA
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Business Ethics)

Prof. Dr. Osman Mohamad
Dean
Graduate School of Management
Multimedia University
Malaysia
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Export Marketing)

Prof. Dr. Bharath M. Josiam
Professor of Hospitality Management
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas,
USA
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Hospitality Management)

Prof. Dr. Badaruddin Mohamed
Professor of Tourism Management
University of Science Malaysia
Penang
Malaysia
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Tourism Development)

Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Mohamed
  Deputy Dean
Graduate School of Muamalat
Islamic Science University of Malaysia
Malaysia
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Case Development)

Prof. Dr. Abdul A. Rasheed
Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professor and Head:
Department of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Texas at Arlington,
Arlington, Texas,
USA
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Global Management)

Prof. Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu
McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor, and
Director: M3  Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation
School of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership
University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota-Manatee, Florida,
USA
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Hospitality Technology)

Prof. Dr. Roshan Lal Raina
Vice Chancellor
JK Lakshmipat University,
Jaipur City, State of Rajasthan,
India
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Business Communication)

Dr. Maher Itani
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Kassar School of Business
Lebanese American University
Beirut
Lebanon
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Research in Operations Management)

AGBA Vice Presidents for the Development of Global Entrepreneurship

Dr. Nayana Dehigama
Chairman and Managing Director
EPIC TECHNOLOGY GROUP 
Epic Techno-Village
Thalangama, Battaramulla 
Sri Lanka
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of South Asian Entrepreneurship)

Dr. Prasantha Jayamanna
Chairman and CEO
DPJ Holdings Pvt. Ltd.
Nawala
Sri Lanka
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurship)

Dr. Broto Rauth Bhardwaj
Head:
Research and Entrepreneurship Cell
Bharati Vidyapeeth University
New Delhi
India
(AGBA Vice President for the Promotion of Indian Entrepreneurship)