Dr. Ali ELQUAMMAH

AABS Board Chairperson, HEM Business School, Morocco

Dr. Ali Elquammah, based out of Morocco, is currently the Director -- Academic Affairs at HEM Business School, since January 2010. At HEM Business School. Dr. Elquammah is also a Professor and Director – International Affairs and is in charge of all issues and matters pertaining to the organization internationally such as international relations. Prior to this, he was Director - Executive Education, from January 2008 until December 2009. Prior to HEM, he was a Senior Analyst - Business Intelligence at EchoStar Corporation in the United States. He has also...

Mr. Idrissa Mbengue

Institut Superieur de Management de Dakar (Group ISM), Senegal

Mr Idrissa Mbengue, a current member of the AABS Governing Board,previously served on the AABS Board from 2005 to 2011. Mr Mbengue has been Associate Director of Group ISM since 2008,having previously served as Dean of the International MBA, International School of Management and Director of Undergraduate programs in the same institution. He is the programme Co-ordinator of Lead Campus – a collaboration programme between ISM Dakar, Sciences Po Paris, GDSPP/UCT Cape Town and CEFEB/AFD Marseille. Mr Mbengue holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan...

Prof. Mills Soko

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), South Africa

Mills Soko earned his undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1992. Soon there after he worked for a year as a research assistant with UCT’s Equal Opportunities Research Project. From 1994 to 1995 he was employed by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa as a researcher on parliamentary affairs, monitoring and preparing reports on the work of parliamentary committees in South Africa’s first democratic national legislature. In 1996, he joined the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) – the upper house of the...

Prof. Samuel Bonsu

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School, Ghana

Samuel (Sammy) K. Bonsuworks at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School, Accra, Ghana. He maintains research interests in Consumer Cultures, Socio-Economic Subjectivities in Contemporary Markets, especially as they relate to African and Diasporan experiences that inform theoretical developments. Sammy has taught marketing and consumer behavior at various universities around the world, including the Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Simon Fraser University, and the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. Hisworks have been published in some of the...

Dr. Nizar Becheikh

The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business, Egypt

Nizar Becheikh received a BBA in International Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Tunis (Tunisia). He earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Laval University (Canada). Duringhis time in Canada, Dr. Becheikh worked closely, as part of R&D and consulting projects, with managers and policy makers from several Canadian SMEs, public organizations, and governmental agencies intended to foster innovation and regional economic development in Canada. He published his research in top-tier academic journals and prestigious conferences. Upon joining AUC in 2011, Dr. Becheikh served in different...

Prof. Grafton Whyte

Namibia Business School, Namibia

Prof. Whyte holds a PhD in Information Systems Management fromCranfieldUniversity, School of Management; MBA from Westminster University and BA Hons in Business Management from South bank University. He setup the organization, Customer Service Management Africa (CSMA) for the promotion and research into customer service delivery in Africa; Through the CSMA hosted the first-ever Namibian Customer Service Awards & Conference and first Customer Service Nationwide Survey in Namibia, collecting over 7000 responses in 2014. Prof. Whyte isalso the developer of the V-Model of Service Quality, a tool for operationalising the measurement...

Dickel Yannice Talla

Dickel Yannice Talla started at AABS as the Communications and events Manager in December 2018. Web-savvy marketing professional accomplished in creating and leading marketing campaigns, she comes from the Media Agency Havas Africa where she has worked for clients such as Bel group, Saham Insurance and Total. She is passionate about creating unique, tailored and innovating messages to reach her targets through applicable forms of media. Her previous experiences made her gain a true understanding of data and analytics that explain the power of strong, targeted, strategic content.  Dickel has a...

Hanane El Kouari

Executive Director

Hanane EL Kouari joined AABS in May 2018 as the ExecutiveDirector. Hanane was born in Casablanca, Morocco. She has been engaged in the education field in Africa for nearly a decade and has served as Head of Africa and Middle East Network at IESEG school of management-Paris/Lille- one of the top business schools worldwide (triple crowned/FT ranking). She took the lead in designing, implementing and reinforcing IESEG’sAfrican strategy, with a specific focus on double degree programs, strategic partnerships, research collaboration and talent detection. In addition, Hanane brings with her from...

Lana Elramly

Accreditation Director

Lana Elramly joined AABS in March 2018 as the Accreditation Director. Lana comes with a wealth of experience from the accreditation world, having spent the last ten years at the American University in Cairo (AUC) where she was instrumental in twice acquiring the “Triple Crown” accreditation for AUC School of Business. Prior to joining the education sector, Lana worked for the Department of State, InspectorGeneral’s office, based in Washington DC, USA, where she assisted teams with inspecting US missionaries around the globe while preparing requested reports and briefs as demanded...

Tracy Hauptfleisch

Office Manager

Tracy Hauptfleischjoined AABS in March 2016 and is the Secretariat Manager. Tracy has studiedthrough the Institute of CertifiedBookkeepers as well as UNISA whereshecompleted the programme in Business Management. Shecomeswith a wealth of administrative experiencefromboth the corporate and NGO worlds. Afterworking for corporategiantssuch as SABC, Cargo Carriers and Foodcorpshethenworked for a number of well-knowncommunity organisations in administration, fundraising and programme management: St Anthony’sEducate Centre in Boksburg, Radio Veritas, and the Jesuit Institute. In this last rolesheoversaw the doubling in size of the organization and alsocoordinated, over a number of years, a...

Prof Nick Binedell

Professor Nick Binedell is the Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (“GIBS”). He holds a PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a Boeing Scholar, an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University. After an initial career in the mining and manufacturing sectors,including a period as a general manager, Nick has invested the last 30 years of his career in business education. His extensive experience includes being the founding director of GIBS...

Prof Erasmus Kaijage

University of Nairobi School of Business Barclays Bank Endowment Chair Professor

Mr Jonathan Cook

Chairman African Management Initiative

Dr Enase Okonedo

Lagos Business School Dean

Prof Walter Baets

Founder and CEO Obviously Excellent: Innovation and transformation in co-creation Consultant in Complexity, Collective Intelligence, Transformation and Agile Innovation

Dr. Edward Mungai

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, SBS Academic Director, Owner Manager Program, SBS PhD in Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics all from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.