Prof. Grafton Whyte

Prof. Whyte was elected AABS chair in June 2021.  He holds a PhD in Information Systems Management from Cranfield University, 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 is also the developer of...

Prof. Chris Ogbechie

Chris Ogbechie is Dean and Professor of Strategic Management at Lagos Business School and Visiting Professor at Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya and the University of Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda. Professor Ogbechie holds a first-class honours degree in mechanical engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Business Administration from Brunel Business School in the UK. He has vast experience in marketing, strategy, corporate governance, and sustainability derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria and from his consulting work with Nigerian,...

Mr. Jonathan Foster-Pedley

It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct  Henley Business School South Africa. Dean and Director Jonathan Foster-Pedley has worked in six continents and has over thirty years of global business experience. He is a former airline pilot and senior executive in the European aerospace industry, and has guided and facilitated cohesion and productivity in international and local multicultural sales and marketing and management teams. He is also an entrepreneur, a leading academic and coach (working as a visiting professor in Strategy, Creativity and...

Mr. Kamil Senhaji

Kamil Senhaji, Joined Galileo Global Education (GGE) in June 2018 as Regional Director Africa, Middle East, Asia and Americas. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee and has the mission of developing GGE in Emerging Countries. Prior to joining Galileo Global Education, Kamil Senhaji served as Business Development Director of JCDecaux then Director of the Executive Committee of JCDecaux Africa and Board Member of several Group Companies. He started his career as an Auditor in 2005 at Carlson Wagonlit Travel before joining JCDecaux in 2008. He has developed...

Prof. Lyal White

Prof. Lyal White is Strategic Advisor to Higher Education International (HEI) for Africa and new markets, Research Associate at the Brenthurst Foundation and Founder of research and advisory practice Contextual Intelligence. Prior to this, he was the founding Director of the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, where he retains a Senior Research and Visiting Faculty role. Prof. White has lived and worked in South Africa, Rwanda, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco and the US. He is an active board member of the Association of African...

Dr. Nizar Becheikh

Dr. Nizar Becheikh is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management at the School of Business of the American University in Cairo (AUC, Egypt). He served as Interim Dean of the School in 2017, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research from 2013-2018. He also served as Director of the EMBA, the MBA, and the CEMS/MIM programs. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a MBA in International Management from Laval University (Canada). During his time in Canada, he worked closely, as part of research and consulting projects, with...

Prof. Samuel Bonsu

Recently appointed as Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), with effect from September 1, 2021, Professor Samuel K. Bonsu is a Professor of Marketing and Responsible Business in Accra, Ghana. His research interests are in Consumer Cultures, Socio-Economic Subjectivities in Contemporary Markets, especially as they relate to African and Diaspora experiences that inform theoretical developments. Prof. Bonsu has taught marketing and consumer behaviour at various universities around the world, including the Bryan School of Business and Economics, the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Simon Fraser University, and the Schulich School...

Lana Elramly

Lana Elramly leads the Association of African Business School’s (AABS) operations with a specific focus on the development of African business schools as the AABS Director: Accreditation and Strategy. Prior to that, Lana has held the position of AABS Accreditation Director since 2018 and, in this time, has overseen the launch of the AABS Accreditation and has provided strategic leadership in planning, implementing and supervising the quality-based AABS accreditation system. In her current role, she has put her experience in higher education, accreditation, and quality improvement in Africa and the...

Dickel Yannice Talla

Dickel Yannice Talla is the Senior Content Specialist 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 Masters in project...

Sandrine B. Tshishimbi

Sandrine B. Tshishimbi joined AABS in June 2021 as the Accreditation Officer. Previously, she worked in the office of the DRC Ambassador and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps as the Personal Assistant. She was called to provide administrative support to the Ambassador and the entire Diplomatic corps. She has also worked as an Interpreter at the Refugee Centre, South African Department of Home Affairs. She studied at the University of South Africa where she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Postgraduate in Risk Management.

Sefeoluwa O. Badaru

Sefeoluwa O. Badaru joined AABS in June 2021 as the Marketing and Communications Manager. He has previously worked at the Regenesys Business School as the Marketing CRM and Community Manager. Furthermore, as team lead and business manager for virtual digital services at JoAnnCrest Support Services, he served multiple clients globally helped to create a culture of hard work and excellence. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, has an MBA from Regenesys Business School and currently pursuing his PhD in Business Management from Nelson Mandela University.

Tracy Hauptfleisch

Tracy Hauptfleisch joined AABS in March 2016 and is the Secretariat Manager. Tracy has studied through the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as well as UNISA where she completed the programme in Business Management. She comes with a wealth of administrative experience from both the corporate and NGO worlds. After working for corporate giants such as SABC, Cargo Carriers and Foodcorpshethenworked for a number of well-known community organisations in administration, fundraising and programme management: St Anthony’s Educate Centre in Boksburg, Radio Veritas, and the Jesuit Institute. In this last role, she...

Dr. Ali Elquammah

Director, Academic Affairs at HEM Business School

Prof Nick Binedell

Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science

Prof Erasmus Kaijage

Barclays Endowment Chair Professor at the University of  Nairobi, School of Business

Mr Jonathan Cook

Chairman, African Management Initiative

Prof Enase Okonedo

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University

Prof Walter Baets

Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town

Dr. Edward Mungai

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Development) of Strathmore University