Accreditation webinar- The African Strategy: How Business Schools are Coping with Rapid Global Changes

We are pleased to invite you to our AABS Accreditation Webinar that will be held on 19 October from 11:00 to 12:00 SAST.
Oct 19, 2022
11:00 am
12:00 pm
October 19, 2022


We are pleased to invite you to our AABS Accreditation Webinar that will be held on 19 October 2022 at 11:00 AM

As the world is rapidly changing in different ways, our African Business Schools need to change along by developing strategies to reinvent themselves. Join us to this important idea exchange to explore strategies used by some of our Business Schools and how they were implemented.

Through this webinar, our Speakers will share their experiences on how they are coping with global changes in their respective institutions while remaining relevant and sustainable.



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Ali Elquammah

Director - Academic Affairs @HEM Business School
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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 2006 until December 2009. Prior to HEM BS, he was a Senior Analyst - Business Intelligence at EchoStar Corporation in the United States. He has also worked as a Senior Information Analyst at Merrill Lynch for five years. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences, an MBA, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. His major professional/academic work includes articles and case studies on the homeostasis of stability and change to succeed an implementation of an Enterprise System.

Franklyn Manu

Former Rector of GIMPA (Ghana)
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Professor Manu is a Professor at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and was the Rector from August 2012 to August 2016. He previously served as Dean of the GIMPA Business School. He has over thirty years of experience in consulting, training, and education. During this period, he has exhibited extensive capabilities in strategic planning, programme, design and assessment in higher education. He has been heavily involved in designing and reviewing programmes to improve university and corporate education in such institutions as Loyola College in Maryland (USA), Morgan State University (USA), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Association of African Business Schools, Global Business School Network, International Academy of African Business and Development, Ghana National Accreditation Board. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of the Association of African Business Schools.

Grafton Whyte

Director at Namibia Business School
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Professor Grafton Whyte was the former board chair of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), is the Director of the Namibia Business School (NBS) at the University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia, Visiting Professor of Business at the Graduate School of Business Management (GSBM) at Cape Peninsula University of Science and Technology (CPUT), South Africa, and, former Director of the Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HPGSB) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Namibia.

Henry Yatich

Ag. Principal at the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) at Mount Kenya University
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Dr Henry YATICH holds Ph.D in Strategic Management with a Postdoctoral Training in Research and Supervision from University of Stellenbosch, SA. He is an avid Research Fellow and Strategic Management Consultant with research focus on Lifelong Learning, Skill Development, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and TVET Sector. He is currently, the Ag. Principal, College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) at Mount Kenya University. Previously, he has served as the Dean, School of Business and Economics (MKU-Kenya) 2019-2021, Director, University Teaching Programmes (2019), Director, Technical Support, Content Development & Design (2018-2019), Senior Administrator (2016-2017), Registrar, School of Business and Economics (2015-2016), Deputy Director, Finance Administration & Planning and Management (2014), and Programme Coordinator, School of Business and Economics in 2013-2014. Prior to this, he served as institutional head at Alphax College, a TVET institution in Kenya.


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