EFMD | AABS Community Webinar

The EFMD-AABS Community Webinar is an exciting opportunity for business school professionals to engage with a broad range of colleagues from different regions around the world. The aim of the EFMD-AABS Community Webinar is to create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment where business school professionals can share best practices, learn from one another, and engage in meaningful conversations with peers across the globe. Each edition brings together insights from business school professionals from EFMD Global and AABS - Association of African Business Schools and opens lively discussion on a specific topic.
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
April 19, 2023


Enhancing digitalisation strategy in business schools

Inviting different regional perspectives, EFMD-AABS Community Webinar aims to encourage an open dialogue and knowledge sharing on relevant topics and common challenges. Each edition brings together insights from business school professionals from EFMD Global and AABS – Association of African Business Schools and opens lively discussion on a specific topic.

For this community webinar, Enhancing digitalisation strategy in business schools, we address

  • Digitalisation as a component of the Business School’s Strategy
  • Digitalisation and teaching innovation: a framework
  • The experience of PoliMi GSOM: Flex MBA, Flexa and D-HUB, and more.

We invite all business school professionals interested in enhancing digitalisation in business schools and management education and take part in this important discussion.

Attendance is free but requires registration in advance.

This webinar will be run using Zoom. To have the best Zoom experience, we recommend installing the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please make sure you connect 5 minutes before the webinar. You can test the tool via this weblink.


Jonathan Foster-Pedley

AABS Board Chairman
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Jonathan is Dean and Director of Henley Business School - Africa, part of the Henley Business School UK, a leading global business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and Africa. With Henley Africa being the first school to be accredited by AABS, Henley now holds international quadruple accreditation, AABS, AACSB, Association of MBAs and EQUIS.

Jonathan’s career includes roles as an educator, dean, corporate executive, airline pilot, writer and speaker. He has been a professor of innovation, MBA director, director of executive education, designer and director of numerous executive education programmes and lecturer in strategy, innovation and executive learning. He has 45 years of international working experience. His interests are economic and educational transformation, sustainability and business evolution.

Henley Africa has been an entrepreneurial success, growing 1200% in revenues in the 11 years under his leadership without any external financial support or investment. It has been ranked as the no.1 MBA business school in South Africa for five years running. Its purpose is ‘We build the people who build the businesses that build Africa.’ Henley now has probably the largest MBA scholarship programme in Africa, focusing on offering scholarships to emerging African leaders and influencers from the media, civil society, creative industries, sports, executives and activists who have made a personal commitment and sacrifice toward #African development and transformation.

Jonathan has driven several initiatives such as #CorporateActivism, #NoMoreBribes, #InformedDemocracy and #FamilyFriendlyMBA. He is the founder of Henley EARTH –Environmental Activism thru Research & Training @ Henley. He is chair and founder of MBAid, an NPO that seeks to turn the energies of business schools to social good, and has worked with over 350 NGOs.

Jonathan is chairman of the British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa, a board member of AABS, and a previous vice-chair of the SABSA -South African Business Schools Association.

Tommaso Agasisti

Professor of Public Management, Politecnico di Milano School of Management & Associate Dean, International at PoliMi Graduate School of Management (GSOM)
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Tommaso is a Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano School of Management, where he teaches Public Management. Since 2020, he is Associate Dean for International Relations and Quality at PoliMI GSOM – Graduate School of Management. Since 2019, he is a member of the Governing Board of Politecnico di Milano. His research interests deal with the performance evaluation and innovation of public organizations, with special attention to schools, universities, and local governments. He authored more than 100 publications, which appeared in international, peer-reviewed academic journals. Between 2010 and 2019, he sat in the Evaluation Committee of various public and private Italian universities.



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