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Appointment of Dr Ali Elquammah as the new Chairman of the AABS Board

Publish date:2017-10-05

The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ali Elquammah as the new Chairman of the Board. Dr Elquammah is the Director of Academic Affairs at HEM Business School, Morocco.

He was unanimously elected Board Chairman during the AABS Board meeting held at Institut Superieur de Management (ISM) in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday September 20.  His appointment takes effect in January 2018, following a hand over period from the outgoing Chairman, Dr Edward Mungai of Strathmore Business School, Kenya.

Dr Elquammah is a Professor and Director of International Affairs, and is in charge of all issues and matters pertaining to HEM internationally. He also held the position of Director of Executive Education from January 2008 to December 2009. Before joining HEM, he was a Business Intelligence Senior Analyst  at EchoStar Corporation in the United States. He also worked as a Senior Information Analyst at Merrill Lynch for five years.

Dr Elquammah holds a PhD in Management Sciences. His major professional and academic works include articles and case studies on the homeostasis of stability and change to succeed an implementation of an ERP. Dr Elquammah is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Foundation for Management Development, Middle East and Africa (EFMD-MEA), and a member of the Steering Committee of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). He has an overall experience of over 25 years in the Higher Education space and IT industry in Morocco and United States.

Other members of the AABS Board are Dr Nizar Becheikh of The American University in Cairo, Egypt; Mr Idrissa Mbengue of Institut Superieur de Management, Senegal; and Dr Grafton Whyte of University of Namibia Business School in Namibia. Also in the Board are Dr Sammy Bonsu of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Business School, Ghana; and Dr Mills Soko of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa.



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Tracy Hauptfleisch (Ms)

AABS Secretariat Manager 

Association of African Business Schools

Tel:  Office 27 11 771 4382



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