Speakers

Dr. Mansour Javidan

Dean of Research & Garvin Distinguished Professor, Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Dr. Mansour has authored over 40 publications in Harvard Business Review and many other journals. He taught at senior executive programs in over 20 countries and has been designated as an expert on global leadership by the World Bank.
He is the President and Chairman of the world-renowned research project on executive performance and leadership, titled GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness).  He is the co-editor of the first GLOBE book, which was the recent winner of "The M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in The Workplace.

Dr. Kamel Jedidi

Columbia Business School, USA

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Kamel Jedidi is the John Howard Professor of Business and the Chair of the Marketing Division at Columbia Business School, New York.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Tunis and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Marketing and Statistics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Jedidi has extensively published in leading marketing and statistical journals.  His research interests include pricing, product positioning, and market segmentation.  He was awarded the 1998 IJRM Best Article Award and the Marketing Science Institute 2000 Best Paper Award.  He was also finalist for 2009 Paul Green Award for the Journal of Marketing Research and for the 2009 Long-term Impact Paper Award for Marketing/Management Science.  Dr. Jedidi is senior Editor for the Consumer Needs and SolutionsJournal and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing.  Dr. Jedidi has conducted seminars at several business conferences and universities and also spoken at and consulted with several multinational companies.  He is a Founding Trustee of the Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB), a member of the Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers (Amman), a Senior Editor for Rutgers Business Review, and a member of the Academic Council of ENPC’s School of International Management. 

Dr. Philip Moscoso

IESE Business School, Spain

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Philip Moscoso is an associate professor in the department of Production, Technology and Operations Management and holder of the Eurest Chair of Excellence in Services.
Had published extensively in international journals, congress proceedings, and business newspapers, both for practitioners as well as for the academic community. He has also authored teaching materials and a recent book about production management.
He completed a Service Operations Management Program at Harvard, a General Management Program (PDG) at IESE, an M.Sc., Doctorate in industrial engineering and mananvge- ment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

Curt J. Howes

President
Organization Performance Strategies, Inc.

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Mr. Howes has over 30 years successfully consulting and implementing organization performance strategies. He worked for ExxonMobil for 18 years as a manager and internal consultant in the Upstream, Downstream, Headquarters, Research and Chemicals organizations.
Following his extensive internal industry experience, Mr. Howes worked for Accenture as an Associate Partner for 8 years consulting with Super Major, National and Independent Oil Companies, Utility Companies, and Business Start-ups.
At Accenture, Mr. Howes was on the Energy High Performance business study team that identified the factors that drive high performance among independent oil companies.  It is published in an article, “Big Thinkers”.  He was also the Global Human Performance Lead for Organization and Change Strategy in the Resources Sector (Oil, Gas, Chemicals and Utilities).
He has consulted in Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Russia, Central and South America, the Middle East, Australia and the U.S.A.

Tony Swainston

Tony Swainston Ltd, UK

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Tony Swainston is an expert leadership coach and management consultant, he is the author of The 7 Cs of Leadership Success and also a change catalyst.

He delivers innovative and bespoke client-centered solutions in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Training across the UK and worldwide.
He works at Executive, Senior and Middle Management levels to maximize and transform the way people work. Tony has trained several senior executives in
more than 10 countries around the globe in top corporate organizations. He is the CEO and Founder of Tony Swainston Ltd which was established in 2006 in UK and over the years has grown into a successful training Institute which is recognized by ILM the largest awarding body for Leadership and Management qualifications.

Marcus Alexander

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, UK.

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He received his MA from Oxford University; and his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Harkness Fellow, Baker scholar, Loeb Rhodes Fellow & the Ford scholar and he is a Fellow of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, an Associate Fellow at Oxford University and a Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
He consults to multinational companies in Energy, Financial Services, Media, Retail and FMCG and has worked with more than 50 Group CEO’s over 3 decades. He has been a non-executive director of six companies in four countries, and is on the advisory board of a private equity firm. Prior to joining LBS, Marcus worked in investment banking; in strategy consulting at the Boston Consulting Group; and co-founded a business that he subsequently sold to an advertising group.
He has contributed to leading news outlets including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Times, and the Financial Times.

Dr. Basil Mustafa

Oxford Said Business School, UK

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Dr Mustafa is the Nelson Mandela Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, a Recognized Independent Centre of Oxford University. He is Associate Tutor at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.Dr Mustafa has a special interest in e-learning and distance learning programmes. His taught courses include ‘Islam in the Modern World’ and ‘Islam and the West’. He is a regular contributor to the Leadership Development Programme of the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School. Dr Mustafa was a speaker at the Inaugural Oxford Global Islamic Branding and Marketing Forum held at the Said Business School in July 2010. He has served as a public policy advisor (2000-2006) with the Inner Cities Religious Council at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).
Dr Mustafa is Chairman of Oxford Islamic Finance limited and Director of Dar al Istithmar limited, a company specialised in research and development of Islamic financial products and Shari’ah compliant finance.

Dr Mustafa spent a short stint as a VisitingProfessor at the University Technology Malaysia (2010) conducting research on the theme of Islamic business ethics

Dr. Adel Sadek

General Manager, MERL, Egypt

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Dr. Adel is an International certified trainer of Missouri State University and IBDL Master Trainer with years of experience in USA, GCC and Egypt. While leading as a General Manager to MERL which is a leading international provider of training and consultancy, committed to increasing competitive edge through the provision of excellent management training and skills development programs. He has conducted 1,300 training days and trained around 19,500 trainees. Dr. Adel is an author of five training concepts with exclusive rights to MERL.
 
Dr. Adel is an MBA graduate with a major in Strategic Management, holds a diploma in Executive Management and a Faculty of Pharmacy and has been serving as Deputy National Sales Manager for Hoechst Roussel, Marketing Director & General Manager for MERL and Chief Business Officer for IBDL.

Khazi M. Zafar
Program Director

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