Prof. K. Atuahene – Gima
President & Exec. Dean.
Profile – Prof. Kwaku Atuahene – Gima
Kwaku Atuahene-Gima is Founding President & Executive Dean of Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Accra, Ghana. Prior to founding NIBS in October 2014, he was Professor of Innovation Management & Marketing at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai for nearly 10 years; during which time he was also the Founding Executive Director of CEIBS Africa Campus in Accra, Ghana for five years. He was the Department Chair of Marketing at CEIBS for 4 years and Founding Director of the Centre for Marketing & Innovation funded by Dow Chemical. In June 2006, he was an invited faculty participant in executive education on innovation at the Harvard Business School. He taught at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and at the City University of Hong Kong, where he was Department Chair of Management for 4 years, a role in which he managed the Department in the transition from a Polytechnic to a University, and served as the founding director of the Centre for Innovation Management and Organizational Change.
An award winning international scholar, Kwaku is ranked the Number 2 innovation management scholar in the world. He was appointed a member of the international expert panel for the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) in November 2015. Kwaku is the first, and to date, the only African scholar ever to have served on the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Marketing, the world’s leading marketing journal (July 2006 – June 2014). He has received an award as the Best Professor in Marketing and Innovation Management at Asia’s Best Business Schools Awards by CMO in Singapore. He has won several research awards including the 2014 Best paper published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the world’s leading journal in innovation management; multiple Best Paper awards at the American Marketing Association Conferences, and the Best Paper in innovation and technology for his paper published in the American Journal of Marketing in October 2005. He won the Outstanding Reviewer Award of the Journal Marketing in 2007. He is on the Senior Advisory and Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the European Journal of Marketing and on the review panel of several other academic journals. Several of his PhD students are Professors and researchers in leading Universities and companies.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Mannheim Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management both in Germany where he teaches innovation management and entrepreneurship in the EMBA program and company executive programs. He is visiting Professor at University of Bocconi, University of New South Wales, Delft University of Technology, Cardiff Business School, Singapore Management University, Aston Business School, National University of Singapore, University of Newcastle, Halmstad University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jonkoping International Business School, Oulu Business School, and others.
Kwaku has consulted and/or conducted training workshops in innovation, strategy, leadership and marketing for many companies across several industries and countries. He was an invited strategy consultant at Vodafone Foundation Board Retreat at Royal Senchi, December 2015. His clients include Stanbic IBTC Bank, MTN, Sahel- Sahara Bank, Fidelity Bank, UT Bank, China Mobile, Philips, GE, LifeForms Ltd, Lenovo, Trend Micro Inc., WPP, Tianyu Mobile, BARCO, Sanofi-Aventis, Infinitus, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Danaher, DSM, Sony, Eli Lilly, Bayer Technology Services, Ernst & Young, Atlas Copco, Alcatel-Lucent, GSK, Intertek, UBS Financial Services; Guangdong Development Bank, Shanghai General Motors, Yili, and many others. He developed the Enterprise Innovation Management Model (EIMM)) – an innovation capability assessment model – currently used by consultants at the Hong Kong Productivity Council.
A sought-after speaker, Kwaku was a keynote speaker at the Vodafone Africa SME Summit; moderated the inaugural Ghana Economic Forum in Accra in March 2013, given keynote speeches at the Vodafone African Leaders Forum; Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Portugal forum on SME Entrepreneurship, the Economist Ghana Summit, the China Information Industry R&D Forum in Beijing, Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries, and several other conferences. Kwaku has been interviewed by, and/or written for, the Financial Times of London, International Herald Tribune, the 21 Century Business Herald, Global Entrepreneur, China Daily, the Economist, BBC, CCTV, El Mundo of Spain, China Business News, Wall Street Journal, Africa Business, New African Magazine, Dragon TV, Joy FM, Citi FM, CNBC, France AITV, STARR FM, and several leading media houses. He is a member of the Speakers Academy, an international body of speakers sought after by companies.
He is a product of Acherensua Secondary School; Saint Stannilas College, Poperinge, Belgium; Mfantsipim School, University of Ghana, University of New South Wales and University of Wollongong, both in Australia.
Livingstone Divine Caesar, PhD
DBA Program Director
Profile – Livingstone Divine Caesar, PhD
Dr. Livingstone Caesar is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior at Nobel International Business School (NiBS). He is also the Director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program at NiBS. He has extensive experience in lecturing at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Australia and Ghana. He holds a PhD in Management and Commerce from the University of Tasmania – Australia and has a Master of Science in Shipping and Transport from the Netherlands Maritime University, Rotterdam. Prior to joining NiBS, Dr. Caesar served as a lecturer and research assistant at the Australian Maritime College. He also worked as a consultant to government parastatals in Australia.
Dr. Caesar has taught as Adjunct Professor in notable universities in Ghana and has also been a reviewer for key journals such as Marine Policy, Universal Journal of Management, Maritime Policy and Management, among others. The management and business disciplines mostly taught by Dr. Caesar are: Principles of Organizational Behavior, International HR Management, International Management, Principles of Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Business Research Methods, Leadership and Governance, Logistics, International Trade and Corporate Strategy.
Dr. Caesar’s research interest includes but not limited to the following themes: Research Methods, HRM Strategies and Human Capital Issues, Trade Facilitation, Leadership and Organizations, Emerging Issues in Logistics and Supply Chains and International Human Resource Trends. He is affiliated to several global professional bodies in management and commerce.
Prof. Per V. Jenster
Vice President of NIBS
Profile – Prof. Per V Jenster
Dr. Jenster is Professor and Chairman of the Nordic International Management Institute, Chengdu China, and of Strategic Management with the Centre for International Management & Industrial Development, Switzerland and formerly professor at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai. He was Professor of International Marketing & Strategy at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) for more than sixteen years, and served as Associate Dean for the CBS’s MBA programs. Prof. Jenster is also Professor of the Nobel International Business School, Accra, Ghana.
His award winning research is widely published in more than 140 articles, books and case studies.
Professor Jenster is a Fullbrignt Scholar, and received the Danish Marketing Award 2004 (HBH Prisen) for his work on launching CBS’s global MBA program and in 2009 the Emerald LiteratiNetwork Highly Commended Award for his research.. Amongst various board positions, he has served as chairman of Baltic Property Trust Secura, the largest institutional property owner in the Baltics. He is chairman of Chengdu Beixin City of learning Real Estate Co. Ltd., Niche Masters Fund, and previously chairmang of the board for Abacus Medicine, Denmark and Unet, Holland, and is also owner of Clos de la Tierra Sana, a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. He has help found more than 24 ventures, and remains active in international business development.
Dr. Daniel Frimpong
Director of Academics
Profile – Dr. Daniel Frimpong
Daniel’s professional experience includes management roles in Australia and Japan including a key role in Westpac’s head office as Manager, Management Reporting for four years. Daniel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has taught accounting courses at several universities in Australia, including 4 years as a senior lecturer in accounting at CQ University.
Daniel’s multi-disciplinary training in accounting and international business and extensive practical experience gained from industry, tertiary education and research gives him a holistic understanding of business and makes him an invaluable resource in accounting related disciplines.
Dail Fields, PhD.
Director, PhD Program
Profile – Dail Fields, PhD
Dr. Dail Fields is a Professor of Organizational Leadership. He currently teaches and serves as the director of the NIBS Ph.D. in Business Administration Program. Dr. Fields also serves as a Senior Research Scientist with the Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia. He has published over 50 research studies and book chapters, as well as a reference book on measurement of work related variables. Dr. Fields was a Fulbright Scholar based in Lithuania in 2006-2007. He also provides consulting services in applied statistics, management, and leadership development, business and government organizations.
Dr. Fields has been a guest lecturer and speaker for professional organizations and universities in Lithuania, Russia, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining NIBS, He was the program director of the Ph.D in Organisational Leadership at Regent University, USA. Dr. Fields served on the faculties of George Washington University and the City University of Hong Kong. He also has management and consulting experience with firms which include MCI Telecommunications Corp. and Deloitte Touche & Co. and entrepreneurial experience gained in starting a small business.
Dr. Hod Anyigba
Director of Graduate Programs
Profile – Dr. Hod Anyigba
Academic Advisory Board
Professor Niclas Adler
Profile – Prof. Niclas Adler
He holds an MSc and PhD degree from Stockholm School of Economics and has had different types of management, faculty and fellow positions at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Cambridge University, UK, Ecoles des Mines de Paris, France, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, IULM University, Italy and Royal College of Music, Sweden the last 20 years. Niclas Adler was the founding President (1997-2000) of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship – a joint-venture between Stockholm School of Economics, Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and Stockholm University performing multi-disciplinary education, business acceleration, research and information activities with a focus entrepreneurship, imagination and creativity leveraging the interface between art and science. Niclas Adler was the founding director (2000-2005) for FENIX Center for Innovations in Management at Stockholm School of Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology and Ecole des Mines de Paris. FENIX was an international research program on management of innovation and transformations performed in close collaboration with management at large Swedish science and technology-based companies.
Niclas Adler was CEO for Immune Therapy Holdings (2005-2007) and CEO and Dean (2007-2011) for Jönköping International Business School. During 2008-2009 Niclas Adler supported the establishment of an entrepreneurship center at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia. Between 2007-2010 Niclas Adler was also the project leader for planning and implementing the Sweden-Pakistan University for Entrepreneurship and Technology. Since 2011 Niclas Adler has been Babson Global Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice and being engaged in the Abu Dhabi School of Management project and the exploration of new Babson engagements in Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Africa. Since 2011 Niclas Adler has been Professor of Entrepreneurship at Royal College of Music and being engaged in setting up the China-Europe International Music School. Since 2012 Niclas Adler has been the President of IPMI International Business School in Jakarta and also the Founding President of Indonesia International Institute for Life sciences, i3L.
Among other positions, Niclas Adler is the Chairman of the Sweden Pakistan Friendship Association, a Fellow at Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Fellow at the Sunningdale Institute, London, UK, Fellow at the International Entrepreneurship Academy, Dublin, Ireland, Board member at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth Business School, Board member of the King Abdullah International Business School, Saudi-Arabia and Project-leader for World Economic Forums yearly Global Competitiveness Study in Sweden. In the last 20 years Niclas Adler was awarded more than 50 research grants from different scientific research foundations, agencies and companies for the total of more than 40 MEuro. Niclas Adler has been responsible for 27 PhD-students defending their PhD-theses at Stockholm School of Economics and Chalmers University of Technology within the FENIX PhD-program, has published 4 books and published more than 60 international scientific papers and book chapters.
Besides his academic positions Niclas Adler has been engaged as Co-founder and Board member in 14 different science and technology-based companies, mostly in the Biopharma sector. Professor Adler has also been actively engaged as management consultant accelerating creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in hospitals, research institutes and R&D organizations. He has been engaged as a Director in Truepoint – a research-based international management consulting firm with its HQ in Boston, US since 2005. Niclas Adler is the Chairman of the Board of the following companies; Kinglory Technologies Ltd (Hong Kong, PRC), ITH Immune Therapy Holdings AB (Stockholm, Sweden), Accelerated Innovation AB (Gothenburg, Sweden), TLA Targeted Immunotherapy AB (Stockholm, Sweden), e-Cognition PTE.Ltd (Singapore), Global Venture Governance Ltd (Wilmington, US), Nordic International School AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Nordic Property Development AB (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Prof. Dr. John Meewella
Profile – Prof. Dr. John Isaac Graham Meewella
PhD DBA MBA MMgt MCom MArts MPol PGD.HRM.IR BIS.Com ADip.Acc TAArnDean & Professor (International Entrepreneurship), IPMI International Business School, Indonesia Managing Director (Global Expansions) & Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship), Oulu Business School, Finland Currently serving as the Dean & Professor of International Entrepreneurship of IPMI International Business School, Indonesia (www.ipmi.ac.id); and Managing Director of Global Expansions & Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Oulu Business School (AACSB Accredited), Finland (www.oulubusinessschool.fi). His previous qualifications from Harvard Business School, Australian Graduate School of entrepreneurship, Melbourne University, Monash University, Swinburne University, Deakin University, Holmesglen Institute and others include multiple Executive Leadership and Development Programs, PhD and DBA specialising in Management and Strategic Global Entrepreneurship, six Masters level degrees and several Bachelor/Diploma level qualifications. John is currently pursuing his third & fourth doctoral studies simultaneously: in Finland exploring the stimulation of entrepreneurial spirit; and in Sri Lanka exploring the entrepreneurial uniqueness in terms of competencies and needs.John is a regular speaker in public forums & academic conferences; holds government and policy related consulting positions in promoting creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship and currently leads multiple entrepreneurial projects globally. He serves on several academic journal review teams and research centers and sits on the Board of Management for IPMI International Business School Indonesia, Graduate School of Management Sri Lanka, Nobel International Business School in Ghana, and several other corporate Boards of Directors. As a token of appreciation of John’s contribution to entrepreneurial developments in the Gulf Region, he was awarded the “Most cooperating-supporting individual” status by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed (Dubai) during 2008-2009 Mwarid Finance, Tamaiaz Entrepreneurial Challenge and in 2010 Akoun Entrepreneurial Award by Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development His extensive academic, corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experiences span over globally including: Dean & Professor of IPMI International Business School, Indonesia; Founder & Managing Director of Oulu Entrepreneurship Center, Finland; Founder & Managing Director of Emirates Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Gulf Region; Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Management, Oulu Business School, Finland; Co-Founder & Managing Director of International Expansions, Oulu Business School, Finland; Co-founder of several West African initiatives and Academic Executive Advisor for Nobel School of Management, Ghana & Nigeria; & Founder & Managing Director of a social entrepreneurial start-up – Aspire Solutions Group in Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Gulf & Finland
Dr. Bert Wolfs
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Dr. Bert Wolfs, PhD, MDP (Harvard Graduate School of Education), is a founding member of SBS Swiss Business School and holds the position of the Academic Dean and DBA Program Manager at the institution.Dr. Wolfs also is a lecturer on SBS educational programs with a special interest in entrepreneurship and e-commerce and holds the Albert Einstein Peace Award from IAEWP. Furthermore he is a certified lecturer of Swiss Vocational Education Training (VET) students
Profile – Prof. Frederick Ahwireng-Obeng
Corporate governance, industrial, labour, fiscal and monetary policy, foreign investments, all aspects of Economics; economic development e.g. NEPAD, entrepreneurship & small business development, globalization & DFITeaching Areas & Work:
Frederick Ahwireng-Obeng is a tenured full professor of Business Administration (Economics). He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ghana, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Leeds, UK. Between 1973 and 1977 he was a project officer of the Agricultural Development Bank and Regional business Promotion Representative of the Ghanaian Enterprises Development Commission. During this period he consulted extensively for the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation. After completing his doctoral studies in 1981, he taught Economics at a number of Universities in Nigeria and South Africa before joining the Department of Economics, University of the Witwatersrand as Senior Lecturer in 1990. He joined the Wits Business School in 1995 as a full professor. Professor Ahwireng-Obeng has published widely, locally and internationally including the UK, USA, France, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia in the field of Development Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business. His teaching interests include Personnel Economics and the Economics of Strategy. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Indiana, USA in 1999, and a visiting professor at the Brisbane Business School, Queensland University of Technology in 2000. He was awarded a gold medal by the SA Association of Business Managers for publishing the best paper in the South African Journal of Business Management in 2001. He serves as a specialist reviewer in eight local and international academic journals, and holds senior positions in a number of professional bodies including a board membership of the International African Institute based at the University of London.
Dr. Dorothy Effa
Profile – Dr. Dorothy Effa
She held several senior management positions at Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana. She is an experienced policy Analyst. Dr.Effa was a Winrock International Fellow.
Prof. Howard Ward
Profile – Prof. Howard Ward
Founding President Emeritus of NIMI, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership Professor Howard Ward worked at CEMI and CEIBS from 1984 to 2010 as a founding member of the Executive Education Department and specialized in the design and delivery of Company Specific Programs. Prior to working with CEIBS, Professor Ward was employed full-time by Manchester Business School. He is also visiting faculty at business schools in France, Spain, Italy and Russia. Recently, Professor Ward, jointly with his two colleagues from CEIBS, Professor PerJenster and Wouldem Burgers, founded the Nordic International Management Institute (NIMI) in Chengdu.Professor Howard Ward specialized in the design and delivery of Company Specific Programs. His teaching activities are in the field of managing change, organizational behavior, leadership, cross-cultural teambuilding and human resources. He has responsibility for the Company Specific Programs. This involves working with key companies on the design, delivery, evaluation and follow-up assignments for a wide range of customized training solutions for in-company management education and development. These Company Specific Programs are a blend of consultancy and executive education. They focus on development at two levels: firstly at the level of the individual participants; secondly at the level of the organization by suggesting ways of improving organizational effectiveness. He has worked with companies to design customized programs for cross-functional senior management teams, middle managers and young high potential managers.
Professor Howard Ward has rich management experience. He worked for 9 years with Michelin Tyre Co., in France, England and Ireland. He worked first in the commercial department then for the last 5 years in HR. when he left Michelin, he was HR Manager for the Ballymena factory in Ireland. Some clients with whom he has worked as Company Specific Program Director include BBK, OPPO, Huawei Technologies, Ping An Insurance, Lenovo, Dong Sheng Oil, L”Oreal, Nestle, Orient International, Atofina, Schneider, Novozymes, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, Eli Lilly, AP Moller, CNOOC, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals, Celstar, Bright Dairy, Four-Ring Pharmaceuticals, Kodak, Intellectech and Heng Yuan Xiang. In addition, Professor Ward has also done many consulting projects for SOEs, including the establishment of Bright Dairy in 1996
Senior Research Fellow
Profile – Daniel Appiah
Daniel is a self-motivated young man of considerable self-discipline.Active and studious, possessing an enquiring minds that predisposes him to good presentation of ideas in a coherent and logical way with open-minded and analytical presentation.Has interest in research and has the experience and ability to conduct research into various issues.Demonstrates a high sense of respect and effective leadership ability with aptitude for strategic planning,team player, dedicated and conscientious.Holds master by research in Sociology from KNUST and Professional Executive Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Logos Business SchoolPrior to joining nibs,he was serving as Postgraduate and Research Assistant with the Department of Sociology ,KNUST where by he used to lecture and undertake research responsibilities for both regular and distance learning students as well as assisting lecturers in carrying out their Phd research work.
Some of the research works so far includes Environmental sanitation management in Ghana,National Health insurance scheme and access to health care in Ghana, Security and student safety on KNUST campus.
Profile – Kyeame Ghansah
With much interest in working with and through people, a high sense of team spirit, high sense of responsibility, constructive decision making and above all self-motivated where achieving the best is the source of my satisfaction, I see myself in a position that enables me to have a positive impact on society and to make remarkable contribution to the disciplines of administration, finance and economic development in Africa and globally and to contribute my quota to the realization of organizational goals.
I hold an MSc. Development Finance from University of Ghana Business School, Certificate in Global Social Enterprise from Yale University (School of Management) and B.A Social Science (Economics and Political Science) from University of Education, Winneba.
With my working experience, I worked with Affinity Savings and Loans as a consultant ; also with Armed Forces Senior High Tech. School as Economics Tutor and also Assistant Network Administrator at VAM Company Ltd in Kumasi. I hope to make a positive and lasting imprint in any organization I find myself.
Profile – Collins Cobblah
Collins is a well dedicated and self-motivated professional with extensive and unique drive in achieving desired outcomes. He posses a well- honed expertise in working with global teams across diverse cultural backgrounds.
He has previously worked with the Municipal Health Directorate Ho in the Volta Region of the Ghana Health Service as an Administrative and Human Resource Officer, and with the National Health Service Wales as a Research Associate as well as with Delta Agro Limited -Tema as an Administration and Human Resources Coordinator. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Education-Winneba and a Master in Business Administration (MBA-Operations and Supply Chain Management) from Cardiff Business School-UK.
Collins Asamoah Boakye
Accounts and Procurement Officer
Profile – Collins Asamoah Boakye
Collins is an accounting professional who holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with specialization in accounting from Christian Service University College (CSUC)- Kumasi, Ghana. At school, he was the assistant male organizer for GHAFEX-CSUC 2011/2012 and a member of the school choir.
He had his secondary education from Nsutaman Catholic Senior High School (Great NACASS). He worked with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital(KATH)-A& E Centre for two (2) months. Prior to NIBS, he worked with Nkoranza Municipal Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Nkoranza South Municipal, Brong-Ahafo region, Ghana. He was with the PR department.
Philip Peprah Owusu
Assistant Librarian & IT Officer.
Profile – Philip Owusu Peprah
Client Relationship Manager
Profile – Happiness Adeleke
Happiness is a self-motivated young woman an inspirational leader with years of marketing experience. She is disciplined, reliable and possesses the ability to achieve targets, she has interest in business management and computing, she has effective leadership ability and organizational skills. She is a highly resourceful, innovative and enthusiastic individual who possesses a considerable amount of knowledge regarding administrative procedures, business management and marketing strategies. Happiness possesses an advanced certificate in Business Management and Computer science from the University of Wisconsin.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree (BSC) in Management and computer science at Wisconsin International University, and a post graduate diploma from NIBS. As a Client Relationship manager at Nobel International Business School she ensures effective marketing planning and client relationship management, She Manages and protects the relationship between the company and its most important Executives..