The International Advisory Council (IAC) is made of seasoned practicing professionals and scholars with adequate academic and professional qualifications as well as vast experience and knowledge in the management of reputable public and private institutions and organizations including professional certification bodies, universities, business schools, polytechnics, research institutions, professional firms and other organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
We aver that we have the best brains and faculty to drive the IBAKM® Global Group to its enviable heights with high level of innovation based on internationally acceptable knowledge management systems and ethical business administration practices.
GLOBAL PRESIDENT & CHAIR, INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Amb. Dr. Gangadhar JOSHI, FIBAKM, FCBA, FCKM, FIIIE, MNIPM (India) has extensive private and public sector experience in India and overseas and has been involved in advising Governments, industries, organizations and institutions of higher education at strategic levels, developing and implementing change Management programmes, institutional strengthening, Business Re-engineering, Cost Reduction, Lean Manufacturing, Manpower Planning, Management Development and Performance Management. His book, Campus To Corporate, published by SAGE Publications International, in both English & Marathi versions are an excellent guide to enhance employability of graduating university students.
Joshi has been Chairman, Quality Management Systems of IBAKM Global, President Director and CEO of reputed B-Schools with 100% placement record of MBA students. His professional experience include: Principal Consultant, Gangadhar Joshi & Associates (a multidisciplinary management consulting, education and training firm); Chief Executive Officer, KR Sapkal College of Management Studies (a B-School affiliated to University of Pune, India offering MBA programme); Director, Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) – a premier B-School in India specialised in Operations Management; Chief Operating Officer, Garments Manufacturing Operations, Beximco Textiles Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh; President, Integrated Management Services, Mumbai, India; Manufacturing Management Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Manager (Industrial Engineering), Caribbean Ispat Limited, Trinidad & Tobago.
He holds Masters in Industrial Engineering (M.Tech) from NITIE, Mumbai; Post-Graduate Diploma in Systems Management and Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering both from University of Bombay. He is a Doctoral Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (Dr./FIBAKM), Chartered Certified Business Administrator (FCBA) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM) of the Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) as well as an Accredited Member of the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®). In addition, he is a Fellow, Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, India; Ex-Member, Institute of Management Consultants, India; Ex-Member, Indian Institute of Plant Engineers, India; Member, Indian Society for Training and Development; Member, National Institute of Personnel Management, Life Member, Higher Education Forum of India and Approved Lean Manufacturing Consultant (LMC), National Productivity Council. Joshi has served as the President of his Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since 1994.
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Amb. Dr. Monday ANYAIRO, FIBAKM, FCBA, FCKM, DPP, CBAP®, CKMP®, CMP, CGMgr, CGMC, CISMA (Nigeria) is a mentor, coach, trainer, administrator, manager, entrepreneur, business developer, seasoned management consultant and analyst as well as specially gifted with innovative ideas and knowledge. He has held senior and executive management positions, setup businesses and managed organizations, turned around ailing companies and currently on the board of directors of some notable companies. He is a Doctoral Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (Dr./FIBAKM), Chartered Certified Business Administrator (FCBA) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM) of the Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) as well as an Accredited Member of the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®). He is also a Certified Business Administration Practitioner (CBAP), Certified Knowledge Management Practitioner (CKMP), Chartered Management Practitioner (CMP), Certified Global Manager (CGMgr.), Certified Global Management Consultant (CGMC) and a Certified Information Systems Manager and Auditor (CISMA). He holds Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) in Business Administration and Knowledge Management Practice, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management, Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Master of Science (MSc) in Finance, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) General Management, Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert.) in Information and Knowledge Management, Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science, Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Business Management, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration, Professional Diploma (PDM) in Management, Master Certification (MCert.) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Master Certification (MCert.) in Project Management, Higher Diploma in Computer Science, Diploma in Computer Engineering, Diploma in Computer Science and Certificate in Airline Management and Aviation Safety. Anyairo is a member of several recognized bodies in Nigeria, UK and USA.
His experience include: Member, International Advisory Board of Myles Leadership University (MLU), India; Founder and Pioneer Registrar of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®); President, CEO & Founder, Moanglobal Professionals Group operating Moanglobal Professionals (MP), Moanglobal Institute of Management and Technology (MIMT), Moanglobal Technologies, amongst others; Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, AMS Logistics Group; Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Alpha Helicopters Limited; General Manager, Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS Helicopters); Chief Executive Officer, AHMglobal Consulting Limited; Chief Consultant, Balogun Badejo Consulting Limited; Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer, Balogun Badejo & Co (now BBc Professionals); Project Manager & Executive Assistant to Chairman & CEO, Standard Petrochemical Industries Limited; Consultant-Facilitator-Lecturer-Coordinator to NOCIDS Investments Limited, Michael Stevens Consulting Limited, Nigerian Institute of Management, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Occupational Health and Safety Association UK, ESTG University, ISM Adonai University, West African Union University, ISTAG University (affiliated to Prowess University, USA and City University, Cambodia), etc.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, EUROPE
Dr Christian HARRISON, FIBAKM, FCBA, FCKM (United Kingdom) is a Reader in Leadership and the Chair of the Staff Forum for Research of the University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom. He is also the programme leader of the MSc Leadership and Management and MSc International Management in the School of Business and Creative Industries of the University. He graduated with a First-class degree in Pharmacy and practised as a pharmacist, assuming managerial positions before moving into the field of Management. Dr Christian Harrison has an MBA and was the valedictorian of the University of Aberdeen Business school MBA class with a Distinction. In addition, he also possesses a PhD in Leadership from the University of the West of Scotland and other postgraduate research and teaching qualifications in his repertoire. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (FIBAKM), Chartered Certified Business Administrator (FCBA) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM) of the Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) as well as an Accredited Member of the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (ABAKMP®).
Christian is a well-known and recognized scholar in the field of Entrepreneurial Leadership and works across the globe on research projects. He is very active in teaching and is also the leader of a range of modules namely; Entrepreneurial Leadership, Making it Happen: Leadership and Change, Leading Change, Leadership, Leadership and Professional Development, Leadership Theory and Research and Business Organization and Ethics. He is involved in delivering these modules to undergraduates and postgraduates including MSc, MBA and DBA students. He is also the author of numerous published research papers on Leadership which is his major research interest and serves as the Director of Studies/First Supervisor of several PhD and DBA students. He has successfully supervised several doctoral students to completion and his current students are working on projects on Authentic leadership, Servant leadership, Transformational leadership, Ethical leadership, Distributed leadership etc.
Furthermore, he is an active member of several learned organisations. He is the Chair of the Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management. As Chair, Christian fosters more dialogue in the domain of leadership and develops alongside this, uplift in activity and research with the aim of bringing together the academic and practitioner experiences and viewpoints. He is also an active member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), Higher Education Academy (HEA), Protracted Crisis Research Centre (PCRC), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and serves on several review panels and committees. He is an external examiner to other UK universities such as Manchester Metropolitan University and Heriot Watt University. He is also the associate editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Business Research and Management (IJBRM) and an associate editor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (HSS).
Additionally, he has a good track record of securing grants and research funding and has a very strong external research network and collaborative partnership with organisations. He mentors and develop colleagues on contemporary teaching practice in Higher Education. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Certified Management and Business Educator of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CMBE). He was also instrumental in developing the British Academy of Management (BAM) Education Practice Award which recognises inspiring and impactful management education practice. He is the founder and Chair of the African Studies Track in the British Academy of Management. The track is committed to fostering dialogue on contemporary African research which directly impacts BAM members and the wellbeing of the broader academic research community.
Christian works extensively as a consultant, speaker and trainer on leadership skills development within organisations. He is the founder of the NGO; The Leadership Mould Initiative International. The NGO supports students and moulds future leaders. He is the author of the bestselling book entitled ‘Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms’, which is published by the globally renowned publishing company; Palgrave MacMillan. The book was written to enable students (undergraduate and postgraduate), scholars, practitioners, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to learn more about the concept of leadership. It provides a critical insight into leadership research. Emerging paradigms and theories of new approaches to leadership are identified and addressed. In addition, Christian has also authored several video publications on leadership namely; Traditional Paradigms of Leadership: A Critical Insight into Established Theories and Concepts; Modern Paradigms of Leadership: A Critical Insight into Contemporary Theories and Concepts; Emerging Paradigms of Leadership: A Critical Insight into Developing Theories; Making Sense of Leadership: A Critical Insight into Leadership and Management Research. These videos cover established leadership theories providing a nuance conceptualization of the field and are published by Palgrave Macmillan.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA
Mr Francis ELIMIMIAN, FIBAKM, FCBA, FCKM, FCA (Canada) has extensive working experience in both private and public sectors with strong IT leadership, project management, business analysis and financial acumen. He has led teams to build large enterprise systems; developed, established, and implemented policies as well as created procedures for best practices. He has vast experience in human capital management with significant experience in leadership, mentorship, motivation and C-level positions. He is quite exposed to project, program and portfolio management with both PMP & Scrum Master certifications and have contributed extensively to committees that established policies, guidelines, procedures, standards as well as engaged in monitoring for compliance. Mr. Elimimian is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architect Professional –SAP.
He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems Management, Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Accounting (major) and Computer Science (minor). His training and professional qualifications include Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architect Professional – SAP, ITIL: Achieving Foundation Certification Learning Tree International, PRINCE2: Achieving Practitioner Certification Learning Tree International, Project Management Professional (PMP) Project Management Institute (PMI), GN Leadership Development Program for Managers PGF/GN/Dalhousie University, Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (FIBAKM), Chartered Certified Business Administrator (FCBA) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM) of the Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) as well as an Accredited Member of the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (ABAKMP®).
Mr Elimimian attended and fully participated at the following conferences; Comprehensive Project Management Seminar Procept Associates Canada, Risk Management & Due Diligence PMI-Lakeshore Chapter, Leading Tomorrow with Today’s Project Management Techniques PMI-Lakeshore Chapter, Raising Project Management Maturity – Earned Value, OPM3 & PMOs PMI-Lakeshore Chapter, Managing the 21st Century Project Team PMI-Lakeshore Chapter, Professional Leadership Development Maximum Impact Leadership Conference, Harmonizing Agility and Discipline IAG Consulting Inc., Canada.
His work experience includes Director, Information Technology – Department of Health (DoH), Government of Nunavut where he engaged in Strategic Planning, Policy Development, and Governance; Financial, Risk and Contract Management; Resourcing, Performance and Development and Communication and Relationship Management; Project & Operational Management; Senior IT Project Manager, Dept of Community & Government Services (CGS), Govt of Nunavut; Senior Project Manager, Global Advisors Corporation; Project Manager, Ontario Government – MCU – Application Service (Consultant); Senior BA/Project Manager, Credit Union Centrals of Canada (Consultant); Lead Business Analyst, Sun Life Financial (Consultant); Business Analyst, City of Toronto and Business Analyst, Statoil Hydro Limited.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT (2020 - 2021)
Dr. Wilson FYFFE, FIBAKM, FCBA, FCKM (Australia) is an experienced company director, senior executive, management consultant and trainer with more than 40 years’ management experience. Commencing his career in commercial accountancy, after 10 years, he turned his attention to the issues raised in looking towards the future.
After starting his own corporate planning consultancy in Sydney, Australia in 1972, he studied the philosophy of economics and the links to human behavior in a part-time degree at Macquarie University, completing his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1980. His specialties include: Project Finance, Strategic Foresight, Scenario Planning, PMP Risk Management, Strategic Planning and Balanced Scorecard. He is a Doctoral Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (Dr./FIBAKM), He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (FIBAKM), Chartered Certified Business Administrator (FCBA) and Chartered Certified Knowledge Manager (FCKM) of the Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) as well as an Accredited Member of the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®).
Over the years Wilson has presented solutions to ministers of government and senior government officials in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, India and the Maldives. He has worked on assignments with officers of the World Bank.
Over a 30-year career in senior management, Wilson has held senior executive positions in several organizations which includes: Chief Accountant, Dillingham Corporation of Australia, CFO, Pyneboard Australia, Managing Director, Amplios Consultants Australia, Marketing Manager, Information Resources International, Asia Pacific, Managing Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand, Australia/Indonesia, President Director, KPMG International Consultants Indonesia, President Director, Amplios Consultants, Singapore, President, Amplios Risk, President, Amplios Academy, Member, Global Board of Directors of the Professional Risk Managers International Association and Member World Future Society.