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Prof. Dr. Călin D. Oros
Prof. Dr. Călin D. Oros
President of the EUMMAS Advisory Board

University Professor l Former Rector l High Academic Advisor for Accreditation Process and Quality Assurance

Mr Siyabulela Grant Skade
Mr Siyabulela Grant Skade
Vice President of the Advisory Board – Africa

CEO and President of African Continental Chamber of Commerce & Industries – ACCCI

Mr Douglas Foo
Mr Douglas Foo
Vice President of the Advisory Board – Asia

President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation I Vice Chairman of Singapore Business Federation

Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar
Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar
Vice President of the Advisory Board – Global Development

Director General of BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dina Yacout
Dina Yacout
Vice President of the EUMMAS Women’s Forum I Vice President of the Advisory Board

Board Member and President of the Businesswomen Council in the Chamber of Commerce in Ismailia, Egypt

Dr. Almantas Danilevičius
Dr. Almantas Danilevičius
Vice President of the Advisory Board – Strategic Business Alliance

Director General of the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Lithuania

Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim
Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim
Vice President of the Advisory Board – Strategic Academic Alliance

Associate Professor of the American University of Cairo in Egypt

Mr Constantine Michalos
Mr Constantine Michalos
Vice President of the Advisory Board – Europe

President of the Central Union of Greek Chambers of Commerce I President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Jovic
Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Jovic
Board Member

University Professor I Former Dean I Consultant

Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo
Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo
Board Member

Chairman of the Board of the Pakistan-Romania Business Council

Mr Sergiu Harea
Mr Sergiu Harea
Board Member

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova

Ms. Marina Vladimirovna Filonova
Ms. Marina Vladimirovna Filonova
Board Member

General Director of the Gomel Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Unitary Enterprise

Mr Mark Badu-Aboagye
Mr Mark Badu-Aboagye
Board Member

Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dr. Liaqat Ali Shah
Dr. Liaqat Ali Shah
Board Member

Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Mr Mustafa Ramadhan
Mr Mustafa Ramadhan
Board Member

Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mombasa

Prof. Dr. Nemanja Berber
Prof. Dr. Nemanja Berber
Board Member

Professor I Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Dr. Călin D. Oros

Prof. Dr. Călin D. Oros

President of the EUMMAS Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Călin D. Oros is an Associate Professor at the”Valahia” University of Târgoviște, Faculty of Sciences and Arts. At the ”Valahia” University of Târgoviște he was a Director of the Teaching Training Department, Director of the Research Department, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Vice-Rector in charge with Research, and finally Rector of the University from 2012 to 2020. In 1998 professor Oros was a visiting scientist at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK.  He is well known for his expertise in the Accreditation Process and Quality Assurance. Professor Oros is a member of several professional associations and author of 11 books and more than 80 papers.

High Academic Advisor for Accreditation Process and Quality Assurance | Former Rector | President of the Advisory Board

Mr Siyabulela Grant Skade

Mr Siyabulela Grant Skade

Vice President of the Advisory Board – Africa

Mr Siyabulela Grant Skade is an entrepreneur born in the city of East London, South Africa in 1966. He is now based in Johannesburg, and is a former Eastern Cape Provincial CEO of National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry – NAFCOC and presently a CEO and President of African Continental Chamber of Commerce & Industries –ACCCI, as well as an Executive Director of the International Partnership For African Growth – IPAG.
Mr. Skade is also the founder of the African Chamber of Maritime Industries(ACMI).
He was honoured by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Economic Development to lead the process of establishing the Social Economy Forum. Presently Mr. Skade is an MBA candidate and also holds directorships in several companies and socio-economic development NGOs locally and continentally. He presented several papers in different countries around the world and was a finalist for the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) / Marketing Person of the Year in 2001. In 2003 he was recognised for the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (NAFCOC) Champion of Small Business Development Economic Empowerment. He was the finalist in the 2004 Impumelelo, Top 300 Empowerment Awards as a Top Black Business Personality of the Year, nominated by the Black Business Council (BBC) for his contribution to the Transformation, Job Creation and the Economy and strength as a Black Economic Empowerment role model. On 4 November 2011, the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC) presented Jabu with the Chairman’s Award for “Black Business Leaders at the Pinnacle of Thought Leadership”.

Mr Douglas Foo

Mr Douglas Foo

Vice President of the Advisory Board – Asia

Mr Douglas Foo is the President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Vice Chairman of Singapore Business Federation as well as Vice President of Singapore National Employers’ Federation. He is also one of Singapore’s three Appointed Representatives to represent Singapore to serve on the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Mr Douglas Foo is a recipient of numerous illustrious accolades and awards which are a testament of his long-standing service and contributions on many Government, non-profitable organizations, NGOs and public service. His public service covers unions, trade associations, hospitals, community and social services, business organizations, universities, National Committees, Government Committees, Singapore Business Councils with various countries and numerous other institutions.

Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar

Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar

Vice President of the Advisory Board – Global Development

Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar is the Director General of BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Former CMD-MMTC Ltd, and Chairman FORE School of Management. Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar holds or was holding a number of high-level positions nationally and internationally, such as President of Delhi Flying Club (Est.1928), Chairman – School of Aviation Science & Technology (Est.1928), Governing Body Member – New Delhi Institute of Management, Institute of Management Studies (Ghaziabad), Association of British Scholars, Former Chairman/Director of MMTC Ltd., MITCO, PEC Ltd. & HMT Ltd. (All Govt. of India Enterprises), Neelanchal Ispat Nigam Ltd., MTPL Transnational Pte. Ltd. Singapore,  as we ll as a Life Member of Indian Council of Arbitration, International Centre for Alternative Dispute, Resolution, Distinguished  Member- International Council of Jurists (London), India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Noida Golf Course, India Islamic Cultural Centre, Supreme Court of India Bar Council, Indian Law Institute, Henley Business School (U.K), and Former Intern at London School of Economics.

Dina Yacout

Dina Yacout

Vice President of the EUMMAS Women’s Forum I Vice President of the Advisory Board

Dr. Dina Yacout, MCIM, CMKtr is a Board Member and the President of the Businesswomen Council in the Chamber of Commerce in Ismailia, Egypt. She is also a Mentor and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. Dr.  Yacout is a Member of the syndicate of Egyptian pharmacists and a member of the pharmacists’ committee in the Chamber of Commerce. She excels in business development and marketing consultancy to organizations within the fields of Pharma, Agriculture, Training companies and FMCGs as well as in customized in-house training.

Dr. Almantas Danilevičius

Dr. Almantas Danilevičius

Vice President of the Advisory Board – Strategic Business Alliance

Dr. Almantas Danilevičius is a Director General of the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Lithuania, Board Member of the Presidium of Association of Lithuania Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Board Member of Innovative Economy Board of Ministry of Economy, and Board Member of Alytaus Kolegija University of Applied Sciences. From 2012 to 2015 he was a Director of the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Kaunas University of Technology, Council member of The Centre for Innovative Medicine under the National Institute for Scientific Researches, as well as a Board member of Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA. From 2009 to 2012 Dr. Danilevičius was a Director of the Innovation and Knowledge Society Department at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania . he was also a Director of Sales and Marketing of JSC Traidenis from 2005 to 2009, as well as a Board member of Science, innovation and Technology Agency (MITA), Board member of the Association of Santara Valley, and Adviser to Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania.

Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim

Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim

Vice President of the Advisory Board – Strategic Academic Alliance

Dr Nagwa Ibrahim is Associate Professor of Practice Promoting Entrepreneurship at the American University of Cairo in Egypt. She has been Associate Provost and assisting the University President in the following: Entrepreneurship and Research Development, Adjunct, Associate Professor of Practice, Promoting Entrepreneurship. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she was a Program specialist (UNESCO HQs, Paris), in charge of the Middle East& USA in Education and Culture, In charge of initiating potential collaboration with Private Sectors for development programs. In this capacity, she was dealing with Top Diplomatic International Relations and UN Organizations and NGOs at the Highest Level, regarding financing UNESCO’s Science and education Programs through Local, National and International Private Sectors (Entrepreneurs). She has also worked with high-level business personalities and institutions in Egypt and in the Middle East to design and prepare plans and new methods for raising funds

Mr Constantine Michalos

Mr Constantine Michalos

Vice President of the Advisory Board – Europe

Mr Constantine Michalos obtained his MSc at the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is currently President of the Central Union of Greek Chambers of Commerce and of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Since 1988 he has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SWAN SA, an industrial exporting company based in Krioneri, Attica,  specializing in the production of natural latex products. From 1993 to 2005 he was an elected member of the board of ACCI, and from 1998 to 2002 he was Treasurer of the ACCI. In 2002 he was elected in the Board of Directors of the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development, in 2004 he was appointed as the Chamber’s Vice-Chairman, while in 2003 he was elected President of the Association of North Attica Region Enterprises.

Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Jovic

Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Jovic

Board Member

Ljiljana Jović is a university professor and former Dean of the Fiscal Academy. She is an expert in finances and is currently working as a business consultant in the National Fund for Child Protection. Besides, professor Jovic has been working at several other universities and companies and is the author of several books and dozens of scientific papers.

Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo

Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo

Board Member

Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo is the Chairman of the Board of the Pakistan-Romania Business Council. Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo is the Director of Firpo Group of Companies and has more than twenty years of professional experience of managing manufacturing facility as well as Marketing activities of Firpo Group. He has worked on a senior management position in Firpo Group since 1990. He is a Member of Custom´s & Valuation & Import & Anti Smuggling / Labour & Social Sub-Committees of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is also a Coordinator of Community Policing System at Karachi.

Mr Sergiu Harea

Mr Sergiu Harea

Board Member

Mr. Sergiu Harea is the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova. He graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM), Faculty of Accounting and Auditing. He started his professional career at ASEM as a lecturer at the Accounting and Audit Faculty, which served as a stimulating factor in acquiring new professional skills. Later he joined the National Bank of Moldova, the Internal Audit and Operational Control Division, and after a while, he joined the Credit Department of CB “Basarabia”. Mr. Sergiu HAREA was involved in a number of working groups, sector committees, as well as in many international committees, administration councils, and so on.

Ms. Marina Vladimirovna Filonova

Ms. Marina Vladimirovna Filonova

Board Member

Ms. Marina Vladimirovna Filonova is the General Director of the Gomel Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Unitary Enterprise. She graduated from Francisk Skorina Gomel State University majoring in: 1981 – Organization of Mechanized Processing of the Economic Information, 2013 – Contemporary Foreign Language (external economic activities (foreign trade). Ms. Filonova started her career in 1981 as an engineer at the Gomel Radio Manufacturing Plant named after the 60th anniversary of the USSR. Starting from 1989 she took different positions at the Gomel Region Executive Committee as the specialist of the Economy Committee Foreign Economic Relations Department, vice-president, the head of the Economy Committee Foreign Economic Relation Department, the Top Advisor and the Advisor of the President of the Province Executive Committee.

Mr Mark Badu-Aboagye

Mr Mark Badu-Aboagye

Board Member

The information will be published soon.

 

 

 

Dr. Liaqat Ali Shah

Dr. Liaqat Ali Shah

Board Member

Dr. Liaqat Ali Shah is the Executive Director and Head of Policy Division – Trade and Industrial Cooperation at the Centre of Excellence for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CoE-CPEC), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform, Islamabad. Major responsibility as Head of Policy Division is to provide evidence-based research and recommendations for promoting industrialization and trade in Pakistan under CPEC. That include but not limited to the development of special economic zones(SEZs), trade and industrial strategies for SEZs, forward and backward linkages of the domestic economy with SEZs economy, industrial clusters identification and mapping, prioritization and promotion of export-led industry and devising trade facilitation measures. Besides, Dr. Liaqat works with different stakeholders in the industrial sector to ascertain the needs of the sector, identify the assumed threats to the sector that inhabit local industry participation in the SEZs and opportunities the CPEC industrial cooperation offer to the existing small and medium enterprises(SMEs) in the country.

Mr Mustafa Ramadhan

Mr Mustafa Ramadhan

Board Member

Mr Ramadhan’s biography will be available soon.

Prof. Dr. Nemanja Berber

Prof. Dr. Nemanja Berber

Board Member

Nemanja Berber, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Republic of Serbia. He is a Head of the Department of Management at the Faculty. His field of interest is Human Resource Management. He is the author of more than 130 scientific papers presented at scientific conferences and published in scientific journals. He is engaged in several Erasmus+ projects. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the The Annals of the Faculty of Economics in Subotica and Topic Editor of the Sustainability journal.

At the EUMMAS Advisory Board Meeting held on 07/12/2020, the following Board members are elected new Vice Presidents of the Advisory Board:
 
Vice President – Global Development
Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, Director General of BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry
 
Vice President – Strategic Business Alliance
Dr. Almantas Danilevičius, Director General of the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Lithuania
 
Vice President – Strategic Academic Alliance
Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim, Associate Professor of the American University of Cairo in Egypt
 
Vice President – Asia
Mr. Douglas Foo, President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation I Vice Chairman of Singapore Business Federation
 
Vice President – Africa
Mr. Siyabulela Grant Skade, CEO and President of African Continental Chamber of Commerce & Industries – ACCCI
 
Vice President – Europe
Mr. Constantine Michalos, President of the Central Union of Greek Chambers of Commerce I President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry
 
Vice President – EUMMAS Women Forum
Dr. Dina Yacout, President of the Businesswomen Council in the Chamber of Commerce in Ismailia

(1) The role of the Advisory Board is to offer assistance to the leadership with anything from marketing to managing human resources, finances, etc. It is composed of recognized experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. The Advisory Board members provide the Association with knowledge, understanding, and strategic thinking.

(2) The Advisory board members:

  • provide wise counsel on issues raised by directors,
  • provide unbiased information, insights, and ideas from a third point-of-view, 
  • encourage and support the exploration of new business ideas,
  • act as a resource for directors,
  • help directors avoid group thinking and give direction on big picture issues,
  • nominate new Board members,
  • impose challenges to directors and management that could improve the business.

(3) The Advisory board members may, if they wish, participate in events, ongoing projects, or any other activity.

(4) The participation in the Board is on a pro bono basis. However, the members who take part in different activities such as EUMMAS events (as keynote speakers, session chairs, or similar), training, or projects are remunerated for their effort. In such cases, the Association bears the travel and accommodation costs and provide per diem allowance and compensation for the work and time invested. 

(5) The President of the Advisory Board is a member of the Accreditation Committee.

(6) An individual qualifies for the Advisory Board Membership if he/she:

  • is invited to join the Board by the Association, and 
  • is a recognized expert (successful businessman/businesswoman or higher positioned representative of chambers of commerce, business associations, and similar.

(7) The number of members in the Advisory Board is not limited. Members and the President of the Advisory Board are elected by the President of the Association. The Vice Presidents are proposed by the Advisory Board President and confirmed by the Board members. The number of Vice Presidents is always even and they rotate every year. 

(8) The Advisory Board meets, in general, biannually, in December and June. The Presidency meets at least once in three months. The meetings are organized via video conferencing.  

(9) The membership in the Advisory Board is for six years and members can be re-elected after that period again. It can be terminated by the Member at any time. It can also be terminated by the Association in case of misconduct. 

*Individuals who are invited by the Association or recommended by a Board member can register here.

UPCOMING: The meeting of the Advisory Board 

Date: Jun 7, 2021.

Time: 09.00 AM GMT 

Application: ZOOM

LATER: The meeting of the Advisory Board 

Date: December 6, 2021.

Time: 09.00 AM GMT 

Application: ZOOM

To access Board documents, please visit the AB Notice Board.

In Memoriam

Tomislav Šešić

Tomislav Šešić

25.02.1961 – 15.01.2021.