“My former years in higher education were spent leading the commercial areas of marketing, Africa expansion, and new business development. The last five years of my career was spent on internationalisation of higher education and academic leadership and governance roles.“Being in the business school scene has provided me with opportunities to work with government, education authorities and the private sector – and this incredibly powerful network allows me to contribute towards advancing private business education provisioning in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Professor Hamid. He added it was a privilege to be appointed to the Honoris Academic Council and the weight placed on his shoulders will enable him to bring meaningful change in the lives of many thousands across Africa. Other members of the Honoris Academic Council are Dr Wafa Troudi Cherif, Dean of the Health Science School at Université Centrale in Tunisia; Dr Amine Bensaid, President of Université Mundiapolis in Casablanca, Morocco; Dr Kais Mabrouk, Executive Director of International Development at Université Centrale; and Dr Karim Alami, Deputy General Manager of Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI), the largest engineering school in Morocco. Luis Lopez, CEO of Honoris United Universities, said the Honoris Academic Council will drive focus on enabling students to be agile, mobile and highly competitive professionals, with superior 21 st century workplace skills.
“The Council’s work is an important investment in the development of world-class human capital that has the potential to transform Africa by equipping students with soft skills and digital capabilities; and real-world competencies that will allow them to thrive in the ever- changing global economy.”
MANCOSA, a leading provider of management programmes through supported distance learning in Southern Africa, is ranked among the 10 of the best MBAs in Africa. A member of Honoris United Universities – the first pan-African private higher education network focused on nurturing the next generation of African leaders and professionals – Durban-based MANCOSA which has 12 learning centres offering 36 programmes serves as an innovation hub for executive education and postgraduate management programmes. A selection of Executive Education Short Learning Programmes is also offered to meet the requirements of professionals in both the private and public sectors. See: www.mancosa.co.za
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