Dr. Ahmad earned his MBA & Ph.D. at McGill University and is presently the AVP, Teaching and Learning at McMaster University. He is also the Director of the McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (MIIETL).
Dr. Ahmad has won several student-based and university-wide awards from both Concordia and McGill Universities, as well as the Professor of the Year award from the International Bled School of Management. In 1992, Dr. Ahmad was nationally recognized for leadership in teaching with a lifetime 3M Teaching Fellowship.
Dr. Ahmad was elected President of the National Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in Canada, which has over 60 institutional and up to 1,000 faculty members. He has also coordinated Canada’s only national teaching and educational leadership awards program – the 3M National Teaching Fellowships for the past 10 years http://www.stlhe.ca/awards/3m-national-teaching-fellowships/.
In 2012, Dr. Ahmad was elected Vice-President of the International Consortium of Educational Developers (ICED) http://icedonline.net/ . Consisting of 23 member organizations worldwide, ICED aims to improve good educational practices in higher education.
Maximilian is Research Associate at the Chair of Financial Management and Banking at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL). His field of research is corporate valuation using stochastic processes. He joined the business school in April 2014 after two years as Consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. During this time, he worked for different consumer goods and retail companies in Western and Eastern Europe as well as in Africa.
His academic background was shaped at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main (B.Sc.) and at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) (M.Sc.). During his studies, he took twice the opportunity for semesters abroad: first at the University of Sydney and a second time at the University of Chicago (Booth School).
Beyond that, Maximilian is an enthusiastic sportsman. He plays tennis since his early childhood for which he also has a coaching license, and he runs in preparation for a marathon. History is another passion for him where he tries to learn as much as possible through reading and traveling.
Tobias Dauth is the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Junior Professor in International Management at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. The Professorship was founded in 2013 and focuses on maintaining and expanding German-Polish scientific relations. In current research projects he investigates the role and the impact of international top managers in the internationalization processes of firms. A second major research area comprises the internationalization of German and Polish small and medium sized firms. Tobias Dauth also fosters regional and international partnerships. He collaborates with the Leipzig-based Fraunhofer MOEZ (Center for Central and Eastern Europe) to establish a network and cooperation between the stakeholders of the Central and Eastern European growth markets. His teaching activities aim at providing students with state of the art knowledge in international management. To do so, he combines theoretical perspectives with critical thinking and real-life case studies. Ultimately, his courses shall prepare students to effectively deal with the challenges arising from firms’ international activities.
Dr. Andrei Neboian is the owner of Headlight Analytics e.U., specializing in consulting and developing decision support tools in operations management. Over the years, he consulted a number of large multinational corporations in various industries including logistics, industrial hardware, and metals manufacturing.
He received his doctoral degree in Operations Research (OR) from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, which he completed in cooperation with the INSEAD Business School and the French postal operator La Poste France. At the WHU, we was a regular speaker at MBA, MSc and BSc courses in logistics, sustainable business models and operations management. He also received additional training in OR from the Kellogg School of Management in the USA. Before joining WHU, Dr. Neboian served as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group where he worked with international clients from different industries including banking, private equity, construction materials, telecommunications and power distribution in Europe and Middle East. Andrei Neboian has an engineering background with a MSc. in Electrical Engineering and Automation from the Vienna University of Technology.
In 2012, Andrei Neboian was awarded with the 2nd prize at the renowned George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. In 2011, he was selected finalist for the Daniel Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in the United States. He also publishes in well-known OR journals of INFORMS.
Dr Tomasz Mroczkowski has studied and written about innovation, the management of change, and economic transition for most of his career. He is the author of over 100 works including articles in such journals as California Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and others. He combines interests in business history with a fascination about how to think strategically about the future.
Based at the Kogod School of Business, American University Washington DC, where he serves as Professor in the International Business Department, he has also lectured on innovation in emerging economies at universities in France, Japan, India, and Poland. He has conducted executive development seminars for leading American and European companies and has served as advisor to central and local governments on economic development strategy and technology cluster formation. He serves on Editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Global business Advancement in South Asia, The Journal of East-West Business, and Worldview – a publication of Scientific American. He is a recipient of a number of grants from private and public foundations.
Germanist and Europeist, Fellow of German Academic Exchange Programme, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (study visits, research, teaching at the universities of Heidelberg, Freiburg, Bochum, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Vienna, Dublin, Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden).
Specialist in the field of economic and social determinants of regional and local development with particular emphasis on labor market policy, innovation, entrepreneurship and social revitalization; theory and practice of public sector development, new public management and governance, innovation in democracy, political consulting, projects in the field of sustainable development policy in the context of metropolitan and urban development, the concept of corporate social responsibility, diversity management, business ethics.
Evaluator of programs and projects for socio-economic development. Expert of United Nations Development Programme, European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee, Polish and German governments, public authorities, regional and local level.
Director of the International Centre of Postgraduate Studies at WSH
Sociologist, business coach and consultant. Has prepared and lead more than two thousand hours of business trainings, for companies such as Alstom, Bertelsmann, Boehringer-Ingelheim, BZWBK, Dialog, Eurobank, Frigo Logistics, GATX, HP, Impel, Nasza-Klasa, McCain, Velux, Volkswagen czy Whirlpool.
Lukasz Srokowski graduated from Wroclaw Universities faculty of social sciences in 2007 and obtained his PhD with honors in 2010. He has authored many scientific publications on the fields of management and organization theory, including the book about organizational culture and change: "Zmienić myślenie o firmie. Zarządzanie kulturą organizacyjną w Polsce".
Graduate of the Wroclaw University of Technology’s faculty of Marketing and Management. Awarded a Doctorate in Economics from the Wroclaw University of Economics.
Mr Ambrozowicz brings astute financial management skills earned at Fagor Mastercook, a leading home appliance manufacturer and Skanska (leading construction company). At Fagor he was Member of the Board and Vice President of Finance as well as the Director of Controlling Fagor Group. He was responsible for implementing the Polish subsidiary’s financial, processes in line with the group’s international standard in controlling, bookkeeping and reporting.
President of the Board of Polish Public Relations Association (2nd time, reelected in 2013) - the biggest PR Association in Poland.Member or Public Relations Board of Ethics.
Employee of University of Wrocław and WSE in Cracow.Founder of OpenGov Association - organization focused on communication transparency. Member od Personal Democracy Forum. Founder of Social Media Day Poland - biggest Polish Social Media conference (placed in Wrocław, Warsaw, Łódź).
Communication coach and speaker (Internet Beta, European CSR Congress, PR Congress, TEDx, and many more).
Juror in Złote Spinacze and Bright Awards, mentor in Startup Weekend.
Awarded for lobbying campaign (Złote Spinacze 2012), Community relations (2013) and Product Launch (2013). Awarded for Community Relations campaign in International PR Daily’s Awards. Signed (as Poland representation) 1st CSR on Communication Agreement in Madrid (2011).