Champion Awards
I wish to express my gratitude to  CEEMAN for this recognition [which] belongs not only to me, but also to all collaborators in Estonian Business School and other schools and research institutions.
Ruth Alas,
Estonian Business School, Estonia

Champions 2013

Teaching co-winners

George Kohlrieser
George KohlrieserIMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
for Teaching Excellence

Professor George Kohlrieser is an internationally recognized expert on leadership. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD (the International Institute for Management Development), and author of the internationally bestselling book Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance, which received the “Best Business Book Award 2007” from DCF (French Association of Business Leaders) and "Best Management Book 2008" in Germany by His new book, Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Base Leadership, has been nominated one of the Best Business Books of 2013 by Soundview.

Professor Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on high performance leadership, high performance teamwork, conflict management, change management, dialogue and negotiation, coaching, stress management, work life balance, and personal and professional development. He is an international award-winning case writer. Professor Kohlrieser is also a Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator focusing on aggression management and hostage negotiations. He has worked in over 100 countries spanning five continents and is consultant to several global companies including Accenture, Al Can, Amer Sports, Barclay Global Investors, Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, IBM, IFC, Khazanah, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nestle, Nokia, Roche, Santander, Sara Lee, Tetra Pak, and Toyota.

He has won numerous awards, including most recently the prestigious BrandLaureate International Brand Personality Award for his contribution in the field of high performance communication from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (2010) and the global ECCH Renewable and sustainable energy, technology and development Hot Topic Case Award (2011).

Suay-Peng Wong
Ms Suay-Peng WongSingapore Management University, Singapore
for Innovative Pedagogy

Ms Suay-Peng Wong joined the School of Accountancy (SOA), SMU as a senior lecturer in 2010. Her varied career experience included audit at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) as well as finance and project management across cross-functional teams at IBM Singapore Pte Ltd. She was also a member of the pioneer team that established the School of Business Management at Nanyang Polytechnic. In 2012, she together with Associate Professor Poh-Sun Seow received an SMU pedagogy grant to develop the “Accounting Challenge”. In 2012, Suay-Peng received the SOA Most Outstanding Newcomer Teaching Award. Suay-Peng is a FCPA (Australia) and CA (Singapore).

Poh-Sun Seow
Poh-Sun SeowSingapore Management University, Singapore
for Innovative Pedagogy

Associate Professor Poh-Sun Seow is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum) at School of Accountancy (SOA), Singapore Management University (SMU). In 2012, he was awarded the Bea Sanders/American Institute of CPAs Teaching Innovation Award (Honourable Mention) for successful teaching practices in the first introductory class of financial accounting. At SMU, he was awarded the 2013 SOA Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research Award, 2013 SOA Most Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2012 SOA Most Promising Researcher Award and 2011 SOA Most Outstanding Newcomer Teaching Award. Prior to joining SMU, Poh-Sun was a lecturer at The University of Melbourne and was awarded The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Certificate for Excellence in Teaching for three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010. He received two SMU pedagogy project grants in 2011 and 2012 to develop new teaching innovations to engage student learning. He is a founding member of the SMU Teaching Innovation Interest Group. He has been actively contributing to the SMU teaching community by presenting his teaching innovation experiences at SMU.

Poh-Sun’s research interests include accounting information systems, behavioural issues in accounting and accounting education. His research has been published in various academic journals and he is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and a member of American Accounting Association, European Accounting Association and Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.


Miha Skleravaj
Miha ŠkerlavajFaculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Miha Škerlavaj is an associate professor of leadership and organizational behavior at BI Norwegian business school, Oslo, Norway and adjunct associate professor of management at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia. His current research interests are innovation management (in particular, conditions for implementing highly creative ideas at work, organizational culture for innovation), creativity, knowledge work (e.g. knowledge hiding), job crafting, prosocial motivation, leadership, and organizational networks. He is an award-winning author with his work appeared in renowned scientific journals like Academy of management journal, European management review, Journal of information technology, Leadership, Journal of international management etc. and is actively involved in intensive collaborations with business partners. More info available from his professional blog  

Matej ČerneFaculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matej Černe is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics Ljubljana University in Slovenia, Department for Management and Organization, and Researcher at the Centre of Excellence for Biosensors, Instrumentation, and Process control - Center for Innovation Research CERINNO. His research interests include non-technological innovations, creativity, organizational behavior, leadership, and multi-level issues in management. More info at http://

Institutional Management

Sergey Mordovin IMISP - International Management Institute, St Petersburg, Russia

Sergey Mordovin is Rector of International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP). He played one of the key roles in IMISP creation in 1989. Prof. Mordovin is professor of Leadership and HRM, visiting professor at a number of universities and business schools in Russia and abroad (Italy, Finland, Latvia, and Kazakhstan).
He graduated from the Baltic Technical University, Russia in 1974, specializing in engineering and production and holds a PhD degree in Economics. Prof. Mordovin has also studied abroad at Ashridge Management College and Henley Management College, UK; and BOCCONI University, Italy. 
Prof. Mordovin has occupied managerial positions in Defense Industries in St Petersburg. From 1974-1987, and was Vice-Rector of St Petersburg State University for two years before joining IMISP in 1989.

He published a number of books and articles on international activities, management and management training issues in Europe and Russia and is a member of the Editing Committee of the Business Education Journal, Russia.

Prof. Mordovin is CEEMAN Board Member and member of the CEEMAN International Quality Accreditation Committee, as well as Board Member of RABE (Russian Association of Business Education).