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 2016


Rosie Ching
Rosie ChingSingapore Management University, Singapore

Rosie Ching Ju Mae, Senior Lecturer of Statistics, School of Economics, effectively uses interactive hands-on experiments, games, videos, current affairs and history to demystify statistics, engage students, and deepen their learning. A true inspiration to many students, Rosie is extremely dedicated and caring, and goes the extra mile to support students’ cognitive and affective development. She also contributes actively to teaching and learning through developing innovative games, collaborates with peers on research, shares at faculty development events, and mentoring students on final year projects.

Rosie has also been placed on the SMU Teaching Excellence Honour Roll 2016. The Honour Roll has been introduced this year to recognise faculty members who have received at least three SMU Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Awards.



Krzysztof ObÄÄ‚„‚„‚„‚„…‚ój
Krzysztof ObłójKozminski University and Warsaw University, Poland

Krzysztof Obłój is a Professor of Strategic Management and International Business. He has taught sessions in strategy, international management and cross-cultural management at several business schools in Europe (Ecole de Ponts et Chausses and ESCP-EAP in France, BI Norwegian School of Management and Bodo Graduate School of Business in Norway, Henley Management College in UK, IEDC-Bled School of Management), the USA (Duquesne University, CCSU, Yale University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and China (Sun Yat-sen University).

Prof Obłój is extensively published. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific articles and books. He has published articles in Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Organization Change Management, European Management Journal, Corporate Reputation Review, European Journal of International Management and other journals.

He has published the following books in English: Passion and discipline of strategy, Palgrave, New York; Contemporary Corporate Strategy: Global Perspective, Routledge, London (co-author); Strategy in Transition ,Oxford, Blackwell (co-author); Systems Management: a Global Perspective (with S. Cavaleri), Wadsworth Publ., Belmont Ca., Winning: Lessons from High Performing Organizations (with D. Cushman and A.K.Kozminski), Sunny Press, Albany. His last books published in Poland has several editions. He is currently a member of editorial board of International Journal of Emerging Markets and International Human Resource Journal.

He has an extensive hands-on experience as a consultant to large Polish companies and multinationals, and has been chairman of twelve supervisory boards during last decade, among them PZU SA (the largest insurance company in CEE) and Orlen SA (the largest petrochemical company in CEE). Currently he is a a member of supervisory board of Impel SA and Prochem SA. He was an advisor to the President of Poland.


Responsible Management Education

Peter Hardi
Peter HardiCEU Business School, Hungary

Dr. Hardi is Professor of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at CEU Business School and the Director of the Center for Business and Society. Beyond his multi-decade university teaching experience Dr. Hardi has more than two decades of training and capacity building practice in diverse areas such as corporate reporting, corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and most recently, business integrity. At CEU Business School he designed and delivered new courses in the field of CSR, sustainability and Integrity in Business.

His present research focuses on corporate governance and transparency, corporate social responsibility and business integrity. His team participates in major European Commission funded international research projects in these areas. Between January 2011 and June 2016 he managed a multi-million dollar project on Integrity Education, aimed at developing an Integrity Curriculum Framework and testing it in degree and non-degree programs in transition economies.


Institutional Management

Krzysztof Rybinski
Krzysztof RybinskiNarxoz University, Kazakhstan

Professor Krzysztof Rybinski holds MA in computer sciences, Ph.D. and habilitation in economics. He has an extensive professional background. He worked as software engineer in Tokyo, director of the Soros Foundation programs in CEE, a consultant to the World Bank. He was chief economist and managing director at commercial banks. In 2004, he was appointed the Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Poland by the President of Poland and performed this function for four years until 2008. He was in charge of research, foreign exchange reserves management, payment systems, cash circulation management, monetary statistics and international relations. Under his supervision National Bank of Poland changed its investment strategy which resulted in additional one billion dollars profit for Poland. In 2004-2005, he was member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee, and in 2007-2008 a member of the Polish Financial Services Authority. In 2007-2008 he also served as a World Bank alternate governor for Poland. He was also a member of the supervisory boards of several financial sector companies (2008-2009) and Partner in Ernst & Young Poland (2008-2010). Between 2010 and 2015, he has been Professor and Rector of Vistula University in Warsaw, which offers education to students from more than 60 countries. From February 2015 he is a Rector of Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Under his leadership Narxoz received CEEMAN IQA accreditation.

Krzysztof Rybinski was economic advisor to several Polish governments. In the last few years he was a coauthor of country higher education strategy, e-government strategy and intellectual capital strategy.

Krzysztof Rybinski is author of numerous refereed papers in economics and several books. In March 2012 he was ranked the fourth best Polish economist by number of scientific citations. In October 2012 he received the business award of most respected Polish economist. He has also contributed thusands of articles on economics and financial markets to Polish largest newspapers. He published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist. He was the first senior central banker in the world to have started a popular and often quoted by media economic blog already in 2006.

Krzysztof Rybinski has a wife and two children. His hobby is writing and - in Almaty - mountain hiking.


Institutional Support

Vladimir Soloviev
Vladimir SolovievFinancial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia

Vladimir Soloviev is Professor and Chair of Data Analysis, Decision Making, and Financial Technology at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. He joined the Financial University in 2011. While being the Chief Information Officer of the Financial University from 2011 to 2016, Vladimir has implemented an ambitious program of the university’s technological transformation.

Since September 2016, Professor Soloviev leads the Department of Data Analysis, Decision Making, and Financial Technology at Financial University. He is now responsible for transformation of the university’s academic and research activities in the field of Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Information Technology to satisfy the needs of the digital world.

Vladimir has an extensive experience in information technology and IT management in various industries. He started in 1990 as an IT support engineer, then he worked as a system administrator and a systems developer; since 1995 he managed IT projects and IT departments in banking, finance, mass-media, construction, and education. Since 1997 Vladimir also worked as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Applied Mathematics and Business Information at State University of Management, Plekhanov Russian Economic University, Moscow Power-Engineering Institute (Technical University), and Financial University. Professor Soloviev published 30+ books, 100+ research papers, and 30+ articles in professional magazines.

Vladimir Soloviev holds a DSc degree in Mathematical Economics from Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a PhD degree in Mathematical Economics from State University of Management (Moscow, Russia), an MSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and an Executive MPA degree in Higher Education Management from Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Vladimir also graduated from International Management Teachers Academy, Microsoft CIO Academy, and CIO Academy under the Russian CIO Union.

Professor Soloviev received three Project of the Year Awards (in 2014, 2015, and 2016) from GlobalCIO for the Financial University’s IT transformation. He is also a winner of the Award for the State Support of Young Russian Scientists from the President of the Russian Federation, the Award in Science and Technology from the Government of Moscow, and Professor B. L. Ovsievich Memorial Prize for research achievements.

Other nominations for 2016:


  • Dietmar Sternad, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), School of Management, Austria
  • Gary Pan, Venky Shankararaman and Tan Gan Hup, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Elmira Idrisova, Narxoz University, Kazakhstan
  • Elvira Ruziyeva, Narxoz University, Kazakhstan
  • Jenson Goh, National University Singapore, Singapore


  • Vlado Dimovski, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
  • Vladimer Papava, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
  • Saša Žiković, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Responsible Management Education:

  • Gulnar Kurenkeyeva, Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Kazakhstan
  • Wolfgang Amann, HEC Paris in Qatar, Qatar

Institutional Management:

  • Begonia Gonzalez Otero, EU Business School Munich, Germany