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 2017


Mohamed BuhejiInternational Institute of Inspirational Economy, Bahrain

Dr Mohamed Buheji is considered a leading expert in the areas of Excellence, Knowledge, Innovation, Inspiration, Change Management and enhancement of Competitiveness for over 25 years, being a retired professor from University of Bahrain, he is still visiting professor for MBA programs in different countries in MENA region. Dr Buheji is also the Founder of Inspiration & Resilience Economy Journal & Int'l Youth Economy Journal.

He teaches classes that are relevant to Inspiration Economy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge & Change Management and Current Issues to both MBA Students and undergraduates. Besides that he leads seminars on the Subject of Inspiration Engineering & inspiration Labs.

Since 2008 Dr Buheji has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and 17 books (mostly in Arabic) about thinking, lifelong learning, quality of life, inspiration and competitiveness. He has five books in English about Knowledge Economy, Inspiration Economy, Inspiring Government and Inspiration Engineering. He is also a Fellow of World Academy of Productivity Science.


Responsible Management Education

Aigerim KaumenovaAlmaty Management University, Kazakhstan
and Zhuldyz YelubayevaAlmaty Management University, Kazakhstan

Aigerim Kaumenova is the Director of International Development Department at Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Kazakhstan. In this capacity she has managed to double the size of partnership network and reach threefold increase of the student and faculty international academic mobility over 5 years, and launch Erasmus+ credit mobility cooperation with European partners. Under her watch AlmaU has been re-accredited by IQA CEEMAN and awarded with 4 Palmes of Excellence and top ranked by Eduniversal rating agency. She taught master level course on Business Planning at AlmaU. She is an active promoter of PRME principles at the University, which is globally positioned as a socially responsible institution. Aigerim is a research team member at AlmaU, as well as organizer of international academic events.

Before joining AlmaU she was engaged in family business. Aigerim also serves as career mentor at her alma mater institutions.

Aigerim holds MA degree in International Relations and Management from the University of Aberdeen, MSc degree with distinction in International Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Exeter. Currently she is completing DBA degree at Almaty Management University, focusing on social entrepreneurship.

Aigerim is awarded by the Letter of Gratitude from Almaty Management University and by the Certificate of Gratitude from the Department of Youth Policy of Almaty city administration.


Institutional Management

Mohamed Mustafa IshakUniversiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak is Professor of Politics and International Studies. He is currently Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Utara Malaysia and has held that position since June 2010.

He has written several books and published numerous articles in local and international journals and newspapers. One of his published works, entitled Politik dan Pemerintahan Negara (Politics and National Governance), has become essential reading in local institutions of higher learning. His latest book, entitled The Politics of Bangsa Malaysia, published in 2014, has received an enthusiastic response from a wide and discerning readership. Professor Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak is an expert in Malaysian and Southeast Asian politics, and, as a well-known and prolific writer on political matters, he has been much sought after by both the local and foreign print and electronic media for his political analyses and commentaries about domestic and international affairs.

Despite his busy schedule and the many demands upon his time and energy, Professor Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak is ever mindful of his additional responsibilities and duties as the founding President of the Association of International Studies (Malaysia), as well as that of Chief Editor of the Journal of International Studies (Malaysia). He has been visiting professor in several universities including the University of Paris and the University of Le Havre, France, and a number of universities in Indonesia. Read more


Rungano Jonas ZvobgoGreat Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe

Rungano Jonas Zvobgo is a Professor of Curriculum and Policy Studies in Education as well as a proud family man. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Edinburgh. He also has to his name two Masters degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Education.

Professor Zvobgo is a seasoned higher and tertiary education administrator with experience spanning over three decades. Prior to becoming the Vice Chancellor of Great Zimbabwe University in 2012, he served as Pro Vice Chancellor of a university and as Principal in several teacher’s colleges. He is a renowned writer with 8 books to his name, among them; Contemporary Issues in Education published in 2014. Professor Zvobgo holds membership of a number of local and international Boards, among them The Zimbabwe Council for School Examinations, European Club of Rectors, Oxford Academic Society, World Congress of Chancellors. His leadership style and efficacy have attracted for him and Great Zimbabwe University, a total of 36 local and international awards since his appointment as Vice Chancellor in October 2012.