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 2021

Teacher of the Year

Dietmar SternadCarinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) School of Management, Austria

Dietmar Sternad is Professor of International Management and the Program Director of the International Business Management program at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences/FH Kärnten (Austria). He teaches several management and leadership-related subjects in bachelor's, master's and executive education programs. Dietmar holds degrees from universities from Austria and the UK, as well an MBA degree from IEDC Bled School of Management, is an alumnus of the IMTA (CEEMAN) and GloColl (Harvard Business School) management teachers' programs, and received several national and international awards for creating case-based teaching materials (e.g. from the Academy of Management, oikos, Emerald and CEEMAN) and for teaching excellence (e.g. the Austrian State Prize for Teaching Excellence “Ars docendi”). Read more about Dietmar • Read interview with Dietmar

Researcher of the Year

Tomislav HernausFaculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Tomislav Hernaus is Associate Professor at the Department of Organization and Management, Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Zagreb, Croatia) and Adjunct Professor at the School of Economics and Business (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). His multi-level research interests include organization design, business process management, human resources (HR) organization, work design and job interventions, innovative work behavior, and knowledge hiding. He has published over a hundred peer-reviewed papers; out of which six books, and a significant number of scientific papers in top-tier academic journals such as the Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Business Research Quarterly, Journal of Knowledge Management, Business Process Management Journal, and others. Read more about Tomislav • Read interview with Tomislav

Responsible Management Educator of the Year

Jaliyyah BelloFaculty of Business and Law, Coventry University, UK

Jaliyyah Bello holds a PhD in Finance from Coventry University (UK). She is an Assistant Professor in Finance in the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University, where she was the pioneer SDGs Lead. Within her role as an Assistant Professor, she serves as the Director of International Partnerships and a Sustainability Champion for the faculty of Business and Law. She co-founded the Coventry University Education for Sustainable Development Working Group which actively engage in supporting staff to embed sustainability into their teaching. Read more about Jaliyyah • Read interview with Jaliyyah

Leader of the Year

Gulnara KurenkeyevaAlmaty Management University, Kazakhstan

Dr. Gulnara Kurenkeyeva is the First Vice Rector of Almaty Management University and has been the Dean of the Graduate School of Business. She holds a PhD in Economics, has graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Economics of Kazakh State University n.a. Kirov. She worked as a senior professor, deputy dean at the Zhambyl irrigation, drainage and construction institute, Almaty Technological University, associate professor of the Department of World Economy, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Visiting Lecturer at the Master program of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with Best Lecturer award in 2005 Program. She has passed a scientific internship at Moscow State University n.a. M. Lomonosov as the grant holder from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to young scientists in 2003. Read more about Gulnara • Read interview with Gulnara