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  • Trine Jensen

    Trine Jensen holds a Master’s degree in Media Science and Communication from Aarhus University in Denmark. She worked for the Bureau for Strategic Planning in UNESCO headquarters for 7 years before she joined the International Association of Universities (IAU) in 2012. As Manager of events and projects, Trine is in charge of IAU events and the strategic priority on ICTs. In addition, she also organizes the IAU Administrative Board meetings, she is part of the IAU Horizons editorial team and she coordinates the Association’s Annual Report. She is a Danish citizens and beyond her mother tongue, she speaks English and French.

  • Carine Sébast

    Carine Sébast holds two Master’s degrees in general and comparative literature (Paris Sorbonne University) and in information management (INTD, Paris). She has over 20 years of professional experience as an editor in several publishing houses in Paris and as project manager in document engineering. Carine joined the IAU in March 2015 as Manager of reference publications and is in charge of the Word Higher Education Database (WHED). Carine is a French national and speaks English.

  • Georgeta Sadlak

    Georgeta Sadlak is currently Manager, Information Systems at IAU. She is responsible for the overall technology needs and system requirements at IAU as well as technical support, troubleshooting and data protection and security measures. She holds a MSc. in Public Policy and Management (University of London, SOAS, UK), a BSc (Econ) in Politics and International Relations (London School of Economics, UK). She studied Economics and Computer studies (University of Toronto and the Institute for Computer Studies, Toronto, Canada). She joined the IAU in February 1993 as consultant, Oracle database development and starting 1998 as full time Systems Analyst. She has held her actual position since 2002. Prior to joining IAU she spent several years in different informational technology roles in a private company in Toronto, Canada.

  • Angella NINO

    Since arriving at IAU in January 2013, Angella NINO holds the position of Manager, Finances and Administration. Having trained in accounting and financial studies at INTEC Paris, Angella has spent her professional career mainly in organisations operating on a human scale, where she has acquired more than fifteens years’ sound experience in the fields of operational management, budgetary management, financial and administrative steering strategy, and staff management. A native French-speaker, Angella also has a good working knowledge of English.

  • Henrik DAM

    Henrik Øregaard Dam, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Holding a Master of Law (1991) Henrik Dam received his PhD from the University of Copenhagen in 1996. After one year with the Ministry of Health, he returned to the University of Copenhagen where he received his Doctorate in Law (Dr. juris.) in 2005 and was the same year appointed as Professor of Tax Law. The following year Henrik became Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen and a member of the University’s Senior Executive Board. In 2014 he took up office as Vice-Chancellor (Rector) at SDU. As Vice-Chancellor, Henrik is engaged in a wide range of International partnerships including cross-border collaborations and student exchange agreements.

  • Oleg SMESHKO

    Rector, Saint-Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics, Russia

    Oleg Smeshko is the Rector of Saint-Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics (UMTE), one of the largest private universities in Russia. Oleg Smeshko has started his work at the University in 2000 and became rector in 2014. Under his leadership, UMTE has developed effective system of continuous multilevel education: secondary vocational education - higher education (Bachelor, Master) – Ph.D. studies. The University has created and implemented new innovative training technologies of the educational process, including e-learning. Research and teaching work of Oleg Smeshko is successfully combined with being a member of the Advisory Board of the Leningrad Region Legislative Assembly; the Council of Rectors of Saint-Petersburg universities and the Public Council on the non-state sector of education of the Education Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

  • Mohammad Reza POURMOHAMMADI

    Chancellor, The University of Tabriz, I.R. of Iran

    Mohammad Reza Pour Mohammadi has been reelected as the chancellor of the University of Tabriz in 2013. He is a Professor of Urban Planning and has held several leading positions within the university, for example Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs and Graduate Studies. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from UWCC – U.K. He has authored and co-authored 91 articles. He has been the member of Oxford Round Table since 2003, and the member of the Board of the Directors of International Universities Council (IUC), Caucasus Universities Association (CUA) and Eurasian Silk Road Universities Council (ESRUC) since 2013, and Deputy Board Member of IAU 2000-2004.

  • Hasan Sohaib MURAD

    Rector, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan

    Dr. Murad is the founding President of ILM Trust and the Rector/President of the University of Management and Technology (UMT). He received bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi and an MBA from Washington State University, USA. He earned his doctorate in Management from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is also Chairperson of a nationwide network of colleges and schools consisting of about 200 institutions. The leading brands of ILM Colleges and the Knowledge Schools are serving the middle class by providing them high quality education. He is also founding Chairman of the Institute of Knowledge and Leadership (IKL), Dubai which offers executive development programs in MENASA region.

  • Constantinos CHRISTOFIDES

    Rector, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

    With undergraduate studies at the University of Grenoble I, University of Grenoble II and the National Polytechnic School of Grenoble (M.Sc. in Physics, 1983, D.E.A in Energy - Economics, 1984, D.E.A in Energy-Physics, 1984 and Ph.D. in Applied Physics, 1986), Prof. Christofides worked as Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Sherbrooke, and as Research Associate & Lecturer, at the University of Toronto in Canada. In 1992 he joined the academic community of the Department of Physics of the University of Cyprus (UCY). As the UCY ViceRector of Academic Affairs (2006-2010), he played an active role in establishing the UCY in the research community worldwide and strengthening the university-industry collaboration. Prof. Christofides has been serving as UCY Rector for two consecutive terms (2010-2018).

  • Mosleh DUHOKY

    President, University of Duhok, Iraq

    Prof. Duhoky’s academic career spans 37 years. He graduated with a B.Sc. from the University of Sulaimani, the College of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture in 1976. He did his M.Sc. from the same university in 1978. He obtained his PhD with honor degree in Cytology form the University of Silesia, Poland. Since 2012 he has been the President of the University of Duhok. He has been active in promoting international standing of the University of Duhok by further cooperation with different European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern universities and centers of excellence. He is also member of the Board of Trustees at the American University in Kurdistan (AUK).

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