Top Chief Executives and Business Leaders have been carefully selected as Jury Members for the Middle East, North Africa & Asia Awards to ensure a fair and balanced evaluation of all nominees. The Jury members’ range of expertise covers the whole of the region.

Jury decides who will be the recipients of the Middle East, North Africa & Asia Awards. Expert jury members ensure a balanced evaluation. To organize the jury we invited representatives worldwide. Each of the members is selected for his global expert opinion, valuable practical experience on his local and international business.

Jury Members 2016

Professor Nick Binedell

Professor of Strategic Leadership

  • Professor of Strategic Leadership at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle
  • Board member of the International Management Board of The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Founding president of the African Association of Business Schools (AABS)
  • Interested in the competitive dynamics of companies, the challenging search for excellence & the link between strategy, leadership and execution
  • Public speaker to leading South African companies such as Anglo American, SAB Miller, Old Mutual, Investec, National and Provincial Government
  • Elected as the Global Business Educator of the Year in 2015 the Academy of International

Rory Simpson

Chief Executive Learning Officer of the Telefónica Group

  • BSc, MSc, MBA (IESE)
  • Chief Executive Learning Officer of the Telefónica Group
  • Head of the Telefónica Corporate University
  • Former Associate Dean of London Business School
  • Former Vice President of Thunderbird, The International Graduate School of Management
  • Director of International Executive Education at IESE, Barcelona
  • Founder of “Leadership Essentials”
  • Directed executive education programmes for Harvard, MIT, Stanford, LBS, IESE, IMD, ESADE, CEIBS, Singularity University and Imperial College
  • His media appearances include, CNN, Business Week, The Financial Times and The BBC
  • Member of Boards of Said, Oxford University Business School, and as President of Engrande.com

Dr. Daniel Seelhofer

Head of International Management Institute

  • PhD in Management (International Management) University of St.Gallen (HSG) – Switzerland
  • Head of International Management Institute
  • Head of Department International Business
  • Vice Dean / Member of the Management Board of SML School of Management and Law
  • Strategic and International Management
  • Global Leadership
  • International Business & Internationalization Strategy and Process
  • Corporate Governance & Organizational Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Management

Maurice Dimmock

Chairman, ASIC Group of Companies, at ASIC, ASIC Global, ASIQUAL & QISAN

  • Consultant at QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 2005 – 2008
  • Director of International Operations at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Jury Members 2015

Stephen Wright

Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

  • CEO & Director of Education of The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management
  • Commercial director at ITEC, UK
  • Director of Quality at Remit Training
  • General Manager of Edexcel London, United Kingdom
  • UK & Ireland Manager Pitman Qualifications at City & Guilds

Maurice Dimmock

Chairman, ASIC Group of Companies, at ASIC, ASIC Global, ASIQUAL & QISAN

  • Consultant at QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 2005 – 2008
  • Director of International Operations at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Ben Turner

General Manager at Association of Professional Sales

  • Director of Sales at Institute of Sale & Marketing Management
  • Sales Manager at Pearlfinders
  • Business Development Manager at LexisNexis
  • A Team member of National Sales Conference & Exhibition and Women in Sales Awards

Dil Sidhu

Chief External Officer and Managing Director of Executive Education at Manchester Business School

  • Expertise in higher and executive education, financial services, professional services, retail/consumer goods and local government sectors.
  • Held Director position at several organizations: London Business School, Argos Retail Group, Dixons Stores Group, BDO LLP, Safeway Stores plc.
  • Previously Principal Managing Consultant at KPMG LLP.
  • Acted as Deputy Chief Executive at London Borough of Lambeth.

Sandro Bianco

Chief Executive Officer at Nobel Financial Holding Europe

  • Previously President of Northway Group of Companies.
  • iCEO certified professional, with over a fifteen years of experience in leadership positions.
  • A strategist holding Executive Board Directorships on numerous companies and in various roles of management within diversified sectors.
  • Expertise includde: strategic operations & business development, e-commerce, financial services, hospitality procurement, global sourcing, FMCG, estimation, vendor development, contracts implementation & finalization, capital purchase, value–engineering, inventory management, logistics.

Chris Roebuck

Held senior roles in UBS, HSBC, KPMG & London Underground

  • Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School London
  • Author of many books such as “Lead to Succeed”, “Truly great” , “A BREAKTHROUGH”, “Superb”, “Inspiring ‘must read’”, “A masterful guidebook”, “A great guide to success”, & “hands on leadership” was translated into 11 different languages
  • Global Speaker to Chief Executives, FDs, HRDs, NEDs and at corporate leadership events
  • Global Head of Leadership at UBS, enabled the bank to win Best Company for Leaders in Europe 2005, Best New Global Leadership Academy and several Excellence Awards
  • Adviser to leadership bodies such as Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Corporate Leadership Council, Financial Times Non - Executive Director Club
  • Voted as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers in 2010 and regularly judges HR and leadership awards

Dr. Denis Cauvier

  • Clients include 200+ multinational firms, dozens of Fortune 500 companies (Swedbank, American Express, BMW, Asian Development Bank, Foster Clark Products and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.
  • International best selling author of 11 books, has spoken to over 1 million people in 50+ countries.
  • One of only five people in the world to be named as “YPO Global Resource Speaker” in 2012 and 2013.
  • Recipient of Consummate Speaker of The Year Award.
  • Interviewed in the New York Times, La Times, CBS, ABC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MSBC and Forbes.

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