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To develop and deliver the requirements, our Executive Director and core team work closely with knowledge creators and thinkers from diverse disciplines, such as human behavior, social anthropology, neural science, creativity and innovation, change management, knowledge management, financial services, bio science and engineering and electronics, as well as with policy makers.

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Professor Dr. Kanes Rajah -



Mr. Richard Anim -



Dr. Danny Sondakh -


University of Applied Science, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM), Bielefeld, Germany        


Dr. Richard Brandt, Director (to 2016), Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, USA


Professor Z Sevic, Dean, Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara, Malaysia


Professor Llewellyn Lewis, Centre for Leadership and Organisational Re- invention, c/o BMI, South Africa


Professor Alfonso Vargas, Management & Marketing Department, Huelva University, Spain


Senior professors, corporate leaders and industry-focused professionals from the UK and rest of Europe, USA, Asia and South Africa

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Professor Dr. Kanes Rajah -


Professor Rajah has over 25 years’ experience in Executive Education and is the Executive Director of the Center for Executive and Professional Development, CEPD London. His vision for CEPD London is to champion excellence in high growth enterprises underpinned by the tenets of creativity, innovation and leadership. Prof. Rajah is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK.


He was previously Dean and then Senior Academic and the RAU Chair in Entrepreneurial Behavior and Innovation at the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Royal Agricultural University, England. He is now Visiting Professor there. Earlier, he spent three years as Director of the Business School at Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. During 2000-09 Professor Rajah was the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Head of Department of Strategy and Operations, University of Greenwich Business School, UK. During 1995 -1999 he was Director of the MBA in Agribusiness and Lecturer in Strategic Marketing at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales.


In parallel, he is a successful management consultant working in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. His career spans senior level appointments across major blue chip organisations; the multi- national Kraft Inc. (Scientist, Europe), HJ Heinz, Dairy Crest (European Marketing Manager) and Ernest George Limited (Commodity Trading Manager). He also helps with business start-ups and undertakes audits for venture capital investment. He is active in business consultancy focused on clients in Europe, Asia and Africa.


Professor Rajah has in excess of 200 scholarly outputs in management, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. He has been interviewed by the international press and media for his views on economic development, socio economic change, creativity and innovations and recently in the role of smart technologies in providing solutions to global challenges in food supplies. His background in Chemistry (BSc.), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (MSc.) and Technology Transfer (Ph. D) has enabled him to generate more than two hundred scholarly outputs and publications; edited books, book chapters; peer reviewed and invited papers in management and scientific publications and professional journals, proceedings and a patent. He is a regular keynote speaker in international conferences, first choice event speaker, and creativity expert.


Prof Rajah has worked with the European Union on market development projects in the Far East (five ASEAN countries). In 2001 he was a principal contributor to more than 50 South African lecturers completing a Masters degree in entrepreneurship as part of the EU funded “Tabeisa Project” – Technical and Business Education Initiative in South Africa. He has also been involved in developing senior managers in Russia, Ghana and Indonesia. During 1999-2001 he was a member of the unique network ‘Asian Business Breakfast Club’ at the House of Commons – UK’s Houses of Parliament.


Prof. Rajah is an advanced practitioner in Kirton’s adaptor-innovator theory (KAI) which is used in personal, leadership and organisational development. He is also a professional Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is certificated for psychometric testing. He mentors and coaches entrepreneurs and managers, and contributes to top team development.


Professor Rajah is a Fellow of the Centre for Strategy, Leadership and Organisational Reinvention, South Africa. He is an Executive Council Member of the Institute of Productivity and Management, India and Adjunct Professor on the unique ‘Global Village for Future Leaders Programme’ at the Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.

Biography of Ghana Director

Richard Anim -


Richard’s background is mainly in risk management and had brief stints with Norwich Union, Aon and Miller Insurance Group. He founded and run a risk management consultancy for 3 years and exited to launch a Corporate Finance & Boutique Advisory Consultancy first in the UK but now focused on African Emerging Markets with offices in Accra, Johannesburg and Lagos.

Richard is a Director of Redfins Energy Ltd, Ghana, Centre for Executive & Professional Development, UK and Richard Anim & Associates GH Ltd.

Richard and his associates have raised funds for various clients in Technology, Telecoms, Leisure & Hospitality, Financial Services & Agro Processing Sectors with deal sizes between $500k -$25m.Richard won the GPA Award Banking & Finance Category in 2007 for his work with this segment of the business community.

Richard holds an MBA from Durham Business School is a Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Greenwich University Business School and the Global Village, Iacocca Institute, Lehigh Pennsylvania. He speaks frequently at Entrepreneurship and Technology Conferences globally and is a judge on the Wharton Business School African Business Plan Competition. 

Biography of Indonesia Director

Danny Sondakh -

BEng, PhD

Danny Sondakh has over 19 years of global experience in Executive & Professional Development, Human Capital Consulting, Change Management, as well as Researching and Lecturing at two leading Universities in the United Kingdom.


His expertise ranges from Executive & Professional Development, Organizational and HR Transformation, Assessment, to Talent Management. He has extensive experience in developing curriculum and facilitating courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Greenwich and Loughborough University. Professionally, he had design and conducted many Professional & Executive Development program and Masterclasses in the UK, Europe and in the South East Asian region. He has also been the advisor and Subject Matter Expert to a number of companies in Indonesia in the development of the company’s Training & Development Policy and their Leadership Development Programs. 


Danny has also worked as Project Director for IMPAC Consulting, a US based Implementation Consulting firm, and as Change Implementation Manager for Renoir Consulting Group, a UK based Implementation Consulting firm. His clients include major global and Asia-based organizations such as Exxon Mobil, Cargill, Michelin, NYNAS, KONE, Leighton Contractor, British American Tobacco, Dunlop-Slazenger, Hawker de Havilland, King Koil, Sime Darby, Kent County and Medway Unitarian Authority (UK), Trakindo Utama, Danamon Group, CIMB Niaga, Danareksa, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, Jasa Raharja and Parahyangan University.


Danny holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (BE Hons.1) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of New South Wales, plus Research Fellowships from the University of Greenwich Business School and Loughborough University. He had also received Postgraduate and Professional Training from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business,  the University of Cambridge, Nottingham Trent University and the National University of Singapore plus Assessment Centre Assessor Certification from Cubiks International.

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