International Advisory Board
Professor Cedric Bell is a well-known international academic entrepreneur, with substantial international tertiary education leadership experience. He combines solid academic credentials and gravitas with commercial flair and acumen. For eight years (1999-2007) he was Chief Executive of Holborn College, London, one of the UK‘s longest established private sector colleges of higher education. He was also the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Regional Vice-Chancellor (Africa) of a large Malaysian University. He qualified as a Barrister and taught and practised law in the UK for a number of years. His areas of expertise were Land Law and Wills & Probate and Legal Practice Management
He has held Professorial rank since 1996 with a number of UK and international Universities including at present with Glyndwr University of Wales and Maltepe University of Istanbul. His current major responsibilities are as President of Accra Business School; Chair of the Board of Directors of ATHE, the UK Ofqual regulated awarding body; and as International Adviser to a Business School in Rouen, France.
Professor Jackie McCoy, Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Member of the Institute of Directors, is Professor of Management Development and Associate Dean for Global Engagement at the Ulster University Business School. She is former Director of the Ulster University/QAHE Partnership and headed up the University’s Branch campuses in London and Birmingham.
Professor McCoy has spearheaded the establishment of a new Afﬁliate College of Ulster University in Doha, Qatar and is currently responsible for the development and strategic oversight of the Business School’s international teaching and research collaborations across the globe. Professor McCoy is a recognised authority with regard to business and management development and has acted as advisor to government on issues pertaining to the NI economy and skills, enterprise development, business growth and the development of the third sector.
Professor Mamiko Reeves serves as the Assistant Vice President and Dean of International Programs at Northwood University, USA. Her responsibilities include oversight of International Pro- gram Centers (IPC), Study Abroad/Exchange programs, SEVIS compliance, campus internationalization, international admission, Intensive English Program and international student support. She serves as a board member and a liaison, conducting site visits and audits, at Northwood’s IPCs in China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Switzerland and United Arab Emeritus.
She works with 30+ additional partner institutions around the globe and develops international business and part- nerships. Mamiko has a passion for global education and provides cross-cultural opportunities for students, faculty and staff. She established and led an award-winning, collaborative study abroad program to China and India with the Young Presidents’ Organization between 2009 and 2017. She also launched an international job shadow event in collaboration with the Midland Area Community Foundation and Midland Chamber of Commerce.
Professor Elvis Cornerstone is a Financial Economist and the current Vice-President of Accra Business School. Before taking up this role, he was a full-time Professor at Swiss UMEF University, Geneva. During his term of office, he was also the Regional Director for Africa and later, acted as the Director of Academic Affairs for the University’s campus in Kabul, Afghanistan. He had previously lectured on a full-time basis at Bangor University in the United Kingdom; the same university he obtained both his Masters and PhD qualifications. He has taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses across Europe, Asia and Africa
He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the Boardroom Institute. Prior to academia, Professor Cornerstone was a professional in development financing on the local and international fronts. He has worked with various financial institutions including the African Development Bank in Tunisia. He has assessed and managed loan portfolio projects across various sectors and industries for quite a number of countries including Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Seychelles.
Dr. Irene Brew-Riverson is the Global Students Exchange Coordinator at Westminster Business School, the BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship) Course Leader and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Organisations, Economy and Society, University of Westminster, United King- dom. She has over twenty-six years of experience in Further & Higher Education.
Irene has worked on a variety of projects with the British Council, is involved in real estate in Ghana and recently co-founded Yere Dzikan, a charity for young women committed to facilitat- ing social mobility through coaching and mentoring. In 2013, she won the Enterprise Champion Award from the National Association for Colleges and Universities Entrepreneurs. She was named Business Enterprise Manager of the Year by the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in 2014. Her doctoral studies at the UCL Institute of Education focused upon Enterprise Culture in Further Education Colleges.