Dr. Anass Lahlou, Founder

Dr. Anass Lahlou serves as the Founder and CEO of International University of Leadership,  and American School of Leadership in the USA, as well as Founder of Ameritech Training and Consulting Group and PIIMT university in Morocco.

Dr. Lahlou is an award winning entrepreneur, professor, scholar and professional trainer. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, specialized in Leadership with Entrepreneurship focus, an MBA in Strategic Reengineering, and many Project and Quality Management Certifications.

He is recognized as a leading authority on business strategic reengineering, cognitive development of entrepreneurial skills, and is acclaimed for his work as a project management professional. He specializes in strategy development, performance consultation, turn-around management and business process reengineering with emphasis in leadership and innovation management. He has worked with some of the world’s largest privately held companies in Washington DC, USA Europe, and North Africa; and helped many of his students open their own businesses and ventures thus developing the economy of their communities and creating employment opportunities.

He has been elected ACBSP, “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs”, Region 8 Chairman for the year 2017-2018.

Through Dr. Lahlou’ organizations, many nonprofit student associations were created, benefiting local shelters: Children and Elderly, therefore helping local communities and charities.

Research interests include leadership, coaching, small business development, and strategic planning in education.

Dr. Samuel G. Waldron¸Chairman of the Board

Retired in 2009 as Vice President of Commutations; Guy Carpenter Inc., / Marsh & Mc Lennan. Dr. Waldron has spent the earliest part of his career as an educator in business studies in his Native Country Guyana, at Green’s Business School, and Philip’s Commercial, formerly known as Day High School.  After migrating to the United States, he first worked as a Marketing Research Associates at The American Journal of Nursing for five years and from 1974 – 2009, has held many positions in the Financial District where he worked for 35 years and served in various management capacities.   He joined AUL in the Fall of 2009 as a Professor and currently serves as Chairman of the Leading Board of the International University of Leadership, USA.

Dr. Waldron is an Associates of the Institute of Book Keepers, ACBI., and acquired a B.A.  in Management Science from Bernard Baruch College, an MBA with distinction from Long Island University, and DBA from Bernelli University where he was honored as the Distinguished Student of 2008.

Dr. Waldron is currently a Board Member, of STAR Health Center – STAR Program, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which administers HIV screening and treatment, behavioral health and a specialized LGBT Health Initiative where services are offered to LGBT health.

Dr. Waldron is a proud father of five children and grandfather of fourteen.  He enjoys meditating, listening to Contemporary Gospel Music, inspiring and motivating youths of diverse cultures.  He believes in reciprocity, the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefits.  His motto: “When you reach out to others you are making this world a better place.”

Dr.Christine Clarke,Board Member

Dean of Professional Accreditations at EU, Accreditation Evaluator and lecturer, Christine Clarke is one of IUL Leading Board Members. She is an entrepreneur and self-starter, evidenced by her own language and communications businesses in Barcelona. She has taught and coordinated courses that include sales and purchasing, management, strategy, entrepreneurship and specialist English. Clarke’s relationship with IUL dates back to 2010, when she was invited to review the university programs through ACBSP. Clarke, responsible for professional accreditations and a management lecturer at EU Barcelona, is an excellent communicator and educator. Prior to her career, Christine acquired a PGCE (a master’s equivalent of the teaching qualification) and a BBA in modern languages and political studies. Her impressive academic portfolio, combined with over 30 years of experience, makes Clarke a leading board member who brings together the best of practical and academic experience.

Dr. Emil Gjorgov, Board Member

IUL Chief Academic Officer and ACBSPDirector of European Operations at the Brussels office, Dr. Gjorgovearned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University St. Ciril and Methodius, MA in Communications and Negotiations from the University American, and a PhD from the Institute for Balkan and European Political Studies, EuroBalkan Research Institute in Macedonia.

Experienced international program coordinator involved in curriculum development and establishment of academic programs and schools, trainer and evaluator in numerous fields of education, with an exceptional ability to implement international academic standards such as the European Association for Quality Assurance standards in Higher Ed.

International accreditor and evaluator for national and regional accrediting agencies in the USA, with extensive knowledge of successfully applying accreditation standards and designation from ACBSP, ACICS, AACSB, ECBE, CIE, ENQA/EQAR, and similar accrediting organizations.

A successful coach in theoretical and practical knowledge needed to prepare and organize educational institutions to apply for recognition from internationally recognized accrediting organizations. Research interests include business behavior, social behavior in business and media, educational advancement, and strategic planning in education.

Dr. Houssain Kettani, Board Member

Dr. Houssain Kettani received the Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 1998, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and 2002, respectively Dr. Kettani served as faculty member at the University of South Alabama (2002-2003), Jackson State University (2003-2007), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (2007-2012), Fort Hays State University (2012-2016) and Florida Polytechnic University since 2016. Dr. Kettani has served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory in summer of 2000, Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in summers of 2005 to 2011, Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska in summer of 2008 and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in summer of 2010. Dr. Kettani’s research interests include computational science and engineering, high performance computing algorithms, information retrieval, network traffic characterization, number theory, robust control and optimization, and population studies. He presented his research in over sixty refereed conference and journal publications and his work received over four hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He chaired over hundred international conferences throughout the world and successfully secured external funding in millions of dollars for research and  education from US federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, DOD, and NRC.

                                                          

Dr. Jeremy Cripps, Board Member

A Chartered Accountant (UK) and a CPA (Ohio) Jeremy is one of the Board Menbers at IUL Governance Board or Leading Borad. Jeremy earned his BA and MA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and his PhD in Accounting from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.  After an apprenticeship in London with Price Waterhouse Coopers, he joined their tax department in Cleveland and then the International Tax department in New York.  From New York, he moved to become European Controller for a client, an American multi-national based in London.  From London, he moved into consultancy in Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman and then with a young school age family he returned to the United States and became a Professor.  Awarded Fulbright Scholarships in Zimbabwe (University of Zimbabwe, Harare) and Bulgaria (The Technical University, Sofia) he continued to do short-term consultancy work with contractors for US Aid in East Europe and the Middle East.  He set up and earned accreditation for the business school at the American University of Kuwait, taught at the American University of Bulgaria, and today continues teaching online at the International University of Leadership. Research includes accounting history and human capital valuation.  Married to Mary Cripps they have three married children and four grandchildren.