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As approved by the EDU Council, mandated by the Secretary-General in accordance to the EDU Charter. The individuals listed are authorized to participate with EDU accreditation assessments whenever a specific region does not have Contracted Regional Assessors. Places on this board are for terms of 10 years and may be extended. A brief curriculum vitae is published alongside each board member which is correct at time of publishing, therefore subject to change. 

 

EDU Assessment Committee - Observer Board

 

2011 - 2021

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Observer Board

PENNY LOW

  • Serial entrepreneur. Member of the People's Action Party.

  • Yale World Fellow at Yale University.

  • Founder & President at Social Innovation Park Ltd.

  • Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum.

  • Founder at Planners-Hub Consultancy.

 

former

 

  • Member of Parliament for the Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC for Punggol North from October 2001 to September 2015.

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Observer Board

BOB AINSWORTH

former

 

  • Member of Parliament, House of Commons, UK.

  • Shadow Defence Secretary, UK Parliament.

  • Member of the Privy Council.

  • Defence Secretary at UK Government.

  • Minister for Armed Forces at UK Government.

  • Treasurer of the Household.

  • Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Commons.

Observer Board

Nuno Poiares

former

 

  • National Police Commissioner - Portugal

  • Commissioner at Portuguese National Police (PSP)

  • Visiting Professor at The Superior Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security

  • Visiting Assistant Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Beja

  • Committee Consultant to 'Project Daphne II' at the 'Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna, Lisboa. (The Superior Institute of Police Science and Internal Security, Lisbon) - Youth Deviance and Youth Violence: a European Multi-Agency perspective on best practices in prevention and control (YouPrev

  • Liaison Officer at NATO Summit - Lisbon 2010

  • •Human Resources Consultant at Herdade Vale da Rosa, Ferreira do Alentejo. Portugal

Observer Board

EDUARDO DE ALMEIDA NUNES

Portuguese Lawyer

 

  • President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Lisbon.

  • Involved in many humanitarian and charitable associations connected with education, promoting masters, doctorates, research and scientific investigation programmes.

  • Association, “PESQUISACTIVA” operates in conjunction with the Complutense University of Madrid, which is one of the oldest universities in the world and according to El Mundo is consistently ranked as the best university in Spain; the University of Extremadura in Spain and institutions of higher learning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Mozambique. 

  • Legal training and strong experience in academia makes him a valuable addition to the Assessment Committee. 

Observer Board

COMO VAN HELLENBURG HUBAR

former

 

  • Ambassador to Israel, EU, Canada, Spain.

  • Deputy Secretary General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Government relations expert and Consultant.

  • UN delegate to Committee on Financial and Budgetary Matters.

  • 1st Vice President of the Governing Board of UNDP and Chair of the Financial Committee.

  • Represented Holland to many UN-organizations annual meetings, dealing with with sustainable development to narcotics issues.

  • Director of General Affairs and Deputy- Secretary General of MFA.

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Observer Board

GYORGY TATAR

  • Graduate of the Moscow State University for International Relations.

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.


former

 

  • Chief of Cabinet of the State Secretary for EU Integration in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

  • Member of the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, responsible for the coordination of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy activities of the Ministry.

  • Coordinator of the Politico-Military Group of the Council of the European Union.

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Observer Board

HARDIK VACHHRAJANI

  • Associate Editor at International Journal of Business Derivatives.

  • Assistant Professor at School of Business, Amrita University.

  • Quality Council of India approved QMS and Lean Consultant, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

  • Member of Board of Examiners for Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Awards (Indian clone of Baldridge Award)

  • NASSCOM Certified Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Quality Analyst.

  • Development and implementation experience of consulting and training products.

  • Developed India's first certification program for QMS Management Representatives.

  • Author of 'Quality and Innovation in Higher Education'.

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Observer Board

MAYA DOBREVA

 

former

  • Ambassador at Embassy of Bulgaria Belgium and Luxembourg.

  • Ambassador at Embassy of Bulgaria to Montenegro. Director of Europe III Directorate - Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Russia and CIS) at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Charge d'Affaires at Embassy of Bulgaria in Minsk.

  • Director of Europe II Directorate (Western Europe) at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Observer Board

DANIEL HIRSCH

  • Senior Management Advisor to the Near East and Central Asia Bureau of the US Department of State.


former

 

  • Director, Overseas Motor Vehicle Program at U.S. Department of State.

  • Special Advisor to Director of Overseas Employment at U.S. Department of State.

  • Senior Advisor to Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at U.S. Department of State.

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Observer Board

AVNI DERVISHI

former

  • Advisor on International Affairs to the Deputy Prime Minister Government of the Republic of Kosova-Kosovo.

  • Researcher on EU integration, Gender Empowerment & Negotiation/Mediation & Diplomacy at Riinvest Institute (AAB-Riinvest University in Prishtina, Kosova).

  • Lectures on EU integration, Gender/Youth Empowerment, Diplomacy.

  • Political Advisor at The Parliament of Sweden.

  • Elected Politician in the Regional Parliament at Landstinget Västmanland.

  • Political Advisor at Parliament of Sweden.

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Observer Board

EDGAR DEL VALLE

Corporate Attorney, International Trade, Foreign Investment,Ethics and Compliance Practices.


former

 

  • Coordinator General at CBA Costa Rica Business Attorneys.

  • Executive Director at Central American Money Market Brokers.

  • Director for Latin America at CL Financial Limited.

  • Consul General at Ministry of External Affairs. Costa Rica

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Observer Board

SIAMUL RABBANY

CEO and Co-Founder Bangladesh Initiative for Sustainable Future (BISF).

The BISF is an independent think tank promotes inclusive public policy for further Sustainable Development. The BISF works across all social and development sectors and advocate for policies that ensure sustainable, peaceful and inclusive society. BISF is a network of experienced practitioners and academics and conducts research, survey, facilitate networks, advances policy debate, analyses political, economic and social trends and international politics, and generates ideas for multidimensional governance improvements. In doing so the BISF collaborates with government, policy, business and academic communities around the world.

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Observer Board

TUDOR ULIANOVSCHI

 

former

 

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration – Moldova.

  • Counselor at Embassy of Moldova to the United States.

  • Second Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova.

  • Legal Advisor at National Bureau for the Defense of Patient’s Rights in Moldova.

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HAMAD AL HAMMADY

former

 

  • Secretary General - Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy.

  • Head of Government Communications at The Executive Council, Government of Dubai.

  • Assistant Professor at Etisalat Telecommunication Corporation.

  • Researcher at ICT Research Center – Melbourne – Australia.

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Observer Board

GILDA ODERA

Pioneer in the ICT industry in Kenya and was instrumental in shaping the ICT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Impact Sourcing sector in Kenya through policy advocacy and providing advice to government in private/public sector task forces. Gilda is the 1st National Deputy president of the Federation of Kenya Employers and is a consultant Director in All About Marketing Ltd

 

former

 

  • Chairperson, BPO/ITES Working Group, Office of the Prime Minister, Kenya.

Observer Board

YOSEPH ETHIOPIA

former

 

  • Director for Economic and Development Affairs of the United Nations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

  • Counselor at Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations.

  • First Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

  • Second Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

  • Third Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

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OOPALI OPERAJITA

Senior Advisor to India’s Parliamentary Leaders

 

former

 

  • Chair at The Al Gore Sustainable Technology Venture Competition.

  • Director, Political Office at The Honorable Kapil Sibal, Minister for Science & Technology & Minister for Earth Sciences, India.

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Observer Board

ABDEL AZIZ EL SHERIF

former

 

  • Commercial Diplomatic Counsellor at the Egyptian Embassy in Warsaw - Poland.

  • Commercial Diplomat - Egyptian Commercial Diplomacy.

  • Commercial Attaché at Egyptian Embassy - Spain.

  • Head of the Egyptian Commercial office in Egyptian Consulate to Milan.

  • Commercial Attaché at Egyptian Embassy - Spain.

  • Head of the Egyptian Commercial office in Egyptian Consulate to Milan.

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Observer Board

KORVI RAKSHAND

​former

  • Chairman of JAAGO Foundation.

  • Project Director at The Dhaka Project.

  • Executive Director at London Grace.

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Observer Board

MICHELLE HARRIS

President at Alchemy Park LLC


former

 

  • Foreign Service Officer at US Department of State.

  • Grant Director at United Nations Foundation.

  • Principal Senior International. Program Evaluator at U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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Observer Board

AISHA IZZET

former

 

  • Head of Commercial Relations and Business Development Ixion Holdings part of Anglia Ruskin University Group.

  • Regional Sales and Development Manager at A4e.

  • Operations Manager at A4e Ltd

  • Director of Studies at GS Donald Institute

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Observer Board

TONYA FITZPATRICK

 

Award Winning Broadcaster; Exec., World Footprints Radio; Writer; Speaker; Attorney; Educator & fmr Nat’l Policy Leader.


former

 

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary at U.S. Department of Education.

  • Senior Legal Advisor at Federal Contractor to U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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BREDA BURKE-RICHARDS

Specialist English Teacher for Professionals at British Council and Institute of Education, University of London

 

former


•Intervenant Ext. at Ecole superieur du commerce La Rochelle
•Education management consultant
•IELTS Teacher at British Council, Sharjah