The Institute of One World Leadership® also registered as The World's Leadership Institute® is the World's only professional membership organisation which validates and certifies the potential positive impact of aspiring, novice and experienced leaders.

The Institute is committed to expanding the adoption of Positive Value Leadership™ to develop Leaders who are an exemplar to society and a catalyst for the adoption of social change for the benefit of all humanity.

Our Leadership - creating the Humane Race

The Institute is chaired by Founder and Executive Chairman Noel Ferguson. It's guided by a non-voting International Advisory Council (IAC), exceptional individuals who act as guardians of the Institute's mission and values, and oversee the Institute's work in promoting Positive Value Leadership™ and the pursuit of One World Leadership™ throughout and across the world.

The Advisory Council comprises outstanding leaders from business, academia and civil society. In their work on the Council, members do not represent any personal or professional interests. To reflect the Council's multi-stakeholder status, its membership is divided between representatives of the business community, leaders from international organizations and civil society.

International Academic Contributors & Advisory Council Members

Members suffixed with an asterisk* indicate a retired emeritus role

Member Specialism Role Institution Location
Dr Vita Akstinaite Global Leadership & Strategy Professor, and Head of Global Leadership & Executive Rhetoric ISM University of Management and EconomicsLithuania
Dr Amal Abdellatif Gender Equitability & Inclusion Lecturer Northumbria UniversityUnited Kingdom
Dr Taha Al-Mahbashi Business Managment Professor Lebanese International UniversityYemen
Dr Murad Al-Nashmi Management Professor University of Science and TechnologyYemen
Dr Muzaffar Asad Entrepreneurship Professor University of BahrainBahrain
Dr Karen Blakeley Compassionate Leadership Independent
(prev. Programme leader, BA Business Management)
University of WinchesterUnited Kingdom
Dr Pierre-Jean Bordahandy International Law Professor The University of the South PacificVanuatu
Dr Ximena Fernández Delucchi Research and Diagnostic Methods in Education Professor and Academic Director Universidad ORT UruguayUruguay
Dr Rut Diamint International Relations Professor of Political Science Torcuato Di Tella UniversityArgentina
Dr Henri-Count Evans Culture, Communication and Media Studies; Digital Transformation Lecturer University of EswatiniEswatini
Dr Rachel George Political Sciences Research Fellow Overseas Development InstituteUnited States
Prof Dr Christoph Hartmann Business & Management Professor ISEC - Institut Supérieur de l'EconomieLuxembourg
Dr Kiran Hassan International Relations Research Fellow University of LondonUnited Kingdom
Dr Victoria Ann Hasson Parliamentary Practice Parliamentary Advisor Westminster Foundation for DemocracyNetherlands
Dr Fahimeh Jabbari Entrepreneurship Professor & Director, College of Business Qazvin Islamic Azad UniversityIran
Dr Felix Kanungwe Kalaba Environment & Development Professor Copperbelt UniversityZambia
Dr Päivi Karhu Organisational Ambidexterity Management & Marketing Lecturer Kajaani University of Applied SciencesFinland
Dr Shad Ahmad Khan Business Administration & Sustainability Professor University of BuraimiOman
Dr Oleg Konovalov Visionary Leadership Independent
Author - The Vision Code; Leaderology
Thinkers50 RadarUnited Kingdom
Dr Monika Nadova Kroslakova Entrepreneurship & Innovation Associate Professor & Founder of the Family Business Centre; Co-founder IBERA-International top leaders and researchers networkUniversity of Economics in BratislavaSlovakia
Dr Sunil Lohani Renewable and Sustainable Energy Professor Kathmandu UniversityNepal
Dr Aurora Martin Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Professor & Vice President Pontifical Oriental Institute, (& International Institute for Human Security; Bucharest, Romania)Vatican City
Tony Matchaba-Hove DCom Business Management Head of Department Nelson Mandela UniversitySouth Africa
Dr Pippa Malmgren International Relations
Political Economy
Author - 2018 Business Book of the Year
'The Leadership Lab'
Inspiring 50
Top 100 Women in Tech
United Kingdom
Dr Margarita Mayo Authentic Leadership Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Leadership
Author - 2019 International Business Book of the Year
Yours Truly - Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life
IE Business SchoolSpain
Prof Senida Mesi Political Science & Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet Former Deputy Prime Minister and MP AlbaniaChair and Funder of Albanian Sustainable Development subcommitteeAlbania
Dr Inga Minelgaite HRM & Social Science Professor Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland)Iceland
Dr Mohamed Ndiaye Economics & Policy Analysis Professor Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)Senegal
Anya Neistat JD Human Rights, and Corporate Crime Legal Director
(prev Senior Director for Research - Amnesty International)
Clooney Foundation for JusticeFrance
Dr Sixte Vigny Nimuraba Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Lecturer Université du BurundiBurundi
Dr Krisztina Némethy Future of Work, AI, Sustainable Humanity Lecturer International Business SchoolHungary
Dr Francis Rakotsoane Philosophy & Ethics Professor University of EswatiniLesotho
Dr Andrea Reid Marketing & Management Programme Director Ulster UniversityUnited Kingdom
Dr Jacinthe Rihan Sociology, Sustainable & Organisational Development Professor Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
Laura Round MSc* International Relations Director of Communications
(prev Special Adviser to UK Minister for Women and Equalities)
The Sustainable Markets InitiativeUnited Kingdom
Professor Michele Russell Educational Leadership Joint Director of Education - UCL
Head of Learning (Provost) of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
National Leadership Centre - Service Academies Board - Cabinet Office, UK.
Visiting Professor of Clinical Education, Newcastle University and New York University (NYU)
University College LondonUnited Kingdom
Prof Dr Roselina Ahmad Saufi Business & Management Dean of Malaysian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and Business Universiti Malaysia KelantanMalaysia
Dr Heïdi Sevestre Glaciology and Climate Glaciologist, Project Coordinator & Consultant in Science Policy and Science CommunicationAMAP - The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment ProgrammeFrance
Dr Ahmed Shahid Human Rights & International Law Professor and Dean of Research Villa CollegeMaldives
Dr Katrin Stefan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Head of Master Program "Global Business Development" Kempten University of Applied SciencesGermany
Prof Dr Beata Stępień International Management Head of Department Poznan University of EconomicsPoland
Dr Francis Tembo Geology & Earth Sciences Executive Director Zambian Institute of Earth Sciences and Resource TechnologyZambia
Dr Juliette Thiolas Geopolitics and International Perspectives Professor INSEEC Business School - BordeauxFrance
Prof Darko Tipurić Business & Management Professor and Head of Department of Organisation &Management University of ZagrebCroatia
Dr Mauricio Umana Business Competitiveness, Sustainability and Strategic CSR Professor Universidad Católica de El SalvadorEl Salvador

Leaders have the potential to change the world from humble beginnings, whether in a work environment, private or public sector; in social, voluntary or community circles; political or governmental spheres.

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