Dr. Emad Rahim joins technology specialist Ztudium as new Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Global Education Initiatives in North America. Ztudium, a technology specialist and digital transformation, AI, blockchain, DTL tech and crypto consultancy company, is the editor of Openbusinesscouncil.org and intelligenthq.com, among others.
As COO of Global Education Initiatives, Dr. Rahim will lead the development and design of our new business education directory and university ranking system for Open Business Council. He will also create, advise, manage and integrate media content for IntelligentHQ. The COO will work strategically with the senior leadership team to identify focus areas for partnerships with universities, colleges, business schools and industries serving higher education.
Dr. Rahim is widely regarded as an academic innovator and collaborative higher education leader, having served as the Dean at Colorado Technical University, Strayer University and Claremont Lincoln University. In his role at these universities, he led in the development of over two dozen new degree program offerings (online and on-campus), achieved multiple programmatic accreditations and professional degree alignments, earned specialized business degree rankings and awards and founded multiple Centers of Excellence.
Dr. Rahim currently serves as the Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Professor at Bellevue University and Founding Director of the Project Management Center of Excellence. As the Endowed Chair, he manages all project management education programs and trainings at the University and operates the Center of Excellence. He also engages in institution-building by collaborating with organizations, institutions and individuals both within and outside the university.
He completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard, Tulane and the University of Maryland Global Campus, earned a doctorate in management and two graduate degrees in business from Colorado Technical University and completed his undergraduate education at Empire State College and Onondaga Community College. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and honorary degree from Onondaga Community College.
He is a Fulbright recipient, TEDx Speaker and Award-Winning Educator and Entrepreneur. Dr. Rahim was the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Alumni Award issued by the American Association of Community Colleges, honored with the John H. Mulroy Founder’s Award by the Board of Trustees at Onondaga Community College and received the Community Impact Award from Empire State College. He was recognized by the United Nations Foundation as an Empact100 Honoree and won the Entrepreneur Teaching Excellence Award from Oklahoma State University and Presidential Teaching Innovation Award from Bellevue University.
Ztudium puts the world’s intelligent data insights at your fingertips. Ztudium is a technology specialist and digital transformation, AI, blockchain, DTL tech, crypto consultancy for the information age. It builds businesses, brands through digital media and carefully targeted technology and marketing across a wide variety of business and social channels. Ztudium operates IntelligentHQ.com and Openbusinesscouncil.org.
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Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist, he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.