Jacob Chacko, Clayton State University, College of Business
Prof. Jacob Chacko, is the Dean of the College of Business at Clayton State University. Prior to joining Clayton State University as Dean for the second time in 2017, he was the Dean of the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University. Jacob successfully led AACSB initial accreditation processes of the Colleges of Business at both Clayton State and at ADU. In addition, he led the College of Business at ADU through its initial EQUIS accreditation from EFMD. Jacob was the chair of the AACSB’s Small School Network, a co-chair of AACSB’s MENA Affinity Group, is a member of AACSB’s Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) and AACSB’s MENA Advisory Council. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors or Beta Gamma Sigma the international honor society.
Nitham M. Hindi, Qatar University, College of Business and Economics
Dr. Nitham M. Hindi joined Qatar University in 2005. Since then, he served as the head of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the College of Business and Economics. He is currently serving as Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Development. He has extensive administrative experience in the USA. He holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Jordan, and Master and doctorate degrees in Accounting from the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University, respectively. He is a Certified Management Accountant. Dr. Nitham Hindi is a productive researcher. His publications appeared in many international journals. Additionally, he is a member of editorial boards of many international journals. He has supervised a number of Master and Ph.D. theses. Dr. Nitham Hindi is very active in his service contributions and serves on many committees at the university and country levels.
Timothy S. Mescon, AACSB International
Timothy S. Mescon is executive vice president and chief officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for AACSB International. He is president emeritus of Columbus State University (Georgia) where he served from 2008-2014. Previously, he served as dean and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair for 18 years at the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Mescon gained extensive experience as an AACSB peer review team member, chair, and committee member for 25 years before joining AACSB. He is the author of more than 200 articles and case studies, and he has co-authored four books, his latest "Entrepreneurship: Venture Initiation, Management and Development" 2nd edition (Routledge/M.E. Sharpe). Mescon received his PhD from the Terry College at The University of Georgia, MBA from the Cox School at Southern Methodist University and BA from Tulane University.