H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez HOKC, LLB, MBA, PhDH, FRAS, FRSA, FRAI, MRSAI  (Switzerland) 

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) in A Coruña University (2013-2017), he is Graduated in Journalism at the National Journalists Association of Cuba in Exile (2013-2017) and he has an MBA in “International Construction Management” at European University of Madrid (2017-2018).

He also coursed more than 300 courses and specialisations in business, management, health, or security from IVY league universities and top-ranked European Business Schools. He also holds two Doctor Honoris Causa Degrees in the field of diplomacy.

Since his beginnings in the Educational field, he works in Law research and he serves as a professor at ICFAI University, ASEAN University International and Noble International University.

He also holds many senior positions in Universities in the APAC region such as Vicepresident of Communications at ASEAN University International, Advisor to the Pranab Mukherjee Presidential Chair for Sustainable Development, Research, Skill Advancement and Education at ICFAI University, or Senior Advisor at IIC University of Technology and City University.

He lectured and participated in events at the World Economic Forum and universities such as MIT, Harvard, Oxford, or New York University.

He is an active contributor to education in Official University blogs of Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, University of Southern California, Indiana University, or Oregon University. He also contributes about disruption on education in The Economic Times, The Times of India, MSNBC and Microsoft Education.

He is an elected member of Spanish and American academies and an elected fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Anthropological Institute, an elected member of the Royal Society of Saint George at the United Kingdom and an elected member of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

His Higher Education efforts have been developed in his project, Al-Khalifa Business School (AKBS), one of the fastest-growing internationally accredited learning institutes since its founding in 2019.  AKBS is supported by some of the most significant family offices and UHNWI with headquarters in the Middle East.

He holds different legitimated knighthoods given by religions and representatives for service to the monarchs and heads of countries. Because of his remarkable contributions to the progress and outstanding service to the United States nation he received the highest recognitions from the Governors and the Secretaries of State of Kentucky (Kentucky Colonel) and Arkansas (Arkansas Traveler). He also was appointed as an Honorary Ambassador to different organisations with consultative status at the United Nations.

He holds different senior advisor positions to Governments and Royals such as Special Envoy of the Presidency of the Republic of Madagascar, personal advisor of His Excellency Lansana Kouyaté (former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Prime Minister of Guinea), or President of the Private Council of the Prince Mahmoud Salah Al-Din Assaf (one of the oldest Royal Families of the Middle East).

He is a remarkable author who published 9 books with 25 years old and has been featured and interviewed in media such as Forbes, Cosmo, CNBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox News. He also has been contributing to the French newspapers of Le Figaro and Le Monde.

He works in educational philanthropy. He is considered one of the most relevant Middle East supporters since he received the award “Best Human Leader for 2017” given by the IDPs National Centers of Iraq. After this appointment, he was referenced in the magazine Cosmo Chic as one of the 250 Top Influencers of the Middle East in 2019. Also, PALEDEC included him in the 100 Pan African Change-Makers of 2020 for his tremendous contributions to education development in Africa.

Sir Manuel is the Director for Spain of the Miami Kingdom Lions International Club (Florida, USA).

He is the Chairman, the Director of the Law Business Program of Al-Khalifa Business School and the Editor in Chief of AKBS Law Review and AKBS Edu-Journal.