H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez Ph.D.H., FRAS, FRSA, FRAI  (Switzerland) 

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

He made different courses and specializations in business, management, health or security from Wharton, MIT, Harvard, INSEAD, Yale, New York University, Berklee, Columbia, ESSEC, Indian School of Business, London Business School, Princeton, Stanford or The Johns Hopkins University, between others.

He is Doctor Honoris Causa in Human Rights and Diplomacy by the ASEAN University International (Indonesia) and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Peace Honoris Causa by Noble International University (Canada-USA).

In 2016 he started in the field of Law research about family law and private property. Since his beginnings in the academic field, he became a member of several academies and received more than twenty international awards.

Nowadays, he works in Higher Education in different universities. He serves as Associate Professor and Vicepresident of Communications at ASEAN University International, as Visiting Professor and Advisor to the Pranab Mukherjee Presidential Chair for Sustainable Development, Research, Skill Advancement and Education at ICFAI University, as  an Advisor at IIC University of Technology and City University Group and as a Honorary Adjunct Professor at Noble International University. 

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

He has been contributing to education in media trough Official blogs of universities like Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, University of Southern California, Indiana University or Oregon University and press like MSNBC, The Times of India and The Economic Times; or companies like Microsoft in the website of Education.

His efforts in Higher Education had been developed in his own project, Al-Khalifa Business School, one of the fastest growing internationally accredited learning institutes since its founding in 2019 that has the support of some of the greatest family offices and UHNWI with headquarters in the Middle East.

He is an elected fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Anthropological Institute of the United Kingdom and he has been knighted and honored by different churches, religions and representatives for service to the monarchs and heads of countries.

In 2020 he was appointed a Commissioned Kentucky Colonel, the highest honorary title bestowed by the Governor and the Secretary of State to recognize his remarkable accomplishments, contributions to Kentucky society, notable deeds, and outstanding service to a community, state, and the nation.

Sir Manuel is an advisor of some Princes and Royal Houses around the World as well as an Honorary Ambassador of different organisations with consultative status at the United Nations. Since July of 2018, he is the President of the Private Council of the Prince Mahmoud Salah Al-Din Assaf, one of the most ancient Royal Families of the Middle East.

Since 2019, he is a contributor of Le Monde and Le Figaro. He published 9 books with 25 years old and has been featured and Interviewed as an author in media like Forbes, Cosmo, CNBC, CBS, ABC or Fox News.

As a philanthropist, he is considered one of the most relevant supporters of the Middle East since he received the award “Best Human Leader for 2017” given by the IDPs National Centers of Iraq. He was considered as one of the 250 Top Influencers of the Middle East in 2019, as referenced in the magazine Cosmo Chic.

He was included by PALEDEC in the 100 Pan African Change-Makers of 2020 for his tremendous contributions to the development of Education in Africa especially through the $1 quality education for 200,000 people.

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

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