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

H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez is a lawyer and journalist with an MBA and more than 300 courses and specialisations in different areas from IVY league and Elite Business Schools. 

He is a professor, collaborator and advisor to many universities across the globe, including the Harvard Medical School. He has lectured and participated at the World Economic Forum events and has published eleven books and more than seventy professional and scientific articles. He is a fellow and member of several British and Irish Royal societies and Spanish and American academies. 

He is the head of AKBS Education Holdings, a group of educational institutions with more than 1 million students globally. He holds C level positions and he is member of the board of directors and advisory board member of public and private multinational companies, UHNWI and Family Offices.

He was invited to collaborate in media at Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, MSNBC, Microsoft, Le Figaro and Le Monde. He is a regular contributor to The Economic Times, The Times of India and Entrepreneur.com.

He is a diplomat who serves as Special Envoy to the General Direction of Madagascar Presidential Projects, and he is an official advisor of different African countries, United Nations high officials, and Royal Families all over the World. He also has received two Doctor Honoris Causa in Diplomacy and a Doctor Honoris Causa in Law.

In philanthropy, he achieved different public references such as “Humanitarian Person of the Year” and “Personality of the Year” by the International Tourism Magazine Dstinos Peru and he was included in many global ranked lists and highlighted and interviewed in media like Forbes, Yahoo, Cosmo, CNBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox News. He has been referenced as “The Leader of Online Education” on Forbes, or “The Titan of Online Learning” on Mediaset.

He holds different knighthoods and high civil honours from Religions, Congresses, National, Regional-Federal and Local Governments from countries such as the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Peru and Madagascar. Additionally, he was recognised by Lions International Club and different organisations with consultative status at the United Nations because of his humanitarian contributions to education and social welfare.

He is also a registered Senior Lieutenant at the All-Russian Public Organisation for the Development of the Cossacks-“Union of Cossacks Warriors of Russia and Foreign Countries” and a Community Service Policeman with credentials endorsed by the Federated Government of the United States and the international organisation of the Hague.

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