Ouided Bouchamaoui was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the upliftment of Society, its Values and Democracy
Ouided Bouchamaoui (Nobel Peace Laureate 2015 Past President, UTICA, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry,Trade and Handicrafts Businesswoman, Hedi Bouchamaoui family business group (100 years old) Tunisia. She was elected as President of the Tunisian Confederacy of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) in May 2011, first woman elected to this position in the Arab World. Ms. Bouchamaoui is also Member of the Oslo Business for Peace Award Committee since January 2016. Mrs. Ouided Bouchamaoui declined thrice the offer to become Prime Minister, wishing to retain her independence, and to work as a mediator to achieve social stability and help foster economic development in Tunisia. In January 2015, the Tunisian President, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi made her Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic, and His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, decorated her with the Royal Order of the Polar Star in November 2015. She also received in December 2015, the “Legion d’Honneur” from the French President, Mr. François Hollande.
Richard A. D’Aveni was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Thought Leadership
Richard A. D’Aveni is Bakala Professor Of Strategy at Tuck School of Business , Dartmouth, USA. D’Aveni is one of the foremost experts in the world on competition between individuals, teams, corporations, militaries, governments, alliances, & capitalist systems. He authored numerous articles on competitive strategy in academic journals, HBR, FT of London, WSJ, Washington Post, and MIT/Sloan Management Review, as well as the bestselling book Hyper competition, which is available in 11 languages. His recent book, Strategic Capitalism, discusses competition between American and Chinese capitalism, how the Chinese system has flipped many American advantages into disadvantages, and how America might respond. It has gathered considerable attention in the media, prompting discussions at the top levels of the US Departments of Defense, State and Treasury. Currently he is ranked #11 overall, and among the top 10 strategic thinkers. He is winner of the prestigious AT Kearney Award and was named a World Economic Forum Fellow. His clients and speeches are in the USA, EU, Russia, the Mid-East, Latin Am, SE Asia, Korea, & India.
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Spirituality & Service
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is the President, Divine Shakti Foundation, Parmarth Niketan,Rishikesh, India. After graduating from Stanford University, while completing her PhD in psychology, she journeyed to India on what she thought would only be a short visit. A deep spiritual experience transformed her life and she has been living in Rishikesh, India at Parmarth Niketan for over twenty years. She was initiated into the order of sanyas by her Guru, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan, in 2000, marking her pledge to a life of service, renunciation, purity and deovtion. She is the President of Divine Shakti Foundation, a charitable organization that provides free education, training and empowerment to impoverished women and girls. Sadhviji gives discourses and question-answer sessions, teaches meditation, and oversees a vast array of humanitarian programs being run at the ashram. She also speaks to audiences across the world on spirituality and Indian culture.
Mahendra Mohan Gupta was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Media Leadership & Public Life
Mahendra Mohan Gupta, the Ex.M.P. (Rajya Sabha) is the Editorial Director– Dainik Jagran. He is also the Chairman & Managing Director – Jagran Prakashan Ltd. Previously, He was the Chairman of Press Trust of India, New Delhi (2014) and the Past President of Merchants’ Chambers of U.P., Kanpur (2012-2014). He was also associated with Indian Newspaper Society, New Delhi as a Director and as a President (1987-88) in Indian Languages Newspapers Association,Mumbai. He was the President (1989-90) Indian Newspaper Society, New Delhi and Member (1984-91) in Press Council of India, New Delhi. In 2001-03 he took the Chairmanship in United News of India;Delhi. He was also the Member (2004-06) of Film Censor Board, Mumbai. From 2006-2012 he was elected as the Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).
Jean Shinoda Bolen was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Women Empowerment & Peace
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and the author of thirteen influential books in over ninety foreign editions, notably Goddesses in Everywoman, Urgent Message from Mother, The Millionth Circle. She is an internationally known speaker and workshop leader, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, retired Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF in private practice in Mill Valley, CA.
Anurag Batra was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Media & Community Leadership
Mr. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief BW Business world, India is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. He is a B. Tech in Computer Sciences, a degree, which he acquired before joining Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, one of India’s leading Business School. He is a first generation entrepreneur and after acquiring the iconic business media and magazine brand BW Businessworld Chairman of BW | Businessworld, a 35 year strong media brand as well as most respected business publication in the country. Mr. Batra is a voracious reader and prolific writer. MrBatra as a thinker, intellectual, writer, author, TV Media personality and civil society activists.
Poonam Dhillon was conferred with the honrary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Cinema and Social Empowerment
A celebrated artiste, actor and entrepreneur, she has contributed to cinematic excellence over the decades in across more than eighty films. An ardent advocate for women’s empowerment and skills development for youth, she has leveraged her influential voice in the service of inclusion and fostering opportunities for all. Her endeavours has given visibility to key societal challenges like education for underserved children and promoting the cause of girl’s education with its basis in gender equality and parity. She has helped advance a holistic view of education as being beyond set curricula and for opening one’s mindset and enabling ethical development in order to contribute meaningfully to Nation-building. She believes in the power of media in shaping societal attitudes and mindsets and is committed to fostering change and transformation through stories that make a difference.