Executive Team

dr ayman el tarabishy

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy

Executive Director, KMI; President and CEO, International Council of Small Business (ICSB); Deputy Chair, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Management Department, The George Washington University, School of Business

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy is the deputy chair of the Department of Management and a teaching professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business. His expertise involves entrepreneurship and creative, innovative, humane-focused practices. In addition, Dr. El Tarabishy is the president & CEO of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the oldest and largest non-profit organization devoted to advancing small business research and practices. The council is a coalition of more than 23 knowledge hubs represented in over 150 countries. Dr. El Tarabishy is an award-winning author and teacher. In 2022, he was awarded the "Outstanding Accelerated Master of Business Administration Faculty Award." In 2021, the “Outstanding Online & Healthcare Master of Business Administration Faculty" award, which was voted on entirely by students. The George Washington University New Venture Competition awarded Dr. El Tarabishy the "Most Influential Faculty" award in 2019. Dr. El Tarabishy also developed the first social entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity courses offered to MBA and undergraduate students. Remembered as one of his most outstanding achievements, Dr. El Tarabishy played a central role in creating and promoting the United Nations Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day. Recognized by the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations, this Name Day is designated on specific dates to mark particular events or topics to consciously and actively promote the organization's objectives. With his novel idea, Dr. El Tarabishy managed to work closely with the Permanent Mission of Argentina to propose a resolution to dedicate a United Nations International Name Day to MSMEs. Approved by the United Nations General Assembly, the proposal was presented by the Permanent Mission of Argentina and 54 countries; thus, 5.5 billion people acted as co-signers of this resolution. From that day forward, June 27th has been recognized as the official UN MSME Day.

Dr. Jungho Suh

Project Director of KMI; Teaching Assistant Professor of Management, George Washington University, School of Business

Dr. Jungho Suh is a teaching assistant professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Dr. Suh also serves as a project director of the Korean Management Institute. Prior to joining GWSB, he was an assistant professor at the Surrey International Institute at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (SII-DUFE), China. His areas of expertise include evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE), strategic human resource management, service management, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), sustainability & ESG reporting in the travel industry, digital platforms in the service industry, and gastronomy tourism. As Dr. Suh hones in on evidence-based approaches to empirical research, he fosters a virtuous cycle of learning by connecting his research, teaching, and faculty outreach. As a result of his commitment to evidence-based approaches to sharing knowledge, his insights based on his empirical research were featured in The Washington Post, ABC 7, Fox 5, and The National Desk. In addition, Dr. Suh serves as the Editor of SAGE Open, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by Sage, one of the Big Five academic publishers.

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