Ducere adds almost 100 Years experience to its education faculty with three new Global Leaders joining the organisation

04 Mar 2014

His Excellency Dr Charles Murigande, Mr Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy and Professor Ed Byrne AO are the latest inductees to the Ducere Centre of Management’s Global Leaders Faculty, as the organisation demonstrates continued growth and influence in the education sector.

The three most recent faculty members join an impressive line-up of leaders including former Prime Minister John Howard, Jeanne Pratt, Lindsay Fox, Desmond Tutu, Margaret Jackson, David Copperfield and a number of other CEOs, political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.

The online tertiary education provider delivers business and leadership courses based on the real-life experiences of its Global Leaders Faculty. Ducere offers students the opportunity to learn via video interviews and case studies that trace first-hand experiences from some of the most esteemed and well-recognised businesspeople in the world.

Rwandan High Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand, His Excellency Dr Charles Murigande, is one of the latest members to join the faculty, bringing almost two decades worth of experience in politics and working as a government minister to the program.

Forced to flee his homeland during his formative years, Dr Murigande’s education and world experience saw him return to help reconstruct the country after the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Ducere Founder Mathew Jacobson said: “Dr Murigande brings his innate understanding of diplomacy and the importance of learning from other leaders to the Ducere course content.”

Mr Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, is widely recognised for his social entrepreneurship, activism and education efforts assisting some of India’s most disadvantaged people.

Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential personalities in 2010, the founder and director of Barefoot College and founder-chairman of the Global Rain Water Harvesting Collective has sustainable development at the core of his efforts, supporting rural communities in their transition into the age of globalisation.

“Bunker’s efforts to empower people, helping thousands of men and women to engage in education, develop skills and become self-sufficient, has seen him become an influential and important figure, emphasising the need for social activism in today’s world,” Jacobson said.

Esteemed neuroscientist and the most recent member to join the Ducere Global Leaders Faculty is Professor Ed Byrne AO. Currently Vice-Chancellor at Melbourne’s Monash University, the professor boasts numerous contributions to the field of neurology and neuromuscular disorders, having worked in both in Australia and London. In 2003, Byrne was awarded an Order of Australia for his work in humanity, and in 2006 became an Officer for the Order of Australia.

Jacobson says it is an absolute privilege to welcome the three leaders to the organisation, and is excited at the prospect of new insights, added expertise and breadth of knowledge to the education platform.

“Welcoming three very varied new members to our global faculty proves our offering of an exceptionally diverse and brilliant group of people, who can bring invaluable lessons to our course content, and ultimately a learning experience like no other.

“Working with three leaders who share so many of our organisations own philanthropic and education based goals is an exciting prospect and we are thrilled to offer our students the opportunity to learn from the growing list of elite faculty,” Jacobson said.

Ducere offers nationally accredited Diplomas in Business and Management, with education partners including University of Canberra, Holmesglen and TAFE NSW.

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