On a grand and gala event of European Professional Doctorate (EPD) 3rd Convocation Ceremony by the Aldersgate International Consortium (Europe, Africa and Asia) in conjunction with their Regional Partners Hali Management Consultancies (HMC) and supported by the India Trade & Exhibition Center m.e, Sharjah and HMC’s Media Partner Cochin Herald, was held at the Palm the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai on 16th April 2016 from 7 PM.

The European Professional Doctorate is jointly awarded by the highly reputed Aldersgate College Philippines & it’s collaborative partner Aldersgate College – Dublin, Ireland. The acclaimed 50 years old Aldersgate, Philippines is accredited by CHED Philippines, WHED, UNESCO & IAU. They have a wide presence in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Tanzania & South Africa. Aldersgate University awards Professional and Graduate Qualifications under its charter of incorporation under the Transnational Education Framework. These awards are not Irish Awards but European Awards aligned to the European Qualification Framework endorsed, validated and authenticated by Aldersgate College Philippines.

The European Professional Doctorate (EPD-EU) is designed to recognize the achievements in one’s professional journey, extraordinary contribution to the Society or exceptional intellectual or artistic achievement.

The EPD – award recipients are selected by the Board of the Aldersgate College after a very careful examination of the grounds for their nominations and the conferment is done only upon publication of their respective doctoral portfolio which is developed over a period of time.

This is the third consecutive year, Aldersgate is honoring the Achievers of Excellence in Business Entrepreneurship in the GCC & MENA Region.

The highlight of the event was Mufti Ismail Menk, a renowned Islamic Scholar, Head of Fatwa Council Masjid Al Ulama of Zimbabwe being honored with Honorary Doctorate of Social Guidance by the Aldersgate University, Philippines. He enlightened the crowd with his insights on Humanity and Social Service which garnered tremendous applause from the audience and officials.

The list of other Business Legends who were conferred with European Professional Doctorate were as follows:

Mr Ali Zeid Abu Monassar Chairman The Vision, Destination Mgmt. DXB
Mr Ansari Kader Meera Gani Chairman St Cargo, Chennai
Mr Chedambath Padmanabhan Chairman Multiline Group
Mr Hemanth Kumar Nanoth Poovadan Managing Director Accurate Group, Shj
Mr Krishnamurthy Kumar Convenor ICWC
Mr. Ramesh Babu Cherukuru Managing Director Ralco Steels Group, Shj
Mr Seyed Ali Abol Fazl Parpinchi MD /COO Delta Food, Shj
Mr Shiraz Daud Osman Director Delta Food Industries, FZE
Mr Syed Khalil Ur Rahman Syed Mohiddina Chairman Maadhyam Communications Ltd
Mr. Zakir Ali Managing Director Stride Constructions DXB

Mr. Sudesh Aggarwal, President of Indian Trade and Exhibition Centre m.e. Sharjah addressed the welcome speech. Dr. Don, the Vice President of Aldersgate College Philippines & Chairman of Aldersgate International Consortium, presented the coveted EPD Certificates to the Candidates, Dr. Junifen Gauuan, Special Advisor to Aldersgate University & President Philippine Christian University conferred the Doctorate on each candidates and Mr. Salai Sheikh Saleem, the Managing Director of HMC honored each candidate with medals from the Institution.

The event came to a momentous finale when Mr. Fazil Sheikh Saleem, the Founder & Senior Business Consultant of HMC, thanked everyone wholeheartedly who graced the occasion with their presence. Candidates enjoyed the photo sessions in their ceremonial traditional convocation gowns with their family and friends. After the Buffet Dinner, the gathering dispersed with profound memories of the event.

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