Entrepreneurship: The Candles in the Wind. It will focus on (1) role of entrepreneurs in change (2) the founders heart and (3) the pitfalls.

Professor of Innovation Management, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (Dubai) – Strategy, innovation, branding and entrepreneurship

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG)Bharati Vidyapeeth

Melodena has over 28+ years of corporate and academic experience. She has a multicultural background having lived in India, USA, Taiwan, UAE and Germany. Her corporate experience is in areas of market potential estimation, new market and product development and joint venture negotiations. Before her PhD, she worked in India for the Tata Group. She consults for governments and institutions.

In academia, she has been involved in strategic planning, accreditations, course development and industry outreach. She is currently Professor of Innovation Management at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) in Dubai. Prior to MBRSG, she was one of the first female Indian deans for a German University – Karlshochschule International University, Germany. For over a decade, she also held various positions like Deputy Dean, Associate Professor and Program Director of MBA in the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of UAE’s oldest private universities.

Her areas of research are brand strategy, place/country marketing, social entrepreneurship and crisis management. She is an active contributor of articles in this area. She has published extensively – over 130 publications. Her didactive approach to teaching has been to facilitate an inter-disciplinary, co-created problem-solving competency with a global mindset. She has won several teaching and research awards, including two UAE National Research Foundation grants.

Melodena is the founder of the Academy of International Business – Middle East North Africa Chapter (AIBMENA), a nonprofit social initiative founded in 2009 in Dubai under UOWD. The purpose of the organization is to act as an ambassador and champion for the MENA region by fostering research and teaching in the field of international business. AIBMENA was awarded the ‘Dubai Brand Ambassador Status’ by Dubai Conventions & Events Bureau, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in 2012.


joined by:

May 28th:

Deésse Ntarugera
„Do you fancy a few minutes of acoustic singing? Then stay tuned! My name is Déesse I am twenty years old and I am looking forward to enchanting you with my voice and piano!
I have always loved singing! Since my singing teacher always accompanied me with the piano, I immediately felt like accompanying myself while singing. So I took piano lessons with her. Since then, I have fallen in love with playing the piano and am very happy and more than grateful that I have the opportunity to accompany myself today.“

Deésse Ntarugera is a young great talent as a singer playing the piano. She is born in Kassel Germany. Her mother from Camerun and her father from Burundi came to study in Germany.
By the time growing up she could have earned already a Bachelor in Architecture. She was sitting in as a child with her mother in so many lectures and seminars due to the lack of affordable childcare. But her interest next to music is Social Work which she studies in Fulda now.

Moving School’s has a rich expertise to support and develop talents like her in music arts science and the humanities. It is a platform to give experience and present themselves to a wider audience.