Ali Kowsari, BS, MBA, MS
Ali Kowsari is the Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Global Business and Entrepreneurship department at Santa Ana College; and the Chairman of Namvers, Inc., a global trade and distribution company based in Irvine, California. Ali has over 20 years' experience in international sales and global marketing, new market penetration, negotiation, and consulting. He has diverse global business experience in various fields including consumer goods; food and commodities; consumer electronics; and hi-tech supply chains and networks. He has done business and traveled extensively in Europe, China, Middle East, and Latin America. He has an MBA from UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, and also holds a Master's of Science Degree in Electronic Commerce, and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He is currently earning his Doctorate in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. Ali is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).
Gabriel Shweiri, BA, MIM, MBA
Department Chair, Asst. Professor
CGBP, CGBP Certified Trainer
Gabriel Shweiri is the department chair of Global Business & Entrepreneurship at Santa Ana College. He has been a member of the advisory committee as well as a faculty member at Santa Ana College for over 20 years.
Gabriel has been a member of NASBITE International for 10 years and is currently serving on the NASBITE Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
In 1999 he and a partner established BGI Worldwide Logistics, a global logistics provider with locations across the US and global partnerships assisting their clients logistics requirements on a global scale. Gabriel has held several positions within the global logistics industry since 1989. He is currently President and CEO of BGI Worldwide Logistics.
As a subject matter expert, Gabriel has been at keynote speaker at several industry events including the American Bar Association LRIS conference as well as at an import/export summits, SBDC and CITD events and as a consultant for ExporTech.
Gabriel earned his master's degree in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. He also holds a BA from the George Washington University in International Affairs.
Gabriel is a Certified Global Business Professional and well as a certified CGBP Trainer.
Management and Human Resources
Business, Business Writing & E-Commerce
Madeline A. Grant
CGBP Certified Trainer
Management and Business Writing
Cooperative Work Experience
Business and Marketing
Business and Business Communication