Vice Rector

Assoc. Prof. Asım Vehbi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi is the Vice Rector at ARUCAD. He became an associate professor in 2015, graduated as a doctor of Business Management in 2012, completed his post-graduate degree on International Relations and European Union in 1996 and obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Northern Michigan University-USA.

He started his higher education career in TRNC as the Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the European University of Lefke between 1995-1996. From 1996 to 2004, he was the Founding General Secretary of the Cyprus International University and then he was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Girne American University in 2004 and later was also appointed as the Girne American University CEO in 2012. Lastly he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor and the Acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees of American University of Cyprus in 2018.

In the light of his belief in succeeding on what he aims, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vehbi is one of the most effective people in recent years as he has developed projects to enhance national economy and utilize natural resources more efficiently for a sustainable environment as the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources during 2006 – 2008 in TRNC.

Since 1995, Vehbi has published articles that have been published in both national and international scientific conferences and also in proceeding books. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi has undertaken the duties of chairman of various national and international symposium and congress organizations, honorary presidency, member and coordinator of organizational committees and beside his duties as a project leader and founding member of the various projects that have been supported by national and international institutions.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vehbi, in all of his academic carreer, has participated in hundreds of workshops, conferences and panels organized worldwide by various accreditation institutions such as EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), Eduniversal, ECBE (European Council for Business Education), IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education) and different universities which are leaders in the international academic arena.

Vehbi has lectured in various universities in the fields of strategy, international relations, economy and marketing since 1996.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vehbi has served in NGOs such as the TRNC Chamber of Commerce, Young Businessmen Association, Turkish American Cultural Association and Çetinkaya Sports Club as the Chairman, President or Board Member.