Yusuf A. Azizullah
4513 Van Munching Hall
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Yusuf Azizullah has been teaching Strategy undergraduate and MBA courses at the University of Maryland’s Robert Smith School of Business since 2009.
He has also taught Corporate Ethics &
Compliance to visiting Chinese
executives & Board members / Chairman
through the Maryland China Initiative
(MCI), Institute of International
Programs at the University of Maryland.
Yusuf also teaches at Johns Hopkins University's Carey School of Business; MBA International Finance courses. He has been teaching adjunct since 2004 and has taught at Stratford University & the nation’s second-largest Community College system the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). He has taught MBA International Finance, Global Ethics & Compliance, Strategic Management, Business law, Globalization, International Business, Corporate Governance, Micro & Macro Economics & New venture creation courses.
Yusuf is the CEO of Global Board Advisors Corporation (GBAC), a Maryland Corporation advising Board members & C-level executives on Strategy & Planning.
Yusuf has advised; Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, JP Morgan Chase, AstraZeneca, America on Line (AOL), Thomson Reuters & others Financial, Telecom and Healthcare companies.
He has advised Global 200 companies on Regulatory compliance, Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) compliance.
In addition managed Global Audit & IT Compliance at AstraZeneca’s biologics division MedImmune. AstraZeneca is the fifth largest global Pharmaceutical Company with Operations in over 100 countries. MedImmune was sold to AstraZeneca, a UK corporation in 2007 for $16 Billion and is one of the largest Biotech’s in the State of Maryland.
Yusuf has also advised clients on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) technical accounting compliance issues.
Yusuf was honored by the leading Corporate Directors Association the National Association of Corporate Directors as the “Top Corporate Governance” Tweeter on social media Twitter
He has been published in Compliance Week Magazine on Board issues, SOX and Dodd-Frank. He has been invited to speak at leading Risk Management Conferences.
At Fannie Mae, he was part of an elite task force of executive officers (CEO & SVP’s) responsible for responding to the U.S. Government Regulator (at that time) the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO). Yusuf was responsible for the Budget, Expenses & Controllership for the Restatement / OFHEO Agreement division. Fannie Mae's Restatement was one of the largest in U.S. corporate history $6.3 Billion.
Professional associations, I belong and encourage my students to check out include;
At FEI, he was part of a task force responsible for editing & providing comments on Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), an Internal Controls Governance Framework utilized by majority of Fortune companies for testing, monitoring & reporting of their Internal Control environment.
His topics of interests include; Board Strategy, Dodd Frank compliance, Communications with Large Shareholders in an era of Social Media, Proxy Access, Say-on-Pay for executive compensation and compliance with IFRS International accounting standards & Stronger Corporate Governance at the Board level.
He completed Executive Education at the Harvard Business School with a strategic focus on the Corporate Governance Track. Making Audit Committees stronger in a new Era of Governance.
Yusuf holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from George Mason University's School of Management (SOM). He has an MBA from Strayer University in Management & graduated with Honors Masters of Science MS in Management Information Systems (MIS).