Our team - BSBI

Our team


Dr. Benjamin Bensam holds a doctorate in Business Administration and has over 20 years of experience in managing corporate companies, including institutions of higher learning. His areas of speciality include research, finance, marketing, business management, lecturing, ICT, and human resource development. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management, which enhances his ability to formulate strategic plans and analyse the drivers and barriers of international business. Additionally, he has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science, equipping him with models and theories of business administration and a focus on digital transformation management.

During his career, Dr. Bensam has served in several higher education positions, including University Registrar, Vice-Chancellor, and Campus Manager. He is well-experienced in business administration and excels at managing corporate companies. He has worked as a consultant for many companies globally, bringing strong skills in business management and interdisciplinary experience in simplifying complex topics and concepts. He is adept at problem-solving under challenging circumstances and possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audiences.

Dr. Bensam has extensive experience in managing boards, including serving as Secretary of the University Council and Senate. He was the Board Chair for Yes Bud Online University and has been an external consultant for the National Council of Higher Education on the assessment of programmes for registration and accreditation.

He is currently a faculty member at the Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) in the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration, where his focus is primarily on providing consultation and mentoring to students to enhance their academic and professional skills. He is also involved in assessing programmes for collaborations and partnerships with other international universities. Additionally, he has worked as a marketing manager and computer manager for Catering Services Ltd and Airport Development Limited, respectively, where he implemented several financial information management systems using ACCPAC, SAGE, and Pastel accounting packages.

Areas of expertise

  • Academic Institution Management
  • Strategic & Change Management
  • Higher education – Corporate Governance & Leadership
  • Financial Management systems implementation
  • Program & Infrastructure Assessment and Evaluation for registration/accreditation
  • University council/Board management
  • Organisational structure
  • Functional review and strategic planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management

Awards and Honours

  • MBA-Strategic management, Fukafuka foundation NGO 2007
  • MBA- Columbia university-best student in administration class 2008
  • Ph.D. Scholarship, Exploits university 2009
  • Honorary Doctorate, commonwealth university UK in financial management, 2017

Research Interests

  • Models on registration and accreditation of higher education in Germany
  • Comparison of governance system in public and private universities in Germany
  • Comparative studies on governance of Institutes of higher learning
  • Models of e-learning, virtual learning, and new education innovation trends
  • Modern methods of teaching and research

Conferences, Talks, and Speaking Engagements

  • Benjamin, Bensam, (2012)” Lecture on functional review, HRM Module”, at Institute of management, Lilongwe February 2-4
  • Benjamin, Bensam, (2015) “workshop on the Leadership of higher institution of education, at Millenium university March 25-27
  • Benjamin, Bensam, (2016) Lecture on new trends, innovation and implementation strategies of challenges in universities, at DMI June 6-8
  • Benjamin, Bensam, (2017)” Exploits university Lilongwe postgraduate students’ workshop, Dec 3
  • Benjamin, Bensam, (2021)” Staff Capacity Building Workshop at Shire university Blantyre April 2