His Excellency Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez, President of the Private Council of His Highness Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf and Assaf Foundation Patronage Member, has been recently appointed by the Russian Government trough the Worldwide Charitable Alliance “Peacemaker” with the Grand Cross of First Class of Culture and Arts “Art Ruby Star” as the number 29 awarded with this prestigious distinction.
Among the most outstanding winners of the first class degree are: Fidel Alejandro Castro Rus, President of the Republic of Cuba; Sheikh Hamada ibn Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain; Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the USSR or Emomali Sharipovich Rakhmonov, President of Tajikistan. As well as second and third class personalities of art and culture such as: Alek Baldwin, American actor; Owen Wilson, American actor or Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor.
In his career His Excellency worked as Associate and Visiting Professor of many Universities in Asia and with writing contributions as expert in Higher Education with Universities like Harvard University, Yale University or the University of California-Berkeley and with media like The Times of India and The Economic Times, MSNBC. about Universities and Business Education.
This decoration comes from long tradition development cultural and educational collaborations between Middle East and Russia, with disruptive academic programs that aim both regions to interact in economy, business and administration for the creation of a complex network that is actually making impact and influence worldwide.
The formal event of appointment will be held in the beginnings of 2020.