Welcome to Chicago Institute of Business

Success through education!

We strive to provide world-class quality education at an affordable cost for everyone and anyone. We stress quality, and value in our services. Our fast-paced approach to learning will introduce talent to fundamental global business ideas and will empower them to expand, grow and seek new opportunities worldwide. At Chicago Institute of Business, we believe that success is achieved through education.


CIB was founded in Chicago in January 2011 by a group of training and development experts, business professionals and entrepreneurs.


Chicago Institute of Business’s mission is "to provide superior, affordable, practical business education that improves employability, workplace productivity, organizational profitability and overall national competitiveness anywhere and everywhere in the world."

Our Programs

CIB is a U.S.-based institution located in Chicago and recognized by the State of Illinois, USA to offer executive business education and professional development programs. CIB provides affordable, customized short courses that are relevant to developing key business, leadership and management competencies within organizations. We are particularly focused on building competent business leaders and managers in emerging market economies.

The curricula of our industry-relevant courses have been produced by some of the world's leading experts. All of our courses have been standardized through the rigorous quality assurance process that is overseen by our Academic Board.

CIB has partnerships with top U.S. business schools such as Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. CIB also has a 5-year partnership with the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya to improve employability and workplace productivity for Kenyans as well as for all its 15,000 students, 5,000 alumni and 1,200 staff and faculty.

Our courses continue to be used to train employees of leading organizations in North America, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region. Our courses have attracted multinational companies such as General Motors and Philips, and government institutions such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).


Nehad El Gamal

Co-​Founder and CEO

Nehad is a Senior Consultant at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He has extensive experience in international development, including work on higher education reform projects funded by USAID, EC, EU and the United Nations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his four year working in Afghanistan, he managed multimillion-​­dollar projects for the capacity building of Afghan institutions including Kabul University and several ministries.

While working at DePaul University in Chicago, he managed the multimillion-​­dollar Iraqi Higher Education Reform Project funded by USAID, which provided guidance and support for curricular, clinical and structural development of Iraqi universities. Nehad received his LL.B. from Cairo University and his LL.M. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

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Major General (Ret.) Charles E. Tucker, JR., J.D.

Executive Vice President for International Affairs and Partnership Developmen

Major General (Ret.) Charles E. Tucker, Jr., J.D. is the Chicago Institute of Business’ Executive Vice President for International Affairs and Partnership Development. He is responsible for leading and directing the institute’s international program development efforts, establishing partnerships with U.S. and international universities and organizations, developing and implementing a communication strategy for effectively marketing the institute’s international portfolio.

General Tucker is also the Co-​Founder and Executive Director of the World Engagement Institute (WEInstitute) Chicago, Illinois. General Tucker previously served as the Executive Director of the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) at DePaul University’s College of Law, Chicago, Illinois and as an international rule of law and humanitarian law practitioner, mostly with the U.S. Government. General Tucker’s mission is to develop and promote the fundamental rights of peoples around the world through education, research, documentation, capacity-​building and advocacy.

He was routinely seconded to the U.S. State Department and various International Organizations. He served multiple tours of duty with the United Nations in various countries and served as Economic and Legal Adviser for the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also served as an International Law Adviser in the Office of the US Secretary of Defense. Additionally, he served as Legal Adviser for the U.S. Ambassador in Iraq, as well as for State Department and DOD missions in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Central and South America. In his civilian capacity, he served as a Senior Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, where he oversaw the NLRB General Counsel’s adjudication of complex labor rights cases.

General Tucker is an accomplished lecturer and has authored numerous articles and manuals on international legal matters. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as Course Director of the Academy’s Comparative International Law Program. He is the founding Co-​Editor of the USAFA Journal of Legal Studies. And he served as Adjunct Professor of Management for Bradley University and as an Adjunct faculty member for Wayland College. He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BA, Government), a 1982 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law (JD) and a 2003 graduate of the US Air War College.

Prior to his retirement from the military in April 2009, Major General Tucker served on the joint staff of the National Guard Bureau. As the Director of Joint Doctrine, Training and Force Development, he was responsible for developing training and exercise policies and programs to ensure joint units of the National Guard were ready to respond to their homeland defense and homeland security missions. In addition, he formulated National Guard Joint Professional Military Education policy, coordinated periodic review of all Joint Professional Military Education curricula, and provided Joint Staff oversight to National Guard Homeland Defense and Joint Inter​agency Training Centers.

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