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Advisory Board

Prof. Joe Houghton

Program Director, Project Management UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Dublin, Ireland E: joe.houghton@gmail.com

"Program Director, Project Management programmes at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Dublin, Ireland E: joe.houghton@ucd.ie

Joe co-created the MSc in Project Management at Smurfit and currently delivers to many of the Management programs. He also consults, trains & coaches in the areas of risk management, problem projects, project management processes, charity governance & management to corporates, Govt. departments, and non-profits. ORCID ref: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5100-5069 . Joe runs "The Plus One podcast" on innovative education where he interviews educators from around the globe on inspirational teaching & learning practices - see https://plusonepodcast.podbean.com/ - the first season of interviews is currently being written up as a book.

As an entrepreneur, Joe has run several businesses and currently operates Houghton Photography. He was Nikon's trainer in Ireland from 2006-2018, released his first book "Streets of Dublin: a street photography guide" in Sept 2019 & his second "Take Your Time - the art and craft of long exposure photography" in July 2021, both available on Amazon. He regularly delivers talks all over the world to camera clubs on many topics.

His latest entrepreneurial venture is Sherpa Press, a publishing house set up to help people publish their book ideas through Amazon KDP. See www.sherpa-press.com for more.

Connect with Joe on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joehoughton/"

Leo- Paul Dana, Ph. D

Léo-Paul Dana holds titles of Visiting Professor at Kingston University and Professor at Dalhousie University. A graduate of McGill University and HEC-Montreal, he has served as Marie Curie Fellow at Princeton University and Visiting Professor at INSEAD. He has published extensively in a variety of journals including Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, International Business Review, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of World Business, Small Business Economics, and Technological Forecasting & Social Change.

Prateek Kalia, Ph.D.

Post Doc Research Specialist
Department of Corporate Economy
Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University
Lipová 507/41a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
E: prateek.kalia@econ.muni.cz

Dr. Prateek Kalia is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Corporate Economy, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Earlier, he worked as Director and Professor at a leading university in North India. He is a specialist in the field of management with a keen interest in digital analytics, electronic commerce, e-service quality, and consumer behaviour. His articles are published in leading international journals like the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, The TQM Journal, etc. He is a reviewer for various A- category journals. He has presented his work at several national and international conferences and received awards and accolades. Currently, he is editing a book related to digital analytics for Apple Academic Press (CRC Press). He is very well known for his novel smartphone user classification metrics called Cellulographics and holds a copyright for it.

David Briggs, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor UNE and Mahidol Universities
New South Wales, Australia

Dr David Briggs, Member, of the Order of Australia (AM), Deputy Chair HNECCPHN, Former Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Honorary Editor in Chief, ASEAN Journal of Health Development, Adjunct Professor, AIHD, Mahidol University, Thailand. Adjunct Professor Faculty of Medicine and Health, UNE, Immediate Past National President Society for Health Administration Programs (SHAPE). Director, DSB Consulting A/Asia P/L Experienced CE, rural health, primary health care, education and professional development of health managers, conference presentations, Journal reviewer and editor, executive management, financial management, general management, research, teaching, Recognized by ACHSM with College Gold Medal and life membership.

Alka Munjal, Ph. D

Director, Apeejay School of Management, Delhi, India
E: alka.munjal@apeejay.edu

Dr. Alka Munjal is a top-grade professor with over 30 years of commendable success in teaching, learning, research, development, and knowledge management. Her areas of specialization are Finance and Strategic Management. She has more than 35 quality research papers published in various reputed national and international journals etc. and successfully completed UNDP funded projects. Five research scholars have been successfully awarded doctorate under her supervision and eight research scholars are working under her guidance. She was invited as keynote speaker in several International and National Seminars organized by reputed universities and institutions. She has received YOUNG TEACHERS’ CAREER AWARD from AICTE in Corporate Restructuring. She has conducted over 100 MDP’s for noted corporates and government organizations such as SAIL, BHEL, GAIL, IFFCO, NTPC and Tata Finance etc. She has received a prestigious ‘Case Development Grant’ in ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ from UNDP and has published several case studies. She has been selected for “Woman of the year” award by American Biographical Institute.

Nimit Gupta, Ph. D

Professor in Management, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, India
E: nimitgupta1981@rediffmail.com

Dr Nimit Gupta is a seasoned academician in outcome-based management education. He is a certified marketing trainer trained by Dr Philip Kotler. He is certified from Harvard for case teaching. He has 18 years of experience in Teaching, Academic Administration, Consultancy and Research at reputed management institutes of Delhi NCR. He had worked in various capacities as PGP Chairperson, Programme Director, Internship Coordinator, NBA Team Member, Marketing Club Coordinator, Governing Board Member (Faculty Representative), Examination Controller to name a few. He acted as the CEO of the annual cultural festivals and sports events including Intra level events. He has authored 3 books on contemporary themes- Permission Marketing and Case Writing. He has presented 40+ research papers/cases/articles in National and International Seminars organized by IIM (A), FMS, IIT (M), BIMTECH, IMT etc. He has published 60+ research papers/cases/articles/book chapters in journals of repute including Journal of Services Research, Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, Journal of Digital and social media, Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, Journal of Marketing and Communication, International Journal of Customer Relations, Indian Journal of Marketing etc.

Anoop Pandey, Ph. D

Professor in Commerce, HNB Garhwal University, Central University, Uttarakhand, India
E: anoop.pandey2007@gmail.com

Dr. Anoop Pandey is top grade professor with over 20 years of commendable success in teaching, training, research, development, and knowledge management. He has more than seventy quality research paper published in various reputed journals including ABDC, WOS, SCOPUS, UGC Care etc. and successfully completed six research projects including Major research project under Research Promotion Scheme funded by AICTE. Three research scholars have successfully awarded doctorate under his supervision and five research scholars are working under his guidance. He was invited as keynote speaker in International and National Seminars organized by Reputed University and Institutions. He was also conducted research methodology workshop on research paper writing, SPSS, and publishing research paper in reputed journal etc. He received best paper presentation award in International and national conferences in India and Abroad. He is a blind peer reviewer of many reputed research Journals. Presently he is working on ICSSR funded major project on SMEs and technology in the capacity of project director.

Vu Thanh Huong, Ph. D

Associate Dean
Faculty of International Business and Economics
University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University
E: huongvt@vnu.edu.vn

Dr. Vu Thanh Huong is working as Vice Dean with Faculty Vietnam National University, Hanoi. She has completed Ph. D in International Economics. She has an impressive publication with ten books to her credit, sixteen book chapters and various research articles in Scopus and other reputed journals. She has completed twenty-seven research projects and she have an overall experience of twenty-one years.

Prof. SS Prasada Rao, Ph. D

Director, Teaching Learning Centre- Sharada University
E: profsspr@gmail.com

Prior to the present position as Director, Teaching Learning Centre, Sharda University, Prof. Prasada Rao has held several administrative portfolios in GITAM University such as Centre for Learning & Sustainability, Director, Academic Affairs, Founder Dean & Director of Hyderabad Business School (GHBS), Founding Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell, and Founder Director, GITAM Centre for Distance Learning, Member of the Academic Council among several other positions. He was also on the Advisory Board of The Indian Management Researcher, a bi-annual journal of HBS. He also served as the Chairman of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), AP Chapter and Executive Board Member of AIMS. Currently, he is serving as the Member of BoS/Advisory Council of many academic institutions. He was on the Expert Committee for the faculty recruitment of various institutions including IIMs. Prof. Prasada Rao is a member of many professional bodies such as Global Economic Progress & Research, Commerce Association, Economic Association, HMA, NHRD Network and All India Management Association (AIMA). Prof. Prasada Rao believes in lifelong learning, and hence he has earned certifications from various globally reputed institutions/universities such as Financial Markets, Yale University. Accounting for Decision Making, Michigan University.

Private Equity and Venture Capital, University of Bocconi, Finance for Non-Financial Professionals, University of California, Irvine, AI for Everyone, deeplearning ai, USA. Finance for Startups, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KAIST. Design Thinking for Innovation, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, Indian School of Business. Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students, Critical Thinking for University Success, University of Sydney, University Teaching, The University of Hong Kong and Foundations of Virtual Instruction, University of California, Irvine.

Charmaine Gangen

Global Entrepreneurship Education Consultant / Founder and Chair - First Global Entrepreneurship
Catalyst Symposium 2022 / Global Jury - Wadhwani Foundation/ Pitch decks - Philippines / Global Startup Mentor/Academic
Cape Town, South Africa
E: cgmmancon@gmail.com

Charmaine Gangen’s experience spans Four continents (Africa, Asia, North America, South America) over the last 30 years, having worked in South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Philippines, and North Africa. She found her niche in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem across the globe and made her mark as a global Entrepreneurship collaborator where she organized one of the largest global Entrepreneurship Catalyst Symposiums in February 2022. She is a seasoned business academic and a Subject Matter Expert on 25 Business areas and has lectured, facilitated, mentored, and coached students in Health Sciences and a spectrum of Business programs in various Universities and private colleges in South Africa. (University of the Western Cape, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town, Management College of Southern Africa, Boston City Campus, and Cornerstone), India and Philippines.

Charmaine is also a highly qualified healthcare professional, with more than 25 years’ experience in clinical care, private healthcare management and education in the public and private healthcare sector across South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. She has assisted with the implementation of the Vermont Oxford Network (a US based) global neonatal database in one of the biggest private healthcare groups in SA. In 2011, she conducted a detailed case study on the First paperless hospital in South Africa with a group of MBA students. In 2019, her thesis on “challenges of undergraduate students in private institutions” made its way to the 3rd World conference on Education in Malaysia.

Rumki Bandyopadhyay, Ph. D

Pro- Vice Chancellor, KK University Nalanda, Bihar, India
E: rumkibanerji78@gmail.com

Rumki Bandyopadhyay possesses rich experience of 22+ years in institutional leadership, training, research, publications, and teaching. Her expertise lies in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, and international education. By education, she is a qualified master’s in commerce and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). She also studied for Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education from the Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has published several research papers and journal articles in national and international reputed conferences, symposiums, journals, and books. World’s one of the most reputed research and publication company named Emerald Publications from the UK has awarded her with ‘Best Research Paper Award’ for her research work. She is regularly invited as keynote speaker and trainer by various corporate and academic organizations. She was invited by the government of India to undertake the Investors Education Protection Fund project and a major European funded (ERASMUS+) project which she completed successfully. To her credit she has two patents published under Intellectual Property Rights, Government of India and one patent is Granted, German Patent and Trademark office. She is on the editorial and review boards of highly reputed national and international journals, professional bodies including the International Management Research Academy (IMRA), London, UK.

She has to her credit experience of academic leadership and institutional building both in India and abroad. She has been actively involved with the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Currently she is actively involved with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Government of India, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Accreditation Service for International Schools (ASIC) United Kingdom and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). A Ph. D scholar was conferred with Ph. D degree under her able guidance. Currently she is the Director for the academic operations with University of the People, Pasadena, California, USA and is consultant to university for successful completion of UGC inspection and NAAC accreditation.

Dr. A.Haiter Lenin

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
WOLLO University, Kombolcha Institute of Technology, Ethiopia
Orcid-Id: 0000-0003-4212-9163
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7Wu4OIkAAAAJ&hl=en
Email: drahlenin@kiot.edu.et
Scopus-Id: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55151106100

Prof. Anuj Kumar

Assistant Professor, Apeejay School of Management, Delhi, India
E: profanuj15@gmail.com
Orcid-Id: 0000-0002-1205-2794
Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Mylg_pgAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anuj-Kumar-19

Prof. Anuj Kumar is currently an Assistant Professor at the Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka, Delhi. He is pursuing an Executive-Ph. D in Management from Aligarh Muslim University (Central University). He holds a double master’s degree in management with a specialization in International Business. He has completed M.Sc. in International Business from University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland Prof. Kumar has more than sixty publications in total (Scopus- 20, ABDC- 15, WoS- 15, SCI-2, ABS-3). He also has three e-books and five book chapters to his credit. He has one international patent grant from South Africa. Prof. Kumar has more than 300 citations on Google Scholar with an h-index (11) and i10-index (12).

He has attended/organized more than 50 conferences (National/International/ICSSR/AICTE) and 35 FDPs. He is also the editor/reviewer for ABDC, and Scopus indexed journals. He is guest editor of the Journal of Statistics and Management Systems (ABDC-C), Taylor, and Francis. He is the associate editor for the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal (ABDC-B) and special issue editor for Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionalis (ABDC-C, 2022). He is also a guest editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (Scopus and ABDC-C, Volume 16, Issue 4, 2021). He is the special issue editor for International Management Review (UGC CARE-I, Volume 18, 2022). Prof. Kumar has been invited as session chair, resource person, key-note speaker, and judge at various conferences in India and outside. He is also invited for guest lecture series at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and other foreign universities. He also got a grant for a major research project from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) in the capacity of the co-project investigator.

Harishchandra Singh Rathod, Ph. D

Director (I/C)- MBA Programme
Associate Dean (Zone-2)-FMS,
Gujarat Technological University

Prof. (Dr) Harishchandra Singh Rathod specializes in Marketing Management and possesses immense interest in research related to Rural Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Advertising and Tourism. He has a teaching experience of more than 19 years and is currently designated as an in-charge Director at Shri Jairambhai Patel Institute of Business Management, NICM, Gandhinagar. Along with this he also shoulders the responsibility as an Associate Dean of Faculty of Management Studies, Gujarat Technological University. Dr. Rathod had the privilege of attending International FDP at the United Kingdom in December 2018 and delivering an expert talk on ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ at American University of Afghanistan, Kabul in April 2019. Dr. Rathod is also known for imparting training to Banking Personnel and has trained more than 800 employees of Bank of Baroda from June 2016 to February 2020 covering several modules ranging from Customer Satisfaction, SERVQUAL and Marketing of Banking Services. He has authored five books and published several research papers in journals of repute. To his credit he has the “Emerging Leader in Management Award-2019”, ‘Teaching Excellence Award-2018’ and the ‘Innovative Trainer Award-2016’ Dr. Rathod has also appeared on a TV talk show, ‘Lakshya’ aired on GTPL Gujarati on March 17, 2019, where he expressed his views about ‘Innovative Teaching Practices’.

Dr. Kamal Kant Sharma

Associate Dean (Strategy and Planning), Chandigarh University

He graduated in a year of 2004 and has a total teaching experience of 13years. He completed M.E from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. He completed his PhD in field of Power system stability from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. Presently, He is at Department of Electrical Engineering, Chandigarh University since Jan 2013. He is awarded with ISTE Best teacher Award 2015. Outstanding Educator Award, Best Researcher Award from International Institute of organized Research in a year of 2017. He is also awarded with Best Teacher ITSR Award 2017. He also got award of Best Teacher from his present University in a year of 2016. He conducted International Symposium on Real World Simulators in Higher Education in Philippines. He is on International Advisory Panel of MALTEAS (Malaysia Technical Scientist Association), Editor of International Journals of repute and Technical Program Committee of Various International and National Conferences (IEEE and Springer). He is on Advisory Panel of Springer and was given responsibility of Session Chair in Springer International Conference. He also delivered many Guest lectures and Expert Talks in India and abroad. He is active member in organizing Workshops for students and participation in National and International Competitions. He was Member of External Judge in 5th Conference on Engineering Undergraduate Research Catalyst 2015 Malaysia. He filed 06 Patent, and published 79 papers in International Journals, International and National Conferences including IEEE Sponsored Conferences of repute

Dr. Nithesh Naik

Professor (Assistant- Senior) | Faculty of Engineering | Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology | Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Institute of Eminence (IoE)| Manipal | India
Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Curiouz TechLab Private Limited, Manipal GoK Bioincubator, Manipal

Fellow: Engineered Science Society
Editorial Board: Therapeutic Advances in Urology (TAU): SAGE Journals (Scopus Q2/SCI)
Editorial Board: Engineered Science (Scopus Q1)
Guest Editor: Frontiers in Surgery (Scopus Q2/SCI)
Guest Editor: Frontiers in Medicine (Scopus Q1/SCI)
Review Editor: Frontiers in Materials (Section: Polymeric and Composite Materials) (Scopus Q2/SCI)
Guest Editor: Electronics (Scopus Q2/SCI)
Guest Editor: Journal of Composite Science (Scopus Q2/ESCI)

Marina Barkiđija Sotošek, Ph. D

Marina Barkiđija Sotošek, PhD, works as a senior assistant at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, and she is head of the graduate university programme "Tourism Management". She received her University Specialist in Business Administration - MBA (2016) from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and PhD in Economics (2019) from the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management. She is the author and co-author of more than 25 scientific and professional papers and has been involved in numerous scientific and professional projects. Currently she is involved as a researcher in three EU projects: HKO - Excellence and efficiency in higher education in the field of economics, CEKOM - Competence Centre for Smart Cities and ON-IT - Online Internship in Tourism. Her research area is Special Interest Tourism, Nautical Tourism and Business Tourism.

Nataša Kovačić, Ph. D

Department of Logistics and Tourism Resources
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Primorska st. 46, Ika, HR-51410 Opatija, Croatia
e-mail: natasa.kovacic@fthm.hr

Nataša Kovačić is an associate professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija, where she also got her PhD in the field of Hotel logistic product in sport tourism supply. She is the head of the Department of Logistics and Tourism Resources. Her publications reflect her research interests and include transportation and mobility management in relation to tourism, tourism supply chains, sports tourism, and smart tourism. She publishes in journals and participates with papers in conferences.

She participated in several scientific research projects, both as a researcher and as a project leader, and worked on important strategic projects of tourism development. Recently, Kovačić was a project leader on a scientific project Smart mobility and tourism: alternative mobility in destinations' tourism, as well as the head of two EU-funded projects: CEKOM - Competence Centre for Smart Cities and SMARTMed: Empower Mediterranean for Smart Tourism at her Faculty. She continuously updates her research and teaching skills by participating in educational workshops and courses. Her work also includes reviewing articles for journals and conferences. In her free time, she is involved in running and volunteers with Civil Protection.

Tomislav Car, PhD, Assistant Professor

Tomislav Car, PhD, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija, University of Rijeka. He received his PhD from the same faculty in 2017. As a team member (researcher) he has participated in several projects: "Supply Chain Management in Hospitality", "Smart Mobility and Tourism: alternative mobility in destinations' tourism", "Future-proof your classroom: teaching skills 2030 - Teaching 2030" and "The CEKOM Project (Center of Competence for Smart Cities)". His research focuses on mobile technology, mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and ICT in tourism and hospitality.

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