Kishore G. Kulkarni has been a Distinguished Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 1989. He has also taught at the University of Colorado, University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Kulkarni completed a B.A. in Economics, receiving a first rank in merit and an M.A. in Economics, receiving a second rank in merit, from the University of Poona, (now called Savitribai Phule Pune University) in India. He migrated to the U.S. in 1976 and completed an additional M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1980, he began teaching full time, his true life’s passion. His extraordinary teaching skills have led to international recognition, including a 2001 “Outstanding Teaching Award” by the Golden Key International Honor Society, inclusion of his biography in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1998), and the “Best Teaching Award” from the Student Economic Society in 2014. His humorous and effective teaching style have made him one of the most sought-after professors across the US and India. Dr. Kulkarni was also selected to teach on the Spring 1994 voyage of the Semester at Sea Program, and has delivered many special lectures and seminars in over 30 countries worldwide
Dr. Kulkarni is also an active researcher, and his books, chapters, and articles have received much acclaim over the course of his career. He has authored and/or edited ten books, many of which have become popular textbook choices in US and Indian universities. Most recently, the sixth edition of his macroeconomics textbook was published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company in 2019, and he co-edited a book on India, published in May 2020. Over the years, Dr. Kulkarni has authored (or co-authored) 160 refereed journal articles, all of which can be seen on www.researchgate.net. He also serves as the Chief Editor of the International Review of Business and Economics (IRBE). For his numerous research activities, Dr. Kulkarni was recognized with an “Outstanding Faculty Researcher/Scholar” Award by the Golden Key International Honor Society in 1997. In 2004, the Faculty Senate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver awarded him “Distinguished Service Award”, followed by an “Extraordinary Service Award”, awarded by the University President in 2010. In 2012, the Dean of the College of Business recognized Dr. Kulkarni as the first “Distinguished Professor” of the College. Then, in May 2017, he received the Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society’s “Pravasi Ratan” award. In March 2019, the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) recognized him as an “Outstanding Educator”, and the GISR Foundation in New Delhi awarded him as an “Outstanding Overseas Academician”. In 2021, he also received an award from the Indian Institute of Finance as a “Research Professor in Economics.
To carry out his research activities, Dr. Kulkarni has held visiting fellowships and grants from several institutions, including the Institute of Humane Studies in Arlington VA, the National Institute of Bank Management in Pune, the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai, and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in Mumbai.
Dr. Kulkarni resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jayashree, an accounting professor, and their daughters: Lina, who works as an orthodontist and is married to Dr. Nicholas Politano; and Aditi, a business attorney married to Patrick Knight. Dr. Kulkarni and his wife are avid tennis players and have been playing together for over 42 years.
Dr. Ravi Gajendran is Associate Professor and Alvah Chapman Eminent Scholar Endowment Chair in the Global Leadership and Management Department (GLAM) at Florida International University. He is also the Department Chair of the Global Leadership and Management Department. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Pennsylvania State University. He also has an MBA from IIM Calcutta.
Before entering the doctoral program at Penn State, he had a career in sales and marketing for over seven years working for multinationals such as Cadbury’s and Procter & Gamble. Prior to joining FIU, Ravi was on the faculty of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he featured on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for every year he taught there. He has taught courses on organizational behavior, leadership, and human resource management at PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels. He has won multiple teaching awards at FIU including Faculty Excellence and Course Excellence Awards. His areas of research expertise include telecommuting and virtual teams, impacts of communication technology, leadership, and human capital development. He is a member of the editorial board of three top-tier journals: Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. His research has been featured in several prominent media outlets including New York Times, USA Today, Fox Business News, Entrepreneur.com, Inc.com, and Forbes. In addition to publishing his research in top-tier journals, he has also written articles for managers that have been published in Harvard Business Review and Business Today. In his spare time, Ravi likes to read, meditate, and spend time with family.
Shri Neeraj Kulshrestha heads the regulatory functions of the exchange including membership compliance, surveillance, inspection, investigation, regulatory communication, investor services, listingcompliance and regulatory legal.
At BSE he was earlier responsible for Business Development, Trading, Membership and Listing Operations and Development. He has about 32 years’ experience in Capital markets, which includes Securities Markets and General Insurance.
Prior to BSE he was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley India for 10 years. He was earlier with National Stock Exchange and has managed various functions like Trading Operations, Inspection and Investigation, Futures and Options Clearing and Trading. He was also the CEO of India Index Services Ltd. And Dotex International Ltd.
He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Delhi University and a MBA (Finance) from Indore University.
Dr. W B Howieson, PhD MPhil MBA BSc FRSA, is Associate Dean for Business Engagement and Professor of Organisational Leadership in Stirling Management School. His research covers the broad spectrum of leadership including its history to the current state of the field. In detail, he is very interested in developing contemporary models of leadership, particularly in the areas of mission leadership and empowerment. Books include: Public and Third Sector Leadership: Experience Speaks (2014) and Leadership: the current state of play (2019). His next book - detailing the near collapse of one of Europe's largest football clubs - will be published by DC Thomson in July 2022 He is the Editor in Chief of Journal of Management Development. He entered academi a mid-career via a Foundation for Management Education/ Economic and Social Research Council Senior Fellowship at Stirling Management School, the University of Stirling, Scotland. Between 2013 and 2018, he was the Head of the Management and Marketing Division at the University of Dundee School of Business. At present, he is a Professor and Head of the Management Division in the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. He has taught and presented in North America, the Americas, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia. Prior to entering academia, he had a 23-year career with the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Fellow (2002)) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. As a Regular Of ficer in the Royal Air Force, he served on 51, 55 (R) and 206 squadrons and undertook flying operations worldwide (Nimrod MR2 and Nimrod R aircraft) with extensive experience in the Middle East Theatre of Operations, Mediterranean, Europe and Atlantic Ocean area. His active service included the Gulf War (1991), the Kosovo War (1999) and United Nations Air Operations in Northern and Southern Iraq (1999 and 2000). He remains very interested in the education, training and professional development of doctors and dentists in the UK. In addition to working for a UK medical Royal College, he was a former Non-Executive Member of the Medical Directorate within NHS Scotland (Former Board Member of the Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine Specialty Training Board and the Surgical Specialty Training Board (20102016)). His current research covers the broad spectrum of Leadership including its history and the current state of the field. In detail, he is very interested in developing contemporary models of leadership, particularly in the areas of Mission Leadership and Empowerment. Sectors of interest include the public and third sectors and elite professional football (he teaches on the Scottish Football Association’s UEFA Professional Diploma). He is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools Executive Education Committee, was a Council Member of the Foundation for Management Education and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Professor Paul Jones is the Head of the Business Department at Swansea University's School of Management. He is also Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and had previously held senior academic posts at Coventry University, Plymouth University and the University of South Wales. He is an experienced academic manager and researcher and is currently the Editor-in Chief of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Management Education. He is also Editor of the Emerald Book Series Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research. Paul is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE).
Professor Jones has supervised 11 doctoral students to completion and examined 38 students in Europe, Africa and Australia. He is currently seeking applications for doctoral candidates in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management. He is particularly interested in entrepreneurial research in developing world contexts such as Africa, Asia and South East Asia. During his academic career to date, he has generated over £1.4 million in external grant income. This has included entrepreneurship projects with the Nigerian government, obtaining European Structural funds, Higher Education Academy grants and Knowledge Exploitation Funds with the Welsh government
Carlos Flavián is Professor of Marketing at the University of Zaragoza (SPAIN) and Chair of METODO research group. His research focuses on the analysis of people's interaction with new technologies, studying both the particularities of the technology (e.g. usability) and the perceptions, behavioral intentions and actual behaviors of consumers (adoption, recommendation, eWOM, satisfaction, loyalty, etc.). This research is developed in diverse contexts such as the adoption of services through the Internet and more recently in the context of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality and other Industry 4 technologies.
He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Spanish Journal of Marketing-ESIC, associate editor of The Service Industries Journal and member of the editorial board of several journals such as Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, etc. He has coordinated special issues as a guest editor of several prestigious international journals such as the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Service Business and The Service Industries Journal.
He has been Conference chair in different events organized in Zaragoza, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and founder of AIRSI (Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in Service Interactions) celebrated in 2019; 2020 and 2021
Currently working as an Associate Professor in the University of Sydney Business School. Ravi has a master’s in industrial engineering from NITIE, a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education with distinction from University of Technology Sydney and a PhD in business from the University of Western Sydney. Ravi teaches and researches in the areas of technology adoption, process management and learning.
He has 20 years of academic experience in leading Australian Universities such as University of Sydney, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, University of Western Sydney and Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining academe, Ravi has 10 years of corporate consulting experience and consulted in the fields of operations and information management, organizational restructuring and supply chain management.
His research explores the evolving relationships between IT innovations and performance in organizations, supply chains and health care. His research was published in several leading international journals including Information Systems Frontiers, Australian Accounting Review, Information Systems Journal, Business Process Management Journal, Engineering Management Journal and in several international conference proceedings. Ravi’s research was funded by competitive national and university grants worth $400,000 over 15 years’ period and has published more than 110 refereed research articles individually and in collaboration with professors in Europe, Asia, India and Australia.
He leads several teaching and learning innovations including work integrated learning, simulation gaming, technology integration into business curriculum. In the university sector he served as a chair person of research ethics committee, member of Graduate studies board, University academic board nominee; andin various national and international boards with the roles such as chairperson Supply Chain Council ANZ, member in APICS Supply chain research committee, member – Association of Information Systems Education committee and is currently a member of Governing Councils and Academic boards of several higher education providers in Australia.
He has co-chaired and organized several international conferences, delivered several key note/plenary addresses at various international forums and conferences and won three best international research paper awards. He is a visiting professor at the Georgia State University, Singapore Management University, University of Stuttgart, University of Potsdam and others.
Vikas Kumar is Head of Discipline and Professor in the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. His previous appointments were at Bocconi University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, and as Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Dunning Fellow at University of Reading. He is currently serving as Editor-in- Chief of Journal of International Management. Vikas is interested in studying the internationalization strategies employed by firms from emerging markets such as India. His research involves understanding the unique aspects of the institutional and cultural context of emerging markets and the influence context has on firm strategies. His research has been published in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Management International Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Management and Long Range Planning, among other journals in the field of international business and management. Vikas has co-edited a book on ‘Global outsourcing and offshoring’ published by Cambridge University Press and on ‘Emerging Market Firms’ published by Emerald. In a 2016 study published in the Journal of International Management, Vikas was ranked among the top 15 authors based on impact in the field of ‘emerging market firm internationalization’.
Dr. Arun Upadhyay teaches finance courses in the College of Business at Florida International University. His primary teaching area is corporate finance. Before moving to academic world, Dr. Upadhyay worked for several years with a commercial bank in the area of credit analysis and international banking. He received Ph.D. in finance from Temple University. Prior to moving to FIU, he taught at University of Nevada, Reno where he received the College of Business Best Researcher award twice. He also taught at University of Alaska Anchorage where he was awarded College of Business and Public Policy Best Teacher award. Dr. Upadhyay served on the Investment Advisory Commission of Municipality of Anchorage. He has also served as expert witness on issues related to valuation of financial securities, responsibilities of board of directors and corporate governance.
Prof. Matt Glowatz is Assistant Professor at University College Dublin (UCD)’s College of Business. Matt delivers undergraduate and postgraduate modules focusing on digital business, social media strategy, digital project management and innovation. Students have responded with enthusiasm to his pioneering use of innovative educational technologies as a way of enhancing their learning experience. These innovations have provided the basis for a number of contributions by Matt to the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is especially interested in digital learning and his doctoral research is on how augmented reality might be used to effectively deliver content for distance learning students. His interest in distance learning and learning in different cultures is reflected in the enthusiasm he has brought to his role as Subject Area Coordinator on our overseas modules.
As part of this role he initiated, re-designed and implemented a new BBS Digital Business pathway in our Singapore and Hong Kong programmes and re-imagined a range of our undergraduate modules. Matt has been included in the UCD College of Business Dean’s List of Outstanding Teachers in both 2019 and 2020, received twice the Excellence in Teaching Awards in the Higher Diploma of Business Studies (IT) programme, and won the Educational Contribution Award at the Irish Internet Association's Net Visionary Awards 2006 recognizing his significant contribution to the Irish Internet Industry through education.
In July 2015, Matt has been appointed co-chair of the Bled e-Conference special interest group focusing on Education in the Digital Economy. In June 2017, he was awarded with the Bled eConference Fellow Award 2017 in appreciation of outstanding contributions to the Bled eConference. Furthermore, he has also published numerous research articles and conferencecontributions.
Rajendra (Raj) Khandekar, Ph.D.is a Professor of Management at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his B.Tech (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He earned his PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and his Ph.D. in Business from the University of Kansas.
Raj has taught at graduate and undergraduate levels at institutions such as IIM Calcutta, University of Kansas, University of Colorado, and Regis University. His primary teaching interests are in the area of Strategic Management and Leadership. He has been a pioneer at MSU Denver in Online teaching since 1998, and has consistently received excellent teaching evaluations from both on-ground and online students. He was the first recipient of “Excellence in Teaching” award in the MBA program at the School of Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver.
Raj’s main research interests are in Strategic Management and Leadership. He has presented and published several research papers and cases in the field of Strategic Management. Currently he is working on his book on Strategic Leadership.
Raj has consulted with businesses as well as non-profit organizations. He has conducted strategic management training for small businesses, and diversity training in partnership with other consulting firms for large companies.
Mr. Kalia has been a career Banker for nearly four decades. A Gold Medalist Post Graduate in Political Science, Mr. Kalia joined Bank of Baroda in 1973 and worked in several capacities up to the level of General Manager in Bank of Baroda till 2008 when he was appointed as Executive Director of Vijaya Bank by Government of India. Mr. Kalia also served as Executive Director of Union Bank of India till his superannuation in 2011
Mr. Kalia has been member of various committee constituted by Government of India, Reserve Bank of India & Indian Bank Association. He has rich Corporate Governance experience having served on Boards of various Banks and committee (including that of Domestic & Overseas subsidiaries of Bank of Baroda) & other institutions. Having served in London and Mauritius and having carried out Home office inspections in various overseas jurisdiction in Bank Of Baroda, Mr.Kalia also has rich international experience.
Post retirement. Mr. Kalia has served as member of the committee constituted by Reserve Bank of India on Priority Sector Lending. He also served as Advisor & Head Debt Markets Cell constituted by DFS, Ministry of Finance, Government of India under the aegis of IIFCL. Mr Kalia has also served as member of Empowered Committee on External Commercial Borrowings of Reserve Bank of India from 2012 to 2016 He has also been associated with Corporates, NBFCs as Advisor in financial service sector space.
Mr Kalia was Non Executive Non Independent Director on Board of Yes Bank from 03/04/2018 till 05/03/2020. He is also on Boards of various companies/organizations in Financial Service Sector operating in India & abroad. He is also recipient of several awards including Banker Shrimoni Award, Utkarsh Award & Distinguished Alumni Award. He has contributed articles on Banking Sector & Corporate governance & featured in panel discussions on Bloomberg TV (now renamed as BTVi).
Dr. Vishaal Baulkaran is an Associate Professor of Finance and Finance area chair at the Dhillon School of Business, University of Lethbridge. Dr. Baulkaran holds a Ph.D from Wilfrid Laurier University, an MBA, and a BBA majoring in Finance from the University of New Brunswick. He is a CFA Charter holder. Dr. Baulkaran has published his research in the Journal of Corporate Finance, International Review of Finance, Joural of Real Estate Economics and Finance, Journal of Asset Management, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Multinational Finance Journal, Journal of Economics and Business, and Advances in Financial Economics. Dr. Baulkaran has received several external (SSHRC), FP Canada Research Foundation Grant and Internal University Research Grants. Dr. Baulkaran has presented his research at numerous finance conferences including Financial Management Association, Financial Management Association Europe, Northern Finance Association, Eastern Finance Association, American Real Estate Society, and Midwest Finance Association and acts as a reviewer for several academic journals. He was awarded the Wilfrid Laurier University Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and the E.D Maher Graduate Student Prize for the graduating MBA student with the highest CGPA at the University of New Brunswick.
Shri Neeraj Kulshrestha heads the regulatory functions of the exchange including membership compliance, surveillance, inspection, investigation, regulatory communication, investor services, listing compliance and regulatory legal.
At BSE he was earlier responsible for Business Development, Trading, Membership and Listing Operations and Development.
He has about 27 years experience in Capital markets, which includes Securities Markets and General Insurance.
Prior to BSE he was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley India for 10 years. He was earlier with National Stock Exchange and has managed various functions like Trading Operations, Inspection and Investigation, Futures and Options Clearing and Trading. He was also the CEO of India Index Services Ltd. and Dotex International Ltd..
He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Delhi University and a MBA (Finance) from Indore University.
Dr. Pawan Jain received his Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Memphis in 2013 and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Wyoming in 2008. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter holder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). He is also a Blockchain expert as certified by the American Institute of CPAs®.
Dr. Jain has authored several scholarly articles in leading finance and real estate journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Management, Journal of real Estate Finance and Economics, etc. He has won several awards and honors for his high-quality research and outstanding teaching. He has made over 200 presentations at professional meetings and has also been invited to present his research at several premier business schools, such as the University of Mississippi, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, Kolkata, and Indore), Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Wyoming, University of Memphis, and Marquette University, among others. Dr. Jain’s research has been featured in popular press and he has been interviewed several times by the news channels for his opinion on stock market regulations, Blockchain, and high frequency trading. He has also been invited to present his research at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Reserve Bank of India, and National Stock Exchange of India. He was also invited to serve on the state of Wyoming's Blockchain Coalition.
In addition to being an outstanding researcher, Dr. Jain is an excellent teacher. He has been teaching online since 2005. He challenges and inspires his students to find their passion and attempt to become a World expert. His coaching goes well beyond the classroom lecture experience. He travels with the students to leading global events and student competitions on investment research where students apply the textbook knowledge at a level that can help them secure the best employment opportunities in the field.
(a) Managing the entire business operations of EXIM Bank including Corporate Credit, Lines of Credit (LoC),Project Export Commercial Borrowing (ECB) – Bond Issuance in International Capital Market, HRM, Finance and Accounts, and others.
(b) Reviewed, updated and firmed up inhouse guidelines regarding Resolution of Stressed Assets in the Banks portfolio.
(c) Had a leading role, alongwith senior bankers, in practicing and implementing the newly framed Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) guidelines in India. Invited to speak in many IBC Conferences/ Seminars.
(d) Managing the entire business operations of IDBI Asset Management Company Ltd (a SEBI registered Mutual Fund). The AMC had floated both Debt and Equity Funds. Apart from overall management of the company, Fund Management strategies, including investment guidelines, investment strategies, Presentation to Investors/ IFAs, and marketing strategies, were framed with my active involvement.
(e) Chief General Manager (CGM) of IDBI heading
(i) Corporate Credit Functions,
(ii) Resource raising in the International and Domestic Markets and
(iii) Retail Banking.
(f) Probationary Officer in Indian Bank.
(g) Lecturer in Economics in an undergraduate College, Kolkata affiliated to University of Calcutta.
Advisory/consultancy assignments: Lead a team of Exim bank officials to deliver advisory services for setting up of Ghana Exim Bank and Saudi Exim Bank. As the leader of the team, I had guided our team in conceptualising and strategizing the entire organisational structure and roll out plan. I have lead and initiated all discussions of senior level officials of the Government, Central Bank and the respective Exim Bank.Career Highlights:
(a) An intense working, combined with Top Management experience (Whole time Director on Board for 8 years)
(b) Experience in Credit Financing and Resource raising both in Domestic and International markets, including Legal Documentation;
(c) Experience in Resolution of stressed assets and Insolvency cases;
(d) Experience in Fund Management and Capital Market Operations.
(e) Experience in Finalizing Shareholders Agreement and other Legal Documents for setting up JV Companies.
(f) Spoke at International seminars overseas on Topics Of Infrastructure Financing, Development Partnership & ECA financing; PPA model of Investment.
(e) Spoke at a number of seminars on Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, International Investments and Trade in Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata.
(f) Imparting training on various financials and regulatory topics to senior officers of Exim Bank and other Banks.
Mr. Naresh Kumar is a Postgraduate in Human Resources Management with an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and passed out his B L from College of Law in Andhra University and MA (Sociology) from the same University.
Naresh is currently associated with Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd as Group President – Corporate Governance after a long stint as Group President – Human Resources. Prior to this he was associated with Vestas as Director and Regional Head of HR for Asia Pacific Region. He was also associated with the multi-national Bayer Group in India as General Manager – HR. He has a varied experience of over 34 years in different facets of Human Resources Development and Industrial Relations moving from a strong Employee Relations role to a Corporate HR role over the years. He was also actively involved in handling the people related issues in mergers and acquisitions during his current stint as well as with Bayer and Vestas. His core competencies are in Leadership Development, Organization Transformation and Change Management
He has widely traveled across Europe and Asia Pacific and is exposed to the latest international concepts in People Management. He is a certified Coach and is also a Hogan Graduate. He is conferred with the honour of being among 100 Most Talented HR Leaders across the Globe by ET Now. He is also a visiting faculty to some of the leading management institutes. He is also the Chairman of Board of Studies of Diploma in Training and Development offered by Indian Society for Training and Development
Dhaval Dave is Stanton Research Professor in the Department of Economics at Bentley University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was also a John M. Olin Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, after completing his Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Dr. Dave's research focuses on the analysis of public policy and on the economics of health outcomes and behaviors, health insurance, and human capital. His papers have been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals including Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Health Economics, and Economic Inquiry, and his research has also been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, FOX Network News, AM 770 Radio, NPR, CBS TV News, and various other popular media. His current work includes studies on pharmaceutical promotion, welfare reform in the U.S., tobacco control policy, juvenile justice, and the economics of obesity and mental health.
Daniela Irrera (PhD in International Relations, University of Catania) is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania, where she teaches International Politics and Global civil society. She serves as Erasmus Coordinator, Deputy Dean for Internationalisation and Research, and Vice-Coordinator of the PhD Programme on Political Sciences. She is currently Visiting Professor of Political Violence and Terrorism at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
She serves as Secretary General of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP), President of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), member of the ISA Governing Council, Chair of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations, associate editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, editor in chief of the International and Political Studies (INTERPOLIS), co-editor of the Springer Book series on Non-state actors in International Relations. She is member of the ISA Robert W. & Jessie Cox Award Committee; Member of the Jury of the ECPR Hedley Bull Prize in International Relations, and member of the International Advisory Board, Shri Venkateshwara University, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Her simulation ‘Game of Peace’ based on conflict resolution and negotiation has won the competition on European teaching practices that enhance learning for international students (IMPACT Project). She has been Visiting Scholar at several Universities and Research Centres in Europe, US and Asia. She has been DAAD Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, EU Commission funded visiting scholar at the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Alberta, Canada; Associate Faculty at MUNDUSMAPP Erasmus Mundus program, IBEI, Barcelona; Marie Curie Fellow at the Universidade Federal de Santa Caterina, Florianopolis, Brazil; Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, expert of the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence against Terrorism, Ankara.
She is one of the editors of the The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy and has extensively published in the areas of International Relations and EU politics, dealing with global terrorism, transnational organised crime, civil society and humanitarian affairs
Mr. Suresh Gupta holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Science as well as in Law. He holds a Master’s degree in Management and was awarded a Gold Medal for securing first position in the University in the year 1981. He has attended the Executive Development Programmes by IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore, ISB- Hyderabad and AP Judicial Academy, Hyderabad. He has 37 years’ experience in the corporate world, both in private and Government including 25 years with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), a securities market regulator of India. He had planned and executed SEBI’s ambitious Securities Market Awareness Campaign, which was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in the year 2003. He was associated with various Committees of SEBI. He had actively contributed to formulate several policy initiatives in SEBI in areas such as Insider Trading, Front Running, Investor grievance resolution etc. He was the Head of Investigation Department of SEBI during the years 2013-2015 and had concluded several important investigations. Before his retirement from SEBI on April 30, 2018, he was working as the Chief General Manager in the Enquiry & Adjudication Department of SEBI, Mumbai and has passed several important quasi-judicial orders.
In connection with his work with SEBI, he has attended programmes pertaining to the Securities Market in India, USA, UK, Canada and Singapore. The organisations visited by him include the World Bank, US- Securities and Exchange Commissions, the Financial Conduct Authority-UK, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the American University and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
He has been a guest speaker to several organizations such as at IIM Bengaluru, CBI Academy Ghaziabad, Maharashtra Police Academy Nashik, Enforcement Directorate Mumbai, the National Institute of Securities Markets, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange and Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. He was also a Speaker at the IOSCO–Harvard Law School Global Certification Programme for Regulators of Securities Markets Madrid- Spain, at a webinar on 'Insider Trading- Compliance and Beyond' by the CFA Institute, the Central Michigan University-USA and the Wyoming University-USA. He has also attended securities market related discussions on TV and Radio in India.
Currently, Mr. Gupta is engaged in the Legal Profession relating to the Securities Markets. He is also a member of the Committees of a Stock Exchange as an Independent External Expert.
DR. AMITABH S. DUTTA
Associate Professor of Finance,
Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Amitabh S. Dutta is currently an Associate Professor of Finance at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida (Florida Tech). He has an entrepreneurial background having been a partner/director in and managed several business ventures in India.
His entrepreneurial expertise lies in manufacturing, inventory management and financial cost control and forecasting. Dr. Dutta has a B.Sc. (Statistics) from Elphinstone College, Mumbai; an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and a Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
His research interests are in corporate policy, investments, capital flows, and macroeconomic issues. Recently, he co-edited a book of research papers on the Indian economy with Dr. Kishore G. Kulkarni. The book is titled, “Role of Freedom in Economic Development of India” and is published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany. The book originally in English, has since been translated into German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, and Italian as well.
Mr. Anuj Ranjan is a career central banker. After passing out post-graduation in science from Patna University, he joined State Bank as a Probationary Officer and worked in the branch banking for about a year and a half. Thereafter, Mr. Ranjan joined Reserve Bank of India as a Manager. Mr. Ranjan started his career in RBI with managing operations relating to currency management. While he was associated with management of currency operations, he was actively involved in planning, forecasting and distribution of banknotes in the state of Bihar and North Eastern states. Mr. Ranjan then moved to HR operations and was associated with administration and personnel management at Kolkata Office of the RBI, one of the biggest regional office of the Central Bank of the country. Based on his efficient management skills, he was moved to Central Office of RBI to take care of pan India HR policies of the RBI. He contributed to several policy initiatives of RBI including Employee Welfare, Employee Compensation, Special Recruitments, Promotion and Placement policies to name a few. He was also part of the committees on manpower planning while he was taking care of HR operations at Central Office of RBI. He has been associated with policy making related to banking, non-banking and cooperative sector regulations in the recent past and is presently a General Manger overseeing work relating to FinTech, Central Bank Digital Currency, Reserve Bank Innovation Hub, Regulatory sandbox and other innovative banking technology related developments.
Shri Ranjan has been Associate Editor of the in-house magazine of the RBI – ‘Without Reserve’. Throughout his career of close to two decades, he has taken innovative steps to bring positive improvements in the functioning of RBI. Winning Gold has been his forte. In addition to be a gold medallist in Patna University, he has been keeping the tradition of winning awards. Mr Ranjan was felicitated as the best employee of the year by the then Governor RBI, Dr. Raghuram Rajan in the year 2016 in recognition of his exceptional services for the Bank. Shri Ranjan was part of the HR team which received the 'Khel Protsahan Purashkar' announced by the Government of India for taking initiatives in the area of recruitment of meritorious sportspersons in the Reserve Bank. Mr. Ranjan is a Leadership Coach and has been a speaker in several conferences conducted in the banking industry. He has been a regular speaker in various programmes on banking, HR conducted by NIBM, Pune besides other institutions of repute. He is an Assessor, with deep knowledge of understanding human behaviours and is a certified Assessor by XLRI Jamshedpur. He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He is certified on Big Five Personality Profiling as also to administer and debrief “Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI)” psychometric test by Cubics, Guildford, UK
Before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University in February 2003, Mukul worked in industry as a consultant and was involved in consultancy projects (within marketing and operations) with various organisations. He has been involved with a number of modules on the MBA programme (such as Strategic Management, People and Organisations, International Management and Operations Management). He was taken on various responsibilities on the MBA programme over the years (being Welfare Director, Dissertation Convenor and more recently he has led the programme as the Programme Director). He has had active involvement in the TNE operation of the university in various countries such as Oman, Bulgaria, India and Morocco etc. He is currently the Associate Dean (International) within the Cardiff School of Management.
Mukul has been involved in INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), EuSpRIG (European Spreadsheets Risk Interest Group) and AIS (Academy of Information Systems). He is also a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy) and a member of the Special Interest Group on ‘Internationalisation’.
Mukul is currently a Visiting Faculty and on Advisory Committee for Annual Research Conference at Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), India and has been on visits to State University of New York, USA as a Visiting Faculty.
Besides academia, his other interests are listening to music, playing sports (with a keen interest in Cricket) and travelling.
B. Tech. (Electronics and Communication Engineering with Honours), MBA, MSc (Information Systems).
His PhD was in the field of Spreadsheets and Risk Management.