Prof. PRATAPSINH KAKASAHEB DESAI
President Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi , Prof Pratapsinh Kakasaheb Desai completed his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration. He is pursuing PhD from Shivaji University. He is the son of Shri. Krantiveer Kakasaheb Desai the most sought freedom fighter.The Desai family rendered five freedom fighters to nation and he was raised with strong values and principles. .He has a prominent background of Social Reforms, Patriotism and Education.
Prof Pratapsinh Kakasaheb Desai is working on design and development of femur bone prosthesis research. He delivered key note addresses in India and abroad in conferences. Especially his deliberation on opulent Indian Education and its history is Highly Revered. He has Numerous National and International Research Papers to his credit.
Prof Pratapsinh Kakasaheb Desai has actively participated as member of All India Federation for Polytechnic Teachers Association. During his tenure in various organizations he was Instrumental in advocating the issue of granting pay band-4 to all Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges. Currently he is working on salaries to be paid by State Government to self financed Engineering Institutes. He is a member of various committees and task teams constituted by government of Maharashtra.
Prof Pratapsinh Kakasaheb Desai attended and Participated as member of Indian delegation on various International meets such as World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES),Global Engineering Dean’s Council (GEDC) in Countries like US, Argentina, China, Japan, Dubai, Australia. He is associated with numerous technical Education associations.
Prof Pratapsinh Kakasaheb Desai is youngest ever President of the prestigious organization ISTE, New Delhi, Past Vice President of ISTE, New Delhi, ISTE Executive Council Member for two terms, Member representing India in Global Deans Council, Chairman, Indian Engineering Dean’s Council, Convener, Maharashtra State Technical Teachers Association, President, Mouni Vidyapeeth Staff Association. He is a Council Member of All India Council for Technical Education; Member of Governing Council, Engineering Staff College of India; Member of the Advisory Committee for the Overall Curriculum Development Cell, IIT, New Delh
PROF. (DR.) MARIUS EMEKA ADIMMADU, JP, PhD, CPA (USA), FCIM (UK), CMgr (UK), FCCA
MARIUS EMEKA ADIMMADU IS THE CHAIRMAN, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT & ASSETS MGT. LTD., MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE ASIAN-AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (AACCI), PRESIDENT/CEO “AFRICAN CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS-ACEPA:” AN INTELLECTUAL HUB/THINK TANK DEDICATED TO POVERTY ALLEVIATION, PROSPERITY AND FREEDOM THROUGH INCLUSIVENESS AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE.
A SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SERVANT, AUTHOR/PUBLISHER, AND PROTAGONIST OF CIVIL LIBERTY, PROMOTING PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE IMPERATIVES OF ECONOMIC AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM IN AFRICA’S FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY, CORRUPTION AND ELITISM.
PhD – Finance and Banking; MBA – Finance and Systems; Bsc – Accounting and Economics.
Post Doctoral Diploma, in Political Economy, governance, and Digital Technology and Financial Economics.
Chartered Manager, UK, Fellow, CMI, UK, Fellow, NIM, (Nigeria), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Coy and Commercial Accountants, Member, CPA (USA), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Corporate Administration, Research Fellow, Brenva Institute, CO. USA.
WHO IS WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES.
DEANS LIST EUP. PENN STATE,
NATIONAL DEANS LIST, ILL, CHICAGO, USA.
WHO IS WHO AMONG INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS, ILL, USA.
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW, USA.
AMBASSADOR OF PEACE, UNO/UNPF
PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIVE WORK, ETC:
AFRIKAPITALISM: A Generic Model for Economic Freedom.
ECONOMIC DEREGULATION, GLOBALIZATION AND GROWTH- ISSUES, ETC.
THE EFFECT OF ECONOMIC DEREGULATION ON THE STRUCTURE AND GROWTH OF NIGERIA’S MONEY AND FINANCIAL MARKETS.
FINANCIAL MARKET LIBERALIZATION: NIGERIA’S ENTERPRISES VALUATION.
CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS,
FINANCE TODAY AND THE CHALLENGES TO DEVELOPMENT.
NIGERNOMICS: A COMPENDUM OF NIGERIA’S CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC CHALLENGES.
- FINANCIAL INTER-MEDIATION AND FINANCIAL ENGINEERING IN A FREE MARKET ECONOMY.
- Economics of Regional Integration (ABWA)
- Managing Diplomacy As A Means of Biz Strategy.
- Trio-crisis-Metrics of Poverty, Corruption and Defective Governance in Nigeria
- Economic Cost of Large Bureaucracy in Nigeria
- Digital Evolution, Digital Disruptions: Perspectives on Micro-economic Drivers
- National Economic Review
- The Impact of National Rolling Plan on Development,
- Over 120 Published articles, Opeds, Policy Position Papers, etc.
- Over 15 Television Appearances on topical national, economic and social issues: Policy Papers.
- Conference Speaker, etc on Poverty, growth and development.
- Managing Partner/CEO, Corp Dev. & Assets Mgt Ltd
- President/CEO, African Centre for Research & Policy Analysis- ACEPA
- World Bank Project Co-coordinator, JK Consultants,
- Director, Tomil Trust Ltd,
- Chairman, Graduate schools, Curriculum Dev.
- Chairman, National Committee on Economic Review
- Visiting Professor, Brenvsa Institute of technology,
- Visiting Scholar, Jubilee University,
- Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Assoc. Dean, FUTO,
- Accountant General/Head of Treasury
- Member-Central Bank of Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
- Tutor/Content Area Coordinator, EOP, IUP USA.
- JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, JP, (NIGERIA)
Edinboro University of Penn State, USA, Indiana University, USA, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Oxford University, London, Queens University, Canada, Duke University, NC, USA, Brenva Institute, Col. USA
CATO Institute, USA, Institute of Mgt Technology, Beijing, China, Gulf Fleming Institute, UAE, Harvard Business School, USA.
Founder, Dr. Marius E. Adimmadu Int’l Scholarship, Edinboro University, PA. USA, NAUTULUS FUNDS, Oxford, UK, Patron, Nigerian Economic students Assoc. (NUANSA), Patron, Our Messiah Int’l Chaplaincy & Ministry,
and Founder- St. Patrick’s Catholic College, Entrepreneurship and Dev., Centre.
Chairman, Global Knowledge Alliance
Presidential Awardee of Republic of India in 2003, Dr Anoop Swarup has over 35 years of distinguished professional experience In diverse roles as life scientist, administrator, peace activist, futurist, social entrepreneur and educationist. He is recipient of United Nations Economic & Social Council for Asia Pacific, Hon’ble Mention in the year 2000 and Global Environment Outlook Reviewer with the IPCC, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, Amrita Devi Vishnoi Medal in 2013 and Citation by the Zoological Society of India in 2014 for outstanding research & academic contribution in the field of Environmental Studies in 2014. Dr Anoop Swarup has worked, as Vice Chancellor of Shobhit University in 2008 and as the founding Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University in 2012. He has also worked in senior positions with the Government of India including Director and Commissioner from 1981 to 2007. Prof Swarup holds a Doctorate in Bioscience and three distinguished Masters in diverse fields and an MBA having secured first positions and University Gold Medals
. He has been a Fulbright International Exchange Visitor to the United States (2004), Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow (2002), recipient of Ausaid Fellowship (2001), recipient of NCERTs National Science Talent Scholarship (1971), UGCs JRF (1980), CSIRs SRF (1981) and Commonwealth Scholarship to Cambridge University (1981). Dr Swarup work on analysis of systems and interpretation of a hypothetical model of existence has been cited as a unique and multidisciplinary research on human interaction with the ecosystem, opening the field of anthropogenesis and futuristic studies on life sciences and the environmental from the perspective of human conflicts, political ecology and development economics. He has been a resource person and a Visiting Professor with Monash University, Australia, Lancaster University, UK, International Institute of Strategic Studies, Geneva, and WCO at Brussels, WIPO Washington DC, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and several other Institutions in India and abroad. He has authored several research papers and books notable being ‘The World of Money laundering, Commercial frauds & Financial Crimes’ and “Regional Economic Engagements And Free Trade Agreements: Analytical Insights and Policy Options”, World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore; ISBN: 13 978-981-283-915-2, 2009; Principles & Perspectives in Biotechnology, 2011; ISBN: 978-81-8283-148-3; Bio Innovations and Entrepreneurship’, ISBN: 978-81-8283-123-0, 2012. Prof Swarup is based in Melbourne, Australia and India.
Prof. (Dr.) George V. Antony
George V. Antony, Dean of FISAT Business School, Kochi, India is the recipient of the “Educationist of the year in Asia for revolutionary contribution in education award” (2016), “Innovative Academic Leader award” (2017) and “Indo-Nepal Harmony award for excellent vision and strategic direction award” (2017). Dr. Geroge has 22 years of professional exposure in the industry, academia, research and consulting. He is the first Post-Doctoral Fellow in Management from the School of Management Studies, CUSAT, holds a doctorate in the unique area of Information Security Management from VMU and Masters in Business Administration from BU at KIT campus.
Prof. (Dr.) Amitava Chaudhuri is a trainer, lecturer, international adviser and facilitator of trade and industrial growth, and overall economic advancement, especially for developing countries.
- He has worked for the United Nations, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and the EU, and for the Governments of India and Botswana.
- He has been the International Adviser for Trade and Industry to the Governments of Bangladesh, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Mongolia, Rwanda, South Africa and South Sudan.
- Areas of his expertise are:
- Agro-industry; Small and Medium Enterprises;
- Marketing; Increasing exports, improving market access;
- Entrepreneurship, creation of jobs; private sector growth;
- Ease of Doing Business, Competition;
- Planning, Policy making, Economic Diversification;
- Manufacturing; productivity; innovation;
- Skill Building, Training, Capacity Building, Project Implementation;
- He has experience of West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, The Caribbean, Middle East and Europe.
- He has a PhD in E-Commerce Applications and degrees in management and engineering.
- He has experience of handling all major products and commodities;
Dr. Chaudhuri’s interests are mentoring, golf, traveling and writing.
Dr. Mimi Ajibade LLB, MA, FCIS
Dr. Mimi Ajibade is a Member of Council Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Corporate governance expert & sinologist UK /Chinese corporate law. Coordinator Centre of East Asian Law. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Founder, Chairperson Intrepid Corporate Consultancy Ltd Mimi runs Intrepid Corporate Consultancy Limited which delivers multi-lingual (English-Chinese) geo-culturally focused corporate governance advice. In academe, she is a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and facilitates the Centre of East Asian Law.
She holds a PhD in corporate law and governance with a focus on China, from SOAS. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Mimi has held a number of senior roles as a corporate and organizational governance expert advising listed companies and not-for-profit organizations and has held senior management positions at Psion Plc, Paladin Resources Plc, and Manganese Bronze Holdings Plc. She has written both feature and technical articles on corporate governance practice. Mimi is proficient in written and spoken (Mandarin) Chinese, with conversational Yoruba and Hausa.
Julie Agbowu FMAAT:
Julie is a renowned Chartered Accountant, Director and Chief Executive of All Inclusive Training, UK, I am an ACCA and FMAAT qualified accountant, with experience of working in third sector organisations, as well as developing and supporting social enterprises. As Founder and CEO of All Inclusive Advice and Training, she has a proven track record in securing contracts and generating new businesses. Throughout her career, she has established strong partnerships with community, third sector, private sector, government, and international sectors. Julie’s business support and development expertise are multi-faceted.
President & CEO at Global Language Connections
Khadija has been an active leader and entrepreneur in the language service industry for the past 13 years. Through her extensive experience as a health care interpreter and trainer, medical assistant and former owner of an interpretation and translation services business, Khadija has helped many communities overcome linguistic barriers throughout Minnesota. A family experience where the proper healthcare was not obtained due to a language barrier led her to this exciting and important field.
In Khadija’s last company as CEO and founder she established a first class reputation for herself and her company in the field of language services. Her passion is connecting emerging communities and established businesses while creating winning solutions for all constituents. As a result she became one of the most successful, well-respected and sought after cultural and language experts. Additionally, Khadija has been an important member of the Interpreting Stakeholders Group (ISG), playing a key role in helping the ISG to mold the roster of interpreters for the state of Minnesota. She led the dialogue between health care providers, clients and interpreters that created standards Khadija has received many awards including, the 2013 International Immigrant Achievement Award from the Minnesota-based International Leadership Institute (ILI). Also in June 2013, Khadija was awarded the International Immigrant Achievement by the City of Minneapolis, Mayor R.T. Rybak, Governor Dayton, and The Latino Community for creating jobs in Minnesota and providing vital services to the minority community.
Prof. Alioune created in 1999 the AFRICA CHALLENGE Group, Africa who dares! in Casablanca, to offer African public and private enterprises and institutions a space to strengthen the capacities of managers and middle management, the private sector and the public, but also to share experiences.
The Group’s activities are structured around three business lines: capacity building, medical control of healthcare expenses, and publishing. Each year, the group organizes a forum of leaders, but also several inter-African forums in all management disciplines in Africa, Europe and Asia. The forum of the leaders is held at the Sorbonne. In 2009, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary, the leadership forum was relocated to Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the Group has organized two study tours in South-East Asia annually for African government decision makers, in particular, in addition to more targeted support missions. In 2012, the Group launched an African Business Journal devoted to the African economy and business. Today this quarterly magazine, which gives pride of place to business cases and collects the reflections of the continent’s leaders, is sent directly to 3,500 executives.
Mr GUEYE, a great Moroccan-African relations activist, regularly brings his insights on the ways of strengthening South / South relations on Medi 1, Jeune Afrique, RFI and other Televisions. He also gives regular lectures in Africa and Asia. Doctor in Management Sciences from Sorbonne University, Alioune GUEYE is married and has two children.
Dr. Paul Phillips, MBA PhD, FCCA, DipM
Professor Paul Phillips has served as Director of Kent Business School and Deputy Director) and has held academic appointments at Cardiff Business School and University of Surrey. In 2001, he was appointed to the Charles Forte Chair of Hotel Management, which was created by a generous endowment from Forte plc in 1986 at the School of Management, University of Surrey, UK.
Paul’s early business career was working as a qualified accountant and a senior management consultant with Price Waterhouse. Professor Phillips holds an MBA and PhD (Strategic Planning) from Cardiff Business School, and is also a qualified marketer.
Paul has specialised international experience for private sector, Governments and Government Agencies. Specialists projects include organising and delivering specialist financial services short courses for international organisations, such as the China Development Bank; digital strategy advice to FTSE 250 companies and Ministry of Defence; e-procurement advice to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army; hospitals; police forces; knowledge intensive businesses.
Paul has served as Chair of the UK Association of Business Schools (ABS) Research Steering Committee, and Member of the ABS Executive Committee. He chaired the 2010 ABS Annual Research Conference and the 2010 ABS Annual Doctor of Business Administration Conference. Paul has served on the Institute of Business Ethics Advisory Council, Westminster Business School Advisory Board and Founder and inaugural Chair of the ABS International and External Relations sub committee.
Professor Phillips has completed the Experienced Deans’ and New Deans’ Seminar Series, Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), International. He completed the International Deans’ Programme, Association of Business School/European Foundation for Management Development, and the Leading Change and Organisational Renewal Programme, Harvard Business School, Harvard University.
MR. ISHMAEL BALOGUN
PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN INDONESIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Mr Ishmael Balogun is the founder of Goldmine Global Group of Companies and her subsidiaries. He is a serial Entrepreneur, visionary business man and an idea generator. He is also a USAID/NEXTT NIGERIA accredited Business Development Service Provider. His passion is to empower Nigerians one family at a time and to industrialize his nation one city at a time. In relation to this, he has facilitated the establishment of over 100 small to large scale manufacturing companies all over Nigeria with specialty in the fast moving consumer goods.
This same drive has taken Mr. Balogun from simply empowering families to pioneering an industrial phenomenon in Nigeria-the Industrial Park Initiative- and the first to buy into this vision is the visionary governor of Oyo state in the person of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. The Industrialize Oyo State Initiative program was endorsed and approved by the Oyo State Government as a PPP structure to create employment for over 100,000 citizens and to empower a whole lot more. The pilot project is already getting the attention and interest of other state governments and international organizations like British Consul and General Electric. Even now, the government of Ghana has shown their interest in replicating the industrial phenomenon in their nation. A pioneering an industrial revolutionist Mr. Balogun has been a regular guest at CNBC bearing the torch of industry and entrepreneurship to the world.
in 2015, Union bank in partnership with Business Day sought him out as their headliner to facilitate market Access for Nigerian business men and women across several city states in Nigeria.
in 2017, in partnership with the Indonesian Trade Promotion Council [ITPC], Lagos, he led a delegation of business men and politicians from Nigerian to Indonesia for a trade mission at the 32nd Trade Expo Indonesia. This trade mission witnessed the presence of the Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo accompanied by several Ministers.
Following the success of the mission to Indonesia, Mr. Balogun was made the President of the Indonesian- Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry through a joint agreement by the Indonesian Embassy of Nigeria, West Java Chamber of Commerce & Industry & Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry(KADIN).
He led 30 Nigeria Business Men and Women to the 33rd Indonesia Trade Expo held in October 2018 in Jakarta
An active member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Balogun holds qualification certificates in the following: BSc. Geology & Mining, University of Jos, Nigeria 1992-1996; Diploma in Accounting, City University of New York (CUNY) 2000; Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management, Lagos Business School 2006; Finance & Risk Management, New York University, Stern; Leadership & Management, New York University, Stern; Leadership Training Courses, MLP Manchester United Kingdom.
Sajid Hashmi MBE
Charity Management Consultant,
fundraising; developing Endowments;
Corporate Social Responsibility.
Prof.(Dr.) RIPU RANJAN SINHA
Prof. Sinha is the Director General of Asia Africa Development Council (ADCO), born and raised in Bihar the Land of Gautam Buddha he holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier College of Computer Studies, Patna in India and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science Strategic Knowledge Management. Sinha attained excellence in research through QIP on “Business Informatics” and ” Research Methodologies” form IIT Kanpur and IIT, Mumbai where he developed an innovative vision for peace and sustainable Development. Two decades as a Professor and research administrator mainly at leading academic and research labs, as Vice Chairman Computer Society of India he came to be known as ” MAN WITH INNOVATIVE VISION”
Prof Sinha is the Founder of the World Academy of Informatics and Management Sciences and Founder President of Innovation Society (India). He made vital contribution in the framing of India Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium for the Promotion of Bilateral Relation among India and Africa. Prof Sinha is Secretary General of the Indo Global Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture. He is also associated with a number of professional bodies namely CSI, Brain Rhyme, AASGON United Kingdom, SMIACSIT Singapore , SIA Engg Hong Kong.
Prof. Sinha is the Country Director of Public Opinions International . He is recipient of several prestigious awards and Honored for Excellence to Promote innovate Culture and Made in India Initiative in conference/seminar/meetings in the SRI LANKA , BHUTAN , NEPAL, UAE , UNITED KINGDOM and PAN India. Presently he is associated with Rajasthan university.
Ripu Ranjan Sinha is an Entrepreneur, Businessman, International Human Rights, Peace and Development Promoter and Philanthropist. Mentor of PhD Research Scholars, Innovative Leader with SAP Consultants, and Quality Assurance Professional, Prof. Sinha is author of Numerous Books and Journals such as Don’t Kill Innovation.
Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury
A leading media academic, Prof. Chowdhury, Head Of School, School of Media at Pearl Academy, has spearheaded some of the finest media institutes in the country and taken them to newer heights.
Formerly the Director of Ramoji Krian Universe (RKU), strategically located within the Ramoji Film City (RFC) in Hyderabad, Prof. Chowdhury has also been a Dean at Symbiosis International University in Pune and Amity University in Mumbai. He also acted as the Dean of Whistling Woods International in Mumbai. Additionally, Prof. Chowdhury has been a Media Advisor with the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and the World Health Organization (WHO), India. Prof. Chowdhury is widely believed to have introduced the concept of convergence in media education. He has also supported and mentored a number of amateur movies, some of which went on to bag awards at national and international film festivals. Having made sixteen (16) documentaries while working for the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Nippon Foundation; Prof. Chowdhury has been more than active in the Green Battles (GB) seminars and conferences in the country and abroad.
Personal goal is to create a 360 degrees communication platform for the Indian diaspora through the New Global Indian media group where NGIs of the world can come, interact, share, learn and enrich themselves.
Also, through NGI Foundation, create avenues for talented educated Indian youths to become entrepreneurs and development sector leaders.
Specialties: Convergent Media Education
360 degrees content generation
Indian Diaspora issues
Civil Society Activism on good governance and green issues
Prof. Braj Kishor Gupta
Prof. Braj Kishor Gupta, Founder and Chief Mentor GiantStep, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India , Prof. Gupta is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, a well-known social scientist and a seasoned corporate trainer, widely respected both in the industry and academics for enriching and empowering lives. He has two decades of diverse experience in shaping professional minds. He has also featured in many national newspapers and TV channels in India. His professional credentials include the following:
- M. Phil, Double Masters, PGCTE & PGDELT
- Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International
- Certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, EILS, Texas USA
Jinu specialises in niche investment opportunities via a customised, creative, collaborative, informed & highly focused approach Jinu’s focus within SIRE is creating strategic partnerships on buy side, sell side, structuring, transaction management and funding. He’s also involved in deal origination, negotiation, deal placements and property financing.
CEO at MAISANDA & CO, CHARTERED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Accounting and Finance industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting. Strong business development professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Strategic Business Management from The Manchester Metropolitan University. Also on the Oxford University Saiid Business School Fintech Course. Ily is the founder and head of GIG9 Compliance & Regtech.
Doha Tahri -Director Strategic Marketing & Social Media.