Dr. Cristi Spulbar
Executive Director of the Banking and Financial Research Center
University of Craiova , Romania
Dr Cristi Spulbar is the Executive Director of the Banking and Financial Research Center (CEBAFI) at the University of Craiova, Romania, and a Professor and Habilitated Doctor on the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Craiova. Moreover, Dr. Cristi Spulbar was appointed Regional Director for Romania by Eurasian Doctoral Summer Academy (EDSA), Bulgaria (Varna). In addition, he is the Scientific Director of both the International Journal of Business Quantitative Economics and Applied Management Research (IJBEMR) and the International Journal of Core Engineering and Management (iJCEM), India.
Dr Spulbar has published more than 200 research papers in journals and conferences and has authored/co-authored more than 20 books. He became a Doctor of Economics in 1999 at the University of Craiova, with a Ph.D. thesis titled, “Optimization of Banking Management in Terms of Market Economy.” The presentation and defence of his habilitation thesis, “Research on Efficiency of Banking Systems and Monetary Policy,” have occurred in 2016, and after that he became a member of the University of Craiova’s Doctoral School of Economics, where he has supervised the awarding of Ph.D. degrees in the financial field. His current research interests include banking management, quantitative finance, financial markets, economics, international monetary economy, money and credit, and corporate finance.
Academic and Country Director
Darlo Higher Education, India
As a PhD qualified and recognised leader in higher education learning and teaching, Marisha is responsible for the ongoing quality assurance and strategic direction of undergraduate design programs and overseeing of academic and institutional standards. She has many accolades for her teaching and learning excellence including a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, is active in Academic Governance, and is editor and associate editor of a number of prestigious and well-ranked higher education journals. Acknowledgement of her leadership is evidenced through numerous national and international keynotes and engagement invitations, as well as development of, and leading design courses at international and world-renowned institutions. Marisha’s synergies with industry and the external community provide an informed input into academic programs and initiatives. Marisha has an excellent understanding and knowledge of Higher Education policy and legislation. Over her career, she has developed the foresight and business knowledge to succeed and she has earned the trust and respect of clients, colleagues and industry leaders alike .
Dr. Chithirai Pon Selvan
Curtin University Dubai
Dr. Chithirai Pon Selvan obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Pon Selvan has over twenty years of experience in teaching, educational assessment, classroom management and student relations. He has published 100+ research articles in international journals and conferences. He is a member of “Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)”, “American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)”, “Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)” and “Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)”.
He has received several prestigious awards in UAE including the following.
• “Teaching Excellence Award (2013-2014)” from Manipal University, Dubai
• “Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (2017)” from Road Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai
• “Dr. Kalam’s International Excellence Award for Education (2017)” from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Lovers Foundation, UAE
• “Distinguished Conservation Project Award (2018)” from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai
• “Alleem Sustainability Researcher Award (2018)” form Alleem Research and Development Centre, Sharjah
Mr Witold Mat
Senior International Partnership Development Consultant
Fort Hays State University, USA
Mr Witold Mat works with Trainers, Coaches and Consultants to help design/ build their own coaching and training programs.He also work with Early Years and Education Professionals and Consultants to help grow their business and make it more sustainable through optimizing client experience and customer perception. Mr Witold helps Fort Hays State University (FHSU), a public education institution governed by the Kansas Board of Regents under the laws of the State of Kansas, USA, establish partnerships with universities outside the United States of America for the purpose of creating cross-border education programs that lead to dual degrees . Mr Witold is a College Tutor and Assessor in Early Childhood Education, Child Care and School Play Work in the UK. He is also a Teacher Trainer and Lecturer with over 15 years of experience at Colleges, Universities and Education Providers in UK, Poland and Spain. His areas of expertise are: Child Learning & Development, Professional Development (ITT and CPD), Positive Parenting/ Pedagogy, Inclusion, Equal Opportunities, Enabling Environments, Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Safeguarding Children and Child Protection, Multiple Intelligences, Home and World Schooling, Classroom/ Group Management, Talent Management, and Entrepreneurial Education
J. Luis Guasch
Professor of Economics at University of California
Washington, District Of Columbia
Guasch works as a Consultant for World Bank, Asian Development Bank and International Monetary Fund, InterAmerica Head of the IP3 Academic Board, Arlington Virginia . His professional summary includes: Professor of Economics, Economics Department, and Public Policy School, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA (now Emeritus): Advisor to Governments (i.e, Uruguay, Mozambique, Peru, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Municipality of Maputo, Mozambique etc): Head of the World Bank Global Expert Team on Public-Private-Partnerships and Infrastructure (PPP) and Public Investments, The World Bank, Washington DC; Senior Adviser, Private Sector, Finance and Infrastructure, Innovation, Competitiveness, Industrial Policy and Mainstreaming SMEs, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.; Regional Adviser, Private Sector, Finance and Infrastructure, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C; Sector Manager, Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, D.C; Lead Economist, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DEC), The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Professor of Economics, Economics Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California; Principal Economist and Advisor, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC; Assistant Professor, Economics Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California; Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Economics Department, Bloomington, Indiana.; Instructor, Economics Department, Stanford University.; Instructor on Analytical Methods in Decision Theory and Production Theory, Engineering School, Stanford University;Research Associate, Department of Engineering Economics Systems, University of Barcelona, Spain.Experience: Over 30 years of experience advising Governments on multiple aspects.