Prof Dr Irina Duscher
Prof Dr Irina Duscher is Professor for Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. She is Head of the Bachelor programme “Business Administration B.Sc.” as well as two Master programmes “Controlling and Management M.Sc.” and “Finance M.Sc.”. Alongside these topics, her teaching and research areas comprise Management Research, Consulting, Risk Management, Asset Management, Restructuring, Accounting, Auditing, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Business Development.
Prof Dr Giovanni Vindigni
Prof Dr Giovanni Vindigni, D.Th. is a renowned professor and Dean of Studies for Media Economics and Media Management, Digital Games Business, and UX-Design at DIPLOMA University of Applied Sciences in Northern Hesse. He has developed and led two accredited degree programmes and has taught extensively at various universities worldwide. Prof Dr Vindigni, D.Th. has received numerous academic and industry awards and holds multiple doctorates in fields such as Communication, Media and Information Sciences, and Theology of Media and Information Transmission.
Fernando Luís Ferreira de Almeida Ph.D.
Fernando Luís Almeida has a Ph.D. in the field of Technology Management from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP). He also holds an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and in Informatics Engineering from FEUP. He has around 12 years of teaching experience at higher education levels in the field of computer science and management. He has also worked in several positions as a software engineer and project manager for large organisations and research centres like Critical Software, CICA/SEF, INESC TEC, and ISR Porto for 20 years. He is a founder member of the International Association of Innovation Professionals. His current research areas include innovation policies, entrepreneurship, sustainability, decision support systems, and big data.
Prof Faruk Balli Ph.D., M.A., B.S.
Prof Dr Faruk Balli is currently working as a professor of Economics and Finance, Massey University of New Zealand. He also runs a mutual fund, the first Islamic fund in New Zealand, and is on the advisory board of different financial institutions in New Zealand. Professor Balli has been appointed by different organisations as short-term consultant for World Bank, Central Bank of Qatar, and Bank of Indonesia. Professor Balli has taught in different universities in Turkey, USA, and UAE. He has been ranked as one of the top 10 economist in New Zealand, got many awards, including Massey University Individual Research Award, Massey University Supervisor Award, and Massey University Research Impact Awards. He has graduated 12 PhD candidates and supervised 30+ Master thesis. Professor Balli has published more than 100 articles in renowned Finance and Economics journals.
Prof Dr Jürgen Jung
Prof Dr Jürgen Jung has been professor for Information Systems at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany since 2017. His main interest in research and teaching is in Enterprise Architecture Management and Strategic Process Management. Before that, he worked with Deutsche Post DHL (based Bonn, Germany) in various roles around process management, enterprise architecture, and software engineering for 10 years. He now also works as a coach supporting enterprise architects in local companies.
Jan Walters Kruger Ph.D., M.Sc., Hons. B.Sc., B.Sc., HOD
Prof Dr Jan Kruger is a director/ chair in five groups of companies. He is a professor at Global Humanistic University. Prof Kruger supervised 17 doctoral candidates and about 200 Master students to completion. Prof Kruger specialises in research methods and modelling, which prepares him to supervise candidates in most disciplines. Prof Kruger often supervises candidates doing interdisciplinary research.
Dr Shastri Nimmagadda
Dr Shastri L Nimmagadda is an adjunct research fellow at the School of Management, Curtin University, Perth, Australia with a focus on Business Information System research, healthcare, energy research and development, logistics, and supply chain management systems’ management. Dr Shastri is consultant to Oil & Gas industries in the areas of Exploration and Field Development. Dr Shastri mentors industry and academic professionals in the areas of capacity building and imparting knowledge necessary for academics and industry experts.
Dr Michael Raymond Underdown
Professor Michael Underdown FRSSA is a professor at the Global Humanistic University in Curaçao. He is also Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. Michael studied Law and Oriental Studies in Australia, Belgium, Portugal, and Germany and, in addition to academic appointments in Australia and New Zealand, has held research fellowships in the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, China, and South Korea. He has ongoing research interests in law, management, history, and philosophy. Michael is admitted to the High Courts of Australia and New Zealand and has practised as both a solicitor and barrister. He is a member of maritime arbitration panels in Malaysia and China and has headed a multilateral trade facilitation project for UNDP.
Prof Dr Lars Binckebanck
Prof Dr Lars Binckebanck serves as president of Hamburger Fern-Hochschule, a private university of applied sciences specialising in distance-learning in Germany and Austria. Previously, he worked as a consultant and executive in marketing & sales, was professor of (international) marketing at several German universities, and is the author of well over 130 publications on marketing & sales.
Dr Priscilla Schelp
Dr Priscilla Schelp is founder and CEO of her own start-up, bestselling author, and keynote speaker. She did her Doctorate in Supply Chain Risk Management and worked globally in risk and crisis management for the Big4 firms.