Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr. Andrew Ware

Director of Research
University of South Wales, United Kingdom.
Regional Director of Techno Camps.

Prof. Dr. Andrew Ware is currently serving as a Professor of Computing at the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom. He is the Regional Director of Techno Camps, an innovative and ambitious project that seeks to engage young people with computing and its cognate subjects. His area of research is on the use of intelligent computer systems to help solve real world problems. Andrew is currently working on Artificial Intelligence related projects with several industrial and commercial partners across the globe. Professor Ware teaches various computer related courses including Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Computer Programming. Andrew is also a frequent international speaker. Moreover, Andrew has successfully supervised more than thirty PhD students and has been an active participant in several international research and teaching projects.

Key Members


Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Rashedul Hassan

M.Com, DBA
Treasurer, North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Former Vice Chancellor, EXIM Bank Agricultural University
Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Rashedul Hassan currently Professor and Treasurer at North South University, Bangladesh. He had held important positions in the academic, administrative, banking, government, and diplomatic sectors. He held various positions at different universities, including Professor and Treasurer at Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, Professor and Vice Chancellor at EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh. ABM Rashedul Hassan worked as a Senior Management Counselor & Head of Research, Publication & Evaluation Division of Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM). He attended the 10th summit meeting 2003 of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Malaysia as a member of Bangladesh delegation Team. He was Deputy Press Secretary to the Honorable Chief Adviser of the Care Taker Govt. of Bangladesh and diplomat in the Labor wing of Bangladesh High Commission, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia as well. In addition, he was the Director (Planning and Coordination) of Privatization Commission of Bangladesh in 2002-03 as well as officer on special duty of Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment of Bangladesh in 2003. As an adjunct faculty he taught 'Service Marketing' in the MBA program of Jahangirnagar University and some other renowned Private Universities of Bangladesh.


Er. Anant Kumar Soni

Chairman and Prochancellor
AKS University, Satna (MP), India

Er. Anant Kumar Soni is an eminent professional and educationalist. He is a very good strategist an educator cum innovator. Mr Soni is the member of Centre for Education Growth and Research. He is the Chairman of Private Universities Welfare Association, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is an expert in information technology and enabled services. In person a very dynamic and helpful human being with a Golden heart. Whenever anyone needs him he is ready with all might to help. He is helping numerous under previledged students to fulfill their dreams. He is a source of inspiration and Positive energy for all. With a smile in his face and solution for every problem and played effective role during the peaks of pandemic.


Prof. Dr. Harshvardhan Srivastava

MA, Ph.D
Pro Vicechancellor (Development)
AKS University, Satna (MP), India

Prof. Dr. Harshvardhan Srivastava, being an eminent Economist of Central India. He is the Pro Vice-chancellor, Development and having additional Charge of Dean-Chief Proctor, Faculty of Management Studies, Faculty of Commerce & Financial Studies, Faculty of Spiritual Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of AKS University, Satna, MP. He is a famous economist and retired principal of government college. He is expert in micro and managerial economics. He has got vast research and teaching experience. He has held various administrative and governmental posts. He was appointed as a member of the task force constituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the implementation of the new Education Policy 2020, Government of India. Prof Harshvardhan has guided several research scholars at doctorate level and published several research papers and articles. He has vast experience to deal with governmental affairs.


Prof. Dr. Jaskiran Kaur

M.B.A, Ph.D
Dean of Academic Affairs
Lingaya’s University, Faridabad, India

Director, with 20 years of experience, holding a degree of MBA-PhD. A strong Visionary and Operations professional and also skilled in developing a complete ecosystem, annual planning, project management and new College establishments & affiliations along with outcome based education stipulated under NAAC & NBA accreditation. An active member of the Board of Studies for Management, with IKG Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, having a deep professional acumen and experience, and has been an invitee speaker at many domestic and global institutions. Successfully also connected Industry and International Institutions for students’ exposure to the future world. A dynamic professional with over 20 years of rich & extensive experience in Education and Strategic Planning, Teaching, Talent Management and Student Relations.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kausik Mukherjee

MBA, MA Economics, PhD Management, M. Phil Management,
Quality Assurance Service Certified, Dip. ECE
Associate Professor, HOD, Faculty of Management Studies
AKS University, Satna (MP), India

Dr. Kausik Mukherjee is expert in core Practices of Management, Training & Development, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Business Environment, Business Communication, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Macro Economics and Managerial Economics. He has experience for over 20 years in the Indian Air force. He is working as an Assistant Professor (Faculty In-charge) in the department of Management studies AKS University, Satna (MP) since December 2012. He is also the Member of publication cell of AKS University. He peer reviewed the complete HRM / HRD concern of Uranium Corporation of India Limited, Jhadugara, Jharkhand. He has many publications in renowned international and national journals. He was the keynote speakers and resource person in various national and international activities. Co-ordinated various FDPs, MDPs, conferences, seminars and workshops. Dr. Mukherjee has Chaired various national and international events. He is a life member of Indian Commerce Association, Indian Society of Training & Development, New Delhi. He is also editorial board of many journals and quality circle forum of India. Co-ordinator for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning courses of the university under mentorship of IIT Kanpur. He has authored and edited many books for management students.


Prof. Dr. Majid Rezai-Rad

MS Health Education, Ph.D (Health Care Management)
Visiting Professor, Department of Business Management
Islamic Azad University, Iran

Prof. Dr. Majid Rezai-Rad is presently visiting Professor of Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, School of Management, Iran. He has teaching experience on MSc and PhD courses in Healthcare Management and MBA. He is working as Freelance Writer, Professor, Editor and Researcher at Tehran Province, Iran. He is associated with Iranian Health Education & Promotion Association as Scientific Editor of Journal of Health Education and Health Promotion. He was also the Faculty and Researcher at IRI Police University, Tehran, Iran. He is the Scientific Editor of the journal Disaster Prevention and Management Knowledge (DPMK) of Tehran Disaster Management and Mitigation Organization (TDMMO), Journal of Iranian Health Education & Promotion Association, International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism (IJRTBT). Dr. Majid has published numerous articles related to the healthcare sector in national and international journals. Dr. Majid Rezai-Rad has a zest in popularizing science in different fields of studies like Health, Heath care Management and Health Education through his numerous academic writing.


Prof. Dr. Najla Shafighi

MBM, Ph.D, (Economics)
Professor, International Technology Transfer Management
bbw University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Najla Shafighi served as faculty member of Economics and Management at Lincoln University College, Malaysia. She was also the International Marketing /Business Development Manager at EduFront SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She also worked in International Marketing as Business Development Manager, Legenda Education Group, Malaysia. Earlier she was Sales and Production Quality Control, Salsali Marble Group, Iran. Dr. Najla is the Member of "Teaching club", conducting tutorial classes for students with educational need at Asia Pacific University, Malaysia. She is also the member of the campaign for collecting donations for orphan kids at the German-Malaysian Club. She has conducted many workshops for government officials from Bhutan and Bangladesh. She has many publications in renowned international journals and has attended numerous conference all over the world. She is editorial board member of International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism (IJRTBT) and Reviewer of international academic journals like Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Affairs and Malaysian Journal of Economics. Dr. Najla is attributed with several awards, Grants and Fellowship along with many Professional Trainings.


Prof. Dr. Pranam Dhar

Ph.D., D.Litt. (HC-Mgt.), D.Litt. (HC-Banking & Finance), Dip.
Acct. GDCA, Grad CWA, FIARA, M.Sc.(IT) (Part-I)NET, SLET.
Professor & Head, Department of Commerce & Management,
West Bengal State University, West Bengal, India

Prof. Dr. Pranam Dhar is a Ph.D. holder in Commerce from the Department of Business Management, University of Calcutta. He also received D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) in Management from Commonwealth Vocational University in December 2017 at World Management Congress; Kolkata. Dr Dhar, completed his master degree in Commerce from the University of Calcutta with 1st Class and passed both NET and SLET in year 1997. He has also achieved a Diploma in Junior Book Keeping & Accountancy from the Board of Commercial Education, West Bengal. Dr. Dhar has more than 19 years of teaching experience in various universities and colleges. He is also the Chairman and convener of Post-Graduate Board in Commerce &Management and Under-Graduate Board in Commerce. Apart from his main thrust area i.e., finance, he takes a lot of interest in information technology. He has authored Twenty (20) books and also more than hundred research articles published in different regional, national & international journals. He has supervised 20 M.Phil Dissertations of different candidates under Calcutta University, West Bengal State University and many other universities. Although a person of versatility Dr Dhar’s area of specialization include Accounting and finance. He has even written for major research projects and journals of international stature. He is also the member of Editorial Board of International Journals. Dr. Pranam Dhar has been bestowed with various awards from time to time to name a few he has received Distinguished Teacher Award from International Multi-Disciplinary Research Foundation in January 2018, received IBRF Educational Excellence Award 2018 for excellence in the area of Banking and Finance at Christ University, Pune.


Prof. Dr. Sasmita Rani Samanta

M.Com, Ph.D. in Business Administration
Pro Vice Chancellor
KIIT University, India

Prof. Dr. Sasmita Rani Samanta is currently donning the mantle of Professor of Commerce and Management and Pro Vice-Chancellor of KIIT (Deemed to be) University. Her areas of interest and specialisation include Organisational Behaviour, Human Development and Leadership. Her distingushed academic career is manifested in such distinctions as Ph.D (Management); a Stanford LEAD Alumna and Stanford Distinguished Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, USA; Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA, UK); and Fellow of Computer Society of India (FCSI, India). Dr. Sasmita is an ardent believer in leading from front with human- centric values. She has penchant for engaging in different social initiatives related to Education for All, Occupational Health and Safety, particularly for agriculture and construction worker, Indigenous entrepreneurship, to name a few.

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Prof. Dr. Sateesh Kumar Ojha

Regional Dean, Business and Accountancy
Lincoln University College, Malaysia
& Academic Director, Satya Sai Shikshya Sadan, Tokha, Nepal.

Prof. Dr. Sateesh served for 36 years in Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Management by teaching graduate and postgraduate. His field of interest is in Research, Teaching, and Training on data analysis with R, Python, Excel, and SPSS. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Information and Communication which is published in South Korea and some journals of Indian universities. He has helped more than 35 Ph.D. Scholars, more than 50 Masters and M.Phil students as main supervisor for their thesis. He has published 100 plus articles in National and Internationally. Various institutions from the nation and abroad have awarded Professor Ojha. Some of these are “Educationist” Award from “Pathasala Times”, Nepal, Plaque of Appreciation (Contribution Award) in 2014 at Taipei from International IT Applications and Management Society (ITEMS), Best Paper and Presentation award on International conference held in 2018 at Kathmandu. On the theme “Integrating Knowledge and technology for sustainable development” organized by DAV School of Management, and Best Teacher Award of Business, Occupation, and Technology 2019 by Municipality of Tokha, Kathmandu.

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Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Binti Dato Mohamad Zailani

M.Sc., PhD.,
Department of Operation and Management Information System,
University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Prof. Dr. Suhaiza received her MSc and PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University, England, United Kingdom, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. She is a Professor of Supply Chain with the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Universiti Malaya, and is currently a Director of the University Malaya Entrepreneurship Centre (UMEC) since Dec 2014. As a director, she is responsible for identifying attractive opportunities for the graduates to be excelled as an entrepreneur through her excellent industry linkage, both locally and overseas. Recently under her directorship, her centre has been selected as the best 20 entrepreneurship centres in the world for the ACCSB Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge. This challenge showcases how AACSB-accredited schools engage with business practice to provide students an opportunity to gain to core skills required to be successful in business whether that business is a start-up or a world-renowned corporation ( As a self-sustained centre in UM, she has created so many innovative and impactful entrepreneurship programs not only for the students but also to the communities. From all the success stories that she has achieved from the programs, she was able to market them to the agencies and communities as income generation to UMEC. For the professional qualifications, she used to hold a position as the Vice President of the Society of Logisticians Malaysia and holds the title of MlogM. She has been certified with Entrepreneurial Leader (ELP) by the Ministry Higher Education in 2017 and certified with Industry Foundation Programme (CIFP) in 2013 by the Department of Standards Malaysia. She was a visiting professor for Supply Chain Management (SCM) at AIMTS Universiti, Malaysia in 2013. She was one of the finalists for the Anugerah Pemikiran Dan Reka Bentuk Semula Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia 2017.


Prof. Dr. Swapan Kumar Majumdar

Ph.D (IIT,Delhi)
Professor of Operations Management,
Information Systems and Digital Entrepreneurship
Presidency University, India

Prof. Dr. Majumdar is an avid learner, critical thinker and a passionate teacher with track record of success in teaching, consulting, research and academic administration of world class organizations. Dr. Majumdar, a national scholar, has crossed many oceans and countries to quench his thrust for knowledge and emerged as a transformational thought leader. He did PhD in eBusiness Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; has an MPhil in Management of Software Engineering Projects, Imperial College of Science Technology, London, UK; along with an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems, from the London School of Economics, UK; a PGDM (MBA) in Business Management, from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a B Tech (1st Class) in Bio-Chemical Engineering, from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Yavana Rani

B.E. (Civil), M.E Structural Engineering, M.B.A(Marketing & Finance),
M.Phil Entrepreneurship, Ph.D (Services Marketing)
Associate Professor
CMS Business School Jain University, Bangalore, India

Dr. S. Yavana Rani is Associate Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Techniques. Since receiving her MBA and Ph.D from Management, Prof Yavana Rani has devoted her career to Research and Teaching. She also has a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering. She has 14 years of teaching experience. Dr. Rani has received Young Scientist Fellowship Award from Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology(TNSCST), India. She has completed her fellowship from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. She is the life time member in Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). Dr.Yavana Rani has completed a research project sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science and Research (ICSSR). She has published many research articles in Scopus indexed and Springer journals. She has presented papers in National and International conferences in India and abroad. She is the editor for many reputed journals. Prof. Rani holds many administrative roles such as Dean Student Affairs, Director Coordination for various activities. She has been project Director for Entrepreneurship Cell (EDC) sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), India. Professor has got funding for conducting conferences, International visit from various funding agencies like DST and ICSSR, India.


Prof. Dr. V.G. Chari

Assistant Vice President
Siva Sivani Institute of Management, India

Prof. Dr. Chari is a professional with rich industrial and academic experience spanning over 38 years. His qualifications include M.Com, Ph.D., CFA (ICFAI), CAIIB, DBM (IIB), DFS (IIB), and AIII (III) covering the areas of Finance, Banking, and Insurance. He was associated with a public sector bank over 18 years in various capacities like Manager, Faculty Member, Financial Analyst, and Investment Analyst. He also put in service as Director (Development) of a Private University at Bilaspur (CG). He has acquired his Ph.D. in Bancassurance (Banking + Insurance) – First of Its Kind in India. He has traveled widely abroad and made a presentation in international seminars and participated in business meetings with foreign universities in UK and USA. He is associated with Centre for International Studies. He is instrumental in bringing out online – Indian and foreign programs for the benefit of students.


Dr. Vishal Khasgiwala

Dean – Faculty of Business & Commerce
Atmiya University, Rajkot (Gujarat)

Dr. Vishal Khasgiwala is currently working as Dean, FOBC, Atmiya University, Rajkot-India. Earlier to this, he had worked as a CEO in POOJARA TELCOM PVT. LTD, Rajkot (Gujarat), INDI. Before this he was in Dean - In charge & Associate Professor, School of Retailing, Symbiosis University of Applied Science, Indore (M.P.). He had been awarded as a torch bearer by Educators Award - The open page in the presence of Hon. Governor of Gujarat for significant contribution in the management education. There are more than 30 international and National research papers & seven case studies publications in his credit. He has written various books on Management Information System, digital electronics, Product & brand Management, IT fundamental and PC s/w. He is appointed as a reviewer of “Journal of US-China Public Administration”, David Publishing Company, New York, USA. His research paper has been selected ICEEE 2016, International Conference of economic Education & entrepreneurship, Indonesia. He had co-authored & co-presented more than 7 case studies. Some of the well known contribution reliance fresh case study, which was chosen among best case studies at IIM(C) in AIMA convention and published in the book – Marketing Practices in developing Economy” PHI publication and foreword by DR. Philip Kotler. The TATA NANO case study was chosen among best case studies in AIMA convention called for presentation in Welingkar Institute, Mumbai.


Prof. Dr. Vitalii Nitsenko

Ph.D. in Economic, Doctor of Economic Sciences
Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
Educational and Scientific Institute of Marine Business
Odesa National Maritime University
Odesa, Ukraine

Vitalii Nitsenko is a well-known scientist in Ukraine, integrated into the general scientific research system of Odessa National Maritime University. He is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance. The department of Economics and Finance actively participates in the scientific life of the University, the students have repeatedly occupied high positions in educational and scientific competitions and programs, including under the mentorship of V. Nitsenko. He is a head of the Examination Commission for a comprehensive State examination and defense Bachelor's and Master's Degree thesis. V. Nitsenko has many years of experience in scientific work and cooperation on agribusiness issues. He also works as a Reviewer, a Member of the Editorial Board of the Different Periodicals, a Head of Special Session, a Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee, a Member of the Scientific Committee, a Member of the Organizing Committee, a Member of the Technical Program Committee, an Executor of the research topic, a Member of the Specialized Academic Council and others.