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Shilpi Banerjee

Doctoral Researcher

Shilpi is a PhD researcher at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Her research interests broadly are in the area of Organisational studies; Organisational behaviour; Business and public policy and more specifically in institutional theory; institutional change; CSR/ CSR communication/issues of sustainability and business ethics.…




Dimitrios Paschaloudis is a Professor at the Technological Education Institute of Central Macedonia. He studied Sociology and Marketing and holds a PhD degree in Marketing, University Park X Nanterre, France. His research interests include marketing, services in tourism and provision of e-services.

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Dr. Syed Wasif Gillani


Dr. Syed Wasif Gillani is a researcher at the School of Pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He obtained MClin.Pharm, PhD (fellow), Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Penang Malaysia.

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Dr. Said Taand EL Hajjar

Assistant Professor

Said Taan EL Hajjar is an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Ahlia University (Associate Professor in progress), and a General Director for Ahlia School in the Kingdom of Bahrain.…

Prof. Maha Elwassef


Professor Maha Elwassef is a professor in medical biochemistry. She has been worked in DNA damage, antioxidants and osteoporosis disease.

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Jorge Laguna-Celis


Jorge brings to UNEP 15 years of experience in intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder processes, global sustainable development policies and sustainable development – related governance. He began his professional career in the late 1990s at the editorial house Fondo de Cultura Económica in Mexico City. …

S. Susanti

Food Technologist

S. Susanti, obtained her BSc. from the Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University. She is now working in private sector as the food technologist.

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Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat

Professor and Chairman

Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat was appointed full Professor in Economics at the University of Oran in Algeria in 1992 where he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Chairman of the Scientific Council and member of the Scientific Board of the Centre of Applied Economics for Development (CREAD).…

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Tobias Thornblad


Tobias Thornblad is the CEO at Dermafol a Gothenburg based company that develops treatments for oral and skin diseases. He is also co-founder of Monocl, a Life Science Intelligence company guiding investors and business leaders to make informed investment decisions.…

Dr. Mai Mahmoud Samy Abdulhamid

General Practitioner

Mai Mahmoud Samy Abdulhamid holds an MBChB from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition from the High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria, Egypt.…

Reshma Bhagwandas Vaswani


Reshma Bhagwandas Vaswani is Research Assistant in the Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received her BSc in Biotechnology and MSc in the field Medical Biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.…

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Prof. Lukumon O Oyedele

Assistant Vice-Chancellor

Professor Oyedele is currently the Director of Bristol Enterprise, Research and Innovation Centre (BERIC) at the University of West of England, Bristol. BERIC is a multidisciplinary University Centre established to increase research funding and 3rd stream income generation through business engagement, knowledge exchange and grants from funding bodies such as Research Councils, Innovate UK, EU etc. …

Prof. B. Nathaniel Carr

Professor of Marketing

Professor B. Nathaniel Carr is the most senior member of the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University. During 45 years of service, he has held the titles of Professor of Marketing, Marketing Area Coordinator and University Institutional Researcher.…

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Dr. Hisham Abdelrahman


Hisham Yusuf Abdelrahman, a PhD holder and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), a VIP member in the worldwide Who’s Who USA Registry of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, is an experienced senior manager who leads H&H consultancy since 2001.…

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Dr. Radya Osman


Radya Osman MD was born and raised in Khartoum, Sudan. She graduated from Khartoum University in 2008. She is proud to be the first Sudanese medical graduate ever accepted for a radiology residency training position at Indiana University, USA, and will be starting this in July 2015.…

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Dr. S. R. Devadasan


Dr. S. R. Devadasan is a Professor in the Department of Production Engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.…

Dr. Samar M. E. Salem

Assistant Professor

Dr. Samar Mohamed El Maamoon Salem is an Assistant Professor Researcher of Child Health. Intervention trial to improve vitamin A status in children aged 2–5 years

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Indah Kuswardani


Indah Kuswardani is Researcher of Microbiology Laboratory, Food Technology, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. She is also Head of Center for Community Education and Development, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. She focuses on food processing and microbiology researchers.…

Dr. Ireneus Nwaizugbo

Associate Professor

Dr. Ireneus Nwaizugbo, is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He received his BSc, MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He has written many scholarly journals in Marketing and has over fifteen years experience, teaching in the University system.