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Prof. Indira Parikh

President

Antardisha (Directions from Within)



Prof. Indira Parikh
President
Antardisha (Directions from Within)


Dr. Ger Graus OBE

Global Director of Education

KidZania



Dr Ger Graus OBE
Global Director of Education
KidZania


Prof. Hong Hocheng

President

National Tsing Hua University



Prof. Hong Hocheng
President
National Tsing Hua University


Dr. Nimnual Piewthongngam

Director of DPU PRAXIS Center

Dhurakij Pundit University



Dr. Nimnual Piewthongngam
Director of DPU PRAXIS Center
Dhurakij Pundit University


Werbayne McIntyre OBE

Director

Digisoft Education Ltd.



Werbayne McIntyre OBE
Director
Digisoft Education Ltd


Hope Leyson

Education Director

The Laren School



Hope Leyson
Education Director
The Laren School


Hope Leyson is the founder/Education Director of The Laren School, an inclusive school for students ages 3-16. She is concurrently a lecturer at the Ateneo De Manila University, Department of Education. She holds an Master's degree in Special Education and a Post Master's de-gree in Advanced Studies in Education from Loyola University, Maryland. She is a Mon-tessori certified teacher for ages 3-12 years old from Montessori Institute of Atlanta and Washington Montessori Institute in the US. She is certified to teach at the Adolescent level through the training program of NAMTA, which was held at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA; and a obtained her certification as Orton-Gillingham Reading Interventionist from the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education in Minnesota, USA. She is a published writer/contributor to AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Journal Publications and has presented in several conferences and congresses in the Philippines, USA and Europe. Having been in the field of education for the past 32 years, she has taught in all age levels from pre-school to graduate levels. She considers herself a bookworm, a painter and a novice wood-carver.

Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam






Chairman - Board of Trustee

Central University of Science and Technology



Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam
Chairman - Board of Trustee
Central University of Science and Technology


Prof. Gazi Mahabubul Alam, FRSA, PhD is currently working as the Chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Central University of Science and Technology (CUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh. With a vision of preparing CUST as one of the top universities in the Southern Asia, he has been playing a very crucial role. In order to instil the factual concept of university with the sector of private Higher Education (HE), he is taking some well-timed decisions. Prior to his current appointment, Prof. Alam has worked as a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Malaya (UM). In addition to his professorial role, he served as the Chief Consultant of the Academic Performance Enhancement Unit. His key role as the Chief Consultant was to support the VC in uplifting UM global ranking.

Gazi received the award of Fellowship (FRSA) from the Royal Society of Arts. He also received the award of best scholar at the area of education economics and policy from the Science Digest in 2011. In addition to these, his paper on private higher education received the best citation award in the year of 2011 (http://archive.sciencewatch.com/dr/fmf/2011/11janfmf/11janfmfAlam/) from the Thomson Reuters (ISI/WoS). Prof. Gazi has published a significant number of ISI indexed journal articles and these articles have received a notable amount of citations.

Further to the MBA, in order to work in the area of Education, he later studied MA in International Education & Development at the University of Sussex. He obtained PhD from the University of Nottingham in the area of HE.

Pramod Tripathi

Asso. Director - Academic quality Assurance

GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL



Pramod Tripathi
Asso. Director - Academic quality Assurance
GLOBAL INDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL


Dr. Haleema Sadia

Principal

Delhi Private School, Ajman



Dr. Haleema Sadia
Principal
Delhi Private School, Ajman


Neha Haresh Sharma

Head of Inclusion

Raffles World Academy



Neha Haresh Sharma
Head of Inclusion
Raffles World Academy


Dr. Purushothaman Ravichandran






Dean of Postgraduate Studies

Fairview University College



Dr. Purushothaman Ravichandran
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
Fairview University College


Dr. Vimi Jham

Associate Professor, Marketing

Institute of Management Technology, Dubai



Dr. Vimi Jham
Associate Professor, Marketing
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai


Mohammad Chowdhury

Director, Centre for Energy Research and Assistant Professor

Department of EEE, United International University



Mohammad Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury
Director, Centre for Energy Research and Assistant Professor
Department of EEE, United International University


Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury obtained his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1997 and M.Sc. in Renewable Energy from University of Oldenburg, Germany in 2006 with the highest marks in the graduating class. He has the working experience in Bangladesh power sector for a decade [Planning and Design of BPDB &system control & grid circle of DESA]. He has established and the founding director of the Centre for Energy Research at United International University. Mr. Chowdhury has designed and initiated a course in Renewable Energy for the first time in Bangladesh for the undergraduate students of EEE department.

Shahriar has invented a novel dry fabrication process (alternate buffer layer) for CIGS thin film solar cell with highest efficiency at the time (2006) in Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research at Stuttgart, Germany. In 2016 one of his research project “Peer-to-Peer Smart Village Grid” funded by World Bank and IDCOL won the “UN Momentum for Change 2016” award in Marrakesh, Morroco in CoP 22 and “Intersolar Award 2016” in Munich, Germany. His another research project “Smart Solar Irrigation System” won the “Inter University Innovative Project Award-2016“ organized by Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh. Mr. Chowdhury was the supervisor of the finalist student project for the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, 2009 in Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA.

As a team leader he has performed the first two technical auditing of the Solar Home Systems installed all over Bangladesh under IDCOL program. He is the technical designer of the first ever Utility scale grid connected solar PV project of Bangladesh (Engreen Sharishabari 3.28 MWp, CoD- August, 2017). He is involved in designing Kaptai 7.4 MW (BPDB) and Sirajganj 7.6 MWp (NWPGCL) solar PV projects. He is also supporting RPCL for the development of their 250 MWp grid tied solar PV project at Mollahat, Bagerhat. So far he has designed more than 28 solar diesel hybrid minigrids for rural electrification.

As a power & energy sector expert he has drafted the Net Metering Guidelines for Bangladesh and was involved in projects like Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100, Bangladesh Energy and Emission Modeling 2050, Supporting implementation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP), Bangladesh off grid energy sector assessment, etc. He has working experience in projects funded by World Bank, UNDP, ADB, DFID, EPSRC, DECC, GIZ, kfW, JICA, GoB, IDCOL etc. He has developed a Solar PV minigrid laboratory at his University by the grant support from the World Bank. Mr. Chowdhury has jointly initiated a bi-yearly International Conference on Renewable Energy (www.icdret.uiu.ac.bd), this is first conference of its’ kind in Bangladesh. He is the author of more than 45 book articles, journal papers and conference proceedings. He has working and project experience in Bangladesh, Germany, UK, Kenya and Nigeria. He is the Member of Expert Panel of IEC for Systems Evaluation Group (SEG 4) on "Low Voltage Direct Current Applications“.

Ghaida Rawashdeh

Head of General Education

Al Falah University



Ghaida Shafiq Al Rawashdeh
Head of General Education
Al Falah University


Ms. Ghaida S. Al Rawashdeh is the Head of General Education Department and the Director of the English Language Center at Al Falah University since its inception in 2015. Ms. Al Rawashdeh is an active member of the University Council , the Advisory Board for the Website and Social Media Committee, the Quality Assurance Committee, Audit Committee and the Timetable Committee too. She chaired the Course File Committee and the Audit Committee in 2016- 2017 and was the emcee for the university’s International Conference in 2017.Currently, Ms. Al Rawashdeh is chairing the university’s Students Innovation Club and has supervised many of the students projects which were supported by several governmental organizations such as Mohammed bin Rashid smart majlis.

She obtained her BA degree in English Languages and Literature from University of Jordan and then proceeded to take her postgraduate education in Brunel University in London, United Kingdom where she received her MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture in 2010.

Ms. Al Rawashdeh is also a devoted volunteer to causes she believes in. She is particularly passionate about working with children and empowering women.

Thian Ai Ling

General Manager, afterschool & Deputy General Manager

My First Skool, NTUC First Campus



Thian Ai Ling
General Manager, afterschool & Deputy General Manager
My First Skool, NTUC First Campus


Ms Thian Ai Ling is the Deputy General Manager of My First Skool (MFS) by NTUC First Campus, a network of 136 childcare centres (to-date) in Singapore, and the General Manager of afterschool, a school-based student care service in primary schools offered by NTUC First Campus, aimed at meeting working families’ demand for reliable, quality after-school care. At MFS, Ms Thian leads and develops systems for quality assurance and practice leadership. She had initiated various quality-improvement/change-management initiatives, e.gs. K-to-Primary transition, technology strategic mapping, niches’-development with partners and agencies, inter-generational programming and others. She also coaches her team of Area Directors, Cluster Quality Managers and Centre Principals on Systems Thinking, Strategic Planning and Leadership. Before joining the pre-school sector in 2015, Ms Thian spent 18 years with the Ministry of Education, Singapore and had last held the posts of Cluster Superintendent and Principal with the Ministry of Education. She holds a Master from Columbia University (Teachers’ College), USA, a Post-Grad Diploma in Education with the National Institute of Education (NIE) and a BA (Hons) with the National University of Singapore. She was a recipient of the national Outstanding Youth in Education (OYEA) Award in 2001 and the Lee Kuan Yew’s Valedictorian Award at the 2008 National Institute of Education’s Leaders in Education Programme.

Sarah R Dayal

Head of Inclusion Senior School

Repton School



Sarah R Dayal
Head of Inclusion Senior School
Repton School


Sarah R Dayal (M.A Psychology; B.Ed; CCET; Member BPS) is the Head of Inclusion in the Senior School at Repton Dubai and is responsible for inclusive support of students with SEND, EAL and the AGT students. She conducts Educational assessments for students who have learning challenges and supports students to access the curriculum through a bespoke strategic intervention plan for each student with a learning difference.
Sarah has more than 30 years of teaching experience both in the Junior and Senior School. Her teaching and learning journey has evolved from teaching at Junior School, Secondary school, creating a developmental subject, being Counsellor for students, teaching Psychology and Child Development to IB, AS classes and being an Educational Psychologist. As a subject specialist in IB Psychologyshe is a workshop leader, examiner and enjoys conducting Professional development workshops.
She enjoys everything to do with ‘Psychology in action’.

Josephine Tan

TJ Education Consultancy



Josephine Tan
TJ Education Consultancy


Josephine Tan, an education consultant of TJ Education Consultancy (Singapore). She is the founder of Learning Hands Preschool (Indonesia) and an executive principal of Sekolah Bina Persada (Bandung, Indonesia). SBP is a private school that provides education program from grade 1 through 12.

Josephine has 30 years of experience in the education industry out of it 20 years as an education leader. She was based in Singapore and China before and currently is based in Indonesia. She had worked in Jakarta and Bandung cities.

Her education background includes a Master in Education Leadership (Australia), Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (Australia) and a Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (Singapore).

Marion Hopfgartner

Speaker

Educationalist and Writer on educational & the TLI-paedagogics



Marion Hopfgartner
Speake
Educationalist and Writer on educational & the TLI-paedagogics


Marion Hopfgartner is an:
• Remarkable Speaker
• Author of 7 books (ages 1-12)
• Inspiring Educationalist and
• International Consultant for K-12
• The Developer of the TLI-Pedagogics

The speeches:
Her talks include ideas such as:
How do we:
•  reduce anxiety, depression and stress from children?
•  increase performance and motivation in children?
•  reduce dropout rates?
•  reduce burnout in teachers?
•  create children friendly environments?
•  Upgrade Education to an innovative modern education system?

The Expert:
The combination of
•  Her more than 20 years of practical experience in the work with children of a broad age group (1 – 15 years).
•  Being a leader of an educational institution
•  Being in personal management responsible for 1400 employees of various service professions
•  Developing many training and educational curriculums as wells as concepts for curriculums
•  Consulting for educational institutions like daycares, preschools, learning groups and schools
•  Her many travels and visits of educational institutions around the globe, and the study of modern neurologists and their finding •  Empiric research through which she developed TLI-Pedagogics

… led her to the understanding, that education needs an upgrade. Her Lelek- Academy (approved by the Austrian government) in Vienna now trains teachers, preschool teachers, educators and caretakers in the innovative modern TLI-Pedagogics.

In 2015, Marion Hopfgartner received the Certificate as an Ambassador of Peace from the Universal Peace Federation, which honored her active promotion of social competence in education and recognized this as an important part of creating Global Peace.

Pauline Ho

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business

Curtin University, Malaysia



Pauline Ho
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business
Curtin University, Malaysia


Dr.HoPoh Ling is the Associate Professor, Accounting in the Faculty of Business at Curtin University, Malaysia. She is a fellow CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant, Malaysia. Accounting is her academic pursuit from Undergraduate till PhD. She is fascinated by accounting that is capable of communicating a company’s economic information to various user groups. It is the language of business that all concerned stakeholders speak and listen. She has been in the academia for 18 years.She passionately develops teaching pedagogies that are appropriate to teaching accounting students.She also supervises higher degree by research students in the areas of sustainability reporting, board diversity, financial literacy, corporate governance and informal entrepreneurship. Prior to working as an academic, she worked in a Big Four accounting firm and an investment bank in Malaysia. She secured a number of research grants from external research agency, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Local Government. Besides teaching and research, she engages with small and medium enterprises actively as she recognises the importance of developing SMEswho assume important role in generating employment and contributing to the economic development of a country.She aspires to champion social entrepreneurship for the benefit of mankind.

ANNE LIM HEE EAN

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER

ACE ED-VENTURE GROUP



ANNE LIM HEE EAN
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER
ACE ED-VENTURE GROUP


In 1995, Anne set off to change the learning paradigm for school students by incorporating methods that engage the many facets of learning into her very own curriculum called the ACE Ed-Venture programme. This 21st century approach has gone on to develop confident, creative, innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial future-ready students. Today, ACE Ed-Venture has multiple learning centres and two international schools to its credit: Sri Emas International School and Dwi Emas International School (Malaysia’s first entrepreneurial school) - both listed under Cambridge Strategies’ Innovation 800 as “Best-Practice Pioneers”.

In 2016, Anne and team released ChemCaper, the world’s first (and award-winning) Chemistry Role-playing Game so students can actually have fun learning the subject on a platform they love. Anne continues to share her love for education on local and world stages which included TEDxKL and SLUSH-XcitED Finland. In the same year, she was named Woman of the Year by Her World Magazine. In 2017, she clinched the Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Platinum Award for Best Employer at the STAR Outstanding Business Awards, and was also inducted as a member of Endeavor Global. After 32 years in education, Anne still teaches and continues in pushing the boundary beyond classrooms.

Dr. Hazim Nijaidi

Associate Professor - School of Architecture & Interior Design

Canadian University Dubai



Dr. Hazim Rashed Al Nijaidi
Associate Professor - School of Architecture & Interior Design
Canadian University Dubai


Dr. Al-Nijaidi holds a PhD in Architectural Design from Oxford-Brookes University, UK, and an MPhil, also from Oxford-Brookes, in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture & Planning - University College London, UK. He also obtained a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq. Since 1985, he has taught architecture, Interior Design and Design in Iraq (University of Technology - Chair of Graduate Studies), Jordan (Applied Science University – Chair of Architecture), Canada (Ontario College of Art & Design and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced learning) and the UAE and has supervised Master and Ph.D. theses. The last service at the Canadian University Dubai started in 2010 and included the assignments of a Chair of Architecture and later the Dean of the School of Architecture & Interior Design. He has also published numerous refereed papers and publications and worked extensively on Curriculum development and in architectural consultancy focusing on Briefing and Concept Design. He is a member of the Royal Architects Institute of Canada.

Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal

Professor & DEAN, FLAME SCHOOL of BUSINESS

FLAME UNIVERSITY



Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal
Professor & DEAN, FLAME SCHOOL of BUSINESS
FLAME UNIVERSITY


Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal is currently Professor and Dean of FLAME School of Business, FLAME University.

Professor Uniyal comes with rich and varied experience of more than 20 years in premier academic institutions and industry. His last assignment was with IIM Kashipur as Assistant Dean where he headed the Dehradun campus and managed the complete spectrum of Executive Education. He was one of the founding faculty members of IIM Kashipur and was instrumental in scaling up its operations, create the industry and global outreach. In an academic career spanned over two decades, Professor Uniyal taught at premier Business Schools like MICA, Ahmedabad, SPJIMR, Mumbai and SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai where as the founding faculty and HOD he helped set up the Dubai campus and ran its operations for first two batches.

At MICA he was instrumental in creating two programmes, PG Diploma in Retail Communications Management and PGPCMX (a programme for working executives). After his stints in MICA and SPJIMR, he took an interesting assignment to create a new business school from scratch at Himachal Pradesh as the Founding Dean and started Chitkara Business School.
He did many experiments including creation of first student led business incubator Walk The Talk !
Before joining IIM Kashipur in the founding faculty group, Professor Uniyal was part of O P JINDAL Global University as the Founding Assistant Dean of JINDAL Global Business School. He created the business school as a greenfield project, recruited faculty members from around the world and ran its operations for three years.

In the past he had been invited by Govt. of India to serve as Professor of Management in India's premier Academy LBSNAA, Mussoriee to train India's Civil Servants. He was also nominated by Govt. of India as national expert in Retailing in Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo.

Professor Uniyal serves on the board of Braithwaite & Co Ltd, a CPSE in the Ministry of Railways as an Independent Director. He is also an Hon. Chairman of the Advisory Board of social enterprise RANMIR Foundation working in the space of handloom fashion across 7 states. He also serves on the Board of Management of leading academic institutes in Uttarakhand and is on the advisory boards of few start-up firms of his ex-students and mentors them regularly.

Over the years he has been invited to deliver keynotes lectures and conduct workshops and corporate training programmes across US, UK, Middle East, Japan, China, South East Asia and India. As a visiting faculty he has taught at many top business schools across India and abroad. He incubated two companies of his students in the past and ran businesses in retailing and analytics. He is mentor and advisor for many young start-ups. Before he started his academic career, Professor Uniyal dabbled in Radio, advertising and retailing.

Manoj Kumar jha

Professor

National Institute of Industrial Engineering ( NITIE )



Manoj Kumar jha
Professor
National Institute of Industrial Engineering ( NITIE )


Dr. Manoj.K.Jha isan Electrical Engineer from VisvesvarayaRegional College of Engineering- Nagpur (VNIT- Nagpur ), MBA ( Marketing ) and Ph.D.in Information Systems. His specialization is B2B Marketingfor Management course and Software Engineeringfor M.Tech course.Prof. Jha is working as Professorin “National Institute of Industrial Engineering ( NITIE )” Mumbai, Under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India .He has more than 25 years of Post Graduate Teaching Experience in NITIE. He has published many research papers in National and international Journals. Also, he has attended many International Conferences out side India and presented his research papers . His research papers can be seen on Research Gate.

Kindly visit https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Manoj_Jha6 .

He has vast experience in Academic Administrationalso.Prof. Jha was Director of a B-School in Mumbai. He has co-authored a book in “Service Quality “.Prof. Jha was Instrumental in arranging A Memorandum Of Understanding ( MOU )between NITIE , Mumbai and EC-Lille, France.

Dr. Md Shafiqul Bari

Professor, Department of Agroforestry and Environment

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University



Dr. Md Shafiqul Bari
Professor, Department of Agroforestry and Environment
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University


Prof Nordin Yahaya, PhD

Pro Vice Chancellor (International)

UTM International, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia



Prof Nordin Yahaya, PhD
Pro Vice Chancellor (International)
UTM International, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Dr Nordin is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) where he is responsible of planning, strategising and executing the internationalisation policies and initiatives as well as global reputation at UTM. Currently, he is the Chairman for Malaysia Network of International Directors (MUNID), a member of the Board of Directors of Asia Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE), the Advisory Board of Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching (SALT) Network and a member of the Operational Board of the World Technological Universities Network (WTUN).He has vast experience in managing and recruitment of international students, managing international mobility for students and in formulating internationalisation policies and guidelines. He has been entrusted by UTM to participate and speak in many international forums and conferences related to international education and globalisation of higher institutions of learning. He has received many recognitions including the Global Academic Excellence Awards 2017 by the Amity University, India.

Nordin graduated with BE (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Salford University (1988), MSc. in Offshore Engineering from Cranfield University (1992) and PhD in Civil and Offshore Engineering from Heriot–Watt University, United Kingdom (1999).He has been with UTM since 1988. At UTM, he has performed several senior administrativeresponsibilitiesincluding the Senior Director for UTM International Affairs, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Senate Member, Deputy Director for the University Marketing. He has served at other positions such as theManager ofInternational Students Affairs,Deputy Dean and Head of Department at UTM.Currently, he is a Professor in Structural Engineering, and Head of Research in Structural Integrity at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia (UTM) and has published more than 100 papers.



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