ECMLG Biographies

Below are the ECMLG Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs


Dr. Martin Rich is a Senior Lecturer at Cass Business School.  His research and practice both centre around innovations in management education, and into how business and management degree courses can adapt to changing requirements

Dan remenyi


Dr Dan Remenyi specialised in research methodology and new technology. He was for more than a decade a Visiting Professor in Information Systems Management at the School of Systems and Data Studies at Trinity College, University of Dublin. He teaches Research Methodology and Sociology of Research as well as supervising academic researchers and works extensively with research candidates and their supervisors at both doctoral and masters level. He has examined both masters and doctoral degrees in a number of universities in several countries. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 books and some 50 academically refereed papers. He is published in all 4 of the ‘A’ rated Journals in the United Kingdom in Information Systems Management. Some of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Romanian. He holds a B Soc Sc, an MBA and a PhD.

Keynote Speakers


Dr Helen N. Rothberg is Professor of Strategy in the School of Management at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  She holds a PhD and MPhil from City University Graduate Center, and an MBA from Baruch College, CUNY.  She is on the faculty of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence and is principal of HNR Associates. She has published extensively on topics including competitive intelligence and knowledge management.  Helen’s latest book, with Scott Erickson, is Intelligence in Action: Strategically Managing Knowledge Assets, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012.

Mini-Track Chairs


Benny M.E. de Waal is assistant professor of the Research Centre for Innovation and Business at the University of Applied Science Utrecht. Benny obtained his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and bachelor and master in Psychology. In 2013 he received his PhD on the topic ‘User participation in BPM implementation’ at Utrecht University. Benny’s main research areas are the practice of user participation, the implementation of business process management systems, performance- and process management, business IT alignment, and business information management. His research has been published in several academic journals and he is reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He is also member of the program committee of the European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance (ECMLG).

Prof. Magdalena Iordache-Platis

Prof. Magdalena Iordache-Platis is Professor of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Marketing having more than 25 years of experience in higher education institutions. She is author and co-author of several books and articles dedicated mainly to university strategies and management. She has been involved in projects related to the labour market, entrepreneurship and quality assurance, as well as academic rankings. Her current areas of interest include academic leadership and governance, integrating practical placements in the curriculum, developing internships and extra-curriculum activities, industry-university connections and increasing graduates’ employability. At present she is vice rector at the University of Bucharest in charge of quality assurance, institutional development and business relationships.


Anu Puusa is a Professor working at the Business School in the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu campus. Her current research interest areas are cooperatives, organizational change, organizational identity, Organization citizenship behavior, paradigms and qualitative methodological questions. Puusa has published numerous journal articles and written four textbooks.


Dr Tatiana Gladkikh B.A., M.A., Ph.D, MCIL is a Senior Lecturer in Business Management and Programme Leader for the MSc International Business.  She holds a PhD in Area Studies (The University of Birmingham) and an MA in Managing Contemporary Global Issues (The University of Winchester). Tatiana’s research interests are focused on global identity, cross-cultural leadership, and pedagogy of TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages). Tatiana is an academic and linguistic consultant for the Edinburgh Business School (Global MBA).


Dr. John Politis is a Senior Academic of Business at Charles Darwin University, Australia, and an Adjunct Virtual Professor of Laureate International Universities- University of Roehampton, UK. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney; Australia. He is currently a member of a number of editorial boards, including The Leadership and Organisational Development Journal, The Electronic Journal of Management, Leadership and Governance (EJMLG), and the Knowledge Management Research and Practice Journal.