ICMLG Biographies

Below are the ICMLG 2018 Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference Co-Chairs

Dr Thabang Mokoteli

Dr Vincent Ribiere, is an enthusiastic and creative International consultant and professor with a passion for helping organizations solving their organizational knowledge and innovation management issues.  Founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA), of the Asian Symposium of Creativity and Innovation Management (ISPIM), of the KM Global Network and of the Creative Mornings chapter of Bangkok, as well as various innovative academic programs,  he has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences. He delivers keynote speeches and workshops at various International Professional and Academic conferences and has authored more than 80 publications.

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers have yet to be confirmed for ICMLG 2018

Mini-Track Chairs


Dr. Caroline Akhras is an Associate Professor at Notre Dame University in the Lebanon.  A business management practitioner-researcher, she has presented her research work in South Africa (2017), China (2016), Russia (2016), New Zealand (2015) and Germany (2015). Engaged in AACE conferences as researcher/ reviewer, SIG member and Chair across the USA and Canada, she also was a key speaker in Cyprus, Dubai, Bahrain, Malaysia, and Lebanon. Dr. Akhras sits on the editorial board of business journals and online educational platforms and plays an instrumental role as AACSB Standards Committee member, university standing committee member, educator, thesis advisor, academic advisor, mentor, and major contributor/reviewer of Pearson’s global management textbooks.


Dr. Serene Dalati is a senior lecturer of management in the Faculty of Business administration at the Arab International University, Syria. Serene obtained a PhD in managerial Leadership, Organizational Culture and Job satisfaction in 2008 which was preceded by a British Chevening scholarship to study for an MBA at Bangor University in 2002. Serene teaches organizational behaviour, leadership, culture and job satisfaction. Her fields of expertise also include Strategic Management, International Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurial Small Business. Serene has developed experience in Capacity building projects for Erasmus + programs.


Dr. Amol Gore holds a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management and Post-Doctorate (European Commission Scholarship). He is currently working as Professor of Operations Management at the University of Mumbai a/f Institute of Management Studies and Research, India. He has been a faculty member for many programmes in India and other countries including France, Finland, Denmark, Mexico, Italy. He is a member of editorial board of journals and his book in the area of operations management has been published by Cengage Learning.


Wafa Khlif is Professor of Management Accounting at Toulouse Business School, Barcelona, since 2010. Formerly she was Academic Dean of the Higher Institute of Accounting and Business Administration at Manouba University, a member of the University Council, and president of the Tunisian Accounting Association. Her research interests are in board director efficiency, corporate board roles, duties and composition as well as issues in the accounting profession. See has published in several academic journals including International Small Business Journal, Management International, Society and Business Review, and Journal of African Business.


James Lockhart is a Senior Lecturer at the Massey Business School, Massey University, Palmerston North.  He has extensive business consulting and executive development experience in Australia, New Zealand and across the Pacific.  James has published on doctoral education, strategy, governance, and productivity improvement (kaizen/lean).  A stream of empirical and conceptual research exploring the ‘black box’ of governance has been produced for both academic and practitioner audiences.  James is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and holds board appointments with two substantive companies.  He farms with his family north of Feilding.


Prof. Ana Martins is an Associate Professor of Leadership at the Graduate School of Business & Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa.  Ana’s research has been published in selected international peer-reviewed Academic Journals and she’s a reviewer for various international journals and conferences.  Ana’s current research interests are centred on the need for the humanisation of contemporary organisations and responsible leadership;  shared, distributed leadership and self-efficacy;  the nexus between human, emotional and spiritual capitals on organisational sustainability;  tacit knowledge, innovation and creativity in teams and communities of practice.