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 Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Programme at Bayes Business School, City, University of London.  His interests centre around how best to educate students for an uncertain and unpredictable world in the future, and at a broader level the changing role of management education and the requirements placed on it.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Pumela Msweli is CEO and Executive Dean in the Graduate School of Business Leadership at the University of South Africa. She obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter; an MPhil in Development Finance from Stellenbosch University. Msweli is a Certified Integral Coach, and an accomplished scholar with  extensive leadership experience across multiple geopolitical settings.

Jeffrey Ridley has been a visiting professor of auditing and corporate governance since 1991, with now visiting chairs at three universities in the United Kingdom.  â€“ the first at London South Bank University since 1991, teaching and researching auditing, sustainable assurance and governance, followed by Birmingham City University and in 2013 Lincoln International Business school.   Before his now 32 year academic career he worked in two major US global manufacturing and distribution companies for thirty years as an internal auditor, accountant and senior manager, following ten years working as a government auditor in Nigeria, West Africa. He has been a member of the now Chartered Governance Institute since 1967 and was the first President of The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors-UK 1975, affiliated with The Global Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. USA.   He has published many research papers and articles on auditing and governance and authored three books and many Chapters in other books.   His first in 1998, second in 2008 and third book on creativity and innovation in auditing was published in 2018.    He has presented papers at many conferences and participated in seminars on all aspects of governance in a variety of organisations.    His current interest and research is in sustainability reporting, board effectiveness across all sectors, audit committees and still professional internal auditing.   This year he has been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in Accounting by examination at the University of Lincoln.  His Thesis – From Good Governance to Sustainability (ESG)Reporting).

Mini-Track Chairs

Prof Teresa Dieguez, Specialist on Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal. After her studies in Economics, Teresa worked for several years in the automotive industry. She founded her first company in 1995 and in 2007 she took a Master's in Innovation and Technological Transfer. Nowadays Teresa is a professor and a co-promotor of different businesses and activities. She is a Social Judge, and she is taking her PhD in Social Sustainability and Development. She believes that innovation is a good way to improve sustainable development.

Prof Isabel Ferreira, PhD in Information Technologies and Systems from the University of Minho, Portugal. Research collaborator in the group Information Systems and Technologies for the Transformation of Organizations and Society (ISTTOS), of the Algoritmi Center, University of Minho. Member of the organization of several national academic seminars and conferences, and reviewer of several international conferences and journals. She belongs to a choir, o Coro En´Encanto.

Dr Elisabete Fialho  is a Public service worker in presidency of the council of ministers. Degree in management. Master in public administration and frequency in Public Policy PhD.

Ovidiu Gavrilovici PhD in Psychology, Asociate professor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iasi, Romania. He is developing a lot of national and international projects; Co-chair of ICAPES international conference; International Narrative Approach Expert.. He wrote Books chapters and articles on his main research fields – Psychological and Educational Counseling and Narrative Approach

Dr Tatiana Gladkikh  is Lecturer in Management at the University of Aberdeen Business School.  As an academic and consultant, she has worked the UK, Russia, Europe and the Middle East. Her research is focussed on leadership, cross-cultural issues in the global business environment and luxury end of tourism. Her latest publication is Luxury Yachting: Perspectives on Tourism, Practice and Context (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022) Dr Gladkikh is an associate editor of The Journal of Management Development. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL).

Prof Paula Loureiro, PhD student in Business Sciences, with several publications in the areas of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior. Paula has been teaching in Higher Education since 1998, having taught various curricular units in management for undergraduate and master's degree courses. Experience in coordinating disciplinary areas of the Management Department. Research interests: Career Management, Skills management, Equal opportunities and diversity management.

Elena Seghedin, PhD in Ethics from 2010 with a Thesis on Professional Ethics of teachers; member of the teaching and research staff of the Education Sciences Department at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iasi in Romania. Her main research interest in which she wrote books and articles are Critical and Reflective Thinking on Teachers Education, Ethics in Education, Educational Leadership.

Dr Maria José Sousa is Pro-Rector for the Development of Distance Learning and professor and researcher at ISCTE/Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She was a Senior Researcher at the GEE of the Ministry of Economy, responsible for Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship Policies, and Knowledge and Skills Manager at AMA, IP. She has co-authored more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is a guest editor for more than 5 special editions of Elsevier and Springer.

Dr Joao Alexandre Lobo Marques is Associate Professor - University of Saint Joseph/USJ, Macau SAR, China. Head of the Laboratory of Applied Neurosciences. Head of the Department of Business Administration. Coordinator for the MBA. Research Coordinator. Visiting Associate Professor Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technologies (SIAT). Member of the Board of Advisors - Master in Global Marketing Management - Boston University Metropolitan College. Author of 9 books.  Research interests: Applied Neurosciences, Neuromarketing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Big Data, Business Analytics and Applied Mathematics.

Dr Ana Maria da Palma Moreira, PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology, done at ISPA-Instituto Universitário. Professor of Curricular Units of Human Factors I, Human factor II, Organisational Behaviour I, Organizational Psychology I, Organizational Psychology II, Statistical Analysis I  and Statistical Analysis II at ISPA-Instituto Universitário, in Lisbon. 

Dr Fred H. Strønen is associate professor at Oslo Business School, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University. He has a Ph.D. within strategy and organization from Copenhagen Business School and Norwegian School of Management, and he likes teaching. Strønen has published in various international journal on topics as business strategy, digitalization, dynamic capabilities, strategic leadership, innovation, learning and as well as industry analysis. Strønen has extensive experience in working with strategic and managerial development, for larger public and private organizations in Norway. In his leisure time Strønen enjoys biking and skiing.

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