Keynote Speakers

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 Ass Prof. Sohl Timo Sebastian

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). 

Speech Title: "Investment frictions and diversification decisions: Evidence from chain organizations in Europe"

He obtained his Ph.D. in Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Before joining UPF, He has been a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School and a visiting fellow at Texas A&M University.

His research interests include corporate strategy, diversification, market entry & exit, resource allocation & redeployment, and business model portfolios & innovation. His work has been published in leading management journals such as Strategic Management JournalStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Academy of Management Discoveries, and has been awarded several prizes from the international research community, including the Corporate Strategy IG Best Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society and the Distinguished Paper Award from the Academy of Management.

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Prof. Georgina Phillipina Coetzee

Prof. Georgina Phillipina Coetzee is currently a professor at Tshwane University of Technology. Before taking up this position, she was the Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Accounting Sciences at the University of South Africa and a professor in Auditing at the University of Pretoria. She was the coordinator of the international accredited Centre of Internal Audit Excellence at the University of Pretoria, and has received numerous rewards, recognising her contribution to the programme and the profession; both from academia and the profession. She holds a PhD in Auditing and received NRF research accreditation since 2015 for her contribution to research in the fields of governance, auditing and risk management. She also received numerous research rewards. She was involved in various collaboration with practice, professional institutions and other tertiary institutions, such as the writing of text books (LexisNexis), supervising post graduate students, presenting the MPhil (in collaboration with GIBS and Erasmus University), reviewing research articles and other documents, developing CPD courses (both generic and tailor-made for institutions), developing training manuals, mentoring internal audit programmes (both nationally and internationally), serving on professional committees (nationally and internationally), conducting research for practice and the profession.

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Prof. Erekle Pirveli

Prof. Erekle Pirveli is a professor of accounting at the Caucasus School of Business, Caucasus University, Georgia. Recently, he chairs the Best Sustainability Award competition of BARTA, administered by the World Bank group in Georgia. His research concentrates on sustainability reporting and IFRS adoption effects, with a particular focus on emerging economies. He has been recognized as the top young scientist of Georgia by the Ministry of Education and Science and by Forbes Georgia 30 Under 30. He earned his PhD degree in accounting from the University of Bremen, Germany and has worked as post-doctoral scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Dr. Ejona Duçi

Dr. Ejona Duçi is a Ph.D. Student at the Department of Accounting and Analysis at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria.
She is also a lecturer at the Department of Finance and Accounting at the University “Aleksandër Moisiu,” Durrës. Her taught subjects at the University are Principles of Finance, Principles of Accounting, Cost Analysis, Accountability Auditing, and controlling SMEs. She holds a B.Sc. in Finance Banking and an M.Sc. in Business Administration, Graduated in both study programs with Gold Medals. She is also responsible for financial affairs at her family business DUNI AGENCY, Durrës, Albania. Ph.D. (c). Ejona DUÇI is the author and co-author of several books like “Principles of Finance” and a monograph entitled “The impact of 2007-2010 Financial Crisis in Europe and Albania.”, and over ten publications in Scopus and Peer-reviewed journals. In addition, she has attended different national, regional, and international conferences.

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Dr. Gülşah Kulalı

Dr. Gülşah Kulalı Received Ph.D. degree in Finance in 2013 from Anadolu University, Turkey. Currently working as Assist. Prof. in dept. Of Business Administration at Anadolu University. Teaching Financial Management and Financial Mathematics at undergraduate level; International Financial Markets at graduate level. Research interest are FDIs, Value relevance studies, Institutional theory.

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Dr. Panagiotis Tzavaras

Dr. Panagiotis Tzavaras is an Lecturer at the European University of Cyprus. He received the B.S. in Statistics and two M.S. degrees. The first one in Telematics Management and the second in Management information system. The Ph.D. degree in Social Media is from National Technical University of Athens. His main research interests are: Social Media, eGovernment, Digital Economy, Education.

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Miss. Kamila Fałat

Miss. Kamila Fałat is a PhD candidate in economics and finance at Wroclaw University of Economics and Business in Poland. Her PhD research focuses on the measurement and assessment of the effectiveness of an informatics infrastructure project in a multinational manufacturing corporation. She works as a senior financial analyst for 3M Corporation.