1. Christophe André, Senior Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

2. PhD. Gheorghe ZAMAN, Corresponding member of Romanian Academy, president of General Association of Economists of Romania

3. Dr. Dababrata CHOWDHURY, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Director of the Middle East Research Centre (MERC), MBM-Programme Leader, Suffolk Business School, UK

Christophe André, Senior Economist, Economics Department, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Christophe André is a senior economist in the Economics Department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Since joining the OECD in 1997, he has taken part in the work of the organisation in several fields, including macroeconomic analysis, economic modelling and forecasting, and fiscal and monetary policy. He has contributed to several editions of the OECD Economic Outlook. He has also co-authored OECD Economic Surveys on Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In this context he has studied in depth how competitiveness and innovation has affected these countries’ economic performances. He is now heading the Sweden and Finland desk in the OECD Economics Department, monitoring macroeconomic developments and producing forecasts and economic reports. Christophe has also co-authored a report on the efficiency of health care systems in OECD countries and a number of papers in housing and economic journals. He has been invited to present his work in 18 countries around the world.

Gheorghe ZAMAN, Corresponding member of Romanian Academy president of General Association of Economists of Romania
Prof. dr. Zaman Gheorghe – is a graduate of the Faculty of International Economic Relations (1965) a corresponding member of Romanian Academy, president of General Association of Economists of Romania, director of the Institute of National Economy. Main scientific research domains of theoretical and practical interest are: macroeconomic efficiency; sustainable economic development; impact of foreign direct investment; EU integration; economics of technological change and R&D.; He is a member of scientific boards of several economic Journals in Romania and abroad and professional society.

Dr. Dababrata CHOWDHURY, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Director of the Middle East Research Centre (MERC), MBM-Programme Leader, Suffolk Business School, UK
Dr Dababrata Chowdhury (Daba) is Senior lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Knowledge Management and Director of Middle East Research Centre (MERC) at University Campus Suffolk (UCS). He graduated from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Hacettepe University in Turkey and completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD at Plymouth University in UK.
His research interests cover small and medium-sized business development and growth in new product develops; adoption of new technologies; and Female entrepreneurial theory for start-up business and cluster development.
He is a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). In addition, he is a visiting professor and PhD assessor for Karachi University in Pakistan, Canakkale OnsekizMart University in Turkey and Kazakh–British Technical University in Kazakhstan.
Dr Chowdhury is a Chief Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Development and Management Studies; editorial board member of the Journal of Global Strategic Management (JGSM); and an Editorial Journal Board member for the newly established Review of Enterprise and Management Studies (REAMS) at UCS. He is also member of editorial boards for number of international refereed journals. He has written and published widely on the subject of Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management, with significant contributions to international refereed journals, through book chapters, international conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops and public talks. He is writing a book with a colleague, titled: on “Female Leadership in UK Higher Education: creating new directions”, to be published in January 2017 by Cambridge Scholars. He can speak Bengali, English, Turkish, Urdu, Azerbaijani and Hindi.
He is also a well-known public and private sector Knowledge Management consultant for UK, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Oman. Currently he is serving in an advisory role to Bangladesh British Chamber of Women Entrepreneurship (BBCWE), the judging panel member for Suffolk Young Enterprise (SYE) and advisor for Global Research and Academic Associates (GRAA) in UK.