INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

DR. LAL KHAN ALMAS
Country: United States
Affiliation: West Texas A&M University, United States
Official Email: lalmas@wtamu.edu
Area of Expertise: Production Agriculture, Environmental and resource economics, Agribusiness analysis, Water Management and Planning, Economic Impact Assessment, Food Security, International Agriculture and Agricultural marketing and trade.

Dr. Almas is a regents Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics. He received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, an MS in agricultural business and economics at West Texas A&M University and a PhD in statistics and agricultural and applied economics at Texas Tech University. He teaches marketing of agricultural products, agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, quantitative business analysis, international agricultural trade, agricultural production economics, financial analysis and management, agricultural risk management and advanced agricultural statistics. He has authored several publications and has made numerous invited presentations at regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Almas is a member of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Academy of Marketing Science, Global Economic Modeling Network, Rotary Club of Canyon and has served as the adviser and or co-advisor for the WTAMU Agribusiness Club, Alpha Zeta and ROTARACT.

DR. ENKELEDA LULAJ
Country: Kosovo
Affiliation: University “Haxhi Zeka”, State of the Kosovo
Official Email: Enkeleda.lulaj@unhz.eu
Area of Expertise: Economic development, Financial Management, quality enhancement in higher education.

Dr. Enkeleda holds a Doctor of Science in (Finance and Accounting). At present, she is working as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Environment, University “Haxhi Zeka” Peja-State of Kosovo. She is the co-founder of B.O.R.N., Ambassador for Financial Evaluation, Ambassador for Women-Tech, as well as the Ambassador for Research and Innovation. She is the Country Director of International Young Society and Country Director of World Voice International. She is a reviewer and Member of the Editorial Board in many Scopus and Web of Science journals publishing from USA, Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Denmark, Ukraine, India, Pakistan, Philippines etc. She has also served as Session Chair, member of scientific committee and member of editorial board in the international conference held in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Turkey, United Kingdom, South Korea, India and Italy. She is a certified trainer from World Bank and International Monetary Fund through the Edx program and has won many awards on teaching, science, creative ideas, successful woman, peace etc.

ASSOC. PROF. DR. ARSHIAN SHARIF
Country: Malaysia
Affiliation: Sunway Universiti, Malaysia
Official Email: arshians@sunway.edu.my
Area of Expertise: Applied Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Management Policy, Energy Finance, Environmental Economics.

Dr Arshian Sharif received his PhD in Financial Analysis and Policy from the Northern University of Malaysia, Malaysia in 2021. His teaching and research interests lie in Applied Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Management Policy, Energy Finance, Energy, Tourism and Environmental Economics. He has vast experience of publications and reviewing in top publishers like Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, Springer, Sage, Inderscience etc. Moreover, he has published more than 100 research articles in International Journals having more than 6000 citations and H-Index 48. He is serving as a member of the Editorial Board and reviewer of numerous journals. Also, he is among the World's Top 2% Scientists List published by Stanford University (2022). He has received the Best Research Award (Deans Award for Academic Excellence) from Universiti Utara Malaysia for three consecutive years.

ASSOC PROF. DR. GUL ERKOL BAYRAM
Country: Turkey
Affiliation: Sinop University, Turkey
Official Email: gulerkol@sinop.edu.tr
Area of Expertise: Tourism management, Policy and planning, Organizational behaviour, Tour guiding.

Dr. Gül Erkol Bayram has been working as an Associate Professor at the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Department of Tour Guiding, University of Sinop since 2016. She is also head of the tour guiding department. Dr. Erkol completed her Ph.D. at Sakarya University and her undergraduate studies at Balıkesir University. Her research interests include tourism management, policy and planning, organizational behaviour, tour guiding.

DR. WAHEED A. UMRANI
Country: Oman
Affiliation: Sultan Qaboon University, Oman
Official Email: w.umrani@squ.edu.om
Area of Expertise: Leadership & People Management, Case Writing & Case Teaching, Quantitative Research Methods.

Dr. Umrani is working as Assistant Professor at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He did his PhD from University Utara Malaysia. He has a vast teaching and industry experience along with various teaching cases and published articles in renowned journals to his credit. Dr. Umrani is currently serving as an Independent Director, Board of Directors, at State Bank’s National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF), and is Member Board of Directors at Sindh Rural Support Program (SRSO). He has previously worked with Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA), Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL) and Sukkur IBA University as Associate Professor and Head, Case Research Center. Dr. Umrani has successfully supervised PhD and Master students, won Research Grants at National and International Level and has worked as consultant for various organizations. He has edited books on teaching cases and published teaching cases and research articles in top-notch journals indexed in ABS, ABDC, Scopus and JCR. He has presented his work in world reputed meetings/conferences such as Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Academy of Management etc. As a trainer, Dr. Umrani has conducted professional trainings for corporate and academicians in Malaysia, Middle east, and all-around Pakistan.

DR UMMI NAIEMAH BINTI SARAIH
Affiliation: Universiti Malaysia Perlis Arau, Malaysia
Official Email: ummi@unimap.edu.my
Area of Expertise: Organizational Behavior, Career Advancement, Human Resource Management

Dr. Ummi is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Business & Communication, Universiti Malaysia Perlis Arau, Malaysia. She holds a master and PhD from UUM, Malaysia. Her previous work focuses on employee wellbeing, performance management, career development, turnover intention and burnout in the manufacturing, telecommunication, hospitality and entrepreneurship fields.

NATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

PROF DR. JAWAID AHMED QURESHI
Affiliation: Szabist, Karachi
Official Email: jawedkhanqureshi@gmail.com
Area of Expertise: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Strategic policy development, & Corporate Management.

Dr. Jawaid A. Qureshi is an entrepreneur, corporate strategist, researcher, and academician. He holds a PhD in Management Science from SZABIST Pakistan-UAE and Post-PhD fellowships from Institute of Business Administration, Center for Entrepreneurial Development (IBA-CED), Karachi, Pakistan, Queen Margaret University, UK, Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK, and Stanford University USA. He also completed online concentration courses from MIT, Harvard, and Stanford Universities, USA. He has worked at strategic policy level with SMEs, Non-profits, Corporate and Industrial sector companies at national and international level. He possesses vast experience of strategic policy development, operations management and evaluation. He is also a professor of practice and on the boards of several national and international, public and private organizations, and reputed research journals including Emerald EMCS and HBR of Harvard University. He also serves as a Director in a renowned pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company, Newton Healthcare (Pvt.) Ltd. and as a convener/head of the United Nations (UN) Central Standing Committee of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) that works with the UN and its affiliated agencies and organizations.

PROF. DR. ALTAF HUSSAIN SAMO
Affiliation: Sukkur IBA University
Official Email: altaf@iba-suk.edu.pk
Area of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Transformational Leadership, Social Development.

Dr. Altaf Hussain holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from UUM, Malaysia and a master in management sciences from Institute of Administrative Enterprise, France. Dr. Samo has more than 15 years of experience as a researcher, consultant and Project lead at national and international level. He is also remained teacher camp fellow at MIT, USA. He has led a number of research consultancies, trainings and workshops under the banner of EDC, Sukkur IBA University for various organizations such as HEC Pakistan, SEF, Commonwealth Secretariat UK, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, SBP etc. many of which focused on youth entrepreneurship and skill development of marginalized communities in the rural areas of Pakistan.