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LCBR Academic Advisory Board

Kwaku Appiah-Adu (Central University, Accra, Ghana) (BIOGRAPHY)

Felix Chan (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) (BIOGRAPHY)

Hamid Boustanifar (BI Norwegian Business School, Norway) (BIOGRAPHY)

Joanna Dzionek-Kozlowska (University of Lodz, Poland)  (BIOGRAPHY)

Rola Hussant-Zebian (Université Paris-Est, France)

Guillermo Sierra Juárez (University of Guadalajara, Mexico) (BIOGRAPHY)

Petr Jizba (Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic) (BIOGRAPHY)

Sharmista Banerjee (University of Calcutta, India) (BIOGRAPHY)

Yan Zhang (Fukuoka Women's University, Japan)  (BIOGRAPHY)

Murat Haseki (Cag University, Turkey)

Talie Kassamany (Notre Dame University, Lebanon)

Oksan Kibritci Artar (Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey)

Rana Atabay Baytar (Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey)

Sang Hee Kim (Chonnam National University, South Korea)

David Roubaud (GREQAM, France)

Ismail Seyrek (Hitit University, Turkey)

Zongying Shi (Osaka University, Japan)

Rodrigo Taborda (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia)

Miguel Angel Tinoco Zermeno (Universidad de Colima, Mexico)

Arvind Upadhyay (University of Bergamo, Italy)


Hamid Boustanifar, PhD

Hamid Boustanifar is Assistant Professor of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School. His research interests are corporate finance, financial intermediation, finance and labor, and household finance. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics in 2013.

Petr Jizba, PhD

Petr Jizba is Assistant Professor at the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He was previously a DFG Fellow at Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany), a Foreign Professor and JSPS Fellow at the University of Tsukuba (Japan), and a Royal Society Fellow at Imperial College of London (UK). He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in Theoretical Physics. Dr. Jizba's first encounter with the Lupcon Center for Business Research was in 2012, when he presented a paper at the Finance and Economics Conference 2012 on "Renyi's Information Transfer between Financial Time Series".

Kwaku Appiah-Adu, PhD

Prof. Kwaku Appiah-Adu (PhD) is Professor of Strategy and Marketing, Acting Dean at the Central University Business School and Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Strategic Analysis, Ghana. Previously he worked at the Office of the President, Ghana, where he was Head of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, Chairman of the Oil and Gas Technical Committee, Director of Ghana’s Central Governance Project, member of the President’s Investors’ Advisory Council as well as the Advisory Board for the UN Initiative on Continental Shelf Delineation. Prior to that he worked as a Consultant with PwC and lectured at the Universities of Cardiff and Portsmouth. An author of seven books and over 80 publications, Kwaku has facilitated workshops and presented papers at several international forums. He has been elected to the ANBAR Hall of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to the Literature and Body of Knowledge. Kwaku has also served on various boards in the public and private sectors. Currently, he is board chairman of GLICO Pensions Trustee Company Ltd, director of Traders International Africa, Independent Trustee of the Shell Pensions Fund and member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Lupcon Centre for Business Research. He has received many awards including the President’s Award for exceptional contribution to national development. 

Guillermo Sierra, PhD

Guillermo Sierra is Professor of Economics at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Professor of Derivatives at Universidad Panamericana. He received a PhD in Finance - Risk Management from the Technological Institute of Monterrey. His professional experience includes working at BBVA Bancomer, Santander, and VALMER (Mexican Stock Exchange).

Sharmistha Banerjee, PhD

Dr. Sharmistha Banerjee is Professor and Department Head at the Department of Business Management at the University of Calcutta, India. She previously held visiting faculty positions at Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania), Woosong University (South Korea), and BRAC University, Dhaka (Bangladesh). She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Moreno Valley College (California). She received her PhD in Management from the University of Calcutta. Her first encounter with LCBR was in 2010 through her presentation at the LCBR European Marketing Conference 2010 in Germany.

Felix Chan, LLM, DBA

Dr. Felix W.H. Chan is an Associate Professor of the Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong, who specialises in the use of statistical and actuarial evidence in tort law proceedings. His research interests also include shipping law, commercial law and corporate law. He has published in journals such as Tort Law Review, Law Probability & Risk and International Journal of Shipping Law. He is qualified as a solicitor of Hong Kong, England and Wales, and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL). He studied at the University of Hong Kong (LLB), the University of Cambridge (LLM), and the University of South Australia (DBA). His first encounter with LCBR was in 2014, when he presented at the Finance and Economics Conference 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Joanna Dzionek-Kozlowska, PhD

Dr. Joanna Dzionek-Kozlowska is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Department of the History of Economic Thought and Economic History of the Univesity of Lodz, Poland. Her main field of research is  evolution of economic ideas and history of economic aspects of social life. She works as an editor of a scientific journal 'Annales. Ethics in Economic Life'. Her first encounter with LCBR was in 2014, when she presented a paper at the Symposium on Business and Economics in Times of Crisis.

Yan Zhang, PhD

Yan Zhang is an Associate Professor at Fukuoka Women's University, Japan. Originally from China, she has published on the Chinese economy and its financial market. Her research is specialized on macroeconomics and monetary economics, international economics, finance, and applied time-series economics. She earned her Ph.D. in Commerce from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining academia, she had work experience in China in the field of international business.