Giacomo Marzi, PhD

Giacomo’s main research field relates to Innovation and Technology Management, both in manufacturing and IT companies. Within this domain, he focuses on the application of Agile principles to new product development and other issue related to the new product development and uncertainty. His research expertise is also related to bibliometric analysis where he served as methodology expert in various fields, from Innovation to Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Management.

Mario Silic, PhD

Has over 15 years of professional experience in various senior management positions. He worked for several international corporations. He achieved his master’s degree in Computer Science from University Lyon I, France in 1999, and his post-graduate degree in Computer Networks and Telecommunications in 2001 from the same University. He is also holding an MBA. In 2015 he obtained Ph.D. at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. His research motivation focuses on the fields of information security, open source software and mobile. He is currently Postdoc at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

Riccardo Rialti, PhD

His research interests concern social media, big data, management information systems and digital marketing.

Sara Sassetti, PhD

Sara Sassetti is Assistant Professor at University of Pisa. She received her PhD in Management in 2018 from the University of Pisa. Her main research field relates to entrepreneurial decision-making, students ‘employability and HRM. She works and collaborate with Southampton Business School. She is member of EURAM (European Academy of Management) and co-proponents for the EURAM entrepreneurship standing track “Entrepreneurial Decision Making and Behaviour”.

Robert Barcik

He is founder of MeanThat, the educational platform that helped more than quarter million students to learn efficiently. In 2014 he got inspired by KhanAcademy and created his first own videos and after placing them on YouTube he reached a global audience in a heartbeat, all eager to learn! Several universities and as well MBA students from all over the world started to use the videos for their lecturing.

Dario Silic, PhD

In 2003 he received the Ph.D. in Economics, specialization in money, finance and foreign trade, the University Lumiere Lyon 2 of Lyon, France. In 2000 received the Master’s Degree in Economics, the University Lumiere Lyon 2 of Lyon, France and MBA from the Lyon EM  Management school, France. In 1999 graduated Economics, the University Lumiere Lyon 2 of Lyon, France. Research interests : Financial engineering, Financial management, Corporate finance, European union. Dario Silić is the Chief Executive Officer of concessionaire Bina-Istra d.d. within French concession group Bouygues construction.  He also spent many years as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Lamberto Zollo, PhD

He is an Assistant Professor in Management at the University of Florence, Italy. He holds a PhD in “Business Administration and Management” (University of Pisa, Italy) and a Master in “Big Data, Analytics and Techonologies for Management” (University of Florence, Italy). His research interests are mainly related to quantitative methods (such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, multivariate analysis, and structural equation modeling) applied in the following fields: business ethics, ethical decision making, consumer behavior, and organizational behavior.

Andrea Patrucco, PhD

Andrea Patrucco is Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the Florida International University College of Business. He received his PhD from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He is teaching Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supply Management and Applied Topics in Supply Chain Management. He is also providing executive education teaching for companies (ABB, Astaldi, AXA, Danieli, Edison, Fincantieri, Ferragamo, Gucci, Mediaset, Pirelli, Salvagnini, Solvay, Unicredit).

Alex Lyon, PhD

Alex Lyon is an Associate Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Communication at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. His area of study is Organizational Communication with an emphasis on leadership, power, and ethics. In 2016, he wrote Case Studies in Courageous Communication (Peter Lang Publishing).

Goran Sirovec, mr.sc.

Expertise in AML/CFT field, including wide professional network in Eastern Europe. Professional background consisting from working in governmental sector and multinational money transfer company. He has worked as senior advisor and deputy director in Ministry of Finance, Croatia. Has over 15 years of experience in multinational and global companies in AML field.

Massimiliano Matteo Pellegrini, PhD

Massimiliano M. Pellegrini  is a qualified associate professor at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. From the same university he also received his Ph.D. 2011. Previously, he was a Senior lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Roehampton University Business School.  During his career he covered several roles as permanent staff at Princess Sumaya University for technology – Amman Jordan and University of West-London – London, UK as lecturer. As visiting scholar, he was associated to the research program of the University of Enlarger-Nuremberg – Chair in Innovation, Sol C.

Navid Mollaee, PhD

Dr. Navid Mollaee is an international expert in Business and Management. He has done several researches and publications in different fields of Management, Marketing, Consumer Behavior and CRM. His background includes eight years of teaching and administrative work in different schools and institutes in Iran. Navid holds Ph.D. in Management and MBA in strategic management and currently is teaching at Ph.D. DBA, Executive, MBA, Postgraduate and Undergraduate level. He serves as editorial board and reviewer of over 25 international journals like American Journal of Industrial and Business Management and Journal of Management Development.

Ivana Nobilo, PhD

Ivana is a Management Consultant, Executive Trainer & Transformation Coach with international experience. She is also an author, researcher, college level lecturer and keynote speaker. Ivana holds a PhD degree in Management and has over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience. With deep marketing management expertise and broad experience in go-to-market, organisation design and leadership effectiveness, Ivana is helping companies to solve issues, create market value, maximize growth and improve business performance.

Adnan Rovcanin, PhD

Adnan is professor at Business School of Economics and Business Sarajevo, University Sarajevo. He is engaged as Lecturer in the following financial subjects: Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Capital Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Financial Engineering, Investment Banking. He has worked for several international organizations on responsible financial duties: Intertect, Dallas, Norwegian People’s Aid, United Nations, Office of the Special Coordinator for Sarajevo – Eaglton’s Office. He has published many scientific and professional papers in refereed international journals and is member of the Program and Organization Committee of many international scientific conferences.

Ari Shwayder, PhD

Ari Shwayder is a faculty member in the Business Economics & Public Policy group at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a research fellow at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan. At Michigan Ross, he is an award-wining teacher of economics courses to MBA and other master’s students on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and anti-trust. At WDI he has worked on a wide-range of projects from improving donor effectiveness in middle-income countries, to analyzing public-sector drug distribution networks in developing countries.

Gordan Kožulj

He works as a management consultant at Deloitte, where his objective is to help companies and institutions in planning, growth and restructuring through resolving key issues such as strategy, operations and change management.

Velimir Srića, PhDUniversity Professor of Management & IT and Consultant

As author or co-author he published sixty eight books, more than 400 scientific and professional papers and hundreds of articles in popular magazines. He is professor of management at Zagreb University and visiting professor at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles).

Dražen RajakovićDeloitte

He has more than 20 years of professional experience in finance and business advisory.

Domagoj LiposinovicLeadership Trainer & Executive Coach

A passionate Leadership Trainer, Executive Coach and top-rated lecturer with 10 years of leadership experience in top multinationals.

Ivan Herak, PhDUniversity of Osijek, Croatia

Ivan is a Croatian economist, former politician, parliamentary representative and tourism minister, and he chief manager of strategic planning, EU funds and the promotion of the Croatian Football Association. He is professor at faculty of Econimics in Osijek, Croatia.

Ivan PaićGeneral Director at Schneider Electric

Ivan is General Manager at Schneider Electric with 15 years of experience that includes successfully delivering of high profile projects, developing business expansion strategy and establishing strong relationships with customers in top countries around the world. Track record defining, launching and deploying high end digital solutions to transform way of doing business some of the leading companies.

Dijana VetturelliManaging Partner @VETTURELLI

Dijana is dedicated to putting an end to tayloristic and hierarchical command-and-control way of working and shifting the overall organization to total market-pull.

Viktor VetturelliManaging Partner @VETTURELLI

Viktor is creating and implementing projects aimed at improving organizational culture and design, and society in general.

Adrian HammerDeloitte

Adrian is the Senior Manager at the Tax and Regulatory Services department of Deloitte Croatia. Adrian holds a LLB/BA degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has experience in issues of corporate taxation, VAT and general corporate law.

Pilar Cabral MajerovićConsultant

She is a consultant and executive coach with more than 20 years of experience. She served as Director of Sales and Promotion at Croatia TCom and later Head of CRM at Valamar.

Drago Cmuk, PhD

Working at Faculties FER and UNISANNIO he made international double degree Ph.D. in Electronic & ICT on remote laboratories and mobile learning (Italy/Croatia). By building Končar IoT platform from scratch (sensors, wireless networks, gateways and software) he mastered R&D, production and deployment of SW and HW. Pioneering this IoT solution through distinguished projects in energy and industrial sector, he led digital transformation of large organizations. Being expert in IoT, measurements, automation, SCADA systems and digitalization he lectured his experiences in more than 5 faculties and numerous conferences as invited speaker. As the CBO of the premium system integrator CADCAM he works with prestige industrial partners on Industry 4.0 transformation.

Aco Momcilovic

Owner of the FutureHR consulting company focused on consulting in the areas of: Strategic organisation of Human Resources Department; Education and Management Development; Recruitment; Compensation and Benefits; Motivation and Engagement; Company Branding, Corporate Culture.

Simon Horton

Simon Horton has been teaching for nearly 15 years. He has taught hostage negotiators, some of the largest law firms and banks in the world, and many other household name organisations. He has taught all the way through from graduate level up to boardroom. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College, London, and is the author of The Leader’s Guide to Negotiation, published by The Financial Times. Before teaching negotiations, he spent 12 successful years as a consultant in the financial services sector.

Samuel Bonsu, PhD

He obtained his PhD in Organizational Change and Leadership from the Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota in the US. He has numerous years of teaching experience in international business, organizational structure and change, strategic management and qualitative methodology. He published his work in numerous Peer-reviewed Journals. He has also worked as a management consultant and quality control manager.

Ken Ip

A seasoned marketing and brand communications strategist, Ken has held a number of senior roles from corporate consulting to public affairs advisory for leading multinational and conglomerates. A popular keynote speaker and columnist, Ken is a regular contributor on the subject of B2B Marketing. He is also the author of two best-selling titles, “Life Hacks” and “Growth Hacks”. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Arts from RMIT University, and a MBA from the University of South Australia. He is also a Qualified Accountant and Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia.

Ronny Lo, DBA

As an international qualified profession in engineering and data centre industries in Australia, Hong Kong and United Kingdom, Ronny has extensive experience on both technical and commercial aspects with holding various senior positions in the fields. Ronny holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of New South Wales, a Master of Science from University of Hong Kong, a Master of Technology from Deakin University, a MBA from University of Western Ontario and a DBA from Swiss School of Business and Management. His research interests focus on the areas of organizational culture, merger & acquisition, and corporate leadership

Jaka Vadnjal, PhD

Jaka Vadnjal holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and is an independent business consultant and lecturer. From 2015 2019, he was the President of the Management Board of a Lon Bank. For nine years he was at GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship. He served one mandate as the dean of the faculty and earned the title of full professor. He has also lectured at other universities abroad and at home. He is senior trainer for various target groups in the international environment. He also has entrepreneurial experience within a family business. He has advised a number of small and medium-sized enterprises and consulted several governments in SE Europe on the establishment of a support environment for SME development and financing. He has been a member of boards of directors and several professional bodies at home and abroad.

Silvije Orsag, PhD

He is currently a full professor at the department of Managerial Economics at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business. He completed his Bachelor and Master degree at the University of Zagreb as well as he obtained his PhD in Economics. He also received numerous awards and professional certifications. He published multiple books and contributed to various book chapters as well as he has various papers published in journals.

Jurica Pavicic, PhD

He is a full professor at the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. He holds a PhD in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb and in Sciology from the Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria. He is the author of over 100 scientific papers published in scientific journals, proceedings of scientific conferences and scientific monographs. He is a co-author of over 10 books, editor of several scientific monographs.

Anna Kondratyuk,PhD

Dr. Anna Kondratyuk holds a PhD in international law from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Her main areas of specialization are commercial/business law (global) and international law. More specifically, her research is focused on contracts for the purchase and sale of a business, and international cooperation in education. Dr. Kondratyuk has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, and nearly 15 years of experience in higher education leadership and management, most of this time being in Geneva, Switzerland.

Rosario Martinez Castro, PhD

She has 20 years of professional experience at different banking institutions in Switzerland and abroad in leading positions related to Portfolio Management, Advisory and IT Developments.  She holds Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees in Economics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, BA from University Complutense Madrid, Spain and European Business Certificate from FHS Pforzheim, Germany.
Her teaching experience and research interests are related to topics in International Finance, Macroeconomics, Mathematics and Managerial Finance.

Damir Gavran, EMBA

Damir is living in Frankfurt, Germany. Within his international career he worked as a European Sales and Marketing operations manager, but also as a European Head of Digital and CRM, collaborating with global digital industry professionals. His career has included responsibilities for media, digital innovation, online sales, web platforms, CRMs, and optimization of the digital and sales processes using data driven marketing principles.

Anna L. Provodnikova, PhD

Anna L. Provodnikova is PhD, she holds MBA, emphasis in Management, from National American University. She is a lecturer in RANEPA (the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Institute of Business Studies. Her research focuses on strategic management, mostly on finding innovative solutions to the problems that plague today’s organizations. Her research interests include management use of strategic tools in a discordant world, as well as drivers of strategic success in a turbulent environment, and building and maintaining a competitive advantage in a changing world.