Keynote Speakers

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MALCOLM ABBOTT, ASSOC. PROF.

FACULTY OF BUSINESS OF LAW SWINBURNE BUSINESS SHOOL

Malcolm is an economist by profession and the main fields of work in which he has been engaged have been the development of energy markets (natural gas and electricity) and the manner in which pricing and access to network infrastructure is regulated by government agencies. Related to this work have been projects undertaken on electricity and gas demand forecasting, telecommunications investment and water management. In addition he has also worked in other areas of government policy including rail, seaports, airports, dairy industry deregulation, stevedoring and education.  Prior to working for Swinburne he worked in the Risk & Advisory Division of KPMG.  In addition he has worked for the ACCC and the Victorian Cabinet.

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CAN VAN LUC, DR.

CHIEF ECONOMIST OF BIDV & PRESIDENT OF BIDV TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

Dr. Can Van Luc is currently Chief Economist of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) cum President of  BIDV Training and Research Institute. He is a Member of the Bank Board’s Risk Management Committee and Organizational & Strategy Committee. He is also a Member of the National Fiscal and Monetary Policy Advisory Council and a Member of Vietnam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC).

Prior to his return to Vietnam in early 2009, he was a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a Humphrey Fellow (under a Fulbright exchange program) in the US during 2007-2009. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In 2003, Dr. Luc was the only Vietnamese to have received the prestigious Australia-Asia Award for his doctorate program.

Dr. Luc is a frequent speaker for various TV reports, issues on economics, banking-finance, and economics/finance conferences.  He has a number of articles published in the Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Asia-Pacific Economy, China Economic Review, and Journal of Asset Management. Dr. Luc holds an MBA and a Doctor of Business Administration – DBA (major in Finance) from Monash University, Australia, both under the Australian government scholarships. 

 

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SANDRA RICHTERMEYER, PH.D.

Dean of the Manning School of Business

Sandra Richtermeyer is dean of the Manning School of Business. She brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to UMass Lowell, including more than 12 years in academic leadership roles ranging from global professor-in-residence of the Institute of Management Accountants to department chair and associate dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

JIMMY GREER

JIMMY GREER

Head of Sustainability at ACCA

Jimmy has over a decade of experience working on business futures issues for various organisations.

He is head of sustainability, leading policy and research work on sustainable development at ACCA. He also works on economics, and the identification of future trends deemed likely to impact on the business and profession.

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TRAN THI THANH TU, ASSOC. PROF.

Dean of Faculty of Finance and Banking of the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University

Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Thanh Tu received her Master degree in International Accounting from the Swinburne University – Australia and the PhD degree in Finance at the National Economics University. She has nearly 20-year experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the field of banking and finance. Prof. Tu has led and participated in many projects with various domestic and international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, State Bank of Vietnam, Securities Commission, Ministry of Finance, etc. Besides, she has been a senior consultant for many commercial banks in Vietnam.

Prof. Tu has many publications in international symposiums and specialization journals, which have been highly appreciated by many scholars in Vietnam and around the world. Her main research interests have been corporate governance in banks, green banking, bank restructuring. In 2015, she took part in the project “Enhancing Capacity of Corporate Governance for Vietnam Commercial Banks” as a Team Leader.