International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board (IAB) includes distinguished international academic and professional experts in issues relating to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), public policy and management. The aims of the board is to engage with the key stakeholders in the private and public sectors involved with industries important to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It will communicate the goals of the conference emphasising the importance of building ridges of common interest, values and mutual understanding between those involved in PPPs. The engagement is global and therefore IAB will approach and invite all of the relevant parties to attend the conference and to negotiate suitable arrangements with respect to their participation in panel sessions where appropriate as well as other contribution to the event.

Prof. John Adams
Head, Department of Economics
British University in EgyptCairo – Egypt

Dr. Hend Al Muftah
Associate Professor and Vice President
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha – Qatar

Prof. Amer Al-Roubaie
Advisor to the President, Ahlia University
Ahlia University, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

Prof. Beverlee Anderson
Professor of Business and Marketing and Former Dean of the College of Business
California State University San Marcos, San Marcos – United States

Dr. Jason J Blackstock
Head of Department, Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
University College London, London – United Kingdom

Prof. Michael Busler
Professor of Finance and Finance Track Coordinator
Stockton University, New Jersey – United States

Dr Adil Dafa’Alla
Specialist, Aero Data for Loads Operations
Airbus Group UK Ltd., Bristol – United Kingdom

Prof. Pranav N. Desai
Former Professor and Director, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences – I
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – India

Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat
Founder of
University of Lille, Lille – France

Prof. Rick Edgeman
Research Director & Six Sigma Black Belt, Shingo Institute and Clinical Professor of Management, Management Department
Utah State University, Utah – United States

Prof. Douglas A. Hensler
Dean, Cofrin School of Business 
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay – United States

Prof. Hunud Abia Kadouf
Dean, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Prof. Lynette Louw
Deputy Dean Faculty of Commerce and Raymond Ackerman Chair of Management, Department of Management,
Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa

Prof. Ronald W McQuaid
Professor, Management, Work and Organisation
University of Stirling, Stirling – United Kingdom

Hon. Dr. Gale T. C. Rigobert
Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development
Government of Saint Lucia, St Lucia

Prof. Siraj Sait
Director for Research
University of East London, London – United Kingdom

Prof. Danilo de Oliveira Sampaio
Faculty of Business Administration and Accounting (FACC)
Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais – Brazil

Derek Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
London Centre for PPP and Sustainable Development, London – United Kingdom