Keynote Speakers

Professor Sonny Nwankwo, PhD.

Sonny is Professor of Marketing and doubles as the Director of Research & Enterprise at the Royal Docks Business School, London. He is also the founding President of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Director of the Black Business Observatory for London (funded by the London Development Agency), Co-Director of the Africa Knowledge Hub which is dedicated to 'open access' publication and dissemination of evidence-based research on the dynamic processes of business and management, science and technology, and sustainable development within African contexts. A recipient of ANBA Citation of Excellence for Highest Quality Rating, he is a member of Editorial Review/Advisory Board of several academic journals; external assessor and Visiting Professor at universities across Africa, Europe, Australasia and North America. He is a Chartered Marketer (among the first cohort to receive the personal chartered status), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, FCIM; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, FRSA, amongst other professional affiliations.


Professor Emeritus Naresh K. Malhotra, PhD.

Dr. Naresh K. Malhotra is Nanyang Professor, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Regents' Professor Emeritus, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America continuously since 51st Edition 1997, and in Who’s Who in the World since 2000. He received the prestigious Academy of Marketing Science CUTCO/Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award in 2005. He has published more than 100 papers in major refereed journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Health Care Marketing, and leading journals in Statistics, Management Science, Information Systems, and Psychology. In addition, he has also published numerous refereed articles in the proceedings of major national and international conferences. Several articles have received best paper research awards.


Professor Felix Mavondo, PhD.

Professor Felix Mavondo is a graduate of the Monash University and currently Professor of Marketing and Director of Higher Degrees by Research at Monash University in the Faculty of Business and Economics. He has had extensive publications in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Market Orientation, Relationship Marketing, Tourism, Psychic Distance, among many other research interests. His current area of research interest is in Resources and capabilities. Felix has supervised more than 36 PhDs to completion in the last 8 years. Felix will speak on the topic of "Doing Cross-country Research".