Simon Grima is the head of the Insurance Department and deputy dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, and associate professor at the University of Malta. He has served as the president of the Malta Association of Risk Management (MARM) and president of the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO). He is among the first Certified Risk Management Professional (FERMA) on the board of and chairman of the Scientific Education Committee of both the Federation of European Risk Managers (FERMA) and the Public Risk Management Organisation (PRIMO), and he is also a member of the curriculum development team of PRIMA. He acts as an independent director for financial services firms, sits on several risk, compliance, procurement, investment and audit committees, and carries out duties as a compliance officer, internal auditor and risk manager. His research and consultancy focus on governance, regulations and internal controls.
Kiran Sood is a professor at Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab, India. She is also an affiliate professor at the University of Malta. She received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in commerce from Panjab University, respectively, in 2002 and 2004. She earned her Master of Philosophy degree in 2008 and Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce with a concentration on Product Portfolio Performance of General Insurance Companies in 2017 from Panjabi University, Patiala, India. Before joining Chitkara University in July 2019, Kiran had served four organisations with a total experience of 19 years. She has published various articles in various journals and presented papers at various international conferences. She serves as an Editor of the refereed journal, particularly the IJBST International Journal of BioSciences and Technology, the International Journal of Research Culture Society and The Journal of Corporate Governance, Insurance, and Risk Management (JCGIRM), 2021. Her research mainly focuses on regulations, marketing and finance in insurance, insurance management, economics and management of innovation in insurance. She has edited more than ten books with various international publishers such as Emerald, CRC, Taylors & Francis, AAP, WILEY scrivener, IET, Rivers Publishers, and IEEE.
Bharat Rawal is a professor in cybersecurity at Benedict College, USA. His research focuses on network security, cloud computing and security, blockchain, AI/ML, quantum computing, and the development of next-generation cyber defense and operation technologies. He is a member of IET, IEEE, ACM, and AMA. He has published two books, hundreds of research articles in conference and journal publications, and holds two US patents. He received his PhD degree in information technology on "split protocols" from Towson University, MD, USA. He has served in various leadership roles in academia and industries including CEO and President.
Balamurugan Balusamy is an associate dean of student engagement at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, India. His research focuses on Blockchain and data sciences and engineering education. He has published over 200 plus high impact factor papers and contributed to 80 edited and authored books. He has given over 195 talks at international events and symposium. He serves in the advisory committee for several start-ups and forums and does consultancy work for industry on Industrial IOT.
Ercan Özen is an associate professor of finance and banking in the School of Applied Sciences, University of Uşak, Turkey. He is chair of the International Applied Social Sciences Congress. He is also a certificated accountant, member of the Agean Finance Association and member of TEMA (Turkey Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Resources Foundation).
Gerald Goh Guan Gan is an associate professor in the Faculty of Business, Director of Strategy & Quality Assurance and a member of the Centre of e-Services, Entrepreneurship and Marketing in the Faculty of Business at Multimedia University, Malaysia. His research interests cover the fields of knowledge management, information systems, environmental sustainability, business management, and mass communication. He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) and the Malaysian Institute of Management.