Keynote Speakers

Professor Adam Zaremba

Adam Zaremba
Associate Professor of Finance, Montpellier Business School (France), Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland)

Adam Zaremba is a Professor of Finance at Montpellier Business School (France) and Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland). His research interests include asset pricing, investments, and financial markets. His works have been accepted to top finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance, and Journal of Banking and Finance. He has worked as an economist, adviser, and portfolio manager for investment management companies. Dr. Zaremba has also written several books on financial markets.

Professor Nora Ann Colton

Nora Ann Colton
UCL Professor of Leadership and Management for Healthcare and Director of the UCL Global Business School for Health

Nora Ann Colton is the Director of the UCL Global Business School of Health and Professor of Leadership and Management for Healthcare. She has a health and development economics background with extensive experience in change management and strategic leadership for healthcare. Previous to this role, she was the UCL Pro-Vice-Provost (Postgraduate Education) and Joint Director of Education at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. She has also been a visiting professor at the School of Public Administration at the University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China, and the American University of Beruit. She has held academic appointments at Drew University in the USA and the University of East London. She has also held a post-doctoral position at the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Her D.Phil. is from St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on leadership and the new health economy, self-selection bias in healthcare leadership roles, and the relationship between senior managers' backgrounds and organisational performance in healthcare. Nora is an educationalist with a particular interest in curriculum development and education strategy. She has supervised several doctoral and master's students and taught at the postgraduate level. She is a sought-after executive education trainer and event speaker with a focus on strategic leadership for healthcare.

Professor Geoffrey Wood

Geoffrey Wood
DANCap Private Equity Chair and Professor, Western University.

Geoffrey Wood is Professor and DanCap Private Equity Chair of Innovation, and Department Chair DAN Management at Western University in Canada, and Visiting Professor at Trinity College, Dublin. He is also editor-in-chief of AMP (Academy of Management Perspectives) and HRMJ (Human Resource Management Journal). Previously, he served as Dean and Professor of International Business, at Essex Business School and before then as Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He has authored/co-authored/edited eighteen books, and over two hundred and thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, and is also in receipt of an Honorary Doctorate in economics from Aristotle University, Greece. Geoffrey Wood is Editor in Chief of the Academy of Management Perspectives, Official Journal of the Academy of Management (US). He also is Editor in Chief of Human Resource Management Journal. He also edits the Chartered ABS Journal Ranking list, and the Annals of Corporate Governance. He has had numerous research grants, including funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of Labour; UK Department of Works and Pensions), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation), the labour movement (e.g. the ITF) and the European Union.