Key Note Speaker

Themis Pantos, PhD

Prof. Themis Pantos is PhD Finance from University of Toronto, Canada and is holder of the Bridge Bank Chair for Banking and Financial Services award followed by “Teacher Master Award, he remained winner of “Lucas Research Fellowship Award 2012” in addition to “Applied Research Award 2007 at San Jose State University. Just recently few months before Prof. Pantos is honored with Provost Research Award for College of Business at Zayed University. He has a long list of publications, conference presentations and is serving as editor, conference chair and key note speaker at world renowned research forums. Prior to his academic career he worked in banking sector in risk management and mortgage areas. He has served in various Universities including San Jose State University, Rutgers University and the Catholic University of America and now is associated with Zayed University UAE.

Zaffar M. Nasar, PhD 

Dr. Nasar is Professor in the College of Business, University of Modern Sciences, before this he served at American University in the Emirates (AUE) as Dean of College of Business. He has also served as Professor of Economics/Chief of Research and Dean at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE); besides, he worked in the Government of Pakistan as Director General for Policies in the Policy Planning Cell. In 2010, he was appointed Director on the Board of Directors of National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Dr. Nasar also worked on research projects financed by World Bank, IMF, Asian Development Bank, United Nation (UNICEF, ILO, UNHCR, and UNDP), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He has published many research article in high ranked journals and advised more than 50 PhD/MS students.