Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific

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Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific

Save the Date | 23–25 May 2018 | Hong Kong

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I: Three Pillars of Accreditation

(Plenary Moderator) Dipak C. Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University Jain_Dipak

Dipak C. Jain is a globally recognized marketing and innovation expert whose insights have inspired a generation of business leaders to pursue success with significance. He has served as the director of the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University since 2014. From 2011 to 2013, he was dean of INSEAD and dean of Kellogg School of Management from 2001 to 2009 after joining the school in 1986. His academic career began as a student in Tezpur (Assam), India, followed by a bachelor’s degree (mathematics and statistics, 1976), a master’s degree (mathematical statistics, 1978) from Gauhati University, and a PhD (marketing, 1986) from the University of Texas at Dallas. He currently serves as an independent director on the boards of John Deere & Company (USA), Northern Trust Corporation (USA), Global Logistics Properties (Singapore), and Reliance Industries (India) and an honorary advisor of the Marketing Association of Thailand. He is the former director of United Airlines, Hartmarx Corporation, and Peoples Energy. He has served as a consultant to many firms, including Microsoft, Novartis, American Express, Sony, Nissan, Eli Lilly and Company, and Hyatt International. He has designed and delivered training programs for several organizations in Thailand, such as SCG, the Fiscal Policy Research Institute, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Anthony Kuo, Associate Dean, Fu Jen Catholic University
Anthony Kuo is the Associate Dean of College of Management (mainly in charge of international collaborations) and an Associate Professor of International Business at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan. Over the decade before he joined Fu Jen, he had been working for Trend Micro Inc., a Japanese Internet security software company, traveling to over twenty countries to help build up overseas business, speak at public conferences, conduct training sessions, and be interviewed by media outlets such as CNBC Asia, CMP Asia and newspapers in the Asia Pacific region. Professor Kuo received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and his MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published articles in internationally renowned journals, such as International Business Review, European Management Journal, and Journal of Business Research, and currently serves on the editorial board of Industrial Marketing Management. His research interests include international business (specifically as it relates to emerging markets), innovation (particularly in frugal innovation), and strategic change (especially the growth strategy for social enterprises and high-tech firms). He is now offering several postgraduate courses in English, including international business management, innovation and product management, and organization design and management at the MBA Program in International Management (imMBA), and also teaching the international marketing course in Chinese at the EMBA Program.


Pipop Udorn, Dean, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University


Plenary II: Assessing and Measuring Impact

Phillip Dean Pardo, Professor of Accounting, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityPardo_Phillip_Dean



Plenary III: Relevance for Future Employment

Mark Uncles, Deputy Dean (Education), UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia