Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific

26–28 May 2019 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Forces Affecting Education Delivery

Noor Azizi Ismail, Deputy Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia; Incoming Vice Chancellor/Rector of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Nigel_De_BussyNigel de Bussy, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University, Curtin Business School

Nigel holds a PhD from Curtin University and an MA from The Queen’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of both the Public Relations Institute of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, and a Certified Practising Marketer. Nigel joined CBS as a lecturer in public relations in 1994 and was Head of the School of Marketing from 2012 – 2017. Before joining Curtin, Nigel spent more than a decade as a public relations professional in the UK and Australia. His research has been published in a number of leading journals in the fields of public relations, communication management and marketing communications.


Plenary II: A New Era: Supporting Faculty and Students

Kenji_YokoyamaKenji Yokoyama, Vice-President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, College of International Management & Graduate School of Management

Professor Kenji Yokoyama, Ph.D. is Vice-President and Executive Dean, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and former dean of APU School of Management. He started working for APU in the year 2000. His career as an educator commenced in 1983 after spending 3 years as a journalist. He is a board member of 3 academies, an executive council member of AAPBS (Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools) and a member of JUAA’s (Japanese Universities Accreditation Association) Business School Division. His research interests include institutional studies of export/import transactions. He published 10 books and 53 academic papers as of 2016, with a few of which he was awarded academic prizes.


Pereira_ArunArun Pereira, Professor, Asia School of Business

Arun Pereira, PhD is MIT-Sloan International Faculty Fellow and Professor of Practice at MIT’s Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Previously he was External Faculty at McKinsey & Co, as well as Clinical Faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India and Executive Director of ISB’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development. He is also Emeritus Faculty, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, where he spent 18 years in various faculty positions. Further, he is AACSB’s Global Facilitator for Assurance of Learning since 2012, and teaches in the International Teachers Programme (at London Business School in 2019 and 2020; and previously in IAE-Aix Marseille, France in 2017 and 2018, and in CEIBS, Shanghai and Beijing in 2015 and 2016). Professor Pereira has over 30 years teaching and consulting experience in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has won multiple teaching awards in Executive MBA, and MBA programs including being voted the Outstanding Professor (twice) by executives of the Executive MBA program at the Boeing Institute of International Business, St. Louis University, USA and voted ISB’s Professor of the Year (twice) by the MBA students at ISB, India. His research in the area of marketing has appeared in various journals including Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Management Science (OMEGA), International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Industrial Marketing Management, and Journal of Business Ethics; his research in teaching and learning has appeared in various journals including the Learning Organization and International Journal of Training and Development. His books include Papal Reich (Author House, 2002), and The Culturally Customized Web Site (Elsevier, 2005).