Anthony Devine, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Anthony is an academic in the Accounting and Financial Management department. His area of teaching is financial accounting and corporate governance. He is currently the senior academic accreditation lead within the Business School. Anthony’s PhD is in Family Business and Governance. His research interests include governance, values, education, innovation, entrepreneurship and accounting. He is currently involved with a number of professional organisations including the Family Firm Institute as a GEN faculty member, AACSB as a global trainer for Assurance of Learning, he is on the board of New Writing North (a creative writing charity in the Northeast of England) and is a school governor.
Xavier Ordeñana, Dean, ESPAE Graduate School of Management, ESPOL
Xavier Ordeñana has a PhD in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). He has developed specialization courses at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. He is currently the Dean of the ESPAE Graduate School of Management in Guayaquil Ecuador, where he also teaches the chairs of Economic Environment and International Business. In the field of research, he has several academic publications in the area of applied economics and entrepreneurship and is part of the GEM Ecuador (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) team. He has carried out consultancies and projects for organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Andean Development Corporation (CAF), the Coordinating Ministry of Production, among others. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Banco Amazonas.