Advisory Board

salehuddinProfessor Md Salehuddin PhD – a senior Economist and the Vice Chancellor of the Metropolitan University in Sylhet.  He was the Vice Chancellor of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet from 2009-2013.  Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at the United International University, East West University and at the Chittagong University.  He completed his MA in Economics degree from Thamasat University, Thailand and his PhD from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. weblink


philip shaw1Philip Shaw is a columnist, blogger and a commentator on Agricultural and Technological Issues in North America.  He is the President of Philip Shaw Inc. – an agricultural enterprise in Ontario Canada.  Philip Shaw writes regularly  on agricultural issues and is a freelance public speaker in Canada. weblink



david butcherDavid Butcher  is a former New Zealand Minister of Energy, Minister of Commerce, and Deputy Minister of Finance. Since his retirement from politics in 1990, Mr Butcher has worked as a consultant, advising clients in over 24 different countries, where his expertise in strategic business planning, corporate governance, privatisation, corporatisation, and regulation of network utilities, such as telecommunications companies and electricity, is often solicited. Mr Butcher is highly experienced in institutional development and state agencies reform, particularly in transport, electricity and telecommunications. As the minister, he oversaw the deregulation of New Zealand’s telecommunications sector and the privatization of several key industries.  weblink

pranabPranab Mukhapadhay PhD is currently the  Head of Economics at the Goa University.  He is the current President of the Indian Society for Ecological Economists (INSEE).  He is also involved with the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). weblink



Vincent Amanor-Boadu PhD is currently at the Kensas State University.  He has been a brilliant academic and an entrepreneur.  He received his PhD from Guelph (Canada) in 1992.  His primary research interest is in the fields of entrepreneurship development in agriculture and food industry, small town and rural development strategy, business and marketing strategy and on bio-based economy with a focus on firm strategy. weblink