Visiting positions, docentships, and others

Adjunct Professor (docentship) at Tampere University of Technology, Finland, since September 2015.

Deputy Director of the ‘Centre d’Evaluation de la Performance des Entreprises’, Chair of Economics, Finance and Law, University of Liège, Belgium.

Visiting Professor, University of Liège, Belgium. Lecturing International Financial Economics in the Executive Master in Finance.

Visiting Fellow, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Board Memberships

Deputy Head of the Advisory Board of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management – worldwide network active in the field of innovation management, consisting of academics, business, consultants and policy-makers, since June 2012 – Member of the Advisory Board since 2011.

ISPIM Scientific Committee Member since 2008.

Member of the Scientific Board of University Industry Innovation Network .(

Member of the New Club of Paris (agenda developer for the Knowledge economy – since 2007.

Invited talks (selected)

Panel Member at European-Pacific Partnership for ICT collaboration in research, development and innovation (EPIC Project), entitled “Tools, future directions and necessary next steps”, Melbourne, October 2018.

Chair of Panel Session at RMIT University’s Business Research Showcase 2018, entitled “Beyond Evolution: Thriving in Business, Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystems”, Melbourne, October 2018.

Invited Speaker at RMIT University’s ‘Financial Innovations and Impact Investing in NFPs’ Symposium, entitled “Can financial innovation change the world?”, Melbourne, November 2017.

Invited Panel Speaker at the FinTech Symposium, RMIT University, the opening event of the Intersekt Festival, Melbourne, October 2017.

Invited Speaker at Academy of Management, ‘Surfing through the Storm of Fintech Disruption in Financial Services PDW’. Speech on “Opening up the Innovation Lifecycle in Financial Services: Banking as a Service Business”, Atlanta, August 2017.

Invited Speaker at China-2017 Cooperation Symposium for Top Universities and Institutes, Jiangsu, July 2017.

Invited Keynote Speaker at RMIT University’s Business Research Showcase 2016, speech entitled “Pioneering co-operation for research with impact”, Melbourne, October 2016.

Invited Speaker at Innovation for Financial Services 2015, “The Future of FinTech”, Singapore, October 2015.

Invited speaker at the Technology Innovation International (TII) conference, speech on Funding and commercializing research entitled “The innovation journey: from ideas to novelties”, Singapore, May 2015.

Invited speaker and panelist at ‘Consumer Protection in Financial Services: The Challenges of Innovation and Capital Markets Union’, organized by CEPS and ECRI, Brussels, May 2015.

Invited Panelist at FinTech Montréal Forum, The Appeal of the FinTech Sector to Venture Capitalists: World Trends, Crowdfunding and Challenges, Montréal, October 2014.

Invited speaker at Academy of Management, PDW “Innovation & Collective Intelligence in Services: The next big brand”, speech on “Strategy and Structure of an open business model in services”, Philadelphia, August 2014.

Invited Panelist at Open Innovation Seminar with Henry Chesbrough, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, May 2014.

Invited speaker at Academy of Management, PDW “Innovation Cocktail for Venture Growth: Global Experiences”, speech on “New Venture Financing: a private funding perspective”, Orlando, August 2013,.

Invited speaker on the Impact of Open Innovation at the “Open Innovation 2.0” conference, organised by Bror Salmelin, European Commission, Dublin, May 2013.

Invited keynote speaker at 9th INSME Annual Meeting “The Governance of Innovation: Building an Innovative Eco-System for SMEs”, Izmir, May 2013.

Challenges for cross-border entrepreneurs, invited speaker and panelist at the Global Symposium on Cross-border entrepreneurship and Innovation, ESSEC-SMU, Singapore, December 2012

Invited speaker at Innovation for Financial Services, speech on “Towards accrued transparency in the fund industry – the role of intangible metrics”, Luxembourg, September 2012.

Invited panelist and speaker at international cooperation workshop with the Joint Research Centre cooperation, speech on “Innovation policies in small countries”, Luxembourg, September 2012.

Other Activities

Member of the IDC Financial Insights Innovation Awards, Singapore, 2013 and Singapore 2014 and 2016.

Member of the jury of the University-Industry Innovation Network Award, 2013, 2014, 2015.