Advisory Board
Dr.Tov Assogbavi

e-evaluation and e-learning. He has developed substantial online course materials for both academic and professional programs. His research has been published in numerous scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, among them the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of African Finance and Economic Development and the International Business & Economics Research Journal. Dr. Assogbavi has served as a member of the Laurentian University Senate and was a member of the Laurentian University Pension Committee. Dr. Assogbavi was the recipient of the Best Empirical/Application Paper Award, 1995 Academy of Business Administration National Conference held in Reno, Nevada USA. He is the founder of the CISRO Institute of Management with a mission to foster and promote education and training in all of the functional and support disciplines of business. Dr. Assogbavi is the founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Global Business Administration (JGBA), the Global Management Conference (GMC). He is the founding Chair of the Hillsom Achievement Award and the AfricaRise Award initiatives. Tov is the founder and CEO of Global Academic Network.

Dr. Karl William Viehe

Minister, on the Russian side, and, on the American side, Dr. Richard Bernard, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, New York Stock Exchange from 1997 until 2007. Dr. Viehe drafted substantial portions of U.S. AID's Commercial Bank Training Program, also contributing significantly to the commercial bank training program implemented by the World Bank. Dr. Viehe has been an Adjunct Professor of International Law ( and, in 1995, designated as the "Scholar in Residence" at the National Law Center ) at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., and Adjunct Professor of International Business at the American University, Washington, D.C. and a member of the faculty at the International Law Institute, Washington D.C. Dr. Viehe has also taught at St Albans School (National Cathedral School for Boys) and Georgetown Visitation School. Dr. Viehe has twice been Co-chairman, with the General Counsel of the Department of Commerce, of the U.S. Department of Commerce annual conference on "Current Issues in International Trade" and three times co-chairman, with the Internal Revenue Service Assistant Commissioner(International), of the United States Internal Revenue Service's annual conference on "Current Issues in International Taxation." These events have been co-sponsored by The George Washington University. Dr. Viehe has provided legal consultation, guidance and advice on Eurasian market projects to CONOCO, Chrysler Corporation, Marriott, General Motors and a number of other U.S. companies. In 1995, as a member of the Pugwash Society, Dr. Viehe shared in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to that society for its more than half a century working towards world peace. Dr. Viehe has spoken at international conferences and/or meetings in the United States, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belorussia, Armenia and Georgia and authored more than twenty publications.

Dr. Maurice Grzeda

by management, informed by his practical first hand experience and knowledge and his involvement in leading edge management research. Dr. Grzeda dedicates his efforts to helping managers develop the complex skills and insights needed to effectively lead organizations in the contemporary business environment. Dr. Grzeda received a Master's degree in social work from Hunter College in New York and subsequently completed an MBA degree followed by a Ph.D. in Administration, both from Concordia University in Montreal. He has extensive teaching experience in the Canadian university sector. He is Professor of Management at Laurentian University's Faculty of Management where he teaches courses in OB/HRM primarily at the graduate level. He holds an appointment as Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University and has previously taught at Concordia University, Montreal, and Bishop's University in Lennoxville. His research interests are primarily in the areas of spirituality in management, management education and development and careers. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management Learning, Career Development International, the Journal of Career Development, the Journal of Management Development, the Journal of Education for Business, the Business Review, the Journal for Educators Online, the Journal of American Academy of Business and the Business Renaissance Quarterly. Dr. Grzeda is currently co-editor of the Journal of Global Business Administration, and the Vice-Chair of the Global Management Conference. Within the Sudbury region, Dr. Grzeda has conducted workshops for the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, the Sudbury General Hospital, Sudbury Hydro, and Laurentian University. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values, and the North American Case Research Association.

Dr. Hotniar Siringoringo

in Indonesia. Dr. Siringoringo has contributed immensely to the field of Consumer Behavior which is her area of interest. She has published and presented the research papers both in National and International conferences. She has also been actively contributing in review of research papers in national and international journals of repute. Some of these prominently include Journal of International Marketing, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, and African Journal of Agricultural Research. She has also published books on Statistics, Research Methodology, System Simulation and Operation research – independently and jointly. Presently she is involving on Consumer Behavior book writing as a foreigner expert which is sponsored by the European Union. She has also successfully liaised with various universities all across Europe, Asia and America for student exchange and development programmes.
Dr. Siringoringo is at present diversifying her research interest in the area of Knowledge Management and extensively involved in working on KM models.

Ms. Lisa Sanchez

environments. Ms. Sanchez is a skilful communicator and presenter of counsel to senior management, with an impressive record of achieving results. She is effective working with large, international stakeholder communities, including client representatives, project teams, technical contributors, consultants and service providers. Ms. Sanchez further provides project leadership training to a wide variety of organizations and assists in the establishment of project management offices (PMOs). Ms. Sanchez ensures that client solutions are delivered through the rigorous application of project management methodologies and principles. She further facilitates capital project decision making and the conducting of pre-project needs assessments, options analysis, feasibility studies, risk assessments, financial analysis, and the development of project business cases. Ms. Sanchez possesses strong business acumen and an enterprise-wide perspective, and is therefore customarily retained for the most challenging projects requiring adept knowledge and fortitude. An area of interest for Ms. Sanchez is to bring together academic and professional disciplines to realize the synergies and benefits of partnership. She works with academic and business communities to facilitate this alignment and integration for mutual benefit, and introduces project management as an effective means to assist in bridging this gap. Ms. Sanchez obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto, Canada. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP), LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and holds a Master's degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec, Canada. Ms. Sanchez is a published author and a PhD candidate at Szent István University in Hungary.

Dean Peter Luk

the last 14 years in academic administration in various capacities such as program director, student affairs director, school director, and associate dean. Peter was instrumental in many of the community outreach programs and for a number of years served as an external member of CMA's complaints committee (Certified Management Accountant). Peter is a true supporter of the polytechnic model whereby both academic qualifications and industry experience are equally valued in the provision of practical business education for the development of future business leaders. At Laurentian University, he leads the School of Commerce and the School of Sport Administration in their bachelor and master programs, both on campus and on-line being active in both the Sudbury main campus and the satellite programs at Barrie. Again, his priorities are the appropriate blending of theory and practice so as to provide the kind of university education that can be of quality and capable of delivering meaningful differences.
His priorities at Laurentian are to move toward AACSB accreditation, an international recognition of quality and continuous improvement. It is important that Laurentian becomes a university of choice as well as a useful incubator for future leaders of all kinds. This AACSB accreditation would no question bring Laurentian closer to this goal. He has initiated the drive toward AACSB accreditation at Ryerson University and Ryerson has earned its prestigious accreditation in August 2011.
Amongst some of Dean Luk's many priorities are to update and expand the building for the Faculty of Management; to build a strong relationship between Laurentian and international universities and increase international recruitment exponentially; Establishing a state-of-art campus in Barrie is also a top priority.

Dr. Komlan Sedzro

and for various organizations such as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, the Federation des Caisses Populaires Desjardins Richelieu Yamaska, the Institute of Canadian Bankers, the Canadian Revenu Agency and the Montreal Stock Exchange.
On the academic side, Dr. Sedzro teaches various courses in finance at the graduate and the undergraduate level and has supervises many graduate and Ph.D. thesis. His research interests are diverse and range from portfolio management, banking, microfinance, corporate finance and operational research. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work at numerous conferences including the Australasian Finance and Banking Association, Global management conference, l'Association Française de Finance, the Institute for Operation Research and Management Science, Administrative Science Association of Canada, The International Conference on Multi-objective Programming and Goal Programming, The Multinational Finance Society. He has co-chaired the 39th annual conference of the Administrative Science Association of Canada in 2011 (Montreal July 2-5th). He has also chaired three International Conferences of the Institute of Mathematical Finance of Montreal. The major publications of Dr. Sedzro include European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Wealth Management, Canadian Journal of Business Administration, FINECO, INFOR, Journal of Business & Economics Research, Global Journal of Business Administration, Journal of International Business and Economics. He also serves as associate editor of FINECO and Journal of Global Business Administration.