International Conference

on Business and Information 2013

Developing business for sustainable growth : Research, Innovation and Practice.

 

Keynote

 

Peter Walter Cunningham

D Phil (UPE), DipSoc (Kent)
Programme Head, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Accredited Consultant: SAP R/3 Human Resources & Business Information Warehouse (BIW)

"Leadership – Cornerstone of Human Resource Development"

Peter Walter Cunningham

D Phil (UPE), DipSoc (Kent)

Programme Head, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Accredited Consultant: SAP R/3 Human Resources &  Business Information Warehouse (BIW)

Educated in South Africa & Britain, has been involved in HRM international keynote conference presentations, public presentations, executive management training & consultation for more than 30 years. He has published widely in leading international & national journals.  As the only SAP-certified consultant in HRM & BIW at a South African academic institution, his major areas of research, training and consultation are SAP (HR), Human Resource Development, Electronic HRM & Organisational Behaviour. He has co-authored a number of books on the latest in organisational behaviour. As a research specialist, he is referee for various publications, examiner of Master & Doctorial degrees, & editorial board member on a number of international management journals.


Dinesh Weerakkody

Chairman - Commercial Bank of Ceylon Plc.

"Economics of Good HR"

Dinesh Weerakkody

Chairman - Commercial Bank of Ceylon Plc.

He is a former Chairman/CEO of the Employees’ Trust Fund Board of Sri Lanka. He serves and had served in a number of government and private sector boards. He is also a Vice-President of the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka Chapter and a Vice-President of Sri Lanka Tennis.

Mr. Weerakkody was also Advisor to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 2002-2004 and has served in many Cabinet Sub-Committees and national level committees on Economic Affairs, International Affairs and Labour Management. During his public sector career, Mr. Weerakkody engaged pro-actively and innovatively in economic, trade, labour and cultural matters in both bilateral and multilateral contexts.

From 2005-2009 Mr. Weerakkody was a Council Member and 2008-2009 Chairman Employer Relations, CIMA Sri Lanka Division. He is a Graduate in Business Administration, an Associate of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants United Kingdom, Fellow Member of the Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Professional Member of the Singapore Human Resource Institute and has obtained an MBA from the University of Leicester, England. Mr. Weerakkody has received extensive Leadership, HR, and Management training in the UK, USA, France, Japan, Singapore and India. He has been on the Sri Lankan Board of GlaxoSmithKline Sri Lanka since 2000 and is Chairman of Cornucopia Lanka Ltd, and Director/Advisor of Cornucopia Bangalore, India.

Dinesh has published widely on HR, Leadership, Management, International Relations and development issues, and also has been involved in large-scale research projects in the USA and has presented many papers at national and international level. He is a recipient of many awards, including a Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1999 and an International Associations of Lions Clubs National Achievers Award in 2008.

  • Selected best 25 papers will be published in the following Journals:

    • South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management (SAJHRM)-(Refereed Journal- Sage Publication)
    • Journal of Asian Development Studies (JADS)-(Indexed)
    • Journal of Global and Scientific Issues (JGSI)-(Indexed)
    • Kelaniya Journal of Management (KJM)- (Refereed)
    • Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management (KJHRM)- (Refereed)
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     ICBI 2013 Tracks

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Business and National Policy
    • Economics
    • Educational Studies
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
    • Environmental Studies
    • Human Resource Management and Development
    • Industrial Psychology and Sociology
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • International Business
    • Management Science
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Peace and Conflict Management
    • Public Administration
    • Strategic Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Tourism and Hospitality Management
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