Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Jonathan BattenPeter G. Szilagyi, and 
Roman Mentlík 
will join the conference as keynote speakers:

Jonathan Batten is professor of finance and 
CIMB-UUM Chair in Banking and Finance at the 
School of Economics, Finance and Banking at the 
University Utara Malaysia
Prior to this position, he worked at the Monash University, Australia, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and Seoul National University, Korea. He is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and currently serves as the Editor of Emerging Markets Review (SSCI), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (SSCI), and Finance Research Letters (SSCI). He is currently the President of EBES. His current research interests include: Financial market development and risk management; spread modelling arbitrage and market integration; and the investigation of the non-linear dynamics of financial prices.

Peter G. Szilagyi is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the MSc in Finance at CEU Business School in Central European University, Hungary. He maintains a fellowship at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, where he served in 2007-2014. He has been an external fixed-income consultant to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, and law and economics. His researches are published in journals such as Journal of International Finance Markets, Institutions & Money; Emerging Markets Review; Journal of Corporate Finance; European Financial Management; and Quantitative Finance. Furthermore, he is the Editor of Elsevier's Journal of Multinational Financial Management (SSCI), and Subject Editor of Emerging Markets Review (SSCI) and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (SSCI). He holds a PhD in Finance from Tilburg University

Roman Mentlík
is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience, both at strategic and operational levels, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement and development, change management and turn-around (subordinated staff up to 350 people). He managed international teams in multicultural environment across Central and Eastern Europe. He got extensive experience with working across different cultures and in dynamically changing political and economic environments as well as company structures (both private to public). He has broad experience in financial industry (retail - eBanka, corporate - Česká spořitelna, treasury/investment banking - Komerční banka, WestLB) and also in IT and consulting industry (Associate Partner-IBM, Managing director-Logica CEE). Furthermore, he has been teaching and since 2016, he has been acting as a Vice-rector for International Relations at University of Finance and Administration in Prague.

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