Keynote Speaker

HE Tatang Budie Utama Razak
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Colombia

Tatang Budie Utama Razak born in April 7, 1962. He graduated from the International Relations department at Padjadjaran University. He began his diplomatic career in 1992, initially serving as the head of foreign policy at the Indonesian Embassy in Paris, France. He was also assigned as the Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York City, overseeing the information department under the Middle East Affairs and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In 2006, he was appointed Deputy Ambassador at the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2010, he became the Director for the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Indonesian Legal Entities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2014, he was appointed Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait. In 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Secretary of BNP2TKI. On October 25, 2021, he was sworn in as the Indonesian Ambassador to Colombia, concurrently serving Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, by President Joko Widodo

María Susana Muhamad
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, Colombia

María Susana Muhamad González born in April 21, 1977. She is a Colombian political scientist, environmentalist and politician belonging to the Colombia Humana party. Since August 7, 2022, she has held the position of Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of her country, in the government of Gustavo Petro. She is a nationally and internationally recognized environmentalist. She was the Former Director for Climate Action Planning for Latin America in C40 director. Her work focuses on developing actions that allow Colombia to consolidate as a world power of life, through compliance with international agreements on climate change and loss of biodiversity, the protection of environmental defenders, and the fight against deforestation in the Amazon region

Adriana Soto Carreño
Secretary of the Environment of Bogota, Colombia

Adriana Soto Carreño is an economist graduated from the University of los Andes, with a diploma in Senior Government and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the same university. She has over 20 years of experience at the national and international levels in designing and managing environmental public policies and programs for greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation. Recently, she served as an associated researcher at Fedesarrollo for climate change and sustainable development areas. She has held positions such as Deputy Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development (2011-2013) and advisor to the Colombian Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (Ideam). She also served on the Board of the Climate Fund of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where she led its financial structuring, and as a member of the Board of the Adaptation Fund, under the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.

Speakers and Chairs

Prof.-Riri-Fitri-Sari

Prof. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., IP
Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Riri Fitri Sari is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia (UI). She graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from UI. She gained a master’s in human resources management from the Atmajaya University Jakarta. Subsequently she completed her MSc degree in Software Systems and Parallel Processing from the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK, funded by British Council Chevening Award. She holds a PhD in Computer Networks from the School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK. Her PhD research was on Active Networks-based Congestion Control Protocols. Since April 2010, she has been the Chairperson of UI GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, a flagship program of the University of Indonesia to rank university worldwide based on their green campus and sustainability programs. Prof Riri Fitri Sari has also received an Honorary Professorship from Kazakh National Agrarian University (KAZNAU) in 2017 and many other research and lifetime achievement awards

Rector Universidad del Rosario 2

Gustavo A. Quintero-Hernández, MD,
Rector (e), Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Gustavo Quintero is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Specialist in General Surgery at the University of Rosario, with postgraduate studies in clinical microbiology and refining in kidney transplantation at the University of London, and in hepatobiliary surgery and transplants at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Diploma in senior management in health from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota. He is the Vice-Rector at the University of Rosario from February 2024. Prior to this, he served as the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences from January 2015 to January 2024. His dedication to academic leadership and excellence is further highlighted by his previous roles as a Special Advisor to the Rectorate from September 2008 to January 2015

Dra. Maria Clara Rangel (2)

Dra. Maria Clara Rangel.
Rector, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia

Maria Clara Rangel Galvis is the Rector at Universidad El Bosque. She holds a Ph.D. in Bioethics/Medical Ethics from Universidad El Bosque (2008 – 2014) and a Master’s in University Management from Universidad de Los Andes. Her diverse skill set includes research and development, strategic planning, clinical research, teaching, and higher education. She is the first female and non-medical rectora at Universidad El Bosque, has played a pivotal role in expanding and consolidating the institution, extending its reach into other areas of knowledge. Her leadership has contributed to the university’s increased international and sectorial visibility, as evidenced by her active participation in various academic and educational organizations. With a background as an odontologist and previous roles as dean and vice-rector at Universidad El Bosque, she continues to make significant strides in shaping the future of education in Colombia

Prof. Luis Fernando Múnera Congote, S.J,
Rector, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Luis Fernando Múnera Congote, S.J. is the Rector at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He holds degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Javeriana University, Bachelor of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy from the Sèvres Center in Paris. He was dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations; advisor to the academic vice-rector; and co-director of the University Planning Program on Peace and Reconciliation, he also served as associate professor of the Javeriana Faculty of Philosophy, where he held the position of career director. At the Javeriana Cali section he worked in the area of social training and coordinated the Specialization in Ethics and Values, where he also served as a professor of Ethics, Politics and Philosophy. Between 2001 and 2003, he was executive director of the Peace Program of the Society of Jesus in Colombia and has worked in the formation of the country’s Jesuits. He was part of the Javeriana Council of Regents, between August 2012 and November 2019

Diego-Hernández-Losada

Diego Hernández Lozada
Rector, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente, Colombia

Diego Hernández Lozada is the Rector at Universidad Autónoma de Occidente. He holds Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineer from the National University of Colombia; Master of Business Administration from the University of Valle; Master’s in Economics from Pontifical Javeriana University; Master of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois; Doctor of Economic Sciences from the National University of Colombia, and currently a doctoral student in Education at the University of Illinois. In his professional experience, he stands out for having been the first Vice Minister of Knowledge, Innovation, and Productivity at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, and having served as Director General of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation. He has also served as Vice Chancellor of the National University of Colombia and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the same institution. As part of his professional performance in the field of engineering, he was recognized in 2010 with the Julio Garavito Merit Order by the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia. He has experience in the financial sector, where he served as departmental director and regional deputy manager of the Southwest at Banco AVVillas.

Prof. José Ismael Peña Reyes
Rector, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

José Ismael Peña Reyes is the Rector of Universidad Nacional de Colombia for the period 2024 – 2027. He holds a degree in Systems Engineering from the National University of Colombia, with specializations in Pedagogy, Philosophy of Science, and Agile Project Management, as well as master’s degrees in Information Systems Management and Technology and a doctorate in Management Sciences. His academic journey includes postgraduate studies in Agile Project Management with Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP, as well as specialization in Pedagogy for the Development of Autonomous Learning and Philosophy of Science. With extensive experience in academia, he has served as the Vice Chancellor of the Bogotá Headquarters and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Colombia, and as the National Director of Information Technology and Communications at the DNIC Unit.

Prof. Filippov Vladimir Mikhaylovich

Prof. Filippov Vladimir Mikhaylovich
President, RUDN University, Russia

Prof. Filippov Vladimir Mikhaylovich, is currently the President of RUDN University. He holds the esteemed titles of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, and Academician of the Russian Academy of Education. With a distinguished career spanning both academia and government, ge has made significant contributions to Soviet and Russian mathematics. He has held key positions such as Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and Minister of Education of the Russian Federation. Notably, he has served as Rector of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) for multiple terms, demonstrating his commitment to higher education and academic leadership. He expertise and leadership have left a lasting impact on the Russian education system and the field of mathematics

Prof. Wan Jamaluddin, M.Ag., Ph.D.
Rector, Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung, Indonesia

Prof Wan Jamaluddin was born in Bandar Lampung, March 21, 1971. Currently he is 52 years old. At the undergraduate level he studied at IAIN Raden Intan Lampung, masters at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, and doctoral education at the Department of History of Middle and Near-East Cou, Russia, 2003. He is a professor or Professor of the History of Islamic Civilization. Currently he serves as rector at Raden Intan Lampung State Islamic University campus after he served as vice-chancellor for cooperation during his previous leadership period.

Prof. Javed Musarrat, Ph. D
Vice-Chancellor, Integral University, India

Prof. Javed Musarrat is the Vice Chancellor of Integral University, previously held the position of President at BGSB University in Rajouri, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and possesses extensive administrative experience as the Chairperson and Dean of the faculty. He has engaged in international endeavors, including Post-doctoral and Professorship positions in the Netherlands, USA, and Saudi Arabia. Renowned for his prolific research contributions in Molecular Microbiology and Nanotechnology, he has authored over 200 publications, 6 books, and holds a US Patent. His scholarly work has garnered significant recognition, with over 14,000 citations and an impressive h-index of 66. He has been honored with prestigious accolades, including the Elsevier Highly Cited Author Award, the Best Research in Nanotechnology Award, and the Research Excellence Award in 2011 from KSA

Prof. Ganisher Rakhimov,
Rector, Denau Institute of Entrepreneurship and Pedagogy, Uzbekistan

Prof. Ganisher Rakhimov, currently serves as the Rector of Denau Institute of Entrepreneurship and Pedagogy in Uzbekistan. With a Doctorate in Philological Sciences from Tashkent State University and a PhD from the Council of National University of Uzbekistan, Prof. Rakhimov brings a wealth of expertise in linguistics and education. His leadership extends to prestigious institutions like Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, where he served as Rector, and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, where he held roles as both Rector and Vice-Rector. Prof. Rakhimov’s career is marked by a commitment to academic excellence and visionary leadership in higher education

Dr. Enrique José Mammarella
Rector, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina

Dr. Enrique José Mammarella is the Rector of Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) in Argentina. Holding a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from UNL, he has been instrumental in driving academic excellence and innovation within the university community. With a rich background as an Independent Researcher at CONICET and a Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering (FIQ – UNL), he brings a wealth of expertise to his role. His visionary leadership is evidenced by his tenure as the Former Dean of FIQ-UNL and his significant contributions as the Former President of the Board of Directors of the SAPEM Center Litoral Technology Park. He has also played pivotal roles in shaping interuniversity collaboration as the Former President of AUGM and the National Interuniversity Council. His dedication to advancing education and research underscores his commitment to fostering academic excellence and innovation in Argentina and beyond.

Dr. Ayano Berasso Hula

Dr. Ayano Berasso Hula
President, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Dr. Ayano Berasso Hula is currently the President of Hawassa University, Ethiopia. He has been working at Hawassa University since December 2010, where he serves as a Lecturer in the Research & Analytics department. Ayano earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from University College Dublin, completing his studies from 2015 to 2019

Dr.-Omar-Aizpurúa-P.

Dr. Omar Aizpurúa P.
Rector, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panama

Dr. Omar Olmedo Aizpurúa Pino is currently the Rector of Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. He holds a Ph.D. in Automation and Robotics. He also holds a Postgraduate degree in Economics and Environmental Policy, as well as a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He has a rich background in academic research and has received numerous accolades for his publications, seminars, and presentations. He obtained his Doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, and the Technological University of Panama, and has pursued advanced studies in Systems Engineering and Automation at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, and Automatic Control Engineering at the University of Fulda, Germany. Additionally, he holds a Postgraduate degree in Energy Economics and the Environment from the University of Comahue and the IDEE in Bariloche, Argentina, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the Technological University of Panama

Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon

Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon
President, Ifugao State University, Philippines

Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon is the University President of Ifugao State University since 2018 and the Regional Chairperson of the Cordillera Administrative Region Association for State Universities and Colleges (CARASUC). Degree: PhD by Research, MA in Language (English), and Bachelor of Laws, BS in Journalism. Research focus: education, indigenous knowledge and systems, sustainable development.

Dra. Diana Belloso Montiel
Rector, Universidad Privada Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín, Venezuela

Dra. Diana Carolina Belloso Montiel is currently the Rector of Universidad Privada Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín. Her primary education took place at Colegio San José de Tarbes, and she began her high school studies at Unidad Educativa La Salle, both located in Caracas. Driven by a sense of justice, she pursued a career in law at Universidad Privada Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín, graduating in 2009. During her undergraduate studies, she began working in the administrative area of URBE, holding various positions within the institution. After obtaining her law degree, she embarked on her career as Legal Consultant at this educational institution. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Management and a Doctorate in Managerial Sciences, both obtained from the University Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín.

Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A,
Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric, Universitas Indonesia

Junaidi is a Vice-Chair of UI GreenMetric and a Linguistic and Cultural Studies Lecturer at the English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia (UI). He holds degrees from English Department, UI and Warwick University, UK. He was a Ph.D. in Linguistics at UI. Since 2015 he has been an expert member of UI GreenMetric and founder of UI GreenMetric Network in 2016. In 2021 he was the founder of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards, a new initiative of MoECRT to send undergraduate students to study one semester at top universities around the world.

Prof. Ir. Ambariyanto, M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Vice Rector, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia

Dr. Ambariyanto is a Professor in the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science. He is the Vice Rector for International and Research Cooperation of Universitas Diponegoro. He holds a master’s degree in ocean science from the University of Wales and a PhD in marine ecology from the University of Sydney. He is active in the advocacy and development of national maritime policies. Being active in introducing Indonesian marine resource, ecosystem, and biodiversity in various academic and policy for a both nationally and globally, his projects include sustainable management of seagrass, mangrove and coral ecosystem

Prof. Dr. Pablo Vanegas Peralta, PhD
Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Extension, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador

Dr. Pablo Vanegas Peralta is the former Rector of the University of Cuenca in Ecuador. Actually, he serves as the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Extension at Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the Center of Industrial Management, Traffic, and Infrastructure at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, obtained in 2010, as well as an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the same institution, acquired in 2006. Additionally, he earned his undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador, in 1997

Dra. María Soledad Perfumo
Vice Chancellor of Innovation and Development, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina

María Soledad Perfumo is the Vice Chancellor of Innovation and Development at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, where she also serves as a faculty member and researcher. With a background in finance, she is a qualified Public Accountant and has attained a Master’s degree in Auditing. Furthermore, she has achieved a Doctorate in Education.

Marija Jankovic, Associate professor
Vice Rector of International Cooperation, Mediterranean University Montenegro, Montenegro

Marija Janković is a Vice Rector for International cooperation and dean of Faculty of Business and Economy. She participated at numerous international, regional and national scientific conferences; has published a monography and more than 40 scientific papers. She participated in many national and international science-research projects and was a guest lecturer at several universities in EU. She is a member of many Government working groups, commissions and bodies related with economy, national branding and promoting entrepreneurship

Prof. Patrícia Iglecias
Representative of Rector, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Patricia Iglecias is Professor, in the School of Law University of Sao Paulo, USP Law School (2011), PhD (2007) and a master’s degree (2002) from the same institution. Advisor of the master’s and doctorate courses at the Faculty of Law of USP and PROCAM Environmental Science Program of USP. Currently, she is also CEO at CETESB – Enviromental Company in the State of São Paulo. Lecturer in Brazil and abroad, has several published works, highlighting the book; Solid waste and post-consumer civil liability, “by Editora Revista dos Tribunais. Vice President for the Southeast Region of the Institute the Right for a Green Planet. Member of the Association of Teachers of Environmental Law of Brazil APRODAB. Member of CErSOL. Multidisciplinary Center for Studies on Solid Waste at USP. Member of the European Environmental Law Association. She was the Secretary of State for the Environment of São Paulo

Prof. Tadeu Fabricio Malheiros
Representative of Rector, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Tadeu Fabricio Malheiros holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (1991), a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Health Sciences of USP (1993), a Master’s degree in Resources Engineering from Universitat Karlsruhe (1996), a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of São Paulo (2002), and a postdoctoral degree in Public Health from the Faculty of Public Health – USP (2006). Currently, he is an associate professor at the School of Engineering in São Carlos at the University of São Paulo. He participated in the creation and coordinates the Network of the Professional Master’s Program in National Network for Teaching Environmental Sciences. He serves as an advisor to the Environmental Management Superintendence at USP. He is the Coordinator of the Thematic Axis – Education within the framework of the 11 Thematic Axes program at USP. Additionally, he is the Coordinator of the Technical Chamber for Integration and Dissemination of Research and Technologies (CT-ID) of the PCJ Committees. With expertise in Environmental Engineering, focusing on Environmental Health and Sustainability, his research interests include sustainability indicators, sustainable development, environment, public health, solid waste, and environmental management.

Prof. Davide Di Battista
Representative of Rector, Universita degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

Davide Di Battista currently works at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila. Davide does research in Automotive Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Their most recent publication is ‘Flow and thermal management of engine intake air for fuel and emissions saving’

Prof. Mario A. Gandini
Representative of Rector, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Colombia

Prof. Mario A. Gandini currently serves as the Director of the Sustainability Institute, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente. He holds Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy (2005), a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sanitary Engineering from the University of Valle (1994). With 30 years of academic experience, he has focused extensively on integrated water resources management and integrated solid waste management. Recently, his emphasis has shifted towards Nature-based Solutions and sustainability issues concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and planetary boundaries. During his tenure at Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, he has held several positions, including, Environmental Engineering Director and Sustainable Campus Director

Prof. Waleed Al Abdulmonem
Representative of President, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Waleed Al Abdulmonem serves as the Consultant of the University Vice Rector for Business Development and Community Partnership at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology within the College of Medicine. With extensive experience and expertise in his field, he has contributed significantly to academia, having published 170 peer-reviewed articles in indexed journals. His role as a consultant underscores his commitment to fostering business development and community engagement initiatives within the university setting, further enhancing its impact and outreach

Prof. Dr. Rosamaria Cox Moura Leite Padgett
Representative of Rector, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Rosamaria Cox Moura Leite Padgett is a renowned academic figure in the field of sustainable development. Holding a PhD in Administration from the University of Salamanca, Spain, she currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, within the School of Administration and Business. Dr. Padgett is actively involved in research and leadership initiatives focused on sustainability in higher education. She is a key researcher at the Observatory of Sustainability in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OSES-ALC) and mentors the Sustainable University Leadership and Governance Program offered by IESALC UNESCO. Moreover, Dr. Padgett plays a pivotal role as the Coordinator of the Brazilian Network of Higher Education Institutions for Sustainable Development

Prof. Dr. Tevhide Serra Gorpe
Representative of Chancellor, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

T. Serra Gorpe is a professor of communication at the University of Sharjah in the UAE. She received her Ph.D. in Public Relations and Advertising from Istanbul University. She holds a master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University, USA, and a master’s degree in Social Psychology from Bosphorus University, Turkey. She has extensive industry experience. Her current research agenda includes international public relations, crisis management, health communication, and corporate responsibility/sustainability. She is a master’s student in the “Leadership and Higher Education” program

Dott. Ing. MGO Prof. Jaime Alberto Romero-Infante
Representative of Rector, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia

Prof. Jaime Romero is taking his Doctorate in Civil Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. His areas of activities include social sciences, economy, business, civil engineering, technology, management, environmental and geological engineering, industrial biotechnology, bioproducts, and production engineering. Currently he is the Director of Environmental business management Master program at El Bosque University. He also has many experiences as member of the board of directors, member of the board of directors, board member of the Faculty of Engineering, tenured professor, jury in evaluation committees, and as consultant in technical production-Scientific and Technological Consulting and Technical Report

Prof. Tatiana Rodríguez Chaparro
Representative of Rector, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia

Tatiana Rodríguez Chaparro is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Militar Nueva Granada (UMNG), a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, and a Ph.D. in Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Sanitation from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil. With expertise in her field, she serves as the leader of the “Water and Energy” research group, classified in category A, and is recognized as an Associate Researcher by MINCIENCIAS

Prof. Sherine Farouk
Representative of Chancellor, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Sherine Farouk has been an academic leader for more than 25 years at various international universities in the UAE, UK and Egypt. She is the Associate Provost for academic projects, associate dean for enrollment and student success, and academic mentor for the sustainability club at Abu Dhabi University. She is currently working on various academic projects at Abu Dhabi University including global engagement, international accreditation, study abroad programs, and institutional academic ranking and reputation. She has delivered more than 30 international training programs and has been involved in several international consulting projects in accounting, organizational performance and sustainability in the UAE, UK, France and Egypt. She was the director of the Undergraduate Research Program for several years and chaired several academic committees. During her academic career, she has received several awards and honors from national and international institutions and has a wide range of social and community initiatives. She received her PhD from London Metropolitan University, London, UK

Prof. Ahmed Azizeldein Abubaker Abdelhafez
Representative of Rector, New Valley University, Egypt

Dr. Ahmed Azizeldein Abubaker Abdelhafez is an Associate Professor at New Valley University, Egypt, specializing in environmental science and soil research. With a Ph.D. from Tongji University, China and a Master’s from Benha University, Egypt his work focuses on soil fertility, heavy metal analysis, and waste management. He has published extensively, received awards, and is active in international conferences. Fluent in Arabic, English, and French, he contributes significantly to environmental sustainability

Prof. Juan Sebastián Proaño Aviles
Representative of Rector, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Juan Sebastián Proaño obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador). At Iowa State University (United States), he earned his Master’s degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, as well as his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and Bio-Renewable Resources. He currently serves as the Sustainability Coordinator at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), where he is also a researcher and professor in the Mechanical Engineering program. He specializes in biomass transformation into energy, fuels, and chemicals. His research interests encompass sustainability, biochar production and applications, energy management systems, renewable energy resources, and the valorization of organic waste through pyrolysis. He has also worked on the design of unmanned aerial vehicles, dirigibles, and fixed-wing aircraft, advising the Ecuadorian Air Force. Additionally, he co-founded the company Advanced Renewable Technology International Inc., dedicated to biochar production

Prof. Dr. Adejuwon Adewale Adeneye, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Representative of Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Professor Adejuwon Adewale ADENEYE obtained MB;BS, M.Sc. (Pharmacology), Ph.D. (Pharmacology) and D.Sc.(Alternative Medicine) degrees from the University of Ilorin, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, University of Lagos, and the Open International University, Colombo, respectively, and had a postdoctoral training at the College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, U.S.A. He is a recipient of 2014 TWAS Young Affiliate Award; 2013 AU-TWAS Best Young Scientists National Award and 2010/2021 Fulbright JSD Scholarship Award; and currently the Director, LASU Directorate of Research & Innovation

Profa. Msc Mariana Bertolotti Alves Pereira
Representative of Rector, Instituto Federal de São Paulo, Brazil

Profa. Msc Mariana Bertolotti Alves Pereira currently holds the position of Director of Equity and Community Actions at the Instituto Federal de São Paulo in Brazil. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of Londrina (2007) and a Master’s degree in Aquaculture from the Federal University of Rio Grande (2013). Additionally, she is a Specialist in Inclusive Education and Human Rights from the Faculty of Education São Luís (2021). She works as a Technician in Educational Affairs at IFSP and has previously served as a member of the IFSP Extension Council (2019 – 2023) and Project Manager at the IFSP Campus Suzano (2021 – 2022). She has also held the position of General Coordinator of the IFSP Women’s Program (2022)

Prof. Asst. Dr. Farqad Talib Najim Al-Ani
Representative of Rector, Al-Iraqia University, Iraq

Farqad Talib Najim is a professor and holder of PhD in Chemical Engineering at Al-Iraqia University. He is also listed as an author in a research paper titled “Sustainability” alongside other individuals from various universities. Moreover, Farqad Talib Najim is the Head of Quality Assurance Department at Al-Iraqia University. Furthermore, he supervises several undergraduate student and post graduated student, with more than 20 published papers in multi dispensary fields, and has attended several conferences

Prof. Dr. Claudia Patricia Arias Puentes
Representative of Rector, CESA Business School, Colombia

Claudia Arias is an Associate Researcher Professor at Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración-CESA (Colombia). She conducts research on the link between marketing and sustainability. Her fields of interest include sustainable consumption, pro-environmental behaviors, pro-circular behaviors, Sustainable Business Models, and Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) and Sustainable Development (ESD).

Assistant Professor Geraldine Campos Zamora
Representative of President, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Philippines

Geraldine Campos Zamora served DLSUD as a full-time faculty since June 9, 1997 under the College of Science and Computer Studies. She was appointed as chair of the Physical Sciences Department in 2013-2018. Assigned as the University Research Office Coordinator for Implementation, Monitoring and Events in School Year 2019-2022. Currently serving the university as the Pollution Control Officer in August 2022 up to the present and concurrently have served as the OIC-Director of the Campus Sustainability Office in second semester SY 2022-2023

Dr. Ir. Ibnul Qayim
Representative of Rector, IPB University, Indonesia

Dr. Ir. Ibnul Qayim is the Head of the IPB Sustainability Office. He is also a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He has expertise in the structure, function, and interaction of tropical ecosystems, plant geography, and vegetation ecology. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Bogor Agricultural University and a Doctorate in Ecology from the University of Giessen, Germany

Dr. Eng. Heriansyah Putra.
Representative of Rector, IPB University, Indonesia

Dr. Eng. Heriansyah Putra holds the position of Vice Head of Sustainable Campus Infrastructure Planning and Development at IPB University, formerly known as Institut Pertanian Bogor. Additionally, he serves as a researcher and Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, Indonesia. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Building Engineering Education from Padang State University, Indonesia, in 2012, followed by a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, in 2014. He further pursued his education and earned a Doctoral Degree in Engineering for Production and Environment (Civil and Environmental Engineering Department) from Ehime University, Japan, in 2017

PhD Thalita dos Santos Dalbelo,
Representative of Rector, University of Campinas, Brazil

Thalita dos Santos Dalbelo is a Architect and Urban Designer, focused on sustainability. During her master’s degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis on Architecture and Construction, she researched sustainability in industrial buildings through ecology and industrial symbiosis. Broadening the scope of sustainability, she developed her doctoral thesis in urban autopoiesis, a process of interaction between urban systems that ensures resilience and resolves disturbances while maintaining the city’s identity. Currently, she coordinates the sustainability office of Unicamp.

Dr. Regina Clélia da Costa Mesquita Micaroni
Representative of Rector, University of Campinas, Brazil

Regina Mesquita Micaroni has a major in Chemistry and has done her Master and PhD at University of Campinas (UNICAMP). In her PhD she worked with waste management in the laboratories of the Chemistry Institute. She has been working with hazardous waste management at UNICAMP since 2004, and is the coordinator of GEARE (Waste Management Coordination) which is the coordination responsible for dealing with the hazardous waste of the university. She is also a member of CTGR (Technical Chamber of Waste Management) which is the instance that establishes the policy for waste management at UNICAMP

Dr. Ir. Erna Sri Sugesti, M.Sc.
Representative of Rector, Telkom University, Indonesia

Dr. Ir. Erna Sri Sugesti, M.Sc. currently serves as the Head of the Electrical Engineering Doctoral Program at Telkom University in Indonesia. In her role, she oversees the PhD Program in Electrical Engineering and leads the Optical Communication Lab. Her research focus is on Radio over Fiber technology, particularly in the context of UIGM’s Standard 4 Water. She is actively involved in teaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the PhD level, as well as undergraduate courses in Wireless Optical Communication, Optical Fiber Communication, and Introduction to Engineering and Design. She integrates advanced research practices with foundational education to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience

Dr. Waleed Tameemi
Representative of President, University of Babylon, Iraq

Waleed Tameemi is a professional in the field of Civil Engineering, currently associated with the University of Babylon. Holding a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, his expertise spans across a diverse range of areas. With a focus on structural analysis, earthquake engineering, and construction, he brings invaluable insights to the field. His proficiency extends to bridge engineering, building construction, and civil engineering technology. Additionally, he possesses specialized knowledge in concrete durability and structural dynamics. He has a skill set encompassing construction project management, making him a well-rounded expert capable of contributing significantly to various engineering endeavors

Dr. Abdullah Kadhim
Representative of Rector, Al-Mustaqbal University, Iraq

Dr. Abdullah Kadhim has a Ph.D. in the field of advanced materials and composites with specialisation of cement, concrete, and ceramic materials. He obtained PhD from Liverpool John Moores University – UK in 2021. Initial background as a civil engineer with a first-class Bachelor of Engineering with honors (BEng with Hons) from Liverpool John Moores University -UK. He is also an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Dr. Isaac Azuz-Adeath
Representative of President, CETYS University, Mexico

Dr. Isaac Azuz-Adeath is the director of the Institute for Sustainability Studies at CETYS University, Baja California, Mexico. Is member of the National Research System. His academic productiviy includes: 11 books, 32 book chapters and 100 technical papers. He earned his Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain and has postgraduate courses in environment from Harvard University, USA. He was a Mexican delegate at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg and member of the National Council for the Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Environment

Dr. Juan Roberto Calderón Maya
Representative of Rector, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, México

Dr. Juan Roberto Calderón Maya serves as the Director of Research at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico in Mexico. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNII) of CONAHCYT. Previously he is the Director of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning and currently leads research initiatives at UAEMéx. His research interests focus on environmental planning, with an emphasis on sustainable urban mobility and urban sustainability. He is the author of several books, including “Urbanization and Environmental Deterioration in Cancun, Quintana Roo” (2015), “Basic Guidelines for Integrating an Urban Mobility Plan in the Metropolitan Zone of Cancun (ZMC), Mexico” (2019), and “City and Environment” (2021).

Luis Francisco Amar-Cabrera, M. Sc
Representative of Rector, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Colombia

Luis Francisco Amar-Cabrera, M. Sc., currently holds the position of Sustainability Coordinator/Head at the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente in Colombia. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainability Studies at the Universidad de los Andes and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente. With over 15 years of experience, he has a strong background in managing social, academic, and research/innovation projects focused on sustainability. He specializes in coordinating university management initiatives, particularly in the development of Information Technology solutions for learning ecosystems. He also manages projects related to Carbon Neutrality, Efficient Energy, and ESG-based strategies, demonstrating his commitment to sustainability initiatives

M.Sc. Leonardo Chaves de Carvalho
Representative of Rector, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

 

Leonardo Chaves de Carvalho currently as the Director of Sustainable Development at Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) in Brazil. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, specializing in Human Rights Education, and a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the Faculty of Law of UFMS. Additionally, he obtained a degree in History from Claretian University. Since 2014, Leonardo has been a public servant at UFMS, assuming various roles such as Assistant Director of the Paranaíba campus and head of the Institutional Articulation Division before his current position as Director of Sustainable Development

Eng. Isabella Tello G, M.Sc.
Representative of Rector, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia

Eng. Isabella Tello G, M.Sc holds a master’s degree in Climate Change. She is currently working as an Environmental Management Professional at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali and is in charge of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the Sustainable Management of the campus. She is an environmental engineer with a master’s degree in Climate Change, has experience in the evaluation and management of environmental impacts and in the development of sustainability projects, has a high degree of communication and problem solving skills

MSc María Clara Nieto Rujana
Representative of Rector, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales U.D.C.A, Colombia

 

Maria Clara Nieto Rujana holds the position of Planning and Development Director at Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales U.D.C.A. She is a Professional in International Relations from Universidad del Rosario and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Development Management from Externado de Colombia University. Maria Clara brings with her a wealth of experience in international cooperation, social project management, and prospective in Higher Education. Her diverse background and expertise contribute significantly to the strategic planning and development initiatives at U.D.C.A.

Erna Maters,
Representative of Rector, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

Ir. Erna Maters is policy officer Social Responsibilty at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Facility Services department. As an alumnus of Wageningen University (MSc Rural Sociology), she returned at WUR to work in de the field of environmental care, safety and occupational health. Currently she is working on WUR’s agenda on Social Responsibility, with a special interest in responsible supply chains, CO2 emissions and sustainable mobility. She is expertise in Environmental management, Environmental policy, Sociology, Environmental legislation, Working conditions, Quality management

Ir. Kadyr Amanov
Representative of Rector, S.A.Niyazov Turkmen Agricultural University, Turkmenistan

Kadyr Amanov has received numerous prestigious national honors and scientific awards. In 2021, he received the Youth Prize of Turkmenistan and the award “”Young Scientist of Turkmenistan””. In 2022, he also won the title “”Student of the Year”” in Turkmenistan. Currently, Kadyr Amanov is the head of the Technology Transfer Department at S.A. Niyazov Agricultural University. He is actively promoting the university’s scientific work, securing patents for their findings, and working towards commercializing the results in different sectors of the national economy, including creating new products

Kelli Ann O’Day
Representative of Chancellor, University of California, Davis, USA

Kelli is an experienced sustainability professional with strengths in data analysis and project management. As an Assessment Program Manager at UCD Sustainability her responsibilities include overseeing campus sustainability reporting and analyzing results to inform sustainability planning efforts. Kelli is a co-chair of the University of California (UC) sustainability working group on performance assessment and is an elected member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) STARS Steering Committee. Kelli was born and raised in California

Janaina Antonino Pinto
Representative of Rector, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Janaina Antonino Pinto is a Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Urbanism at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, specializing in the field of Transport and Logistics. She is a permanent professor in the Postgraduate Program in Civil Engineering, focusing on the Transport Field. Additionally, she serves as the Executive Coordinator of the Logistics and Transport Learning Laboratory (LALT). Janaina holds a Ph.D. in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Transport and Logistics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, both from UNICAMP. Her research interests include sustainability, efficiency, and vehicle emissions in Transport and Logistics.

Rami Elhusseini
Representative of President, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Rami Elhusseini is currently the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Focal Point at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, obtained from the University of the District of Columbia, where he also completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist. Additionally, he earned a minor in Food Science and Technology from Howard University and a Licence in Philosophy from Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut.

Dalida Sneifer
Representative of President, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK, Lebanon

Dalida Sneifer serves as the Green USEK Coordinator at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon. In her role, she sets the vision, plans, runs, and executes green concepts and projects, aiming to promote sustainability within the university community. She also supports innovators and individuals with green initiatives, fostering a culture of environmental consciousness. She applies a theoretical approach to various aspects of sustainability, including waste management, civic engagement, and organizing green events and projects, while encouraging volunteer involvement. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Kaslik – USEK and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saint Joseph University of Beirut.

Camilo Arturo Peraza Gonzalez
Representative of Rector, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales U.D.C.A, Colombia

Camilo Arturo Peraza Gonzalez serves as the Director of the Integrated Environmental Management System at Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales. He is a Biologist with specializations in Documentary Information Networks and Environmental Management, holding a Master’s degree in the latter. Since 2015, he has been leading the Environmental Management System at the university. His professional expertise lies in environmental sustainability, application of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), biodiversity in agroecosystems and mining-energy production areas, and knowledge management. Additionally, he has extensive experience in university teaching, focusing on various ecological aspects such as population ecology, chemical ecology, biodiversity, plant-animal interactions, natural resources flora and fauna, bird ecology, as well as environmental and social management.

Dovlet Annamuradov
Representative of Rector, Oguz Han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan

Dovlet Annamuradov is a lecturer at ETUT’s Ecology and Ecological Technologies Department. He holds a Specialist Diploma in Environmental Sciences from Magtymguly Turkmen State University. Since 2020, he has served as vice dean for Academic Affairs at ETUT’s Biotechnology and Ecology faculty. As a member of the Ecological Biotechnology Research Center, he focuses on satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems to study medicinal plant communities, aiming to address real-world challenges and advance knowledge. His research interests include developing novel systems for plant growth in arid areas

Serdar Gedayev
Representative of Rector, Oguz han Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan

Serdar works as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology at ETUT. Since July 2023, he has been serving as the Head of the Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology at ETUT. As a director of the ETUT’s Sustainability Team, Serdar has academic interests in the areas of Biofuel Production from Microalgae, Microbial Fermentation Products, and Antioxidant Production from Local Plants. He teaches and provides guidance to undergraduate students in the fields of Environmental Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Biochemical Ecology.

Dra. Valentina Campos Cabral
Representative of Rector, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, México

Dr. Valentina Campos Cabral is the Director of the Research Institute on Environment Xabier Gorostiaga, SJ at IBERO Puebla. She conducted postdoctoral studies in the area of Political Ecology at the Institute of Ecosystems and Sustainability Research (IEES) at UNAM and at the Institute of Government Sciences and Strategic Development (ICGDE) at BUAP. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Science from the College of Postgraduates Campus Puebla. She is a Biologist from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP). Her research focuses on the analysis of conflicts and social movements

Prof. Johnny A. Ching, PhD
Representative of President, De La Salle University – Dasmarinas, Philippines

Dr. Johnny A. Ching is a Professor of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. He holds various administrative positions in DLSU-D since 1997. Some of these include being the Director of the University Research Office, the Dean of the College of Science and Computer Studies, and as the Department Chair of the Biological Sciences Department among others. Currently, he is the Asst. Vice Chancellor for Research. He was recognized as one of the Top 1500 Scientists in the Philippines by the AD Scientific Index, Scientists and University Rankings for four consecutive years since 2021.

Prof. Saeed Zolfaghari
Vice President of Administration and Operations, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

Dr. Zolfaghari received his Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 1997 and joined Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) in 1999. His primary research interest is productivity improvement of production, business and traffic/transportation operations through proper use of resources and optimization of operation conditions. He has a broad knowledge in the areas of simulation and computational intelligence. Other areas of his research include cellular manufacturing systems, supply chain management, traffic/transportation planning and scheduling. His research has been funded by several external agencies and companies that include: NSERC, GEOIDE, MMO, CITO, and WSIB.

Prof. Diego Fernando Mejía Carmona, PhD
Professor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Professor Diego Fernando Mejía Carmona is a Doctor in Biomedical Sciences; Master in Basic Medical Sciences and Biochemistry, and has an undergraduate degree in Biology (Genetics), degrees obtained at the Universidad del Valle. He is Coordinator of the Environmental Management System – Palmira Headquarters National University of Colombia.

Prof. Catalina Silva-Plata, Ph.D.
Sustainability and Environmental Studies Lecturer, Professional and Researcher, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Catalina Silva-Plata is a Sustainability and Environmental Studies Lecturer. Catalina holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Norte (Colombia), an MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship and a PhD in Sustainability and Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde (UK). She has experience working in research projects and tertiary education in sustainability and development-related fields in the University of Strathclyde (UK), Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil) and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). In addition, she is an experienced project manager, and worked as the Co-ordinator of the Sustainability Office of the University of Strathclyde for more than three years.

Dr. Massimiliano D’Innocenzo
Fundraising Sector and University Project Management, Universita degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy

Massimiliano D’Innocenzo is a project manager at the University of L’Aquila. He also as a President of the Consortium for the Protection of Saffron of L’Aquila DOP. He manages university partnership projects, in particular Erasmus+ CBHE (Capacity Building Higher Education) projects. These include the PAWER, RENES and GREB projects with Central Asia, the Caucasus, Mongolia and Russia. He received Master “The New Digital Skills: Open Education, Social and Mobile Learning”, organized by the Educational Technologies Laboratory (LTE) of the Department of Education and Psychology (SCIFOPSI) of the University of Florence

Dr. Yasser MAGHRBI
Director of Research Operations, Université Côte d’Azur, France

Yasser Maghrbi serves as the Director of Research Operations at Université Côte d’Azur. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nuclear Physics from the University of Basel, and a master’s degree in physics from Université Paris Cité (Univ Paris Diderot), as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics from the same institution. With a career spanning over a year and six months, he has been involved in various research endeavors, including serving as a Visiting Scientist at CERN, and currently spearheading research operations as part of the Excellence Initiative at Université Côte d’Azur since December 2022.

Claudia Dulce Romero
Director of Extension and Graduates, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Claudia Dulce Romero is the Director of Extension and Graduates at Universidad del Rosario. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Universidad del Rosario (2019-2021), a Master Internacional en Liderazgo from EADA Business School (2021), and Specialization in Marketing Management (2017) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration (2010-2015) from Universidad del Rosario. With over six years of experience as a Professor and currently serving as Director of Extension and Alumni since December 2022, she also has held roles such as Director of Social Projection (2018-2022), Director of Communications and Institutional Reputation (acting) (2020-2021), and has been actively engaged in various capacities at the university since January 2018.

Rafael Cordova Uvidia
Principal Investigator, Assistant of International Relations at the Research Group GIDAC, ESPOCH, Ecuador

Rafael Alexander Cordova Uvidia has been a dynamic force in energy and sustainability since 2016. His journey in climate change leadership began with a scholarship from the Canadian Government’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas program in 2017, inspiring him to drive green initiatives at his university. Upon returning to Ecuador, He joined Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH), advancing from a Renewable Energy Technician to an assistant role in Research and Graduate Studies. A key member of the Research Group GIDAC, Rafael has played a pivotal role in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. He currently serves as a professor and national coordinator of an online sustainability course, educating students globally on climate change strategies.