Professor Shams Rahman
RMIT, Australia

Biography of the Speaker: Dr Shams Rahman is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University. Professor Rahman, a former British Commonwealth scholar, has worked with several universities in Australia, United Kingdom, and Thailand. In Australia he worked for the University of Western Australia, The University of Sydney, prior to joining RMIT University. He also held visiting fellowship at the University of Exeter, UK, Virginia Tech., US, Linkoping University, Sweden, National Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan, University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India and currently, an International research scholar to Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China. During his academic career which spans over 25 years, Professor Rahman worked in various senior management and leadership positions. He works as the discipline expert, Global Supply Chain, NSW Department of Education and Training, Australia, and the foundation member of the International Advisory Committee of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Logistics & Supply Chain Systems. He has consulted for a number global organisations including Adidas, Nestle, Fuji Xerox and TNT on areas such as supply chain sustainability, talent management in logistics, lean six-sigma manufacturing and quality management. Professor Rahman has published over 200 research papers which include articles in international journals, book chapters, and referred papers in international conference proceedings. He has successfully led several externally funded research projects in the field of lean manufacturing, procurement, and reverse logistics. Professor Rahman is on the editorial board of fifteen international journals and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Advances in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Anne Bunde-Birouste
University of New South Wales, Australia

Biography of the Speaker: Dr. Anne Bunde-Birouste is the Director of the UNSW Yunus Social Business for Health Hub. She is also the Founding Director of Football United and Director of the Creating Chances social enterprise.
Anne is recognized both nationally and internationally for her expertise in Health Promotion, Sport for Development and Social Change, community participation in health, innovative health promotion approaches for working with disadvantaged groups. leadership, mentoring and networking, all qualities that have assisted to develop the significant partnerships underpinning the Football United Program ( which she founded as a result of her PhD study, and has fostered ever since.