Scientific Committee – ICHRM 2014

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Prof. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha-ICENT2014

Prof. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha
Professor Dr. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha is the Senior Professor [formerly Professor of Human Resource Management (on Merit)] in the Department of Human Resource Management (HRM), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), Sri Lanka.

He has held many academic positions including Visiting Associate Professor in Business, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (Northern University of Malaysia) in 2010; Visiting Lecturer in HRM for MBA and MSc Programmes at Universiti Utara Malaysia in 2000 and 2001; and Course Director and Visiting Lecturer/Professor in HRM for graduate programmes (MBA and MA Labour Studies) at University of Colombo and for MBA programmes at PIM and Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Also he has performed several managerial positions including Chairperson of the Board of Management Studies and Commerce, Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJ; Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, USJ; Director of Local Technical Secretariat, USJ; Coordinator of the MSc Management Programme, USJ; and Officer (Class III) in Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Vasthiyampillai Sivalogathasan

Dr. Vasthiyampillai Sivalogathasan
Dr. Vasthiyampillai Sivalogathasan is a Head and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has an BCom(Hons), MBA (IB) and Ph.D in Innovation and Strategy Management at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Prior to joining the open university of Sri Lanka in 2008, V.Sivalogathasan spent several years as a Human Resource Manager at Oxfam (GB) and ACF. While working at INGOs, Sivalogathasan was a team leader, at Sarvodaya, Oxfam(GB) and ACF, he acted as the field leader of the program and HR group. He was worked as a Assistant Registrar at Vavuniya Campus of University of Jaffna. And served as a Assistant Lecturer at Department of Management Studies of the University of Peradeniya.

Sivalogathasan has been awarded a full scholarship for his PhD study in Zhejiang University by Scholarship council of China in 2010. Siva’s research interests include Strategic HRM, organizational behavior, innovation management and entrepreneurship.

He has published in books, journals, magazines and newspaper. Sivalogathasan is on the editorial review board of International Journals. He has studied and worked in different countries giving him first-hand knowledge of international management and cross-cultural training.

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Scientific Committee

Prof. H.H.D.N.P. Opatha Sri Lanka
Prof. Arvey Richard D Singapore
Dr. Maniam Kaliannan Malaysia
Dr. Khalil M. Dirani Greece
Dr. Marianne Afanassieva United Kingdom

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