ICEFR 2020 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jean-Michel Sahut

IDRAC Business School Lyon, France

Dr. Jean-Michel Sahut is Professor of Finance at IDRAC Business School, France. He teaches entrepreneurial finance, business plan, electronic payments, finance and technologies, and serious game for engineering and management students. Previously, he was a Professor at Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences (Ch), an Associate Dean for Research at Amiens School of Management (Fr), a Professor of Finance at Telecom & Management Paris Sud (Fr) and the director of the RESFIN Laboratory. He has held Visiting Professorship positions at numerous universities in Canada, China, India, UK, Switzerland, Slovakia, Senegal and Tunisia. He served as an expert to the French Ministry of Education & Research, the Swiss National Foundation and the European Commission. He has been a main organizer of 31 scientific national and international conferences. He has published more than ninety articles about corporate finance, electronic payment, internet banking, innovation and entrepreneurship in international peer review journals and five books. He has been a guest editor for special issues of Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Economic Modelling, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Management & Governance, Management International, Bankers, Markets & Investors, etc. He is the editor-in-chief of Gestion 2000 (academic journal created in 1936, ranked by Fnege).



Prof. Sabri Boubaker

South Champagne Business School, France

Sabri Boubaker is a Professor of Finance at South Champagne Business School (Groupe ESC Troyes, Troyes, France) and Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche en Gestion (University of Paris Est). He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Paris Est (2006) and a HDR degree (Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research) in 2010 from the same university. He was/is visiting professor/researcher at Cass Business School (London, UK), University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), IESEG School of Management (Lille, France), IAE Gustave Eiffel (Paris, France), Hanoi School of Business (Hanoi, Vietnam), University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom), and the Vietnam National University (VNU-IS, Hanoi, Vietnam). Sabri Boubaker has taught various finance courses for undergraduate, graduate and executives at many universities and business schools. He also supervises many PhD students from different nationalities among which Wael Rouatbi (now assistant professor at Montpellier Business School, France), winner of the International "2017 Emerald/EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award" in Finance.

Sabri Boubaker has recently published many academic papers (+70 papers) in international refereed journals including Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, International Review of Financial Analysis, European Financial Management Journal, Review of Quantitative Accounting and Finance, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. Dr. Boubaker has also edited eleven books on corporate finance, corporate governance, board of directors and corporate social responsibility (Emerald Group Publishing, Springer Verlag, World Scientific Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan, Elsevier, Hermes International Publishing, Edward Elgar) and many special issues (Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, Research in International Business and Finance, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Management and Governance, etc.). He serves on editorial boards of several peer-reviewed accounting and finance journals such as Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (Subject Editor), Emerging Markets Review (Subject Editor), Economic Modeling (Subject Editor), Global Finance Journal, and Finance Contrôle & Stratégie (in French), among many others.

Sabri Boubaker was involved in the organization (founder, chair and member of the scientific committee) of more than 30 conferences during the recent years. He is the co-founder and cochair of the annual Paris Financial Management Conference (2013– ) (+700 submissions per year) and of the Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance (VSBF) series (2016– ) (+200 submissions per year). He is also the President of the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics (ISAFE).