Deputy Rector of Pre-Foundation courses at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). Dr. Karimov joined WIUT in 2007 as a lecturer in business subject area. He teaches business, economics and management for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Before joining WIUT, he started his career in private sector as a vice-president of marketing division at Ulugbek-Textile JSC, where he was appointed by the Ministry of Light Industry of Uzbekistan (2002-2006). From 2012 to 2014, he was a head of the Department of Management Theory and Practice at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Dr. Karimov actively provides professional business consulting services to support local entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan. Dr. Karimov graduated from Tashkent State Technical University, Department of Business Administration in 2000, received his Master’s degree from the University of Olster, UK in 2001. He holds PhD degree (2011) in Economics from Brussels Vraye University, Belgium. His research interests include Entrepreneurial Marketing, E-Commerce, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Start-Ups. He is the author of more than 50 scientific articles, 10 of them were published in international journals.
Professor at Tashkent Islamic Institute. Nurislom Tukhliev is a holder of the honorary title “Honored Worker of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. He is the author of more than 300 scientific papers, including 30 monographs and textbooks. Among them, “The Difficult Path to the Market” (1999), “Uzbek Model: Principles of Development” (2014), “Asian Development Models” (2016), “Uzbekistan Economy” (textbook, co-author, 2018), “Development of Higher Education in Uzbekistan: quantitative and qualitative assessment” (co-author, 2019), “Anatomy of the Uzbek economy” (2019) and others. Twenty-three researchers defended their PhD and DSc dissertations under his supervision. He graduated from Samarkand and Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia) State Universities. He holds Doctor of Science degree in Economics. His research interests focus on Economics, Institutional Economics, National models of tourism development.
Professor at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED). Professor Sirajiddinov started his career as a senior lecturer, then an assistant professor at Tashkent Institute of National Economy. From 1998 to 2007, he was Head of the Department at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy. At the same time Professor Sirajiddinov was a senior coordinator at the Center for Economic Research under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at the Center for Economic Research, led a number of scientific and practical projects. He received postgraduate degree from Moscow State University of Management named after S. Ordzhonikidze and Doctoral degree from Tashkent State University of Economics. His main research interests include International Trade, Monetary Policy, and Macroeconomics. He is the author of more than 80 scientific and educational works, including two monographs, four brochures, more than 40 scientific articles.
Head of the Department of Youth, Science, Education, Health and Sports under the Presidential Administration. Prior to joining Presidential Administration, he worked as an assistant professor, Head of the Department of International Relations at the Tashkent Institute of Finance, senior lecturer, Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Tashkent State University of Economics. From 2016-2018, he was Head of the Scientific Department at the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Deputy Head of the State Inspectorate for Quality Control of Education under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Dr. Sharifkhodzhaev graduated from the Tashkent Financial Institute (bachelor and master degrees in 2007 and 2009) and Westminster International University in Tashkent (2011). He holds Doctor of Science degree in Economics. His research interests include Brand Management, Brand Management of Electronic Mass-Media, Branch and Industry Marketing.
Senior lecturer at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). Prior to joining WIUT in 2018, he worked as a senior fellow at the Institute of Macroeconomics and Social Research. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Djalalov was a visiting fellow at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He worked in the office of the Swiss Development Agency in Uzbekistan as the head of the regional water program in Central Asia. From 2007 to 2018, he was the chief analyst of the Oncology Committee, the Pharmacoeconomic Group of Canada, and the economist of the Ontario Ministry of Health. He attended postgraduate studies at the Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR (1985-1989), and the Institute of Macroeconomics and Social Research (1994-1998). He holds Doctor of Science degree in Economics. Dr. Djalalov has over twenty years of progressive research experience in economic evaluation, decision modeling and policy analyses in the field of sustainable development, agriculture, environment, irrigation and health. He is the author of more than 100 scientific works, including 3 monographs and more than 90 scientific articles.
Chief consultant of the Department of Youth, Science, Education, Health and Sports under the Presidential Administration. Dr. Azam has experience supervising international – applied research grants and implementing policy projects. He graduated from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (bachelor and master degrees in 2005 and 2007). He also received postgraduate (master) degree from the Portland State University in 2012. He holds Doctor of Science degree in Economics from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy. Currently, he is a supervisor of two PhD candidates. He is the author of more than 70 scientific works, including two scientific monographs, a collective monograph, more than 25 scientific articles. His research interests focus on Foreign Trade Policy, Industrial Policy, Global Value Chains, Human Capital, Development Economics.
Professor of Operations Management, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster (UoW), UK. Prof. Barnes joined UoW in 2010 as the Head of Department of Business Information Management and Operations. Before joining UoW he started his career in industry, from 1975 to 1990, he held engineering, line management and senior management positions. He was Principal Lecturer at School of Business, Thames Valley University, London (1990-1999), Visiting Research Fellow at University of Cambridge (1995-1997), Associate Lecturer and Lecturer at Open University Business School (1999-2010). He is the Member of British Academy of Management, European Operations Management Association, and Production and Operations Management Society (U.S.A.). Currently he is working on two projects: “Digital Business Transformation Process”, and “Supply chain management decision making models”. Prof. Barnes graduated from Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London in 1975, received his Master’s degree from the Open University Business School, UK in 1992. He holds PhD degree (2000) in Economics from Staffordshire University, England. His research interests include Operations and Production Management, Supply Chain Management, Production Planning and Control, E-Adoption.
Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Westminster (UoW), UK and Head of Westminster Business School. Before joining UoW, he started his career as a Lecturer at Cranfield University (1983 – 1987). He held Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor positions, and Director of MBA programs at Loughborough University Business School, University of Birmingham Business School, Lancaster University Management School, University of Exeter Business School, University of Edinburgh Business School. His research interests include Retail Operations Management, Concessions Management, Marketing Management Practices, Retail Restructuring and Consumer Choice. Prof. Kirkup graduated from College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth (Exeter University) in 1982, received his Master’s degree on Marketing and Product Management from Cranfield University, UK in 1983. He holds PhD degree (2010) in Marketing from Lancaster University Management School. He is the author of more than 50 publications: Academic Journal Articles, Professional Journal Articles, Edited Books, Conference Proceedings, Chapters in Books, Working Papers.
Professor of Applied Economics & Director, Centre for Employment Research, University of Westminster (UoW), UK. Prof. Urwin has over 15 years’ experience leading large-scale evaluations for a range of UK government departments, including DWP, BEIS, MoJ, DfE, HMRC and MoD; and has been providing expert consultancy to HMRC for over a decade. His research has contributed to spending review submissions across departments; and his academic and policy work covers around 100 published outputs. He is an expert member of the Cabinet Office Academic Advisory Panel, UK. He is Principle Investigator for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study, Early Identification of Young People at Risk of Poor Educational and Labour Market Outcomes and co-investigator on a large ESRC-funded study of Managerial competences, engagement and productivity. Prof. Urwin graduated from Liverpool University in 1991, received his Master’s degree from the Birkbeck University of London in 1995. He holds PhD degree (2002) in Economics from University of Westminster, UK.