Keynote Speakers



Prof. Dr. Emin Akcaoglu
Prof. Dr. Emin Akcaoglu

Prof. Dr. Emin Akcaoglu

Dr. Emin Akcaoglu is the co-founder, and co-chairman of the Würzburg International Business Forum. He is also head of the Department of Capital Markets at Manisa Celal Bayar University (Turkey). He earlier served at various other universities including Loughborough University (UK), and FHWS (Germany). Before moving to academia, he had worked as a banker for fifteen years at Turk Eximbank, the Turkish official export credit agency. He is an Associate Editor of the Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) published by Taylor & Francis. His research and teaching focus on international business, and trade and project finance. He has been consulted by various organisations including UNCTAD on FDI-related issues.

Dr. Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom
Dr. Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom

Dr. Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom

Dr. Paphonwit Chaiwatanodom is the co-founder and CEO of Agnos Health, a health tech startup based in Thailand. He is also senior consultant of AI SERV Business Consulting, as well as entrepreneur in residence at Chulalongkorn University Technology Centre. Dr. Chaiwatanodom has a bachelor’s degree from Chulalongkorn University, and a PhD in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US). He had earlier served at some other companies such as PTTEP, KBTG, Arthur D. Little, and BP.