Prof Dr. Ravinder Rena - Professor from Nort West University South Africa FT on Motive Missiles
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Professor, Dr. Ravinder Rena is a profound academician and distinguished scholar in economics, writer, editor, adviser, motivational speaker, and public intellectual with over 29 years of teaching and research experience in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and European continents. He has been an independent consultant and training expert. Prof Rena is currently working as a Professor of Economics at the NWU Business School, North-West University, South Africa. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Economics for Master’s and Doctorate Programmes at Monarch Business School, Monarch University, Hagedorn, Zug, Switzerland. Previously, he worked as a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. He also served as Professor and the Coordinator of, Joint African Master's Programme (JAMP), Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). He also worked as the Head of Economics, Department of Business Studies, the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Papua New Guinea. Prof. Rena earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, with the achievement of the University Gold Medal (for the Best Ph.D. candidates/ thesis in the field of Economics/ Commerce/ Business Management). He obtained his M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D. from Osmania University and B.A., and LL.B., from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India.
He has bagged many awards and prizes, to name a few he got the prestigious Award of the Best Researcher 2011 from Namibia University of Science and Technology and also the recipient of the esteemed Award -Man of the Year 2012 which was bestowed upon him by the American Biographic Institute (ABI), USA. Based on his extraordinary research contributions, the American Historical Society, USA has been enlisted his profile in the World Who is Who International. He serves as the Chairman of the Panel of Judges for Economics of the Global UnderGraduate (UA) Award based in Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom. He wrote 10 books and published more than 130 articles in reputed National and International peer-reviewed Journals and 35 book chapters to his credit. Besides, he has published more than 150 articles in Newspapers and Magazines, and Websites and presented over 50 papers in national and international conferences and seminars. He visited more than 300 colleges and universities across the globe.
He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of an International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED) and Associate Editor of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) which are IBSS and Scopus indexed Journals published by Inderscience, UK and Taylor and Francis UK respectively. He serves as an Editorial Board Member for many reputed Journals. He has been a Keynote Speaker/Resource person for more than 100 national and international conferences in Europe, America, Africa, and the Asian continents. As of March 2021, his author Rank is 5,776 out of 5,82,867 of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), the USA in which he is among the top (1%) percent researchers in the world. His Google Scholar citations: 1001; h-index: 19; i10-index-34.
He has widely written in the areas of Economics of Education, Development Economics and Inclusive growth, Globalization and Higher Education, Microfinance, Rural Entrepreneurship, WTO, Clean technology and Sustainable development, FDIs, development aid in Africa. He supervised over 60 Ph. Ds, M.Phils and Masters’ theses and dissertations across the globe. He served on many academic and professional committees as a Chairman and as a Panel Member. He is also been an external examiner/moderator for Masters and Ph.D. of different Universities in Africa, Europe, Asia, America, and Australia. He traveled to over 40 countries in the world.