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Honorary Professors


Dr. Kim Hua Tan is a Professor in Operations and Innovation Management at Nottingham University Business School, UK. Prior to this, he was a researcher and teaching assistant at Centre for Strategy and Performance, University of Cambridge. Professor Tan spent many years in industry, before joining academia in 1999. His current research interests are lean management, operations strategy, decision making, and supply chain risk management. Professor Tan has published a book called “Winning Decisions: Translating Business Strategy into Action Plans”, and numerous articles in academic journals such as Decision Sciences, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Innovation Management, and others.

Areas of Expertise

Operations Strategy; Sustainable Manufacturing, Performance Measurement; Lean Management; Big data (competence sets); Supply Chain Innovation Capabilities.


Currently, Prof Tseng is Chair Professor and Director of Institute of Innovation and Circular Economy in Asia University; Associate Dean at International College in Asia University; and Consultant, Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Prof. Tseng was a research fellow in the Institute of Applied Ecology at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2012-2013); visiting scholar at University of Derby, United Kingdom (2015); visiting professor, Anhui University of Finance, China (2016-2022); Adjunct Distinguished Prof, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2019); Distinguished Haitien Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, China (2016-2019); Honorary Professor, Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2019-2021); and Visiting Prof., University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2020). Prof Tseng holds several adjunct professorships in Philippines, Malaysia, China, and Taiwan. His research interests include green supply chain management, sustainable consumption, sustainable supply chain management, service innovation, and multi-criteria decision-making method, etc.



Dato’ Dr. Ruhani has built her career as a professor of finance at GSB for over 30 years. She now holds a position as Honorary Professor at GSB. Her area of research focus is on corporate finance and governance issues relating to Asia-Pacific financial markets. During her tenure, Dato’ Ruhani strives on providing quality postgraduate supervision of which a number of her Ph.D. candidates’ thesis has won the University’s Best Thesis in the Arts & Social Science category. As a testimony for her dedication and passion in finance area research, she had served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance (AAMJAF), a SCOPUS indexed journal from 2005-2019. Under her leadership, the journal AAMJAF has since won Malaysia’s CRÈME Journal Star Award twice. Now she serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance (Scopus) and the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (WoS, Scopus).


Daniel J. Lang is Full Professor for Trandisciplinary Sustainability Research at Leuphana University of Lueneburg at the Faculty of Sustainability. He was Dean of this faculty between 2012 and 2016. Since 2016 he is the President’s Special Advisor for Sustainability at Leuphana. Furthermore he is adjunct faculty member at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University and Honorary Professor at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The main focus of Daniel’s work revolves around the further development of the theoretical, methodological as well as process-related foundations of Sustainability Science. In particular his professorship focuses on cooperation and mutual learning processes between different scientific disciplines as well as science and society with the aim to develop robust solution options for urgent sustainability problems of the 21st century.