Economics- Finance And Entrepreneurship, BRICS Economy, African Economy
Professor, Dr Ravinder Rena is a profound academician and distinguished scholar in economics, writer, editor and adviser with over 26 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 Professor at the NWU School of Business, North-West University, South Africa. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Economics for Masters and Doctorate Programmes at Monarch Business School, Monarch University, Hagendorn, 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, 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 an achievement of 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 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, American Historical Society, USA has been enlisted his profile in the World Who is Who International. He wrote 10 books and published more than 115 articles in reputed National and International peer-reviewed Journals. Besides, he has published more than 150 articles in Newspapers and Magazines and Websites and presented over 30 papers in the national and international conferences and seminars. He is founding Editor-In-Chief of an International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED) and Associate Editor of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID). He has been a Keynote Speaker for various national and international conferences in Europe, America, Africa and Asian continents.
He has widely written in the areas of Economics of Education, Development Economics and Inclusive growth, Globalization and Higher Education, Microfinance, Rural Entrepreneurship, WTO, Sustainable development, FDIs, development aid. He supervised Ph.Ds, M.Phils and Masters theses and dissertations across the globe. He is also been an examiner for Masters and Ph.D of different Universities of Africa, Europe, Asia, America and Australia. He travelled to over 30 countries in the world.