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March 2017
Dr. J. Hanns Pichler
ICSB Vice President, Historian
April 2017
Dr. Mary Kilfoil
President, The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)
May 2017
Dr. Alicia Ines Caballero
Dean, The Economics Sciences Faculty at Universidad Católica Argentina
June 2017

MARCH 2017

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler

ICSB Vice President, Historian

Dr. J. Hanns Pichler is professor emeritus of political economy and international Development at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on international economic issues and nance, development and development strategies, business leadership, entrepreneurial values and attitudes, and on SME structures and related policy issues. Throughout his career, Dr. Pichler has held a wide range of advisory positions and consultancies to international organizations such as the World Bank, UNIOD, China Scholarship Council, and he is the recipient of numerous prizes and decorations. Dr. Pichler has held the position of ICSB Historian on the ICSB Board of Directors for 3 years.

APRIL 2017

Dr. Mary Kilfoil

President, The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)

Mary Kilfoil, PhD., is an Assistant Professor in the Rowe School of Business and the Academic Lead for Launch Dal Program at Dalhousie University. Mary has over 20 years experience in the private sector and has authored several reports and publications in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic policy. Since becoming faculty at Dalhousie University, Dr. Kilfoil led the team that launched the Starting Lean course in the Fall of 2012 providing an experiential approach to entrepreneurship education by combining Lean Launchpad methodologies, a flipped classroom, and accomplished mentors – listed in Academia’s Top 10 courses in Canada 2013. She has also launched a campus-wide Innovation course based on Design Thinking principles open to students from all faculties. Outside of the classroom, Mary has been instrumental in launching Dalhousie’s on-campus student startup accelerator (LaunchPad Dal), Canada’s Business Model Competition, as well as, non-credit entrepreneurship programming for students, researchers, and members of the business community. Mary has developed Executive Education and distance curriculum for new and existing businesses to promote and develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive the Nova Scotia economy forward. In 2014, Dr. Kilfoil received Canada’s National Entrepreneurship Educator Award by Startup Canada.

MAY 2017

Dr. Alicia Ines Caballero

Dean, The Economics Sciences Faculty at Universidad Católica Argentina 

Dr. Caballero is the Dean of the Economics Sciences Faculty at Universidad Católica Argentina since March 2015. She has also been Business School Director and Economics Department Director.

Ph.D. in Economics with an extensive background in academia related to the teaching of Macroeconomics, Finance, Business Economics, and research on banking and investment promotion policies for the Argentine Economy.

She has also an intensive 30 year-long professional career in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Small and Medium Enterprises’ Venture Capital and Investment Banking mostly in American banks. Has written four books and several articles in her areas of interest.

Dr. Caballero has created and managed an Interamerican Development Bank financed Venture Capital Fund, oriented towards high-growth potential small companies.