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Life and Career

Prof. Dr. Sara Ravan Ramzani joined Gisma in October 2022. Sara has several years of experience as a principal lecturer, programme team leader and postgraduate director at international universities in Berlin, Malaysia and Singapore. Sara teaches on a variety of modules in the areas of management, business and accounting. She studied at University Putra Malaysia, where she received her PhD in Economics and Information Systems in 2015. Sara has published 89 papers to date and received the ‘Best Innovative Paper Award’ from the Sydney International Business Research Conference in 2018.

She has published several articles on financial economics, monetary economics, marketing, HR and business management. Sara is also the Chief Executive Editor of the Journal of Development Economics, Horizon Journals from 2019 -2024. She has led and collaborated in various international research projects, notably from the United Nations, Measuring Up 2.0 (SDG 9 & SDG 16). Sara has supervised 24 Ph.D. students, primarily in the fields of project management, business, and finance. In her personal life, Sara is passionate about badminton, taking long walks, food and hiking around the Scottish Highlands.