Date: Sep 30, 2019

The talk would be followed by a brief “in conversation" session with R.N.Bhaskar, Senior Business Journalist

About the Topic

The session explores the impact of economic integration initiatives on international trade, global business networks, and global risk. Drawing on research on the European Union (EU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Asian continent over a 25-year period, the session investigates how the nature of risk has changed over time. Implications on risk management and potential issues arising from emerging models for global connectedness are discussed

About the Speaker

Sandra Seno-Alday is a Lecturer in International Business, teaching units in international risk management. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Sandra was a consultant to a wide range of medium- to large-scale companies, specialising in international business development and organisation development.  In the area of international business development, her consulting engagements were mainly aimed at informing clients’ strategic business expansion efforts in Southeast Asia, and included risk assessments, market attractiveness studies, competitive analysis and business feasibility analyses.  In the area of organisation development, Sandra’s consulting engagements focused on helping companies design their organisation structure and processes, and put in place human resource management systems aimed at supporting the delivery of overall corporate strategies.

Building on her consulting expertise, Sandra’s current academic research focuses on the nature and impact of international trade and international investment networks on risk in economically integrated regions, and on exploring the nature and impact of diverse and resilient international business organisations on performance.  Committed to innovation in higher education, Sandra is a recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for the design of integrative assessment systems.

Sandra is an Executive Member of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) at the University of Sydney, and a Guest Editor of the Journal of Risk Research (JRR).  She is also the President of the Society for Risk Analysis Australia and New Zealand (SRA ANZ), and a member of the Standards Australia committee on risk management, tasked with reviewing the ISO31000 international standard on risk management.

About the Conversationalist

R.N. Bhaskar is a senior business journalist with over thirty years of news experience. He has been executive editor, Financial Express, and founder and COO of the information company of the Indian Express Group. In December 1998, he gave up full-time journalism to work with the corporate sector. After heading a listed company, he decided to set up his own satellite broadcast company to promote distance learning. He gave away his technology and equipment to Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai, in 2008, and has since then opted to be consulting editor with various publications-including (part of the German, Forbes India, DNA,, Free Press Journal and He was also adviser with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) for a couple of years. He has been on committees advising the government of Maharashtra on vocational education and was adviser with the board of governors at Sophia College, Mumbai. He is on the board of studies with Jai Hind College and SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Mumbai, and with MIT World Peace University in Pune. R.N. Bhaskar lives in Mumbai.

The event is from 17:30-17:30 hours

Venue Address

NKM International House, 5th Floor, 178 Backbay Reclamation, Babubhai, Chinai Marg, Mumbai 400 020, Backbay Reclamation, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005