Exchange Magazine Contributors

Exchange: The Magazine for International Business and Diplomacy 

Publisher: IBDE

Alan Duncan MP: UK Minister of State for International Development 

Rudi Guraziu: IBDE Founder and CEO

Exchange Editor 

Ambassador Zef Mazi: International Atomic Energy Agency, IBDE Advisory Board Member

Penelope Bridgers: Exchange Associate Editor

Professor Erhard Busek: IBDE Advisory Board Memeber, Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor

jacProfessor Jacques Couvas: Exchange Associate Editor, Visiting Professor of Management at Ozyegin University, Istanbul and Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management at Bilkent University, Ankara 

Dr Kurt Bayer: Board Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD 

Charles de Chassiron: IBDE Advisory Board Member, Former British Ambassador        

Michael Johnson: IBDE Advisory Board Member, Expert on international trade policy 

Dr Abdullah Baabood: IBDE Advisory Board Member, Director of the Gulf Research Centre, Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge 

Geza Feketekuty: Founder of the Institute for International Trade and Commercial Diplomacy


Professor Todd Landman: Professor of Government and Director, Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, University of Essex

Vanessa Rossi: Senior Research Fellow in International Economics, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London 

His Excellency Dr Muhamet Hamiti: Ambassador of Kosovo to the UK

His Excellency Dr Emil Brix: Ambassador of Austria to the UK

His Excellency Mr Fakhradin Gurbanov: Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the UK

Matjaz Kovacic, President of the management Board, Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor
His Excellency Mr Andrew Page: Ambassador of Britain to Slovenia

Susan Haird CEO of UK Trade and Investment

Thomas Hale: Visiting Fellow at the LSE Global Governance and a PhD candidate at Princeton University

Professor Peter A.G. van Bergeijk

Dr Matthias S. Fifka: Lecturer in International Business and Politics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany 

Dr Beata Smarzynska Javorcik: Reader in Economics (Associate Professor), University of Oxford  

Olivier Naray: PhD candidate in Management with the topic “Commercial Diplomacy and International Business“ University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) 

Dr Torfinn Harding:- Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford 

Matthew A. Peluso: Atorney with experience in complex international commercial transactions and litigation. 

Ivan S. Abrams: Lawyer, with experience in economic diplomacy 


Alfred Kovaci:- Deputy CEO at the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange – IBDE 

Agim Becaj: Analyst at Morgan Stanley

Robert McDanie:Lawyer, experienced in international business and business development.   

Arben Sh. Gashi: Lawyer with experience in Economic Diplomacy   

Nasos Mihalakas: Assistant Professor of International Trade Law, New York University, Tirana.  

Didzis Klavins: PhD student in Political Science at the University of Latvia.

Francesca Panini - Business Analyst at Source8 Ltd. 

Francisco Javier Orjales-Mourente - MA in Diplomatic Studies 

Professor David Kernohan: Professor of Economics & Head of the Department for Economics and Statistics, Middlesex University 

Dr Khalid Almezaini: Research fellow at the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Studies, University of Cambridge.

Dr. Terence Huw Edwards: Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University 

Maria Rydahl Ahlgreen: MSc. Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark & MA International Relations, Middlesex University, UK

Dr Bernadett Koles: Associate Professor, Central European University Business School
Dr Alexios Antypas: Associate Professor, Central European University 
Joel D. Hirst: International Affairs Fellow in Residence at the Council on Foreign Relations 
Dr Diana Bozhilova, Research Fellow, Kings College, London
Alice Campbell-Cree: Research Assistant to CEO, IBDE

Dr Binoy Kampbmark: Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne 

John Batterby: UK Country manager, International Marketing Council of South Africa

Yingni Lu: Director EcoLeap Consulting




























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JP Morgan Securities plc

The Rt Hon Michael Fallon

Secretary of State for Defence


The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH

UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)


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Sir Michael Rake


BT Group