Dr Renu Agarwal
Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
UTS Business School
Dr Renu Agarwal is an Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and as the Director of Supply Chain Management Programs, she provides leadership in service value networks, supply chain management, service innovation and dynamic capability building, management practices, and innovation and productivity.
She has been instrumental in securing funding and managing both federal and state government grants on management practices for Australia and Nzl in collaboration with LSE, McKinsey and Stanford. More recently, Renu has been instrumental in the development of the Australian Management Capability Survey in collaboration with Stanford University and funded by DIIS and launched by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to 15000 Australian businesses to assess the impact of Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Digital Business and Innovation Management practices on innovation and productivity.
Renu is also the Research Director, Future of Innovation and Innovative Systems at the Centre for Business and Social Innovation, UTS Business. Renu has published in several top tier journals which includes Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management amongst many, and is the editor of The Handbook of Service Innovation.
Currently Renu is the editor of the upcoming Routledge Companion to Global Value Chains: Reinterpreting and reimagining mega trends in the world economy, and guest editor of the special issue of the Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management titled The Future of Manufacturing Global Value Chains, Smart Specialization and Flexibility by Springer.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.