Professor V. Charles is a postdoctoral research fellow in maritime studies from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. He is an Honorary Professor at Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands; an Affiliated Distinguished Research Professor at CENTRUM GBS (accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), PUCP, Peru; a Fellow of the Pan-Pacific Business Association (PPBA), USA; a Council Member of the Global Urban Competitiveness Project (GUCP), USA; a Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association Liaison to Peru, HETL USA; and a WiDS Ambassador, WiDS Buckingham (in collaboration with Stanford University, USA). He holds Executive Certificates from the MIT Sloan School of Management (USA), Harvard Business School (USA), and IE Business School (Spain).
He has 20 years of teaching, research, and consultancy experience in various countries, in the fields of applied quantitative analytics (big data). He has published over 110 research works. He is a recipient of many international academic honours and awards. He won the 2016 Cum Laude Award from the Peruvian Marketing Society for his intellectual contribution to the area of marketing; the 2013 award in the category of The Most Innovative Study from the Premio PODER to Peru’s Think Tank of the Year; the 2013 award in Summer Grants (competition) from the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) of Johnson Cornell University, USA (along with Nagesh Gavirneni); also, the best research paper award (2006) in Finance from the Centre for Financial Excellence, KLS’ IMER, Belgaum, India. Additionally, in 2012 he received the Best Paper Award from the ESIC Market Best Papers Awards CLADEA 2012.
For three consecutive years, 2010-2012, he was the recipient of the Highly Commended Award of the Emerald/CLADEA Latin American Management Research Fund Award and for seven consecutive years, 2010-2016, he was the recipient of CENTRUM’s annual research contribution award. He has developed the 4^3 Architecture for Service Innovation. He has published books with Pearson Education, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and Springer-Verlag, UK.
Areas of Focus: Performance Measurement and Management (Productivity, Quality, Efficiency, Effectiveness); [Big] Data Science; Competitiveness; Social Progress; Doing Business; Innovation; and Design Thinking.
Industry Exposure (Research and Consultancy): Advertising (Branding), Agriculture & Agribusiness (Dry Apples), Transportation (Land – Public Transportation/ Marine – Logistics), Computer (Laptop Configuration), Consumer Products (Aerosols), Banking (Public/Private/Commercial), Education (Business Schools), Electronics (Assembled PCBs), and Manufacturing (Oil Rigs/ Tyres and Axles).