A Series of International Lecture Week Sessions

The first week of December 2022 marked the 4th International Lecture Week held by Binus Business School. Our program participated in this event and was in charge of the following sessions:

  1. Public lecture – Inertia and Stasis in Financial Markets (1 December 2022)

This session was presented by Professor Crawford Spence and moderated by Mohamad Ikhsan Modjo, PhD. Professor Spence is a Professor of Accounting and Co-Director of the FinWork Futures Research Centre at King’s Business School, King’s College, UK. He is a Professor of Accounting with broader interests in economic sociology. He has published extensively across a range of accounting, organisational and sociology journals. He sits on the editorial boards of Accounting, Organizations and Society, the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Contemporary Accounting Research. His research has explored corporate accountability, corporate tax, professional elites and expertise in financial markets. He joined King’s in 2017 and has held visiting or permanent appointments in Canada, Japan, Norway, France and Spain.


  1. Public lecture – European and Worldwide Consequences of Current Situation in Eastern Europe – An Analysis from European Economic and Geopolitical Perspective (2 December 2022)

This session was presented by Piotr Sieradzan, PhD, CFA and moderated by Mohamad Ikhsan Modjo, PhD. Dr. Sieradzan is a Finance & investment practitioner and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, especially in the management of assets in Central and Eastern Europe and investment companies’ management. Part-time lecturer at Kozminski University, Warsaw. In his career, he managed mutual funds, pension funds with assets over 1 bln USD, an investment bank, and a brokerage house. As a shareholder, CEO and CIO run Everest Investment Management S.A. a boutique asset management company. He graduated from Warsaw University (Faculty of Law and Administration) and Warsaw School of Economics (Faculty of Banking and Finance) and received his PhD in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics. A CFA Charterholder since 2004 and Licensed Investment Adviser since 2002. Vice President of CFA Society Poland, Member of Capital Markets Policy Council and EU Standards Advocacy Advisory Committee CFA Institute.


  1. CFA Talkshow – ESG Investing (5 December 2022)

Speakers of this session were Piotr Sieradzan, PhD, CFA and Wisnu Wibisono, CFA (Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager at CDP). This session was moderated by Mr. Ubaidillah Nugraha.


  1. PhD Colloquium (6 December 2022)

In this session, four doctoral students presented their research and received comments/feedback from the panelists. We had three panelists in this session:

  • Professor Jo Danbolt
  • Piotr Sieradzan, PhD, CFA
  • Marcus Craig Rodrigs – currently works at the The University of Newcastle, Australia in the Discipline of Accounting and Finance. Marcus does research in Educational Technology, Corporate Governance, and Accounting. He has developed his own model of ‘blended learning in accounting: CR3’ that has been adapted by other disciplines across universities. He is interested in joint teaching and research projects and is a globetrotter. He has over 28

years work experience (academic as well as in consulting). During his consulting work, his industry clients included banking and investment, software development, academia, power generation, electronics, government, research, retail and not-for-profit organizations.

After his move from consulting to academia, his passion for accounting has earned him recognition among his students and colleagues in Australia and abroad.


  1. Research forum – IPO & First Mover Advantage (7 December 2022)

This session was presented by Professor Jo Danbolt and moderated by Yanthi Hutagaol, PhD. Professor Danbolt joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2012. He holds the Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets. He is a qualified Siviløkonom (a Norwegian business qualification), and he holds a BA (Hons) in Business Organisation and a PhD in Finance, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh. Professor Danbolt worked as Professor of Finance at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, where he was also Deputy Head of School and Head of Accounting & Finance. He has also previously worked as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University. Jo’s teaching experience spans undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, and he has taught in the UK, the Netherlands and Greece. He teaches mainly in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance, although he has also taught a wide range of other finance subjects.


We thank all speakers and moderators for the wonderful sessions, and hopefully these interesting topics can enrich our perspectives on the latest development in each research area.