Associates and Friends

Yiorgos C. AlexopoulosYiorgos Alexopoulos

  • Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • A  researcher with special interests in co-operative agricultural banks and rural development
  • Email:

Heira HardiyantiHeira Hardiyanti

  • Institute of Indonesian Co-operative Development Studies (LSP2i)
  • A tireless leader, teacher and development worker for co-operatives and credit unions in Indonesia
  • Lecturer at the Institute Koperasi Indonesia (IKOPIN)
  • Email:


Professor Samuel M. NataleSamuel Natale

  • Professor of Management at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University, New York.
  • He is concurrently an Associate fellow of SKOPE, University of Oxford and Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Decision Sciences (Oxford)
  • Email:


Hafiz RahmanHafiz Rahman


Cristina SimoneCristina Simone

  • Co-operative Promoter and Leader
  • A former International Co-operative Alliance Latin America Head of Special Projects Office and a tireless leader and promoter of co-operative development
  • Email:


Robby TulusRobby Tulus

  • Former Director of the ICA Asia Pacific Region Robby continues in his tireless work developing and promoting Co-operatives and Credit Unions particularly post-retirement from ICA in Indonesia. A Canadian citizen he was born in Indonesia an ethnic Chinese Catholic and to all who know him he is really a citizen of the world.
  • Email:


Sanjay VermaSanjay Verma

  • Co-operative Journalist and Researcher
  • Attached to Co-operative Union of India and ICA Asia Pacific Regional Office
  • Email:


Professor Esther GicheruProfessor Esther Gicheru

  • Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance, Planning and Administration at The Co-operative University of Kenya
  • Has served in the ICA in various capacities as a member of the Global Board for four years and as member for the Global Human Resource Committee for Close to ten years
  • Currently the Chair of ICA Africa, Research and Gender Committee
  • Research interests include Gender and cooperative development; Governance and management of cooperatives
  • Email:

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