WCPS Board of Directors

Professor Mike Dillon
Chairman
World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS)

Professor Mike Dillon is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Productivity, a think tank, publishing house and strategic consultancy based in the UK. Mike is a founding member of IAFI, past President and the current Secretary.
Mike is a world-renowned expert on manufacturing strategy and on the seafood sector and has recently been involved in a number of major international productivity projects. A key area of interest is Seafood Education and Research, he is a UN advisor to FAO in Bangladesh on Seafood Education and Research and as a UNIDO advisor in Indonesia and Pakistan on Blue Economy and Seafood Value Chains including Seaweed, Tuna and Aquaculture certification. Mike is the past CEO of the Humber Seafood Institute and a founding member, as well as past Head of Research and Development at Grimsby Insititute.
Mike is Vice-President of the World Network of Productivity Organizations, a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.
Mike is the author of a number of books and many journal articles,and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences.
Mr. Peter Watkins
President, Board Member
World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS)

He is the Chief Operating Officer of QA Consultants, North America’s largest specialized software testing firm. In addition to his role as COO, he is currently leading the Canadian Consortium of Companies participating in a 3-year program between Canada, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Portugal to develop integrated testing methodologies for complex configurable multivariant systems underpinning Industry 4.0 and the Automotive, Rail and Telecommunication domains. He has previously served as Executive Vice President and CTO for the McGraw-Hill companies, Executive Vice President and CIO for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada, Global Leader for Financial Services for EDS, and National Practice Director for Information Technology for E&Y. Mr. Watkins has served on the Executive Client Advisory Council for AT&T, the Advisory Council for AT&T Wireless, the World Economic Forum Digital Divide Task Force and the Board of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP). He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.

Board Members:

Dr. Sunil Abrol
President, Institute for Consultancy and Productivity Research, New Delhi, India

Dr. Sunil Abrol is Director on the Board of World Confederation of Productivity Science and Vice President of World Academy of Productivity Science since 2005. He is President of Institute for Consultancy and Productivity Research, India, since 2010. He is currently Honorary Director on various Boards, including WCPS, NISF and MEPSC.
Dr. Abrol obtained a Ph.D. degree in organizational psychology from University of Delhi, and a Ph.D. degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is a Certified Trainer by Auckland College of Education, New Zealand, and a Certified Management Consultant by International Council of Management Consultants Institutes, U.S.A.
Dr. Abrol started his career as a Lecturer for Post-Graduate courses in University of Delhi. He worked for 25 years in the Power and Telecom sectors in management support functions; He was responsible for developing innovative management practices, including creating an Indian model for R&D management. Dr. Abrol worked for five years as Director General, Consultancy Development Centre of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, where he was involved in policy development, consultancy projects, education, training and publications.
Since 2011, he started to involve in multiple projects in skills development, including setting up a Sector Skills Council in Management, Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills.
Dr. Abrol has held position of Chairman/President/Director in various international professional organizations, including IFTDO, AHRD, ISTD, IMCI, and DMA.
He has authored three books and contributed papers/chapters in numerous books and journals.
Dr. Wang Jincai
Senior Vice President – World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS)

Dr. Wang Jincai is Secretary-General of China Association of Productivity of Science.
He formerly served as the Vice General Manager of state-owned assets management company of Tianjin Economic and Technology Development Zone in China. Before that, he also served as Chairman of Golden Harbor Trust Investment Co., LTD, promoting company to be one of three best trust investment company in China. As the head of preparatory group of Beijing Science and Technology Venture Capital Fund, he organised to set up and manage the first science and technology venture capital fund in China. Once he served as the Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Industrialization Base, promoting and establishing National Nanotechnology Research Institute and the National Nanotechnology Testing Center of China. He also worked for Ministry of Civil Affairs of China as the Deputy Director, responsibilities including investment management of the Rural Social Fund of China.

He achieved Ph.D. of economics from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences at 1996. As a famous scholar of economics and finance, he has already obtained and published a number of research results in the fields of economy, finance and investment.

Mr. Chen Shengchang
Vice-Chairman of the Chinese Association of Productivity Science, based in Beijing, China

Mr. Chen Shengchang is President of the World Academy of Productivity Science. He is a research fellow, professor, and honorary vice president of the Chinese Association of Productivity Science (CAPS). He is also a post-doctoral mentor at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Tehua Postdoctoral Program, honorary president of Beijing Film Academy’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Executive Vice President of The Chinese Academy of Productivity Science at Southwest Minzu University. He is a member of the board of directors of World Confederation of Productivity Science.Mr. Chen attained a degree in Economics from Peking University. He was deputy director, Institute of Economics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; chief editor, Economic Research Journal; chief editor, Mayors’ Reference Journal; and chief editor, Modernization Journal. Mr. Chen’s research focuses on issues of industrial structure, economies of scale, and economic globalization. Some of his published works are Introduction to the World’s New Technological Revolution, Experts’ Discussions on Knowledge Economy, Knowledge-Economy Reader and Productivity Economics. Mr. Chen is also the organizer of important academic and productivity activities, to name a few: In 2001, as the Deputy Director cum Secretary-General of the Congress Organizing Committee, Mr. Chen successfully hosted the Beijing session of the 12th World Productivity Congress. He edited and published “The Creation of Wealth through a System of Connected Economies” detailing Congress activities together with a
collection of essays about productivity. In 2006, as the deputy director cum Secretary-General of the Congress Organizing Committee, Mr. Chen successfully hosted the 14th World Productivity Congress in Shenyang, China.Mr. Chen also actively participated in exchange activities organized by world productivity science organizations. He participated in the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th World Productivity Congress. Since 2005, he acted as director of World Confederation of Productivity Science and Vice President of World Academy of Productivity Science. In 2019, he is elected president of World Academy of Productivity Science.
Anita Tang
Vice-President – World Academy of Productivity Science

Ms. Anita Y. Tang is Vice President of World Academy of Productivity Science. She is managing director of Royal Roots Global Inc., a business-strategy advisory headquartered in
Chicago, U.S.A. She is publisher of China Call Report, a quarterly publication showcasing U.S. and China business news and activities.

Ms. Tang is a member of the board of directors of Adtones Limited, a U.K.-based media platform technology company, a member of the board of directors of World Confederation of Productivity Science. She is a member of the advisory board of the U.S.-based Asian Pop-up Cinema, an NGO dedicated to creating interest and awareness of Asian culture via film screenings. Ms. Tang graduated Summa cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with a BBA in economics. She also earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

At Royal Roots, she focuses on cross-border business-strategy advisory and is a frequent speaker in U.S. and Asia’s business, government, and academic communities. Her projects span over Asia, Africa, U.K. and Europe, North and Latin Americas. Her earlier career was in the financial industry – she traded the entire spectrum of instruments in the debt market and was a pioneer financial futures trader in Asia in the early 1980’s. She also traded financial futures contracts on the trading floors of SIMEX and CME from the late 1980’s through the 1990’s.

Anil Yilmaz
President of the World Network Productivity Organizations

Anil Yilmaz is President of the World Network of Productivity Organizations and Director General of the Ministry of Education, Innovation and Educational Technologies in Turkey. He is Board Member of UNAM Bilkent National Nanotechnology Research Center.
He formerly served as the Vice – President of the European Association of National Productivity Centres. He led Turkey’s process of full membership to the Asian Productivity Organization as the former Director General for Productivity for the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology for Turkey. Mr. Yilmaz has been serving the government since 1993, where he had experience in the fields of IT, e-government, privatization, government support to industry, public investments, project management and strategic management as advisor to the undersecretary and advisor to the state minister for economy.
He holds degrees for industrial engineering, economics and business administration. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.
Ms. Linda Carbone
World Network of Productivity Organizations. President (and Vice-President of WCPS) Anil Yilmaz
Joel Bell
Vice President – World Confederation of Productivity Science

Mr. Joel Bell, a business executive, married to Mary Fay who served under Jimmy Carter, he is a philanthropist and served as Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He lives in NY, was involved in large projects with China and USA related to productivity and the impact on technology.

World Academy of Productivity Science

Mr. Chen Shengchang
President (and Vice-President of WCPS)

Mr. Chen Shengchang is President of the World Academy of Productivity Science (WAPS) and is a research fellow, professor, and honorary president of the Chinese Association of Productivity Science (CAPS). He is also post-doctoral mentor at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Tehua Postdoctoral Program, honorary president of Beijing Film Academy’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as executive vice president of The Chinese Academy of Productivity Science at Southwest University for Nationalities.Graduated from the Department of Economics at Peking University in 1964, Mr. Chen was deputy director of Research Office of the Economic Research Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He was editor-in-chief of Economic Research Journal, Mayors’ Reference Journal, and Modernization Journal, and also editorial director of Almanac of China’s Urban Economy and Society. He participated in the economic structure survey organized by the State Council in 1979, and also in a national key project “China’s Economy 2000” which won a State Science and Technology First-class Award. Mr. Chen’s research focuses on issues of industrial structure, economies of scale, and economic globalization. He has numerous other published works including a book earned him a Sun Yefang Award. Mr. Chen had participated and was deputy editor-in-chief of Highway Construction and Management, Driving Force of the World; selected one of the 100 patriotic education books by five ministries October 8-10, 2006, CAPS successfully hosted the 14th World Productivity Congress; Mr. Chen served as deputy director and secretary general of the China Organizing Committee, one of the key organizers of the Congress. Premier Wen Jiabo met with leaders of WCPS and CAPS in Beijing on October 12 and fully affirmed the achievements made at the Congress. Mr. Chen Shengchang also actively participated in exchange activities organized by world productivity science organizations. He participated in the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th World Productivity Congress.
Dr. Sunil Abrol
Vice President

Dr. Sunil Abrol is Director on the Board of World Confederation of Productivity Science and Vice President of World Academy of Productivity Science since 2005. He is President of Institute for Consultancy and Productivity Research, India, since 2010. He is currently Honorary Director on various Boards, including WCPS, NISF and MEPSC.
Dr. Abrol obtained a Ph.D. degree in organizational psychology from University of Delhi, and a Ph.D. degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is a Certified Trainer by Auckland College of Education, New Zealand, and a Certified Management Consultant by International Council of Management Consultants Institutes, U.S.A.
Dr. Abrol started his career as a Lecturer for Post-Graduate courses in University of Delhi. He worked for 25 years in the Power and Telecom sectors in management support functions; He was responsible for developing innovative management practices, including creating an Indian model for R&D management. Dr. Abrol worked for five years as Director General, Consultancy Development Centre of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, where he was involved in policy development, consultancy projects, education, training and publications.
Since 2011, he started to involve in multiple projects in skills development, including setting up a Sector Skills Council in Management, Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills.
Dr. Abrol has held position of Chairman/President/Director in various international professional organizations, including IFTDO, AHRD, ISTD, IMCI, and DMA.
He has authored three books and contributed papers/chapters in numerous books and journals.

New York Advisor Council

Mr. Jean-Claude Lauzon

Mr. Jacques Martin
Former CEO of Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the board of a large company in North America

Former CEO of Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the board of a large company in North America and he gladly agreed to participate. He brings a world of exposure to productivity, finance, business and he knows the right people.
Mr. Joel Bell
Vice President – World Confederation of Productivity Science

Mr. Joel Bell, a business executive, married to Mary Fay who served under Jimmy Carter, he is a philanthropist and served as Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He lives in NY, was involved in large projects with China and USA related to productivity and the impact on technology.
Mr. Noel Lateef
President and CEO of the Foreign Policy Association

President and CEO of the Foreign Policy Association, representing a group of 2000 members from around the world, based in NY, and provides a forum on foreign affairs in the USA. They sit with the president to review what is happening around the world. He has a fantastic reach and will gladly participate.
Ms. Wendy Murdock
President of MasterCard in the USA. Board member of Iron Mountain and Caisse de Dépôt.

She is the former president of MasterCard in the USA. She sits on the board of Iron Mountain and Caisse de Dépôt. With La Caisse, the largest investment fund in Canada, she has recently been appointed chair of the governance and ethics committee. She is Canadian but has been living in NYC for the last 30 years. She has also accepted to become a member of our advisory council.
Ms. Ouma Sananikone
Non-executive board director of Hafnia Ltd, Innergex Renewable Energy

Ouma Sananikone is currently a non-executive board director of Hafnia Ltd (member of the BW group), Innergex Renewable Energy (Canada, TSX: INE), Ivanhoe Cambridge (Canada), and Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (USA, NYSE: MIC). She was previously Chairman of Smarte Carte (USA) and of EvolutionMedia (Australia), and recently retired from a non-executive board directorship of the Caisse de Depot et Placement de Quebec (Canada) after serving the maximum term of ten years. Previous other board directorships include Icon Parking (USA), Air-Serve Holdings (USA), Moto Hospitality Ltd (UK), State Super Corporation of NSW (Australia) and Babcock and Brown Direct Investment Fund (Australia). She also acted as an honorary Australian Financial Services fellow for the USA on behalf of the Australian government.
Ms. Gabriella Szasz
Specialized in modernizing QA organizations within many of the world’s largest banks

Gabby Szasz brings a wealth of experience to the market and, for over 25 years has held various global positions in telecom, consulting, and financial service organizations. Prior to joining QAC, Gabby Szasz specialized in modernizing QA organizations within many of the world’s largest banks. Gabby Szasz has recently served as Global CIO of Enterprise Quality at Wells Fargo Bank. Within Wells Fargo, she championed QA accountability and oversaw the transformation of a 5,000 person QA organization culminating with moving to a de-centralized model. She also championed multiple new diversity programs within the IT organization. Prior to that, she had similar high-profile QA positions at BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, and Bank of America. Gabriella holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Degree from Carleton University in Canada. On a personal note, Gabriella is a past president of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Association in Canada and continues to speak at local schools and conferences to promote women in non-traditional professions.