Advisory Board

Meet the members of TIEMS Advisory Board
1.   Sandro Bologna, Chair of TIEMS International Group of Experts (Italy)
2.   Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri, Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee (Nepal)
3.   Alex Fullick, TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS Special Edition Newsletter (Canada)
4.   Wenlong Yang, TIEMS Asia Secretariat Officer (China)
5.   Chen Ran, TIEMS Emergency Medicine Committee (TEMC) Director (China)
6.   Guosheng Qu, Chair of TIEMS Safety and Emergency Committee, China
7.   Peter Jacobus Brazer, TIEMS 2023 Hybrid Annual Conference in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

TIEMS Chair for the Advisory Board is, Jaroslav Pejcoch (Czech Republic)

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Sandro Bologna is the Chair of TIEMS International Group of Experts (TIGE).Sandro Bologna
Sandro Bologna, graduated in physics from Rome University, has 35+ years experience at ENEA (The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and abroad, where he has held positions as Researcher, Head of Research Units, and Head of Research Projects at national and international levels.

While working at ENEA his main research topics have been on system safety and reliability, decision support systems, risk analysis and risk management. Recent main research activities deal with Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, with a special emphasis to vulnerability and interdependencies modeling, simulation and analysis.

Former President of the Italian Association of Critical Infrastructure Experts, at the present he is independent researcher and freelance expert for the participation to National and International Research Projects in the field of Cyber security and Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience.

Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri is the Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee.tiems 2010 meens photograph jpg
Dr. Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri has the experience in policy formulation and implementation; emergency/disaster management; awareness raising; training; planning and programming of development projects; improving database and collaboration and coordinating with national and international agencies. He is one of the Members of the drafting committee of National Law on Disaster Management. He greatly contributed in formulating and implementing a number of other Manuals, Guidelines, Action Plans and Hand Books on disaster management. 
He has been appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 1 March 2009. Prior to his high position at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), he was the Deputy Regional Administrator at the Regional Administration Office, Central Region of Nepal. He also has the experiences of being the Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Chief District Officer of Dhading District, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Section Officer at various Ministries and Departments of the Government of Nepal for more than 34 years.
He earned a Ph. D. degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1995 and a Diploma in International Relations and Social Sciences from the same University in 1986. He also holds the degrees of Master in Economics, Bachelor of Law, Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts. He was a Humphrey Fellow in the year 2002-2003 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U. S. A. specializing in Drug Abuse Research. He attended the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course held in Hawaii, U.S.A. from August 20 to 22 September 2009 and Pandemic Disaster Preparedness Training held in Brisbane, Australia from August 24 to November 29, 2008. He has carried out several research projects and made a number of publications in the national and international journals, particularly in the field of drug abuse, disaster management, corruption control and economic development. He presented papers and delivered invited lectures in several National, Regional and International Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, and Meetings as a country representative and delegate.
He has authored two books namely; Analysis of Nepalese Agriculture (1987) and Mitigation and Management of Floods in Nepal (2001).
Guosheng QuGuosheng Qu  is Chair of TIEMS Safety and Emergency Committee.
Guosheng Qu got his PhD from Peking University in 1989 and became full Professor from 1999 to present. He was Deputy Director and Chief Engineer (2004-2012), and Dr. and Prof. of Earth Sciences, Director of S&T Committee, National Earthquake Response Support Service (NERSS), China Earthquake Administration (CEA) (2004-2018) and Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) (2018 to present).
He was Classifier for IEC/IER of UNOCHA. He was former TIEMS Vice President  (2011-2021). He is expert of Expert Group Committee of National Disaster Reduction Committee of P. R. China. He is Experts Group Leader of USAR (2015 to present) of CEA and MEM, and Deputy General Team Leader of China International SAR Team (CISAR) (2009-2018).
He is General Coach of China USAR (CSAR) of MEM(2018 to present), and expert of Fire Fighting and rescue, MEM, China. He is expert of disaster mitigation group of IAP and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program, ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. He is Standing Committee Member, Special Committee for Risk Analysis and Crisis Management under China Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. He is also Global Expert of UNDP in Emergency Management and expert of SAR team capacity buildings of Nepal.

He has an extensive experience from research activity and operation of USAR teams, especially in emergency and risk management, earthquake disaster on-site SAR for many earthquakes (Pakistan in 2005, Indonesia in 2006, Wenchuan in 2008, Yushu in 2010, Lushan in 2013 of China, Nepal in 2015), and as decision-maker for coordination and commanding in many disasters. He has done several cases of analysing results of earthquake catastrophes in on-site coordination and commanding.

As Deputy General Team Leader of China International SAR (CISAR) and General Coach of CSAR, he has lead the CISAR team and CSAR to pass the INSARAG External Certification (IEC) as heavy USAR team in 2009 and IER INSARAG External Recertification (IER) as heavy USAR team in 2014 and in 2019. As classifier of INSARAG of UNOCHA, he participated in the IER of heavy USAR team of Jordan in 2018. He has published more than 100 papers in earth science, earthquake risk analysis, emergency response and SAR of earthquake disasters, as well as the emergency management and capacity buildings of USARs.

His specializations are international organizational development, emergency, disaster and risk management and project management. He leads and compiles of domestic standards of USAR teams in China, and disaster preparedness for catastrophe. He found and compiled the training courses of First Responders and CERTs in China depends on the International standard. He has been project manager and leaders of many international research and development projects for methods and models development in risk, emergency response and disaster management.

Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL is the editor of the TIEMS Special Edition Newsletter. Alex 1

Alex has been working in Business Continuity Management (BCM), Disaster Recovery (DR) and Organizational Resiliency, and Program & Project Management for over 21 years.  He is the Founder and Managing Director of StoneRoad, a consultancy and training firm specializing in BCM and is also the host and creator of the popular podcast ‘Preparing for the Unexpected’ on the VoiceAmerica talk radio network.

During his career, Alex Fullick has;

  • Performed numerous Business Impacts Analysis (BIA) workshops
  • Developed and documented business contingency / disaster recovery strategies and plans
  • Developed and implemented Crisis Management Teams and structures
  • Created training and awareness programs
  • Implemented communication strategies
  • Oversaw Governance on multi-million dollar projects/programs
  • Facilitated and coordinated many Disaster Recovery (DR) / Business Continuity tests and exercises; the largest of which included the coordination of teams in 3 countries with over 170 participants in both business and IT

He has routinely presented at global BCM/DR conferences and is the author of several books, including; “Heads in the Sand”, “Made Again” (2 Volumes), “Business Impact Analysis (BIA)”, “Testing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans”, and “Watch Your Step”.  All his books are helpful manuals with tips and advice for hesitant companies who want to develop or enhance their BCM/DR preparedness and response capabilities. Alex is working on his 8th book.

He has his Member level certification with the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI); earned his Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) status with the Disaster Recovery Institute, and holds a Certified Business Resiliency Auditor (CBRA) designation, is a Commissioner on the Certification Board for the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada,  and is foundation certified in the ITIL methodology.   

Wenlong Yang is TIEMS Asia Secretariat Officer.WenlongYangwenlongyang1

In 1989, Wenlong Yang graduated from the Geology Department of Peking University and obtained the Bachelor of Science degree. In 1992, he graduated from the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, and he obtained the Master of Science degree.

Now as professor and deputy director, he works in Digital Disaster Mitigation and Emergency Management Reasearch Center, Peking University. He is the secretary-general of the International Emergency Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance and Director of Asia Office of The International Emergency Management Society.

He is mainly engaged in earthquake risk evaluation, earthquake engineering, emergency management, industry contingency planning and  research and planning and design of the experience hall about public response to the disaster. His main focus is training and education of community emergency reponse teams and planning of  emengency industry parks.

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CHEN Ran is Director of The International Emergency Management Society Emergency Medical Committee (TEMC).ChenRan ver1

She has a Master of Medicine, and is a Doctor of Resources Economy and Management.

From 2006 to 2009, Ms. CHEN Ran worked at National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Chen worked at the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China. Since 2013, Ms. Chen has been the Director of TEMC. And from 2016, Ms. Chen has been the Chairman of Beijing Huatong Guokang Foundation (BHGF).

Ms. Chen has worked on medical treatment, policy research, administration, international health exchange etc. Once Ms. Chen participated in the specific subject research and related work in the Medical Reform Office of State Council of the People's Republic of China. Now, Ms. Chen dedicates herself to helping Chinese medical institutions to establish international cooperation bridge and channel with the countries all over the world, to select and send medical workers and health administrators for overseas training, to bring in advanced medical technologies and to actively take part in talent cultivation and exchange in the field of emergency medicine.