India and South Asia Business Centre

International Advisory Board of ISABC

The International Advisory Board is vital to the development of the ISABC. Members of The International Advisory Board provide guidance and strategic input on how the ISABC can best achieve mission and purpose of the centre. Specifically, the international advisory board assist in the following areas:

  • Support the ISABC research projects and events by providing regular guidance and insights
  • Assist in fostering ties between ISABC and key academics, professionals and policymakers
  • Attend the scheduled advisory board meetings (1/2 meetings per year; virtual/in-person)
  • Participate in the annual events (2 events per year; virtual or in-person)
  • Assist in identifying research-funding opportunities


Peter Zink Secher International Advisory Board ISABC


Mr Peter Zink Secher

Founder of QESG Advisory

Copenhagen, Denmark



Appointed on 1st June 2023

Mr Peter Zink Secher is a pioneer in ESG and sustainable finance. He was the first capital market practitioner to use ESG ratings to optimize corporate issuers’ capital market profiles.

Secher built an ESG rating simulator model more than five years ago, which can simulate ESG ratings from all significant ESG rating agencies (such as MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS ESG and the like). Secher aims to continuously build on the success of Nykredit as a first mover and from being the Head of ESG Ratings Advisory EMEA at BNP Paribas, London/UK.

Samantha Murton International Advisory Board ISABC


Ms Samantha Murton

Chief Operating Officer


London, UK


Website: 5th September 2022

Appointed on 5th September 2022

After a long tenure in Retail and e-commerce in the UK, Samantha’s career moved her to India.  She then spent over a decade working with international organisations to transition, stabilise and grow in multiple cities across the country.

Samantha’s experience in Learning and Development provided the foundation to go on to support a wide sector of industries and across platforms where organisations sought her expertise to optimise operations and embed best practice. This wealth of industry know-how facilitated further footprints into Oceania, EMEA and near shore countries where Samantha has very often led the remediation of businesses with commercial challenges. Exposure to the international arena resulted in her being cognisant in requirements for Retail, Investment Banking, Aviation, Telecommunications, ecommerce, Direct Marketing and Branding.  Samantha has held leadership positions working at an Executive level to guide steer and support Boards using her extensive product knowledge and natural ability to bring teams together and re-ignite a passion for success.