Professor Bodo B. Schlegelmilch heads the Institute for International Marketing Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and is Chair of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association. For more than 10 years, he served as Founding Dean of the WU Executive Academy.
Initially educated in Germany, he obtained two doctorates (a PhD in international marketing and a DLitt in corporate social responsibility) from the University of Manchester (UK) and an honorary PhD from Thammasat University (Thailand). Starting at Deutsche Bank and Procter & Gamble in Germany, he continued his career at the University of Edinburgh and the University of California, Berkeley. Appointments as British Rail Chair of Marketing at the University of Wales (UK) and Professor of International Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) followed.
Bodo serves on several Business School advisory boards in Europe and Asia and is member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. He holds/held visiting appointments, for example at the Universities of Minnesota (USA), Keio (Japan), Leeds (UK), Sun Yat-Sen (China), Cologne (Germany) and the Indian School of Business (India), and has taught in over 30 countries.
Bodo received numerous teaching and research awards as well as Fellowships from the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Marketing Science and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. His research interests span from international marketing strategy to CSR, and his work has been published in a wide range of books and journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Journal of World Business. He has also been the first European Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Marketing, published by the American Marketing Association.
Enrique Bolaños is the current rector of INCAE, following a distinguished career in international business. He is the first non-academic rector in the history of the institution and the second Nicaraguan rector.
Enrique has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the INCAE MBA.
Enrique joined INCAE in 2012 as Executive Vice-president to lead the institution’s organisational and financial transformation. In two years he put together an excellent executive team, who helped him to increase financial sustainability of the institution, as well as to initiate other important projects.
Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Fangruo Chen, has been Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since August 2018. He is also Guangqi Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Professor Chen graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1985 with a dual bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and ocean engineering and computer science and technology. He received a masters from Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in the US. In 1992, he started work at Columbia Business School successively as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Tenured Associate Professor. In 2005, he earned the title of Ira Rennert Professor of Business. In 2010, his title was changed into MUTB Professor of International Business.
Professor Chen has successively served as a distinguished visiting professor at many renowned universities, such as Stanford Business School, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University and Tianjin University. He is a former Chairman of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society in the US, and is the Founding Chairman of the Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE).
Professor Chen has been engaged in the research of operation management, supply chain management, and the interdisciplinary study of operation and marketing. In the field of international academic research, he has promoted the communication and cooperation between operation and marketing management.
He is a past winner of America’s National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award (the former Presidential Youth Award) and a winner of the Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Josep Franch is the Dean of ESADE Business School since 2014, where he is an associate professor in marketing.
He has the academic and operational leadership of one of the most renowned academic institutions in higher management education, consistently ranked amongst the Top 10 in Europe and the Top 25 in the world; with an enrolment close to 1,400 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students, representing 100+ different nationalities; managing an operational budget above €60 million.
He leads a faculty body of 135 permanent faculty members organised in 6 academic departments and 10 institutes and research groups.
Andrew Lock was Dean of the Business School at the University of Leeds from 2000 to 2008 and is currently a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University in China in the Global Entrepreneurship Center. He was previously Chairman of the Association of Business Schools in the UK and Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University. Earlier in his career, he also taught in Canada and France. His Masters and PhD are from London Business School.
He has undertaken AMBA accreditations since 1998. Through his work with AMBA and other bodies and national governments, he has reviewed business schools and MBA programmes across six continents
He was a member of the panel which advised the British government in 1992 on the granting of research degree awarding powers to institutions seeking university status in that year. Andrew is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and the Association of Business Schools, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Direct Marketing, and the Royal Society of Arts, a chartered member of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of the City of London. He was a member of the Steering Group of the Leeds Financial Services Initiative and was also involved in promoting UK financial services and financial education overseas. His work has been published, inter alia, in the Journal of Marketing Management, the European Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of the OR Society, and Management Learning.
Wendy is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Dean at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She has previously held several leadership roles in the School, including Director of Research and Director of Undergraduate Programmes. Her main research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees’ and employers’ attitudes and practices in extending working lives. She is especially interested in the ways in which gender, age and health interact to affect work and retirement experiences amongst older men and women across Europe. Her work has received funding from research councils, industry partners, government and EU and is published widely in leading academic journals. She is on the Boards of Edinburgh Innovation and Standard Life Foundation, and is a member of the UKRI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion external Advisory Group.
Professor Peter Moizer has been the Dean of Leeds University Business School since 2008.
Peter graduated with a chemistry degree from the University of Oxford and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse before joining the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester in 1979 and then moving to the University of Leeds in 1989 as its Professor of Accounting. He has been a chair and member of many EQUIS and AACSB peer review teams
He was an Editor of Accounting and Business Research for 13 years and a co-founder of the European Auditing Research Network. He has been a member of the Council and other committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, for whom he is one of two senior moderators for its professional stage examination. For eight years, he was a Reporting Member of the UK Competition Commission and contributed to the judgements on the economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, the merger to produce ITV, and the market inquiries into home credit and into BAA. He is a Strategic Advisor to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (assets of some €24 billion). He has also produced reports to the DTI on issues relating to auditing, including an assessment of the audit monitoring regimes employed by UK accountancy bodies. He is a trustee of EFMD and a member of the EQUIS committee and the Deans and Directors General Steering Committee. His research interests are primarily in the area of auditing and he has published extensively in books and journal articles.
Gary Narunsky is the CFO and a partner of Grovepoint, an investment firm which operates as principal investor and investment manager.
Gary also currently serves as a non-executive director of Payzone UK, a payments business which provides card acceptance services to SMEs as well as a range of products to attract footfall to their premises.
Gary is also a Board Observer of Arden University and serves on its Audit Committee.
Prior to joining Grovepoint, Gary spent 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer of education group, Cognita, having been part of the founding executive management team. There he led more than 40 successful UK and cross-border acquisitions to build the group from a business plan to one which operated 65 schools in seven countries and was generating $500m of revenue and $80m of EBITDA on departure. Before joining Cognita, Gary was the Chief Financial Officer of GEMS Education UK, where he helped establish a UK presence for the organisation.
Gary obtained his MBA from London Business School after which he became a Vice President of Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division in London where he focused in its Corporate Finance and M&A divisions.
Prior to coming to London in 1996 Gary was the Finance Director of CQS, a software company, of which he was a co-founder.
Gary holds an Honours degree in Commerce from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA) having trained with Arthur Andersen in South Africa.
Tim works for NATS, the international air traffic management and consultancy organisation, where he is a Service Owner currently leading the transition from an asset to a service orientated way of working for air traffic management IT services.
Tim has spent his entire career working in the technology and hi-tech sectors as a line manager and management consultant. He worked for organisations such as Compass Management Consulting (now ISG), Gartner, LCP, Applied Materials, General Motors, Motorola and Lloyd’s Register. His areas of expertise include business transformation, business process management and improvement and IT service management. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a Chartered Manager, Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Royal Society of Arts. Tim has an MBA with a Technology Management focus from the Open University Business School (OUBS).
Anju Seth joined Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2018 as its Director, having received her a master’s degree from IIMC in 1978. Previously, she was the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech and served as the Head of the Management Department from 2008-2013. She also served at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, and as Associate Professor at the University of Houston. Before earning her Ph.D. in Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan, she spent several years in management consulting with A.F. Ferguson in India.
Dr. Seth takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her research and teaching in the areas of corporate strategy, acquisitions, restructuring, strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate governance, and international business. Her scholarly papers have appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, as well other journals. Dr. Seth has received numerous awards for her research and teaching and serves or has served on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal and Journal of Management, and is an Associate Editor of Business Research Quarterly.
Steef van de Velde is a Professor of Operations Management and Technology and the Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
His research interests lie in the areas of operations excellence, service operations, and supply chain management.
He has published in the leading academic journals including, among others, the Management Science, the California Management Review, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, the INFORMS Journal on Computing, IIE Transactions, and the Journal of Scheduling.
Professor van de Velde holds an MSc in econometrics from the Erasmus School of Economics and a PhD in mathematics and computer science from the Eindhoven University of Technology.