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In May 2017, Professor Ivo Pezzuto, ISM Core Faculty, was keynote speaker at ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium in Krakow. His address discussed BREXIT and its aftermath; the banking crisis in Italy and other geopolitical developments in Europe; and the first 100 days of the Trump administration. For more information on the conference, go to http://www.ictfworld.org/mpage/Krakow2017
On June 2, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Amal Khlat successfully defended her dissertation titled “The Moderating Role of Servant Leadership in the Relationship between Shared Governance and Faculty Satisfaction and Engagement in Lebanese Universities.” The defense jury was made of Professors Konstantinos Tasoulis and Areti Krepapa (advisers), Professor Jack Hampton (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
On May 23, 2017, ISM DBA alumnus (Class of 2014) and PhD candidate Onyeka Uche Ofili successfully defended his dissertation titled “Novice Entrepreneurs’ Experiences with the Coach-Protégé Relationship in Developing Economies: A Multiple Case Study from Nigeria.”

The defense jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Michael Neubert (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
PhD candidate Eduard van Gelderen was appointed Senior Managing Director at the University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for managing all the equity investments and the commodities portfolio. In his interview with Pensions & Investments, Eduard said, “I look forward to joining a team within a strong knowledge-based institution focused on investing globally and contributing to the retirement income of nearly 500,000 pension and retirement stakeholders, as well as continuing to grow the endowment.” To read more about Eduard's qualifications and his new role, go to:

http://www.pionline.com/article/20170518/ONLINE/170519847/apgs-chief-exec-to-join-uc-regents
On May 18, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Ray Li successfully defended his dissertation titled “Study on the Wealth Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions.” The defense jury was made up of Professor Gianfranco Gianfrate (adviser), Professor Ivo Pezzuto (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).