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Redefining Executive Education

Paris Faculty Directory

ISM places a great deal of importance on balancing latest theory and academic knowledge with practical business experience and ‘on the ground’ expertise. Our professors are leading experts in business and education. Our hand-picked faculty are brought to Paris specifically for ISM and are available to their students throughout the seminar. When not conducting seminars at ISM, our professors stay busy with their work as CEOs and entrepreneurs, or by teaching at top universities around the globe.

Dana Anagnostou, J.D.

Dana Anagnostou teaches Corporate Finance and International Business Law in the IMBA program at ISM. An attorney with over 20 years’ experience in large international law firms, she practices general corporate law, with a focus on cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions, and finance. She also has substantial experience on intellectual property matters and international trade issues.

Dr. Chris Jeffs, PhD

Dr. Chris Jeffs teaches Design Thinking in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. He has over two decades of international experience in the pharmaceutical, technological, and higher education sectors. He earned his doctorate in the field of knowledge transfer and innovation management.

Professor Barak Ben Avinoam

Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the IMBA program at ISM. Dr. Ben-Avinoam is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in the field of early-stage investments, technology start-ups, accelerators and incubators. Barak is a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), a Silicon Valley-based early stage venture capital fund that focuses on enterprise IT innovation. Prior to BGV, Barak Ben-Avinoam was a Managing Partner at Fastlane Ventures (FLV), the leading Internet accelerator in Russia, and a Managing Director at QuantumWave Capital (QWC), a boutique, Paris-based investment banking firm specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions.

Eleonora Cattaneo

Dr. Eleonora Cattaneo teaches Integrated Communications in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Her areas of expertise include strategic and international marketing as well as brand management and communications. She has global consulting experience in a variety of Fortune 500's: Fiat, CNH Industrial, Renault and Nestlé among others.

Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans teaches Teaching & the Human Brain in our DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Chirino-Klevans is an expert in Global Executive Education. She has held executive positions such as Assistant Dean of Executive Education for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, as well as Program Director for Duke Corporate Education.

Dr. Tobias de Coning, PhD

Dr. Tobias de Coning teaches Human Resources Management in the IMBA program and Managing Small and Medium Sized Entreprises in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. de Coning is an academic from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he also holds a senior management position as Chief Director: Strategic Initiatives and Human Resources. His academic focus and background are in the fields of Strategic and General Management; Entrepreneurship – with a special focus on Entrepreneurship in small and medium sized enterprises as well as in Corporate Entrepreneurship (Intrapreneurship); and, in Human Resources Management.

Dr. Desmond Cooney

Dr. Desmond Cooney teaches International Marketing in the IMBA program at ISM. Cooney is Founder & Managing Director of Axis Financial Consultants, a financial services company based in Paris, France. He has worked as a financial broker for over 20 years and specializes in the area of offshore banking, and international pensions for expatriates.

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Dr. Teck Eng teaches Advanced Qualitative Methods and Research Methods in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Eng is Professor of Marketing, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Digital, Interactive & Data-Driven Marketing, at the University of Southampton, UK. He has been teaching at different levels, UG, PG, MBA and executive training workshops, and he is a certified online instructor and moderator. He specialises in running workshops on research methods for numerous international business schools.

Dr. Mark Esposito
Dr. Mark Esposito is a Professor of Business and Economics, teaching at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Harvard University Extension and at the University of Cambridge. He serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School. Mark consults in the area of corporate sustainability, complexity and competitive ness worldwide, including advising to the United Nations Global Compact, national banks and NATO through various Executive Development Programs. From 2013-14, Mark advised the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, in the analysis of the EU systemic crisis and worked as cross theme contributors for the World Economic Forum reports on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
Professor Mark Gershon

Dr. Mark Gershon teaches Project Management in the DBA & PhD programs at ISM. Gershon, a certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, is chairman of the department of Operations Management at Temple University and President of the World Class Training Institute.