EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our Executive Leadership Team makes high-level operational decisions and implements measures to achieve the school’s strategic objectives. The team meets regularly to maintain consistent decision-making across all departments, and to ensure that the entire ISM community is moving in the desired direction.

Maurice Forget Executive Director

Maurice Forget

Executive Director

Alison Knight General Director

Alison Knight

General Director

Matthew Andrews Director of Academic Affairs

Matthew Andrews

Director of Academic Affairs

César Baena ISM Dean

César Baena

Dean and Director of Doctoral Research

Clint Turner ISM Financial Director

Clint Turner

Financial Director

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César Baena
Dean and Director of Doctoral Research

Dr. César Baena holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, as well as a BA from York University (Toronto) and an MSc from the University of Montreal in Canada. Dr. Baena is professor of Strategic Management and International Business. He has taught in business schools and universities in various countries (France, Finland, Spain, Argentina, China, Lebanon) in undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive education programs.

His previous managerial experiences include being Director of an MSc in International Business in a leading business school. One of his accomplishments in managing this program was the introduction of a Global Business Plan competition, a project that combines entrepreneurship, innovation and all aspects of international business. Dr. Baena is also the founder of Global Strategic Consulting, a start-up company that offers advice to companies in the areas of internationalization, Business Process Management, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and education.

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Desmond Cooney
Associate Dean

Associate Dean Des Cooney completed his PhD in International Business Management at ISM in Paris. He also holds an MBA with the Open University and a BA in Business Studies from Jordanstown University in Belfast. In addition to being the Associate Dean at ISM, he is also the Director of AXIS Strategy Consultants, where he is responsible for the sales and marketing of the company's financial services.

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    Maurice Forget

    Executive Director

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    Alison Knight

    General Director

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    Director of Academic Affairs

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    César Baena

    Dean and Director of Doctoral Research

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    Desmond Cooney

    Associate Dean

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    Clint Turner

    Financial Director

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    Maria Kuts

    External Programs Manager

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    Stephanie Naudin

    Student Services Coordinator

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    Sara Stivers

    Admissions Officer

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    Maya Butovskaya

    New York Program Coordinator

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    Janani Siva

    Office Coordinator

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    Judy Knight

    Research Librarian

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