The Academic Advisory Board reviews applications from business schools for membership in GBSN on a quarterly basis.
Office of International Programs
MIT Sloan School of Management
David Capodilupo has 20+ years of executive level experience across client services, process improvement, sales and marketing with leading investment firms. He has held Senior Vice President positions in service, sales and marketing functions for Putnam Investments, and, Senior Vice President responsibilities for Brokerage Operations, Client Services and Trust Operations functions at Fidelity Investments. David also served as the Executive Director of the MBA program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . He Founded Aspen Concepts, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in environmental investments with the Chinese Government. He is a member of the MIT Sloan School North American Executive Board. David is also a member of the Boeing 727 Restoration Team, Boeing Company Museum of Flight.
External Relations for the
Cornell University College of Business
Rohit Verma is the executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (http://ihf.cornell.edu/) and the Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). He also serves as chair/co-chair for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, an industry-academic collaborative conference organized by SHA every two to three years. Earlier he served as coordinator of the MBA/MMH dual-degree program (2013-15), director of the Executive Master Program Development Project (2012-13), and executive director for the Center for Hospitality Research (2009-12) at SHA.
Prior to his appointment at Cornell University, Verma was the George Eccles Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses at several universities around the world including DePaul University, German Graduate School of Business and Law, Helsinki School of Economics, Indian School of Business, Korea University, and the University of Sydney.
Verma has published over 70 articles in prestigious academic journals and has also written numerous reports for the industry audience. He regularly presents his research, participates in invited panel discussions, and delivers keynote addresses at major industry and academic conferences around the world. He is co-author of the Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century textbook, and co-editor of Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice, a professional reference book that includes works of several of his colleagues at Cornell.
Verma has received several research and teaching awards including CHR’s Industry Relevance Award and SHA’s Masters Core Class Teaching Award; the Skinner Award For Early Career Research Accomplishments from the Production and Operations Management Society; the Spirit of Inquiry Award, the highest honor for scholarly activities within DePaul University; the Teaching Innovation Award from DePaul University; and the Professional Service Award from DESB University of Utah.
H. Landis Gabel
Emeritus Professor of Economics & Management
H. Landis Gabel is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Management at INSEAD. Prior to his retirement from the faculty in 2008, he held the Novartis Chair in Management and the Environment. He holds BSc (engineering), MBA, and PhD (economics) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSc (economics) degree from the London School of Economics. Before coming to INSEAD in 1982, Professor Gabel was on the faculty of the University of Virginia.
Professor Gabel’s research focuses on microeconomics and public policy, in particular industrial, trade, and environmental policy. He has written or edited six books, most recently Frontiers of Environmental Economics (published in 2001 by Edward Elgar), and he has published papers in economics, legal, environmental, and business journals.
Professor Gabel was Dean of Faculty and Deputy Dean of INSEAD from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, he served as Dean of the MBA Program (1998 to 2001), Associate Dean of Research and Development (1995 to 1998), Area Coordinator of the Economics and Political Science Area (1989 to 1995) and of the Strategy and Environment Area (1985 to 1988). In addition, he founded INSEAD’s Center for the Management of Environmental Resources in 1989 and co-directed it until 2005.
Rafael Gómez Nava
IPADE Business School
ESCA School of Management
Thami GHORFI is President of ESCA School of Management, (an African leading Business School based in Casablanca, Morocco) where he teaches communication strategy and change management. Prof. Thami Ghorfi has developed an expertise on management practices in Morocco and the Maghreb region, in entrepreneurship and change management.
He is advisor to several organizations in the strategic fields, multicultural human resources management and leading change.
Thami GHORFI is also present during important economic events in Morocco, and is given the opportunity to contribute to the success of high-level professional meetings.
Ghorfi was appointed in 2011 as an expert member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, a constitutional institution of Kingdom of Morocco.
Ghorfi, through his position as Vice President of the AL AMANA foundation – leading micro finance organization in the MENA region- is strongly involved in charity and the fight against financial exclusion. He is an International Academic Member of the EDAF Committee “EFMD."
Thami is graduated from ISG-Paris and ESSEC Business School. He holds a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Asian Institute of Management
Professor Ricardo A. Lim is Dean of the Asian Institute of Management. He teaches innovation, teams, knowledge management, risk management, marketing, operations, and quantitative analysis.
Prof. Lim has also taught management information systems in the MBA program of the Graduate School of Business of the University of the Philippines, and the De La Salle University. He was a visiting faculty of Universitas 21, an online, asynchronous distance MBA program based in Singapore.
Before joining the Institute, Prof. Lim managed ATM and branch automation projects for the Philippine National Bank; developed a telemarketing system for the Sears Roebuck Chicago Merchandising Group; and built an international securities monitoring and control system for the State Street Bank in Boston. He installed a nationwide claims litigation system for the American International Group in New York. He participated in manufacturing and financial systems development projects at Allied-Bendix Rhode Island, Hartz Mountain of New Jersey, Wang Laboratories and American Fund Raising Services in Boston, Massachusetts. He also worked for Nixdorf Computer Philippines, the CSC Consulting Group in Boston and the Bankers Trust Company in New York. He currently consults for local firms.
Prof. Lim remains active in research, having extensively studied the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other industries. He co-authored “The Permeability of HR Roles”, and a study on MBTI profiles of Asian leaders, for AIM’s forthcoming research monograph series, Business and Development Research (2010). His other research interests include innovation processes, social networks, communities of practice, teams, and management communication. He contributes articles for the Business Mirror’s column, “Making the Complex Simple”. He wrote The PHINMA Story (1996), and was, at one time, the Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Manager, a magazine published by AIM.
Prof. Lim is the Chairperson of the Philippine Academy of Management (PAoM), and is a member of the American Academy of Management (AoM). He is also Associate Editor and Review Board member of the Graziado Business Report, a publication of the Pepperdine University. He has published at MIS Quarterly and the Academy of Management.
He is likewise active in consulting for advertising, auto, electronics, FMCG, banking, resorts, government, IT, and pharmaceutical companies.
Prof. Lim received his PhD in Business Administration from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California (2002), his MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia (1989), and his Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems (Magna Cum Laude) from McGill University, Montreal (1982).
Lagos Business School
Enase Okonedo, Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS), joined the Lagos Business School in 1995 after working for several years in the Nigerian Banking sector where she was at various times, analyst and unit head in several departments including Money & Capital Markets, Funds & Investment, and Credit.
As a full-time faculty member at Lagos Business School, she taught courses on Decision-making and problem-solving, Corporate Financial Management and Financial Strategy. She has taught thousands of students on the Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA programmes, and on various executive programs for Chief Executives, Advanced Managers and Senior Managers. She is also engaged in programmes for developing faculty for other African business schools through regular workshops organised by the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).
Enase has held several leadership positions at LBS at various times in the past, including Deputy Dean; Faculty Director; Director, Degree Programmes and Executive MBA Director and was for several years a member of the Management Team of the School before becoming Dean in July 2009. She also serves on the board of several indigenous companies.
Enase has extensive consulting experience notably on business restructuring, financial institutions and financial strategy. She has conducted research in the areas of credit management in Nigerian companies; treasury management in Nigerian companies; decision-making among Nigerian CEO’s and investor behaviour in the Nigerian stock market. She has also written several case studies used in various programmes at Lagos Business School.
Enase is married with one daughter.
Adjunct Professor & Executive Director
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Kristiana Raube, PhD is an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business and the Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Health Management at the University of California Berkeley, a program that prepares students for leadership roles in all aspects of healthcare, including care delivery and financing, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, and consulting.
Dr. Raube has worked to increase health management capacity through executive education and program development in the US and around the world, including China, India, Vietnam, Romania, Uganda, Lesotho, Togo, and the Demographic Republic of the Congo, among others. Her research focuses on the delivery and financing of health services and she has evaluated a large number of health programs, including ones focused on physician payment, quality of care, access to care, infant mortality, and community-based health care.
Dr. Raube received her doctorate in public policy from the RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, her masters in public health from UCLA, and her bachelors of arts degree in biology from the University of Colorado.
Professor in Production, Technology and Operations Management
IESE Business School
Alejandro Lago is Professor in the Production, Technology and Operations Management Department at IESE. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was distinguished as a Gordon F. Newell Fellow. He also holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has completed a Program for Management Development at IESE Business School. Dr. Lago's interests focus on the management of complex operations systems, both for manufacturing and services environment. Early in his career, his research focused in the
optimization of large transport and distribution system, and the design and operations of logistics partnerships. Currently his research interest has gradually shifted to the design of service systems, with a focus on the studying the involvement of both suppliers and customer in the operations through the use of new technologies. Before joining IESE, he worked as a researcher for the French Commissariat for Atomic Energy (CEA) and Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS). He has also extensive experience as a senior consultant in the area of operations and service management, having worked for large industrial and retail firms, airlines and airport authorities, and lately for banks and insurance companies, among others. He also developed his entrepreneurship spirit, by joining a Californian start-up during the 2000 Internet bubble. And now he is a partner in some initiatives around the use of new
Areas of interest
* Logistics, Supply Chain Management
* Service Operations Management
* Operations strategy