Martin Boehm Announced as GMAC’s Chairperson of the Board
IE Business School Dean Positioned to Focus on Relevance and Agility of Management Education in Post COVID World.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, has announced that IE Business School Dean Martin Boehm will serve as the organization’s new board chairperson beginning on July 1, 2020.
Dean Boehm has served on the GMAC board since 2017 and will represent GMAC as its new board chairperson for two consecutive years, replacing William Boulding, Dean of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
“I am excited to build upon my experience with GMAC in this new role as chairperson,” said Boehm. “The business school value proposition is strong, and that doesn’t change in a COVID-19 environment. In fact, it’s essential, now more than ever, that we help today’s students prepare for the unforeseen challenges of tomorrow, through flexible and adaptive learning in and out of the classroom. The industry has an impactful story to tell across a number of different indicators and I’m excited to help lead that discussion.”
GMAC’s membership reflects the increasingly global nature of management education, highlighted by the new board members who were announced alongside Dean Boehm’s position, including Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, Professor of Marketing, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research; Soojin Kwon, Managing Director, Full-Time MBA Admissions and Program, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; and Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.
“We’re excited to engage and collaborate with some of the brightest minds from regions in the world experiencing a renaissance in graduate management education,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “We’ve witnessed multi-year periods of growth in emerging markets around the world and it’s likely that trend continues during and beyond COVID-19,” Chowfla continued. “Having diversity and global perspective on our board better enables GMAC to bring solutions and ideas to the marketplace that help address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with our industry.”
The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, GMAC is committed to creating solutions for business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate, and connect with each other. GMAC provides world-class research, professional development opportunities and assessments for the graduate management education industry, designed to advance the art and science of admissions. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment, recognized by more than 7,000 programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and South Africa, and the Executive Assessment (EA), which supports the admissions needs of more than 160 programs around the world.