Since the IMPM is a partnership consisting of five business schools, participants have a wealth of resources available to them during and after the program and, in particular, 50 academic faculty members at the five schools. In addition to the teaching faculty, participants are supported by academic directors, module directors, tutors and administrative assistance.

Henry Mintzberg

Dr. Henry Mintzberg

Managing Director, IMPM
In 1996, Henry Mintzberg teamed up with colleagues at prominent business schools around the world to change how management is taught, and practiced. They created the International Masters Program for Managers (, which, is in its 23rd year of developing managers and leaders. Henry teaches on two of the five modules of the program.

Henry Mintzberg holds the Cleghorn Chair of Management Studies at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management and has had extensive visiting professorships at INSEAD in France and the London Business School in England.

He has authored 21 books, including Managers not MBAs, Simply Managing, Rebalancing Society and Managing the Myths of Health Care, also 180 articles plus numerous commentaries and videos. He publishes a regular TWOG (TWeet 2 blOG), as “provocative fun in a page or 2 beyond pithy pronouncements in a line or 2” (@mintzberg141 to Henry has been elected to the Order of Canada and l’Ordre national du Quebec as well as to the Royal Society of Canada (the first from a management faculty), and published two prize- winning Harvard Business Review articles, and received twenty honorary degrees from universities around the world.

Dr. Martin Brigham

Worldwide Academic Director, IMPM
Martin Brigham is the Worldwide Academic Director of the IMPM and Co-Module Director for the Reflective Mindset module at Lancaster University. He is an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Organization, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School Martin’s research has been published in over 25 leading international journals and edited collections. Currently his research interests are focused on reflective practices for management and organizational development, the role of meetings in business decision-making, and governance in relation to partnerships and sustainability. He has also been the Director of two research centres at Lancaster University. Martin is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also an active member of the European Group for Organization Studies and the Academy of Management.

Dr. Leslie K. Breitner

Co-Academic Chair, IMPM
Leslie Breitner is the Co-Academic Chair of the IMPM and Module Director for the Analytic Mindset at McGill University. She is also the Academic Director of the International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) at McGill University, a program for managers and clinicians in the health sector, patterned after the IMPM. Before coming to McGill, Leslie served as Faculty Director for the Cascade Executive Programs and the Executive Master of Public Administration program (MPA) at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA where she taught financial and performance management. She has also taught financial management and public sector budgeting at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Leslie is the co-author of two popular financial accounting textbooks, Essential of Accounting and Core Concepts of Accounting.

Dr. Lucas D. Introna

Co-Module Director, IMPM
Lucas Introna is the Co-Module Director for the IMPM Reflective Mindset module at Lancaster University. He is a professor of organization, technology, and ethics at Lancaster University Management School. Previously he worked as a consultant at Deloitte and lectured in Information Systems at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Lucas’s research interest is the entanglement of the social and the technical, especially with regard to the ethics and politics implicated in such entanglements. He is co-editor of Ethics and Information Technology and acted as associate editor for Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research. He has published 50 journal papers, 45 book chapters, 4 edited books, and one monograph. He teaches courses in business ethics, reflective practice, and organizational change management.

Dr. Alex Faria

Module Director, IMPM
Alexandre Faria is the Module Director IMPM Action Mindset module at FGV EBAPE where has been an Associate Professor since 2004. He has published in the fields of strategy, marketing, international management and critical management studies in Brazil and abroad and been co-editor of International Management and International Relations: A Perspective from Latin America, by Routledge. Alex’s professional experience covers marketing and consulting in business strategy. He is a Researcher of the National Scientific Council (CNPq). His main areas of interest are Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management; Decision-making Processes; Marketing Strategy and Critical Studies in Organizations.

Dr. Daniel Heller

Co-Module Director, IMPM
Daniel Heller is the Co-Module Director for the IMPM Collaborative Mindset module at Yokohama National University. Daniel’s research is primarily about strategic alliances, inter-organizational learning, and product development, with a focus on the world auto industry. He recently co-edited a book about collaboration between suppliers and OEMs titled, Industries and Disasters: Building Robust and Competitive Supply Chains.

Kentaro Iijima

Co-Module Director, IMPM
Kentaro Iijima is the Co-Module Director for the IMPM Collaborative Mindset module at Yokohama National University. He participated in Cycle One of IMPM and received the degree of Master of Management from McGill University in 1998. Kentaro is President of Kentaro Office, a consulting firm in Tokyo that specializes in HRM and HRD. Previously, he was Corporate Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Marketing. Since 2003, Kentaro has been a member of the Advisory Board of Exeter Business School. In 2016 Kentaro became an associated research scholar of the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in the field of Labor Economics.

Professor PD Jose

Module Director, IMPM
P D Jose is the Module Director for the IMPM Worldly Mindset module at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is Professor of Strategy at IIMB and currently chairs IIMB’s Digital Learning Initiatives, especially in the space of Massive Online Open Courses. Jose teaches core courses on strategy and electives on Corporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprises and Understanding Corporate Failures. His research interests include strategy formulation and implementation, crisis management and organizational renewal, corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility management. Jose has consulted with several private and public sector organizations, government agencies, state governments and international organizations.

Dr. Sharon Turnbull

Cycle Director, IMPM
Sharon Turnbull has been a Cycle Director of the IMPM seven times and is currently Cycle Director for Cycle 23. Sharon teaches, consults speaks and has published in the fields of ‘Worldly’ and Global Leadership, Leadership Wisdoms in ancient and indigenous societies, Organizational Culture and Values, and Organizational Change. Following a successful corporate career in HR and Management Development, Sharon, taught, researched and directed MBA and executive programs at Lancaster University Management School before becoming the Head of Research at The Leadership Trust, an educational charity in the UK that specializes in leadership research. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Lancaster University Management School, Visiting Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, and has held visiting roles at the University of West of England, University of Worcester, and University of Newcastle.

Alan Engelstad

Cycle Director, IMPM
Alan Engelstad is currently IMPM Cycle Director for Cycle 22. He is an Adjunct Professor of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University where he an advisor at McGill’s International Masters for Health Management (IMHL) program. For over 25 years, Alan has worked with senior executives in North America and Europe, using his expertise in metamorphology (the study of how things change) to capture latent value within their companies that would otherwise be out of reach. His private sector experience includes the energy, financial, communications, manufacturing and real estate sectors. He has an ongoing interest in addressing the challenges of managing health care and social sector organizations as well.

Julie Gabriel-Clarke

Program Manager, IMPM
Julie Gabriel-Clarke is the IMPM Program Manager and responsible for the operational aspects of the IMPM. In this capacity she co-ordinates module organization, manages the information that flows to and from participants, oversees the finances and helps run the Lancaster Module. Julie’s professional background is within in a University environment. Prior to the IMPM she was for over ten years Program Manager for Lancaster’s flagship MBA programs. Julie sits on a number of local volunteer committees.

Ron Duerksen

Global Executive Director, IMPM
Ron Duerksen is Global Executive Director of the IMPM program. He oversees the business development, marketing, alumni relations, and partnerships of the program. Ron has over 15 years’ experience in academia, having served as the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, as well as an instructor in its undergraduate and graduate programs. Most recently Ron was Executive Director of HEC Paris’ Executive Education in France, where he was responsible for international degree programs such as the EMBA as well as open-enrollment short programs. Ron owns and operates his own international consultancy firm out of Montreal, Canada, which focuses on helping organisations with their business strategy, branding and marketing. Previously, he worked in the private sector for consumer products and retail companies such as L’Oreal and ALDO. He also has experience in working with NGOs such as the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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