Program

Faculty

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 (impm.org), 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 mintzberg.org/blog). 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.

Professor Sujata Madan

Co-Academic Chair, IMPM
Sujata Madan is the Co-Academic Director of the IMPM, specializing in Finance. Prof. Madan joined McGill in 2005. She served as Academic Director of the MBA program from 2011-2016. She has taught in Executive Education, including the Executive MBA. Prior to this, she worked with the Boston Consulting Group and Citibank. She won the 2021 Academy of Finance Excellence in Teaching Award and was awarded the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2020. In addition, Sujata was named amongst the international list of Favorite Professors of the MBA Class of 2019 by Poets & Quants. At McGill, she received the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching for 2011 and was awarded the Desautels Faculty of Management MBA Core Teaching Award in 2019 and the Distinguished Teaching Award at the graduate level several years in a row. Sujata has also taught in France, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Singapore and India.

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.

G Shainesh

Module Director, IMPM
G Shainesh has over two decades of research and teaching experience in India and abroad. He has conducted research and teaching assignments at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Audencia Nantes and IESEG (France), Vienna University and MCI Innsbruck (Austria), Bocconi University (Milan), Curtin University of Technology (Perth) and the American University of Armenia (Yerevan). His research and teaching focus on CRM, Services Marketing and Service Innovations. At IIMB, Shainesh has served as Chair – EEP (2020-23), Dean – Administration (2014-17), Chair – EPGP (2013-14) and Chair – Student Exchange Program (2006-09). He serves the Boards of the Academy of International Business – South Asia Chapter (AIB-SAC) as the Vice Chair and the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS).

Alan Engelstad

Cycle Director, IMPM
Alan Engelstad is IMPM Cycle Director for Cycle 24. 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.

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.

Anthony C. Masi

Cycle Director, IMPM
Anthony C. Masi is currently IMPM Cycle Director for Cycle 25. Prof Masi joined McGill’s Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts in 1979. He has conducted research in Italy and Canada on labour markets and has done extensive field work at steel mills in both countries. He was a member of a team of Canadian and Swedish researchers that designed and implemented special labour force surveys with the national statistical offices of both countries dealing labour-market flexibility. That group also conducted interviews with managers and trade union leaders in the steel, pulp and paper, and telecommunications industries of the two countries. In subsequent work, Prof Masi explored how deindustrialization was occurring in Italy. Early in his academic career, Prof Masi founded the Faculty of Arts Computer Services and was named McGill’s Vice-Principal (Information Systems and Technologies) in 2000. He became Provost (chief academic officer and chief budget officer) of McGill in 2005. After ten years in that role, he returned to teaching and research in the Desautels Faculty of Management in Fall 2015. He is currently conducting research on changes in the Italian employment patterns and prospects from 1990 to the present using that country’s labour force survey and general social surveys. Professor Masi was a member of Canada’s National Statistics Council (2005-2017) and sat on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Italian National Research Council (2010-2015). Before assuming his administrative roles, he was the Jemolo Fellow of Italian Studies at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (UK) and visiting professor in Italy at the Universities of Pisa and Bari. From January to June 2016 he was on sabbatical at the University of Rome I (La Sapienza) where he began his research on employment trends at Italy’s National Institute of Statistics. Subsequently, he was appointed Visiting Research Professor at La Sapienza from April to May in both 2018 and 2019.

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