Our Team

Dr Thorsten Thiel

Dr Thorsten Thiel

Dr Thorsten Thiel joined GISMA Business School in March 2015 as the Managing Director. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Jacobs University, Bremen.

Dr Steve Priddy

Dr Steve Priddy

Dr Steve Priddy holds the position of Academic Dean at GISMA, as well as the Academic Dean for Grenoble Graduate School of Business London Programmes. He offers nearly 30 years of top level experience in accountancy and as a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA).

Sarah Holze

Sarah Holze

Sarah has been working as a Programme Consultant at GISMA since May 2014.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Griffith College, Dublin.

Leyla Rahimli

Leyla Rahimli

Leyla is currently working as a Project Coordinator at GISMA and has been with the shool since January 2015 in various roles. She graduated as a business economist from Europa Fachakademie Dr Buhmann, Hannover. Leyla speaks seven different languages, including German, English, Russian and Turkish, and is responsible for coordinating different projects for GISMA.

Juliane Bock

Juliane Bock

Juliane Bock has been with GISMA since 2006. She works closely with the Managing Director and the Dean on all issues regarding strategic business planning and accreditation.

Benjamin Haack

Benjamin Haack

Benjamin has been the Head of Business Operations at GISMA since 2015. He is responsible for planning, organising, directing, and controlling financial activities at the school.

 

Yvonne Atieno

Yvonne Atieno

Yvonne joined GISMA in November 2015 as Programme Manager. She holds a Master of Law and Business (MLB) from Bucerius Law School and Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Aminah Kechiche

Aminah Kechiche

Aminah works as the Programme Coordinator at GISMA. She joined the school in October 2014 after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of East Anglia.

Oksana Zanik

Oksana Zanik

Oksana has worked at GISMA as a Head of Academic Development and International Office since 2012. She also graduated from GISMA’s WEMBA programme in 2015.

Mikhail Markov

Mikhail Markov

Mikhail Markov joined GISMA in July 2016. Originally from Russia, Mikhail holds a degree in computer science and has been working on numerous projects in Moscow, London, and Hannover.

Tuncay Yilmaz

Tuncay Yilmaz

Tuncay is the Academic Manager of The Language Gallery, Hannover. He is responsible for all of the programmes, and ensures everything runs smoothly at TLG.

Kamuran Berse

Kamuran Berse

Kamuran Berse is currently the Accommodation Coordinator at GISMA, and is responsible for planning and coordinating accommodation for GISMA's students.

Sandra Burba

Sandra Burba

Sandra Burba has worked at GISMA as the Manager of Operations since 1999. Sandra is responsible for all of our facilities and events, and is also the point of contact for IT support.

Spencer Utt

Spencer Utt

Spencer Utt joined the GISMA Berlin team in March 2017 as the Associate Director of Business Development.  He is responsible for building partnerships with institutions, companies, government leaders, and representative agents throughout the South East Asia region.

 

Stephan Ziegler

Stephan Ziegler

Stephan Ziegler joined GISMA Business School as the Head of Corporate Relations and Marketing in March 2017. He is responsible for the local marketing for Hannover and Berlin, and is our first point of contact for corporate relations in Hannover.

Akos Kiraly

Akos Kiraly

Akos Kiraly joined GISMA in April 2017 as the Director of Student Recruitment. He is responsible for managing the student recruitment team of GISMA, which promotes all of the school’s programmes.

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