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 Affiliate Professor for Grenoble Ecole de Management 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 school since January 2015 in various roles and is responsible for coordinating different projects for GISMA

 

Leyla is currently on maternity leave. 

Juliane Bock

Juliane Bock

Juliane Bock has been with GISMA since 2006. As Director Strategic Projects / Business Planning she works closely with the Managing Director and the Dean on all issues regarding strategic business planning and accreditation.

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.

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.

Lisa Heindl

Lisa Heindl

Lisa Heindl joined GISMA Business School as a career counselor in summer 2017. She will support MBA students in the process of planning their individual career paths and getting ready for the job application process through group workshops and individual counseling sessions.

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.

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 is the Programme Manager for the Grenoble MBA and MIB programmes at GISMA Business School. He joined the GISMA Berlin team in March 2017 and works to support students and professors throughout the duration of their courses.

Prior to joining GISMA, Spencer completed an MBA at Hochschule Furtwangen University in the Black Forest region of Germany. Spencer is also an enthusiastic world traveller and has lived in seven countries on four different continents.

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.

Rishi Kumar

Rishi Kumar

Rishi joined GISMA Business School as the International Student Recruitment Officer in June 2017. He is responsible for building new partnerships and maintaining existing relationships with representatives, partners and students from Asia.

Jamie Gibbs

Jamie Gibbs

Jamie Gibbs joined GISMA in March 2017 as the Associate Director of Student Recruitment in Latin America. He is responsible for building partnerships with institutions, companies, governments, and representative agents throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr Dagmar Ridder

Dr Dagmar Ridder

Dr. Dagmar Ridder is a permanent faculty member at GISMA Business School and leads programme development in Agribusiness. She has worked in a variety of positions as a postdoc in the field of integrated water resource management.

Lennart Ehrl

Lennart Ehrl

Lennart Ehrl is the Programme Manager for Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) courses at GISMA Business School. He joined the Berlin campus in September 2017 and works to support students and professors throughout their courses.

Julia Falkhofen

Julia Falkhofen

Julia Falkhofen joined GISMA in August 2017 as an Executive Assistant. She works closely with the Managing Director to ensure the success of operative and strategic actions for the school.

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