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Our team

Izabela Ahmad

Izabela Ahmad

Izabela Ahmad, a senior professional in marketing, communications and brand management, joined GISMA as Marketing Manager for the DACH region in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Holze

Sarah Holze

Sarah is the International Student Recruitment Manager (DACH) for GISMA. She holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Griffith College, Dublin.

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.

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.

Hon. Dr Ivo Matser

Hon. Dr Ivo Matser

Hon. Dr. Ivo Matser, a specialist in managing and leading organizational change and development of private higher education institutions, joined GISMA Business School as President in 2018.

Dr Steve Priddy

Dr Steve Priddy

Dr Steve Priddy holds the position of Academic Director of the GISMA London Campus / Affiliate Professor for Grenoble Ecole de Management. He offers nearly 30 years of top level experience in accountancy and as a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA).

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. 

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.

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 Students and Business as well as Chief Operating Officer at Jacobs University, Bremen.

Spencer Utt

Spencer Utt

Spencer Utt is the Programme Manager for all Grenoble Ecole de Management 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.

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.

Oksana Zanik

Oksana Zanik

Oksana has worked at GISMA Business School since 2012. She is Head of Academic Development and International Office. Oksana has a degree in International Technical Communication from the University of Hildesheim. In 2015 she also graduated from the Weekend MBA programme of the Leibniz University of Hannover at GISMA.

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.

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