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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 of 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.

Leyla Cenik

Leyla Cenik

Leyla is currently working as a Programme Consultant at GISMA and has been with GISMA since January 2015 in various roles and is responsible for advising and helping students with the application process.

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 counsellor 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 counselling 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 Kumar joined GISMA Business School as an International Student Recruitment Officer in 2017 and is now the Director of Student Recruitment at GISMA Business School.

Heather Leeson

Heather Leeson

Heather Leeson joined the GISMA Berlin Campus as a receptionist in May 2018. Originally from Australia, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney, majoring in European and Germanic Studies. 

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).

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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