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Jikyeong Kang

President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management

Jikyeong Kang is President and Dean of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and holds the MVP Chair in Marketing.

Prior to assuming her post at AIM, Jikyeong was Director of the DBA Program at Manchester Business School (MBS) from 2010 to 2014. At MBS, she also served as Director of the Postgraduate Centre in charge of their MBA Programs from 2001 to 2007, where she was instrumental in propelling the full-time MBA Program’s Financial Times ranking from 47th in the world in 2002 to 22nd in 2007, the highest ranking it has ever achieved. Whilst she was in charge of the MBA Programs, MBS became one of the first schools in the world to earn triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Jikyeong has also taught at top business schools around the world as a Visiting Professor, including IE in Madrid; the Rotterdam School of Management in Rotterdam; ESSEC in Paris; HEC in Montreal; CEIBS in Shanghai; and Sogang Graduate School of Business in Seoul.

Jikyeong currently serves on the International Board of AACSB, the world’s largest business education alliance, and on the Board of EFMD, an international 900-member organization of business schools and corporations. She is also an Independent Director of Security Bank, one of the Philippines’ leading universal banks serving retail, commercial, corporate and institutional clients, and of Kesoram Industries, which is part of the B K Birla Group of Companies in India.

In 2017, Jikyeong received The Asia HRD Award for Contribution to Organization. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have built their success on innovative systems, processes, and practices which have impacted overall employee development and productivity with accompanying effect on the bottom line. In 2018, Jikyeong received the Brand Laureate Best Brands’ International Brand Personality Award.

Jikyeong earned her PhD from the University of Minnesota, her master’s degree from Colorado State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

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