Board of Directors

Our Board includes representatives from member schools and industry.

Jon Erickson

Chair, GMAC Board of Directors

President, Education and Career Services | ACT (Retired)

Mr. Jon L. Erickson is an internationally recognized expert on the assessment of college and workforce readiness skills and strategic planning for the improvement of learning across K-­20 education and workplace training systems. He served ACT, Inc., the leading company in educational research, testing and certification, in a variety of senior leadership roles over his 30-year career with the non-­profit organization. Mr. Erickson helped expand, reform and refocus ACT during his tenure with the company. His leadership assisted the organization in becoming the number one college admission and advising assessment company in the United States. Under his direction ACT's market share grew from 40% to 60%, annual revenue doubled to over $350 million, and the portfolio of services diversified to include many of the industry's leading products. Mr. Erickson concentrated ACT's efforts on improving student success across the K-­20 pipeline, increasing the nations college and career readiness skills and developing innovative ways to better support traditionally underserved learners throughout their lives.

Martin Boehm

Martin Boehm

Co-chair, GMAC Board of Directors

Rector & Professor of Marketing | EBS Universitӓt für Wirtschaft und Recht

Professor Dr. Martin Boehm is the Rector of EBS Universitӓt für Wirtschaft und Recht, where he also serves as a Professor of Marketing. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on issues of pricing and customer loyalty. Professor Boehm received his doctorate from Frankfurt University. He had earlier graduated from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and from Reutlingen University with a Bachelor’s in International Business. Prior to joining EBS University in 2021, Professor Boehm had served on the faculty of IE Business School in Madrid and Segovia where he received several awards for his teaching across degree and executive education programs. While at IE Business School he served in various leadership roles such as the Dean, the Dean of Programs, the Associate Dean of the Master’s in Management, and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Professor Boehm currently serves on the international board of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), and has served on the Industry Advisory Board of the EMBA Council and the EQUIS Accreditation Board of EFMD.

William Boulding

William Boulding

Dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration | Fuqua School of Business | Duke University

William “Bill” Boulding is dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Previously, he held several roles within the school including deputy dean and senior associate dean for programs and associate dean for the Daytime (full-time) MBA program. Dr. Boulding is an accomplished scholar with a research interest in evaluating how managers make decisions and how consumers respond. His recent work focuses on the domain of health care, examining the role of the patient experience, clinical adherence to standards and managerial activity in determining the quality of delivered care. His work has been widely published in a number of journals and Dr. Boulding has been the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards.

Tom Buiocchi

Tom Buiocchi

CEO | ServiceChannel

Tom Buiocchi has broad experience developing and leading growth initiatives for both venture-backed and public companies on a global basis. Tom is currently CEO of ServiceChannel, a fast-growing online marketplace for facilities professionals, and a General Partner at Bayard Capital, an investment firm focused on transforming longstanding industries with new technology. Prior to ServiceChannel, Tom was CEO of Drobo, a venture-backed data storage company focused on consumers and small businesses. Formerly, Tom served as worldwide head of Marketing at Brocade Communications, where he helped the company grow from $400 million to over $2 billion in annual revenue. Tom also led various other executive functions at Brocade, including investor relations, sales operations, and general management.

Sangeet Chowfla

President & Chief Executive Officer | Graduate Management Admission Council

Sangeet Chowfla has more than 40 years' experience in P&L Management, General Management, Product Management, International Business Development and Venture Capital investment, gained in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, India and the Middle East. His particular area of expertise is the management of high-growth enterprises, the creation of high-performance teams and the internationalization of business. Sangeet joined the Graduate Management Admission Council in 2013.

Yuan Ding

Vice President and Dean, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting | CEIBS

Dr. Yuan Ding is Vice President and Dean, and the Cathay Capital Chair Professor in Accounting at CEIBS, where he has been honored three times with the CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was a tenured faculty member of HEC School of Management, Paris, France. He is a member of the European Accounting Association, French Accounting Association and American Accounting Association. He holds a PhD in Accounting from the Institute of Enterprises Administration at the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France, as well as a Master's in Enterprises Administration from the University of Poitiers, France. Dr. Ding is the author of multiple books on financial reporting and his research appears in leading academic journals.

Erika H. James

Dean | Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania

Erika H. James became dean at the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy. Prior to her appointment at Wharton, Dean James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020. An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 139-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America; Dean James has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women’s Leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Dean James holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College of the Claremont Colleges in California.

Peter Johnson

Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program & Admissions | Haas School of Business | University of California, Berkeley

Peter is the assistant dean, full-time MBA program and admissions of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Earlier in his career, he served for 11 years in Berkeley MBA Admissions in several leadership roles and finally as executive director of MBA Admissions. In 2010, he moved to Europe to serve as Vice President for student services at Central European University in Budapest. He returned to Berkeley in his current position at the Haas School, overseeing academics, student experience, and admissions for the Full-time MBA Program in 2016. Peter is a frequent presenter at GMAC and industry conferences and also serves on the Board of the Forté Foundation. Peter holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Golden Gate University and received his bachelor’s degree from Pacific University.

Sanjiv Kapur

Sanjiv Kapur

Independent Consultant

Sanjiv Kapur has over 35 years of senior executive, banking and investment experience across global emerging markets. He has served both as an Executive and non-Executive Board member of public and private companies and investment funds. Sanjiv has also established several start-up operations and international joint venture alliances. He was formerly Managing Director at Wolfensohn Fund Management and previously, a Senior Partner at Henderson Private Capital after serving as Chief Investment Officer at AMP Capital and Head, Private Equity at the IFC (World Bank). He has been a frequent speaker at international investment and economic development conferences. Sanjiv has a B.A.(Hons.) in Economics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, India and an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Graduate Management. Sanjiv has been awarded the Corporate Director Certificate from Harvard Business School.

Soojin Kwon

Managing Director, Full-time MBA Admissions and Program | Stephen M. Ross School of Business | University of Michigan

Soojin Kwon joined Ross in 2004, became Director of MBA Admissions in 2006, and in 2016, she became Managing Director of Full-time MBA Admissions and Program, overseeing admissions, academics and student experience for 800+ students. Kwon is a lecturer of Business Communication and has taught in Ross’ BBA and MBA Programs and Executive Education. Prior to Ross, she was a Manager in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice. She has served on the Senate Budget Committee, House Appropriations Committee, and Department of Commerce as a Presidential Management Fellow. Kwon is a frequent presenter at GMAC’s Admissions Conference and Leadership Conference and has served as the faculty in residence and instructor in GMAC’s Admissions Institute for New Professionals. She was previously on the board of Forté. She holds an MBA from Ross, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale.

Katy Montgomery

Associate Dean, Degree Programmes | INSEAD

Katy Montgomery currently serves as the INSEAD Associate Dean of Degree Programmes. In this role, Associate Dean Montgomery is responsible for the commercial leadership of the INSEAD Degree Programme portfolio across four campuses: Fontainebleau, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and San Francisco. Her functional responsibilities include strategy, marketing, sales, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, programme operations, student life, psychological services, and career services. Prior to joining INSEAD, she served as Associate Dean of Student Development at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She holds a degree in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Jay Nibbe

Global Vice Chair – Markets | EY

Jay Nibbe is the Global Vice Chair – Markets and a member of the EY Global Executive. He oversees all accounts across all EY service lines, sectors and geographies. As part of this role he is responsible for leading Global Industry, Global Solutions, Alliance Partnerships, Managed Services, Business Development and the EY global alumni programs. Nibbe joined EY in 1985 and became a partner in 1994. Before taking his current role, he was EY Global Vice Chair - Tax, where he was responsible for all aspects of tax strategy and operations representing combined annual revenues of approximately $9b and more than 50,000 people. Nibbe also oversees the Institute of Emerging Markets Studies for EY. He was previously a Board Member at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation (from 2007 to 2009) and is currently a Member of the US-Russia Business Council, and the SKOLKOVO International Advisory Board (Moscow). He has an Accounting and Finance degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master's degree in business taxation from the University of Minnesota.

François Ortalo-Magné

Dean | London Business School

François Ortalo-Magné is the ninth Dean of London Business School, a position he has held since August 2017. In this role, his focus areas include academic research and its impact, learning innovations and alumni engagement, and inclusion, striving for gender parity and greater socio-economic and ethnic diversity. His research on the economics of land and housing markets has been published in leading academic journals. Prior to his appointment at London Business School, Dean Ortalo-Magné was the Albert O. Nicholas Dean and Robert E. Wangard Professor of Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. His first academic appointment was at the London School of Economics.

Donna Rapaccioli

Donna Rapaccioli

Dean of the Gabelli School of Business and Dean of Business Faculty | Gabelli School of Business | Fordham University

Dr. Donna Rapaccioli is Dean of the Gabelli School of Business and holds the rank of University Professor. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel College in Boston and is currently a Director on the State Street Global Advisors Mutual Fund Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham University's London Centre and as the Co-Chair of Fordham’s Social Innovation Collaboratory. As an administrator, she has earned a reputation for creating academic programs that emphasize applied learning, a global perspective, interdisciplinary thinking, and strong ties with industry. Her philosophy centers on business with purpose, grounded in the Jesuit-influenced principle that commerce should advance society in a greater way. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and both her Master's degree and Ph.D. in Accounting from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Giuseppe Soda

Dean and Full Professor of Organization Theory and Network Analysis | SDA Bocconi School of Management | Bocconi University

Giuseppe “beppe” Soda is the Dean of the SDA Bocconi School of Management and Full Professor of Organization Theory and Network Analysis at Bocconi University. Before becoming Dean in 2016, he served as the Associate Dean for Research (2007-2013), Director of the Department of Management and Technology (2013-2016). Dean Soda has a strong academic background, and his influential research investigates the performance consequences of the dynamic interplay between organizational architectures and organizational networks. His contribution on the origins and evolution of organizational networks is considered very seminal and his work and has been published in leading academic journals. He also serves as a member of the EQUIS Accreditation Board for EFMD.  

Themin Suwardy

Associate Provost (Postgraduate Professional Education) | Singapore Management University

Dr. Themin Suwardy is the Associate Provost (Postgraduate Professional Education) overseeing an annual intake of over 1,400 students across all SMU Masters programmes. His responsibilities include academic governance and policies, institutional marketing and outreach, and student experience and development. As Associate Professor of Accounting Practice, Dr. Suwardy is a regular contributor to professional and regulatory bodies, industry and media on matters related to Corporate Governance and Controls, Accounting Education, and Financial Reporting and Disclosure. As an academic, he has received awards both at SMU and internationally, including the Singapore’s Public Administration Medal (Bronze), CPA Australia’s Lifetime Achievement Award, CEEMAN’s Champion Award and IBM Faculty Award. He is the Vice Chairman of SATA CommHealth, a leading charity for the advancement of lifelong health in the community, and a member of the Ministry of Finance’s Goods and Services Tax Board of Review.