Hangzhou (China) May 10: Prof. Danica Purg, President, IEDC and CEEMAN, opens a new chapter in her international endeavours. As an advisor for internationalization to the School of Management, Zhejiang University, China, led by the Dean Prof. Wu Xiaobo, she shows how cooperation activities of management schools can impact the global economy.
Prof. Purg was elected as a member of the International Advisory Board of the School of Management, Zhejiang University, a leading academic institution focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship in China, led by Dean Prof. Wu Xiaobo. She was invited to the board with the aim to advise the school on enhancing global positioning and increase global exposure.
On the occasion of the meeting of the International Advisory Board which took place on May 10th, she shared her experiences of founding and leading IEDC and CEEMAN for 30 years. Especially CEEMAN, an international management development association with 210 members from 55 countries, serves as a role model and a platform for networking and internationalising of activities. School of Management, Zhejiang University, became the new CEEMAN member – the first one from China.
Prof. Danica Purg is the only representative of CEE Europe and the only woman in the board, which consists of 23 influential business and academic representatives from China, USA, Japan, Europe and Australia. Among them are Mr. Zong Qinghou, Chairman and CEO Wahaha Group, China’s largest beverage enterprise; Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, Former Vice Minister of Education in China; Mr. Wang Jianzhou, the former Chairman, President of China Mobile Communications Corporation, and Chairman and CEO of China Mobile Limited; Mr. Masataka Ota, Former Vice President, WASEDA University, Japan; Mr. Zhou Chengjian, Chairman of Shanghai Metersbonwe Fashion and Accessories Co., Ltd. - a leading name in the Chinese domestic leisurewear market.
IEDC-Bled School of Management is also preparing Yan exchange program for Executive MBA students of School of Management, Zhejiang University and of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia. School of Management, Zhejiang University, is one of China’s first universities for Executive MBA education approved in 2002 by the Chinese government. Their MBA Program was launched in 1994 and was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA) in 2006 (as the first one in mainland China), in 2012 it was awarded with EQUIS accreditation and in 2015 with AACSB accreditation. Executive MBA of IEDC was awarded by Association of MBAs (AMBA) as one of the four most innovative MBA programs in the world, among 700 MBA programs, accredited by AMBA, from business schools in over 75 different countries.
"I believe the outcome of combining such great programs, will be of great interest and very beneficial to our executive MBA students,” stresses Prof. Purg.