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New Executive Director takes the helms at Lok Jack GSB

For Release Upon Receipt - June 15, 2009

St. Augustine

As of June 15th, 2009, Professor Miguel Carrillo officially advanced to the position of Executive Director at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB). Professor Carrillo, a Meixan national, is expected to offer an international perspective, along with vast experience in academia and industry. An accomplished academic, Professor Carrillo has had a distinguished career, spanning over twenty-one years, in twelve different countries, and in three languages. Carrillo replaces Professor Mark Oakley, who has returned to England after serving the institution in the capacities of Academic Director, then as Executive Director (Acting) since September 2007.

Professor Carrillo’s professional career started soon after graduating with his Industrial Engineering degree from ITEC in 1988. He entered the field of finance, eventually becoming Finance Director at Hewlett Packard (HP) in Mexico, where he stayed for eight years. He obtained his MBA during this time. In 1996, he left HP for full time graduate studies, obtaining his PhD in a joint programme between Concordia and McGill Universities.He has held the positions of Strategy Professor, Western New England College, Massachusetts and Dean of the School of Business, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITEC), Mexico. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of the Miami Campus at Adolfo Ibanez School of Management, Florida, and before that was Head of the Innovation Centre and Professor at Midwestern State University, Wichita, Texas.

His leadership experience since then makes him amply qualified for taking the business school forward. During his four years as Dean at ITEC, he took the institution from 1,200 undergraduate and 300 graduate students to over 3,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students. His main focus was strengthening the academic credentials of the institution. In his last position as Director, Adolfo Ibanez School of Management, Professor Carrillo led the Miami campus and was successful in attracting new full time professors and creating in-house MBA-type corporate programmes with Telefonica of Peru, Ernst & Young, and two Peruvian mining companies. With a focus on innovation and strategy, he was also able to achieve significant growth in the corporate programmes of the School.The Board of Directors is confident that Professor Carrillo is capable of leading the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business to even greater heights.

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