Staff Announcement: Director of Global Relations
Dear Members of the Schulich Community,
I wish to inform you that Theodore Peridis, Professor of Strategic Management at Schulich, has been appointed as the School’s Director of Global Relations. In this newly created role, Professor Peridis will work closely with Schulich’s Student Services & International Relations unit in managing a wide range of international projects and activities, including the School’s large academic exchange network involving 84 partner schools in more than 30 countries.
Theo has extensive experience developing and managing globally oriented programs. He is the Director of the School’s unique Global Leadership Program, which he founded in 1992. The Program pairs Schulich MBA students with students from leading business schools around the world to develop market entry strategies for companies looking to expand internationally. He also served as Director of the India MBA Program, based in Hyderabad, and Director of the India Executive MBA Program.
In addition to his international experience and expertise, Theo led several important external initiatives at Schulich. He was the Founder and Director of the Aboriginal Economic Development Program from 1993 to 2010. He also served as Director of the York Consulting Group, the largest business school consulting firm in Canada, from 1999 to 2011. In terms of Faculty activities, he was Chair of the Policy and Strategic Management Area at Schulich from 1999 to 2011, Chair of the school’s 50th Anniversary steering committee (2014-16), and Director of the Strategy Field Study, the hallmark capstone course for Schulich graduate students, overseeing more than 1,200 strategic consulting projects over a period of 14 years.
Professor Peridis’ research focuses on the critical decisions of strategists, the integration challenges of mergers and acquisitions, and the internationalization efforts of start-ups. Other areas of expertise include: International Alliances and Partnerships; International Business; and International Joint Ventures.
With one of the world’s largest global alumni networks of more than 32,000 alumni working in over 90 countries, satellite centres in Asia and Latin America, and corporate linkages in countries around the world, global relations play a vital role in our School’s ongoing operations and strategy. As Director of Global Relations, I am confident that Theo Peridis will help enhance our School’s global scope and footprint.
Please join me in extending our best wishes to Professor Peridis in his new role at Schulich.
Office of the Dean, Schulich School of Business