IMTA alumni – making a difference in management education
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CEEMAN is always very proud to follow developments and achievements of its IMTA-International Management Teachers Academy alumni. Since 2000, IMTA has educated more than 650 teachers from 180+ institutions in 52 countries around the world. Many of them are now in management positions at their organizations, and/or achieved successes in their specific fields of interest. It is a pleasure to share some of the recent achievements and engagement stories here, including through the activities of CEEMAN.

Alumni achievements and awards

  • Irum Saba (IMTA 2019, IBA, Pakistan) was ranked #17 on the Womani20 list of women with most influence in Islamic business finance by Cambridge IFA. It is the third year in a row that she is included in the ranking. In addition, her latest paper won Emerald Literati Award 2020
  • Miha Škerlavaj (IMTA 2008, CEEMAN Champion in Research 2013, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) has received Zois award, the highest Slovenian national recognition in research and development, for his contribution to the world science about knowledge and innovation management. 
  • Liga Peiseniece (IMTA 2013, BA, Latvia) was elected as new Rector of BA School of Business and Finance

Sincere congratulations!

IMTA alumni in CEEMAN activities

A number of IMTA alumni contributed in CEEMAN webinars and online discussions in spring and summer, including:

  • Know-How webinar with Kaja Prystupa-Rzadca (IMTA 2012, Poland) and Omar Luethi (IMTA 2012, Switzerland) on online teaching
  • Know-How webinar with Joe O'Mahoney (IMTA 2004, UK) on crisis in consulting
  • IMTA Global Alumni meet-up with contributions from Vladimir Vulić (IMTA 2005, Montenegro), Tatjana Volkova (IMTA 2003, Latvia), Wolfgang Amann (IMTA 2016, Qatar), and Shiv Tripathi (IMTA 2013, India)

Recordings of the above and other highly relevant sessions are freely available on CEEMAN website.

Kaja and Omar in collaboration with Nikos Mylonopoulos redesigned EdTech online seminar to help faculty further develop their online teaching and tools beyond the pandemic emergency. It took place in October, and the next edition is scheduled for March (registration is open).

Recent publications

IMTA alumni are also very active in the area of publishing, and you can find their work and contributions from CEEMAN network under Publications section on CEEMAN website:

In addition, see a video with Marge Sasse (IMTA 2017) and Anto Liivat (IMTA 2014) of Estonian Business School about Gamification in Higher Education.

This is certainly not an exhaustive list and we look forward to hearing from more IMTA alumni on their news, achievements, and milestones and sharing them with CEEMAN network!

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