Jörg Rocholl, president of ESMT Berlin, is the new chairman of the steering committee of the Global Network for Advanced Management, effective July 1, the committee announced. Rocholl succeeds former Yale SOM dean Edward A. Snyder 10 years after Snyder founded the network in 2012.
“I would like to wholeheartedly thank Ted Snyder for his tireless dedication to building and growing our international network, which is more important than ever,” Rocholl wrote in an email to fellow deans and directors. “Ted’s footsteps are very important to follow. His leadership over the past 10 years has been phenomenal and gives not only me, but all the deans and directors of the network, an excellent foundation on which to continue to build the network.
Since its creation, the network has grown from 21 leading business schools to 32 institutions on six continents. The schools have partnered to create offerings such as Global Network Week, the Global Virtual Teams course, and online courses for small networks, as well as working together on conferences, an online magazine, case study development , exchange programs and surveys, as well as countless one-off collaborations.
Rocholl wrote that he looked forward to continuing to innovate. At the last meeting of deans and directors, he said, “we discussed many exciting ideas and ways to move the network forward. We are currently collecting and analyzing this feedback. We will present the first results at the next meeting of the steering committee and subsequently at the meeting of our deans and directors in the fall.
He added, “I look forward to working with all of you to make the global network even stronger than it already is.