International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board members are key to the school. They assist in helping the school achieve its strategic goals by offering their insights and expertise on a variety of topics and projects. They:

Chair:  Blair Hagkull, Adviser with Jones Lang LaSalle Canada


  • Abel, Merrick - Founder and CEO of Primeserv Group Limited, South Africa 
  • Bailey, Cam - Chief Strategy Realisation Officer, World Vision International, UK
  • Barry, Susan - Former Head of Human Resources and Organizational Transformation with Nestle Nespresso Canada Leadership Team, Montreal, QC
  • Dutton, Elizabeth - Former VP Digital Operations Black Press & President of UsedEverywhere, Victoria, BC
  • Fouracre, Anatolijus - UVic BCom, CEO, Swiss Post Solutions, Vietnam
  • Fyfe, Gordon - CEO, BCI, Victoria, BC
  • Gustavson, Peter - Founder & CEO, EncoreFX, Victoria, BC
  • Harris, Jeffrey - UVic MBA, Associate Partner, McKinsey and Company, USA
  • Inkster, Rob - Serial entrepreneur with experience in technology startups in Canada, and in the University sector, Victoria, BC
  • Kelly, Patrick - Member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation) and business consultant, Victoria, BC
  • Kittleson, Christian  - UVic MBA, Associate Partner, EY Advisory Services, Victoria, BC
  • Kokoskin, Brent - UVic MBA, Director of Marketing and Professional Sales for Philips Oral Healthcare, USA
  • Nashman, Laura - Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Pension Corporation, Victoria, BC
  • Rubel, PhillipManaging & Representative Director Designit, Tokyo, Japan
  • Thompson, Mike - Adjunct Professor, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, UK
  • Vadivelu, Jawahar - Chairman, Cameo Corporate Ltd., India
  • Zhu, Jane - UVic MBA, General Manager, DragonPass Company, China

Faculty Advisors:

  • Saul Klein, Dean; Director, Executive Programs; Lansdowne Professor of International Business
  • Pat Elemans, Assistant Dean, External Relations; Academic Administrator

Faculty Representatives:

  • A.R. Elangovan – International Programs Director; Professor; Organizational Behaviour
  • Yan Shen - Associate Professor, International Business; Organizational Behaviour