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Dr. Dalius Misiūnas elected President of ISM University of Management and Economics

The ISM Management Board is pleased to announce that dr. Dalius Misiūnas has been appointed as the next President of ISM University of Management and Economics. The new President has been appointed for a four-year term, which will start on the 26th of August.

The Chairman of the ISM Board, dr. Ramon O‘Callaghan, pointed out that dr. Dalius Misiūnas will play a crucial role at ISM, providing strategic vision and leadership into the future. Dr. O‘Callaghan said: “As we embark on the future development of ISM, I am confident that dr. Misiūnas will be an inspiring leader, ensuring alignment of stakeholder priorities alongside with business development while improving scholarly excellence, student experience, and international reputation.”

Dr. Dalius Misiūnas, himself, indicated: “I am grateful to the ISM Board and the university community for their confidence and the opportunity to be part of the team for the next four years. Together we will strive to make ISM an example of flexibility, speed, innovation and openness in the region - a unique university whose voice is heard in the academic and business community."

D. Misiūnas has graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and later studied at Lund University in Sweden, where he obtained his PhD. He has more than 10 years ofexperience in different business organizations - he worked for SWECO, Ernst & Young, Lietuvos Energija, and has been managing the largest Lithuanian capital company Maxima Group in recent years. D. Misiūnas has also been involved in educational activities as a member of the Council of Higher Education of Lithuania, Chairman of the Council of KTU and member of the Board of ISM.

The election of the new ISM President was announced in August 2018, as the term of the former Rector and one of the founders of the university assoc. prof. dr. Alfredas Chmieliauskas came to an end. From October 2018 Vice President for Studies prof. dr. Viltė Auruškevičienė has been serving as Interim President of the ISM university.

ISM University of Management and Economics was originally established by BI Norwegian Business School, the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe, in 1999. ISM is one of the most dynamic and modern universities in Central and Eastern Europe. ISM continues the best traditions of management and economics studies by offering programmes ranging from Bachelor degree to Executive studies. ISM is ranked among TOP 200 Business Schools in Global Ranking (EDUNIVERSAL Global Ranking Since 2007). ISM University offers double degree programmes with BI Norwegian Business School, Inseec Business School (France), KEDGE Business School (France), Linnaeus University (Sweden), Illinois Institute of Technology (USA), TIAS School for Business and Society, and Tilburg University.