Graduate Management Admission Council Announces Movement on Board of Directors
Board Adds Private Sector Expertise in Emerging Markets
RESTON, Va. (May 21, 2019) – The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sanjiv Kapur to its board of directors. Mr. Kapur’s term began in October 2018 and will run through June 30, 2022. He brings extensive investment experience across global emerging markets and will serve on the Finance and Investment Committee.
“Over the past two decades, graduate management education has seen tremendous growth in emerging markets around the world,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “Sanjiv’s experience and insight in those regions and other markets will serve GMAC well in our focus to build data-driven tools that help schools and candidates around the world discover and evaluate each other.”
Mr. Kapur also serves as a Senior Advisor of EMPEA, the premier global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
“This is an exciting time to join the Board of Directors of GMAC,” said Kapur. “US business schools are rapidly building partnerships with quality foreign institutions and directly accessing new overseas markets both with a local presence and an outreach through technology. I am looking forward to contributing to GMAC’s mission drawing upon my global emerging markets’ knowledge and investment experience.”
In addition to Mr. Kapur’s appointment, Donna Rapaccioli and Jon Erickson were reelected to a second term that begins on July 1, 2019 and runs through June 30, 2023. Ms. Rapaccioli has served on the Audit and Risk and Finance and Investment Committees since joining GMAC’s board in 2014 and for the past three years has served as Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee. Mr. Erickson has served on the Audit and Risk and Compensation Committees since 2016 and has served as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, we are committed to creating solutions for business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate and connect with each other. We work on behalf of the schools and the graduate management education community, as well as guide candidates on their journey to higher education, to ensure that no talent goes undiscovered.
GMAC provides world-class research, professional development opportunities and assessments for the industry, designed to advance the art and science of admissions. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment, recognized by more than 7,000 programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India and 10 other countries, and the Executive Assessment (EA), specifically designed for executive programs around the world.
Our flagship portal for graduate management education resources and information, www.mba.com, receives 7 million visits a year and features the School Search matching tool and GMASS™ search service, matching candidates and business schools.
GMAC is a global organization with offices in Hong Kong, China; Gurugram, India; Singapore; London, United Kingdom; and the United States. To learn more about our work, please visit www.gmac.com.
Geoffrey Basye, Director of Media Relations, GMAC
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