Steven DeKrey, one of the founders of the business school at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is to leave the school to take up the position of President of the Asian Institute of Management (Aim), in the Philippines.
Prof DeKrey joined HKUST 16 years ago, and as MBA director he was responsible for establishing the highly successful executive MBA programme with the Kellogg school at Northwestern University - the school from which he received his MBA and where he was later assistant dean. The Kellogg/HKUST EMBA programme has ranked number one in the Financial Times rankings for the past three years.
More recently, in his extended role as senior associate dean and director of masters programmes, Prof DeKrey took the school into the Cems network of pre-experience masters degrees.
Aim was established in Makati City on the outskirts of Manila in 1968 with the help of professors from Harvard Business School. In spite of its pedigree, and its success in training local managers, it is little-known outside the region. It runs MBA, EMBA and masters degrees as well as executive short programmes.