Academic Fellows of CMC-Global are professors (also assistant/associate/adjunct professors) whose research and/or teaching of internal or external management consulting at a publicly accredited university is deemed by peer reviews to be of a particularly worthy level of excellence. The ICMCI Academic Fellow designation is intended to be a mark of distinction which recognises academic practitioners from around the world who have contributed to the study and teaching of management consultancy. It will be awarded by ICMCI to suitably qualified individuals based upon the recommendation of the local IMC.

This outreach initiative by CMC-Global and its country Institutes of Management Consulting is designed to build a closer link between Academia and the professional body, enhance exposure of the CMC designation to students, and to develop the intellectual capital of the global CMC community.

Benefits to the CMC community include:

  • The engagement of a valuable stakeholder group that will add new perspectives and insights within your management consulting community. There will be the expectation that the Academic Fellow will demonstrate tangible on-going involvement with the management consulting profession. 
  • Increased awareness and profile for your IMC at the Academic Fellow’s educational institution.
  • Increased membership through the potential development of management consulting streams within MBA or related Masters programs which could lead to award of the CMC credential upon suitable demonstration of knowledge and competence. 
  • Pragmatic contributions to debates within your IMC on academic matters, including annual conferences where Academic Fellows and other related academics can profile their research and teaching best practices.

Benefits to the Academic fellows include:

  • Academic and professional profile arising from the appointment along with international peer recognition.
  • Publication opportunities for their research via ICMCI channels.
  • Invitations to conferences and meetings with the opportunity to showcase their applied research and publications.
  • Support for appropriate research projects within the management consulting field, in terms of providing industry contacts and primary research respondents, along with endorsement of funding applications.
  • Support for major student projects through CMC client introductions or directly for CMC practitioners.
  • Once recognized, the ability to use the post nominal designation CMC-AF.

The Appointment Process:

  1. Identifying Suitable Candidates by IMC’s
    We expect that country IMC’s will consult with colleagues within their own IMC organization to scan the academic landscape for suitable candidates – please note that this is a preliminary step and that potential candidates should not be contacted at this stage.

    In providing IMC nomination, the following eligibility criteria will apply:

  • The candidate must hold a position at a recognised academic institution, specifically a publicly accredited university within your country.
  • The candidate must be engaged in research and/or teaching within the external or internal management consulting field.
  • The candidate can also be a practicing CMC who holds a part time teaching or research role at a recognized publicly accredited university within your country. Such a teaching appointment would be on an adjunct, instructor or associate faculty basis with such a position.  
  1. Submitting IMC Nomination(s)
    Once suitable candidates have been identified, please notify Reema Nasser with a copy to Simon Haslam CMC who is coordinating this process as the Chair of the AF Panel. You should submit the following information with your nomination:
  • The candidate name; their position, and their academic institution. 
  • Their academic track record, such as management consulting classes taught; published academic papers and/or books; conference presentations; management consulting engagements/retainers; related industry seminars. 
  • Sources of on-line information that is available about the candidate, such as their individual website or LinkedIn address or university profile/biography. Their email address is also a must. 
  • Your assessment of the candidate’s demonstrated involvement with the management consulting profession and how they might contribute through their Academic Fellowship.
  1. Selection Process
  • Nominations together with the supporting information will then be forwarded to the ICMCI Academic Fellowship Panel who will assess the suitability of the candidate for ICMCI Academic Fellow. The decision will usually be one of provisional approval, rejection, or possibly deferment if the candidate is considered to have insufficient experience at present.
  • If the candidate is provisionally approved, by the Academic Fellowship Panell and then the ICMCI Board, the nominating IMC will be notified. They should then contact the nominated candidate to ascertain their potential acceptance pending final approval by Board. A copy of the suggested communication to the candidate is detailed in Appendix 2.
  • The IMC should then inform the ICMCI Secretariat whether the candidate has accepted the award.
  • On being so informed, confirmation of the award is provided by the Academic Fellowship Panel (via Board) and advised to the IMC who, in turn, advises the successful candidate with a suitable certificate/letter and concurrent press release. The appointment term will last for the duration of the Academic Fellow’s involvement in management consulting academe.

Current Academic Fellows
The current Directory of CMC-AF is as follows:


IMC Academic Fellow University Position


Flemming Poulfelt

Copenhagen Business School

Professor of Management & Strategy and  Vice Dean


Virachai Vannukul CMC

Pepperdine University, California, USA

Lecturer - Presidential and Key Executive MBA Program


Gottfried Haber

Danube University Krems

Professor and Director  - Centre for Health Care Management


Alfred Janes CMC

Vienna University of Economics and Business



Kathy O’Reilly

 UCD Smurfit Business School

Program Director of the M.Sc. in Management Consultancy Programme


Tim Clark 

Durham Business School

Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Dean


Andrew Sturdy

University of Bristol

Head of Department of Management and Chair in Management


Daniel Muzio

University of York

Professor of Organisation and Leadership


Yvonne Burger

VU University Amsterdam

Part Time Professor


Fawwaz  Elkarmi CMC

Amman University

Associate Professor  Faculty of Engineering; Amman University


Greg Richards FCMC

University of Ottawa



Mike Thompson FCMC

Royal Roads University

Associate Professor


Ron Babin CMC

Ryerson University

Assistant Professor


Andreas Werr

Stockholm School of Economics



IMC Academic Fellow University Position

South Korea

Do Sung Na

Hansung Graduate School, Seoul, South Korea

Professor and Head R&D Centre 


Kyeong Seok Han

Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea

Professor, School of Management


Kang Yong Lee

Chung Ang University, Seoul, South Korea

Lecturer, SoongEui Woman’s University 


Joe O’Mahoney

Cardiff University, UK

Senior Lecturer


Ian Kirkpatrick

Leeds University Business School, UK

Professor and Director Social Sciences Institute


Alan J. Blackman CMC

Griffith University, Australia

Senior Lecturer

New Zealand

Stephen Cummings 

Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Professor of  Strategic Management


Manoochehr Najmi

Sharif University, Tehran, Iran

Associate Professor


Mahmood Ghorbani

Azad University, Bojnord, Iran

Associate Professor


IMC Academic Fellow University Position


Poh Wah Khong

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Associate Professor


Betty Punnett

University of the West Indies



Mero Lazlo

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

University Professor


Noszkay Erzsebet

University of Applied Sciences (BKF) / Szent István University 

Prof. Dr. habil, CSc. 


Steen Hildebrandt

Copenhagen Business School



Geraldine Lavin

Dublin City University (DCU), Maynooth University (MU), Institute of Banking (IofB)

Company Director and Adjunct Lecturer


Asylbek Kozhakmetov

Almaty Management University


South Africa

Angelo Kehayas

South African College of Applied Psychology, Cornerstone Institute, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Associated Faculty


Meral Toprak (Arik)

Istanbul Kültür University



IMC Academic Fellow University Position


Dr. Blaize Horner Reigh

Simon Fraser University

RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation


Gilles LeVasseur

University of Ottawa



Jae Il Kim

Dankook University

Associate Professor (Consultant)


Sinbong Kang

Korea PRINCE 2 PM Forum

Chairman of Korea PRINCE2 PM Forum


Hyun Sik Joo

Institute for Regional Program Evaluation



Cyril Kirwan

Dublin City University

Director, Cyril Kirwan & Associates Ltd


Will Dolan

College Dublin (UCD) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Consultant, Resources Global Professionals


Costin Octavian Sorici

Project Management Solutions

Managing Partner / Lecturer at "Ovidius" University of Constanta


Simon Haslam




Calvert Markham

Calvert Markham Management Consultant

Management Consultant


IMC Academic Fellow University Position


 Jianfeng Peng

Renmin University of China



Yadu Kul Bhushan

ICFAI Business School 

Professor,  Senior Advisor and Head

New Zealand

Daniel Vidal

University of Auckland

Director of Integral Consulting and Adjunct Associate Professor


Arkady Prigozhin

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy



Mikhail Ivanov

Senior Research Fellow

Ph.D., CMC


Kelvin Chan

Associate Instructor 

Director and Principal Consultant


David Norman

McColl School, Queens University and Pfeiffer University


Professor, CMC



IMC Academic Fellow University Position


 Stephen C Armstrong

University of Toronto



 Ashwell Elijah Thomas

University of the West Indies 



 Adrian Chew Kwang Ah 

Management Development Institute of Singapore 


Italy Mario Gibertoni  Business School Sole 24Ore & The Universita Cattolica del Saro Cuore Dr.
  Mirco Contri University of Ferrara, Engineering Department Contract Professor



IMC Academic Fellow University Position


 Alvin Oh Swee Beng

Nanyang Technological University



 Teo Cheng Swee

University of Canberra



 LIM Boon Chye 

Singapore Management University (SMU)


Italy Marco Arcuri Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” Eng.
Hong Kong Chiu-yum Wong Academy of Management Consultancy Ltd Dr.
  Samson Chi-wai Ma Hong Kong Management Association Dr.
  Gregg G Ka-lok Li  University of Hong Kong Adjunct Professor
Sweden Knut  Fahlén University of Gothenburg Dr.
USA Jerald Savin UCLAExtension, UCR and CSUN Professor
  John Bryan Grand Canyon University Dr.
  Emilio Eduardo  Giralt (Lin) Rice University Mr.
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