Hon. Dr. Ivo Matser is a specialist in managing and leading organisational change and development of private higher education institutions. He continuously pursues his purpose to increase organisational brand value, bringing both the internal and external perspectives into the process. He executes his profession from three different roles: as senior executive manager, as board member and as consultant.
Ivo is an economist, a leadership specialist and certified Expert Marketing Professional. He started his career in sports business, managed real estate, publishing and professional services industries. Since 2001, he has been serving the positions of CEO/Dean in private higher education institutions as well as an assessor for international institutional accreditations of HEI in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and Estonia.
Since spring 2018, Ivo has been President of GISMA Business School. In addition to this, he is Chief Executive Officer of ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania), member of the board of the Academy of Management and Society (Brussels), vice chairman of the board for institutional accreditations of FIBAA (Germany), member of the board of trustees of European Business School (Switzerland/Spain) and member of the board of the Netherlands Institute of Marketing (Netherlands). He is a regular speaker at conferences and boardroom consultant in companies for implementing strategy into management development strategy and design. Ivo is also reviewer of publications in corporate governance for Emerald Publishers.