Prof. Simon Mercado
Executive Vice-President, ESCP Business School, France
Professor Simon Mercado is the Executive Vice President at ESCP Business School and serves simultaneously as Group Dean for Executive Education and Business Solutions. He leads the School's relations with the business community with charge of the School's corporate partnerships & activities across its six European locations. This includes responsibility for its EMBA, EPHD, EMS awards and custom solutions. Professor Mercado is also responsible for the School’s external engagement in and recognition by international HE networks including key international accreditors such as AACSB and EFMD. As the former Dean of ESCP London (2015-2021) and Deputy Dean of Nottingham Business School (2011-2015), Professor Mercado has worked in a senior capacity in both the UK and French HE systems in senior executive roles. His experience includes that in strategic planning, resource management, internationalization, business and corporate engagement. Professor Mercado is an active member of the EFMD, CABS and AACSB international education networks and is an experienced peer reviewer. He serves as an advisory board member/chair for accredited business schools in France, India, Italy and Finland. Since 2021, he has been Chair of the International Committee of CABS and an advisory board member for the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.