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Global Engagement Leadership Profile – Professor Brian Fynes

30 November 2017

Brian Fynes was appointed to the role of Vice-Principal (Internationalisation) in the College of Business in April 2017.

Brian has been a faculty member in UCD since 1990 and is Professor of Supply Chain Management. He served as Subject Area Head of Management from 2007 to 2016. He was President of the Global Manufacturing Research Group (GMRG) in 2013 and continues to serve on its Executive Board. He served on the Board of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) from 2008 to 2014 and co-chaired the 20th EurOMA Conference in Dublin in 2013.

In his role as VPI his ambition is threefold: firstly, to consolidate and build on the overseas operations of the College of Business in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka; secondly, to continue to explore new markets for inward overseas students into both the Quinn and Smurfit Schools; and thirdly, to continue to proactively contribute to College’s key international networks  - the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), the Global Alliance in Management education (CEMS) and the Partnership in International Management (PIM).

Brian spent two years at London Business as an EU Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. On his daily walk to work, he passed by Abbey Road and Baker Street (homes to the Beatles and Sherlock Holmes). On his walk home, he would often drop into Lord’s Cricket Ground to catch end of the day’s match. All great and memorable landmark London locations!