GEM Papers and Workshops – Invitation to Submit
ICSB’s 2020 World Congress in Paris invites GEM teams to submit GEM research papers and workshops though a dedicated track (called GEM) in the ICSB Submission System. The Track Chair for GEM will be Ms. Aileen Ionescu-Somers.
Aileen Ionescu-Somers, GEM Executive Director
As GEM’s Executive Director since February 2019, Aileen’s main objective is to ensure that GEM is increasingly perceived as the world-class reference for data-driven entrepreneurship knowledge and expertise worldwide. Aileen is a highly experienced academic researcher/teacher and an author of books, case studies, and journal/newspaper articles.
Before GEM, she spent three years as Associate Dean of Business School Lausanne, working on embedding entrepreneurship and sustainability in research, undergraduate, executive and doctoral programs. For 15 years, she was Director of a membership-driven research platform at IMD, a top-ranked business school based in Switzerland. There, she directed collaborative corporate sustainability research projects involving some 60 global companies and ran multi-stakeholder thought leadership events. Prior to IMD, Aileen spent 13 years in program management at WWF, heading program operations for Latin America and Africa and ultimately, globally