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Bruce Magid  

Former Dean of Brandeis International Business School & the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions

Since 2007, Bruce R. Magid has served as the dean of Brandeis International Business School (IBS). He holds the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions. He brings a broad background of experience in academic leadership, global business and public policy. He has particularly strong expertise in international trade and finance, having lived and worked in Venezuela and Brazil as well as conducted business throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

He was previously at San José State University as dean of the College of Business and founder of the Lucas Graduate School of Business. While at San José State he promoted a global focus at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and launched an experience-abroad program for the university’s honors students. Prior to that, he was the founding executive director of “MSUglobal,” Michigan State University’s online and global distance education business unit. He was also an adjunct professor in the department of finance at MSU’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

Before entering academia, Magid provided leadership as a managing director and senior vice president at Bank of America, where he served for 21 years. He served as a senior economist for Latin America, and in that position was extensively involved in Latin American sovereign debt restructuring in the 1980s. He also directed the bank’s international economic and policy research group, served as executive assistant to the CEO and chairman, and led the bank’s corporate and trade finance activities in Latin America.

Magid is also active in public policy. He worked as a senior advisor to the Minister of Planning of the Republic of Venezuela. He currently serves on the board of the New England-Israel Business Council. He was treasurer and member of the board of the Massachusetts International Trade Office, through which he has accompanied Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on trade missions to Israel, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Magid holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as well as a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Speech Topics

Business Leadership

International Business

Economy and Finance

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