Brandeis International Business School

The Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers Members and Chairs

Board Co-Chairs

Alan Hassenfeld
Mr. Alan Hassenfeld (co-chair)

Chairman of the Executive Committee

Alan is the Chairman of Hassenfeld Family Initiatives, a philanthropic organization whose goals are to globalize safety and human rights in children's products, empower women in developing countries, and undertake initiatives to improve the economy, education, and business opportunities in Rhode Island.

David Hodes
Mr. David R. Hodes (co-chair)

Founder and Managing Partner
Hodes Weill & Associates

David is a founder of Hodes Weill & Associates, an advisory, capital raising and principal investment business. The firm provides solutions for a rapidly changing real estate private fund industry. The company leverages its global network and knowledge of the real estate private equity and private funds market.

Board Members

The Board of Overseers is responsible for providing counsel and oversight to Brandeis International Business School (IBS) in various aspects of the school’s operations, including strategy, planning, and fundraising. Board members play a critical role in developing new concepts for the school’s innovative and globally focused business degree programs.

Mr. Leonard Asper ’86
President and CEO
Anthem Media Group

Mr. B. Reuben Auspitz ’69
Managing Member and Co-Founder

Dr. Orna Berry
Corporate Vice President, Growth and Innovation
EMC Centers of Excellence EMEA and the US

Mr. Steven Bunson ’82
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs & Co. 

Mr. Wilfred Chilangwa ’91, IBS MA’92
Lead Portfolio Manager
International Equity Group at Fidelity

Mr. Andrés Duarte Vivas
Managing Director
Duarte Vivas & Asosiados, C.A.

Mr. Paul Fruitt, P ’79
Vice President, Corporate Planning (retired)
The Gillette Company

Mr. Martin J. Gross, Esq. ’72
Sandalwood Securities

Mr. Charles B. Housen
Erving Industries

Mr. Gary N. Jacobs Esq. ’66
Accuity Delivery Systems LLC

Mr. Barry A. Kaplan ’77
Maple Tree Capital Management

Professor Robert S. Kaplan
Kaplan Consulting

Ms. Amy R. Kessler ’89, MA ’90
Senior Vice President
Pension Risk Management Solutions
Prudential Retirement

Mr. Brian S. Lash '78
Target Logistics

Mr. Noor Menai, P '17
President & CEO
Chinatrust Commercial Bank (CTBC)

Ms. Barbara Perlmutter
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs (retired)
Marsh and McLennan Companies

Mr. Omar Qandeel

Mr. Steven Schiffman ’80
Chief Financial Officer of Private Equity

Mr. Joel Schwartz
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Global New Business Development
EMC Corporation

Mr. Malcolm L. Sherman
Chairman of the Board
Gordon Brothers 

Ms. Roselyn Garber Toledano, MA ’74
President (Retired)
Garber Travel

Mr. Eric Weinstein ’76
Managing Director
Neuberger Investment Management

Ms. Lan Xue ’90, IBS MA’91
Trivest Advisors

Ms. Tania Zouikin
20-20 Investment Association

Mr. Ronald M. Ansin
Mr. Roger Berkowitz, P '07
Mr. Earle W. Kazis, '55
Mr. Adam Usdan
Mr. John Usdan