As the Director for International Programmes, Simon Pickard is responsible for overseeing ABIS' current and future projects, as well as coordinating funding, strategic alliances and events.
This incorporates direct oversight of ABIS' multi-million euro programmes on research, education and training, and by extension the building of ABIS' strategic international partnerships.
Simon joined ABIS as Deputy Director in March 2006, following the completion of his MBA at HEC School of Management in Paris.
Prior to attending business school, he worked for Oxbridge Academic Programs, a not-for-profit organization based in New York, USA, in management then an executive capacity.
Under its auspices, he was responsible for the creation and implementation of intensive summer schools and professional development seminars, all based at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge or in Paris.