Irineu G. Gianesi

Dean of Academic Affairs, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

Irineu GianesiIrineu Gianesi is currently dean of academic affairs at Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He joined Insper in 1999 and was appointed dean of graduate programs in 2004. Under his leadership, the institution achieved accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. Prior to his role at Insper, Gianesi was a professor at the School of Engineering at the University of São Paulo.

He has served on and chaired many accreditation peer review teams and was recently appointed vice chair of AACSB’s Continuous Improvement Review Committee. Gianesi has been a longtime member of AACSB’s Latin America and Caribbean Advisory Council, chairing it from 2016 to 2021. He was also a member of AACSB’s Business Accreditation Task Force, which led the effort to design the 2020 business accreditation standards. 

Gianesi has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Cranfield University School of Management in the U.K. He also has a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Sao Paulo. He is co-author of four books in the areas of operations management and curriculum and course design.


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