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Seven decades of relationship-building resulting in IU's longest-standing partnership

The council is composed of dozens of CEOs, vice presidents and business leaders from throughout the world.

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business Global Dean's Council was created out of a shared aspiration to enhance the school's international efforts with IU alumni and business leaders, and to funnel expertise and opportunities to Kelley students from a diverse group of leaders and cultural backgrounds.

The Kelley Global Dean’s Council is composed of 32 CEOs, vice presidents and business leaders, who represent all ranges of industry and are primarily located throughout Asia, ASEAN and other regions of the world.  It advises on institutional goals, school strategies, and curricula with an international lens. The council is also actively involved with long-term goal planning for the school.

"The Global Dean's Council not only provides inputs used in the Kelley School's programming and international curriculum but also helps to build international exposure for the school and university," said Idaeline 'Idie' Kesner, dean of the Kelley School of Business and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. "That exposure helps with recruiting and creating a pipeline of students from around the world while also offering employment opportunities for our students in the countries represented."

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[Words appear in upper-left corner: Indiana University presents]

[Video: Ian Lee, an IU alumnus and member of the Kelley Global Dean's Council, walks down a hallway in a conference center, toward the camera.]
 
Lee speaks in voiceover: As the regional CEO of the ADECCO Group, I am running the business in the whole Asia Pacific region.
 
[Video: Lee appears on camera, sitting in a chair in that hallway.]
 
[Words appear: Ian Lee; IU alumnus, Kelley Global Dean's Council member]
 
Lee speaks: Most of the business schools in the U.S., you learn the …
 
[Video: A photograph of a Kelley School of Business conference. Dean of the Kelley School of Business, Idie Kesner, is speaking at a podium. A large screen is above her with the Kelley School of Business logo displayed on it.]
 
Lee speaks in voiceover: … fundamentals of doing business, and I think IU Kelley School did a great job on that.
 
[Video: Closeup on Kelley School of Business Dean Idie Kesner speaking at the Alumni Conference and Reunion in Bangkok, Thailand. She is standing at a podium. The backdrop indicates the conference is in March 2019.]
 
Lee speaks in voiceover: But I think more importantly, the school really taught us to be humble, to have humility.
 
[Video: Lee appears on camera, back in the hallway.]
 
Lee speaks: It is actually an honor to be part of the Dean's Council. After graduating from school for so many years, …
 
[Video: A photograph is shown of Kelley School of Business Dean Idie Kesner speaking to a room filled with members of the Global Dean's Council sitting around tables, as at a lunch meeting.]
 
Lee speaks in voiceover: … it is one way of getting back into the school in a certain way. And this time, more importantly, with peers …
 
[Video: A photograph is shown of Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie speaking to the same room filled with members of the Kelley Global Dean's Council.]
 
Lee speaks in voiceover: … that have various experience in life and also in their career.
 
 
[Video: Lee appears on camera.]
 
Lee speaks: We have many different people from different parts of the world in the Global Dean's Councils. And this actually in part is because of …
 
[Video: Members of the Global Dean's Councils can be seen sitting at a long table, at a formal dinner.]
 
Lee speaks in voiceover: … IU reach right now, to beyond the U.S. and into every part of the world.
 
[Screen goes to black]
[IU trident appears]
[Words appear: Indiana University]
[Words appear: Fulfilling the promise]
[Words appear: iu.edu]
 
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Kelley Global Dean's Council meets in Bangkok, Thailand.View print quality image
The Kelley Global Dean's Council's 32 members represent all ranges of industry and are located throughout ASEAN and other regions of the world.
Bambang PanutomoView print quality image
Bambang Panutomo, founder and advisor of Batavia Prosperindo International, credits the Global Deans Council with helping build IU's reputation overseas.

A family affair

Bambang Panutomo, a 1984 graduate of Kelley is not only a proud alumnus, but also a proud father. His son Matthew is a student in the Kelley School of Business and president of the Indonesian Students Association at IU Bloomington.

Panutomo, as founder and advisor of Batavia Prosperindo International credits the Global Dean's Council with helping build IU's reputation overseas.

"The face to face engagement of the GDC keeps reminding people of IU's world class offerings," Panutomo said. "Looking ahead globally and understanding other countries is important. That's what this group does while trying to promote and develop those partnerships."

The Kelley Global Dean's Council will continue to foster the spirit of IU abroad.

"Those relationships and the passion for IU continue to fuel our growing environment of leadership and expertise for our students," Kesner said.