Ali Dastmalchian

Dean of the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University; professor of Management and Organization Studies and International Business, SFU

Dr. Ali Dastmalchian is an international and award-winning teacher, facilitator and researcher. He serves as the dean and a professor of Management and Organization Studies and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Dastmalchian brings over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at Canadian Universities. He previously served as dean of the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria (2002- 2012) and in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge (1997-2002).

Dr. Dastmalchian is also the president and chair of the Global Leadership & Organizational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) Foundation – a world-renowned, large-scale international research project. GLOBE focuses on societal culture and leadership and is conducted by over 200 researchers from 62 countries. Dr. Dastmalchian has held faculty positions and visiting appointments and has management experience in locations around the world including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

With over 100 publications and over 15 major research grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Dr. Dastmalchian is an experienced researcher. His research and teaching interests span organizational design and change, organizational culture and climate, cross-nation leadership, international management and innovation. Dr. Dastmalchian obtained both his PhD and Master’s of Science from Cardiff Business School in Wales and his Bachelor’s from the National University of Iran.