Advisory Board


  • Advisory Board Chairman, Neil Sahota – IBM

  • Katie Bianchi – Capital Group
  • Mary Broude
  • Darwin Chen – Kingston Technology Company
  • Gilbert Davila – Davila Multicultural Insights
  • Jorge Daboub – SVP Business Development
  • Edwin Fuller – Laguna Strategic Advisors
  • Leon Gianneschi – Elgian Strategic, LLC
  • Sean Kelley – Toyota Motor Sales USA
  • Larry Kugelman
  • Mark Lam –
  • John Long – Highridge Partners, Inc.
  • Alex Lopez – Boeing
  • Lynda Lawrence – IdeaWorks Consulting
  • Paul Merage – MIG Capital | Suncore Products, LLC
  • James Reid – Sagitta Corporation
  • Russ Rosenzweig – Round Table Group
  • Yoshihiro Sano – Pacific Alliance Group
  • Nam K. Woo – Woosong University
  • Dean Yoost – Pacific LifeCorp


Center Directors


Academic Director



Professor Emeritus John L. Graham continues to serve The Paul Merage School of Business community as the Academic Director for the Center for Global Leadership. He is an expert in global marketing, international business negotiations, and business in Greater China and Japan.  He has co-authored several books (see and TogetherAgainBook for details). John has also published extensively in academic and management journals including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Marketing, Management Science, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Higher Education. Professor Graham has been interviewed by numerous local, national, and international broadcast media outlets, including “NBC Nightly News” and the BBC, and written several articles for the Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, and the New York Times. He has also been a consultant for executive groups for major corporations, associations and institutions. They include Toyota Motor Sales, AT&T, the United States Trade Representative, the United States Institute of Peace, and The National Institute of Health.




Executive Director



William Hernández Requejo joins the Center for Global Leadership team as Executive Director. He is a UCI alumnus and graduate of Georgetown University Law Center with his JD in international law. William has taught at UCI since 1981 and for the Paul Merage School of Business for over a decade with excellent reviews. He has also taught at Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, and was the founding director of the Asturias Business School in Spain. He is currently very much involved in developing our relationship with the University of Havana. Most recently, William was recognized as an international expert by the United Nations Development Program in the area of Foreign Investment Negotiations. In addition to his work at UCI, William has also led a locally based, international consulting firm specializing in the area of international business development and negotiation. His clients have included large multinational firms within the finance, energy, high technology, engineering and construction sectors, as well as local small and medium sized firms seeking to expand and develop international expertise. William has written two books with co-authors (see



UCI Partners



Academic Partners


Through the UCI Education Abroad Program our students are eligible for study abroad programs at universities in forty-five countries around the world. We also maintain relationships with a variety of other universities for our MBA and Executive Education programs including:


  • University of Havana (Havana, Cuba)
  • Aarhus University (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain)
  • Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
  • Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Corvinus BUES (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
  • HEC Paris (Paris, France)
  • ESSEC Business School (Paris, France and Singapore)
  • Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong, China)
  • Maastricht University (Maastricht, Netherlands)
  • National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, PUC (Santiago, Chile) 
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Vienna, Austria)
  • Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)
  • China Europe International Business School, CEIBS (Shanghai, China)
  • University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, Japan)


Community and Governmental Partners


United Nations Development Programme