Christy Traore is an entrepreneurial educationalist with a track record of successful institutional leadership of strategic portfolios in higher education. She joined GSM London in 2013 from BPP University College of Professional Studies, where she was Director of Post Graduate & Professional Programmes and then Director of Academic Collaborations & Partnerships. At BPP Christy was responsible for the successful implementation of the University College’s new collaboration policy and for the strategic growth of the postgraduate and professional programmes, both nationally and internationally. She oversaw the setting up of a new department to develop and drive commercial partnerships through the Law, Health, Business and English Language schools. She also oversaw the strategic development and delivery of 15 post-graduate programmes as well as creating the only Masters degree in the UK to also include membership of two professional bodies.
Christy has a BA (Hons) in European Business, Administration and Languages, and an MA in International Business from University of Central Lancashire, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She holds fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Direct Marketing and the Institute of Leadership and Management.
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