Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 15, 2011
Cabrera, 44, replaces Alan Merten, who has been the president for more than 15 years, becoming the sixth president of the university, located in Fairfax, Va. A native of Spain, Cabrera was a professor and dean at IE Business School in Madrid before coming to Thunderbird in 2004. Thunderbird is located in Glendale, Ariz.
Cabrera is an outspoken advocate for corporate social responsibility, and has been behind the push to establish management as a profession, on par with law and medicine. He worked with the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders to develop the Global Business Oath. The oath is a vow, similar to the MBA Oath at Harvard Business School, taken by business people to keep long-term societal interests in mind when managing their organizations.