Safwan M. Masri is executive vice president for global centers and global development at Columbia University. In this role, he directs a number of Columbia's global initiatives and is responsible for the development of an expanding network of global centers, located in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tunis.

Masri also holds a senior research scholar appointment at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1988 and was appointed vice dean in 1993, a position he held for 13 years. He previously taught engineering at Stanford University, and was a visiting professor at INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires) in France.

Last Updated: November 22, 2017