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Graduate Management Admission Council Names New Board Chair and Five New Board Members

Alfons Sauquet of ESADE Business School Will Become GMAC's New Board Chair

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- The Graduate Management Admission Council welcomed a new chair and five additions to its board of directors today at its annual business meeting in Baltimore.

Chairing the board will be Alfons Sauquet, dean of ESADE Business School. Arriving to the board are William Boulding, dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business; Tom Buiocchi, Silicon Valley executive and former CEO of Drobo, the data storage firm; Kenneth W. Freeman, dean and Allen Questrom Professor, Boston University's School of Management; Kate Klepper, associate dean of graduate business programs, Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business; and Donna Rapaccioli, dean of Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business.

"GMAC's board brings an incredible level of expertise and insight to the work that we do," said Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC president and CEO. "We are looking forward to the contributions of these new board members and to working closely with Alfons Sauquet, who knows GMAC very well, during his term as Chairman. I'm confident in the contribution they will make as GMAC implements new efforts to expand the student pipeline and deepen our commitment to being the leader in connecting the talent and aspirations of students with the education and career opportunities presented through management education."

"Serving on GMAC's board has always been a satisfying and worthwhile experience, as this organization has achieved so much," Sauquet said. "GMAC will continue to achieve great things and be of great value to schools and students alike. I am honored to have this chance to lead the board In supporting and helping guide that effort. I am excited about the new board and all that we can accomplish together with Sangeet and the executive team at GMAC."

Terms of board chairs are one year, and board member terms are four years. All director terms begin July 1, except for Buiocchi's, whose term began in March. A longer version of this press release with biographical information is available on the GMAC News Center.

About GMAC: The Graduate Management Admission Council (gmac.com) is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools and owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT exam), now celebrating its 60th year and used by more than 6,100 graduate business and management programs worldwide. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has regional offices in London, New Delhi and Hong Kong. The GMAT exam -- the only standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs worldwide -- is continuously available at approximately 600 test centers in 113 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at mba.com. For more information about GMAC and additional resources for media, please visit gmac.com/newscenter.

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