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United Kingdom

Dr Syed K.I. Bakht

Director of Academic Affairs

Since 2015 he has been the Director of Academic Affairs at Paris Graduate School. His role is to advise, recommend and influence the senior managers and academic faculty on academic policy issues, both proactively for future developments and responsively on specific/current issues. 

Syed has been instrumental in developing global Higher Education for the past 30 years. He has taught and held teaching and academic roles in many well known global institutions. This has included Bradford University, Cumbria University, University of Wales Cardiff, The London School of Commerce, North South University, American International University. His teaching abilities and knowledge has been greatly enhanced over the past two decades. He regularly received “Excellent” Teaching evaluations from students, peers and management

 In 2005 Syed also set Up Progemini Consulting Group as it Founder Director Progemini is an Executive Training and Higher Education Specialists Consulting agency based in Manchester and London. Syed was also appointed as a UNDP Consultant between 1999 – 2001. 

He gained his BA (Hons) in Business & Management from Liverpool University. MBA at Bradford University Management Centre PhD from the American University and his area of specialism was in Cross Cultural Management and HRM. He is also a member of Institute for Learning (IFL) and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy HEA).

Professor Jason Powell

Executive Dean

Professor Jason Powell Ph.D, FCMI is a distinguished academic with an international reputation in higher education. Currently, he is Director of University Partnerships at SMS Higher Education Group. Globally, he is also Visiting Professor at The University of Chester in UK; Adjunct Professor at McMaster University in Canada; Distinguished Honorary Professor at Centre for Education, Social and Humanitarian Studies, MSU; Honorary Professor at Tasmania University; & Honorary Fellow in Ageing at The University of Liverpool. Professor Powell has 27 years’ experience of senior leadership in higher education. He is previously Provost of the Manchester Institute of Learning Excellence.

He is also formerly an Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean, 6x Associate Dean of Faculty, Director of Admissions, Executive Director of Knowledge Exchange, Associate Head of School and Head of Research at several leading Universities in the UK.

He is a 5x Full Professor at University of Staffordshire, University of Chester, Coventry University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Central Lancashire. Jason is the most cited academic in the world for research citations on age and French philosopher, Foucault. He has an H-Index score of 101 (world class) (Google Scholar). Jason is a specialist in quality partnerships, curriculum development, recruitment and research.


Evlyn Murphy

Registrar and Senior Administrative Officer

Her department delivers services for prospective and current students, staff and academic Schools, and other professional services in all parts of our Institution.

The Registry department seeks to provide high-quality professional and policy support across many aspects of campus life and our Higher Education business Se is also Secretary to the Council and a member of our Senior Executive Board that runs the School.  
Before joining IKI-Paris Graduate School, Evlyn was the Board Member and Registrar of the London School of Advanced Studies as well as the Non-Executive Chairperson of Progemini Consulting Group. She was also the Director of Murphy McCann Consulting Group.