Professor Dominic Szambowski is the CEO and President at ICMS. Dominic is an international education management leader and has held senior management roles in educational institutions in Australia, Malaysia, Switzerland and the USA. He encourages a culture of continual improvement and recognition of scholarship through academic development, research and participation with industry.
His leadership roles have concentrated on developing career-focused educational programs with industry whilst building student enrolment growth. In his capacity as Vice Chancellor of BERJAYA University College of Hospitality in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dominic helped launch the new BERJAYA Business School (BBS) and built the profile of its professional development programs. Other previous leadership roles in Malaysia include President/CEO of INTI International College, Subang Jaya, Malaysia (IICS - 4,000 students) and Executive Dean, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism for the INTI Group (14,000 students over 1 university and 5 colleges). Both roles were under Laureate International Universities. At the Blue Mountains International Hospitality Management group, Dominic established systemised academic rigor and faculty professionalism measures, while boosting quality assurance practices at home and in Asia.
Dominic has also held student life and academic positions at State University of New York, the University Centre César Ritz, Brig, Switzerland, the Institute Hotelier César Ritz, Le Bouveret, Switzerland, and Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, New York, USA.
Dominic has close ties with the ICMS community and culture having worked for the college earlier in his career.
Ph.D. (Education), University of Sydney
Certificate of Advanced Study in Counselling, State University of New York
Master of Science in Education, State University of New York
Bachelor of Arts (Communications: Mass Media), State University of New York