Dr. Aponte-Moreno is the director of the MSc Management programme. He holds a BA in languages and business (Sorbonne University, Paris), an MBA (NSU, Louisiana), and a PhD in linguistics (CUNY, New York). He teaches leadership communication and research methods, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research focuses on the role of language in the leadership process, and on the use of theatre techniques in leadership development. Prior to working in academia, Dr Aponte-Moreno worked in international banking for eight years, specializing in corporate finance in emerging markets (Latin America). He is also a professional actor and playwright, having appeared in over thirty theatre plays and films. Dr Aponte-Moreno is originally from Caracas, Venezuela.