Smaranda Boros

Full Professor of Intercultural Management and Organisational Behaviour

If you want to change the world, Smaranda is here to guide, challenge and support you. 

Smaranda Boros has rich international experience both inside and outside academia. She combines teaching and research with executive coaching and social impact projects. 

Smaranda teaches international business at MBA level, diversity, equity and inclusion at Masters level – and cross-cultural management, diversity and inclusion and leadership development on our customised programmes

As a coach, she specialises in cross-cultural issues of working in international settings and works with minority groups. Smaranda has coached global executives in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia for almost two decades. She embraces innovative, experiential and challenging learning experiences – and seeks to develop authentic leaders who can make a difference.

Smaranda’s research focuses on issues of identity, diversity and emotion in the workplace and society. Her previous work has explored topics including group dynamics, diversity management issues and identity narratives as empowerment tools. She has several books to her name – and her research features in major journals and international press.

Who am I?

  • Full Professor at Vlerick Business School
  • Visiting Professor at FHR Lim A Po Institute for Social Studies, Suriname and Gent University, Belgium
  • Research Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Doctor in Psychology at Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Management at Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Certified individual and group coach and counsellor from CRR Global (US), City CBT Coaching College (UK), the Professional Development Institute (Netherlands), the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations (UK) and the Romanian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in collaboration with Albert Ellis Institute, New York (USA)

My expertise

  • Team dynamics
  • Conflict management
  • Diversification
  • Identity, empowerment and social change
  • Cultural management
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Professional development through individual and group coaching

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Smaranda Boros

Smaranda Boros

Professor of Intercultural Management and Organisational Behaviour