Prof. Chalom Schirman

chalom schirmanChalom Schirman, Associate Professor, is the Head of Haifa University International MBA.

He has been Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Management of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris, from 1995 to 2010, International Dean of SIMBA (Shanghai International MBA), a joint venture between the ENPC-MBA and the School of Economics and Management of TongJi University in Shanghai (1999-2010) and Head of IEDP (Corporate Managerial Programs) at Tongji University until 2015. He has been teaching at the Technion MBA (2000-2006) and in Haifa U MBA Programs since 2007.

Chalom Schirman has been/is teaching International Business Negotiation and GeCoPolitics, the geopolitics of globalization in several MBA Programs in Paris, Shanghai, Haifa, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Delhi, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, etc. He was/is also in charge of the Shanghai Study Trip.

In parallel, Prof Schirman was an International Consultant in strategy, international partnerships, trade agreements and Negotiation as well as a Founding Partner & Associate of Négociateurs Associés - Paris, training and consulting firm in Negotiation Techniques and Management.

Prior to 1990, Chalom Schirman has been, for 17 years, a diplomat, first in charge of the Division of International Economic Intelligence, later as Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Israel, Paris and as the Israeli Representative at the Club de Paris, then as Deputy Director of the Division of Economic Relations and Coordinator of Training Programs in International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem and, finally, Consul General of Israel in Montreal (1986-1990).

Prof Schirman (born in Belgium) graduated in Economics and International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1967) and Harvard University (1969), was trained in 1986 at the Harvard Salzburg Seminar by Prof R. Fisher and H. Raiffa and later at the PON Trainers’ Program (Cambridge, MA), is an ENPC-MBA Alumnus (class of 91), was President of the ENPC-MBA Alumni Association (95-97) and a member of the Harvard Club of France management team.

He has co-authored a book titled Business Negotiations Strategy published (in Chinese) in Beijing (2005) and has written several articles and two case studies on Negotiation Techniques as well as a Monograph on The impact of the Arab boycott (Shiloach Institute of Tel Aviv University) and A Guidebook on International Economic Relations for diplomats (MFA, Jerusalem)




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International MBA program
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