Beate Baldwin has been with Imperial College Business School since September 2014 and is Director of Open Programmes, Executive Degree Programmes and Marketing. She is a marketing and communications professional, having worked in global environments for over 16 years. Before joining Imperial College Business School, Beate was at Essec Business School (with campuses in Paris and Singapore) as Director of the EMBA programme, and ultimately headed Executive degree and non-degree programmes as well as international development. She started her career marketing cultural products at Vivendi Universal and Editis. Joining AFM’s communications department, Beate headed large projects and later joined the fundraising team to fight against muscular dystrophy through research and social projects supporting the families of those affected. Beate holds a Masters in Linguistics from the Sorbonne University and a Masters in Marketing & Communication cum laude from ESCP Europe.