2020 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Alireza Ahmadsimab, SUT graduate

SUT graduate in 2020 best 40 under 40 professors list
SUT graduate, 2020 Best 40 under 40 professors: Alireza Ahmadsimab of HEC Montreal is a Poets&Quants best 40 under 40 MBA professor

With more than 150 nominations this year, Alireza Ahmadsimab has clearly made a meaningful impression the people in his orbit: students, faculty, and administrators eager to sing his praises. The 38-year-old assistant professor at HEC Montreal was not only one of our most-nominated professors this year. His educational background is as follows: Ph.D., Business Administration, ESSEC Business School (2015); MBA, Sharif University of Technology (2007); B.E., Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (2004).

Dr. Alireza Ahmadsimab is currently researching and studying partnerships between firms and nonprofit organizations. His research has looked into how those sorts of partnerships can be stabilized — even with conflicting goals of shareholder profit for firms and public good for nonprofits — if a mutual dependence is established. Outside of the classroom, Ahmadsimab says he enjoys playing guitar, watching movies, salsa dancing, photography, and traveling. And now that he is teaching at HEC Montreal in Canada, he’s added skiing and ice skating to his list of hobbies.

Students described Ahmadsimab as “one of the best and brightest professors,” and “inviting and open,” and “a caring individual.” It is that care and desire to help his students achieve their goals inside and outside of the classroom that earned him the highest teaching score from our editorial staff of all professors to be included this year.

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