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How Global Companies Can Address Talent Shortages By Partnering With Educators

In this audio interview from Global Business Professor, Ivana Gibson, vice president of corporate strategy and design at MSI Global Talent Solutions, answers questions on how partnerships exist and can help grow talent pipelines.


Global Business Professor’s latest audio interview, “How Global Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators,” features Ivana Gibson. Gibson is vice president of corporate strategy and design at MSI Global Talent Solutions.

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In the eight-minute audio interview, Gibson discusses the following questions:

  • How do business and education partnerships help companies create talent pipelines/grow their own talent?
  • How many of these partnerships exist?
  • In addition to providing companies with recent college grads, can these partnerships be used for retraining, upskilling, etc.?
  • How do these partnerships benefit individuals and communities?
  • What else can companies do to close the skills gap?
  • How can one learn more about this topic?

Gibson has more than 20 years of experience in the global talent consulting and HR space, including collaborative design thinking disciplines that help clients successfully execute their global strategies within the complex world of human capital today. At MSI, Gibson assists clients with strategic design, development and implementation of global talent and expansion programs that help them acquire, develop and mobilize their critical talent worldwide and compete and grow globally.


Her background includes senior HR roles at AECOM, AIRINC and Mercer. She also has held senior positions with EY, including global project manager (Americas), regional account manager and expatriate representative. Gibson also has spent considerable time outside of the U.S. This includes living in Switzerland while working with Mercer and taking a short term assignment in London while serving as project manager for a globalization and centralization project.

She holds a master’s degree in international relations and political economy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian language and literature, both from the University of Texas. She is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Russian and basic Spanish.