Dr. Ángel Cabrera

Georgia Tech

Ángel Cabrera came to Georgia Tech in September 2019 from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, where he served as president for seven years. He is the second Georgia Tech alumnus in the Institute’s 134-year history to become its president and the first native of Spain to serve as president of an American university. 

Before becoming GMU’s president, Cabrera served as dean of IE Business School in Madrid and president of Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University). 

As a business educator, Cabrera has played a key role in advancing professional ethics, internationalization, and corporate social responsibility. As a senior advisor to the United Nations Global Compact, in 2007 he was the lead author of “Principles for Responsible Management Education,” now adopted by more than 700 schools around the world.

He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Georgia Tech, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. He also holds a telecommunications engineering degree (B.S. and M.S. in computer and electrical engineering) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. For the past decade, he has served as a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, including a stint as its chair.

Cabrera met his wife, Beth, while both were Georgia Tech graduate students. Beth Fraser Cabrera was a management professor at Carlos III University in Madrid and Arizona State University, and currently delivers leadership-development programs for business executives. Their son Alex, who recently received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Georgia Tech, is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University. Daughter Emilia is a rising junior at Harvard University.

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Dr. Ángel  Cabrera, President